Bistrot La Minette
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 bistrot dining.
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday - 11:00am to 2:00pm
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Mon - Wed 5:30PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 10:00PM
Thu 5:30PM - 5:45PM 9:15PM - 10:15PM
Fri 5:30PM - 5:30PM 9:15PM - 10:15PM
Sat 5:00PM - 5:30PM 10:00PM - 10:15PM
This place is divine! Perfection! So civilized! The ambiance, the food and the service are wonderful! Had a delish lunch. Always a favorite and we will definitely be back!
Love this pretty and authentic French bistro in Queen Village.The squash and lardon soup was deliciously warming, and left plenty of room for another course. My husband opted for the perfectly cooked duck breast and I chose the salad Lyonnaise. While the duck breast was a big hit, I was disappointed that the salad lacked the traditional poached egg, but substituted a semi-soft/hard boiled egg which didn’t add the silky texture that I expected.Happily, our cocktails were prepared perfectly, the apple tart was excellent and the service was efficient and friendly. We will return!
Everything went smoothly and tasted great except for some grains of sand in one of my escargot. It was a speedbump in an otherwise perfect meal. It took several bites of cheese and sips of wine to remove the sand, but in the end an exquisite experience. Our multi-lingual waiter was attentive and very knowledgeable about the entire menu and many of the wines.
Love this place- consistently good. Our waitress, Virginia was very helpful and patient when deciding our entrees! You can’t go wrong here but we had the escargot, chicken liver parfait, trout and lamb shank. The escargot is the real deal you might as well be France....
I almost forgot: a perfect vesper, great wine list, creamy coffee ice cream too!
We went back to Bistrot La Minette after not having been for a few years (since moving further away). We used to go on dates there when we first met. It was as good as its ever been.
Service was very good, food was good. Ambiance was so so.
It's pricey, but worth every penny. Skate, chicken, trout done to perfection. Appetizers and desserts to match. AND they make a mean DRY Manhattan. It really is Paris in Philadelphia.
The food was beautifully presented and smelled so amazing that we just started eating everything right away before I could take pics like I usually do! Beef tartare, rabbit fa,ling off the bone tender and (amazing sauce and noodles), cassoulet were all wonderful with the tarte tatin being the crowning glory with its flaky pastry and cooked but still crisp apples and not too sweet rich caramelized sauce! Incredible! #droolworthy #gaygourmands
For a place we'd never been to before, it was wonderful, a treat! One of us had the chicken entree, the other had trout meuniere. Both were very satisfying. I'd had trout prepared like that at Parc on Rittenhouse Square, but this was superior - generous portion, beautifully cooked. Decor was very nice, background music was also. Our first course, soup and escargot were each as good as we've ever had. Our waitperson, Cornelia, was super nice and attentive!
Myself, I like menus with many choices, so I hope they'll expand theirs.
We will be back, and recommend it to others.
Came for Restaurant Week. Was very impressed and will come again.
We dined during restaurant week and had a delightful dinner on the outside terrace.
This place is a true gem. I have eaten at Bibou and LaCroix both terrific with a bit more creativity and a matching much higher cost. First time here for restaurant week menu and will absolutely return. Everything was spot on from very attentive but not overbearing service to solid and generously sized classic French renditions. Favorites were the beef tartar and terrine as apps and the rabbit and trout mains. Bread accompaniment was very good as it should be in a bistro and the house pinot was a great value and a welcome option. Deserts ( caramel pot, verrine de peche, chocolate mouse and mille freuille aux framboisees) while good were not our favorite. We may do the cheese platter or sorbets next time. Atmosphere was perfect as well. Overall a solid 4-5 star recommenation and a terrific value.Btw their happy hour also looks amazing.
Best meal for restaurant week, hands down. You MUST get the Pecheur, the mussel egg toast. Our server Virgina was spectacular! Friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable. Will be back.
Awesome, delicious, friendly, attentive, unique and fun
This was our monthly dinner with friends at Bistro La Minette. We try to go every special event they hold and this meal was for restaurant week. The selection was diverse and generous. Three courses of the finest French food anywhere. We all agreed it was delicious, every bit. Bistro La Minette never disappoints us. Rather, we are repeatedly thrilled right down to the French atmosphere including French music.
We have eaten here a number of times. Delicious always, but especially great as it was restaurant week.The selections were our favorites from their regular menu. Great deal, very well serviced. Loved it as usual.
We've had incredible meals every time we've dined at Bistrot La Minette! The food, drinks and service are always exceptional!
