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Bistrot La Minette

623 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
215-925-8000
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Ranked #96 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $20 - $25
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
Cross street: Bainbridge
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  • English first
  • French first
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English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

I can easily give it just 2 stars, but the service was very good so make it 3 stars instead. We were a group of 8 people. It was restaurant week did not take reservation for 8. (not sure if this was its standard policy) Therefore we booked 2 tables for 4 people each. Upon arrive we requested to put... More

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London,UK
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014 NEW

Visiting Philly my colleague expressed a wish to dine here as he lives locally but had never tried it. Initial impressions were positive, the decor is attractive and sitting outside we were able to bask in the early evening sunlight and watch the world go by over a very interesting selection of cocktails. We ordered a pissaldiere to munch on... More

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Philadelphia
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22 reviews 22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2014 via mobile

Finally made it here after havung forgotten about it when it was hard to get a table. Boy are we glad we remembered about it. We love french dining and this place delivers on all counts. On top ov outstanding dishes the service is just about the best we have encountered in Philly. As for the food...wow! The escargot are... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Somewhat cramped, but not so much that you're uncomfortable. The restaurant is nicely decorated and clean. My wife and I went for our anniversary and we were not disappointed. The waitstaff was extremely pleasant and helpful (this didn't match many of the bistros we went to in Paris). They were not only on their service game, but had an instinct... More

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Chicago
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28 reviews 28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2014

A perfect, quaint french bistro with great food, ambiance, service, and conducive to conversation. Try the tomato tarte, lamb shank, peach tart, and escargot.

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Senior Contributor
37 reviews 37 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

Not really sure why people get flashbacks of France sitting in this restaurant. I've had the pleasure of visiting Paris and Nice. Bistrot La Minette left me feeling like being in a Disney-type restaurant where someone is trying really hard to give you the illusion of authenticity but failing. My wife and I went for dinner. The bread was okay... More

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Oshkosh, WI
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60 reviews 60 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

This charming French Bistro reminded all of us how much we missed Paris. Every course was impeccable. The Service was TOP Notch. We highly recommend this French restaurant for any of the items on the menu.

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Rockville, Maryland
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38 reviews 38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

I had the duck and loved every single bite. Everyone else went with fish, and were also very, very happy with their choices. The ambiance is wonderful.

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Morristown, New Jersey
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18 reviews 18 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Enter this small but charming restaurant and you feel like you've crossed the Atlantic instead of the Delaware River. The service is impeccable (ask for Mike!) and the menu full of interesting and delicious options, reasonably priced. The four of us each enjoyed different appitizers and main courses and shared two desserts that were decadent enough for anyone! We would... More

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Senior Contributor
28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2014

We took my husband's mother here for Mother's Day and were all delighted with the service and meal offerings. My husband and I love the food we get in France and we enjoyed the authentic French menu and preparation at La Minette. Even my elderly mother-in-law who is an avid Italian food aficionado was totally blown away by how tasty... More

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