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Le Bec Fin - CLOSED

1523 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19102-3001 (City Center West)
(215) 567-1000
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Price range: $40 - $120
Cuisines: Belgian, French
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighborhood: City Center West
Cross street: On Walnut between 15th and 16th
Transit: PHLASH, Septa Bus, Regional Rail Suburban Station,

201 reviews from our community

68% Recommend
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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Japanese first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Wilmington, Delaware
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2013

This past Sunday we had brunch at Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia and it was very special. The service and attentiveness of the staff alone made it special, but the food knocked the ball out of the park. I've never had salmon that had been cured for as long as they do it. It was delicately layered between thin crepes... More

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North Carolina, USA
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

One of the absolute best lunches of my life was consumed at Le Bec Fin on a recent Saturday. Everything you would expect from such a fine dining establishment was present -- a beautiful, traditional salle a manger; professional, efficient and attentive service; and delicious, well-presented courses. But there were also numerous extra touches which turn all of those qualities... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

Recently I returned to Le Bec Fin after a long hiatus and was pleasantly surprised by the continued excellence that the new owners have maintained in both the reconfiguration of the restaurant and the new menu selections. Tinkering with a proven formula is always daring, and the new menus reflect the 'modern diner' and the selections demonstrate that. Top shelf... More

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Lancaster, PA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2013

We ate downstairs in Le Bar. The menu is French bistro. I was in heaven - my friend couldn't find a thing to eat! The bartender and kitchen worked with her to concoct something he would eat. That is exceptional and typical of this world class restaurant. I was really embarrassed! I had the marrow, served in a bone. The... More

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Mahwah, New Jersey
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183 reviews 183 reviews
125 restaurant reviews
113 helpful votes 113 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had been meaning to try out Le Bec Fin for several years now, and finally planned enough ahead to get a reservation during the first weekend of the flower show. It's rare these days for restaurants to have a "jackets required" dress code, but we happily complied and packed the appropriate clothes -- it's nice to dress deliberately for... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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12 reviews 12 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2013

We had a memorable dinner the other evening. We both ordered the Menu du Chef (8 courses), and shared our selections. The torchon with shaved black truffles -- nothing better! Creamy eggs with Osetra caviar, toasted nori and uni -- wow! The cheese selection was outstanding, and included mimolette, morbier comte, and a cave-aged Vermont cheddar. More could be said,... More

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Boston
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130 reviews 130 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
79 helpful votes 79 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

I ate here as part of a group business meal. We ate from an arranged menu, which might differ from the restaurant's typical offerings, but I have to assume that the quality is always the same. The food was very good - especially the wild mushroom ravioli and the breads - and the service attentive and competent. Each guest received... More

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Newton, Mass
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131 reviews 131 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2013

Traveling alone with an expense account that had been gathering dust, I opted for the off-and-on (now on) best restaurant in Philly. They had fallen on hard times but I wouldn't have guessed it--seem to be fully recovered. I had the $85 four-course meal (with several amuse bouches) and it was uniformly excellent. The service was quite attentive -- a... More

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Lancaster, PA
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

We ate in Le Bar downstairs. I had the marrow, served in a bone. It was delightful. The creme brulee was also the best of the best. It is that which all others should be judged. A testimony to the world class dining experience to be found here: my companion could find nothing on the menu that she would eat... More

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2013

We had the $55 five-course lunch, which turned out (as I had pretty much expected), with wine, coffee, tax and tip, to be $100 apiece. But we got a hundred-dollar lunch. It's the old, elegant decor, and on the whole the old, elegant service, but the food was up to modern standards and palates. An exquisite soup, followed by scrumptious... More

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