Bistro St. Tropez

★★★★☆
Chef/Owner Patrice Rames signatures simple, classic cuisines.
  • 2400 Market St

    Philadelphia, PA 19103

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  • 215-569-9269

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They have great breads in here! I think that I am getting addicted to their cookies. This is just a perfect place to get your dinner rolls and loaves.

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They have great breads in here! I think that I am getting addicted to their cookies. This is just a perfect place to get your dinner rolls and loaves.

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Being no stranger to Philadelphia's wining and dining circuit, Bistro St. Tropez is my favorite "go to" place whenever I want a gorgeously hip place to savor healthy, delicious food (presented beautifully) and sip luscious, reasonably

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Being no stranger to Philadelphia's wining and dining circuit, Bistro St. Tropez is my favorite "go to" place whenever I want a gorgeously hip place to savor healthy, delicious food (presented beautifully) and sip luscious, reasonably

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The food was really excellent. I had the 3 course dinner which started with Four Mushroom soup. The soup was tasty and had, as I prefer, pieces of mushroom. I really hate it when mushroom soup comes out as if it had spent a minute in

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The food was really excellent. I had the 3 course dinner which started with Four Mushroom soup. The soup was tasty and had, as I prefer, pieces of mushroom. I really hate it when mushroom soup comes out as if it had spent a minute in

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Went for lunch and was quite impressed. the menu had a nice selection at great prices of salads,omelettes and sandwiches with also a speciality section with halibut, striped bass, risotto with parmesan chicken and others choices that I don't remember right now but I know that can't wait to go back to try them.

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★★★★★

Went for lunch and was quite impressed. the menu had a nice selection at great prices of salads,omelettes and sandwiches with also a speciality section with halibut, striped bass, risotto with parmesan chicken and others choices that I don't remember right now but I know that can't wait to go back to try them.

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Went for restaurant week and we had a very nice meal . The menu choices were very interesting with great value.
Service was professional without being stuffy! Will go back.

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★★★★★

Went for restaurant week and we had a very nice meal . The menu choices were very interesting with great value.
Service was professional without being stuffy! Will go back.

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Excellent food. Service was friendly and the view overlooking the river and the museum is fantastic. They have a nice selection on their menu but I highly recommend their 28dollars three course selected by the chef. Great value.
Well done Bistro!

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★★★★★

Excellent food. Service was friendly and the view overlooking the river and the museum is fantastic. They have a nice selection on their menu but I highly recommend their 28dollars three course selected by the chef. Great value.
Well done Bistro!

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We went for restaurant week and loved our food.The restaurant setting is actually quite romantic,the service was very good and the food was great, specially the braised lamb shank.
We will go back

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★★★★★

We went for restaurant week and loved our food.The restaurant setting is actually quite romantic,the service was very good and the food was great, specially the braised lamb shank.
We will go back

Pros: Love the view

Cons: NONE

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Bistro St. Tropez is one of my favorite spots to dine and also works well for smaller groups (20-30). We had our board meeting for our annual meeting here and it was wonderful!

The staff is fantastic and the food superb!!

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★★★★★

Bistro St. Tropez is one of my favorite spots to dine and also works well for smaller groups (20-30). We had our board meeting for our annual meeting here and it was wonderful!

The staff is fantastic and the food superb!!

Pros: The Food and the View!

Cons: None

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we had a private event and we had a memorable evening.We loved everything from the beautiful views, the spectacular food and the attentive service.? We had so many compliments from our guests.

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★★★★★

we had a private event and we had a memorable evening.We loved everything from the beautiful views, the spectacular food and the attentive service.? We had so many compliments from our guests.

Pros: BEAUTIFUL VIEW

Cons: NONE

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Dining at Bistro St Tropez make you feel that you are in France.
The skate was out of this world as well as the filet which was cooked perfectly.The service was friendly and professional. Love the view over looking the river and the art Museum

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★★★★★

Dining at Bistro St Tropez make you feel that you are in France.
The skate was out of this world as well as the filet which was cooked perfectly.The service was friendly and professional. Love the view over looking the river and the art Museum

Pros: VIEW

Cons: NONE

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We had a luncheon meeting at Bistro and were impressed by the service and the food which was reasonably price They have a nice selection of entrees salads and sandwiches with some great main courses.
We will definitely go back.

2
★★★★★

We had a luncheon meeting at Bistro and were impressed by the service and the food which was reasonably price They have a nice selection of entrees salads and sandwiches with some great main courses.
We will definitely go back.

Pros: view and prompt service

Cons: none

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I've been going to "The Bistro" for a few years now and the food has always been great. Lately they seemed to have stepped up their game. My strip steak was delicious. Simply cooked with great flavor and not expensive. Our waiter was efficient but not pushy and actually seemed to care about the customer's needs.

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★★★★★

I've been going to "The Bistro" for a few years now and the food has always been great. Lately they seemed to have stepped up their game. My strip steak was delicious. Simply cooked with great flavor and not expensive. Our waiter was efficient but not pushy and actually seemed to care about the customer's needs.

Pros: food, view, service

Cons: none

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In my gluttonous opinion, the best French restaurant, and one of the best restaurants overall in Philadelphia. Real french food cooked by a top French chef, flavor that can't be beat, in a stylish, unique setting.

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★★★★★

In my gluttonous opinion, the best French restaurant, and one of the best restaurants overall in Philadelphia. Real french food cooked by a top French chef, flavor that can't be beat, in a stylish, unique setting.

