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About Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro
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.
Philadelphia, PA 19176
French American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 12:oopm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking in Midtown Village
1. Patriot Parking at the Holiday Inn Express- Sansom St between 13th & Juniper
2. Parkway- 12th St between Sansom & Walnut
Broad Street Line: Walnut/Locust Station
Market-Frankford Line: 13th St Station
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Well-edited selection of wines by the glass and bottle. The restaurant also features 3-wine flight in tasting-sized portions. These also allow you the option to try different wines.
The coq au vin and cheese board were superb.
The service was outstanding. We were four family members getting together for a nice evening and the service was very well paced and unobtrusive. There was never a feeling of being rushed during the evening (and we were there almost 3 hours). The service and ambiance allowed us to have a great evening catching up over wine!
I was expecting a lot more from this place seeing as it was well rated. The food was decent at best. My dish was on the salty side, but the dish was filling. They have an extensive wine menu. The wines I tasted were nothing to write home about. I personally wouldn't go back, but it was nice to go, to see what the restaurant is about.
If you're looking for a glass of wine, and tapas I recommend. If you're looking for a breathtaking dining experience, I'd say look elsewhere. I did like the reasonable prices, so I didn't walk away feeling betrayed.
In a word, "disappointing." The four of us dined pre-theater, which I communicated upon making the reservation on OpenTable. We arrived on time and were seated promptly and felt welcomed. Upon opening the the menu the emphasis is obvious; one page dedicated to food items and remaining however many pages were wine, beer and cocktails related. The food was good. The garlic soup was unique and tasty as was the fruits de mer. For entrees, two in our party tried the evening's special and found it to be very good. The veggie burger was unique and also was rated highly. My shrimp and sausage was different and also good. The issues we faced were consistent relative to service; to get any attention from our server we almost had to yell at him to get his attention. The runners did a nice job of filling some of the gaps and were certainly much more attentive and accommodating. Unbeknownst to me until we left the restaurant, my wife called to arrange a birthday dessert for me. Well, that never happened because we never sniffed dessert. It took so long to clear plates and get the bill settled we were never offered nor did we have time for dessert. We didn't leave until after 7:30 from a 5:45 PM reservation, giving us just enough time to get to the Academy.
Great little wine bar with a good menu. We enjoyed the blackboard specials.
Try the regional wine tasting flights.
Decent background music, not too loud so you can talk without have to raise your voice.
Funky art and fixtures.
A good spot to visit on date night.
Reasonably priced for the area.
Went to Vintage for Philly Restaurant week special. It was a four course prix fixe menu at $35.
Food was just okay. Had the duck confit as the entree which could have been better. Service was great no complaints there. It was, however, very noisy. Could not have a decent conversation without saying Huh a couple of times. Would go back for a glass of wine but would not go out of my way for dinner.
Food was unremarkable at best. The French fries and wine were the only good portions. The pate had no taste and the burgers were average but nothing special. The music was far too loud and you could barely hear the person across the table. The waiter all but ignored us and never bothered to ask how our food was or if we would like anything else, preferring to spend his time flirting and talking to other patrons. Overall it was not worth the money or your time.
Our favorite place in Center City Philadelphia. Wonderful, intimate.
We arrived at the end of Happy hour to bubbly.
The mussels are to die for and do not be embarrassed to ask for more bread. The broth is amazing:
We made a seamless transition to dinner where the special was duck. Absolutely wonderful.
The whole evening is made memorable by Britain who is the quintiessential host.
Every time in Philadelphia, we'll be right there. (Before happy hour ends!)
Food was tasty. We went here for a small bite to eat after going to a play at the Walnut St Theatre. Vintage is a very short walk away. Nice wine selection. Cheese plate was very good. We also had the Brie with Caramel and Berries dish. That was amazing!!! Would definitely recommend it.
Everything was simply divine! Came here for dinner with my friend that I am Maid of Honor for since it is her favorite restaurant. Planning her bachelorette party dinner here, as well, and unintentionally had our coordinator, Britain, as our waiter. Had the most incredible time- service, food, atmosphere, the WINE! Perfection. We are so looking forward to having our event here!
Excellent all around. We shared the very tasty pate as an appetizer. My partner loved the trout, and the duck breast was wonderful. Attentive service. Good but pricey wine list. Great ambience. However, if you need a really quiet place you might want to go elsewhere (although the two of us had no problem carrying on a conversation). So glad we discovered this gem on our last night in Philly.
I thought the service was good and the wine list good but the food wasn't very notable. The person in our group who ordered the special trout liked it and the fig and goat cheese appetizer was good but the fried dishes were not flavorful at all and could have been much better.
We had a great time and was the first out side sitting of the summer season on a beautiful day. We had champagne flights and a cheese plate to start, followed by one of the best burgers I have ever tried and mussels with the house Pinot Noir, all was amazing! Def going back soon! Great Happy Hour specials !
Fabulous service, drinks, and food! Our first time visit was comfortable, friendly and all around fantastic. Can't wait to visit again.
Try the braised veal short ribs! And the juniper mist is refreshing and all around delightful to sip on while dining.
People are friendly and clearly love what they do. I will be back!
First time diner, Saturday night in downtown Philly, selected based on location and reviews on Open Table, walking down from Convention Center and Flower Show. We both like wine which was the deciding factor over other places as ,I saw in reviews they serve wine flights. Wife got white, I got one of the red options. Wine flights were nice way to get a few tastes of different wines, and the pours were 3 oz, three glasses, but the wine is pre-selected. Host was super flexible...first they let us push back arrival time via call, and then when we arrive earlier than expected, seated us right away. Music over sound system was louder than we prefer as we had to focus to hear each other at times. Service was solid, food didn't blow us away, but didn't disappoint either. Wife had chicken, I got beef special as recommended by server, and was pleased. As for portion sizes, they were exactly as one should expect and priced accurately for a large downtown restaurant. My guess is in other reviews folks who complained about that were not keeping that in mind and/or don't realize French style cuisine is about taste/quality, not quantity anyway. If you are looking to put on the feedbag and stuff yourself, go find a Cheesecake Factory . Most of the crowd appeared be from the city vice suburbanites like my wife and I; bar had some turnover where folks came in to get a glass of wine or two, no eating. Place stayed packed entire time we were there. All in all, good experience, and if in the mood for wine and/or bite to eat, good place to stop.
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