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Bistro Perrier at Walnut Hill College

4.5
4.5
542 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.

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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

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What 542 people are saying

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4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.4Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    Notable Wine List

  • Philadelphia

    Notable Wine List

  • Philadelphia

    Special Occasion

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  1. AJ

    AlisonJ

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    lovely spot in the middle of town. will definitely return for a special night
  2. 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.
  3. m

    marc

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Pleasant environment, Good atmosphere. Low noise Good value
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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!
  7. 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.
  8. N

    Nikki

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 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.
  9. 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.
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. 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
  13. 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!!!
  14. 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!
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
  18. 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.
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Celebrating my sons first year of college
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful staff, ambience and food!
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. 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
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. 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
  27. JW

    JWPhilly

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 24, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Hidden gem in West Philadelphia. The food is superb and the student servers are keen on delivering top service.
  28. GF

    GreatFood

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely outstanding food! The options were excellent; never had chocolate soup before.
  29. C

    Carrie

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A++ dinner and what a fantastic space!! We are a family of four and it was our first time dinning out since the pandemic started. What a treat! Highly recommend and can't wait to go back.
  30. TB

    TrevorB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    great food, great service will definitely be back again
  31. L

    Lovesfood

    Aberdeen

    60 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A surprisingly great find. Staff were all excellent. Great to support the college
  32. KK

    KrisK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed the ambience. Food was absolutely delicious. Dessert was decadent. Drink options were varied. Drinks were enjoyed a citrus IPA that was wonderfully hoppy along with a citrus flavor.
  33. ER

    ElizabethR

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is always wonderful and the staff is very polite.
  34. M

    johnM

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved everything!
  35. PL

    PaLeS

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Such a relaxing, beautiful setting. The food is excellent, the service is enthusiastic, and the noise level is low.
  36. l

    larrym

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is a winning choice for a good meal at a reasonable price. The ambience is unhurried. You are well taken care of by the staff, who are friendly and give you just the right amount of privacy space. The portions are just right, not huge. Presentation is excellent. My salad was tasty, my salmon was done perfectly, and my partners' gnocci entree was excellent. There is always some leeway in food prep preferences, but servers seem quite to happy to discuss the preparation, and receptive, rather than defensive, to suggestions. Wine and desert were enjoyed. There is no time pressure, and the feeling of the place is comfortable and congenial all the way through.
  37. YH

    YanH

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very relaxing environment. I would recommend to my friends
  38. RC

    RonC

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Wonderful, service oriented and dedicated staff, fine food and desserts in a very pleasant and memorable atmosphere.
  39. JL

    JudeL

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Over the top. This is our third Valentine's Day dinner at Bistro. I can't say enough. The food is phenomenal and the service first rate. Each course was better than the last, and the wine pairing was perfect. Run don't walk, you need to try Bistro Perrier.
  40. JP

    JenniferP

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful, personal service as always. All courses were special. The appetizers were superb (my mushroom soup was the best I've tasted) and the lobster with its unique red sauce was enjoyed by both my husband and daughter. My short rib was remarkably tender and our desserts were original and tasty. I love the portions (never too big but always enough). This is a treasure of a place - we are lucky to have it around the corner.

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 4.5 stars by 542 OpenTable diners.

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

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2 people

7:00 PM


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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