Bar Amis

4.7
636 reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Outdoor dining only at this time.

Guests will recognize the spirit of Italian home cooking that has come to define the Amis brand, presented in a more casual format at the Navy Yard. Offerings will include rustic and seasonally-driven small plates and salads, elevated sandwiches and robust dishes, with a focus on simplicity. The restaurant’s beverage program will feature expertly-blended and specialty cocktails like frosé, and diverse beer and wine offerings, plus a homemade non-alcoholic selections.

Its relaxed yet vibrant setting make Bar Amis the ideal spot to enjoy a few light bites and beverages or sit down to a flavorful full meal.

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 636 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
Food
4.7
Service
4.6
Ambience
4.4
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSilpugs
Philadelphia
21 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

Got something different tonight. Got the roast pork, Chicken salad, and fries. Drinks are great, Sandwiches were ok. Service was outstanding!! I love it here, just does not fit my budget to go more often.

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vipKenny
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Outdoor dining. Beautiful setting in Navy Yard office park. Delicious food.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 21 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They do an exceptional job of providing a COVID safe environment. Very enjoyable place to meet.

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vipdaisy
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 14 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food served in a really pleasant outdoor space. Our server was fantastic. Looking forward to the next time.

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vipJeremyJ
Philadelphia
96 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

A unique location, enjoyable outside location with a view of the bay yard, interesting menu items and some local beers plus cocktails. Worth the drive.

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BarbCD
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The seasonal Margarita was fabulous! Their wines are always first rate.
We got two appetizers and split them. Grilled avocado was outstanding and Street Corn Nachos was a meal in itself. Delicious fare.
Service was excellent. Our server was Chris and he was very accommodating and quick! The staff back up one another gracefully.
Live music was great! There was a duo from south Jersey (Ken Shiles and Cibon) who performed many indie songs and did so excellently. Very entertaining. A great experience.

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AlyssaP
1 review
Dined on 16 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time at Bar Amis and I loved it. Came to see my friend play and it was a great way to spend my Wednesday night! Great beer and my server was really nice

Bar Amis
Responded on 24 September 2020

Hey Alyssa! Thanks for your feedback and so happy to hear you enjoyed our Live at Amis event! Let us know if there's ever anything we can do to to make your stay even better. Hope to see you again soon!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 2 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Awful all around

Bar Amis
Responded on 3 September 2020

Thank you for your feedback! We are very sorry to hear about your experience and would love to learn more about where we missed the mark and how we can improve. If you're open to connecting, you can reach us at 215-282-3184.

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NickCoh
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Bar Amis, you gem you. Took me far too long to get there and I have been missing out. Their outdoor seating setup is spacious, shaded and quite lovely, not the typical city outdoor dining experience with your table in the middle of a busy sidewalk.

Great beer and wine list, great apps to snack on and had live music with a singer so charming I couldn’t help but write a review.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Did I want to go out to dinner? No. Well secretly, yes, but we are in the midst of a global pandemic, and I’m a responsible human. Walking home from the hospital (yes there are still COVID patients in the hospital) through 13th’s packed tables made me skeptical of (aka adamantly opposed to) outdoor dinning. However, to stay married, we went to Bar Amis for an outdoor dinner (there was live music too). The staff was all masked, tables were appropriately spaced, hand sanitizer available, and the live music had a plexiglass barrier between them and the patrons. No takeout or delivery meal can come close to matching the joy of freshly fried calamari, a frosé, and live music. Thank you Bar Amis. I am still married, feel human, and did not contribute to the spread of a deadly virus.

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BarbCD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Ships, water, breezes - doesn't get better.
Menu very varied - lots of veg options plus good steak. Mocktails are outta sight (I was driving)
Great menu selection with many veg options. Tasty food. Corn nachos were a hit as was the avocado, shrimp/buccatini and mushroom po'boy.
Entertainment was a great singer and a gifted guitarist.
Wonderful night. We'll be back

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vipRussell
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic. Absolutely what I needed. Outside seating. Masks on by all employees. Felt totally safe. Dog friendly (we brought 2 pups with us) and the live music was amazing. 5 stars are not enough. Love this place and the Navy Yard. If you haven’t gone, you should like ASAP!!

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Matt
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food! Great piña colada! Great music! Great service!

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James
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I have been to Bar Amis twice in the last month. I have not been going out to may places, but like their set up and how quiet it is down in the Navy Yard. Their outdoor seating is set up under a large awning and also a tent in the parking lot. Plenty of space between tables and several hand sanitizer dispensers around. There was live music going on both times we were there which was a nice treat. The food was delicious, especially the shrimp bucatini. We got a bunch of brinks and a pitcher of the margaritas. I will definitely be going back and will be recommending it to others.

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vippamelap
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad i chose to come back and give this place another try. Service and food were great. All tables are placed far apart and followed the Covid dining rules.

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MeganS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 25 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We had a lovely birthday lunch! Everything was perfect

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vipSilpugs
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Different food menu than a normal bar, but delicious. Great drinks, no martinis at present time due to covid. Make reservations first. I enjoyed it and have been taking my friends all to try it.

Bar Amis
Responded on 26 August 2020

Hi! Thank you for the kind words and for bringing friends in to try our restaurant. We really appreciate it! We are able to make any drink you'd like but only list our classics on our menu. We'll put a note on there in the future so everyone is aware. We appreciate your notes on that as we didn't realize it looks like we don't carry them if they aren't listed! We have a full bar and our bartenders make a MEAN cocktail! Hope to see you again soon! Marina Marx General Manager

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LoriS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

This was our first Covid outdoor dining experience and I'm so glad it was at Bar Amis. The location is great, right next to the water, so it doesn't get too hot and there's always a nice breeze. They have excellent Covid precautions including single-use menus and paper bags to hold your mask while you eat.

