Black Lab Bistro

4.7
680 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Welcome to Black Lab Bistro. We trust healthy food make happy life. Our mission is to provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. It is a perfect destination for you to spend the time with the boss, getting together with old friends or date night with that special someone. We have 3-course prix-fixe for $25, Serving from Sunday to Thursday. Our menu items including braised beef short ribs, lump crab cakes, duck and scallops are must haves. Diners are invited to bring their own wine, beer or champagne.

We are a BYOB restaurant! If you have any questions, please call us anytime during our hours of operation.
What 680 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
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4.7
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4.5
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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JenniferG
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Adorable cafe with delicious food. Staff were wonderful and accommodating. Highly recommend!

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RileyW
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and the service was great. Overall we were very happy with o experience

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JulieM
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our favorite restaurant ever!

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TCol
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Good BYOB in Phoenixville. We had the fried brussells sprouts (nice and crispy with little bits of pancetta in the mix) and duck confit spring rolls (very tasty) for apps, followed by Chicken Piccata and Butternut squash Ravioli. Both entrees were quite good, served hot. Service here was decent (the place was crowded so didn't expect miracles). I liked that they sat us within 5 mins of arrival. This restaurant is a nice venue, but can get a little noisy, the exposed brick walls and other hard surfaces don't absorb noise much. Nice place though, I will definitely be back here again.

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Heather
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fairly priced, delicious food and a great ambiance.

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Jenn
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great! Everything came out timely. We didn't have to wait long. Definitely recommend if you haven't been here. You won't be disappointed.

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JenniferN
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Crab cakes were excellent.

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LilyT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very pleasant dining experience with friendly staff and delicious food. The beef short ribs are amazing, and they are happy to accommodate for kids even though there is no official kids menu. Will definitely come back again.

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Grocerman
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service
Was there for several hours and there
Was a no rush feeling

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vipLovegoodfood
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s always a pleasure to eat here.

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NadineM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always excellent, and this time was no exception!

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JoeS
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. We will return and reccomend to others

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Live the food and the owners.. always good!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great choices for appetizers as well as main dishes. Different seafood or steak or chicken or vegetarian dishes available. The desert menu is nice as well. Enjoyed the tiramisu

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vipLovegoodfood
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food and pleasant staff

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was done to perfection. Highly recommend the tuna tartare!! I also had the filet which was cooked perfectly! Delicious!
Thank you!!

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DavidK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience2

Food was good not great. Happy to support local BYOB. Will continue to frequent for this reason.

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vipLovegoodfood
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love going to Black Lab. There is always a nice variety of food on the menu, the service is good, the people are very friendly and professional and they adhere to all the safety protocols that are necessary these days.

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JoeS
New York Area
16 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fantastic meal. Best restaurant experience since the craziness began last year.
Lobster bisque to start and sea scallop entree is the way to go.
Reasonable pricing and BYOB is a plus.

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vipAndreaC
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and food!

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KristenJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love, love, love Black Lab Bistro. The food is always fabulous, the atmosphere is charming and always have a good time. Can't go wrong having a meal at Black Lab Bistro and love supporting local restaurants.

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OpenTable Diner
Adelaide
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very friendly staff. Phenomenal food!

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AlexanderC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner date at black lab bistro was what I have come to expect. It was outstanding. The server was attentive but gave us our space for our conversation. The noise level was minimal. We felt safe in this dinning environment. The meal - my date had the scallops and I had the crab cakes, was perfectly seasoned and cooked. We shared the duck confit which was a great starter.

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JakeP
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

First time trying this location, never been to the area before. On a first date and we thought to try here. Overall, I enjoyed my experience here. Food was great, inside of the building was nice. Seating was spaced out and had a nice time with my date. Only thing I can say negative is they probably shouldn't offer large groups to eat there in such a small space. About the size of a living room and a half. Got a bit noisy when the group came in but tried to ignore it. Only one restroom is a bit inconvenient with a large group there as well.

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vipMiizlovefood
Philadelphia
69 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was great.

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KathleenR
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best dining out experience since Covid. They do a really good job. Great local place. BYOB. High end food and service.

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vipToddW
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, as usual

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Bunny
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Service was great and the food was very good. Had a very enjoyable evening!

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DeonnaD
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were both fantastic! It looked like there was only one cook and one waitress but we didn’t feel the service was slow in any way. We will be back for sure!

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Cristina
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

First time here. Food was delicious. Friendly staff and good vibe.

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JaniceS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always wonderful. Food and service was outstanding. Glad to see they are hanging in there during this pandemic.

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DaveN
1 review
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We have eaten here several times and have always had outstanding meals. Some restaurants are "hit-or-miss", but the Black Lab is great every time.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our first anniversary dinner was spent here. And the food was incredible. It’s a small space so it felt cozy.

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vip4boys
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food wonderful service

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NancyW
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

The Black Lab is always a great Phoenixville BYOB spot to eat, and it was a sunny and warm day (for December), so my sister and I made reservations for brunch. Due to COVID-19 rules, only outside tables were permitted and it became kind of windy....and chilly. An outside heater would have made things much more pleasant, and at this point in the winter, I don't see how they are going to continue to stay open for the outdoor-dining-only rules without some sort of heat for patrons.
That being said, the server was friendly and service was prompt. The food was delicious....Crab Eggs Benedict are YUM!
Once this $@$#!!! COVID crisis has passed and/or indoor dining is allowed/the weather improves, we'll be back again, and I recommend that you all try it....you'll love the Black Lab!

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Foodie1
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience5

Asked for burger medium-well. Burger was overcooked on one side and rare on the other side. Owner was very nice. Waiter was having a bad day and was a bit rude.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Pittsburgh
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. Food took a while, but our server was excellent as was the food.

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vipJeffmbigs
Philadelphia
82 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Up Scale Dining among the many Bridge St. Brew Pubs. Beautiful old repurpose building turning out some wonderful delicious fine food.

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AlanaS
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall1food1service3ambience1

Our server was lovely, the food was diner grade at most. My husband had the veal and it was dry

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viptla308
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience4

First time dining here. Food was very, very, good! Loved the seared tuna and calamari app. Service was excellent. We dined outside due to Covid so it was quiet and not the normal dining experience we would have had inside but still nice. Just wish they had heaters so we could keep the outside dining going a little longer.

FAQs

Black Lab Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 935-5988.

Black Lab Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 680 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 reservations at the moment.