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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
Mon - Sat 5:00 pm - 1:00 am
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

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English first
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
75 helpful votes 75 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2005

The Perfect Engagement at Le Bec Fin: Everyone who knows us will agree that we are the ultimate foodies, so a 5 star restaurant turned out to be the ideal place for a proposal. Reservations were made for 7:30 pm. The entrance on Walnut Street in Philadelphia looked like a private club. To enter the outside door a small sign... More

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Lancaster, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
175 helpful votes 175 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2005

If you are a chef by profession, you might truly take in every morsel of food and savor it. If you are a regular joe like me, you might think its a bit stuffy (I was constantly afraid I was doing something improper!) and drawn out for a dinner. It is more a 'dining experience' than a place to go... More

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Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
526 helpful votes 526 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2005

We went to Le Bec-fin to celebrate a birthday... the decor is very nice and the waiter was very friendly, we ordered a glass of champagne and it was very good, then we went for the pre-fix lunch of 55 (or 45, don't remember the price). Everything was going good, as first course my DH had a salmon tartare (or... More

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New York
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58 reviews 58 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2005

We went to the restaurant for a celebration lunch. And it was quite an experience! The food was wonderful, the service excellent, and the atmosphere very French, elegant and formal. Lunch is definitely the better deal here, at $54 per person.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2004

Most overrated restaurant I have ever been too. This does not mean it was bad. It is still very good food, but in no way lives up to the hype. I would reccomend going for the prix fix lunch first. This is only around $40 or so compared to being dissappointed to the tune of about $140. Worth the $40,... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2004

Le Bec fin is superb food...for a 15 yr old the 3 times ive been there for dinner i havnt been dissatisifired the first time i was there george had came out and greated our table the service was great...but the only thing was that a few of the waiters were kinda starin at me i dk if it cause... More

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Nashville, Tennessee
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8 reviews 8 reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2004

As a person who appreciates fine service and food, I could not stop raving about Le Bec Fin. The experience was simply superb and unforgetable. The $139 six-course dinner was well worth it and who can forget that dessert cart??! Chef Perrier did an outstanding job in the kitchen and I was impressed that he took the time to come... More

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Tracy, CA
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8 reviews 8 reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2004

If you are in Philadelphia and can afford to spend about $200/person including wine, I can whole heartedly recommend a stop at Le Bec-Fin. Having just returned from France, I was very pleased with how well this restaurant reminded me of some of the fine restaurants in Paris. The food was fantastic, the staff incredible, and the French wine selection... More

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