Permanently Closed - Sips Bistro and Bar

4.6
928 Reviews
$30 and under
French

About

This restaurant is permanently closed. Come experience exceptional French cuisine, creative cocktails and European wines in our elegant historic atmosphere or on our charming private outdoor patio.




Signature dishes such as Boeuf Bourguignon, Duck Confit or traditional Bouillabaisse are sure to bring the taste of Western Europe to the Phoenixville area.




Sips also offers craft beers, specialty cocktails and a light fare menu in our bar area suitable for a light lunch or any after-work occasion.



Complimentary parking is available in our private parking lot.
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96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Gabmajor12
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I really enjoyed this cute little restaurant. The food was delicious & I liked the amount of choices on the menu.

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Jennifer
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were seated immediately upon arrival for our 11 am brunch Reservation. Our waiter was very nice his service was impeccable . Our eggs benedicts were all very good as were the bloody Mary’s. We will miss this place, Fabian did an amazing job renovating and restoring this restaurant.

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vipRevelRocks
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Very Cozy.
Tasty food - cheese board presentation was terrific. Pappardelle was incredible. Pork Chop was thick & juicy. Jambalaya was so savory.
We were running 15 min late due to GPS issues & tricky Phoenixville parking - hostess was warm & professional, no problem!
We were gathering with friends we hadn't seen in 20 years - no rush, they let us linger!
one simple constructive comment: top off the water glasses & certainly don't let them run dry (as they did).
Otherwise Super.
Highly recommend!

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Cpm1120
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Sunday brunch ever. Bottomless Bellinis are a must have!

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CarrieM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every visit has been great! This is a rare gem in the neighborhood and to hear Sips will be closing on 5/2/2020, gives even more reason to experience the cuisine one final time. Best of luck to the owner on his next chapter.

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vipChubbs
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic as usual. Friendly staff, excellent food and a nice setting. Shame to see it go...

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IrisB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Stop by before they close - great service and brunch.

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TracyG
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Really great food & bar bites. Super happy hour. Ive been 2x and the employees & service is top notch. Funny engaging and knowledgeable. Oh & did I mention great drinks too. Another plus for Phoenixville. They have their own parking lot! Wool hoooo

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LeeM
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I went here for brunch on Sunday. There were a number of different options to select from (from a breakfast bowl to a hamburger) and the food was excellent. The staff was very friendly and we had a wonderful time!

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PattyP
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Our Server (Amy) was just great! She was knowledgeable about the entrees so helpful when we needed some suggestions on what to try.
She is engaging, fun and really just looks like she enjoys what she does.
Hope to see her again!
Patty & Ben

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vipAndreaM
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My only complaint was the chocolate crepes... they were a strange color, tough, and also filled with Nutella instead of a more appealing chocolate. I would try a different dessert next time.
The cheese plate was outstanding! Overall, I would definitely return and will recommend to friends.

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vipKristaM
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sips is our favorite go to restaurant! The food is always great and the service amazing!

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JesseT
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, great service. A little on the high end price wise.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Day

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JonesS
Pittsburgh
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice atmosphere, excellent food and service.

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seaglass
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our new favorite restaurant! Amazing tastes, put together with perfect care. Each bite is scrumptious. I just to my (2) hardest to please friends (gluten free and Dairy free), and they were easily accommodated, even for dishes that were not starred gluten free. Small but tasty menus with delightful chef's specials. The meal was easy and not rushed. Waitstaff made great suggestions. Pricing was easy for the quality of the food. Yum!

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BRVF
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Quality friendly service, very welcoming. Menu is diverse with salads sandwiches and entree's. Entree's were healthy portions and well presented. Good food. Seems reliably good quality

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great brunch spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Sips is the absolutely best place in Phoenixville for brunch! Extremely friendly staff, great specials and bottomless mimosas, blood mary’s and Kronenberg +blanc make this must go!

