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Bistrot La Minette, Philadelphia, PA
Bistrot La Minette, Philadelphia, PA
Bistrot La Minette, Philadelphia, PA
Bistrot La Minette, Philadelphia, PA
Bistrot La Minette, Philadelphia, PA

Bistrot La Minette

4.8
4.8
4063 Reviews
$31 to $50
French
Bistrot La Minette is the realization of Chef Peter Woolsey's dream that began over a decade ago during his earliest days studying in France: to create a restaurant that would share his love of the authentic bistro experience with his fellow Philadelphians. Great respect is paid to the traditional dishes that are created; and the classical French methods required to achieve unparalleled bistro cuisine. Both savory and pastry menus are ever evolving to reflect the seasons, the availability of the best ingredients and the inspirations of Chef Peter Woosley, who returned to Bistrot La Minette as Chef de Cuisine in 2023. The service, led by GM Maureen Marchiafava, 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 bistro dining.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 925-8000
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive chef
    Peter Woolsey
  • Private party facilities
    For more information or to reserve the private Salon, please contact Maureen Marchiafava
  • Private party contact
    Bret Lyons: (888) 445-4872
  • Neighborhood
    Queen Village
  • Cross street
    Bainbridge
  • Parking details
    There is a lot on Bainbridge and Passyunk Ave, and another on 7th St between South and Bainbridge.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • Foie Gras Tasting

    $80.00 per person

    Feb 28 - Feb 29, 2024
    Join us for a Foie Gras Tasting! February 28th & 29th. $80 for 4 courses, $110 with pairings Menu Terrine de foie gras et rillettes de canard Foie gras and duck rillettes terrine, burgundian spice bread, frisee, black currant puree Domaine Martinolles Blanquette de Limoux, Mauzac, Languedoc Foie gras poêlé aux endives braisées Seared 2oz foie gras portion, endives braised in orange juice Bache Gabrielson, Pineau des Charentes Magret de canard sauce foie gras Pan-seared duck breast, potatoes Anna, foie gras sauce Château Platon, Merlot/Cab Franc, Bordeaux Délice de bourgogne et mousse de foie gras Triple-cream cow cheese, foie gras mousse, caramelized puff pastry, grapefruit sauce Emotions De La Tour Blanche, Sauternes

What 4,063 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.8Service
  • 4.8Ambience
  • 4.6Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Philadelphia County

    French

  • Philadelphia

    Best Service

4,063 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    First time in and won’t be the last. Authentic French bistro down to the chocolates with the bill. Lovely ambience. Nice to be able to hear dining companions even when there’s a full house. And the food was spectacular.

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  2. AndyM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic! Authentic French food and lovely wine list. Have been here several times and it’s always great!

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  3. TIMS56

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is authentic and very good. Very filling. The ambiance was soo cool. This is a gem.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    24 reviews

    4.0

    24 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Appetizers and salads were fabulous. The mains were way too salty.

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  5. KandK

    Philadelphia

    112 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    112 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent in every way! Server was helpful and pleasant. Drinks were great. Everyone loved their starters and entrees. No pressure to leave. We were a group of 5. Had halibut, duck and steak. Escargots and foie gras. All excellent.

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  6. PerriE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 20, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    From cocktails to the luscious chocolates at the end of the meal, perfection.

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  7. HeleneT

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Lovely traditional French bistro with that extra ambiance, good food and friendly service that will make you come back!!

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  8. Lawrence

    Philadelphia

    172 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    172 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bristrot la Minette has always been one of our go to places. At first it was for special occasions but their approach to French cuisine & aesthetic is so spot on we now go whenever we crave a slice of France/Paris without having to book a flight.

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  9. Josephine

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 16, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food and not too expensive for the quantity of the dishes !

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  10. SilverQueen

    Philadelphia

    703 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    703 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food, wine, and service were excellent. Tables are not too close together. Music is not too loud. Overall, this restaurant is one of my favorites.

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  11. Delish

    Philadelphia

    103 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    103 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent French Bistrot food. Cauliflower soup starter and duck main course cooked to perfection. Our server Ryan was fantastic One of our favorite Philly spots

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  12. SuzyQ2

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was delicious and not a crumb was left. We had the Coq au Vin, Gnocchi, Cod, Duck, and Rabbit. One of each dessert. Yum! Our waiter was amazing and the bartender made a delightful French 75 for me.

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  13. Maya

    Los Angeles

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious wow best french food I’ve had outside of France

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Jacksonville

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of our repeats in Philly where there are a bunch of great options. The food, service and ambiance is always spot on. Fairly priced for what you get. If you get Sebastian as your waiter, listen to him. He knows his craft and will take very good care of you. Highly recommend.

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  15. TomS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Most authentic bistro food in the city. Old standbys like coq au vin, lapin a la moutarde, etc.

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  16. TaylorM

    Philadelphia

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Bistrot La Minette has a warm, friendly ambience and efficient and pleasant staff. The food is delicious - the portions aren't ridiculously large but are very satisfying, and there are always interesting specials. I live in the general neighborhood and have been to this restaurant numerous times both for casual dining and special occasions. It's also a place where I like to take visitors to the city.

