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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.

623 South 6th Street
Philadelphia, PA 19147
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
French

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

Cross Street:
Bainbridge

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(215) 925-8000

Website:
http://www.bistrotlaminette.com/

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

Executive Chef:
Peter Woolsey / Kenneth Bush

Additional:
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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Details
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

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Bistrot La Minette Ratings and Reviews

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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (72)
Fit for Foodies (71)
Neighborhood Gem (70)
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Special Occasion (63)
Romantic (52)
Authentic (50)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Cozy (44)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for Birthdays (36)
Notable Wine List (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Quiet Conversation (23)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Bar Seating (11)
People Watching (11)
Seasonal (11)
Good for Groups (10)
Pre/post Theatre (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Fun (9)
Local Ingredients (9)
Great for Lunch (9)
Business Meals (9)
Healthy (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Afternoon Tea (3)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Bistrot La Minette is our special occasion restaurant but we like to go even when it's an ordinary day because the food and staff are excellent. The menu is varied and the food is cooked to perfection.

Tags: Happy Hour, Gluten Free Options, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Fun, Disabled Access, Cozy, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups, People Watching
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 2 days ago

Quite fond of Bistto La Minette, having enjoyed several recent outings there. This time, we all had the Noel prix fixe 5-course, and wine pairing, every course delicious and well-paired. Especially liked the chestnut soup, escargots under puff pastry and venison main course with pomme de terre purée and Brussels sprouts.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Group of 4 did the chefs tasting menu with wine pairings... it was fantastic. They offered an additional Foies Gras course which we said yes to (but shouldn’t have.. it was too much). Great service, great food, great evening.

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 (Baltimore)·Dined on December 9, 2017

I can’t say enough great things about this restaurant! When you walk in you feel like you are transported to a bistro in Paris! I had the sazerac cocktail to start and it was so yummy. The beet salad was perfect. The fisherman’s appetizer is definitely my favorite dish on the menu! The service is excellent and the noise level is quiet and easy to hear your party talk which is a big plus for me. Bistrot La Minette is definitely one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia!!!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find, Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Tea, Disabled Access, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups
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 (Naples)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Good atmosphere, great food and service. Escargot and rabbit were perfectly prepared. Service was perfect; always there when needed but not overbearing or neglectful; friendly and warm but not over the top.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List
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 (Houston)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Excellent evening from every perspective.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

The tasting menu was excellent and a great deal for the price. We added the wine pairings as well and thought they matched up well. Food was delicious and ambience felt Leone we were actually in France. Perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Romantic, Special Occasion
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

I had a wonderful, romantic birthday dinner here with my partner. We had the tasting menu along with paired wines and it was delicious! The food was classic French cuisine with 5 courses, although it seemed like more! For some we were given the same dish, whilst for others we had different dishes. We shared them all so that we got to taste a lot of different things. Every dish was excellent, really tasty and beautifully presented. I particularly liked the mushroom soufflé soup and the quail.
The ambience was great - it is certainly cosy, with tables close together, but that gives it a very authentic feel, like a Parisian bistro. Our waiter was knowledgeable, friendly and attentive without being intrusive.
I loved this restaurant and would definitely go there again if I am ever in Philly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Tasting Menu, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 7, 2017

this visit was to celebrate my husband's birthday. The entire staff knew it & went out of their way to make a special evening for him. Even the chef checking in at our table to be sure it was all good. This is one of our favorite places to go in the city.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 5, 2017

We had a lovely anniversary dinner. The food was excellent.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 4, 2017

This place never fails. The menu doesn't change a lot, but I've never had a bad dish, and most are excellent. They reliably provide haute comfort food that is delicious and unassailable.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

The steak apouve will burn a hole in your stomach. Mushroom soup is fantastic.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Best casual French restaurant in the city.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

Authentic! If only the customers were speaking in lowered voices in French!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 2, 2017

As always, the food and service were superb. There were four of us, each having a different entree, rabbit, duck, monk fish and lentil pie ( unusual and tasty as the mashed potatoes topping was delicious). My favorite, however, was the mushroom soup.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Ordered the Duck - The preparation was not as expected and the meat was tough. Our server immediately apologized and replace it with a different entree. Which was excellent. One of the reasons this is one of my favorite restaurants . Attentive caring service and good food.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 30, 2017

Delightful!
Delicious authentic food, fabulous service...all with a French twist! It's one of my favorites in the city. And the house wine is a great value. Merci!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

We went as foursome for special Mont d' Or dinner. Complimentary cheese ball, salad, and bread were great as always. Soup course just okay. Dinner looked really good - cheese fondue, mushrooms, potatoes, and sausage - and was generous, but it came off as bland. Nice dessert. The country French was not up to usual standard for Bistrot La Minette.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Bistrot la Minette is very French and delicious. The bread is fabulous; there are always two preparations of lois gras on the menu and the desserts are to die for. The service is responsive and unobtrusive. The maitre d' is helpful and kind. It is a favorite spot.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Amazing traditional french cuisine in Philadelphia! Worth to try and repeat!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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vip
 (Austin)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Amazing food, great service. Great find for when I’m in philly

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Exceptional place. Delicious food and it felt like we were in Paris again (perfect for our anniversary). We will be back!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Romantic
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 (Richmond)·Dined on November 18, 2017

We love this place. The November special was not what you think of with fine French food. It was really rustic regional dish and the description should have emphasized that a bit more. Just for clarification it was more like a combo fondue and roclette in one dish.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 17, 2017

Excellent food and experience again at BLM. Probably our 5th or 6th time there, and it's worth the drive from the New Hope area. Food is consistently delicious and authentic. They start you off with small cheese puff pastries (gougeres, I think) and it gets better from there. Good wine list - not overwhelming. Pricing is reasonable, but you should expect to spend a couple of hundred bucks if you order wine, and you must.

Room can be kind of loud, and next time I'll ask for a table away from the open kitchen. Apart from that, I have only good things to say. We're thinking of taking the family for their "Family Dinner" sometime soon.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Tasting Menu, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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·Dined on November 14, 2017

Really enjoyed the meal, as everyone did in our party. Bread and butter were exceptional; everyone's meal was delicious. Desserts good too.

Tags: Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Casual
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 12, 2017

I have visited Bistrot La Minette many times and count on it for reliably authentic French bistro cuisine served in a friendly atmosphere, in an appealing semi-residential neighborhood.

Tags: Business Meals, Romantic
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·Dined on November 11, 2017

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....

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Outstanding food; expert service. Thank you.

This was our first time, but it won't be the last.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 9, 2017

We enjoyed our dinner and found the restaurant and service to our liking. Good choices and well prepared dishes.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Cozy, Great Beer, Business Meals
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 (New York Area)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Very cozy and romantic. Great food and great staff.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Great ambiance. Great setting. Great food and service.

Tags: Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on November 6, 2017

Was visiting Philadelphia and a friend recommended. It was an excellent experience and meal even for the solo traveler!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Tasting Menu, Cozy, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

I felt like I was back in Paris! The food was great, and the surroundings charming.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 5, 2017

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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 5, 2017

Food transports us back to Paris. Sauces were perfect and he couple who ate here for the 1st time with us can not wait to return again.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Perfect all around!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Wonderful - it always is. Dining here is a delight. Service is attentive, there is a nice varied food selection and the presentation is beautiful.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Everything was great the restaurant could even fit from some fans or ventilation.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 31, 2017

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.

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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·Dined on October 29, 2017

Always love it there

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