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Bistro St. Tropez - 61 Reviews - 2400 Market St, Philadelphia, PA - French Restaurants Reviews - Phone (267) 234-7503

Bistro St. Tropez

2400 Market St
Philadelphia, PA 19103
(267) 234-7503
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Bistro St. Tropez - Philadelphia, PA
Bistro St. Tropez - Philadelphia, PA
Bistro St. Tropez - Philadelphia, PA
Bistro St. Tropez - Philadelphia, PA



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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...

Excellent place for business lunch 10/8/2010

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 ! 9/25/2010

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 9/9/2010

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 2/1/2010

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 Cons: NONE more

Wonderful wonderful wonderful 1/18/2010

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! Cons: None 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 Cons: NONE 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 Cons: NONE more

Good lunch place for business meeting 12/18/2009

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 Cons: none more

Great Lunch Value 12/14/2009

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 Cons: none more

Best French, Best Restaurant 12/10/2009

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 11/30/2009

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 11/16/2009

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

Please Sir.. May I Have Some More 11/8/2009

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

our favorite 11/8/2009

Great experience. The service was attentive and professional.Can't wait to go back. Pros: Best wild mushrooms risotto Cons: none more

More Than I Expected 9/20/2009

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. 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 more

Nice view, mediocre everything else 9/18/2009

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. 9/17/2009

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


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 more

Awesome Food, Awful Service 8/22/2009

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


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 more
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Owner Message

  • Bistro St. Tropez offers the illusion of Provence atop the Marketplace Design Center in Philadelphia. Chef/Owner Patrice Rames signatures simple, classic cuisine. Prepared with fresh seasonal ingredients and presented with style. Bistro St. Tropez opened its doors to the public in 1987. Since then, The Bistro has moved to its current location overlooking the river and the art museum area. Along with the beautiful view of the city, patrons of the Bistro are treated to the finest cuisine in the city. Bistro St. Tropez has earned many favorable reviews to include Zagat's Top 40 Restaurants and Top Restaurants in America. Bistro St. Tropez, is a hidden treasure of sorts, tucked away alongside the chi-chi interior design showrooms of the Marketplace Design Center.


  • In Short
    Navigating the sprawling Design Marketplace Center to find this bistro is no easy task. But when they do arrive, diners are more than ready to relax into the modish Mediterranean-on-the-Schuylkill surroundings. For a main course, try the grilled swordfish and trout fillet medallions with purple potatoes and caraway seed-citrus vinaigrette. Or try the citrus-infused white-bean herb salad and cilantro-Dijon sauce that comes with the pan-seared salmon.

  • 7/11/2006 Provided by Citysearch

Additional information

  • Hours:

    Mon-Fri 11:30am- 3:00pm; Wed-Thu 5:30pm- 9:30pm; Fri-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm Sun 11:30am- 3:00pm
  • Payments:

    American Express, Master Card, Visa, Cash, Discover
  • Neighborhoods:

    Center City, Center City West