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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College

4.6
4.6
556 Reviews
$30 and under
French
His world-famous restaurant, Le Bec-Fin, was one of the most renowned restaurants for over 40 years. Now, Georges Perrier is the inspiration behind Bistro Perrier, a classic French bistro at Walnut Hill College. Set inside a charming European courtyard, Bistro Perrier showcases traditional French fare and tableside service, led by Executive Chef Todd Braley.

From November 30th thru December 22nd we will be serving our Parisian Holiday Buffet in all of our restaurants. Charcuterie, Soups, Salads, Carving & Pasta Stations, and French Inspired Entrees & Desserts for $65 per person.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Bistro

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (267) 295-2302

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Todd Braley

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. Choose from five distinct spaces for your next event!

  • Private party contact

    Kenneth Zask: (877) 827-2821

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Cross street

    42nd Street

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary, gated parking on site.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 556 people are saying

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4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    French

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  1. j

    jim41

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super service was only exceeded by the super food My wife is gluten free by allergy. The chief made her some appetizers using cucumbers instead of bread. The servers were extremely helpful to make sure that she no gluten.
  2. BK

    BKmom

    Philadelphia

    248 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    248 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    We enjoy eating here. The food is usually very good and the ambience is outstanding. Our waiter was brand new and needed help but he did fine. They were out of an item on a somewhat limited menu. It’s definitely worth a visit!
  3. JC

    JoyC

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved being part of the learning experience for the students there!
  4. AL

    AnthonyL

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The atmosphere is good for a teaching institution. The quality of service is appropriate and the food is of a higher quality. When all facets of an evenings service come together, then the staff/students will be ready for the real world. Please keep in mind, they are learning.
  5. HG

    HeidiG

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    We had a great time. It was so good to finally come back here. This venue is so lovely. We all enjoyed the wine tasting very much. The food was great and the service excellent. We will be back for another fun evening.
  6. PB

    PeterB

    Philadelphia

    27 reviews

    4.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on October 22, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We had a very nice traditional French dinner at this restaurant that is part of The Restaurant School of Walnut Hill College. We enjoyed meeting the students and look forward to returning again.
  7. GF

    GreatFood

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    An outstanding evening. The food varies each time but is consistently excellent and the price is very reasonable.
  8. JH

    JamesH

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 18, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Good food, not as hot as it should have been. Service a little slow, but at the end suddenly they wanted to clear our table while we were trying to focus on our discussion.
  9. WC

    WilliamC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was our second time in about a dozen years visiting Philadelphia and we love eating in culinary school restaurants. This was excellent yet again...the room is beautiful, the service charming, the menu and food excellent and the prices so reasonable. As academics, we love to support institutions of higher learning and students in learning experiences. And their teacher is a charming instructor who clearly loves his job and his students and it show.
  10. H

    Hgoodgame1

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was an amazing experience. The good was heavily and the service was excellent. I definitely recommend going here! I will be going back to try the other four restaurants and returning to this location.
  11. HC

    HannahC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    So good! Perfect date night spot, highly recommend:)
  12. TR

    TheaR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everyone was so kind and friendly, and the food was great- I highly recommend it! Great dining experience for an affordable price.
  13. GB

    GregB

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 4, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience2
    I started off with the muscles and Fries and the muscles were over cooked and the fries were ice cold. I then got the duck confit for my main and the duck was also crispy on the outside and dry. Not something normally you get with a duck confit. The roasted brussels sprouts were excellent. When we looked at the website it seemed like they were a lot more entrees then there were on the menu when we got there. I would’ve liked a larger selection.
  14. JS

    JohnS

    Washington DC

    37 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    As a regular patron of Le Bec-Fin and George Perrier’s other fine restaurants, I had high hope for this restaurant, even if it is affiliated with a cooking school. I was not disappointed. The setting is pleasant and comfortable. Service was friendly and attentive. Most importantly the food was quite good. Not Le Bec- Fin quality, but pretty close to that of the old Brasserie Perrier on Walnut Street. We will make a point of returning to dine there again the next time we are in Philadelphia.
  15. AJ

    AlisonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely spot in the middle of town. will definitely return for a special night
  16. SC

    SusanC

    New England

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very attentive service, quiet relaxing atmosphere and the food was very good.
  17. m

    marc

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Pleasant environment, Good atmosphere. Low noise Good value
  18. JL

    JLii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    The steak is too salty. But I always love the ambience.
  19. m

    madisenm

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I was very impressed with the overall experience. The mansion is beautiful and the service was excellent. The main course was good and the desert was exceptional.
  20. SH

