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The Tomato Bistro

102 Rector Street, Manayunk, Philadelphia, PA 19127
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Ranked #20 of 3,728 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: American, Pizza, Tapas
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Main Street
Transit: The R6 septa train stops in Manayunk, only blocks away. Several Septa buses pass through Manayunk regularly as well, stopping across the street.
Description: The Tomato Bistro opened in 2011, adding 75 more seats, a liquor license, and a more formal dining experience directly upstairs from the well known "The Couch Tomato Café". Its menu also inspires the masses with its award winning pizza, the addition of small plates & sliders, a unique beer & wine list, and much more.
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95% Recommend
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English first
Dallas, Texas
17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2014

We drove into town for this restaurant and it was definitely worth it. They have free valet parking, so you don't have to find a spot on the street. The first floor is a cafe and take-out area but upstairs on the second and third floors is an amazing sit down restaurant! Our waitress was awesome and gave us great... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2014

This is a long review but it's well-deserved. Last night was my first time here and it was phenom-nom-nomenal!!My date and I had the entire third floor to ourselves and couldn't have been happier. Our server, Phil, was prompt and helpful the whole night. Take advantage of their daily specials (Tuesdays are half-off glasses AND bottles of wine). After we... More

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Bethlehem, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014 via mobile

We ate here before a concert at the Mann. Very nice place. Food was very good. Big on flat breads. Service was excellent. Nice craft beer list. Went at happy hour so very good prices.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews 26 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I live around the corner from Tomatoes. It was always good. I really liked the salads but I got a pizza here a few weeks ago and it was not great or even very good. What happened? Soggy limp I would go as far as floppy.

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Hattiesburg, Mississippi
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

My fiancee and I always make a trip out to Manayunk to come here on a date night! The food is phenomenal and their menu is always changing so we can try new stuff! Their duck and apple pizza is our favorite and we loved the fried goat cheese salad too! The management staff are really cool and actually read... More

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Orange Park, Florida
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319 reviews 319 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
118 helpful votes 118 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 via mobile

This is a simple pizza type place. The downstairs has the pizza are and there is a second floor that serves entrees and the buffet. The buffet was more than ample although it doesn't look like the typical buffet. It had two different salads (greens with chicken pieces, hard boiled eggs) and a salad with greens, pears, walnuts, cheese. They... More

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central NJ
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28 reviews 28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

ate here during a regatta on the schuylkill when we had some time between races..what a find this place is! wrap was one of the best i had ever had, paninis were excellent as well. Many creative combos on menu or make you own. Staff friendly and helpful, efficient...was quick and just what we were looking for

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North Carolina, USA
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63 reviews 63 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Had just arrived in town, had this place on my list from Trip Advisor. We, wife & adult daughter, weren't disappointed. We tried the local beer samplers, with shooters, then had two different pizzas and a spinach salad/ salmon. Pizza's are square, about the size of a standard laptop. All were very good. Emily was a friendly waitress, the food... More

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Montoursville, Pennsylvania
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2014

We arrived on Tuesday at 12:15. There were only 5 other diners in the restaurant, which is upstairs from its counterpart, the Couch Tomato. We got the $12 lunch buffet, which largely consisted of various pizzas, an egg and vegetable combo wrapped in a light crust, a pork dish with coconut sauce, potatoes, fresh green bean salad, tomato bisque, barbecue... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2013

Food was excellent. Slightly elevated in price. Most disappointing part of the experience is that the wait staff is slow and inattentive. We had to constantly stop them and ask for refills, and not once did they ask if we were ok.

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