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1009 S 8th St Philadelphia, PA 19147
1009 S 8th StUSPAPhiladelphia19147
$$$French Restaurant, BistroToday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 5:00 – 10:30 pmThursday 5:00 – 10:30 pmFriday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSaturday 5:00 – 10:30 pmSunday 5:00 – 10:30 pm
French BYOB in South Philadelphia - cash only!
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Family-run, cash-only spot featuring a rotating menu of inventive French fare & a BYOB policy.- Google
People talk about byob, bone marrow, prix fixe, chef pierre and seared foie gras
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David Liang
reviewed 4 months ago
Food: 3 Decor: 3 Service: 4 Came here for their Sunday $45 4-course prix fixe after snagging a reservation 3 weeks in advance. It's hard to find parking in the area, but I managed to finally find a spot in the parking lot next door after circling around for 15 min. 1. Consomme ~Pretty good. 2. Foie gras with grilled apricot ~Pretty good. Foie gras was tasty, although I was hoping it'd be smoother and more buttery. 3. Sea bass ~Delicious. Easily the best course of the night. Bass was cooked perfectly, and the broth was quite good. Side veggies were decent. 4. Frozen souffle ~Okay. More like frozen ice cream (can't remember the dessert I'm thinking of). 5. Macaroons and cookies ~Mediocre. A bit too sweet, and I only had a bite of each. Service was good, although it was odd when the server came back and told me there was only 1 bass left and asked me to switch to another fish. Luckily, another server came by and said that I could have the bass.
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Sai Pharamaceutical
reviewed a year ago
This is the most over-rated restaurant I have ever been to... We had heard rave reviews of this place. I went here with two colleagues of mine, we had a reservation at 9. It was weekday and we had booked 3 weeks in advance, but still could not get a table before 9. We reached there at 8:50 and were asked to wait outside for 15 minutes. When we knocked the door again at 9:05, we were told to wait for another 15 minutes. It was finally at 9:40 that we were allowed to enter the restaurant. It was a small room bustling with customers leaving very little space for moving. The atmosphere was suffocating. Although am not a fan of french food, but neither do I despise it. But the food here is far below average and definitely does not corresponds to the rosy reviews which we had read before. The only good thing about this place is that the chef personally shake hands with every customer, as if trying to compensate for the limitations this place has to offer. I wonder how Zagat gave it a 29! I could have ate a far satisfying meal at a cosier place and at more convenient timings, at half the rate. Not at all recommended.
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William Cody
reviewed a year ago
A last minute 530 pm reservation for Sunday evening in the middle of the afternoon. Easy access to the restaurant from exit 20 off 95S making travel from NJ convenient. Parked next door(free 2 hour parking) a few steps from the front door. Prompt efficient service. The chef, Pierre , came out to meet us before dessert and discuss the menu. French bagettes are baked fresh daily on premises. Spectacular unique meal!! First visit of many
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Fikke Kambong
reviewed 6 months ago
A tiny little BYOB place in south Philly with huge flavors and great service. The Chef sure knows what he's cooking. I went there with few friends (8 people) after several attempts to secure a reservation and it was worth the wait. The menu changes almost weekly so if they are offering the Guinea hen, go for it. The desert also fantastic.
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Robert Wertz
reviewed a year ago
My first experience with traditional French cuisine and I was overwhelmed! Their food is OUTSTANDING and the service was equally as impressive! The owner Pierre stopped by the table and made sure we were enjoying the food as well as their other chef Ron. Could not say enough about the chef's the food or the service!
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Gary Book
reviewed a year ago
French excellence in Philly. They channel Paul Bocuse and take you on a enchanting journey to french perfection. Mon Dieu. The BYOB makes this place the greatest deal, parking next door & paradise inside. It feels like a bistro with friendly service but delivers like Le Bec-Fin. After an exquisite meal you are warmly greeted by the maestro, Chef Pierre Calmels, veteran of Daniel & Le Bec-Fin himself. Merci Beaucoup were my words to the Chef.


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