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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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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.8

service

4.7

ambience

4.6

value

4.5

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (67)
Special Occasion (65)
Neighborhood Gem (64)
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Fit for Foodies (63)
Romantic (55)
Authentic (49)
Good for Anniversaries (45)
Cozy (39)
Creative Cuisine (37)
Notable Wine List (32)
Good for Birthdays (32)
Worth the Drive (25)
Quiet Conversation (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (16)
Bar Seating (15)
Casual (14)
Handcrafted Cocktails (14)
Tasting Menu (14)
People Watching (12)
Business Meals (11)
Good for Groups (11)
Seasonal (11)
Great for Brunch (10)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Fun (8)
Healthy (8)
Great for Lunch (8)
Sunday Lunch (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Local Ingredients (6)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Gluten Free Options (4)
Late-night Find (3)
Afternoon Tea (2)
Organic (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Great Beer (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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·Dined 5 days ago

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 7 days ago

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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food5
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·Dined 7 days ago

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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 (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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 (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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 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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vip
 (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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