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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 (70)
Fit for Foodies (68)
Neighborhood Gem (68)
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Special Occasion (62)
Romantic (51)
Authentic (49)
Good for Anniversaries (42)
Cozy (40)
Creative Cuisine (38)
Good for Birthdays (34)
Notable Wine List (31)
Worth the Drive (29)
Quiet Conversation (21)
Tasting Menu (16)
Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (13)
Great for Outdoor Dining (13)
Bar Seating (11)
Seasonal (11)
People Watching (10)
Business Meals (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Great for Brunch (8)
Good for Groups (8)
Local Ingredients (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Fun (8)
Healthy (7)
Comfort Food (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Happy Hour (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
Organic (1)
Scenic View (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 14, 2017

This place continues to please with excellent food that doesn't try too hard but keeps its focus on quality. Beautiful room, wonderful service, a real treat all around.

Tags: Cozy, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Went here with friends for Restaurant Week, and the food was fantastic! Great service and ambiance, definitely would go again!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

During Restaurant Week, this restaurant is definitely a great value. The outdoor seating on a mild evening was an added bonus to a fabulous meal. My friend and I got different entrees and desserts, and all were excellent, and I could live on their composed salad and wonderful bread. The service was attentive and friendly without being at all intrusive. Overall one of the best meals I've had outside France -

Tags: Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

Our restaurant week dinner was excellent. My favorite French dining in all Philadelphia and burns.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

My boyfriend and I went to Bistro La Minette for restaurant week and we had a great time. The food was delicious and our server was great. Wait times were a little long but the restaurant was more crowded than usual so that's to be expected. We'll definitely be back.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Romantic
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·Dined on September 13, 2017

Authentic French dining experience in Philly
A real surprise. Was recommended by a friend and everything from the wine to the Mille feuille was excellent.
We will be back soon, thank you.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 13, 2017

This is a log time favorite of ours and even during Center City Restaurant Week it is fantastic! This is a French Bistro that has been around along time and has a wonderful menu that they do not change for restaurant week. n The service was great as always. We highly reccommend it

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Cozy
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·Dined on September 12, 2017

Great ambiance and amazing, authentic French food!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 12, 2017

Took two of my friends to celebrate a special occasion. It just happened to be restaurant week but their menu was still the same with all options available. When the dishes arrived I was happily surprised that the portion was not reduced except for the escargot obviously. My friends were both impressed and raving about how delicious the food was. The service was super fast and our waiter was considerate in bringing extra plates and utensils for us when he saw us sharing dishes. Look at the pictures and you will want to go too!

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 11, 2017

Quite simply, this is the best French bistro in the tri-state area.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 10, 2017

Main dishes too salty and oily. But desert menu was so nice

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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The experience was delightful with no major points of concern. Getting the check and the receipt at the end was a little too long for our liking, taking about 20 minutes.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, People Watching, Casual, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

This place has never disappointed. Lovely choices, intelligent, caring service, reasonable prices. Nice music, not too loud. Big fans.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 7, 2017

My favorite intimate French Bistro. Happy Hour 530-7, half price appetizers beer and wine, Bartender Nathaniel or Nate is the best-couldn't be better.
I always get the Mustard Rabbit, which is spectacular. Chef Ken walks around checking on everybody.this place is a solid
15 out of 10!!

Tags: Romantic, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Our experience was a birthday celebration - foodies present. This was a wonderful evening. Great table, as requested, wonderful wait staff, very good food, wonderful ambiance, special attention to the birthday celebrant. Casual but wonderfully special.

