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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

4.6

ambience

4.6

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (59)
Fit for Foodies (58)
Neighborhood Gem (58)
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Special Occasion (48)
Authentic (47)
Romantic (47)
Good for Anniversaries (41)
Cozy (37)
Creative Cuisine (32)
Good for Birthdays (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Notable Wine List (28)
Quiet Conversation (22)
Casual (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
Pre/post Theatre (13)
Handcrafted Cocktails (12)
Seasonal (11)
Business Meals (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Good for Groups (9)
Great for Outdoor Dining (9)
People Watching (9)
Healthy (7)
Great for Lunch (7)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Local Ingredients (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Disabled Access (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Paleo Friendly (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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·Dined 2 days ago

Amazing food, great service, and a couple of good lookin dudes on staff ;)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was excellent as usual, and it was Restaurant Week, so a bargain. A lovely experience.

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·Dined 3 days ago

Never again. Food too salty. Server for table next to us was always getting orders wrong and causes the customer to go crazy. It was a very uncomfortable eating environment for me.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

Excellent service and atmosphere, food is good at that price (too much oil for me), but the waiting time is a bit long. Make sure u have enough time when street parking.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

A very reliable, very good French restaurant with excellent service. It was restaurant week and every table was filled (even on a Monday night) but there was no sacrifice in the usual high quality. Everyone was having a good time. We compared dishes enthusiastically with the strangers at adjacent tables. The sound level was a bit higher than usual but you could still conduct a conversation without shouting. Bistros La Minette is always a satisfying dining experience.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

This is a cute French bistro in Philadelphia good service good food

Tags: Casual
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 3 days ago

The food was good. I thought of home cooking french diner style. What it lacked in subtle taste was made up for in quantity. Also, the food was surprisingly heavy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined 4 days ago

I went during restaurant week and the menu was pretty good. I would recommend snail for appetizer: the flavor is very good. The waiter was very polite, although he insisted on us trying the red/white wine at the restaurant.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined 4 days ago

Ordered the three course meal during restaurant week. Everything was superb, and staff were attentive.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 4 days ago

As I have said before, this is a very good restaurant--it is probably the best French bistro in town. But on this visit, they proved themselves much more--they proved themselves to be a really class act. It was restaurant week. We showed up at 6:25 for a 6:30 reservation, but we were not seated until almost 7:20. Many places would have said tough. Not these guys. The bartender--Josh, a great guy--started pouring wine, and it was quite clear that the wine was on the house--we may have had the equivalent of two bottles. We were seated--we knew the server from previous visits--and we were excellently served, but then free side dishes and free desserts came our way. In other words, here is a restaurant that knows stuff happens, but that it is not the customer who should suffer. They are quite simply THE BEST!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined 4 days ago

Came with my friend during restaurant week. Decent food for a three-course dinner, and the service is really good.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Fun, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Excellent food preparation. Good portions. The trout is superb and has three filets. The cassoulet rich and substantial. Wonderful desserts.
The waiter we had we a little oddly pretentious made all the more comical by his lack of French and unfamiliarity with correct pronunciation. But a nice guy overall.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 5 days ago

This restaurant has a wonderful casual elegance about it. The food was excellent - had the foie gras appetizer which was amazing and others had mushroom soup, fish, steak. All were very happy. The staff was terrific - at every level - hostess, bar tender, waiter. I don't usually write reviews, but I wanted to give a special thanks to the manager who noted that we had waited for a table (even though we happily agreed to wait to get a "nicer" table than the one that was already ready for us) and offered us complimentary deserts. We would have been happy without this, but very impressed with how high the level of quality was overall.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined 6 days ago

Food not up to expectations. Menu too small
Fois gras too expensive. Just not great

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Excellent, as always. The happy hour value is hard to beat, with half-price apps and $3 house wine. The gateau opera and tarte tatin we had for dessert are reason enough to return soon...

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·Dined on January 10, 2018

nice place been here a few times at bar always a good time keep it going

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Goid recommendations from staff. Food was excellent!!! Definitely will return!

