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About Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro
Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro is located in the Midtown Village neighborhood of center city. We offer over 60 wines by the glass and a French-American bistro menu perfect for dinner. There is always something new, with five seasonally-inspired dinner additions each day. Our menu is flexible enough for a three-course meal or snacks for the table with a price range of $5-$20. The wine list highlights grape varietals from around the world with daily wine specials and flights featured on the chalkboards. If you are not in the mood for wine, we also have about 25 beers and plenty of cocktails. Our kitchen is open until midnight everyday.
Philadelphia, PA 19176
French American, Wine Bar
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Friday: 4:00pm - 2:00am
Saturday & Sunday: 2:00pm - 2:00am
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Parking in Midtown Village 1. Patriot Parking at the Holiday Inn Express- Sansom St between 13th & Juniper 2. Parkway- 12th St between Sansom & Walnut
Broad Street Line: Walnut/Locust Station Market-Frankford Line: 13th St Station
Bar Dining, Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
Fabulous service, drinks, and food! Our first time visit was comfortable, friendly and all around fantastic. Can't wait to visit again.
Try the braised veal short ribs! And the juniper mist is refreshing and all around delightful to sip on while dining.
People are friendly and clearly love what they do. I will be back!
First time diner, Saturday night in downtown Philly, selected based on location and reviews on Open Table, walking down from Convention Center and Flower Show. We both like wine which was the deciding factor over other places as ,I saw in reviews they serve wine flights. Wife got white, I got one of the red options. Wine flights were nice way to get a few tastes of different wines, and the pours were 3 oz, three glasses, but the wine is pre-selected. Host was super flexible...first they let us push back arrival time via call, and then when we arrive earlier than expected, seated us right away. Music over sound system was louder than we prefer as we had to focus to hear each other at times. Service was solid, food didn't blow us away, but didn't disappoint either. Wife had chicken, I got beef special as recommended by server, and was pleased. As for portion sizes, they were exactly as one should expect and priced accurately for a large downtown restaurant. My guess is in other reviews folks who complained about that were not keeping that in mind and/or don't realize French style cuisine is about taste/quality, not quantity anyway. If you are looking to put on the feedbag and stuff yourself, go find a Cheesecake Factory . Most of the crowd appeared be from the city vice suburbanites like my wife and I; bar had some turnover where folks came in to get a glass of wine or two, no eating. Place stayed packed entire time we were there. All in all, good experience, and if in the mood for wine and/or bite to eat, good place to stop.
This was my first time and I loved it. Will definitely come back. We were offered the restaurant week menu even though it was Saturday night. The food was delicious. They had a nice wine selection and our server was knowledgeable about the wines. I really liked the small, cozy atmosphere.
Their menu for Restaurant Week was amazing and a really good value. It has quite a large bar and the seating is high tops along the wall across from the bar. There also a limited regular seating towards the back. The food was innovative and the staff engaging. We will be back.
This place had a great ambience and good food.. from the little I sampled. However, the staff were an atrocity. I was in town for a conference and got lucky enough to grab a seat at the bar with a friend. As soon as we got there, the waitress gave us attitude. The bartender ignored us as he socialized w staffers at the other end of the bar. When we got his attention, politely, it was clear that he was annoyed. From that point on, the attitude and his behavior was undeniably screaming that he did not like us and wanted us to leave.
The shame is, that from the one appetizer that we got (before we left due to discomfort) was delicious. I would have spent $200 on food and drink easily, and wanted to come back the next night. BUT the service made me grab my check and leave after the first 45 minutes. It's a shame. I hope for the owner's sake, he seek out more professional and welcoming staff.
*first time I ever felt I had to write a review on Yelp.
Met a friend here for a quick dinner prior to attending a performance. Although there is a sign that says please wait to be seated, there was no one there to seat me. A server eventually rushed by and said he would be back. Another 5 min later he arrived and seated me. Once my friend arrived, she literally was trying to place her drink order when he disappeared again without taking her order. He took a while to come back again to get our order finally in and also never came back after the food arrived to ask if everything was ok. On a similar note, it was difficult to get the check as well. It took us over an hour to get in and out simply eating bar food and drinks. Service overall was very in-attentive and slow despite the restaurant not being full. I will not be coming back here for dinner anytime soon, though I do appreciate their extensive wine list.
Went here before a show b/c it came with a discount if we showed our tickets. Pleasantly surprised! Their tempora fried seafood (fruits de mer) was perfectly fried and not greasy. Good mix of seafood, too. I'd go there again just to get that dish. Obviously a nice selection of wine and wine flights. Our waitress was friendly and patient.
Went for restaurant week for the first time. The decor and service were very good. The first course of appetizers were good. The next course was quail (over cooked and dry) and scallops (very good). Main course was the veal which was seasoned nicely but the temperature was luke warm at best. Had to send it back in order to heat it up some more. Also ordered the salmon which was good. Desserts were ok. Creme brulee was too sweet and the other desert that had chocolate and phyllo dough was too dry and too hot, needed more chocolate sauce. I unfortunately would not go back or recommend Vintage to my friends. Very disappointed, read a lot of good reviews about the place but we were not impressed.
Was not wowed by the food. It was restaurant week and they DID serve four courses, but it was bland to unimpressive at best. Potions were unbelievably small. My scallops were very small and not cleaned well. The garnish was boring and without taste. My veal was tasty but not spectacular. so to have to suffer through the host bragging about it being sous vide for 18 hours; a reputation it did not match, was a problem. My blueberry peach cobbler was a biscuit with with two kinds of rather bitter compotes. Even a simple ginger ale was watery and weak of taste. This was not worth my money. My two guests were equally unimpressed with tier meals as well. Our server was Awesome though. Very nice and attentive pleasant.
It should be noted that I came here for restaurant week. Fig and Gorgonzola bruschetta, scallops for appetizers. Extremely tasty but very small portion size. Not sure if it's always like that or because it was restaurant week menu and the courses are ordered per person. For the entree I got the salmon and it was not great - overcooked. Portion size was better though. My companion got the veal tips and loved it. Very energetic atmosphere, cute space, great wine list.
Went for restaurant week, the veg/quoina app was awful and the salmon was seared but uncooked and actually cold inside. I sent it back and it seemed like it was nuked to try and correct the problem, it was awful. No apology and it took forever for it to be returned to me. I've had a few good meals here in the past but won't be back.
Vintage was ridiculously noisy; they kept turning the music up as the evening wore on, though there was no need, and combined with the atrociously slow service the experience really got to be painful. The food was good, the wine selection is good. But better to go on a pleasant evening when you can sit outside, it's less noisy on the street than in the restaurant!
This was a great choice for my husband's birthday dinner. I particularly loved the wine flights - a great way to taste many different wines. The food was also stellar, particularly dessert, and our server recommended a great dessert wine that paired beautifully with our creme brulee.
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