Pros: Real French food and a great view

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I had the prix fixe menu at lunch for 19.95. What a bargain
My girlfriend had the grilled calamari and I had the onion soup gratine.Then I had the best pot pie I ever had and she had the Pan roasted salmon with fingerling potatoes and bok choy with a banana sauce. Sound weird but it was delicious very creative.
as a dessert she had a lemon lime meringue tart and I had a pumkin profiterolles with caramel sauce.
The service was fast and friendly and the view was really nice we were sat by the window and we could see the museum and the river.
can't wait to go back!!!

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★★★★★

I had the prix fixe menu at lunch for 19.95. What a bargain
My girlfriend had the grilled calamari and I had the onion soup gratine.Then I had the best pot pie I ever had and she had the Pan roasted salmon with fingerling potatoes and bok choy with a banana sauce. Sound weird but it was delicious very creative.
as a dessert she had a lemon lime meringue tart and I had a pumkin profiterolles with caramel sauce.
The service was fast and friendly and the view was really nice we were sat by the window and we could see the museum and the river.
can't wait to go back!!!

Pros: parking

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My husband and I returned to "The Bistro" for our fifth anniversary. The food is always superb. This visit we went "tres francais" with the escargot and charcuterie apps, followed by a very tasty striped bass and rack of lamb. My only disappointment was that Bistro's legendary cassoulet was not yet on the menu. We finished by sharing a chocolate mousse cake "demi-boule". The ambiance was urbane yet comfprtable with sparkling river views. A wonderful and romantic evening.

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My husband and I returned to "The Bistro" for our fifth anniversary. The food is always superb. This visit we went "tres francais" with the escargot and charcuterie apps, followed by a very tasty striped bass and rack of lamb. My only disappointment was that Bistro's legendary cassoulet was not yet on the menu. We finished by sharing a chocolate mousse cake "demi-boule". The ambiance was urbane yet comfprtable with sparkling river views. A wonderful and romantic evening.

Pros: superb food, fantastic view, great ambiance

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Great experience. The service was attentive and professional.Can't wait to go back.

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Great experience. The service was attentive and professional.Can't wait to go back.

Pros: Best wild mushrooms risotto

Cons: none

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What a great meal! Everything we had was super yummy and the prices were very reasonable. I had the risotto with scalllops which was unbelievable. If our waiter had rolled a tub of it up to the table, I would've dived in, head-first, just so I could eat my way out. I don't often have food fantasies quite like that, but that's how good it was.

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What a great meal! Everything we had was super yummy and the prices were very reasonable. I had the risotto with scalllops which was unbelievable. If our waiter had rolled a tub of it up to the table, I would've dived in, head-first, just so I could eat my way out. I don't often have food fantasies quite like that, but that's how good it was.

Pros: Superb foood, really cool view

Cons: None really

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I went for Restaurant Week this past week and was thoroughly happy. I really enjoyed the spicy gazpacho and my girlfriend's pork. I had the pate (something I had never tried before) and really thought it was good.

All in all the food was simple and well executed and our waiter was efficient and personable even though the restaurant was packed. I'm really looking forward to trying their brunch this weekend.

Can't wait!

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I went for Restaurant Week this past week and was thoroughly happy. I really enjoyed the spicy gazpacho and my girlfriend's pork. I had the pate (something I had never tried before) and really thought it was good.

All in all the food was simple and well executed and our waiter was efficient and personable even though the restaurant was packed. I'm really looking forward to trying their brunch this weekend.

Can't wait!

Pros: View, Service, Wine

Cons: None

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Despite living in Philly for 15+ years, I finally made it over to Bistro St. Tropez this week after being curious for many years. While my curiosity is now sated, I can't say I feel any strong desire to go back.

Admittedly, I went there with a friend during restaurant week, when quality and service of food can always be suspect. Nevertheless, we were intrigued as their choices seemed more interesting and varied for the week than most.

After some confusion and long wait at the front, we were seated at a decent if crowded, small table facing 30th Street Station. They were out of the sparkling sangria listed on the RW menu so we got the red sangria instead, which was very good (even if our waiter seemed intent on spilling much of it on the floor). We had to order our entire meal, including dessert, right away. All dinners started with a generous and spicy bowl of gazpatcho. I then had the tuna tartare, which was ok, not especially flavorful and the toasts had some kind of spread on them that looked almost like cheese whiz. My main was a paella which also was just so-so: it was only lukewarm and seemed to have just been prepared in builk and dished out as ordered. For dessert, I had ordered a Gran Marinier frozen souffle which quite honestly had the taste and texture of cool whip and little else.

All told, nothing about the experience made me want to rush back for another meal. Beyond the just-average food, the room was very noisy and the wait service not great - and smelly! Our waiter had quite noticeable body odor which was really unpleasant any time he reached over to fill my water glass! This place seems to be lasting on its location and little else.

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★★☆☆☆

Despite living in Philly for 15+ years, I finally made it over to Bistro St. Tropez this week after being curious for many years. While my curiosity is now sated, I can't say I feel any strong desire to go back.

Admittedly, I went there with a friend during restaurant week, when quality and service of food can always be suspect. Nevertheless, we were intrigued as their choices seemed more interesting and varied for the week than most.

After some confusion and long wait at the front, we were seated at a decent if crowded, small table facing 30th Street Station. They were out of the sparkling sangria listed on the RW menu so we got the red sangria instead, which was very good (even if our waiter seemed intent on spilling much of it on the floor). We had to order our entire meal, including dessert, right away. All dinners started with a generous and spicy bowl of gazpatcho. I then had the tuna tartare, which was ok, not especially flavorful and the toasts had some kind of spread on them that looked almost like cheese whiz. My main was a paella which also was just so-so: it was only lukewarm and seemed to have just been prepared in builk and dished out as ordered. For dessert, I had ordered a Gran Marinier frozen souffle which quite honestly had the taste and texture of cool whip and little else.