Tags: Bar Seating, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

It was wonderful to find a good French restaurant. Loved all the photos which were taken by the owner's wife in France. Service was wonderful & very friendly. I can not wait to go back in the fall when beef bourguigonne returns to the menu.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Even better than I remembered -- with a roast lamb dish that was really perfectly prepared (not just slices from a roast), creative desserts and a great wine recommendation ( I was familiar with the wines, but the recommendation to go with a Rose was a very good one). Fairly priced and great kirs, with lots of flavor options. I'd been to 2 other French restaurants in Philly the week before, but this was the standout.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Our son suggested this restaurant to us. So we drove to Philadelphia to give it a try. So worth it. Felt like we were in Paris or Rome. Our meal, duck confit and trout, was very well prepared, presented and delicious. Asked for waiter's recommendations on cocktails and dessert and was not disappointed. Highly recommend. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 26, 2017

Fantastic as always. Please bring back the seared duck breast dish with foie grais sauce.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 25, 2017

Love the food! The service is, as always, outstanding.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 23, 2017

We enjoy the food selections, the wine and the service. Location is in a nice quiet part of town.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A wonderful French restaurant with excellent food and service. A real gem in Philadelphia.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

A superb French restaurant, moderately priced, with excellent service. Very highly recommended.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 22, 2017

Fabulous restaurant. Excellent food and atmosphere. One of Philadelphia's finest.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Service is usually good here and we love the food but our waitress was off that night and we barely saw her. One guest ordered a cheese plate. He never got . 2 tiny tine pieces of cheese were placed on opposite ends of the table with no bread and no announcement that was his cheese plate. Very strange.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Bistrot La Minette never disappoints. On my last visit, the appetizer buffet with a prix fixe menu was outstanding, especially the chicken liver pate and carmelized onions and cheese on baguette. Plus, the service is always excellent - appropriately attentive but not at all obtrusive.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 20, 2017

THE FOOD AND THE SERVICE ARE ALWAYS TOP NOTCH AND CAN'T WAIT TO GO BACK AGAIN.

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The Price Fixe Sunday Brunch was wonderful. The food from the crispy French baguette to the raspberry dessert was outstanding. A great find for Sunday dining!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

Best French restaurant in Philadelphia. Best escargots, best trout, best tartes. Saturday and Sunday prix fixe 3-course brunch/lunch is a bargain. I have never been disappointed at this restaurant.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 20, 2017

An excellent choice for French bistro food. Great service. Inventive menu with traditional dishes if you prefer. Very pleasant environment.

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·Dined on August 19, 2017

Excellent atmosphere and overall great experience. Food is amazing and fresh. Very authentic feel. Lots of staff so service is good and memorable.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Organic, Hot Spot, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Seasonal
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Went for our anniversary dinner - had a wonderful time. Our waiter was fantastic, and the food was delectable! Really made our night!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Birthday celebration with our friends. Great good and service. We will return again soon

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 31, 2017

One of my most favorite restaurants ever. The closest to eating in Paris I have come to!!

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Tapas, People Watching, Happy Hour, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Quiet Conversation
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Bistrot La Minette never disasppoints! Being that my husband is Parisian, he is very particular about French food, and this is as authentic as it gets!

They even have Violette Kir which is from Tourette, France and have never had that in a French restaurant in the US. So we were very happy to start off our brunch with that wonderful aperitif.

We usually have dinner but this time we had brunch on the terrace and it was wonderful. It's so beautiful inside, but we wanted take advantage of the nice weather by dining outside.

Whenever we come here we are always warmly greeted by Brett the manager who is a total gem and always will go above and beyond to make sure the diner is happy. He knows his food and will always make great suggestions as well as making sure that the service is always perfect. I can't sing his praises enough for making our experience extra enjoyable.

We love this restaurant, and we love seeing Brett whenever we dine here.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Romantic, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Just incredible. Great service, great food. I pretty much just went with my servers recommendations and she was on the ball. The vodka cocktail there might seriously be the best cocktail I've ever had. 😍

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 22, 2017

The food was delicious and it wasn't a crowded, noisy brunch-scene. Nice place to leisurely enjoy a meal and conversation. The Œufs du Pêcheur on the lunch menu was incredible, and the carafe of house wine was priced very reasonably. Will be back!

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 16, 2017

This is a special place that you will definitely enjoy...foodies, this is IT! From the bread and butter to the dessert, everything is delicious! Enjoy!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fun, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 16, 2017

one of my favorites if not the favorite in the city. always spectacular.

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Cozy, Creative Cuisine, Great for Brunch, Tasting Menu
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The restaurant is a city gem. Great as always. Merci.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List, Creative Cuisine
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