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As La Speido this was our go to spot for pre Sixers games due to the convenience to the stadium and the great grilled octopus.
But as Bar Amis we took friends pre game and it was pretty disappointing. The restaurant was empty yet we had to ask for the window table as the hostess tried to seat us next to the wall. There were literally no other diners this early yet the waiter couldn’t be bothered to provide any information unless we pried it out of him. Our beer choice wasn’t available so instead of offering an alternative, he said he’d let us know when the bar came up with a new replacement keg. Time went by and the guys got their drinks and the waiter tried to get us to order dinner before suggesting a different beer for the women, we had to ask him.
Our food selections were ok, meatballs were good, our friend said they were really dense. I had a mushroom panini that was just creamy, could barely taste any mushrooms in it. My husband says the Sicilian tuna was pretty good. Service was marginal the whole time. It was mainly the poor service that was a turnoff. Oh and the grilled octopus is off the menu 😞 we’d probably still recommend this for a pre sports event but the new owners need to step up the game to keep up the reputation.
It was okay. Didn’t love the parmesan on the popcorn. Didn’t love the grilled cheese. My date said her burger was slippery. But everyone was very nice. So the food was meh, but the experience was nice. Probably wouldn’t go back.
Bar Amis is (sadly) terrible. This was our third attempt and unfortunately, it has gotten progressively worse each time. When it comes to the food, they completely missed the bar. The first visit was just after they opened so I chalked the poor food quality up to working out kinks. The second visit provided food that was worse than the first visit but the outdoor seating area is quite pleasant. Over time I've had the following:
-Brussel sprouts: ask for extra water - way too salty.
-Avocado toast: very small with very little avocado
-Nachos: Unconventional, not tasty, not worth it.
-Mussels: I wish I would have read other reviews referencing the mussels before ordering. The bread was so salty it was uneatable. But it didn't really matter because the broth was bad too.
-Rigatoni bolognese: Decent flavor, pasta overcooked mush
-Lemon chicken: small, overpriced and dry.
They maintain the same cocktails, beer, and wine list.
I would NOT recommend Bar Amis. It really is a bummer because their location is great, the vibe is nice and their outdoor area is great too. But overall, their food is really bad and overpriced, and the service is mediocare.
We dropped our kids off at a sixers game and were looking fora spot to eat and get a drink. I have enjoyed the other Vetri restaurants so I figured this place would be good. Atmosphere was nice and I’m sure in the spring summer early fall the outside would be great. My disappointment came from the food. We ordered a fig ricotta cheese dish and a melted Parmesan cheese dish. The fig dish was good but had a strange smell, we ate it anyway. Lol. The Parmesan was a very small amount of melted cheese in a ramekin with Cecii that were hard dry and undercooked.
I ordered the bucatini that was so strange. I thought it would be reminiscent of a pesto since that’s how they described it but it had peanut butter in it and was just plain weird. Half Chinese ? And the pasta was totally undercooked. They missed al dente by 2 minutes, my husband got the grilled octopus which was very tender however they paired it with crushed kalamata olives which over powered and ruined the flavor of the octopus. Too bad. I wanted to like it. And I know they are no longer affiliated with Vetri but since there is a connection they need to get it right or more people will be disappointed.
The restaurant was so cold people had their coats on. We asked that they turn the heat up but they made no effort to accommodate. This reattach
Great find! Friendly & attentive service. Server was knowledgeable of gluten free options. Food was delicious. Will certainly return again and again.
Can’t believe this is part of the Vetri Fanily
Our server was great food was not
Mussels were solid but bread for dipping was inedible
And that is part of eating mussels...dipping the bread in the broth
The meatball hoagie...only 2 of 4 meatballs had any sauce...two were dry and again bread was burnt and not in a good way.
Won’t be going back
Absolutely loved Bar Amis! Food, service, ambiance, all rolled up into a perfect package. Will definitely be returning on our next trip into Philly.
The food has gotten worse with the new ownership.
This was our 4th time at Bar Amis, we absolutely love it. I would highly recommend it to anyone. It is perfect for pre/post sports events. Food is unique and excellent, service was also excellent.
My Octpus was awesome, my friens pork chop was just ok. They have a great mule made with homemade ginger ale.
The octupus was fabulous as were the muscles in a diablo sauce
Made a reservation for a special occasion about 3 weeks prior for 12:30. When we arrived (10 min late - I tried to call but was put and left on hold) we had to wait for them to set up a table. So much for making a reservation so that they are ready for us! We were 5 and they squeezed us at a table for 4 with one person hanging in the aisle. There were numerous other tables to seat us where we would be at three tables instead of two and fit more comfortably. We asked them to move us, they did. We ordered an appetizer and lunch. Lunch came out first. I told them to forget the app since our lunch was already out. She brings it anyway and I told her we didn't want it. She says, no, have it. My sister-in-law was the last one to finish and the waitress cleared the table reaching over her while she ate with no apology at all. Lingering there for a few minutes cleaning up. Very unprofessional. Check comes and they were charging us for the app. I told her they need to take it off as it came late. She talks with her manager, comes over and slaps the bill back down and says it's on me. Terrible attitude. Will never return here again. Service is a very big part of a good dining experience. This was not one!
