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Bistrot La Minette

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623 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Bainbridge)
215-925-8000
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5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Reservations

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  • 85
    Excellent
  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Bastille Day Repast

I had to write another review about this wonderful French bistro. One of the nice things that they do periodically is have special dinners based on the regions of France. Of course on Bastille Day they offer a special provencal menu every year that is superb. From the vichyssoise soup to the... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 15, 2015
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Philadelphia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Philadelphia
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284 reviews
185 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I had to write another review about this wonderful French bistro. One of the nice things that they do periodically is have special dinners based on the regions of France. Of course on Bastille Day they offer a special provencal menu every year that is superb. From the vichyssoise soup to the wonderful Provencal buffet and the entrees and desserts... More 

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Boca Raton, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

Bistrot La Minette is serves fantastic food in a bistro setting in the heart of Philadelphia. Every dish we tried was perfectly prepared and absolutely delicious. The service was prompt and professional. The atmosphere is casual and the prices are reasonable, considering the quality of the food presented. If you are looking for fine French dining without the formality, this... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

A tiny restaurant on a side street, Minette's has outdoor seating as well as tables in the long, narrow restaurant. We called the day we wanted to eat and had no difficulty getting an early-evening reservation, though the place did fill up quickly thereafter. Our greeter was friendly; the waiter knew the menu well and the menu itself had only... More 

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

How can this be so good and le Pipe be so bad. Chef please tell me! Is your evil twin running the other restaurant? I just don't understand.

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NJ
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Classics with a twist, professional service and lovely decor. Don't miss the tarragon mussel/egg appetizer and the mille feuille raspberry dessert. Restaurant Week menu is a steal.

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Voorhees, New Jersey
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 via mobile

The foods are way too salty, even my husband complained and he was so thirsty after dinner. The decor and atmosphere are very nice. The place had the Parisian feel to it. Oh, how I miss Paris!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

I was introduced to this gem by a colleague, and I cannot wait to go back! The food is absolutely divine -- I had my first escargot, poached tuna, and seared scallops, all paired with a fruity white wine. Admittedly an expensive outing, but worth it for a special occasion!

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Kennett Square
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2015

Ask any francophile - this is authentic french cuisine with flair. Ask me - this food is some of the best you'll ever have. Kenneth Bush, Executive Chef, orchestrates his line to present just fabulous combinations of flavors, textures and aromas. The service from Ross our waiter was flawless AND we could hear ourselves in conversation. We had: Spring Pea... More 

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trenton
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Philadelphia. From the moment you sit down, it is a culinary delight. The bread is fantastic! Everything on the menu is delicious, from starters to finish. WE return over and over again! My fiancee and I rarely eat dessert, but we eat it here! You should not miss this excellent fine restaurant!

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Surrey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

Sunday evening eating is never the easiest so the fixed price 'smaller portions!!', Sunday offer attracted attention. Warm, cosy, atmospheric with excellent staffing.Great cream onion soup, beef bourguignonne & sweet. Far too much for a UK appetite. All good enough for a return though on our second & last night in Philly. [would not normally return like that but very... More 

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Additional Information about Bistrot La Minette

Address: 623 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
Phone Number: 215-925-8000
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 623 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
    (Bainbridge)
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 215-925-8000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm

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