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La Belle Epoque Cafe

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38 W State St, Ste 1, Media, PA 19063-3327 (Olive Street)
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Bristow, Virginia
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187 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 1, 2016

I was born and raised in France, so I'm always on the lookout for a great French restaurant or café locally. I had heard that the owner of La Belle Epoque is French, and the menu and atmosphere seemed reasonably authentic, so my friend and I tried it out for lunch. I was pretty disappointed in the quality of the... More 

Thank DCJetGirl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 9, 2016

What a great experience going to La Belle Epoque on Bastille Day was. I went out of my comfort zone and ordered Vichyssoise. My family had to hold me from licking the bowl clean. I'd never had vichyssoise before and it was the best soup ever. For dinner I ordered the Bass Special which was done to perfection and it's... More 

Thank SharonSuds
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406 reviews
281 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 133 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016

We were looking forward to trying this bistro and were disappointed. My husband's rack of lamb was overdone with a mediocre sauce. My trout was covered with potatoes and vegetables that overwhelmed the fish.

Thank redramPhiladelphia
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100 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

We went here for my wife's birthday celebration. We chose this place for two reasons. First because my wife wanted the French cuisine and also because it was a BYO. The atmosphere is great. The service was good. The food was excellent.

Thank Lee H
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016 via mobile

Small menu but with some interesting choices. Food actually so so but atmosphere nice and staff nice. Good for workday supper and Sunday brunch.

Media, Pennsylvania
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89 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 27, 2016

Cute place with great outdoor seating right on State Street. Good selections on the menu. My friend and I both chose savory crepes and a glass of wine. Very happy with the food. But although the place wasn't very busy on this beautiful evening, we were made to feel that us visiting the establishment was an inconvenience to those who... More 

Thank Rikter
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016

Love this place for the crepes. Had a spinach and cheese crepe which was lavish and then had a nutella crepe with ice cream and a creme bruille, which was the best I have eaten. It's always crowded and we went on the day when it was Dining under the Stars but managed to get a table and the service... More 

Thank Castelino2015
Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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95 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2016

They have managed to duplicate those super small bistro style tables you may remember from the movie scenes in Cabaret and Casablanca, very Parisian. Maybe it would not have been so noticeable if the staff was more attentive and cleared the table in a timely manner as the meal progressed. The service left a lot to be desired. Not sure... More 

Thank Cabana-Boy-and-Girl
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 8, 2016

We took my mother here for brunch on Mother's Day because we all love Media, and my mother is French. We knew it was going to be crowded, and we discovered that it was also very small and cramped. We have all traveled extensively to Europe and eaten in many restaurants in France, and we have not experienced attitude problems... More 

Thank LeeCampanella
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 16, 2016

We had always gone for dinner and enjoyed the crepes and wine. But recently went for brunch and loved the omelettes too!

Thank shocte

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 W State St, Ste 1, Media, PA 19063-3327
    (Olive Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus, Trolley and the R3 Septa Regional Rail are all readily available.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Media
  • Phone Number: 610-566-6808

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?