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La Belle Epoque Cafe

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38 W State St, Ste 1, Media, PA 19063-3327 (Olive Street)
610-566-6808
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Philadelphia
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274 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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.

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Thank redramPhiladelphia
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60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank Lee H
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3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank STUART B
Media, Pennsylvania
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86 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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50 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Langhorne, Pennsylvania
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2 of 5 stars 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 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank LeeCampanella
Philadelphia
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4 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank shocte
philadelphia
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57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2016

Downtown Media has gotten so cute, full of eateries and bars....all pretty nice...few outstanding. But last night,,my wife and I had a wonderful meal at La Belle Epoque as we headed out to participate in Dining Out For Life. Polite yet understated service and outstanding food. Mussels, potato gnocchi and striped bass were prepared to perfection and made for a... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$31 - $50
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
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?