Le Bec- Fin
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1523 Walnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19102
#46 on the 2009 Philly Mag 50
#26 on the 2008 Philly Mag 50
It’s elderly by restaurant standards, and the signs of age are there in Le Bec-Fin’s repeated attempts at hipness—still-high lower prices, à la carte menus, lighter French dishes, cautiously casual service. But this museum to fine dining is still an out-of-Philadelphia experience, and its greatest hits, from the hazelnut-butter-soaked escargots to the towering dessert cart, remain great.
Best of Philly 2003 Dessert
Ethereal and served with a berry gelée and a dusting of cocoa powder—this is what you'd choose for your last dessert on ea...
Best of Philly 2003 Restaurant
Best of Philly 2003 Wine list
At Le Bec-Fin, young Gregory Castells is the exceptionally talented, open-minded and humble (despite being French) sommelier. His win...
Best of Philly 1999 French
Its library of old and rare wines is nonpareil.
User Reviews (8) :
Posted by GG: Jul. July 28th, 2011 at 7:21 PM
Having dined at Le Bec Fin in Philadelphia and The Maisonette in Cincinnati numerous times I have a good basis on which to judge Le Bec Fin's current experience. It's not worth the latest price of admission. And forget the ridiculous wine price mark-up!
There's still a chance for this place if they don't close. More reasonable prices and maybe bring back the BYOB night.
Scallop - tangerine-gastrique
Posted by Jake: Feb. February 7th, 2011 at 5:13 AM
Ate here last night. Food was extremely salty with minuscule portions. Cheese course was a joke. A large plate with a tiny tiny piece of cheese and one quarter of a strawberry with 2 pieces of toast. It wa very funny!
Save your money. Eat elsewhere.
Posted by Larry: Feb. February 4th, 2011 at 5:02 PM
Since Le Bec-Fin once canceled our reservations (made months in advance) without notice in favor of overcharging "Penn reunion regulars", it warms my heart to see that they were treated poorly. We swore we'd never go back years ago.
Posted by John: Nov. November 2nd, 2010 at 10:44 AM
If you want the very best in French Haute Cuisine, you must visit Le Bec Fin for a gastronomic feast for the senses. Georges is still the best. Dining at Le Bec is an experience, and event, a sensual indulgence worth every bit of the tariff. Treat yourself, it just doesn't get any better!
Posted by Carl: Nov. November 2nd, 2010 at 10:42 AM
Weird tasteless foam covering tiny portions, tough duck & lamb, horrible lobster ($5 surcharge), servers mixed up orders & were uninformed, microportions of pedestrian cheese, one "course" was a mini ball of sorbet, overcharged for wine not once but twice and took forever to rectify with no apologies, all for $155 during Penn reunion weekend when regular menu was $120, still posted in window. Royal ripoff and deep disappointment for reunion regulars since 1975. We won't ever return.
Posted by M.: May. May 20th, 2010 at 5:35 PM
I would just like to thank Mr. Norkus for his professionalism and over the top knowledge of wines. He guided my wife and I through our evening with the finest pairings of wine and food. I would just like to say bravo Le Bec-Fin and Joseph for making our anniversary one of a kind! Happy holidays and see you soon.
Posted by cory: Dec. December 18th, 2009 at 10:58 AM
I was in LeBec-Fin for lunch on tuesday and was awesome! PhillyMag puts LeBec-Fin at #46, well, that's BULLSHIT! The best meal I've ever had, with great prices. As far as I'm concerned, Chef Georges Perrier still RULES!
Posted by Jason: Jul. July 15th, 2009 at 4:39 PM