The food was great. We had the buffalo cauliflower, mushroom po'boy, and BLT salad with shrimp; ending with the s'mores sundae. All of it was excellent and I'd order any of them again, though I want to try other things, too. We both said we'd recommend the restaurant to other people for Covid or regular dining and both wanted to return.

The bill was a little high for lunch, but we did have multiple courses and it would be easy to spend a "normal" lunch amount if you didn't. If you wanted to get the experience at a lower cost, they do have happy hours, which I'd recommend even without trying it. It was occasionally loud when a bus or truck drove by, but overall the noise level was fine for carrying on a conversation.

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vipHuskerPrincess
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This was the perfect place for my day-off lunch. Still with outside-only options, but the patio was intimate and the view from the Naval Shipyard was perfect. My husband and I both loved our dishes - grilled peach salad, chicken parm, and salmon quinoa. The server was very attentive and it was obvious that the entire staff is very conscientious of safety and cleanliness. The music was the cherry on top!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 18 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, beautiful outdoor space, great drinks

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PaulyMac
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Good menu, good service, good location. We will definitely be back!!!

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vipBethC
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent outdoor service during Covid. Lovely atmosphere and delicious flank steak for us.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went on a night where they had live music on the patio and we had the best time! The food was amazing (I recommend the salmon dish!), the service was great and the music was perfect. Highly recommend for a date night!

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BarbCD
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 12 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

All 4 of us got appetizers, meals and dessert. Fabulous food. Mexican corn nachos were outstanding. Great selection and so many items made on the premises - even the tortilla chips. Our server was Chris and he was fantastic. Very personable and attentive without hovering. Mocktails were delicious. Prices very reasonable for all the items. There was live music and the singer and guitarist were wonderful. Very clean place. All staff masked. Lots of care taken with everything. We were all happy.

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vipPaulR
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 11 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, great location, great atmosphere - highly recommended

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall1Food3Service1Ambience3

It started raining and they told us to leave not even polite about it. I get it’s covid but we were undercover in a tent. They were worried about a tornado warning and there wasn’t one. They chased out but there was just rain

Bar Amis
Responded on 18 August 2020

We are extremely sorry that your experience with us was not up to par. We pride ourselves in providing quality guest service. Due to COVID-19, there have been certain limitations placed upon our business, and our team has had to adapt to many changes including limitations in service during extreme weather circumstances. We hope that you will give us another opportunity. Please reach out to us at 215-282-3184 ext. 3 so we can learn more about this issue. Marina Marx General Manager

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vipDHam
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Staff was excellent! They were very appreciative of our support ... love these guys.

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TerriM
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 24 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very laid back at lunchtime, food was delicious as always and our server, Chris was very friendly and helpful

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MikeS
Nashville
1 review
Dined on 23 July 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Given the COVID-19 mess, finding an open restaurant in the Navy Yard area was exciting! Bar Amis served good food in a comfortable environment, although this time of year dining inside would have been preferred. So grateful to Bar Amis for being open!

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JosephM
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The staff is always friendly, and attentive to our dining needs. Always a Great experience at Bar Amis.!

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vipterryC
Baltimore
8 reviews
Dined on 16 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I love Bar Amis
- the food and staff are great!

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vipNancyH
New York Area
71 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious! This was a suggested lunch spot for a friend. It was delicious and the location was easy to get to driving.

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Mike
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

We very much enjoyed our apps and drinks prior to the Flyers game. Would definitely go again!

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graham
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The dinner before the Flyers' hockey game was great and, because we had eaten at their restaurant, the management allowed us to leave our car park in the restaurant lot and walk the five minutes to the Stadium. A perfect night of eating and sports.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Honestly A Great Dining Experience 4.8/5

Food was tasty, prompt, warm and decently portioned. We had arrived early and the hostess was nice enough to seat us early which in turn made us eligible for happy hour.

A very clean restaurant with plenty of gender neutral bathrooms. Great soundtrack lightly playing in the background and the lighting was intimate but not too dark. The staff was so nice and the operation of the place seemed seamless. I 100% recommend this place for happy hour and for a regular dinner.

Great job folks!

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Flyersfan
1 review
Dined on 28 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Friendly service, excellent food, good selection. Advertises as Italian restaurant, but Italian dishes seem to make up a minor portion of the menu. This isn't a complaint as everyone at a party of six was very happy with their choices of appetizers and entrees.

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vipMikita
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great place. Food was very good and nice set up with bar area downstairs and more dining upstairs. Calamari appetizer was good. We had the rigatoni bolognese and cauliflower gnocchi and both were very well made. Rice pudding for dessert is very creamy and pudding like. Quick service with Hannah our waitress. Maria the manager made sure we were taken care of. Highlight was Anwar the bartender who made great drinks and great conversation. We will definitely be back.

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TaraD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience5

The food was okay. Not amazing. The atmosphere was unique and aesthetically pleasing. Possibly the best part of the restaurant. Good service, kind servers and bartenders. Parking is a great bonus.

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vipgr8mood
Philadelphia
106 reviews
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our first time dining at Bar Amis went well. We did the special, Valentine's Day menu for $85 per couple and $20 extra for a bottle of wine. What a great value. The atmosphere was nice. The food came out very quickly and was tasty. The service was very friendly and unpretentious. The hostess was also very friendly. In fact, all of the staff went out of their way to smile and genuinely make guests feel welcome.

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Brianne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

We were late to our reservation due to bad traffic but luckily Bar Amis was considerate and still able to sit us for Valentine’s Day. The food was incredible and we enjoyed the Valentine’s Day menu special. I definitely would dine here again.

FAQs

Bar Amis does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Bar Amis also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 282-3184.

Bar Amis is rated 4.7 stars by 636 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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