Food was mediocre at best. Wife and her friend had a salad that was way to salty. Wife ended up with heartburn and bad stomach. Name changed but food is still fair at best
Bartender is the best! Never disappointed but I miss the old Caesar salad!
I was disappointed. While our maître d' was friendly, the service was very spotty -- slow to show up for taking drink and then food orders, bringing a cheeseburger without the requested add-ons (and then taking the served dish back to the kitchen to add them causing the burger ultimately to be cooler than normal when it re-arrived), disappearing when it was time for our check. Our small plates were quite good (roasted beets with yogurt, fresh ricotta with fig jam toasts) but the sandwiches (meatball, cheeseburger with avocado and bacon) were merely adequate and the dessert -- described as chocolate rice pudding with fig -- was rather odd, having very little rice and more like a thin chocolate mousse with peanuts and fig. In addition, when we asked for our cheeseburger to be served medium rare, we were told that, while the waiter could ask, it might not be possible since they normally served them medium-well. (It arrived medium-well.) Just all-around not up to the standards that I had expected.
A great find that is minutes from the stadiums - excellent alternative to the sports bars at Xfinity Live with a menu that is interesting and delicious, lots of great options, and the cocktails were fantastic!
Bar Amis- is Bar a Miss. Food was terrible. Popcorn was the only edible dish that we had..Sals meatball sandwich was terrible. No flavor- roll was the best part. Cauliflower au gratin was cold and tasted like glue. Service was great. Sad that this place is so close to Wells Fargo Center and has such bad food
We love Bar Amis! We have been there several times. The brussel sprouts and wings are the best. Atmosphere is fun! Service has always been great. We would definitely recommend to anyone when in the area. Great location for a pre or post game meal since it is so close to the stadium areas.
Great place perfect for pre games at wells
Much better since the revamp! Great apps/small plates - went there pre-concert n perfect for drinks n snacks!
Good food, great service, cool place , great place to watch the game.
Went before the sixers home opener and they seemed overwhelmed by the crowd. We sat in the bar. One bartender behind the bar and one out serving and making drinks and getting food. Food came out cold and under cooked. Not a good experience considering it’s a Vetri restaurant.
Great food in a casual atmosphere in the Navy Yard. It’s a great food option before a game as Its right by the stadiums.
This is a decent restaurant, but it's probably the 'outlet' version of Amis Trattoria. The best thing going for Bar Amis is that it's located at The Navy Yard section of Philly, so there's available (and free) parking. It's probably a good place to eat if you're attending a sporting event as you're basically a stone's throw from the sports complexes in south Philly. Don't go to Bar Amis if you are expecting ambiance, there is NONE. I've eaten in dinners with more atmosphere. My generously portioned steak was cooked to order but had plenty of gristle. My friends' meals were claimed to be good.
Great food and service
Sat on the patio overlooking the water... lovely!
Great spot before a Sixers or Flyers game!!! Great service and some unique apps!
Chicken sandwich. Bun was not toasted so tasted stale. Chicken over cooked
Atmosphere, service and floor was great!!! Outdoor area was very enjoyable .
I enjoyed my dinner at Bar Amis. The only issue is that they need to expand their dinner menu.
Excellent food, drink and atmosphere. So easy to get to.
Outside location was excellent with view of ships. Always felt need for speed by server. Food was brought out quickly, good, but obviously was ready and waiting hot to start. for some things like meatballs ok, for others like pork chop very bad. Nothing we got was great. but would probably go back for ambiance, just careful with choices.
Service was lacking. Took an hour and a half to get our entrees.
Disappointed in Bar Amis. The food was mediocre. The entire experience was sub par compared to other Vetri restaurants. From the food cold, not well cooked-chicken was raw, food being topped with blue cheese with ingredient not being listed on menu, to the overly smoothering server. Stick to the regular Amis on Pine Street!
I selected this establishment due to its convenient location to our new office facility. I was entertaining an out of town guest for a business dinner. The environment was a bit more casual than I had anticipated for this occasion. Its a nice place for a casual meal or a drink with friends. Dining outside was a little challenging due to the overhead noise from the planes
if you work at the Navy Yard it is a good place to congregate after work for a few drinks.
Great place to eat before the concert we saw that night. Walked to the Wellsfargo center. Great food.
Really nice food, with great small plates @ happy hours prices. PLUS, it is within easy walking distance of Wells Fargo Center, so it's the perfect drinks/dining spot before concerts & sporting events.