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.
Terrine de Foie Gras
Housemade foie gras terrine, brioche toast, apple butter, crème fraîche, black pepper honey, toasted pecans, frisee
Bibb lettuce, mustard tarragon vinaigrette, chives
Red wine-braised beef short rib, fingerling potatoes, classic Burgundian garnish
Excellent meal. Extraordinary service. Merci, Sebastian!
We had a very nice dinner. Ate outside which was lovely even if the street is all torn up due to a water main break. There was no thru traffic which was great! We will be back!
Simple, authentic, French bistro. Delicious. A neighborhood gem.
Wonderful overall experience; from appetizers to dessert everything was delicious.
As always, a wonderful meal in a comfortable, charming setting. We love coming to Bistrot La Minette.
The other couple we were with said it is the best French food they’ve had and they French food foodies.
The atmosphere of the restaurant was lovely and made you feel like you walked into a Cafe in France. Our waiter was exceptional, advising us on different dishes and giving a little back information about the dishes. The Miller Trout and the Rabbit were the favorites among the four of us. We ordered four different entrees and did a family style in the center of the table so we could each taste everything.
It is rare to get a trifecta meal experience but this was it…ambiance, service and food all 5 stars!!
This is my third time going back, as always excellent service and delicious food. One of my favorite French restaurant
Absofreakinglutely Amazing! As always!
Food beyond belief, Awesome server - Ariela
Tremendous cocktails! Sazerac and an excellent Calvados Sidecar!!!
Great place for a Birthday celebration. Will come back again.
Mediocre “ French” food. This place is highly overrated.
Another unbelievably delicious meal! Our first meal back since the pandemic and it did not disappoint. Our only wish is that there were a few more appetizers on the menu....we would have ordered more if there was something else to order. That said, the trout was as good as ever and the wine superb. We loved it!
Food was awesome. Amazed me for how they cook the dishes. We ordered pork cheek and rabbit. Pork felt like melting in my mouth and rabbit was also tender. The appetizer special foie gras was also nice and not too fatty. Would like to come back again in the future.
Great service. Food was delicious. Very nice chef Peter.
Our anniversary are special to us. We expect the best and received exactly that. Bistrot lived up and excelled our expectations. All aspects. Tough to park there but well worth it. We were from out of town but OpenTable found us the spot based on reviews and rating. Outstanding!!!
We ate outside
The construction and sewer pipes surrounded us
We still enjoyed the experience
Sebastian was awesome
We ate outside and it was relatively quiet despite the revery from the next Block. Service was impeccable. Food tasted great, I had the snails & rabbit in a mustard sauce, while the other three had the Fois Gra special & rabbit liver which I got a taste of and it was smooth and delicious. Trout was the other entree and they loved it as well. My husband selected a perfect white to go with the fish & a wonderful rich red to go with the rabbit. Dessert was a raspberry in puff pastry and a chocolate pot de cream. This was our first time back since Covid and we throughly enjoyed every morsel! We have never had a bad meal here and look forward to coming back soon.
Lovely meal and a lovely evening to eat outside. The food was delicious and Margie, our waitress, was wonderful as well.
We enjoyed the (perhaps) last warm days eating outside, with impeccable, caring and personable service (truly, a great server), remarkable food (we always love the food, especially the terrine of foie gras) and cocktails (kir royale with grapefuit is my favorite) and were delighted to enjoy a spectacular evening and support a restaurant that has been even more challenged than many (with the recent water main break)! Just a delightful place - always a pleasure!
The food and service here is a transformative experience. Truly exceptional.
Incredible food and service! Best french food in the city!
We have always loved Bistrot la Minette. Whenever I want to make a meal the major event of the evening, you are the first place Imthink of. The service is professional, yet warm. And the food is always wonderful. Thanks!
One of our favorite venues for consistently great food and service ..and now subtle pandemic adjustments that continue their tradition on a true French Bistrot!
Everything was amazing
Sebastian was excellent
Amazing restaurant, food, wait staff. Must try and must return! Rabbit dish was to die for.
Outstanding food! Excellent "skilled" service delivered by Josh and fellow servers. What a great restaurant!
Exceptional food Outstanding service.
It’s a great restaurant, excellent service with delicious foods. I go there for any special occasions as well as just a casual date night. Foie gras and duck leg confit and the Mac & cheese are favorites there
Impeccable food, service, and atmosphere. Definitely a new favorite place!
Taking advantage of Restaurant Week, my first visit to La Minette. Like a quick trip to Paris (except the service was more pleasant/better). Enjoy dining al fresco. Food was excellent--terrine de foie gras, lapin au moutarde (with yummy hand made pasta), macerated fruit to finish--delicious. Will definitely be back!
The food was amazing, especially the snails and foie gras starters. The server Sebastian was quite courteous and helpful.
Little rushed but everything was pretty good. Some plates were better than others but overall is a very romantic place for couples with interesting menu. Recommend.
I will start saying that the food and ambiance were really good. The flavors and the quality and flavors of their food were superb,the kitchen service took care of every little detail and presentation/ambiance truly make you feel you we’re having a special dinning experience.
My biggest complaint is front of the house, especially the lady that was working on the 24th and 25th of September. I had made a reservation for 3 people when Center City Restaurant started for Saturday night. I called on Friday asking if they could accommodate one more, the lady was rude and rushed me off the phone saying they couldn’t. I called again on Saturday and pleaded to add the extra person and tried to reason that the table for 3 most likely could fit 4. Once again she was extremely rude and said no. So my friend cancelled since we couldn’t make it to 4. To my dismay and extreme frustration, not only the table could have accommodated 4 like I thought but the amount of available and empty tables were just too painful to watch. Knowing that after covid restaurants are trying to come back, can’t understand why she would turn that extra person down to just have empty tables, and kind of running what would have been a fun night with friends. I strongly encourage the restaurant to better coached that lady since it is a pity that she does not embrace the hard work the rest of the crew is doing and special place the bistro can be
We went for restaurant week. The food was fantastic and the service was terrific. Will definitely return!
Me and my husband loved it ! Will certainly go back again.
COUGHER seated next to us did NOT cover mouth!
Service DECreased by end of meal.
Food Quality DECreased compared to previous, salty fish.
My companion and I tried La Minette during Restaurant Week. We dined outside on a Friday night and the experience was lovely. Our server was sweet and attentive without rushing. The food was delicious. Both the rabbit and duck were cooked perfectly with just the right amount of accompaniments. If you are driving, beware of road closures in a two block radius of 6th and Bainbridge due to a sink hole that occurred over the summer. Walking is no problem and there is still parking available very close by.
Greatest experience ever! A+ on service, food and atmosphere!
Consistently a favorite
We loved the appetizers and enjoyed the main dishes. Everything was prepared with care and served beautifully. A true French culinary experience.
Bistrot La Minette is rated 4.8 stars by 3498 OpenTable diners.
Bistrot La Minette does offer gift cards which you can purchase here http://bistrotlaminette.com/gift-cards/.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.