Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

4.5
338 reviews
$30 and under
French American
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.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
Screening
  • Staff is vaccinated
  • Proof of vaccination required to dine indoors
What 338 People Are Saying
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vipElaineE
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect service, easy going atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Nice wine list. Knowledgeable staff. Charcuterie platter was very average.

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Anna
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 6 November 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delicious food and wine with a trendy vibe. Would definitely go back

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love it at Vintage. So much fun there every time I go.

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vipBucksMark
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 4 November 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great wine selection. Erin was excellent. Jill was superb in wine assistance.

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MusicFoodies
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 10 October 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Not many people inside, good COVID check (vaccination cards) +
Server was overworked (someone called out sick?) but did a great job and was very helpful. Nice selections of wine and cheeses, not cheap but not the most expensive either.
- Music was too loud for easy conversation

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TaylorP
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and food! Our waitress was always checking in

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SamaraH
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was good
The grapefruit margaritas were excellent!

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Emilie
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on 22 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We booked last minute for some late night snacks. Loved the atmosphere, wine flights, charcuterie and steak w/Pom frites.

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vipAteItAll
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience3

Smallest bruschetta I have ever seen...but it did taste pretty good. Did somebody eat part of this dish before it got to my table?

Mushroom sandwich had an offer flavor to it...something artificial that I couldn't quite identify. It overwhelmed the taste of the sandwich. Part of the mushroom was oddly tough and requried a knife to get through. The bottom bun was so soggy it was inedible. I'd recommend staying away from this choice on the menu.

On the bright side, the servers were very friendly, kind, and reasonably attentive.

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PaulC
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

Awfully uncomfortable hot humid night and instead of turning on the air they opened up the windows. Charcuterie was two tiny pieces of meat and two sparsely portioned pieces of cheese. Took forever to receive it not a good experience

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Sonalee
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 8 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was delicious. Service was outstanding. We were sitting outside on a late summer evening, so don't forget the bug spray. We both came home covered in mosquito bites. It is hot in the outdoor vestibule, so the oscillating fans were a godsend. Wine and cheese was superb. Good sturdy chairs and tables with plenty of room. Get the creme brulee.

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IRod
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made a reservation for an 8:30PM dinner. We arrived at the restaurant right on time only to find that they were closed. Super frustrating to make a reservation, show up and the restaurant not even being open, please don't let future customers waste their time booking a reservation at your establishment if you don't plan on being open. Unfortunately I have a difficult time in booking a future reservation or recommending your establishment to friends and family.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very well managed bar. Great vibes for a date. The food and drinks are always exceptional

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MichaelC
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 23 August 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We were hoping to dine inside but were unaware of the requirement to provide proof of vax to do that, but we were able to dine outside. The food was great. I had the arctic char special with the house white. Food was delicious and the wine matched very well with that. My partner had steak frites and house bubbly(I know, go figure. It has been almost 50 years and I still can't!). But she loved the meal and the wine. Steak was done perfectly for her and it was served with a mountain of frites that we both enjoyed. This was our second visit - first was pre-pandemic. We will definitely return soon.

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vipSunny
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service good and wine were wonderful. It’s just a bit too tight and busy on the sidewalk.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 16 August 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Amazing wine flights

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vipBucksMark
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great spot for good wines and great food. Dozens of wines by the glass to choose from. Food was excellent. Service was great. A very nice evening all around.

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vipTaylorD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best wine flights in the city!!

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Alessandra
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience4

The wine menu is excellent! If you're looking for small bites and good wine, head here. When we started to explore the bigger plates, the food became mediocre at best. Service and ambiance is also top notch!

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vipYixuanC
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 30 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love sitting at the bar as usual! Every time we stop by Philly we come here to grab a drink. And last night was our anniversary, the bartender was super nice and sweet!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 16 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely perfect dinner from start to finish. We casually had some apps and drinks and it was a great experience!

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Katiekate123
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 10 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

omg best restaurant ever. i love this place so much

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 9 June 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great meal and Elena and Todd took great care of us as always.