All told, nothing about the experience made me want to rush back for another meal. Beyond the just-average food, the room was very noisy and the wait service not great - and smelly! Our waiter had quite noticeable body odor which was really unpleasant any time he reached over to fill my water glass! This place seems to be lasting on its location and little else.

Pros: Sangria, view

Cons: Food, service

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This restaurant has hands down the WORST service I have ever experienced. I do not feel I am being too hard or overly critical as I have been in the food industry for over ten years myself. Judging by the other reviews on this site, my experience was also not a unique one. The restaurant had only three other couples eating dinner and the server came by twice over the course of two hours. All that was ordered were drinks and appetizers. The second round of drinks was made, the waiter walked past our table with the drinks on his tray, walked up to another couple, gave them their drinks walked back right past us still carrying our drinks, set them down on the bar, and then proceeded to disappear for a half hour. At this point you figure, ok maybe he's going to bring the apps out with the drinks and they're ready, or they weren't the drinks I ordered. Literally 34 minutes later, the waiter comes back, picks the same tray up off the bar and brings the same drinks to my table now completely watered down by ice without any explanation, as if the drinks had to be brought to room temp to be served right. I usually leave a minimum 15% tip regardless of how bad service might be, but I couldnt bring myself to do it for this guy. I never did get my appetizers. Terrible service. The food MIGHT be good, but who could know if its never served to you. The parking authority will give you better service than this place does, and they BLATANTLY dont give a F*** about the citizens of Philly.

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This restaurant has hands down the WORST service I have ever experienced. I do not feel I am being too hard or overly critical as I have been in the food industry for over ten years myself. Judging by the other reviews on this site, my experience was also not a unique one. The restaurant had only three other couples eating dinner and the server came by twice over the course of two hours. All that was ordered were drinks and appetizers. The second round of drinks was made, the waiter walked past our table with the drinks on his tray, walked up to another couple, gave them their drinks walked back right past us still carrying our drinks, set them down on the bar, and then proceeded to disappear for a half hour. At this point you figure, ok maybe he's going to bring the apps out with the drinks and they're ready, or they weren't the drinks I ordered. Literally 34 minutes later, the waiter comes back, picks the same tray up off the bar and brings the same drinks to my table now completely watered down by ice without any explanation, as if the drinks had to be brought to room temp to be served right. I usually leave a minimum 15% tip regardless of how bad service might be, but I couldnt bring myself to do it for this guy. I never did get my appetizers. Terrible service. The food MIGHT be good, but who could know if its never served to you. The parking authority will give you better service than this place does, and they BLATANTLY dont give a F*** about the citizens of Philly.

Pros: The view

Cons: Ive had better service at the PPA.

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We went to dinner at bistro st tropez last night (saturday) and had a great time with the food but very dissapointed with the service. Our server was a short girl with short hair. She was probably very new at serving since she knew nothing about the menu or the wine list. We wanted a bottle of red but she was so unsure that we ended up getting just 2 glasses of wine each. Our server came to our table once or twice and we felt ignored. We didnt even get her name( she might have said Nandy or something). The food saved the day. It was beautiful and tasty. Loved everything about our bass, scallops and tuna. great flavor combinations and perfectly cooked. I would definately go back for the food, not care so much about service.

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★★★★☆

We went to dinner at bistro st tropez last night (saturday) and had a great time with the food but very dissapointed with the service. Our server was a short girl with short hair. She was probably very new at serving since she knew nothing about the menu or the wine list. We wanted a bottle of red but she was so unsure that we ended up getting just 2 glasses of wine each. Our server came to our table once or twice and we felt ignored. We didnt even get her name( she might have said Nandy or something). The food saved the day. It was beautiful and tasty. Loved everything about our bass, scallops and tuna. great flavor combinations and perfectly cooked. I would definately go back for the food, not care so much about service.

Pros: Food, view

Cons: Bad Service

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We found out a few nights ago when we went to Patou and had a fabulous experience that the Chef also own Bistro St Tropez so we went last night and love it .First this is one of the most beautiful view in Philadelphia. Sun set was superb and you could see the art museum with all the bridge it was very romantic with all the candle lid.
Dinner was so good.
We started with a nice botlle of French Champagne which was served promptly in an ice bucket The waiter knew how to pour which is always a plus and was also very professional. I had a grilled calamari with tomato olives, lemon juice and olive oil, very tender and delicious my boy friend had a lobster tart with roasted peppers, caramelized onions and black olives tapenade.
As the main course I had day boat scallops with herb potato goat cheese galette with frise salad, asparagus and cilantro curry sauce and my boy friend had the hanger steak which was juicy and perfectly cooked.
Then for dessert we both had a french apple tart with vanilla ice cream.I understand that they have their full menu for restaurant week so we can't wait to go back.
I definitely recommend Bistro St Tropez.

