Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College

4.2
423 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
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Announcing Bistro Perrier, a classic French bistro inspired by Chef Georges Perrier.

Bistro Perrier opens on Wednesday, September 7 and will operate from 5:30 pm until 10 pm Tuesday through Saturday.

Walnut Hill College distinguishes itself from other hospitality schools with its open-to-the-public restaurants.

In each of our restaurants, ambiance and cuisine collide to create a one-of-a-kind dining experience that guests won’t soon forget. From our classic Bistro Perrier to our modern Great Chefs room, guests can explore diverse menus and receive exceptional food and service—all provided by our students. Our resident sommelier has also carefully curated a wine list that has won The Wine Spectator Award of Excellence every year for over a decade. We look forward to treating you to a memorable night of fine dining.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
French, Contemporary French, Bistro
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Hours of operation
Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phone number
(267) 295-2302
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Todd Braley
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Private party facilities
Thank you for considering The Restaurants at Walnut Hill College for your special event. Our themed dining rooms provide the perfect venue for banquets, dinner meetings, and business or social affairs. We offer individual menus in many different and creative formats as well as any service that you may require to make your next event truly special! For more information, please see our Banquet Menu and Policies.
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Private party contact
Banquets: (267) 295-2333
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
42nd Street
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Parking details
We offer complimentary, gated parking adjacent to our restaurants.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 423 People Are Saying
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DS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Our party of four all thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and cocktails. The room was beautiful and the food is excellent. While the customer must remember the staff are students and this is a learning experience, errors were minimal, and otherwise, the staff was extremely pleasant and did a wonderful job! Would highly recommend.

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NF
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

A learning/teaching experience for the staff. Food is very good and they are trying. The mussels drew raves from my table as did the beef tartar. Service was attentive, but the food came out very slowly. Have a first course and drinks or wine as you will wait. We only had 2 hours before a show at World Cafe and that was not enough time to have dessert and coffee. The prices are correct for the overall experience, but fairly inexpensive for the food served. Also the wine list was very reasonably priced and a good selection. We four agreed that we would happily dine there again.

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Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Classically prepared French Bistro cuisine served in a comfortable courtyard atmosphere. Bistro Perrier at Walnur Hill College was one of the more pleasant dining experiences I and my family have had in a long time. The cocktails were perfectly prepared and the wine list was innovative and very fairly priced. Roman, our waiter was more than pleasant and efficient and the food, although smallish portions was on point and very tasty. My Duck Confit was delicious as was my wife's Bouilliabaise. My finicky daughter loved her Coq au Vin and the desserts were a treat. We will return for sure.

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n
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

I hadn’t been to dinner at the Restaurant School in over ten years but wanted to come see the new redesign of Bistro Perrier. We had a wonderful night and a good meal for a reasonable price. Service is what you’d expect from students who are trying hard to please but aren’t yet perfect. The food was good - we had the escargot (delicious) and salad lyonnaise (bland) for appetizers, followed by tableside service of steak au poivre which was fun and delicious. The students prepare the tableside food under the supervision of their instructor, which is fun to see and hear the tidbits of feedback they’re given! We had pommes frites and spinach for sides, both of which were delicious. One of the most striking things we noticed was how pleasantly quiet the restaurant was with the high ceilings in the faux courtyard - no shouting over each other. We will certainly be back again!

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KD
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a great place to celebrate our anniversary.

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PT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Food was wonderful, service was chaotic, server didn’t know drink list or menu, couldn’t describe items, waited almost an hour for appetizers, food and ambience would’ve brought us back, but service will keep us away

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P
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Gorgeous building. Service was good. My dates main dish was over cooked.

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D
Philadelphia
50 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The students were very professional and attentive in their service. All of our food was delicious. There was no sound proofing so the noise level was a bit high for the number of people there, but the atrium is attractive.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was going with my parents to this restaurant. The food is great and the place is so beautiful.

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b
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great experience!

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KB
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely evening,delicious food and wonderful service... our waiter Jason was a gem .. made us feel special ! We wish they still offered the prize fix menu in the International bistro !

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DC
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 4ambience 3

Menu items not available and or name misleading. We selected the restaurant because of the on-line menu but just prior to ordering we were informed that the chicken dish would be made with veal - not a good choice for anyone who doesn't eat beef or pork. Also, none of us have ever had Caesar salad that was not made with romaine lettuce.

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K
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I took my father out for his birthday. The food was absolutely delicious! We started with this chicken spring rolls which were very flavorful and had a complimentary dipping sauce which reminded me of marinara sauce that was good. I got the fettuccine which was good, the eggplant didn't have much flavor and my dad got the lemon trout which was superb. For dessert we had creme brulee, mine's was slightly burnt but was still very good. It also came with blueberry macaroons which were out of this world! I also had a strawberry passion fruit margarita which was well made (kudos to the bartender). The restaurant itself was very beautiful, the staff were so polite and very attentive. I will absolutely be going back and would recommend it to others.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was amazing. Can't wait to go back

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w
1 review
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I enjoyed this place it was my first time . the food was tasty but the service was outstanding

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PN
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

This is a school and you will have many different levels of service provided, but everyone is trying hard to please. The food overall is very good and a good value for the dollar, but can be hit or miss, my trout, very good, my wife's duck, too rare, desert Creme brulee excellent.

