Bar Amis

4.2
417 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
  • Good for a Date
Guests will recognize the spirit of Italian home cooking that has come to define the Amis brand, presented in a more casual format at the Navy Yard. Offerings will include rustic and seasonally-driven small plates and salads, elevated sandwiches and robust dishes, with a focus on simplicity. The restaurant’s beverage program will feature expertly-blended and specialty cocktails like frosé, and diverse beer and wine offerings, plus a homemade non-alcoholic selections.

Its relaxed yet vibrant setting make Bar Amis the ideal spot to enjoy a few light bites and beverages or sit down to a flavorful full meal
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Italian, Contemporary Italian
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Hours of operation
Monday - Thursday: 11:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Sunday: CLOSED
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Phone number
(215) 282-3184
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Jared Frazer
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Broad and Crescent Dr
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Parking details
Free Secure Parking
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Public transit
Septa Broad Street Line
Septa Bus Route 4
Navy Yard Shuttle
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Special events & promotions
Its relaxed yet vibrant setting make Bar Amis the ideal spot to enjoy a few light bites and beverages or sit down to a flavorful full meal. The space itself can accommodate both large and small parties in a variety of configurations, and also features an outdoor patio ideal for warm-weather gatherings.

Our family style approach allows interaction through sharing and ensures that your event receives the best possible service. We also offer a selection of tailored menu options for seated dinners, private events, cocktail receptions, bridal showers, rehearsal dinners, graduations, and more. Our culinary team works with each group individually to fit the mood and style of the event, and we are happy to accommodate any dietary restrictions.

Contact events@amistrattoria.com for inquiries!
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Cocktails, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Bar Amis — the Vetri Family's newest installment at the Navy Yard — offers private dining to accommodate groups both small and large.

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Sat 5:00PM - 6:30PM

Reviews from verified diners
417 reviews
4.2 out of 5 Stars
Outstanding
46%
Very Good
34%
Good
14%
Fair
4%
Poor
2%
4.0
food
4.0
service
4.1
ambience
3.8
value
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91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined 6 days ago

Food is constantly very good and the staff is always willing to assist

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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on July 7, 2018

We ate outside under the awning and it was lovely!

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RM
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on June 30, 2018

We are at the bar the bar tender was excellent and very informative the food was cooked to order. The calamari was excellent. We had the pasta dish and the steak dish with which we sheared both were great. Took over back to the double tree hotel. All was good

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EC
3.0
Dined on June 29, 2018

Service was attentive and friendly. The cauliflower appetizer was delicious. Polenta was rather bland, and my chicken Parmesan was tough and stringy. May or may not return.

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R
Atlanta
5.0
Dined on June 25, 2018

Great restaurant, food, and service. Nice patio dining also available on good weather days. I would definitely come again.

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LG
Philadelphia
2.0
Dined on June 16, 2018

Very disappointed with our meal. The menu was nothing like the one posted on OpenTable. There were literally four entrees. No specials. Food was just ok. Would not go back.

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Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on June 13, 2018

Great nachos, wings, and boucatini. Confused with the service aspect because there were multiple waitstaff attending to our table and we didn’t know who to order something from...I guess all of them?

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New York Area
4.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

Great location/views. Professional wait staff. Cool decor and outdoor seating. The cocktails however fell flat.. for summer they were not creative or refreshing! More seafood options would be nice to add to the menu. Desert menu also needs a bit more variety. The price point though was well appointed.

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OT
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on June 9, 2018

The food and service was good, however, the dining area is awful. Black tables and that’s it. Extremely unattractive

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MB
5.0
Dined on May 31, 2018

Bar Amis has it all -- great service, innovative and delicious food, comfortable atmosphere.

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 25, 2018

Great food, great location! Would definitely go again!

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LM
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on May 21, 2018

Service was very slow and then our meals were a little reversed. Mine had dressing and my friend's was on the side, the opposite of what we requested. Couldn't find waiter for refills on our drinks. But food was very good and spot is convenient for our business. Perhaps it was just due to the outdoor seating that just recently started again. Will continue to dine there.

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Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on May 12, 2018

Really a great place to have dinner, which was fantastic.

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Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on May 5, 2018

We chose this location b/c it was close to our hotel. The reviews looked great.. but they did not mention anything about the fact that the portions are exceptionally small for the price. One piece of chicken pam was $19... no side of pasta. The pasta was $10 additional. The server and manager were understanding of our shock and helped the situation by removing the cost of the pasta, but seriously?! The menu looks incredible and yet the quesadillas looked more like mini crepes and the cost of bbq popcorn was a bit inflated. This is not an easy place to get to, but I probably would have returned if it wasn't for the cost. It's not worth going out of your way to eat there. It's a shame b/c everyone was nice about it, but I am not paying $50 for chicken parm and one drink.