    SharonH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent place with very classy ambience. Feels like a five-star French meal for reasonable prices. The staff is all students, so know that they are doing their best!
  21. DL

    DenzelleL

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a wonderful experience for myself and for the students as well I'm sure. They did a wonderful job cooking the food. I ordered a dish that I didn't care for the sauce (personal preference) I asked for it to be exchanged for a different meal and it was amazing! I also tried my partner's dish and it was also excellent! the ambiance was lovely breathtaking, it was like I was sitting in a restaurant in France.
  22. N

    Nikki

    Baltimore

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Bistro Perrier is one of the Walnut Hill College's Food Management and Chief public venues. A place to practice and perfect food preparation and service. We were not at all familiar with the school and were pointed toward it by a B&B restaurant sheet. It was a delightful evening. The restaurant is tucked inside of one of the school's buildings. They had magically created a courtyard restaurant in a French village. The Service was great and the staff worked well as a team. The food was reasonably priced and of good quality. The mussels were some of the best we have ever had. Overall there were things to improve, such as, smoothing out some details and mainly relying on too much salt rather than developing the favors. It was a fun experience and I would go back again.
  23. SW

    SWCheung

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    I enjoyed wonderful dining at The Restaurant School 35 years ago. I visited its successor in West Philly last night. Bistro Perrier exuded warm ambience, served tasty foods, and greeted my party with exemplary hospitality. I highly recommend sampling culinary education magic at Walnut Hill College.
  24. A

    Anonymous

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    The food was not horrible, but definitely not worth the price in terms of both quality and portion size.
  25. p

    paigep

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Third time there and it's quickly becoming my favorite restaurant. The food is always excellent the space is quirky and cool. The servers who are culinary students are inexperienced and unpolished but so sweet and eager to make your dining experience great. I prefer them to the shmoozy sometimes snarky servers you see in other high end restaurants.
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Very good. Obviously new student server who needed some direction but he was pleasant Everything was good
  27. A

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Perfect!!!! Everything was perfect!!! They offered Free parking. The food was excellent. The service was outstanding. The French scenery. Sounds of the water fountain along with light French music with a choice of a great wine selection was just perfect!!!
  28. CO

    ChrisO

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Memorable, delectable desserts, delicious meals, and an absolutely gorgeous setting!
  29. JO

    JakeO

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Charming atmosphere. It felt like you were dining at one of Epcot’s World Showcase restaurants without the crowds.
  30. JL

    JudeL

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Bistro never disappoints. My husband and I went last Friday as I wanted the Mushroom Bolognese one more time before the seasonal menu changes to different delights. It was delicious as I expected. As was the poached shrimp with strawberries for an appetizer and banana neapolitan for dessert. I would encourage you to try this lovely venue. My husband and I always enjoy the bistro when we go.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Birthday, was great, gave us a nIce dessert w happy bday written out, good service
  32. GM

    GerondaM

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our experience was phenomenal. The ambiance was refreshing and although indoors, it felt like we were in an outdoor courtyard. The food was impressive. I highly recommend.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my sons first year of college
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, ambience and food!
  35. BJ

    BJannett

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The is my husband and my fourth time here and we have never had a bad meal. The students are very attentive and they constantly check in to make sure the food is to our liking, our water glass was never empty and our drinks were to our liking. Definitely recommend if you are in the mood for good food at an affordable price.
  36. AM

    AnnieM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The atmosphere was charming, the service was outstanding snd the food was excellent. The presentation of the desserts was really great.
  37. JG

    JoeG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The most relaxing, and enjoyable time my wife and I had in a long time! Service and food was exceptional! Look forward to our next enjoyable night! Thanks to all! Joe G
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and atmosphere was great. And the servers were wonderful.
  39. AG

    AndreiG

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Good ambiance, very good effort with some funny awkwardness from the student servers.
  40. BG

    BetsyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food had a lot of flavor. The hostess and waitress we very knowledgeable. Enjoyed our meal very much

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking

FAQs

Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College is rated 4.6 stars by 556 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 4 times today
Google Map for Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College

4207 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104

Additional information

  • Cross street

    42nd Street

  • Neighborhood

    University City

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Sat 5:30 pm–10:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    French, Contemporary French, Bistro

  • Dining style

    Elegant Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    We offer complimentary, gated parking on site.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Todd Braley

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (267) 295-2302

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion. Choose from five distinct spaces for your next event!

  • Private party contact

    Kenneth Zask: (877) 827-2821

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