Bistrot La Minette

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$31 to $50
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French
Bistrot La Minette is the realization of Chef Peter Woolsey's dream that began a decade ago during his earliest days studying in France: to create a restaurant that would share his love of the authentic bistrot experience with his fellow Philadelphians.Chef Peter pays great respect to the traditional dishes that he creates and honors the classical French methods required to achieve unparalleled bistrot cuisine. Both savory and pastry menus are ever evolving to reflect the seasons, the availability of the best ingredients and the inspiration of the chef. They are drawn from the various regions of France and the multitude of delicacies that each has to offer. The service 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 bistrot dining.
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ML
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I normally rate the overall service from the moment that we got assigned the seat. It was not crowded Sat morning but yet we were seated near the kitchen. That was why the service and ambience rating were low. The food were good. The service was friendly...but if u guys are embarrassed to have us asian ladies dined at ur place and seated us near the kitchen when ur whole place were empty...then we will not going to come back. France is just a flight ride away if we want good french food.

l
Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Exquisite food. It’s very simple, but each dish was absolutely delicious.

OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best cocktail I’ve had in Philadelphia (Minette En L’.air). Wonderful service, lovely and welcoming atmosphere. Each dish was delicious and special. Thank you for a very special evening!

S
Philadelphia
25 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappointed. Our go to restaurant for good food

b
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for the Mont D'Or meal and it was fantastic. Upscale comfort food. Service was wonderful, attentive without being constantly present and with a nice sense of humor.

h
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The lunch prix fix is such a bargain. All three courses were great. $5 Bloody Mary were really good

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

M
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bistrot La Minette is a great little gem. The food is wonderful without being precious. The service is warm and engaging without being too clingy. Most important, it is always busy but it is never too loud that you cannot hear. It has a wonderful vibe. Really enjoyable.

P
New York Area
86 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food with a casual French feel. Trout and chicken were very well prepared.

H
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must go to French restaurant for a delicious dinner. The appetizer made with a poached egg is to die for.

M
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A terrific neighborhood spot, unknown to me before I was there with a friend on Thursday. Very creative and tasty dishes, good wine, quiet (we were early, it was picking up a bit when we had to leave for the theatre), great understated but crisp and attentive service. Just great fun. I hope to be back.

M
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Not a whole lot of value for the money. Food wasn’t as exciting as other reviews had indicated

C
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVE EVERY experience I have here! I keep meaning to bring my French stepmom here, I think she’d LOVE it as well.

OT
Philadelphia
75 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We went with another couple and everything including apps, salads, main dishes including salmon, chicken, beef and trout were excellent. Our waiter was great.

A
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Vegetarian option was remarkable ( from this carnivore)- rabbit was not interesting. Great wine list

l
Philadelphia
100 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this little bistro and when they have their regional dinners wow. This time Alsace. I need to go there now and see if as good as Peter Woolsley's. Oh my and the little extras just make it even better.

DD
Philadelphia
47 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All good as usual

SD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Dined with my husband for my birthday. The meal was delicious and our waiter, Andrew was both knowledgeable about the menu and wine list as well as personable. Great experience. We will recommend to our friends.

F
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food great as usual. Stop clearing the table before everyone is finished. Honestly...is that courtesy too difficult to master here?

OT
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a wonderful quiet Sunday afternoon! Food and service were both excellent! Loved our server! Thank you. We will be back.

EE
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutely terrific! Everything was out of this world, from the starters to the entrees to desert. Very cool wait staff

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Prepared wrong dish and were not particularly apologetic about it. Like it happens all the time? Really?

Bistrot La Minette
Responded on October 21, 2019

I am sorry that your experience was disappointing. As you can see from our reviews your experience was neither up to, nor characteristic of our standards. We have addressed this with our staff. I hope you will again give us the opportunity to impress you. Thank you for your time.

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DH
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding. Overall, I think it was a fair value. I enjoyed the two chocolate truffles served at the end of the meal which were made on the premises

OT
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Enjoyed our meal. The appetizers of cheese plate and escargot were very good. Had steak and eggs and roast chicken for entrées. The steak was flavorful and cooked properly, the chicken moist. Pot de crème au chocolat and mille feuilles were excellent. Along with house wine and coffee, a good was had by all.

RS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My husband and I went just for dessert and drinks, but ended up getting appetizers too. My cocktail was good but way too much ice which made it very diluted. Dessert and appetizers were good. The ambiance was very French like. Next time we will try the dinner options.

L
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was superb. Ambiance was lovely. Very authentic French bistro in feel and taste. Would highly recommend for anyone looking for a bit of Paris without a flight!

EW
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit, my partner had been for drinks. We both had a lovely date night. Food was superb, service was top notch and we even had a lovely chat with a couple next to us about their upcoming trip. Such a lovely night out.

R
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Food is always good, service always the best.

F
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine there. It is one of my favorite spots.

SQ
Philadelphia
543 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was outstanding. Excellent escargots, trout, salmon and more. Food and wine are consistent. Spectacular bottle of Malbec. Server was pleasant and courteous. Table in corner of back room was perfect. I had asked for a quiet table and got the best one so we were able to converse. Even in the front room, it is still better for conversation than most places, no loud music. I will return and recommend it to others.

BJ
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Early dinner was great. Prompt service and good beer selection on Tap. Chicken (Poulet) and Rissoto were both excellent. Escargot appetizer was very good.

OT
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was amazing!

DB
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was perfect. Foie gras was some of the best in the city (and that I’ve ever had). The rabbit was cooked perfectly and the wine selections were great. Will be back.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Everything was great!

ZH
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was great, one of the best for French in the city. The service was excellent with great attention to detail. Feels very French.

WS
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious! Everything was so fresh and good! The food was amazing and the drinks were awesome too.

JS
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

First time...went for restaurant week. Like the ambience, loud but fun. The food was sooo good...foie gras did not come seared as in the menu but nonetheless delicious, rabbit rich & rustic, desserts yummy. My only critique was our waiter who was a bit impatient & pretentious.

n
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was great and so was the food I would definitely return

SJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My family and I visited Bistrot La Minette, for restaurant week Philadelphia 2019. This restaurant was Beautiful...service, ambiance, food etc., We will return❤️

GP
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything from the food to the service to the good-byes was phenomenal. Just a lovely experience. Recommended for a true French meal.

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