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CherylM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I haven't been to Sips in over a year and boy, has it changed. The food used to be interesting, varied and delicious with a French twist, but sadly it is no longer. The menu was similar to a standard bar menu, very uninspired and the flavors were boring. The service was quick, but our waiter (who was the bartender) was rude to most of those in our party. We arrived on a Friday at 9:30 (with a reservation) and we were admonished to 'better get your order in soon or you might not get food' almost as soon as we sat down. The kitchen didn't close until 10:00 pm, but we were rushed to get our dinner order in before we even were asked for our drink order. When I asked if there were any specials, the bartender/waiter mentioned snarkily 'of course there are' as he walked away. It wasn't until after he took my dinner order that I realized that the specials were written on a black board behind the bar. He continued to be rude while taking and delivering our orders. The best thing about our visit were the friends that I brought to the restaurant, who didn't hold it against me...oh, and the french fries. The fries were good.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

My wife and I make this out go to mini date place. French influence with decor and food and has always been enjoyable.
We generally go to the high tops at the bar area. Your can still get specials served in main dining area.
As for the good, for the most part always very good, with some interesting choices on the specials. Nice selection of beers and the espresso martinis are awesome! One of the main reasons we go.
With Sips being an anchor at one end of the downtown it serves well as an afternoon starter or ending nightcap. Overall you can’t go wrong.

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
2 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this place the quiet intimate setting! The food is incredible so creative and great specials that are always changing.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Food is excellent but a little pricey. Very nice building and amazing bar area. Attentive staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent food and service! Best restaurant in phoenixville by far! Delicious French food that never disappoints. The service is above and beyond! Had the Bronzino tonight and it was a “10” escargot was perfect! sips is always on point!

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vipMargoP
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Love this restaurant, always consistently good, great brunch and love the ambiance.

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AndyP
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Love the 1 price for unlimited drinks. Food was delicious and service was wonderful

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vipdeanteam
Philadelphia
41 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Went for family dinner on New Years Eve. Loved everything about the evening! Food and service was exceptional and prices were not jacked up due to the holiday. Sips never disappoints!

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Rene
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a gem! Food is amazing everytime! Service is great too!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was fantastic. Service was friendly and fast.

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HungryMan
New England
5 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Nice restaurant with the food being good. However, based on some of the entree prices, the food should be superior.
Service was very good. The bar area and bar menu looked like a fun place to eat for something more casual and reasonably priced

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JoeC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service , friendly wait staff and excellent food. What more could you ask for?

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything about Sips is always perfect. The ambiance, service, and food is incredible every single time. Absolutely love it here.

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DirtDog
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My wife and I wanted to have a nice dinner without the kids and Sips was spot on. The menu has something for everyone and we will definitely be back. The cocktails were really good too.

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vipMelissaS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

This was the first time my husband and I tried Sips. The food was really delicious and the cocktails were well made. We will definitely be back.

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vipSawwhetowl2
Philadelphia
162 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love dining at Sips Bistro. Fabian the owner is always a pleasure to be greeted by, but this time was even more special than past visits. The wait staff has increased since we were here last. We rarely dine out on weekends anymore, so I'm not sure how log Amy has been working at Sips. She was the perfect wait person. She had perfect timing, was very professional yet friendly and giggled just a tiny bit when appropriate. She took our order quickly and checked in on us when it was the right time. She helped to make the meal more enjoyable. Although I must say that Jeffrey our usual waiter was always impeccable, Amy brings a breath of youth and vitality to the restaurant that makes it seem just a little more hip. The food of course was amazing.
We enjoyed Salmon, Scallops and one dessert with a glass of Sancerre and an after dinner Port. Everything was perfection exemplified as usual. You must try it if you haven't yet. We highly recommend Sips Bistro one of our all time favorites.

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NathanS
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always an outstanding experience the wait staff and kitchen put a special touch on each visit. Thank you for being the reliable choice for great food in Phoenixville.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
5 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just moved to the area this past year and sips has been our favorite find! We love going for brunch! They have the BEST BRUNCH! Dinner is also amazing! Food is always great, never disappoints. The staff is also very friendly and helpful. Sips is our favorite spot, hands down!

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viplisalisa
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great meal as always. Service was amazing. I mentioned a wine was a bit old and he opened a new bottle for me. Above and beyond

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

Absolutely overpriced! Food was dry, overcooked and lacking taste. The service was inadequate. I had high hopes, but was terribly disappointed.

Sips Bistro and Bar - Permanently Closed
Responded on December 12, 2019

good afternoon, I wanted to thank you for your feedback and i wanted to apologize for falling short of your expectations. I would love to have the opportunity to make it right to you and your guest. if you could call me at the restaurant, i would like to get more information about your experience. Regards, Fabien

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vipRysdes
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We have been going to Sips Bistro for dinner for a long time. The food and the service never disappoint us. If I can make a wish, I would like to suggest having slightly bigger tables.

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Permanently Closed - Sips Bistro and Bar is rated 4.6 stars by 928 OpenTable diners.