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Bistrot La Minette

2641 reviews
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$31 to $50
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Monday - Friday 5:30pm - 10:30 pm; Saturday 5:00pm - 10:30pm; Sunday 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Brunch: Saturday and Sunday - 11:00am to 2:00pm

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Phone number
(215) 925-8000
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Peter Woolsey / Kenneth Bush
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Cross street
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Parking details
There is a lot on Bainbridge St between 5th and 6th St, another on Bainbridge and Passyunk Ave, and another on 7th St between South and Bainbridge

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Special events & promotions
Keep an eye out for our special regional food and wine dinners. Every month Bistrot La Minette will choose a different region to celebrate. Each dinner is $35 for 4 courses. An optional $15 wine pairing is also available.
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine


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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

What 2641 People Are Saying
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OpenTable Diner 
Dined 2 days ago

My husband and I dined at Bistrot La Minette during restaurant week. We will definitely be returning!

JHSsss (Philadelphia)
Dined 3 days ago

I realized I actually was at Bistrot La Minette when it first opened in 2008. I cannot believe I did not return since. Overall it was an outstanding dining experience. Very friendly staff, not overly polite or awkward, food was really excellent and the atmosphere and decor is quite beautiful - the pictures display it - the long bankquette seating is dramatic & warm and social but at the same time intimate. Even the bathrooms are attractive. Beautiful place, it reminds me of a little bit of Le Polidor in Paris.

Je n'ai pas pris des photos :(

Toni (Philadelphia)
Dined 3 days ago

Wonderful service and food. Would certainly dine with again.

vipLuv2eat2 (Philadelphia)
Dined 3 days ago

Our first time and it was a delight!
Delicious meals, attentive service, happy people. We'll be back.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
Dined 3 days ago

The ambiance was right: a real bistro. The food was very good, especially the mushroom veloute and the chocolate mousse cake, and our server was friendly, courteous and prompt.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
Dined 4 days ago

The pastries and desserts were OUT OF THIS WORLD and the service was extraordinary. The staff always made sure our water glasses were full and they were so welcoming! Best service I ever got in a $$ restaurant.

They gave us complimentary cheese puffs to start which I can only describe as Cheese-its on steroids. The appetizers were amazing, both escargot and foie gras pate were phenomenal. The escargot was heavy on the garlic, so be forewarned if you don't enjoy garlic. They did not skimp on the foie gras pate at all despite being restaurant week and the bread that accompanied the pate was heavenly.

The roasted chicken was a bit dry but if you dip it in the truffle sauce, it absolutely tasted wonderful! The duck confit stew was wonderful and so juicy. While the entrees themselves were good, the desserts stole the show.

We couldn't help ourselves and got 3 desserts to share. The Millefeuille is an organsm in your mouth. It is what all Napoleans desire to be when they grow up in the kitchen. The gateau mousse au chocolat (chocolate cake) was amazing - in fact, pictures of this cake online is what got us interested in this restaurant in the first place. The creme caramel (caramel custard - although there was more caramel than custard, which I didn't mind as I have the largest sweet tooth, hence the 3 desserts) was good but it was the crust of the tart that blew our minds.

Now if only I was rich enough to hire the pastry chef as a personal chef...

SteveF (Philadelphia)
Dined 4 days ago

Nice ambiance, decor, music, full house. Menu was very diverse, drinks/wine menu even better. Was looking forward to a nice meal, but while I enjoyed my trout, wife's meal disappointed. Gnocchi dish was bland and seemed overcooked, and dessert (maybe their signature one) was not crisp...was hard.

vipTheBigCheese (Philadelphia)
Dined 4 days ago

This was our first time here. I had the cassolet and my wife had the rabbit. Everything was good and the service was great. My only complaint was the sausage which was tough but the portion was so big, I would have had to leave it

RobinG (Philadelphia)
Dined 4 days ago

This is my go to favorite chef Ken Bush ...and Brent always welcoming and consistent. True French cusine.

OpenTable Diner 
Dined 5 days ago

Bartender made great drinks. Wait staff was SUPER friendly. The chef not only cooked his butt off he also found the time to visit our table.