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OT
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a winner! Been coming here for years it’s close by, in our neighborhood. Service is impeccable and the food is innovative.

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AA
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time going to The Restaurants at Walnut Hill College - and we were impressed that those in training did such a commendable in serving and providing a wonderful meal. They were polite and friendly - and very much willing to share their knowledge of food preparation and management. We'll definitely return - and will recommend it to friends.

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k
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 5ambience 5

The menu is make up by the students. My friend and I both thought the menu this time was just so-so, too many ingredients on one plate yet no real flavor. The spring rolls looked good, but upon tasting them, the ingredients inside had no real taste, were basically hot mush and definitely could have used salt/flavor/more texture, less mush! The peppery tenderloin was good, though mushy....what's with nothing have structure?!! When the highlight of the meal was the wine and fingerling potatoes, there's not much left to say. Good wine and drink list though and it is a pretty place. But won't rush to reserve again.

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S
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great place! Everything was wonderful, from the excellent service from the moment you walk in the door to the setting and the food. The music is low and they have different rooms, each with its own atmosphere. Everything we are was wonderful and a fantastic value: dishes are all very reasonably priced and just the right portion size. We went for our wedding anniversary on 4/13/18 and our waiter was great (Santo?). They even made this wonderful dessert plate for us...it was such a great surprise!

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 12, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 5

The food wasn’t as good as before.

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NG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Chefs table is a perfect place gor dinner date. The service is impressive and food is so delicious and tastes healthy.

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L
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was such a gem! The pastries in the bakery are delicious and the food, service and decor in dining hall are wonderful! Great value and we will definitely be back next time we visit Philadelphia.

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SM
1 review
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent!! We had a very enjoyable meal. The food was really good and so was service

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MC
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We all had a wonderful time! Loved the Food, the Service and the atmosphere! I would highly recommend bringing your party here to dine!!

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RS
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been eating at the Restaurant School for over 25 years to celebrate various special occasions and the food is still amazing! I think it's Philly's best kept secret! We did the Great Chefs Menu and it was unbelievable!!! Excellent service (Mimi our greeter/server made our dining experience very enjoyable!!!), beautiful ambiance, and excellent food! Kudos to the Restaurant School (chefs, instructors, and students) for an excellent dining experience with the Great Chefs Menu!!!!

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AH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the place! So that is biased.
I really would love if you bring the menu back.
Otherwise no complain.
Will be back

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f
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I always enjoy meals at the Restaurant School. The new international menu had lost of interesting options. Two of us chose the Grilled Pear, Arugula and Endive Salad and we both thought it flavorful and delicious. We both had the Bangers and Mash with Fresh Pea Puree. Our only criticism was that the pork sausages were well charred on the outside, but inside, especially at the ends, they were a little dry. The Onion Gravy helped to mitigate that, tho. The Pea Puree was also a perfect foil to the sausage. Our other companion enjoyed the Potato Croquettes (tho she wished there had been a little more sauce on her plate) and the Chicken Flatbread. One of us had the Sour Cherry but I opted for the Lemon/Ginger Bombe with White Chocolate Bark and Raspberry Sauce: Pure Heaven in my mouth! Thanks to all the staff for making it a wonderful pre-Nor'easter dinner!

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

We went for Valentine’s Day. It was a great experience. The food was very good. And the decor is what I call “fake fancy”. It feels like you are at a restaurant at Epcot in Disney World. We were in “Italy” in the courtyard. Our waiter was a young, awkward student. It was the Valentines special so a bit pricey. But I definitely want to go back to try other menus.

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OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Valentines dinner - it’s a restaurant school and the students are learning - keep that in mins. It is a good experience for you and the students.

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CT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

WHC has exceptional chefs servers bartenders and food. The decor of each room is beautiful. And the price can’t be beat! Such a delicious deal.

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j
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a great time here. The food was excellent as well as the service.

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AH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thanks for letting me celebrate my birthday at your Restaurant.
I was very happy

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to the Holiday Buffet. It was interesting and delicious. I think there should be a bit more space around the room to get to the food tables. The wait staff were amazing. Very attentive. The young man at the flambe table was chatty and laughed when he had a group that wanted to see the fire. Fun evening.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 9, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Not sure the quality of the food was worth the $50 price ticket. I do not plan on going back myself, but I would recommend to a friend. The experience was enjoyable, and our waitress Nina was a doll!

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MC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always the food, ambiance, and service never ...disappoints. I usually go around Christmas because it’s a good way to add to the holiday season

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The ambiance was like a Michelin star restaurant and it felt good to know that students were being helped.

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A
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Once again the Holiday Buffet was an enjoyable evening. The food is consistently delicious. I am always impressed by the students - their professionalism, cheery nature and attention to detail.

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OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, wonderful food and our son, who is 13, wants to be a chef and loved his experience dining there!

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JC
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This restaurant school has got it all over "professional " restaurants. First off, the ambience- there are multiple restaurant choices, we chose the international bistro which was lovely. A real flavor of a European street cafe. The other restaurants were equally nice.
The food was tasty, the service attentive, the prices very reasonable. I would go back again.

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