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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

5
4
3
2
1

4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (17)
Neighborhood Gem (16)
Fit for Foodies (13)
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Casual (12)
Creative Cuisine (12)
Romantic (11)
Special Occasion (11)
Great for Outdoor Dining (10)
Bar Seating (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Cozy (8)
Authentic (6)
Fun (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Comfort Food (5)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Great Beer (5)
Notable Wine List (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Business Meals (3)
Kid-friendly (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Seasonal (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Healthy (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined 7 days ago

Found this place via Living Social. Had an amzing meal ........delicious! Will be returning.

Tags: Romantic, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Happy Hour
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food5
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Great food, nice selection of beer and wine, good mixed drinks, excellent service, beautiful old bar, convenient parking (though I usually just walk there).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Sunday Lunch, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Great Beer, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Great for Brunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Excellent french onion soup! The chicken sliders were great and my friend enjoyed her fried oysters. Nice place, if I lived closer I’d stop in frequently just for the soup!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 31, 2017

New Years! Nice!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Decided to give it a try Christmas eve with some girl friends. What a great choice, we were greeted at the door by Michael telling him we were there for the Bloody Mary's and high expectations. We were seated and attended to by a very friendly staff that provided the correct amount of interaction and banter. The food was great and portions were NOT typically french, they were generous. And to my shock the Croque Madame was perfect, I have had many failed interpretations in the past. What a great way to spend christmas eve. thank you, we will be back!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Saturday of Christmas weekend was not busy at Sips, so we were able to enjoy time with family sharing some wonderful memories over a good meal. I had the frittata with side salad, and everyone else had the omelet with potatoes. Both were really good! We like the feel of the indoor patio, too. It was a nice break from the hustle and bustle of the season!

Tags: Healthy, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 22, 2017

Two in our party were disappointed with their meal. We patronized Sips when they first opened. The French owner worked the front desk. It was great to see him checking on people in the dining room to see if all was satisfactory. Not any more. The food coming out of the kitchen now lacks the enthusiasm they had when they opened. It shows.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 17, 2017

We have been to Sips Bistro & Bar in the summer. We were offered seasonal specials. This time the waiter did not mention anything to us. We just ordered from the menu. The butter lettuce salad was very good. The presentation of food is quite nice. The dice carrots and peas on the beef bourguigon add beautiful color to the brown beef. The dish is pretty tasty although some beef pieces are kind of tough. We were quite full so we did not try the dessert. Every Sunday is BYOB without corkage.

Tags: Authentic, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Our third visit to Sips, and each one has been fantastic. The food is delicious (large portions, too), the drinks are made to perfection, the service is flawless, and the bistro itself is wonderful.

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had amazing food and service. Love the Sunday Brunch!

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Kid-friendly, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always consistent, always good. Very good value for the price. Love that parking is easy. Nice to see some classic dishes remain on the menu.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good food, prices and atmosphere. You can't beat the BYOB policy on Sunday evenings!

Tags: Great for Brunch
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vip
 (Cleveland)·Dined on November 30, 2017

The seafood dishes were excellent! The flavor of the Brussels Sprout appetizer was wonderful, but they were quite oily. The ambiance of the historic building lends interest to the decor. The major downside was service. The server was unable or unwilling to answer questions about the drinks menu, and was flat-out notably wrong about a beer he served. The timing was awkward, and an empty bread basket sat on the tiny table throughout the whole meal. Not a bad experience, just odd. We wondered if they were trying to conjure Parisian aloofness; yet every server we've ever had in France was much more helpful. We probably won't be back.

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·Dined on November 26, 2017

Everything was wonderful and parking on site is a big plus!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Fun, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Always great!

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Great French food just off the main drag in P'ville. Great friendly staff as well. Highly recommend this spot.

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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

I think they have have the best cosmos anywhere.

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food was very good and plentiful, service was good also.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on November 19, 2017

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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vip
 (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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