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About Sips Bistro and Bar

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.

400 Bridge Street
Phoenixville, PA 19460
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
French

Hours of Operation:
Brunch: Sunday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,

Monday - Thursday: 4:30pm - 9:00pm,

Friday - Saturday: 4:30pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Church St.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(484) 924-9721

Website:
http://www.sipsphoenixville.com/

Parking Details:
Private Parking

Executive Chef:
Chris Siropaides

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sips Bistro and Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4
3
2
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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.6

service

4.6

ambience

4.5

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

96% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (21)
Fit for Foodies (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (18)
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Neighborhood Gem (18)
Creative Cuisine (17)
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Romantic (14)
Casual (13)
Good for Anniversaries (11)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (10)
Worth the Drive (10)
Good for Birthdays (10)
Handcrafted Cocktails (9)
Authentic (8)
Happy Hour (8)
Great for Brunch (7)
Comfort Food (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Fun (6)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Disabled Access (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Great Beer (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Kid-friendly (2)
Late-night Find (2)
Scenic View (2)
Seasonal (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Business Meals (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Live Music (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Vegan (1)
Good Vegetarian Options (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 4 days ago

Our waiter was amazing with great recommendations! The food was delicious and the drinks were so good!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Wonderful food
Great service
Incredible cosmos

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·Dined on November 5, 2017

Started out OK with a cocktail at the bar. Once seated, believe 4-5 different staff attended our table with maybe one making an effort to establish rapport (we only saw him once as he checked on the meal before we'd had chance to take a bite). The person that took our order was, I am assuming, an owner or the manager? It was around then I started to feel a pretentious atmosphere. Upon ordering, I felt like something different so tried a vegetarian dish of goat cheese ravioli. I got my dish and found tiny raviolis coated with an odd assortment of vegetables that seemed pea-based and no sauce I could discern. The most egregious thing was I could not even taste any goat cheese. Overall, the dish was tasteless and after eating a few raviolis, I gave up to focus on my company. When the barely touched plate was taken and I declined to take any home, you might think a place that has any style would have caught that and addressed it (I know I should have said something but chose not to). No one said a word - just took the plate and asked about dessert. In summary, I would suggest to the Bistro that if you want to project a trendy, semi pretentious attitude, you should focus on delivering knock out meals. Will not return.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I can’t say enough good things about Sips. This restaurant is a a definite gem. The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Our server was on point. She would check on us and made sure we didn’t need anything, but didn’t interrupt our conversation. We felt welcomed and cared for. Our toddler was also welcomed and very much cared for. I was pretty shocked at the front end personnel’s response when asked if we could the bring the child in. They seemed excited to have us and not once did we feel awkward for having a child at a smaller type of restaurant, which allowed us to relax and enjoy our experience. I loved the decor and the ambience. Very intimate, but also suitable for larger parties. We can’t wait to go back and have the English toffee cake again. It’s to die for!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Love sips. Our usual waiter was not in but had great service.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Sips never disappoints. We had another delicious brunch in the bar!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We sat outside. The chicken pate appetizer was delicious. We had the crab cake and scallops . They were wonderful. The staff were very kind and accomodating to our questions.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 13, 2017

My husband and I enjoyed a cozy table for two on a Friday evening. We were interested in French cuisine and found this restaurant to fit the bill. The wine list was good, the menu was interesting, and the crab cakes were very good. My husband had the ravioli and was surprised by vegetables and clear broth in place of traditional sauce, though enjoyed the flavors. A little pricey but we will visit again. A nice find in Phoenixville with its own complimentary parking lot.

Tags: Fun, Romantic, Seasonal, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 11, 2017

Great place to bring friends.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 5, 2017

We had an early 6:30 reservation on a Thursday night. There was only one other couple in the dining room. We were shown to the worse table in the room and when we objected were assigned to a better table. I order a Cosmo and it was the worse Cosmo I have ever had, I couldn't taste the Cointreau so I wasn't looking forward to a good meal. However, both my entree and my husband's meal was very good.

