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Bistro St Tropez - 61 Reviews - 2400 Market St Ste 427, Philadelphia, PA - Restaurants Reviews - Phone (215) 569-9269

Bistro St Tropez

2400 Market St Ste 427
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(215) 569-9269
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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 bas...


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 fe...

Editorial review from Citysearch 10/3/2012

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 priced French wines -- all in the company of good friends and a professional restaurateur.\r \r This European style bistro is unique.  It not only has breath taking views of Philadelphia's  Schuylkill River, its roadways and bridges, and the Thirtieth Street Station, but is conducive to conversation!  In addition to ambience, the kitchen has the constant attention and oversight of Culinire de Nice graduate Chef Patrice Rames who carefully selects, purchases, handles, cooks, arranges and presents his food hygenically, artistically  and passionately.  Behind the scenes, in his hygenic and well equipped kitchen, Chef Rames treats his staff with professionalism and kindness, providing traditional  training and experience to lucky ""next generation student chefs"" from local culinary institutions.  \r \r The menu is healthy and modestly priced, making it perfect for locals who not only dine out regularly, but who sometimes need  overflow space for entertaining.   When strolling along the Schuylkill River walk, surface on Market Street to find the entrance to this hidden gem.  It's only fair that visitors experience this bistro as well and add this to their list of Philadelphia treasures.  The entrance near to Walnut and 24th Streets is a stone's throw from the Thirtieth Street Station and makes a great stop off point for weary travelers.  \r \r Sent from my Verizon Wireless BlackBerry more

Editorial review from Citysearch 8/11/2012

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 the blender! My main course was hanger steak with lentils. This is the only time I had hanger steak that was not even a little tough. It came with delicious bordelaise sauce. The lentils were small beans with cubes of meat and a delicious sauce. My wife had the Rack of Lamb and it came rare as ordered as was my steak. She pronounced it heavenly. We shared my dessert which was a flake-pastry with vanilla ice cream and strawberries. Yum!\r \r All in all, this was a great night for dining. We’ll surely be back.\r more

Excellent place for business lunch 10/9/2010

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. more

Loved it ! 9/26/2010

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. more

Great French restaurant 9/10/2010

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! more

Great restaurant 2/2/2010

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 more

Wonderful wonderful wonderful 1/19/2010

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! more


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 more


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 more

Good lunch place for business meeting 12/19/2009

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 more

Great Lunch Value 12/15/2009

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 more

Best French, Best Restaurant 12/11/2009

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 more

WHAT A VIEW 12/1/2009

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 more

Delightful 11/17/2009

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 more

our favorite 11/9/2009

Great experience. The service was attentive and professional.Can't wait to go back. Pros: Best wild mushrooms risotto more

Please Sir.. May I Have Some More 11/9/2009

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 more

More Than I Expected 9/21/2009

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. \r \r 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. \r \r Can't wait! Pros: View, Service, Wine more

Nice view, mediocre everything else 9/19/2009

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 more

Service is a joke, too bad it's not funny. 9/18/2009

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. more

Awesome Food, Awful Service 8/23/2009

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 more
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