Black Lab Bistro

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$30 and under
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American
Welcome to Black Lab Bistro. We trust healthy food make happy life. Our mission is to provide a comfortable and welcoming atmosphere. It is a perfect destination for you to spend the time with the boss, getting together with old friends or date night with that special someone. We have 3-course prix-fixe for $25, Serving from Sunday to Thursday. Our menu items including braised beef short ribs, lump crab cakes, duck and scallops are must haves. Diners are invited to bring their own wine, beer or champagne.

We are a BYOB restaurant! If you have any questions, please call us anytime during our hours of operation.

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

The Black Lab Bistro will be offering a fixed price menu for New Year's Eve

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What 591 People Are Saying
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MD
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience1

Did not think that the entrees that we all ordered were anything great. The restaurant was extremely busy and the staff was friendly but it was a disappointment.

SK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food is great! Love a BYOB! If crowded, its hard to have a conversation. Overall, would go back again!

OT
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was incredible!!!

BM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome! Great food, service and presentation! Can’t go wrong!!

w
Monterrey
14 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Wished they served alcohol and very disappointed did not get reservation points but food and service were great.

m
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

This place is always great. The food and ambiance are excellent. Unfortunately, however, it is noisy.

KC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a good meal and great time at Black Lab! Never disappoints.

L
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delucious food, good service, relaxed atmosphere.

B
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We eat here frequently but this was our first time for brunch. Absolutely wonderful and will make this our new place to go.

JV
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

A little pet peeve; not just you. Seems to be a thing now that we are “seniors” we often get a less desirable table location.

D
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Great food! Appetizers and entree were well prepared . Average portions

DA
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I took my fiancé her for his birthday. We couldn’t stop talking about the food. It was so delicious. We were taking about it days later.

CC
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The chicken was rubbery and should have never been sent to the table...and this was after a long wait.

OT
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We didn't know that it was a BYOB. No problem the waiter suggested to run to the corner for wine. The winery was very friendly as well.
It was awesome along with the food, service and setting.
You will not be disappointed.

CW
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lobster bisque. Mussels. Duck Comfit. Steak. Crab cakes. All WONDERFUL! Servers were professional, friendly, and fun. Black Lab was great 3 years ago, but even better now!

Q
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite!! Never disappoints!! Always Perfect!!

W
Philadelphia
57 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Savory bistro meals, and friendly service. The filet tips in gravy with mashed potatoes was comfort food that really hit the spot on a chilly fall evening in Phoenixville. Note that Black Lab is BYO, so, you know, BYO! If you forget, Black Walnut Winery is three doors down on the corner and offers local PA wines from their winery in Sadsburyville; a bottle store in the next block across the street offers a nice variety of beers and wines. Black Lab is a mainstay of the Bridge Street restaurant scene for many years now, and remains a reliable, friendly, and tasty choice when visiting Phoenixville for lunch or dinner.

AH
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impressed on every level with Black Lab Bistro. We went with 4 people, 3 of us had the prix fixe. We were happy to see that with the prix fixe meals the portions were still generous, no compromise at all. They also swapped out my dessert for a gluten free option. All the food was outstanding! Very relaxed and comfortable seating and the price was super reasonable considering the quality. I recommend!!

DH
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service. Staff was incredibly attentive and accommodating. Food is always fantastic. The atmosphere is cozy.

N
New York Area
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

I had the roast duck and scallops. Elegant presentation, and it was delicious. The service was a little slow, but they seemed under staffed. They were phenomenally flexible in regards to found allergies (allowing for substitutions and making good suggestions). Paleo, AIP and gluten-free friendly.

KE
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The taste was the best thing here. I got the fisherman's special platter and all 4 types of fish were just right. Check out the three-course prix fixe dinner- which my wife tried and enjoyed very much.
I thought that the service from the kitchen was rather slow. We like sitting up by the front windows.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Black Lab never disappoints. The food is great and the service is always amazing. We love going there. It’s also a byob which allows us to bring our favorite wine! I highly recommend the Black Lab!

AQ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic location with a unique blend of choices or Sunday Brunch. Loved the “steak and eggs”- a combination of tender filet mignon on English muffin with creamy eggs with bernaise. YUM! Try everything! The service was the best by Jim and the owner. Will be back to try the prix fix menu 😄

JG
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great fresh food for brunch. Attentive staff, but not bothersome. Place was quiet for a Sunday brunch, not very busy. Great for us as we were catching up with friends.

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience2

The food was good, but the noise level was so high that it took away from the dining experience.

D
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, Jim is the best server in the area. He makes awesome recommendations and anticipates our needs. Thank you!

RL
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always very good. The service is great and is starting to remember us. The value is incredible - the fix prix is $25 and includes 3 courses.

a
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent crabcakes-little to no filler and delicious. Server was attentive. I would recommend this restaurant especially on a weekend.

AJ
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very fine restaurant with great service and recommendations! Our server was wonderful!

CP
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lunch food was excellent
I would go again to try dinner

KB
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food!

G
Raleigh
16 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent menu, preparation, service. A good welcome by owners. A treat. Comfortable atmosphere.

s
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere Excellent, Server Excellent, Food Better Than Excellent!

TH
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious! The service was very good. We would definitely recommend. The only small drawback was the noise level.

OT
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Saturday date night

DC
Indiana
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Very nice atmosphere, good food. Didn’t realize until we got there that it is a BYOB.
Parking seems to be an issue though

KK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

We sat outside, and it was very nice. Minus the lantern fly attacks form time to time, the servers were very attentive and the food was great!

OT
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Quick to seat. Delicious app. Salmon a little undercooked. Very noisy- echos with high ceiling. Great BYOB

ML
Philadelphia
12 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good cuisine and service in a great place with a good vibe.
Kudos to to chef and staff.

T
Philadelphia
60 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great meals, wonderful service. Their halibut entree with risotto is to die for! It is becoming one of my favorite Byob restaurants.