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OT
5.0
Dined on May 1, 2018

We love Bar Amis. I would like to see them either adjust the menu or expand the menu to offer possibly more sandwich options and/or entrees

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OT
Philadelphia
2.0
Dined on April 30, 2018

Mark Vetri gone and So is the great food. Shame

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BC
4.0
Dined on April 28, 2018

Been here several times , we always enjoy it . Food , Service and atmosphere are great !

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CB
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on April 27, 2018

Food was fine - nothing special. Decor was uninspiring. Service was very good.

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T
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on April 22, 2018

Huge salads, fresh salmon and a hearty meatball sandwich- great well prepared meal. The service was on point, our server was time efficient & pleasant. The atmosphere is loud. There were only a few tables full when we went in, but the echo was a bit much. Limited food selection, but what we had was really good. I’d definitely return.

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b
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on April 19, 2018

While today was too cold for outdoor seating, I've enjoyed eating outside on previous visits. Food was very good.....ricotta & fig bruschetta & cauliflower appetizers were great. Everyone enjoyed their entrée's & the freshly made rosemary chips.

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New England
3.0
Dined on April 17, 2018

Not really an Italian restaurant as billed. Food was fine but a bit overpriced once you added the add Ons; salmon in a beet and arugula salad cost $22!

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RC
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on April 14, 2018

My husband was pretty ill after he had the steak! His friend also couldn’t eat the steak! Bad cut of meat and very fatty!
We had never been there as was excited to go, but ultimately very disappointed!

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V
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on April 14, 2018

Good food and drink. Convenient for quick meals before 76ers games.

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Philadelphia
1.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

The restaurant was ill prepared for a concert crowd which seems ridiculous given its location. Food was terrible... my friend’s panini was cold and my salmon was raw. The service was even worse. The host took care of us as well as he could, but the server only checked on us once. No silverware with our app, just reallllly really slow terrible experience. The irritating part was that even before we ordered, we said we had a show to get to ....Since it seemed that several people were complaining about food taking forever and coming out wrong, I asked the host if we should go somewhere else and he assured us they were all caught up and everything would be fine.

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MC
Baltimore
3.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

The food was amazing but super slow. Had to rush eating the main course to make it to the show on time. Thanks

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MB
2.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

We went for an early dinner and sat outside. Service was poor, long wait for waiter. The waiter lost our order so it needed to be re entered. Long wait for drinks and then I very long wait to get the check. Waiter seemed overwhelmed and when I asked the manager to chase down our bill it still took 15 mins to get the bill paid. Overall the food was good but not good enough to overcome the poor service. I would likely not come back based on the service.

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BH
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on April 13, 2018

I took my 6yr old daughter for a quick dinner before a concert at Wells Fargo Center.

It was busy/noisy outside on the patio for happy hour, but upstairs dining was perfect for a quieter dinner.

The waitstaff was all very friendly and accommodating. The food was fresh and delicious.

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B
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on April 6, 2018

Although this restaurant is off the beaten path it is worth the little extra effort. It is in an historic building that has been done over in an industrial look which matches the buildings age. Food was very good. The bruschetta with ricotta and fig was outstanding and the homemade pasta dish was excellent. The added chicken was just okay. My wife had salmon and vegetables that was very very good.

Service was excellent and we came back after a Sixers game for a drink at the bar which was very nice. We would definitely go again especially if we had Sixers tickets since the stadium is a short walk from their free parking.

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B
Birmingham
4.0
Dined on March 28, 2018

We were in from out of town and had a nice meal after walking through the Navy Yard.

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OT
Philadelphia
5.0
Dined on March 27, 2018

Great service, delicious food!

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m
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on March 25, 2018

We had a table reservation and decided to eat at the bar. The bar tender was very knowledgeable about both wines and beers and also the menu. Everything we had, that he recommended was excellent. Would definitely go back. Much better menu than the previous one. More options.

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JL
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

The brussel sprouts with lemon are very well prepared!

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L
Philadelphia
4.0
Dined on March 24, 2018

Went before a sixers game for convenience. The Brussels sprouts were good as was the tuna sandwich. The Caesar was very salty and the kale salad with quinoa they forgot the quinoaN

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M
Philadelphia
3.0
Dined on March 19, 2018

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.

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Orlando
3.0
Dined on March 3, 2018

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.

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Philadelphia
2.0
Dined on February 14, 2018

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.
-Calamari: Greasy
-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.

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Las Vegas
2.0
Dined on February 9, 2018

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.

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Philadelphia
1.0
Dined on January 31, 2018

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

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RB
Atlantic City
5.0
Dined on January 22, 2018

Great find! Friendly & attentive service. Server was knowledgeable of gluten free options. Food was delicious. Will certainly return again and again.

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Philadelphia
2.0
Dined on January 20, 2018

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

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