Owner and culinary mastermind of French Quarter Bistro, Mark Van Horn’s prerequisites for a good meal are simple: authenticity, home cooking, and a liberal dash of soul. This dedication to comfort cooking has earned the French Quarter Bistro a host of dedicated regulars as well as the Philly Hot List's award for Best Soul Food in 2009, 2010, and 2011. In the bustling kitchen, chefs whip up creole and Cajun eats using unique ingredients such as house roasted peppers, alligator sausage, and fried pickles. Along with their flavorful dishes, French Quarter Bistro also serves up a variety of entertainment throughout the week, including open mic nights with local singers and poets tired of the wrestling portion of poetry slams.
Cuisine Type: Italian
Handicap Accessible: Yes
Number of Tables: 50+
Parking: Parking lot
Most popular offering: Seafood pasta bowl
Alcohol: Full bar
Delivery / Take-out Available: Takeout Only
Outdoor Seating: No
D?cor can say a lot about the type of food a restaurant serves. How does your d?cor inform or reflect your culinary practice?
[It's] warm and inviting [with] fireplaces, booths outlined in fabric curtains, a large square bar with a granite top, and Italian art work to go with the name.
In your own words, how would you describe your menu?
Delicious Italian Food with a homemade taste. Our salads are amazing and one of our biggest sellers for lunch or dinner. Most of our desserts are made in-house and we feature Italian specialties like tiramisu and cannoli.
Is there anything else you want to add that we didn't cover?
We are known for our great food but also for our live entertainment Tuesday through Saturday night. We like to pride ourselves on being a place you can come to enjoy a delicious dinner and then go into our bar area and partake in dancing and live entertainment.
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