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Bistrot La Minette

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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623 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147 (Bainbridge)
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
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Hagerstown, Maryland
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170 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We were delighted with our dinners. My husband had the best seafood omelet that money can buy. The staff is excellent and the restaurant is charming. We will do this again when in Philly

Thank Lorraine B
Princeton, New Jersey
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242 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

We have eaten here a number of times, but this was one of our best experiences. In addition to the a la carte menu, the restaurant now offers two tasting menus (5 and 7 courses). Since they could not tell us what was on the menus, we declined to go with those. They also have a 3-course "family dinner" on... More 

Thank Gogocar
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26 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It was our special anniversary and this restaurant was highly recommended. It ticked all the boxes. Authentic atmosphere and comfortable unstuffy feel. I started with a dish of poached eggs and mussels which was sublime. Perfect balance of flavors with the tarragon sauce. I had the Faux filet and my wife chose duck confit. Both perfectly cooked and presented. I... More 

Thank John D
Old Lyme, Connecticut
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72 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family and I went to Bistrot La Minette to celebrate my husband's 70th birthday. From the moment we entered the restaurant, the service was excellent. Richard treated us like royalty and was very attentive. He even offered reading glasses to our reading challenged guests!!! Exceptional customer service! It is a cozy atmosphere with many options for both carnivores and... More 

Thank Nancy S
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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22 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 10, 2016 via mobile

We liked everything about this restaurant. The interior reminded us of bistros in France. The service was outstanding - very professional and helpful without being overbearing. The food was excellent - main courses of scallops and lamb. Highly recommend the chocolate mousse dessert. This was our second visit and we will be back

Thank DomerMike
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016

I ate here instead of hitting 'Jims Steaks' which is a couple blocks away and came highly recommended. . . so glad I did. I love French Food but it can be an inconsistent experience in the USA. Not so at Bistrot La Minette !!! I ate beside the bar - attended by the bar tender who was great. Just... More 

Thank MGH888
Philadelphia Suburb
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93 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2016

From beginning to end this was a fabulous meal accompanied by detailed and friendly service. To start we had the sunchoke soup which was puréed perfectly and we also tried the salmon carpaccio. Both were extremely delicious and plentiful for starters. The main course was also quite plentiful and flavorful. It was the monk fish with lobster butter. Their homemade... More 

Thank Lambie1
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

This is a nice little gem in South Philly. The food is genuine and fresh. Try the escargot, the presentation is different and fun. Nice wine selection including wine by the half pitcher and pitcher. Fun staff too. Give yourself some extra time for finding parking it's a challenge but worth it!

Thank Rugarou
Columbia, Missouri
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54 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2016 via mobile

Fantastic food in a cozy atmosphere. They had a large wedding party when we were there and the host pitched in and became our waiter. Reservations I would say would be crucial but you never know. Excellent food. Great service.

Thank SecretTM
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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262 reviews
166 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2016

We stopped in for lunch/brunch on a Saturday...and were glad we did. They are not open for lunch during the week and I was happy to see the menu went well beyond bacon and eggs. I had a lovely mussel dish with a cream sauce and two poached eggs. My husband had a very good fish dish: well prepared and... More 

Thank Susan S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$20 - $25
French, Gluten Free
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 623 S. 6th St., Philadelphia, PA 19147
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 215-925-8000

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?