P.S. The bar was busy.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 1, 2017

I always love getting brunch here so I brought my two friends along this time. Our server helped us choose meals and gave us really good recommendations. He came back often, and we left very happy with our meal and drinks.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

It started off well where Mike, our server greeted us, took our order and our first meal came out, French Toast which tasted OK. Then it's suddenly fell apart soon after when everybody else's food around us came and our meals did not. Two other parties that sat after us, ordered and got their meals before our order came out. Server came by once to let us know our meals are coming out but only after he may have noticed that I was looking a bit frazzled. No apology was given. What started out as a pleasant first visit unfortunately did not end well. Oh well.... sigh

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Afternoon Coffee, Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Sips gets better every year! Love the handmade cocktails, delicious approachable french food but not fancy. The owner and well trained staff go out of their way to make you feel at home. The Staff are attentive, pleasant and polite, rare these days in the dining world - Homemade French Onion soup, fresh oysters, mussels and so much more. They offer something for everyone from the sophisticated foodie to the basic eater. We rarely order dessert, the toffee bread pudding was excellent. This is our favorite neighborhood gem consistently YUM!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Hot Spot, Casual, Good for a Date, Great Beer, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 29, 2017

Great as always

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·Dined on September 29, 2017

The food was good, & the service felt like being welcomed into someone's home.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Creative Cuisine, Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Fun, Special Occasion, Disabled Access
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 27, 2017

Really good food. Our waiter was knowledgable friendly and timely.will be back for more

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Bar Seating
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 23, 2017

This was our 1st time at Sips. We chose to dine outdoors, which turned out to be an excellent choice. They really created a nice oasis out there, away from the business of downtown Phoenixville. There was no noticeable noise from the street at all. We had the following: tuna tartare app., 6 oysters, short-rib grilled cheese, mussels entree, and sticky toffee pudding for dessert.

The tuna tartare was really good, and different from most of the lightly sauteed rectangular strips you get everywhere. The oysters were fine, though almost all had a hard piece of shell or two in them and at $3/piece were a little overpriced. The short-rib grilled cheese was inventive and absolutely delicious! The mussels were good, but the fra diablo sauce could have used a little more spice and overall seasoning. The fries that came with both entrees were some of the best fries we have ever had (I know, I know, it is just fries, but man they do them right). We were delighted to see sticky toffee pudding on the dessert menu, and it did not disappoint. We also had 4 different cocktails, which were all very good.

Our server was perfect and all other staff we encountered were pleasant as well.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 22, 2017

We were here once before and really enjoyed our experience. Had a groupon and were excited to try it again. Very, very disappointed this second time. We ordered the Atlantic Char entree and the rabbit with spinach pappardelle pasta entree. The char was extremely "fishy" tasting but thought maybe it was just my taste buds so asked my dining partner to try it also. He agreed it was so fishy that it must have been spoiled. So, I did not and could not finish my entree (had only 3 bites and that was more than enough). He said that that the spinach pasta was so overbearing in spinach taste that the "iron" flavor in it overpowered everything else in his dish. Since I was not able to eat my meal, I waited for my waitress to return to see "how was my dish" so I could let her know and possibly get another, different meal and bring it to her attention but she never returned. Instead the busser came by and took my still full plate. When the waitress finally came by to check on our meals, our table had been completely cleared by the busser. She did offer to bring me another meal, but by that time, my dining partner was already done and it was a little late for me to wait for another meal.
Not sure that I willl return again. Too many other restaurants in the Phoenixville area that I have consistently had very excellent dining experience at.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Thanks for a lovely evening with good fresh food, pleasant ambience and helpful service.

Tags: Casual, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 21, 2017

Well done French style . The veggies accompanying the entree were delightful

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·Dined on September 20, 2017

This was our first visit for my husband's birthday, just the two of us. We went on a Wednesday evening. Loved the novel French style cuisine with additional European influences. They had Pandora music which was not overly loud, but just right, nice mix of music. I also found a Groupon for Sips, which was a nice bonus. The service was just right, the food was excellent. I kept thinking my daughter would love this, and later found out she has already visited on several occasions as it's a favorite. Uploading pix of coq au vin and the veal dinners. Special thanks to the staff and chef for a memorable experience!

Tags: Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic, Scenic View, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Vegan
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Service excellent! Better than anyone else in area. Food excellent. With groupon it's a great value.

