Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro

4.5
310 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.
What 310 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.2
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4.4
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4.4
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4.2
Value
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 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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OpenTable 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
1 review
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
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
1 review
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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MollyH
Atlantic City
3 reviews
Dined on 16 October 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
1 review
Dined on 19 September 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 19 September 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 19 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing. Elena the waitress had great energy and super polite

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Monica
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 September 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 12 September 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 11 September 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 15 August 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience5

We have dined at Vintage 2 other times and think that this particular time they were truly having an off night. Our appetizers and initial drinks were great until we got to their sangria. We ordered a pitcher and expected from a wine restaurant, that it would be incredible. The sangria delivered was mostly club soda with very little wine taste at all. We let the waiter know and he came back after adding a bit more “sangria mix,” whatever that is. It didn’t make the sangria better at all. The previous meals we have had at Vintage were delicious. We were very disappointed with our dinners last night. The salmon was overly salty and the steak frites were just ok. I think it will be a bit before we dine at Vintage again. It’s possible they were overwhelmed due to the new normal of outdoor dining, but had expected much more in terms of attentive service and quality of food and drink. The pitcher of sangria was not worth the $40 price point and nor were our dinners. I sure hope they get the kinks out!! We really love Vintage!

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TaylorS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It was a really nice restaurant to eat at for a birthday dinner!

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OpenTable Diner
Louisville
4 reviews
Dined on 5 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Delicious food, great wine selection, and exceptional service! I will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food is delicious.

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NedD
1 review
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service4Ambience2

Way too noisy, hard to hear my companion at the same table. Understand that it is hard to do anything about this problem but it does not make for a pleasant dining experience

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JulieC
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing service. Phenomenal wines. They know so much about each of their wines! What a great spot!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, excellent atmosphere

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

It was crowded for Valentine’s as expected. Our drinks were perfect. Appetizers and salad were delicious. Main course tasted fantastic although it was served luke warm. But overall a great experience and will go back again!

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Kbw1411
New York Area
12 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Yuck. Awful experience from start to finish. Felt personally snubbed by our waiter. Menu is one page, drinks are 9 pages, which is fine, just be aware. Had to ask for the specials menu. It was Valentine's Day. I sent my entree back because it was inedible. I then asked for something else. The waiter suggested the most expensive thing on the menu. I ordered the soup. Again, it was inedible. I just wanted to get out of there and once again the waiter was MIA. I would not recommend.

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MaggieR
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience2

It was just a little chilly by the window. Enjoyed everything else!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience5

Cheese plate is outstanding. Food was good. Many wine choices by the glass. We would go again.

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SAMH
1 review
Dined on 5 February 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience5

Great overall experience! Love the happy hour prices!

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KatieG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 4 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Once a year, my husband and I meet at Vintage Wine Bar to celebrate the night we first met. Each year, we sit at the same table where we had our first date. Each year, we order the same apps, 1 charcuterie board and 1 cheese board. Then we order the dinner special and a dessert to add a sparkling candle. We've done this for the last 6 years and will continue to return until Philly has the pleasure of being the home to this great little bistro. The staff is incredible and the food is pretty amazing. We love Vintage and you will too.

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Jaclyn
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience4

I’ve been to Vintage before and was looking forward to a date night. Wine was wonderful as always and food was good, but the service was not ideal. We were seated for 15 minutes before anyone came to our table. Since we were waiting for 15 minutes, we had ample time to decide what we wanted to eat and drink. Once our waiter came to our table he didn’t ask if we had been there before and launched in to the spiel about the place and then just walks away, not asking if we’re ready to order anything. My husband attempted to call him back but he just walked away. 5 minutes later (now 20 total) we asked the hostess to please grab our waiter as were more than ready to order. He comes back and we tell him we’re ready to order food and drinks. He refused to take both and would only take our drink order first. So we put those in and then wait another 5ish minutes (almost a half hour since we sat down) to put in food. It was absolutely ridiculous and rude. I have never experienced such disregard. We’re not difficult people, just wanted to order some food and drinks. Hope the service is better next time.

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OpenTable Diner
Cincinnati
3 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Had a great time with restaurant week.

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vipMaureenS
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience1

Too noisy! The wine list is not up to its hype. Mundane choices. The food, however, was very good.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Everything was great!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 18 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great waiter and great food. Spur of the moment decision to go out during restuarant week and glad we did. Already made reservations for Valentine's Day with two other couples.

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VivianP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on 17 January 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

Worst restaurant experience EVER, no exaggeration. Started with an unenthusiastic and unconcerned waiter. Then 2 of our 4 1st courses were not what we ordered. Waiter was unapologetic. 2nd course ok, but certainly nothing to write home about. Third course came only to me. Found out subsequently that it was actually meant for another table. Waited 45 minutes for the others to arrive, while watching a table that came after us get the same 3 missing dishes. When they finally came, my son’s pasta was gooey and bathed in garlic and my husband’s cod was STILL FROZEN. Meanwhile, the waiter had walked past us numerous times, ignoring us consistently. He’d offered us a free drink and bottle of Pellegrino (wow), but at this point even he realized this was ridiculous and said we didn’t have to pay. They gave us their bread pudding, which was completely unremarkable. The waiter gave a completely unconvincing apology and hoped we’d come back again. Try Charlie Was a Sinner, which is right next door and MUCH BETTER. AVOID THIS PLACE LIKE THE PLAGUE.

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vipScience
Philadelphia
44 reviews
Dined on 15 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Its vintage ..always a great experience.

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Vintage Wine Bar & Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 310 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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