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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
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.
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!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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