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★★★★★

We found out a few nights ago when we went to Patou and had a fabulous experience that the Chef also own Bistro St Tropez so we went last night and love it .First this is one of the most beautiful view in Philadelphia. Sun set was superb and you could see the art museum with all the bridge it was very romantic with all the candle lid.
Dinner was so good.
We started with a nice botlle of French Champagne which was served promptly in an ice bucket The waiter knew how to pour which is always a plus and was also very professional. I had a grilled calamari with tomato olives, lemon juice and olive oil, very tender and delicious my boy friend had a lobster tart with roasted peppers, caramelized onions and black olives tapenade.
As the main course I had day boat scallops with herb potato goat cheese galette with frise salad, asparagus and cilantro curry sauce and my boy friend had the hanger steak which was juicy and perfectly cooked.
Then for dessert we both had a french apple tart with vanilla ice cream.I understand that they have their full menu for restaurant week so we can't wait to go back.
I definitely recommend Bistro St Tropez.

Pros: ROMANTIC

Cons: none

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I love this restaurant. It has been there for so many years and the chef still cook excellent food with generous portions
It is also very ROMANTIC with a beautiful view of the art museum which give you the fell of being in France.
Love the potato goat cheese and olive crusted stripped bass.

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★★★★★

I love this restaurant. It has been there for so many years and the chef still cook excellent food with generous portions
It is also very ROMANTIC with a beautiful view of the art museum which give you the fell of being in France.
Love the potato goat cheese and olive crusted stripped bass.

Pros: flavors are right on

Cons: none

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I heard from friends that Bistro St Tropez was romantic and the food was good. What an understatement....it was great.... probably the best food I had in Phila.Actually I was in France last week and the flavor and presentation were far better than the experiences I had.
We were sat at a table by the window , order a bottle of rose looking at the sun set. The service was attentive and friendly, they gave us enough space and knew when to approach the table.
The wine list was small but interesting at reasonable price. We actually found out that you also can bring your own wine and they will charge no corkage fee.

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I heard from friends that Bistro St Tropez was romantic and the food was good. What an understatement....it was great.... probably the best food I had in Phila.Actually I was in France last week and the flavor and presentation were far better than the experiences I had.
We were sat at a table by the window , order a bottle of rose looking at the sun set. The service was attentive and friendly, they gave us enough space and knew when to approach the table.
The wine list was small but interesting at reasonable price. We actually found out that you also can bring your own wine and they will charge no corkage fee.

Pros: romantic and beautiful sun set over the river and the art mu

Cons: none

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My sister and I went this past Sunday (Easter) and had a wonderful time. The place was packed so things took a little time to come out (10 minutes). When we got our food I was amazed at how good it was. Plus it was very affordable. Our waitress (Nancy) was great and the music was divine. Can't wait to go back again.

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★★★★★

My sister and I went this past Sunday (Easter) and had a wonderful time. The place was packed so things took a little time to come out (10 minutes). When we got our food I was amazed at how good it was. Plus it was very affordable. Our waitress (Nancy) was great and the music was divine. Can't wait to go back again.

Pros: croissant, jazz, crepe

Cons: none

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I dont understand when restaurants stop doing what they are supposed to and start doing what they are not good at. We went for the easter brunch and i was dissapointed. My eggs benedicts were not good very plain and dry and the hollandaise tasted like raw egg yolks. omlettes were not seasoned and the service was very slow, we got our meal in 45 min and the manager was obnoxious, there are many other brunch places in the city.

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★☆☆☆☆

I dont understand when restaurants stop doing what they are supposed to and start doing what they are not good at. We went for the easter brunch and i was dissapointed. My eggs benedicts were not good very plain and dry and the hollandaise tasted like raw egg yolks. omlettes were not seasoned and the service was very slow, we got our meal in 45 min and the manager was obnoxious, there are many other brunch places in the city.

Pros: view

Cons: everything else

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I heard the jazz singer Venissa Santi on the radio and decided to check out the brunch where she's playing. What an awesome surprise. I've been to Bistro St tropez before for lunch a few years back, but this brunch is no lunch; it rocks. I've think I've found the best way to eat eggs--en cocotte. There were two eggs nestled in a cast iron bowl with spinach, mushrooms and a creamy sauce then baked til the eggyolks were soft. Pure heaven. Get the fresh baked bread and muffin basket (strawberry goat cheese...yum!) and I left stuffed for just over $10. They have an interesting list of brunch drinks (I had a creamy gin fizz). I'll be back next week.

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★★★★★

I heard the jazz singer Venissa Santi on the radio and decided to check out the brunch where she's playing. What an awesome surprise. I've been to Bistro St tropez before for lunch a few years back, but this brunch is no lunch; it rocks. I've think I've found the best way to eat eggs--en cocotte. There were two eggs nestled in a cast iron bowl with spinach, mushrooms and a creamy sauce then baked til the eggyolks were soft. Pure heaven. Get the fresh baked bread and muffin basket (strawberry goat cheese...yum!) and I left stuffed for just over $10. They have an interesting list of brunch drinks (I had a creamy gin fizz). I'll be back next week.

Pros: great music and food

Cons: too early to have more than a few cocktails

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great dinnner..it was nice and good experinece.. will come back..the menu had great variety and and it was presented beautifully..

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great dinnner..it was nice and good experinece.. will come back..the menu had great variety and and it was presented beautifully..

Pros: food

Cons: parking, service

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The service at Bistro St. Tropez was horrible! My girlfriend and I arrived at 8:30pm and ended up leaving after two hours of waiting for our entrees. During our two hour wait we were served our glass of water, a few rolls, and a salad, and visited by our waitress twice...only twice! I shouldn't have to hunt down my waitress for service, especially since the restaurant wasn't even at max capacity! I could understand if service was slow because they were completely full, but they didn't even have that as an excuse. Meanwhile the couple next to us, who arrived 45 minutes after us, had been served their meals and finished. As we left, the manager/owner asked us to stay but never even offered a discount or any type of reparations for our wasted time. Sorry to those reading, but I can't even write a review on the food because we were never even served our entrees. I would not recommend this restaurant just based on the atrocious service, I wouldn't want your night ruined too.