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vipTaylorD
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on 22 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great staff and amazing wine flights! Went with friends and the staff personalized the wine flights we wanted and the music playing was a great vibe! Find for a date night or an outing with friends. Would definitely come back and will now be my favorite wine bar in Philly!

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SarahT
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 13 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love the food here and the people! This is a regular spot for me

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SarahT
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a wonderful casual awesome place

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vipLindaDes
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on 6 May 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

So excited that Vintage is back. Steak frites were perfect. Ambiance was per usual-relaxed elegance. We will be back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 30 April 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

My first time here - very chic atmosphere with the chandelier and exposed brick walls.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 27 April 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Rude, poor service, dismissive staff.

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AnishaMW1234
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

I went here for my birthday and it was great! The wine was amazing! The cheese and bread boards where the best. The shrimp and cucumber salad were spicier than expecting but this place was really great! I highly highly recommend!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on 17 April 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

This restaurant had unbelievably rude service. Waiters in a wine bar should be willing and eager to talk about the wine they are serving; our server was Condescending and gruff. When we arrived a bartender gesticulated to a table in the back corner of the restaurant and told us to go sit down -no one escorted us to our table. The menu on open table that was linked was not an accurate representation of the extremely limited menu of fries and cheese boards that were available. We were extremely disappointed and have no desire to return. Do not waste your money at vintage wine bar.

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vipDivepam
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 16 April 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

A tale of two servers! Our party of five professionals were promptly seated outside in a great setup with an adjustable overhead heat lamp. It was warm, but our gentleman server, gruff and seemed annoyed to have us at his table. Since this is a wine focused restaurant with a French twist, our friend Katy was very interested in learning about their wines. Yes, they had a QR code but when she asked about the wines the waiter seemed very annoyed that she had questions. This general tone continued when she inquired about what was in the what wine flight. When the flight was delivered it came with generous pours and a printed list of each of the wines. Why be annoyed with her questions? I can’t remember what I ate for breakfast but he could’ve just brought out the printed list for her to look at. The night had an excellent change for the better when a friendly and engaged woman took over our table. The food was delicious, the service welcoming, and the night finished on a high note. When we got our bill ($475) we started to calculate the tip and realized that 20% was automatically added. Generally, that would be the minimum we would tip but we all felt like our second server earned that and more, while our first, hmmm, not really. It would’ve be nice to know in advance that a tip would’ve been automatically added. It made us wonder if that explained our first server. I know these are tough times, my husband works the front line in a Center City grocery store. Going out with friends and spending this amount of money for dinner is a treat. The food was delicious, the wine well priced and tasty. We tracked down our second server, passed her an additional tip and thanked her for a great night.

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SaraK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was perfect. Dimly lit, candles, the whole ambiance was glorious. The service was the best I have ever had. The staff was fun, helpful, and ever so kind. The food and drinks were tremendous! I absolutely recommend and will be back for sure

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 10 April 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The staff made the place even better than it already was!! Made a birthday celebration super special and fun!

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vipMichael
Richmond
39 reviews
Dined on 3 April 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The wine choices were quite nice. The cheese and meat charcuterie was delightful. Really liked the meal, the wine and the ambiance. A very hip feel to the restaurant.

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vipJadequip
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 March 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience2

The restaurant was closed without warning. No sign, no call or text. We drove in from Central NJ to see our daughter and when we walked up the restaurant was dark

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Cristina
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 6 March 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Fantastic wines- solid red wine selection. We didn't intend on eating, but went for an appetizer and have to say that the calamari was probably one of the best I've had! Can't wait to come back. Fantastic ambiance, warm and friendly staff. Felt very safe with Covid- protocols (this was our first time dining out since March of last year since getting vaccinated) and Vintage made it a lovely and memorable experience. Cheers!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place. So glad they’re back open. It’s my go to wine bar in the city.

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Cabot
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Safe seating ( we sat outside but indoor available ). Nice wine selection. Knowledgeable staff if you want a recommendation. Fancy to simple food, always delicious.

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Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 338 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.

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