- Neighborhood: Chestnut Hill
- 8229 Germantown Avenue, Philadelphia, PA
- Cuisine: French
- Alcohol: Full Bar
- Meals Served: Dinner
- Price: $$
- Accepts Credit Cards: Yes
Next Monday, October 13th, head down to Paris Bistro (which critic Trey Popp just reviewed) for the restaurant’s first Monday night dinner service, which will feature their Buck-a-Shuck Oyster dinner. The dinner will be available from 5 p.m. until 10 p.m.
The Oyster of the Day will change each Monday, according to which oysters are the freshest and most abundant from around the world.
But buck-a-shuck is not where chef Paris' first Monday night dinner deal ends. To celebrate the commencement of Monday night dinner service, the bar will also offer complementary samples of Kronenbourg 1664 and Kronenbourg Blanc next Monday.
Make your reservations for Paris Bistro at (215) 242-6200.
Paris Bistro [f8b8z]
By the time Gary Cattley maneuvered his tuba into Paris Bistro’s basement, Drew Nugent & the Midnight Society had been ragging Tin Pan Alley curios for an hour already. The bar was full, and every table was taken. At the tip of the arrowhead-shaped room, wearing a brown double-breasted suit, Nugent faced a vintage 1935 Shure microphone lashed to a Walmart towel ring with springs and a bootlace, warbling into a miniature teakettle through a trumpet mouthpiece jammed in its spout.
Cattley, who’d concocted the microphone getup, smiled. Snaking past servers bearing crocks of French onion soup and parfait glasses of chocolate mousse, he squeezed onto the postage-stamp bandstand to join the unlikeliest recent development in Philadelphia nightlife: the Prohibition-era vocal jazz scene in far Chestnut Hill.