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★☆☆☆☆

The service at Bistro St. Tropez was horrible! My girlfriend and I arrived at 8:30pm and ended up leaving after two hours of waiting for our entrees. During our two hour wait we were served our glass of water, a few rolls, and a salad, and visited by our waitress twice...only twice! I shouldn't have to hunt down my waitress for service, especially since the restaurant wasn't even at max capacity! I could understand if service was slow because they were completely full, but they didn't even have that as an excuse. Meanwhile the couple next to us, who arrived 45 minutes after us, had been served their meals and finished. As we left, the manager/owner asked us to stay but never even offered a discount or any type of reparations for our wasted time. Sorry to those reading, but I can't even write a review on the food because we were never even served our entrees. I would not recommend this restaurant just based on the atrocious service, I wouldn't want your night ruined too.

Pros: Decor was appealing

Cons: Horrible service, staff was unattentive

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My date and i recently went to Bistro St. Tropez for restaurant week and it was everything we could have imagined and more. The service was spectacular, the food was good. The wine list was solid (we picked out a nice white wine for salmon) It was a four course meal for the pre-fixe price and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bravo!

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My date and i recently went to Bistro St. Tropez for restaurant week and it was everything we could have imagined and more. The service was spectacular, the food was good. The wine list was solid (we picked out a nice white wine for salmon) It was a four course meal for the pre-fixe price and I thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Bravo!

Pros: Great food, service, atmosphere

Cons: n/a

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Someone has to tell you about this place to find it, but it is worth the find. Located on the top floor of the Market Design Center, it has a sweeping view of 30th Street Station and the 30th St. Post Office. Food is always good, and atmosphere is swanky.

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Someone has to tell you about this place to find it, but it is worth the find. Located on the top floor of the Market Design Center, it has a sweeping view of 30th Street Station and the 30th St. Post Office. Food is always good, and atmosphere is swanky.

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Enjoyed dinner very much here during restaurant week.. a bit challenging to find as you go through the Marketplace Design Center to get to it.. but cool on the river views if you sit near the window... food was delicious, definitely recommend, cool out of the way a bit eclectic. Definitely worth a try....or more.

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Enjoyed dinner very much here during restaurant week.. a bit challenging to find as you go through the Marketplace Design Center to get to it.. but cool on the river views if you sit near the window... food was delicious, definitely recommend, cool out of the way a bit eclectic. Definitely worth a try....or more.

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One of the worst dining experiences I have had from the poor service to the food. I normally do not participate in reviewing anything on-line however, we had such a bad experience I felt compelled to add my comments to this web-site. I'm not real sure what was going on this past Friday night whether they were short staffed & maybe the regular chef had just quit however nothing went/was right (except for the wine). We had to ask for bread to be brought to the table. Cesar salads served without salad dressing. My sea bass was not edible - it was way overcooked. Another in my party ordered a steak medium & it was served almost raw (not rare - RAW). I think the thing that really bothered me was that no one seemed to care. Seeing I had not touched my dinner (when they finally came back to check 30 minutes later) I was not asked if the meal was OK - I was asked if I wanted a box????? Don't know why but, some in my rather large party after being in the restaurant for almost 2 hours chose to order desert - big mistake. The Bananas Foster was more like Banana Soup. This was not an inexpensive place either....Our bill was over $800. I did have a conversation with the manager & he did see fit to take 10% off the bill (hardly enough compensation considering they added in a gratuity of $161.50 to the adjusted bill) when the poor service was a big part of the problem. He did not however, seem too concerned about my complaints. Outrageous is all I can say - for the money you can do much better in the "City of Brotherly Love"

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One of the worst dining experiences I have had from the poor service to the food. I normally do not participate in reviewing anything on-line however, we had such a bad experience I felt compelled to add my comments to this web-site. I'm not real sure what was going on this past Friday night whether they were short staffed & maybe the regular chef had just quit however nothing went/was right (except for the wine). We had to ask for bread to be brought to the table. Cesar salads served without salad dressing. My sea bass was not edible - it was way overcooked. Another in my party ordered a steak medium & it was served almost raw (not rare - RAW). I think the thing that really bothered me was that no one seemed to care. Seeing I had not touched my dinner (when they finally came back to check 30 minutes later) I was not asked if the meal was OK - I was asked if I wanted a box????? Don't know why but, some in my rather large party after being in the restaurant for almost 2 hours chose to order desert - big mistake. The Bananas Foster was more like Banana Soup. This was not an inexpensive place either....Our bill was over $800. I did have a conversation with the manager & he did see fit to take 10% off the bill (hardly enough compensation considering they added in a gratuity of $161.50 to the adjusted bill) when the poor service was a big part of the problem. He did not however, seem too concerned about my complaints. Outrageous is all I can say - for the money you can do much better in the "City of Brotherly Love"

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Went there on a Thursday evening for dinner at about 5:30. We were the only people in the place, although more straggled in as we finished. Restaurant Week they give you four courses - everyone gets the wild mushroom soup, and then you can pick an appetizer or salad, an entree, and a dessert. The soup was frankly very bland and uninspiring. They did give us bread, which was small dinner rolls and was fine, and a pesto dipping sauce which was very nice. We each had a drink, which was $8 for her mixed drink and $6 for my Sangria. Both were in relatively small glasses with lots of ice, so be careful. I had the Boston salad with blue cheese and apples, which was very good, and my wife had the lump crab cake with apples, which she also said was good.

