Traditional French meals arrive in a series of thoroughly enjoyable courses, like the scenic bends of a gently flowing river or a master's degree in Muppet Theater. Work your way through savory cuisine with today’s Groupon: for $25, you get $50 worth of French fare and drinks at Bistro St. Tropez on Market Street.
Bistro St. Tropez provides patrons with platefuls of traditional Provencal cuisine made with fresh, seasonal ingredients, and serves up eyefuls of gorgeous views overlooking the Schuylkill River. After training at the Culinire de Nice, chef and owner Patrice Rames cooked his way through France, Britain, America, and the fourth dimension before bringing his fancy Gallic eats to Philadelphia. In an exquisite five-course dinner (selections vary weekly), guests light the gastronomic fuse with the marriage of creamy lobster bisque to a 2010 Georges Duboeuf Beaujolais Nouveau, for example ($48 per person, additional $30 for wine pairing). Next, diners might make a heartbreaking choice between a terrine de lapin or Fire Island oysters in a sherry mignonette. Then a main course such as striped bass with wild rice and mushrooms leaps into the mouths of deserving diners, chased by a 2008 Guillaume chardonnay. Lovers of four-legged fare may opt for a pairing of slow-braised lamb shank with roasted shallots and a 2008 Château Viella Madiran Tradition. Finally, a cheese course and dessert such as pumpkin profiteroles mollifies appetites into submission with the dulcet accordion notes of a French lullaby.
Gayot named Bistro St. Tropez a Top Ten French Restaurant as well as one of the Top Ten Restaurant Views, and the Philadelphia City Paperfeatured it. One hundred ninety-three OpenTable reviewers give Bistro St. Tropez an overall average of 4.2 stars, 88% of 35 Urbanspooners recommend it, and 61 Citysearchers give it an average of 4.5 stars.
- The dishes are not rich or complicated — they just use naturally good ingredients, prepared in time-honored ways, with a little surprise thrown in occasionally. – Philadelphia City Paper
- Excellent food. Service was friendly and the view overlooking the river and the museum is fantastic. – Fred, Urbanspoon
Center City West
2400 Market St.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19103Get Directions