La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro

4.7
780 reviews
$31 to $50
French
We are an authentic French Restaurant serving lunch, dinner and weekend brunch located in downtown Media, PA. For over ten years customers have been returning to Mainline Magazine's "Best French Restaurant" for excellent food, service and wine. Make sure you try Mainline Magazine's "Best Mussels" - they are a must -

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 780 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.7based on recent ratings
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Food
4.6
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
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vipKarenW
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This is our go-to spot in Media. It is consistently great food and friendly, reliable service. Love the new huge open windows which connect the restaurant to the outside!

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BriDi
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My husband and I were celebrating our 22nd wedding anniversary. The staff was amazing, making sure all questions were answered and explained everything. We will definitely be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

My wife and I enjoyed “dining under the stars”at this restaurant. I enjoyed French cooking but surprisingly the prices were quite reasonable as well as tasteful. We’ll return.

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vipCraigH
Vancouver
17 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Decent little spot.

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vipMPP58
Philadelphia
35 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

used the outdoor seating and it was nice except for passing motorcycles and smokers. service was very nice pace and the food was very good (sea bass special and duck). nice evening . would return

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Annalee
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have reviewed La Belle Epoque in the past on Trip Advisor. My opinion has not changed. This restaurant is a Media, PA gem. Excellent cuisine, professional service, and a prime location all combine to make dining at LBE a delightful experience.

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vipNorburyM
Denver
84 reviews
Dined on 7 September 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience5

Party of two for brunch - shared all plates. Excellent escargots de bourgogne but had to wait about 15 minutes for the warm bread to arrive from the kitchen to go with it), they were out of the salade de betteraves but we thoroughly enjoyed the salade cèsar (romaine, parmesan, delicate flavor), plateau de fromages (perfect! great cheese selection, bit of honey, some walnuts and dried cranberries. Really nice!), and the La Provençale crepe. Unfortunately, the crepe never arrived and when we asked about it, it was clear it was not put in. We decided to skip it as we had already waited quite a while for it.
We will definitely come back for another meal as this was our first visit. The food we got was quite good - I think service needs a bit of work but we'd love to try other items from the menu (the crepe!) and the staff obviously care about their customers.

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vipBreifne
New Orleans
73 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Always reliable French comfort food, small but well-curated wine list. Friendly service working twice as hard like nearly all restaurants today.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this restaurant!!

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vipMichael
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Never a bad meal here. Drinks are also fantastic. Highly recommend.

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RobertH
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

As always, attentive service and excellent, delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was our anniversary and we decided to go her. The food was spectacular it was very romantic. The waitress was very sweet and even wrote Happy Anniversary on our receipt. I will definitely recommend.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2021
Overall2Food1Service5Ambience5

This has been my favorite restaurant in media for some time. However, tonight I found the Caesar salad with chicken very disappointing. Probably the worst I’ve ever had. Using iceberg lettuce was a disappointment. Also, the chicken was inferior and did not seem fresh. Definitely not worth the $15 I was charged. Also, my glass of wine was skimpy. Hoping this was just an off night.

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vipLeeBee
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Waiter Wes is honestly a big reason we go to La Belle. Makes it a wonderful experience each time. Thanks Wes!
The filet is always amazing too😊

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Macjoy
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been here numerous times. Never disappointed. Excellent wine selections. Staff is knowledgeable and very friendly. Would not hesitate to go again!

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vipcando
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 20 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Neighborhood Gem. Great service from Wes and all staff.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We were regulars long ago before the kids came, one is picky but she enjoyed her "fancy nancy wake-up wrap" aka a traditionel crêpe without the meat. Good to see that the quality level hs stayed the same year after year.

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Franka
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 13 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Efficient courteous waitress, quiet and safe, delish carrot soup, BIG piece of yummy quiche, didn’t feel rushed. Recommended!

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MoonsMom
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 8 August 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience4

What a great French restaurant! We totally enjoyed our meal,
and our waitress, Sarah was super friendly, knowledgeable and
professional.

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RobertH
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a wonderful cold peach soup, followed by a delicious surf-and-turf combo of rack of lamb and seared shrimp. All delivered by an attentive an knowledgeable waiter, Wes.

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BonnieU
1 review
Dined on 6 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My favorite restaurant in Media. I've had the steak au pouvre and the scallops dishes. WONDERFUL.

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vipCourtneyM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Enjoyed a fantastic meal for my Mother-in-law's bday . Our server was excellent and food was as usual delicious. This is our go to restaurant in Media for a consistent service and excellent food. What's even more impressive this was during Dining under the Stars when Media is always crowded and busy with extra outdoor dining.

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NancyD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food at Le Belle Epoch is always prepared and presented beautifully. I had salmon over risotto. The salmon was crispy outside, tender and flakey inside. The risotto was flavorful and just al dente. Chocolate mousse was excellent.
Dining under the stars is a special summer treat as the day cools off.

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Chris
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious brunch! My husband and I will sure return as the coffee is outstanding to begin with, and the eggs benedict and mushroom omelet were fantastic. I highly recommend La belle epoque for brunch!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 31 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The entrees were superb! Really special!

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vipMichelle
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 30 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wes is the best! We had a great time. Wonderful dining experience as always.

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FOODIE1
Philadelphia
30 reviews
Dined on 29 July 2021
Overall5Food4Service4Ambience3

Great food, good service and an nice selection of wines.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Always a great meal here. We dined outside during Dining Under the Stars, had a great meal.

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vipKimberly
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 28 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Nice wine selection and excellent dinner selection for lighter fare dinner.

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vipCindylou
Philadelphia
26 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love thus place, never fails in absolutely delicious, well prepared, fresh dishes. The crepes are exactly like in France and omelets are not greasy, fresh, delicious. Service is always exceptional.

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vipTooBlue
Philadelphia
216 reviews
Dined on 23 July 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

Enjoyed a lovely dinner on the sidewalk patio. Food is good, service attentive.

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CorneliaH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful experience. Noise level was totally okay, given they made it possible for us to reserve outside on their little patio. You cannot do anything about a stupid male biker, can you?
I came with a girl friend. My husband and I usually dine out in the city (Philly), but I told him we absolutely need to go there next time, because I know that he will love their creative veggie and salad arrangements.
Everyone will find something on their very diverse menu, and then the crêpes!

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vipSloMo
Philadelphia
27 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The filet mignon au poirve was delicious. A very nice cut of beef with a memorable pepper cognac sauce.

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Frank
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 20 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Everyone were courteous attentive to our enjoyment

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vipRose
Philadelphia
59 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food especially trout, hangar steak, and dessert crepe. Kitchen a little slow because they are understaffed. Great French wines. We sat outside on a very nice patio. Friendly service

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful pleasant service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 15 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I loved the food and drinks! The deserts were fantastic too but nothing beats the experience and the expert service! The ambiance of the restaurant topped the night! I’d definitely recommend if you want to enjoy a nice night out with friends! Top notch and classy! I’ll be visiting again! It was a perfect night!

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PhillyPhamily
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

La Belle Epoque is one of our favorites restaurants, a gem that we return to again and again. The food and service are fantastic, and I love the atmosphere.

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Nree
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 13 July 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

For any occasion.

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SarahD
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 11 July 2021
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

The food was delicious! Some of the best scallops we’ve ever had and even the green beans blew me away. The staff was OK and a little warm in the humidity of summer (had fans going but not sure about the A/C status). Definitely going back because the dishes were all very good.

FAQs

La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 566-6808.

La Belle Epoque Wine Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 780 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.