The entrees arrived and were plated very nicely. I had the herbed pork with caramelized apples and onions, which was quite good and I recommend it. Mine came with wilted spinach, which was fine, and a mashed sweet potato dish that simply great. Wish I knew how to make that one at home. My wife had the scallops, which she said tasted fine but - only 3 scallops! They were served over a corn/tomato sauce combination which was good, and with a few potatoes scattered on the plate.

Dessert was good but nothing amazing. The creme brulee was tasty but served very plainly; the Grand Marnier souffle was fine but not inspiring of greatness. Having said all of this, even with the Restaurant Week plan the total came to just over a hundred bucks for two people. I honestly don't know what their regular prices are like, but I did not feel this was a dinner that deserved even as much as we paid, much less "full price." I recommend the place for the service and the view, which was very nice, but I think the pricing is simply not in line with what you get. We both left having enjoyed the evening, but we won't be back for any sort of regular visits.

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★★★★☆

Went there on a Thursday evening for dinner at about 5:30. We were the only people in the place, although more straggled in as we finished. Restaurant Week they give you four courses - everyone gets the wild mushroom soup, and then you can pick an appetizer or salad, an entree, and a dessert. The soup was frankly very bland and uninspiring. They did give us bread, which was small dinner rolls and was fine, and a pesto dipping sauce which was very nice. We each had a drink, which was $8 for her mixed drink and $6 for my Sangria. Both were in relatively small glasses with lots of ice, so be careful. I had the Boston salad with blue cheese and apples, which was very good, and my wife had the lump crab cake with apples, which she also said was good.

The entrees arrived and were plated very nicely. I had the herbed pork with caramelized apples and onions, which was quite good and I recommend it. Mine came with wilted spinach, which was fine, and a mashed sweet potato dish that simply great. Wish I knew how to make that one at home. My wife had the scallops, which she said tasted fine but - only 3 scallops! They were served over a corn/tomato sauce combination which was good, and with a few potatoes scattered on the plate.

Dessert was good but nothing amazing. The creme brulee was tasty but served very plainly; the Grand Marnier souffle was fine but not inspiring of greatness. Having said all of this, even with the Restaurant Week plan the total came to just over a hundred bucks for two people. I honestly don't know what their regular prices are like, but I did not feel this was a dinner that deserved even as much as we paid, much less "full price." I recommend the place for the service and the view, which was very nice, but I think the pricing is simply not in line with what you get. We both left having enjoyed the evening, but we won't be back for any sort of regular visits.

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wonderful dinner. everything from appetizers to entree were great. scallops were good and the tartar was prepared very well. dessert was french and pretty good.

2
★★★★★

wonderful dinner. everything from appetizers to entree were great. scallops were good and the tartar was prepared very well. dessert was french and pretty good.

Pros: view food

Cons: everything else

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When visiting the Philly area, we stumbled upon the restaurant through an Internet search. We decided to try it. We could not have been more pleased. The decor was modern and sleek. The service was attentive and prompt. But the food.... Every course was better than the next, starting with the delicious rolls and basil oil. The mushroom ragout in truffle cream was incredibly indulgent and sinful. Our main courses of pork loin and braised lamb shank were succulent. To finish, the most creamy creme brulee ever. We were enchanted with the whole experience. We highly recommend it. Looking forward to a return visit to the restaurant on our next trip.

2
★★★★★

When visiting the Philly area, we stumbled upon the restaurant through an Internet search. We decided to try it. We could not have been more pleased. The decor was modern and sleek. The service was attentive and prompt. But the food.... Every course was better than the next, starting with the delicious rolls and basil oil. The mushroom ragout in truffle cream was incredibly indulgent and sinful. Our main courses of pork loin and braised lamb shank were succulent. To finish, the most creamy creme brulee ever. We were enchanted with the whole experience. We highly recommend it. Looking forward to a return visit to the restaurant on our next trip.

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this place serves a great lunch sandwich, they taste great and there usually isnt a long line during the prime hours. They also except all major credit cards.

4
★★★★☆

this place serves a great lunch sandwich, they taste great and there usually isnt a long line during the prime hours. They also except all major credit cards.

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Living in West Chester, I don't often come to the city. But when I do, Bistro St Tropez is definitely one of my stops. I've been going for 10 years now and it's upsetting to read a "review" like the previous one. No restaurant could be around for over 20 years if their food was "awful". I've had the pleasure of Chef Patrice showing me around his kitchen. What fun...and there's not a microwave in sight! I know I'll be enjoying Bistro's food for the next 10 years.

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★★★★★

Living in West Chester, I don't often come to the city. But when I do, Bistro St Tropez is definitely one of my stops. I've been going for 10 years now and it's upsetting to read a "review" like the previous one. No restaurant could be around for over 20 years if their food was "awful". I've had the pleasure of Chef Patrice showing me around his kitchen. What fun...and there's not a microwave in sight! I know I'll be enjoying Bistro's food for the next 10 years.

