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.
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
Beer, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro Ratings and Reviews
I thoroughly enjoyed the striped bass s ...
I thoroughly enjoyed the striped bass special. The quantity was perfect for the light meal I had and the wine was perfectly complimentary.
Service was a bit lacking particularly as the restaurant counted me as a no show even though I arrived just before my time and they found my reservation in their book.
We had a reservation and were seated rig ...
We had a reservation and were seated right away. Good first impression since the restaurant and bar were packed! We had a great time. The desserts were as good as the rest of the food. We loved the flights of wine we tried. We'll be back.
The restaurant was oddly loud considerin ...
The restaurant was oddly loud considering it was only half full. We were there with another couple and couldn't hear eachother across the table. The food was delicious, however the portions were extremely small. I ordered the scallop appetizer. There was only two scallops on the plate and they were petite. I might stop by there for a coctail at the bar, but I would not go back for a meal, especially i am trying to talk to someone.
We were dining pre-theater and it was a ...
We were dining pre-theater and it was a beautiful evening but we opted to sit inside at a window table and enjoy the people watching. The restaurant was not very crowded. Our server did a nice job, nothing to rave about. Much like the food. Everything was fine. We tried the fig and gorgonzola bruschetta which was tasty and the fruits de mer which was a little too heavy on the tempura. The entrees were fine - the seared scallops were good and I went for the veal hanger mainly because it sounded different, which it was. The grilled peaches for dessert was not a great choice as the peaches did not have much taste to them. Coffee was just okay with no offer to refill (one of my Dad's pet peeves that has stuck with me since I was a kid). We're in no hurry to return, especially with so many other great offerings right in the same couple of blocks.
Although the menu was limited, the food ...
Although the menu was limited, the food was very good. We chose to have many appetizers and found them to be quite tasty. Small tables were clearly indicative of a wine bar rather than a restaurant. A great place for a nice cocktail or glass of wine before heading somewhere else for dinner. Alternatively, have dinner somewhere else and then come by for a dessert - the Creme Brûlée was delicious!
Excellent from start to finish. We start ...
Excellent from start to finish. We started with a cheese plate. All I can say is WOW! Our entrees were the Grill Salmon dish, which was prepared perfect, and the Grilled Flank Steak with a Potato puree, haricot vert, Bordelaise, which my wife loved.
Wine selection is wonderful. Very frie ...
Wine selection is wonderful. Very friendly and attentive staff. Extremely knowledgable in suggesting wine to go with meals. Would come back here on out next visit to Philly. There were no available seats outside so we sat inside which was fine. We shared the cheese plate which was perfect for two of us. I order snapper off the special board and my husband ordered salmon off the regular menu. Both dishes were excellent. The snapper was so tasty. It was served in a bed of greens tossed in a bacon vinaigrette - YUM!!!
Not what I expected
I went to the vintage expecting a relaxing atmosphere tupical of my experience at other wine bars. Unfortunately the atmosphere was not relaxing, it was very loud. I also found the food selection limitted and disappointing. I ordered a brushetta and salad, both were less than exciting. The price was high for the quality and amount of food. I ordered a flight sample of wines and the pours were generous, I was only impressed by one of the wines the other two were just ok. While I cannot recommend the restaruant, if you are looking for a large selection of wine by the glass and not food to accompany this might be a good place for you, but don't expect dinner.
I've lived in Philly and New York, and other places, but Philly has always stuck out to be my favorite food town. I was back in Philly this past weekend and ate at Vintage Wine Bar because I had always meant to try it out when I lived there. I was not disappointed! My husband and I both had the specials of the day - Lamb Rib Chops and the Seared Rabbit dishes - they were both excellent and perfectly prepared. They have a large wine list but also a full bar. I would definitely recommend this restaurant.
Not Whining about this Wine Bar
My reason for visiting Vintage was to experience Philly's Wine week without spending a fortune. The restaurant was having a special wine and cheese pairing for $25 and you definitely got more than you paid for! The pairings were really different than anything I've ever done as far as going out; usually I'll go to bar with friends and just drink the usual wine but these wines they recommended for the pairings were delicious. We ordered the French and Gouda pairing. Everything was excellent! I HIGHLY recommend coming to Vintage just to dine and sample wine. I'll be making stop back when the weather gets warmer.
It's easy to miss this little treat given that it's surrounded by flashier neighbors. But, don't let the size and discrete profile fool you. First there's a solid wine-by-the glass selection. Add the small, but seasonalLy thoughtful menu and you realize you've found a great hideaway to meet friends or have a date. Everything is reasonably priced and you realize that cocktails don't have to be a $ killer. Vinage is a sweet little treat in the heart of it all.
three of us were hungry and thirsty after roaming through the reading terminal market. Vintage bistro was just a few blocks away and worth the stroll. We ordered wine and appetizers. The cheese plate was yummy as was the pate. Our third dish was the fig and Gorgonzola bruschetta, not to be missed. The wine selection was decent and the service was excellent.
We were a touch late getting there. So I ...
We were a touch late getting there. So I called ahead to make sure we didn't lose our reservation. The hostess could barely hear me and said it was loud. That gave me an indication that the restaurant was busy. Sure enough, it was tough to hear anyone seated across from you. We ordered the fig and gorgonzola bruschetta and burgers - both veggie and regular. Food was decent but not great. Cocktails were also decent but not great. The dessert, chocolate tort, lacked flavor but was of the right consistency. With so many other great restaurants in the vicinity to try, not sure we'll be going back there in a hurry.
Great for pre-theater dinner
This is a good bistro with great wine and beer selections. The food was excellent. All of us could find something delicious with the limited menu. The staff was helpful and served us at a nice pace but also so we could get to the theater on time. We were there around 6 pm, so the bar wasn't full yet and the noise level was not too loud.
We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to ...
We thoroughly enjoyed our first trip to Vintage. Our server was very knowledgeable about the extensive wine list, and we had fun sampling a couple of their well-selected flights. Many of the flavors were surprising! Our dinner was just as well conceived and delicious. If we lived in Philly or if Vintage were in DC we'd quickly become regulars!
Fine, but nothing I'd go out of my way for
While on the way to a show, we looked for moderately priced restaurant in the area and found Vintage Wine Bar. Everyone was quite pleasant and did a great job explaining the wine list and menu. The service was pretty slow and it took a while to order and then get our soup and entrees. The French Onion soup was very disappointing and we didn't finish it. The veggie and beef burger were good and the wine and beer was great. I wouldn't not go back here, but the next time we are in the area, we will probably try another restaurant.
Great Little Gem
Great wine selection - of course that is the restaurant focus. Lot's of wines by the glass, although we had a great bottle of Cabernet. I also had the duck breast for dinner on the recommendation of our waiter - was a great choice. My friend ordered a vegan dinner, not entirely on the menu, and they accommodated her request. Both dinners were excellent, our server was great and the atmosphere of the restaurant quite nice. Would come back here for sure.
We came in on time and got seated right ...
We came in on time and got seated right away but it took awhile for the server to come and when he did, he explained the menu and abruptly just left our table. We ordered our wine and food and the food took awhile. We ordered the cheese platter, the charcuterie and the fig bruschetta and they were all delish. We decided to get a bottle bc we thought it'd be cheaper but we realized after the fact that they over charged us! Be careful next time you order the bottle and ask how many glasses is in a bottle bc you're better off ordering by the glass. Overall, the food was good, service was disappointing.. I'd rather go to the Panorama for the wine.
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