Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

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214 reviews
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French American
Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro is located in the Midtown Village neighborhood of center city. We offer over 60 wines by the glass and a French-American bistro menu perfect for dinner. There is always something new, with five seasonally-inspired dinner additions each day. Our menu is flexible enough for a three-course meal or snacks for the table with a price range of $5-$20. The wine list highlights grape varietals from around the world with daily wine specials and flights featured on the chalkboards. If you are not in the mood for wine, we also have about 25 beers and plenty of cocktails. Our kitchen is open until midnight everyday.
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Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

We sat at a high top next to the bar. It was very noisy and the music was way too loud. Service was good. Food is tasty, but expensive for what you get.

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EF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro was perfect for a date on our trip tp Philadelphia. The space was gorgeous. The dinner menu was small, but they have several chalkboard additions to the menu each night. We started with cocktails, which were delicious and very much on the strong side. We split the marinated olives, baked brie, and stuffed mushroom to start. Everything was very tasty without being heavy. We then split the steak frites, opting for duck fat fries. It was perfectly cooked and seriously delicious. With the steak, we had a glass of the Montepulciano. The wine list was extensive without being overwhelming. This dinner cost us about $100 with tip, which I found very reasonable considering the quality of the food, cocktails, and wine. The room was full, vibrant, but not too loud. I would absolutely come back here the next time I find myself in town.

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OT
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Beautiful wine bar, food was great as well as the wine flights we enjoyed. However, for the space, they were playing hip hop music and it just didn’t match the ambiance of what was happening inside. Overall worth it.

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P
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect birthday dinner! I’ve come here for everyday happy hours, girls nights, date nights and just craving wine. Whatever the occasion - great food, wine & people!

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AG
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Amazing waitress, wish I could remember her name. So knowledgeable about the wine and food.

A little loud but everything else was incredible. Thank you!

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SR
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great ambience! Loved it. Friendly staff and great food! The burger was awesome! The split pea soup was warm and yummy!

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CG
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

The wine was good and the menu seems inclusive of different diets. The ambiance was nice, dimmed a little. I thought the portions were a little small but the food was excellent. I had the salmon with mixed greens and the hand-cut french fries, all very good. My dad had the chicken with squash and he really liked his too. Our waitress was friendly and energetic.

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J
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 2

Way too loud. A bar not a restaurant but great waitress and fine if that’s what you’re looking for.

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CA
Chicago
80 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed our evening. Britton was helpful in choosing delicious wines for us and our onion soup, burger, duck-fat fries and cheese plate were all delicious! Will come back next time we visit Philly.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was excellent but salmon portion was extremely small,

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DC
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The after-work bar scene is LOUD, so beware if you're going for dinner. It's probably less noisy later on. (we were there at 6:30) Kind of a small (but interesting) wine list for a place that calls itself a wine bar. No food complaints. French-influenced and good. No service issues either. Staff was pleasant.

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KT
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We loved everything we ate. We came here for Restaurant Week (and the menu was fantastic), but I’ve been to Vintage before for happy hour. Love it!

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MM
Dallas
54 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Food and wine were both mediocre. Wine list was particularly disappointing, especially for a place with this name. Only good part was the staff was friendly and it wasn’t expensive. But incredibly average was my overall impression. My business colleague felt the same way. Oh well...

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OT
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

Having been to Vintage a number of times, for both drinks/snacks and dinner, I was utterly disappointed the Monday I went with an out-of-town guest, who is also a wine fanatic. The evening was slow and we arrived at 6:15 but the server seemed to be off in another world: inattentive, disengaged, no where to be seen and we were one of a few tables. We had to request everything...and a long time waiting for our choices.
The menu is very limited and although our app of calamari was tasty, my veggie burger had no flavor at all...my friend complained that the tuna he had was overpriced and underwhelming. Just over all a disappointment. With so many great choices on 13th Street, they need to up their game...at least make diners feel welcomed and appreciated.

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poorly trained staff were more interested in socializing with each other than checking on our table needs.

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YO
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service! We were attended by several staff members all of whom were very helpful, courteous and friendly. We enjoyed a flight each and burgers (veggie and meat). Amazing! BONUS - complimentary champagne to celebrate our anniversary!

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A
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has a very nice ambiance, and was not packed or noisy. The food was incredible and had a lot of fun interesting flares.

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RC
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Red wine flights were excellent, & we both enjoyed our food - a cheese plate & a phenomenal salad.

I’d definitely go back here!

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S
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 5ambience 3

Wine selection is great. Food is just average. Not much taste.

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UY
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Great service, good menu, generous flights, everyone seemed to enjoy their meal. Go all in on the duck fat fries!

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OT
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

Hade a wonderful date there. Food and wine were perfect

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LM
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Went we arrived for our reservation, the hostess was extremely helpful when I asked for a gluten fee menu...they didn't have one.
However, the hostess made many suggestions about how to adapt items on the menu to make them GF and put me at ease stating that she was GF also. I didnt catch her name..wish I had but she took the time to pointing out the menu items she loved, one of which I had and it was truly yummy and the best part..worry free of getting sick from my allergy.
Thanks so much for veing wonderful , we'll be back for sure!

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p
Philadelphia
717 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time visiting and was hoping to get there early to make Happy Hour...well, traffic, parking got me there shortly afterwards. The server was great and offerred to honor first round on both wine and appetizer. $4 house wine was good and the mussels were fantastic! Ask for more bread or a spoon as the broth is worth consuming and not wasting! Tonight, softshell crabs were a special and they were excellent! Service, atmosphere and food were all great!

