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Bistrot La Minette

4.8
4.8
3748 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bistrot La Minette is the realization of Chef Peter Woolsey's dream that began over a decade ago during his earliest days studying in France: to create a restaurant that would share his love of the authentic bistro experience with his fellow Philadelphians. Great respect is paid to the traditional dishes that are created; and the classical French methods required to achieve unparalleled bistro cuisine. Both savory and pastry menus are ever evolving to reflect the seasons, the availability of the best ingredients and the inspirations of Chef Grant Lloyd. The service, led by GM Maureen Marchiafava, is both efficient and warm, rooted in a foundation of hospitality and caring for our guests.

Our goal is for Bistrot La Minette to be accessible to all guests that enjoy superb food and wine, and the company of their companions: hoping to evoke their best memories-or dreams-of traditional French bistro dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 26 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Phone number

    (215) 925-8000

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Peter Woolsey / Grant Lloyd

  • Private party facilities

    For more information or to reserve the private Salon, please contact Maureen Marchiafava

  • Private party contact

    Bret Lyons: (888) 445-4872

  • Neighborhood

    Queen Village

  • Cross street

    Bainbridge

  • Parking details

    There is a lot on Bainbridge and Passyunk Ave, and another on 7th St between South and Bainbridge.

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 3,748 people are saying

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4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Philadelphia / New Jersey Suburbs

    French

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  1. DH

    DonnaH

    Philadelphia

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service make this experience a win-win! Sebastian could not have done more for us as our server. His suggestions and flexibility were superb! Another excellent meal at this fine establishment.
  2. RH

    RichardH

    Washington DC

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Lovely service; great food; excellent wine; altogether a warm French experience
  3. AK

    AllisonK

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a lovely meal. Our server, Rachel was knowledgable and professional. The food was carefully prepared and very high quality.
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always very good food. Service was excellent as well.
  5. TW

    ThomasW

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Traditional French bistro in every sense. Fabulous!
  6. SQ

    SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    668 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    668 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We enjoyed a birthday brunch at a corner table near the door away from other people. That spot was a little chilly at times but overall very comfortable. The escargots and omelettes were delicious. We did not like the potatoes that came with them and prefer the fingerlings. Our waiter was exceptionally helpful. We wanted cookies only for dessert ~ he gave us exactly what we wanted. We enjoyed the French music, after it was turned down a bit. My guest did not think the regular coffee was hot enough or tasty enough. He replaced it with espresso. We may have been a little fussy ~ the waiter did not mind a bit and treated us very kindly.
  7. I

    Isabelle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful, cozy, friendly atmosphere. Came for the Beaujolais Nouveau celebration and enjoyed a wonderful meal with wine pairings. Can't wait to come back
  8. RC

    RugbyCoach

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, as ALWAYS was Amazing!!!!! Our server, Nicole was Absofreakinglutely Lovely!!!! Rashie's assistance is always excellent! Sebastian is among the best mixologists in Philadelphia! Maureen is the Soooo knowledgeable, patient, and giving of her time- her knowledge of the wines, the menus - her lovely personality- never fails to add to the Experience!!!
  9. S

    Swannie

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and service
  10. BK

    BKmom

    Philadelphia

    249 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    249 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is one of our favorite restaurants in Philly. The quality of the food, portion size, flavor and selection are always excellent and consistent. We celebrated two birthdays and enjoyed our meals immensely. This place never disappoints.
  11. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The best overall French restaurant experience in Philly.
  12. PN

    PhillyNight

    Philadelphia

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated a lovely birthday evening at Bistrot La Minette for my father. Our server Margie was fantastic, had wonderful recommendations, and made sure we were well taken care of. The food was delicious, we had the foie gras special appetizer and the fig and pear salad to start, then the truite meunière and rabbit for entrees. Tarte tatin and sorbet rounded out the delightful meal. We will definitely return!
  13. T

    Traveler

    New York Area

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food, service and drinks were exceptional The only negative is parking is a challenge
  14. T

    Teddyz

    Philadelphia

    148 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    148 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great authentic French restaurant. The trout is the best dish on the menu! Awesome environment and terrific service.
  15. MC

    MichaelC

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    always a good choice. The seasonal Pumpkin soup was extraordinary.
  16. G

    Gothamite

    New York Area

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Walking through the door of Bistrot La Minette is like walking through a magic portal taking you to Paris. And I'm not only talking about the decor. The food is excellent. Starting with the amuse bouche through the desserts, prepared by their in house pastry chef. I almost always order the trout -- which is excellent. And the mille feuille aux framboises. Can't wait to go back!
  17. NS