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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Had a lovely New Years here and our waiter Richard was fantastic, as was our meal

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (München)·Dined on January 1, 2018

First time here and it lived up to expectations and more based on reviews. Truly a bistro experience. Excellent Alsatian FlammeKuchen and Pate as well as really great Lobster and Steak au Poivre. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Comfort Food, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 1, 2018

Love this restaurant, inventive french cuisine, excellent service, nice wine list. Visit this place a few times during the year but love the fact that they do a very good new years eve special a la carte menu. No over price pre-fixe, all you can drink offering. The chef always has nice specials in addition to the regular menu, baked in house french baguettes, fresh salads, delicious snails, pork cheeks were tender and delicious and the lobster/scallop special was outstanding.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

I have been to Bistrot La Minette few times before, I always thought that the food was over priced but decent. I was there for New Years eve dinner and I must say the only good things were the champagne and the baguette. The rest of the food was overly fat - the amount of butter and whatever other fat they used were EXCESSIVELY!!! I understand that the French are famous for their extra rich dishes but not to the point of making people sick. I felt horribly because my guests suggested another restaurant and I push to go to Bistrot La Minette, and we all felt sick afterwards. Bistrot La Minette - vous ne me verrez pas bientôt (you will not see me anytime soon).

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Sunday brunch was a great meal and a great value ($25.00 3 course prix fix)
Mushroom soup was divine. Eggs en coquette we're terrific and the chocolate gateau was heavenly.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Four of us enjoyed a meal and conversation after a TU basketball game. Decent wine offerings, nice menu, very good attentive, but unobtrusive, service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

The appetizers and dessert were great! The entres were a let down. Too salty and sub par. The service was excellent with a great ambiance.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Another excellent meal. Service was very good and Nathaniel especially helpful and friendly.

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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Hands down one of the best places to dine in Philadelphia. The cassoulet is off the charts delicious. And The chef and staff takes time with guests to discuss menu and drink options.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Cozy, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Christmas eve dinner did not disappoint. Love the food, staff and ambience. Wine pairings fantastic. Would have given them a 5 star rating for Service if not for the fact that with a tasting menu and wine pairings, the key is the timely delivery of each course and pairing. Everything went well up until the main course. We waited quite a long time for it to be served. Someone on the staff did advise us and apologize as we waited and waited. Since we were not in any particular rush, we told him we didn't mind the very obvious pregnant pause. Having said that, they didn't do anything to make amends for it nor did our server apologize as she finally served the meal.

Tags: Seasonal, Authentic, Romantic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Everything tasted was delicious! Mushroom soup is excellent.

Tags: Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We celebrated a birthday with a friend from out of state. We chose to have the French Christmas dinner with wine pairings. Each course was amazing. A WONDERFUL EVENING!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Very disappointed. Been here many times and was a favorite. This visit server Christi was rude, dropped drinks anywhere on table, no eye contact or smile. Ignored us for extended periods. Usually service is friendly and attentive. Food took long time and not as usual. Chicken usually moist and delicious was dry and over cooked. Signature haricot verts were hard and undercooked. Manager said they were unprepared for how but they were but should have been prepared as it was a Saturday night. I would be reluctant to return.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Memorable and scrumptious, as always! I'm somewhat of a regular, and Bistrot La Minette, I am convinced, can NEVER disappoint.

Tags: Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, People Watching, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Always a reliable place and authentic French cuisine!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Love the holiday menu - except the escargo; wish we could have substituted. Also, only one oyster for the first course? Would have gladly traded the snails for a couple more oysters.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 19, 2017

A thoroughly enjoyable evening meal with authentic food and good friendly service. I will definitely be going again. Would certainly recommend it to anyone looking for real French food. The wine was good too although the glass could have been a little fuller.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Excellent as always, both the food and the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on December 16, 2017

Delicious meal. I had the monkfish with lobster sauce. Others had the steak au poivre cooked to diner's preference. For dessert we had the apple tart tatine, so good! Highly recommend this lovely French bistro. Service was very good.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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 on December 16, 2017

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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