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A
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Our first time at Vintage. Our son, who lives in Philly, recommended it. A very warm and inviting atmosphere. Seating was limited, as the bar is the main focus, but we were lucky to get a cozy table for 2 facing the street, which is great for people watching. We started with the Gorgonzola and fig flatbread and poached shrimp. The flatbread was delicious but I wasn’t crazy about the poached shrimp. I thought it was flavorless but my husband enjoyed it. We also had the cheese board which was delicious but our waiter just dropped it off at the table without explaining the different cheeses, which I don’t care for. After that, we were a bit full but I did finish off with the French onion soup which was delicious. We’d definitely make a trip back.

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SR
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Well presented and well prepared food in a busy lively atmosphere. Just what you would expect mid town on a Friday night. Great positive atmosphere!

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f
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love love love Vintage! it’s my happy place. Staff is second to none!

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a
New York Area
18 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

My daughter and I had a nice meal at the end of happy hour on Thursday. The server, Seth, was great. He did not rush us at all. Food was well-timed. I had app mussels and salad. Noise level near the bar was somewhat high; our table was in the front of the room, next to the bar.

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TH
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful!
Went there on a first date and had a wonderful time (the girl was awesome too)! Good ambiance, discrete service and excellent wine. No problem holding a conversation as the room was busy but not noisy.

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TG
1 review
Dined on April 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything is top notch. From the food to service to the decor.

The wait staff was great, the food and wine was great.

Also they have excellent pairings.

It was very relaxed environment I didn't feel rushed at all.

Everybody working there was friendly and inviting from the hostest to the wait staff and chef.

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R
Philadelphia
89 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We were pleasantly surprised by the quality of food and amazing variety of wines.
Our only issue was that service was very RELAXED (i.e. food came out verrrrryyyy slowly).
We arrived around 6:20 and had a play a few blocks away and figured - no problem!
Yes problem! We finally at 7:35 asked to have them box up the food so we could leave for the play.
Not necessarily their fault, just do not make plans for after eating here unless they are MANY hours later!

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L
Philadelphia
68 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious food and friendly service from Seth. We come here often on Mondays before Speaker Series at The Kimmel. I had the roast chicken and shared a salad.

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OT
New England
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We arrived before 6pm on a warm Saturday in April and came for wine and food. Originally we had no reservation and were told no tables were available as all were reserved; we were not offered to wait or make a reservation for a later time. The reception was cool (to out it politely). We walked across the street for a drink and I popped up Open Table to see reservations were readily available (true story!). So we booked via the app and popped back over about a half hour after our first arrival.

Food was great—we had a cheese plate and charcuterie board with several fruits and cheeses and a nice selection of meet. We had a nice red Boudreaux which was a great complement to the light dinner. Nicely done!

Service was a bit slow (I think we shocked our waitress as she was the person who originally greeted us and noted no availability’). It seemed the place could have been staffed better, especially given the day of the week and time. Other than that staff was pleasant and folks who brought the food quite nice.

Overall a lovely place and would visit again.

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j
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Menu options offered a variety of choices and the portions were ample and pricing was more than reasonable. Food taste and flavors were great.

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OT
1 review
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

The wine flights were a great way to try a variety of new recommended wines!

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BK
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I felt the service was not very friendly, they were fast to take our plates with food still on them. I we waited very long to get a second glass of wine and our water glasses were empty. Some of the food was a bit over salted so we really did need that second drink. The only saving grace was that the dessert recommended was a great pairing for the wine we had chosen.

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HP
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My husband and I enjoyed everything about our dinner. It was our first time there and we’re definitely going to return. We started with marinated olives that were heavenly. For our main dishes I had grilled shrimp with andouille and lentils, he had chicken with barley risotto and pea shoot salad. Our desert was a flight of three flavored creme brûlées - mocha, honey ginger and blood orange. Every bite of every dish was absolutely wonderful. My husband loved his stout beer from their tap. They have a large selection of wine and the chardonnay our waiter recommended was perfect. The atmosphere was very intimate and comfortable. The music even added to the environment - unique and not too loud. It was really nice to be able to have a conversation without shouting. Our waiter was absolutely great - very attentive, helpful and pleasant. Couldn’t ask for anything more.

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VF
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 3

We had a very disappointing experience with this restaurant. We visited it for the first time with higher expectations. The food was poor in quality in terms of preparation. For the shank dish we received a huge meatless bone and for the shrimp-lentil dish we got the food blackened and burned ( with drinks approx. $60 per person). There is not going to be a second time there.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Service was excellent. But Vintage website did not notify customers that Restaurant Week did not start till 5 pm.

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OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Malorie our server was absolutely phenomenal. Food was amazing, have to go again.

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r
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

I could say if asked, some good, some quite bad. We were seated promptly, but the table wasn't set, and it took 20 minutes for anyone even to get us water and a napkin. Nice wine and beer list. Well priced by the glass and enough variety to please everyone in your party. The food was tasty but small portions of everything we ordered, and we are NOT big people. But the worst part was the service. Our waiter was friendly enough, but as noted by another guest in November I had practically yell at him to get his attention. He didn't check back on us except once in two hours. For a weekend away we were very disappointed in all our service in Philadelphia. It was overall poor everywhere we went, and ALL of the places were highly rated?! That just doesn't happen in others cities we visit. It was weird. Or just bad luck. But others in our party of 4 found similar issues around town.

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