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  17. drsooz

    Philadelphia

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a pleasure to eat here, from the atmosphere to the delicious and authentic French food.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We were there for the restaurant week special, both of us never really ate French Cuisine. Food was delicious, chairs a bit uncomfortable, but no a big deal. Service was great, seating with reservation was on time, food was really good too

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  19. NiemaN

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing food. Great cocktails. Nice ambience. Will be back again,

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  20. LauraM

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was one of the best meals I've had in Philly, in my 10+ years of living here. The food was excellent, but so was the service and ambiance, even the decor contributed to the charm. All of that combined made this a 10/10 experience.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was outstanding and Sebastian was such an attentive, kind, personable server!

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  22. barb

    Philadelphia

    59 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    59 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is a true taste of Paris. We had an absolutely superb meal on our visit. Very few kitchens earn five stars on every course. Not the case here. From a salad , to coq au vin, trout, and medium rare salmon, to lovely desserts, everything was perfection. And the portions were just right - not too much or too little. We can’t wait to return. thanks for a great evening!

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  23. MichaelYPhillySJersey

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Bistro La Minette is AMAZING! TRES SYMPA! The food, ambience, service are " MERVEILLEUX!" Tres a la Francaise! Truly feels like dining in a Parisian Bistro! Been telling EVERYONE I know that they MUST go! Il faut y aller! Desserts are to DIE for too! Bon appetit! Michael Y./Philly & S Jersey

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  24. LaRagazzaGialla

    Philadelphia

    209 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    209 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited for Restaurant Week. The menu options were great and we loved the cocktails and food. Staff were very friendly.

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  25. rrosas1008

    Philadelphia

    50 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    50 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The bartender was excellent very nice girl though server and servers gave excellent service The food was very very good and a hostess was a very nice girl

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  26. mgiorno

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I ordered off of the restaurant week menu and it was delicious. My favorite was the ouf de pecheur with its rich creamy tarragon sauce, but the lemon cassis tart was also a real treat for the tongue. We had a pitcher of the house rose with our dinners and it went well with all of the dishes, even my steak au poivre.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 31, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It is always special treat when we can make it to the bistro! The escargot is always favorite and the staff is beyond being on point. Whenever anyone asks bistro is always a top recommendation!!!!!

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  28. JimA

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I've never had anything other than a wonderful meal and generally great experience here.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Coastal Georgia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Of all the restaurant week experiences we went to… and this includes James beard nominees… Bistrot Minette hit all the marks the most consistently.

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  30. wineguy

    Philadelphia

    104 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    104 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfectly prepared French bistro food. Escargot and Coq a Vin were outstanding.

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  31. MDanish

    Philadelphia

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We have been dining here for many years and have found the chef prepares the best Steak Au Poivre. We have never been disappointed, no matter what we order. Parking is the only issue, so leave yourself a little extra time to get a spot on the street of be prepared to park in a lot.

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  32. GeoffreyS

    Philadelphia

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good reliable place for a delicious French meal.......not exceptional but we like this place and will go back!!

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  33. KathyS

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Consistently Excellent food and service. Much appreciated

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  34. roadwarrior

    Philadelphia

    76 reviews

    5.0

    76 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My favorite French restaurant. The staff, especially Maureen and Ryan are amazing. The food is authentic and prepared to perfection. Outstanding experience! Highly recommend!

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  35. Maurice

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was excellent! French food the way it was intended! We have been here before but it’s been awhile and we were so happy to seethe restaurant full of patrons that were still coming in at 9:30pm! The people were a mix of young and old all enjoying themselves! My husband had the endive salad and I had the escargot both delicious! We had the Crement to go with our first courses and our waiter kindly kept it refrigerated while we both had a glass of different wines with our main course. I had the steak au poivre perfectly cooked at medium rare and my husband had the Quenelle which was creamy and rich! He hadn’t had a good Quenelle since George Perrier’s at Le Bec Fin! At dessert the waiter brought back the Crement while we enjoyed our desserts of Mille feuille with raspberries and lemon tart with Caisse sorbet. The restaurant was extremely busy last night but our waiter and the rest of the staff was attentive. It’s restaurant week so the price couldn’t be beat! We will definitely be back regardless of it being restaurant week!

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  36. MaryR

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were amazing! Would highly recommend if you’re in the mood for French food and quality service.

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  37. BAC60

    Philadelphia

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Easy choice to make a return trip in the future.

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  38. manger123

    New York City

    321 reviews

    5.0

    321 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The bartender whose name I neglected to get was just super.

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  39. KarenC1

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Limited menu, but fabulous food. I observed employees between courses, and this team of waitstaff & hostesses is fabulous.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent, would go back again sometime

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FAQs

Bistrot La Minette offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 925-8000.

Bistrot La Minette is rated 4.8 stars by 4063 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 11 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Bistrot La Minette

623 South 6th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bainbridge
  • Neighborhood
    Queen Village
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue, Wed 5:30 pm–9:30 pm Thu–Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Happy Hour Tue–Fri 5:30 pm–7:30 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    French
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking details
    There is a lot on Bainbridge and Passyunk Ave, and another on 7th St between South and Bainbridge.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Peter Woolsey
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (215) 925-8000
  • Private party facilities
    For more information or to reserve the private Salon, please contact Maureen Marchiafava
  • Private party contact
    Bret Lyons: (888) 445-4872
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