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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

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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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 (Houston)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Great brunch! Bloody Mary was super!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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+.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 26, 2017

Nice friendly staff. Good food esp the escargot. Will go back.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 26, 2017

A perfect dining experience.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 25, 2017

Bistrot La Minette provides consistent, excellent food with thoughtful service. Dishes we had were creative and delicious. A neighborhood gem. Keep up the excellent standards.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

The service and food were outstanding

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

A phenomenal French restaurant that aims for an authentic culinary experience for all senses.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Great date night with wine pairing

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

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.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Bistro continues to please - truly a neighborhood gem with an innovative menu, attentive and knowledgeable staff, and sinful desserts. We try to get in one meal at the Bistro whenever we are in Philly.

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on October 14, 2017

Wife's Birthday. Had an incredible time, try the Monkfish!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 14, 2017

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.

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 (Western NC)·Dined on October 10, 2017

lovely dinner - wish there were more vegetarian options - very accommodating for celiac diet.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This restaurant always has wonderful French food in a Bistro setting. It is a quiet, warm, neighborhood gem. We have now gone there over 6 times and have been happy and content each time.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 10, 2017

This is one of my favorite places in Philadelphia!! You step into a world and they take care of you!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 6, 2017

As alway, we will be back. Great food, great service, and you can hear your conversation with friends. Great evening.
Thank you

Tags: Late-night Find, Notable Wine List, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on October 6, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, People Watching, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 2, 2017

Great experience all around. It's like being transported to France. Incredible.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Best French place in Philadelphia
Period

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Food was very good. Not very strong flavors but well prepared. No complaints on food. Service was a little slow but otherwise good as well.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

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!!).

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Casual, Romantic, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on September 28, 2017

Thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Valet parking would bring us back more often.

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Richmond)·Dined on September 24, 2017

We had an excellent time with guests from United Kingdom.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Fantastic food, friendly and attentive staff, lovely interior

Tags: Romantic, Seasonal, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Love this local French restaurant. Elegant and relaxed mid week. Cocktails were good The frisée salad with figs was very very good as were the escargots. We had the duck and steak poivre. Both cooked to desired wellness and delicious. Dessert — Mille feuille was excellent. Service just right. A favorite place.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Authentic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 20, 2017

We enjoyed a wonderful Anniversary dinner and arrived before 7pm. The opportunity to try half price first course items was a delightful surprise. House wines were $3.00. The trout and scallop entrees were perfectly seasoned. Out door seating was a plus on this balmy September night. We noticed several young moms getting together with little ones in tow. It is a wonderful neighborhood restaurant with an elegant menu.

Highly recommend the fig and arugula salad with Roquefort cheese and walnuts. Their pate and baguettes 🥖 are always wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Kid-friendly, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

We have been here many times but this year we were here to celebrate a birthday on the last night of Restaurant Week. We were not disappointed. The three course menu was made up of regular menu items and we chose six different dishes between us and we thoroughly enjoyed every bite. Of special note was the trout with browned butter and almonds served with fingerling potatoes and green beans. I virtually never order fish in restaurants but this dish was so delicious I will not hesitate to order it again here. The "Happy Birthday: beautifully written in chocolate on a plate with two pieces of wonderful chocolate at the end of the meal was very pretty and very thoughtful. Thanks for a memorable evening.

Tags: Seasonal, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

I went to 3 restaurants participating in Restaurant Week, and this was by far the best. I booked a second time on the last day of Restaurant Week. During my first reservation, I mistakenly booked for one less than my total number of guests. Brett the manager, accommodated my additional guest graciously. The servings were large, not like the slimmed down versions of courses in the other restaurants I visited during Restaurant Week. My friends and I loved our meals- special mention of the escargot, mussels, and trout. The desserts were delicious - special mention of the almond cake with blackberries, puff pastry w raspberries and the peach compote with almond sponge cake and crumbs. I went back just because I wanted to try what every one else had during our first visit. The ambience was very warm. Our waiter Richard, was very attentive and knew a lot about the dishes on the menu. I will surely return.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

This is our third time at Bistrot La Minette and we enjoyed it very much. We take the train over from New Jersey and walk to the restaurant. We especially enjoy the happy hour too. We would like to try the brunch in the near future. Highly recommend.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 19, 2017

Excellent French bistro. Food and service spot on!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

You think you're in France! A great Bistro with delicious French food. There is a small outside seating area for people watching or enjoying the cooler weather. They have interesting cocktails and a great bar.
My last visit was on restaurant week so it was pretty crowded. Our waiter was very knowelgable and helpful about the food and cocktail menu but we'd were not asked if we wanted a second drink or coffee with dessert.
I would definitely recommend this restaurant.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Everything was absolutely amazing. Was there for restaurant week, and had the escargot, trout, and cheese plate with a carafe of rose wine. Everything was perfect.

Tags: Cozy, Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

The waiter was really nice and the food was delicious. It was my first time trying French food and I thoroughly enjoyed it.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

Three of us were there for Restaurant Week. A nice time was had by all!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 18, 2017

It was an excellent dinner and there was no sign of any restaurant week holding back. Very good service as well!

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List, People Watching, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Fabulous! Great food - very original. Service was excellent and the ambiance was terrific. Will certainly come again!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Fun, Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Romantic, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Business Meals
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Excellent food and service and great restaurant week menu

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We came for restaurant week. Three course dinner was excellent. Our waitress was courteous and attention. Definitely will go back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Nice atmosphere, Food was a little cold and servers cold have been a little friendlier but I would give it another try

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Authentic
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