Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

4.6
330 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.
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Emilie
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 7 days ago
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 September 8, 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 September 5, 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 August 26, 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 August 23, 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
4 reviews
Dined on August 19, 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 August 16, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food! Amazing wine flights

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vipBucksMark
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on July 29, 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 July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They have the best wine flights in the city!!

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Alessandra
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on July 14, 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 June 30, 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 June 16, 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 June 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

omg best restaurant ever. i love this place so much

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 9, 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 May 22, 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
11 reviews
Dined on May 13, 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 May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is such a wonderful casual awesome place

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vipLindaDes
Philadelphia
64 reviews
Dined on May 6, 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 April 30, 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 April 27, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience2

Rude, poor service, dismissive staff.

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AnishaMW1234
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 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 April 17, 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 April 16, 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 April 15, 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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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 10, 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 April 3, 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 March 20, 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 March 6, 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
2 reviews
Dined on March 5, 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 October 17, 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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MollyH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience3

The food was ok, the cheese board was not bad but not anything to write home about. I would go back to vintage wine bar for a glass of wine but I wasn’t impressed with the food. The server was nice.

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Amber
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, loved the masks and face shields worn by staff. Friendly staff, warm ambiance.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall2food1service1ambience4

I don’t usually write reviews, but wanted to warn other people not to spend money here. Although we sat outside, I will say that the ambience inside the restaurant was very nice, but the the food and service were absolutely horrible. My chicken sandwich was burnt, the charcuterie board was the weakest one i’ve ever seen, with the meats looking like they came from a Starbucks package, our waiter refused to write anything down and made mistakes in our order several times, and it took a considerable amount of time just to be greeted and for the drink order to be taken. We understand that food options and service should expectedly suffer given the current situation, but I would expect a mistake-free experience and food that is at least up to par with its price, especially when gratuity is charged automatically.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing. Elena the waitress had great energy and super polite

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Monica
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Good wine, decent charcuterie board, well done outside seating! Would go back, but also have had better.

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Alexis
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food3service5ambience5

The menu is limited but the staff is welcoming and quirky. The house red is fabulous as well.

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Nikki
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I have so much empathy for struggling restaurants right now (I'm a server myself) and I'm doing my best to support them, but I'm going to give Vintage some time to have a standard of quality again before returning.

Majority of the menu was out of stock, house red or white were the only wines by the glass. I ordered an aperol spritz, but it only consisted of aperol and club soda, without any sparkling and no warning or reduction in price. We also ordered their version of the Moscow mule which was spirited with gin instead of vodka, but there was little ginger beer, if any, and was overpowered with lime that was far too sour to be fresh.

The escargot was beautiful and delicious, buttery and seasoned perfectly. The cheeseboard, however, though consisted of good-sized portions, did not have well-rounded selections and was paired was fruit that was bruised and wrinkled.

I'm glad to have been able to support one of my old favorites and hope they are able to bounce back.

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vipSalimaB
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience2

I usually love this place but I won’t be going back until normal dining is resumed. The limited menu wasn’t great.

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Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 330 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.

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