Pros: Food, view and chef

Cons: no close enough to enjoy more often

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When I was younger, I Lost $50 to a grifter in a game of full card monty. That was money better spent than on this restaurant. Ignoring the bizarre walk through a closed mall to reach the restaurant, the 1980s hip decore (including a blinking neon palm tree), and the fact that the view of 30th St. station was obscured by steamed-over windows, the food was a bland and mildly nauseating affair. This was during restaurant week-4 courses for $35.
The first course was soup du jour. The best comment to be mustered about this soup by my date was that it was that the soup must be to cleanse the palate. Starting a theme, one potato in my soup had not been thoroughly microwaved, and was cold in the center.
For hor d'oeuvres, my date had escargot and I the duck confit. Having traveled to the French Riveria, and this being a French bistro, I presumed that the food might be of a similar brand. I was mistaken. The escargot was served in a thick and flavorless broth; the snails themselves were chewy, tasteless, and likely from a can. The duck was not a thigh of duck (as I have always before seen confit served), but rather diced pieces which resembled tuna from a can, and with which the duck shared a similar flavor.
For an entree, my date had the lamb and I the bass. Again failing to set the microwave timer properly, my date's lamb was cold in spots, warm in others, and in no places hot. The meal had an appearance similar to a BBQ, except without the deliciousness of one. It is unclear as to whether the lamb bone was actually a part of the meat, or was merely stabbed into the meat for pure presentation as an afterthought. As for the bass, I am not convinced that it was bass at all-this was a very light, white, and flaky fish; it if was bass, I have never eaten this part of a bass before. My guess would be monkfish. It was coated in an olive paste that was clearly not fresh-made. It is noteworthy that no ingredients were fresh, and were all of the cheapest quality.

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★☆☆☆☆

When I was younger, I Lost $50 to a grifter in a game of full card monty. That was money better spent than on this restaurant. Ignoring the bizarre walk through a closed mall to reach the restaurant, the 1980s hip decore (including a blinking neon palm tree), and the fact that the view of 30th St. station was obscured by steamed-over windows, the food was a bland and mildly nauseating affair. This was during restaurant week-4 courses for $35.
The first course was soup du jour. The best comment to be mustered about this soup by my date was that it was that the soup must be to cleanse the palate. Starting a theme, one potato in my soup had not been thoroughly microwaved, and was cold in the center.
For hor d'oeuvres, my date had escargot and I the duck confit. Having traveled to the French Riveria, and this being a French bistro, I presumed that the food might be of a similar brand. I was mistaken. The escargot was served in a thick and flavorless broth; the snails themselves were chewy, tasteless, and likely from a can. The duck was not a thigh of duck (as I have always before seen confit served), but rather diced pieces which resembled tuna from a can, and with which the duck shared a similar flavor.
For an entree, my date had the lamb and I the bass. Again failing to set the microwave timer properly, my date's lamb was cold in spots, warm in others, and in no places hot. The meal had an appearance similar to a BBQ, except without the deliciousness of one. It is unclear as to whether the lamb bone was actually a part of the meat, or was merely stabbed into the meat for pure presentation as an afterthought. As for the bass, I am not convinced that it was bass at all-this was a very light, white, and flaky fish; it if was bass, I have never eaten this part of a bass before. My guess would be monkfish. It was coated in an olive paste that was clearly not fresh-made. It is noteworthy that no ingredients were fresh, and were all of the cheapest quality.

Pros: Service was passable. Didn't gag on dessert

Cons: Food. In general, the food was flat out bad.

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We were lucky to get reservations for Bistro St. Tropez in the middle of restaurant week. We were not dissapointed at all my the food. Everyone basically licked their plate clean from salad to entree to dessert. The pommes frites and the apple tart were my personal favorites. The service was very good and the managers were friendly and funny. My only complaints are the location (hard to find inside the design marketplace) and the view (dirty Delaware river... not a pleasant sight!)

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★★★★☆

We were lucky to get reservations for Bistro St. Tropez in the middle of restaurant week. We were not dissapointed at all my the food. Everyone basically licked their plate clean from salad to entree to dessert. The pommes frites and the apple tart were my personal favorites. The service was very good and the managers were friendly and funny. My only complaints are the location (hard to find inside the design marketplace) and the view (dirty Delaware river... not a pleasant sight!)

Pros: staff, food

Cons: location, view

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Had a wonderful time and night. The place is a good stop to meet friends. I had hot food with warm service. This is a good place to take a group.

2
★★★★★

Had a wonderful time and night. The place is a good stop to meet friends. I had hot food with warm service. This is a good place to take a group.

Pros: Food

Cons: Parking

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This was one of the restaurant that I tried during Restaurant Week. I absolutely love it. Although its location is somewhat odd, the view makes up for it. This is definitely a romantic place to dine in. The food is also fantastic, making this a great place to go to impress that special someone.

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★★★★☆

This was one of the restaurant that I tried during Restaurant Week. I absolutely love it. Although its location is somewhat odd, the view makes up for it. This is definitely a romantic place to dine in. The food is also fantastic, making this a great place to go to impress that special someone.

Pros: The view, the food

Cons: hard to find

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Lunch on a Thursday in July. Not too crowded.

Menu was very interesting and appetizing. Very good selection of salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and entrees. The prices were not expected, very good deal.

The views are very underestimated, and the interior decor is great. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Looks lke a decent date and/or for post-work drinks.

2
★★★★☆

Lunch on a Thursday in July. Not too crowded.

Menu was very interesting and appetizing. Very good selection of salads, appetizers, sandwiches, soups, and entrees. The prices were not expected, very good deal.

The views are very underestimated, and the interior decor is great. The wait staff were attentive and knowledgeable. Looks lke a decent date and/or for post-work drinks.

Pros: Great menu. Good value. Great views.

