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About Bistrot La Minette
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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
$31 to $50
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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
Peter Woolsey / Kenneth Bush
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
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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Bistrot La Minette Ratings and Reviews
It was a very busy Saturday night. The noise level was pretty high and it was not only difficult to talk among the table, but the servers stood to one side to give the specials, etc and it was difficult to hear her at times too. The food was good, the service quick. It was so busy and crowded and they really sort of pushed you out to turn over the table. Not a place for a nice leisurely French meal....
The service was impeccable we went for my father in laws birthday because he wanted to try French food. The place looked like you walked into a French restaurant from the ceiling to the floor. The food was so good and authentic French food that I had been missing since I went to Paris!
This is one of my favorite go-to restaurants in this area. The food is often terrific, and when it is not, is still quite good. It is as authentic a french bistro as you will find. Get the mussel with poached egg and tarragon sauce appetizer, you will be licking the sauce from the plate. Reasonable corkage fee and nice wine list, great wait staff - attentive but not hovering.
This is probably my favorite restaurant in the city. The food is also excellent and the service very good. The menu has several good options and rotates seasonally. I would highly recommend for a date or group. The restaurant also has a private room that is great for larger parties of 8+.
Wonderful French dinner! Escargots were so delicious!Dont get too full mopping up the juice with the bread. Foil gras terrine melts in your mouth. Entrees were very good but could have been hotter. Service was attentive, warm and knowledgeable. Feels like Paris. We will definely return.
Authentic French cuisine. Affordable wine list. Service slow. Our waitperson was also the full time bartender. Had to ask repeatedly to place the order. Same for the wine. Same for dessert. Same for the Check. Quality of food and preparation excellent. Seating very tight. Every table filled.
The food was beyond beyond! Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly, informative and his recommendations were right on. For what it’s worth, my very French friend who grew up in France says this is his favorite French restaurant in the city. I’m always coming back here.
Someone from the restaurant called to confirm my reservation via OpenTable and discuss my request for a nice table for our anniversary. He picked the perfect spot for us at the front of the restaurant in an alcove to ourselves. Our server was fantastic, helping us initially through our wine indecision by providing us a few tastes. We selected a French sparkling rose that was divine and we thoroughly enjoyed the three appetizers and one entree we shared. We have been to France many times and Bistrot La Minette definitely feels much like many of the places we have enjoyed meals there. Highly recommended.
As always, Bistrot La Minette never fails to provide a WONDERFUL meal. Excellent service, delicious food (the new fall menu has a mind-bogglingly good mushroom soup, a duck entree worthy of ordering two plates because one will leave you craving more, and many other delicious stand-bys like escargot, a unique mussel preparation, and creative new selections. Good wine list with unique bottles, yummy desserts (at least mine was, my companion devoured hers before I had a chance to taste it so I guess that counts too!!).
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