    NicoleS

    St. Louis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent, and service and ambiance was wonderful.
  18. R

    Rose

    Philadelphia

    68 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    68 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a wonderful meal with great wine. Very French atmosphere and menu. Our server was attentive and informed. They seemed a little understaffed which is true everywhere.
  19. P

    Peterv

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exquisite French food in a bistro atmosphere - Why go to Paris?
  20. KC

    KathleenC

    New York Area

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    3rd visit OUTSTANDING AS ALWAYS! Guests from NYC were very impressed by the ambiance, quality of the fiod, and delightful service!
  21. M

    Momtofive

    Philadelphia

    48 reviews

    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place is a GEM. We went for the "Night in Burgundy". It was a fabulous dinner with a million different tastes in every bite. The wine pairing was exceptional. The wait staff was attentive without being intrusive. Just perfect!
  22. DE

    DanielE

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    I tried two times to get the egg cooked more, but it always came from the kitchen in a runny state. The chicken was good, but the dessert (poached pear in red wine) needed to be out of the fridge a while before serving it.
  23. RC

    RugbyCoach

    Philadelphia

    46 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing meal as always!!! Staff is so very friendly and attentive and Knowledgeable !!! Sebastian, Rashid were Great!!!
  24. Z

    Zim5728

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was fabulous- delicious and more than enough. Wine pairings were great. Would have welcomed more info on the food and why it was paired with specific wines. Prices were very reasonable. Our server was pleasant and quite competent. We'll be back.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were there to celebrate my wife’s birthday and found everything to be wonderful. The foie gras, duck, and rabbit were cooked to perfection and the accompanying drinks were excellent. Our server was pleasant, knowledgeable, and attentive. A tremendous experience overall and we are looking forward to our next visit!
  26. MS

    MSS7

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Special Burgundy dinner. Four courses (including dessert). Wine pairing was tremendous and just an additional $20. $40 would have been a bargain. Service (thanks Bruno) was efficient and fun while not being intrusive.
  27. P

    Phoodie

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Food not as good As it used to be. A disappointing experience
  28. JD

    JohnnyDee

    Philadelphia

    219 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    219 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Love this restaurant, classic French , the best in house baked baguette, always great service and excellent food. Trout, escargots, duck breast perfectly done. Very affordable wine list, great cocktails. The rabbit dish is delicious and of course the traditional steak frites
  29. SK

    StephK

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Bistro la Minette is consistently excellent and authentic.
  30. SD

    SlylaneDave

    Philadelphia

    19 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! Best French restaurant in Philly!
  31. T

    Teddybear

    Seattle

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Escargot Great! Steak tough with grizzle and other main dish’s mediocre, Bread great, dessert excellent. Service excellent.
  32. MM

    MatthewM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service and great overall experience. We went on Thursday and would absolutely go back!
  33. F

    Flanneur

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    French-style bistro. Unlike other American restaurants styled "bistro" or "brasserie," this place feels authentic. It truly reminds me of eating well and without pretense in Paris. And the food is wonderful. Every time. Prices aren't bad, either.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our experience at Bistrot La Minette. The food is always delicious and the service is friendly
  35. AT

    AmyT

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Went here on a random recommendation and could not have been more pleased! Definitely adding this to our roster of favorites.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Always consistently great food and atmosphere!!
  37. WB

    WhitneyB

    Dallas

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Fantastic night, excellent entrees, amazing escargot. We had a stellar waiter, Bruno, who gave great recommendations. We will definitely return for the ambience, food and service. Magnifique!
  38. EE

    EasyE

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptional food and service!
  39. B

    Belgian

    Philadelphia

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were very impressed for a super fantastic evening with excellent food (all four of us were extremely pleased with our respective choices!) very professional and perfect 5 star service from Rachel and very friendly without overdoing it. All just perfect
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Impeccable experience! We dined on a Monday night so while my ambiance rating is low I have no doubt this was just a reflection of the day and will be more bustling as the week progresses! Waitress was attentive but did not crowd us and offered great recommendations for our first dining experience.

FAQs

Bistrot La Minette is rated 4.8 stars by 3748 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 26 times today
Google Map for Bistrot La Minette

623 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Bainbridge

  • Neighborhood

    Queen Village

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed, Sun 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm

  • Cuisines

    French

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There is a lot on Bainbridge and Passyunk Ave, and another on 7th St between South and Bainbridge.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Peter Woolsey / Grant Lloyd

  • Additional

    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (215) 925-8000

  • Private party facilities

    For more information or to reserve the private Salon, please contact Maureen Marchiafava

  • Private party contact

    Bret Lyons: (888) 445-4872

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