Consistently creative, delicious dining items and excellent service with good judgment. Keep it up!
Restaurant week was the perfect way to introduce to this cute little restaurant. Very tasty food!
Philadelphia best French bistrot by far. And nicely during restaurant week, the whole menu is on offer, None of this two things only which you normally wouldn't want as some other folks do.
Excellent. Staff friendly and helpful. Overall wonderful dining experience
We took advantage of Restaurant Week to try this restaurant. The food and service were excellent. We look forward to our next visit.
Bistrot La Minette has a great ambience. I was very excited to try the food because of the great reviews - however, I was a little disappointed in our dishes. The lam shank was not seasoned and the trout was on the salty side. The creme de pot was just sweet, nothing special. Service and ambience were on point, but I wouldn't recommend it based on the food.
The food was really good and I would definitely come back here again. We went for restaurant week and want to come back to try their regular menu. The service was also great and friendly.
wonderful food, the waiter was perfect
goo idea for house wines on half or full carafe
We went for restaurant week, and everything was delicious. I would highly recommend this place. Plus, the bartender can make a Damn fine sazerac!
My review is based off of dining at Bistrot La Minette during restaurant week. So I realize the service and kitchen may not be at their best. However, with that said my date and I ordered from the 3 course prefixed menu. The first course we ordered the foie gras and tartare. Both were good.
The problem was with the service and food of the main course. We ordered the lamb and rabbit. The our main course took a longer than expected time to come out. After waiting for a while we were asked what we had ordered as the order had not been put in correctly apparently. When the dishes came out, we were given lamb and duck. When we told the server that we did not order duck we were asked if we wouldn't mind eating it. We were pretty set on the rabbit so we sent the duck back. After however long it take to make a rabbit dish, it did finally come out. Both dishes were very dry and tough. The best part of the meal were the roasted root vegetables that came with the lamb.
In fairness, I had very high expectations for this restaurant as many of my friends had recommended it but unfortunately based on my dining experience, I would not recommend.
Bistrot La Minette was the perfect place for our date night. The service was outstanding; we never waited too long for the food. The restaurant in itself was both quaint and fancy – definitely made the night special!
Amazing food for restaurant week! Great place!
Great food and service. La Mignette always delivers
Very nice spot in south philly. Elegant French food and good wine list. Beautiful interior inside. Nice location. Only thing is sevice could have been a tiny bit better. Didn’t do a good job at explaining foods or taste of alcohol.
Restaurant week reservation, chicken served a bit dry. Deserts not as good as expected. Value rating for restaurant week. Ambiance of backroom delightful, service was very good.
Really enjoyed the rabbit dish and house salad. Both were well made. House red was also quite quaffable. Service was friendly and genuine. Can't wait to go back.
Went for restaurant week and was not disappointed. Everything my boyfriend and I got was amazing. I highly recommend saving room for dessert as well.
Excellent service as always as well as a wonderful menu. I have never had a bad meal or service at this restaurant over the past few years and will be back!
My entree and my date’s entree were very salty. With less salt the entrees would have been excellent.
This place was definitely above and beyond our expectations. I have been to quite a few great restaurants in Philadelphia. Interestingly enough, I had never heard of this place. When my boyfriend and I decided to take advantage of Restaurant Week, we originally were looking at the restaurants we had already been to and knew we liked. This one was different, but my boyfriend was interested in the french cuisine. We took one look at the menu and thought it was definitely worth the try! Even though we live in the suburbs, and try not to venture to the city too much (because the traffic sucks), it was more than worth the travel! I plan on recommending this restaurant to many people!! Keep it up!
The atmosphere was great the service was excellent and the food was outstanding I would definitely go there again.
I don’t normally write reviews but Bistrot La Minette is worth it! I went with three other people and we all agreed our meals were excellent. The place is a cute little place on a quiet street that reminded me of some of the quaint cafes I visited while in Paris. The staff was very friendly and sociable and our waitress had great recommendations for us! We went during restaurant week in Philadelphia but I’m am already to go back again to enjoy a delicious meal. I highly recommend the escargot or fishermen’s style poached eggs with mussels as an appetizer! The lamb shanks and trout melted in your mouth. As for a dessert that’s the tough one cause we all loved the four different desserts we ordered so it would be hard to pick one but I would suggest saving room for some!
Love this restaurant, always excellent food and great service. Delicious escargot, fresh baked baguettes with salted butter, outstanding trout with brown butter, the lamb shank falls of the bone and the deserts just come of my favorites.