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Absolutely amazing! This was our second time dining at Sips, and we were 'wowed' yet again! Kid friendly, and fantastic food! We can't wait to return!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 15, 2017

Sips is simply wonderful. Feels just like a casual restaurant in Paris. Great bar. Divine scallops. Eat outside if weather permits.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Cozy, Good for a Date, Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Sunday Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went a little early for our 630pm reservation and we're happy we did. Sips has an inviting bar area for cocktails with a decent happy hour. Half off apps and discounted drinks. The fried oysterst and pot stickers were tasty. Dinner in the restaurant area was good but I can't say excellent. We both preferred the veal dinner to the scallops. Service was good but a touch aloof. We would go back.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Ever since discovering Sips, it has been worth the drive to Phoenixville. The French Bistro style with high end cuisine make the restaurant a vast improvement over the likes of Park in the city. The food it as good or better, there is less crowd and the staff is truly fabulous. Highly recommended.

Tags: Romantic, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Bar Seating
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·Dined on August 26, 2017

Excellent french food! Will go back as the wait staff and atmosphere was great :)

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 24, 2017

I am always pleased when I visit SIPS. They always feature a fantastic cheese board that changes all the time, and have wonderful specials in addition to their menu favorites. I had a beautiful short rib on this visit, while my sister had the rabbit - something she had never tried before. Both dishes were rich and delicious and the presentation is lovely. Our server Jeffery is fantastic, and always provides top-notch service. Be sure to try one (or several!) of their specialty cocktails as their mixologist is the best in town. I recommend SIPS for any occasion or for just a night out.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Scenic View, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails
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·Dined on August 20, 2017

We had a fantastic Sunday brunch. The service was terrific and the mimosa was delicious. I have the salmon and eggs on English muffin with hash browns. The eggs were perfectly cooked and served quickly. Delicious!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on August 14, 2017

Have dined at Sips numerous occasions and have always been pleased.

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy, Great for Brunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We had a lovely dinner at Sips. Our starters & main courses were delish & the service was excellent. We had hoped to eat outside, but the rain prevented that. The outside area appeared large & pleasant. Our cocktails were very good. I would say that the temp was too cold, but that is true (for me) almost everywhere.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 6, 2017

We had oysters as appetizer. It's very fresh. The food was well-prepared and nicely presented. We had dinner outside. The seating was a little bit tight and noisy.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on August 6, 2017

I chose Sips for my wife's recent birthday gathering this weekend. It was great! We've had several memorable meals at Sips over the years. Very nice ambiance and very good quality food and service at Sips are worth the premium pricing. We like the convenient location. It's worth noting that on-site parking is a significant plus in congested downtown P'ville . We've tried most of the Bridge Street restaurants and like most of them very much, but Sips continues to be our favorite.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Love this neighborhood gem. We've been going for the past few years and never knew about the patio. It was the prefect outdoor setting on a cooler summer night. It's nice to see a restaurant continually improve. The food is homey and delicious, the wait staff are friendly. Love their cocktails! So happy to see this place thriving!

Tags: Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 4, 2017

The food was well-prepared and hefty portions. The wait staff was very good -- they were attentive and knowledgeable about the menu items. We had a Groupon which was why we tried Sips in the first place. I look forward to returning, even without a coupon. Definitely better than chain food, and we were treated very well.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on August 2, 2017

We love SIPS. Its like a classy yet neighborhood bistro. I can't remember the name of the gentleman who takes care of you in the dining room but he is very professional in a European way and takes good care of you. I had the oysters and then the scallops. The scallops were excellent. A well played dish accompanied by the appropriate ingredients without the need to throw the starch and veggies of the day. My husband had the special which was wild boar bolognese. It was excellent and enough to share the left overs for lunch!

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Simply the best. Consistent and fun. Lovely outdoor garden. Best place in town. Friendly accommodating staff. Wonderful food.

Tags: Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great as usual@

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Best raw and fried oysters. Great staff. Interesting bar foods. The owner is French and it is reflected in his dishes. Happy hour oysters are 1.00/.

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Happy Hour
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Love love love it.

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