Cons: Entrance not easily found (inside a marketplace, and on 4th floor)

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My boyfriend and I went to Bistro St. Tropez for a belated Valentines Dinner and it was one of the best meals we both had in such a long time. We were seated right by a window, and had a nice view that overlooked the city. They had a set 4 course menu which I though was great because neither one of us had been to a French restaurant before. We had delicious appetizer of smoked salmon and oysters, then a choice salad or a soup (both were so good). For the main course I had the lamb and filet combo with grilled veggies and potato patty, and my boyfriend had shrimp scallops and lobster in a buttercream sauce (both huge portions). They accidently brought us two desserts, and told us to take the second one home at no charge! The waiter was so attentive and recommended the best wines. On top of that the chef/owner went around to every table asking if everything was ok which I thought was great. It was wonderful service and food, at a great price too! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is in the mood for tasty food at a great price as well as a lovely atmosphere!

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★★★★★

My boyfriend and I went to Bistro St. Tropez for a belated Valentines Dinner and it was one of the best meals we both had in such a long time. We were seated right by a window, and had a nice view that overlooked the city. They had a set 4 course menu which I though was great because neither one of us had been to a French restaurant before. We had delicious appetizer of smoked salmon and oysters, then a choice salad or a soup (both were so good). For the main course I had the lamb and filet combo with grilled veggies and potato patty, and my boyfriend had shrimp scallops and lobster in a buttercream sauce (both huge portions). They accidently brought us two desserts, and told us to take the second one home at no charge! The waiter was so attentive and recommended the best wines. On top of that the chef/owner went around to every table asking if everything was ok which I thought was great. It was wonderful service and food, at a great price too! I would definitely recommend this place to anyone who is in the mood for tasty food at a great price as well as a lovely atmosphere!

Pros: Delicious food, great service, nice view

Cons: None

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I definitely agree with the review below.... the chef is yummmmmmmmmmy. The food is really good too.

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★★★★★

I definitely agree with the review below.... the chef is yummmmmmmmmmy. The food is really good too.

Pros: Great food, generous portions, not expensive

Cons: Can't think of any

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Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Enough said, except, perhaps to restate that the food is innovative and delicious, the wine selection which is limited but perfectly matched to whatever is on the menu for the day, and the service which is always fine, has always been a pleasure. The chef is yummy too. Ooh la la.

2
★★★★★

Yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm. Enough said, except, perhaps to restate that the food is innovative and delicious, the wine selection which is limited but perfectly matched to whatever is on the menu for the day, and the service which is always fine, has always been a pleasure. The chef is yummy too. Ooh la la.

Pros: Two thumbs up and both big toes.

Cons: none whatsoever

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What a fantastic dining experience I had recently at your restaurant. The service was spectacular, your staff was wonderful and the food was delightful. It was such a great evening.

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★★★☆☆

What a fantastic dining experience I had recently at your restaurant. The service was spectacular, your staff was wonderful and the food was delightful. It was such a great evening.

Pros: Service, Food , Staff, Value

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We recently attended the wine and cheese tasting along with their 3 course meal including cassoulet. Chef Patrice served us and was very personable and friendly. He even let us know where to get the decadent cheese served at the tasting. 5 FULL glasses on wine were served during the tasting, not just enough for a sip or two. The restaurant overlooks the entire sckuyhill river. It is a nice browse to walk through the Market Design CEnter to get to the bistro. Prices are extremely reasonable for such fine dining and great service. Hi Patrice! ALso check out his new sister restaurant Patou also located on Market street. They have an excellent Sunday brunch for $20 with live jazz, standards music.

2
★★★★★

We recently attended the wine and cheese tasting along with their 3 course meal including cassoulet. Chef Patrice served us and was very personable and friendly. He even let us know where to get the decadent cheese served at the tasting. 5 FULL glasses on wine were served during the tasting, not just enough for a sip or two. The restaurant overlooks the entire sckuyhill river. It is a nice browse to walk through the Market Design CEnter to get to the bistro. Prices are extremely reasonable for such fine dining and great service. Hi Patrice! ALso check out his new sister restaurant Patou also located on Market street. They have an excellent Sunday brunch for $20 with live jazz, standards music.

Pros: Personal service from the chef, Excellent French food, great ambiance!

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... Every time I come back I love it even more. Bistro is one of the few places left that simply focuses on creative, tasty, fresh cuisine, friendly professional service, and leaving you the breathing room to relax and enjoy. Also the bass kicks *ss. How refreshing! Combine the delicious food, the bistro-mod atmosphere and smashing view, and you can't help but feel the love.

2
★★★★★

... Every time I come back I love it even more. Bistro is one of the few places left that simply focuses on creative, tasty, fresh cuisine, friendly professional service, and leaving you the breathing room to relax and enjoy. Also the bass kicks *ss. How refreshing! Combine the delicious food, the bistro-mod atmosphere and smashing view, and you can't help but feel the love.

Pros: Food View Vibe

Cons: None

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Bistro is and has been one of the best restaurants in town for many years. We are regulars, but we also went last week during restaurant week. Although the dining room was packed, our service was excellent as always. Our food was expertly prepared and we were happy to see that Bistro is keeping with its tradition of offering its full regular menu during restaurant week. Bistro is a gracious place where the kitchen and dining room staff care to make you welcome and part of the magic.

2
★★★★★

Bistro is and has been one of the best restaurants in town for many years. We are regulars, but we also went last week during restaurant week. Although the dining room was packed, our service was excellent as always. Our food was expertly prepared and we were happy to see that Bistro is keeping with its tradition of offering its full regular menu during restaurant week. Bistro is a gracious place where the kitchen and dining room staff care to make you welcome and part of the magic.

Pros: Food, Service, View

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Since 1987, European-style bistro, above the Marketplace Design Center, serves hors d'oeuvres, omelets, escargot, stuffed baked sea bass and steaks.

 

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