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La Belle Epoque Cafe

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38 W State St, Ste 1, Media, PA 19063-3327 (Olive Street)
+1 610-566-6808
Monday
Closed
Hours:
Sun 17:00 - 20:00
Tue - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 10:00 - 14:00
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Always our top Sunday brunch spot! Best brunch cocktails in town. Excellent menu, superb chef! Always have service.

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Thank Lisa M
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I went with a few friends and my kids for early apps. The salty crepes were alright, they needed more flavorful cheese. Sugary were too sugary even just the batter alone.

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Thank Elizabeth D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a nice place in Media, Pa., however it can get noisy and my husband can be quite the grump when he can't hear conversations. For appetizer I got the snails which were good, not great. My husband loved his soup. For dinner she got the chicken, her husband the hanger steak and both enjoyed. At the suggestion of... More 

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Thank SharonSuds
Los Gatos, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

Great location in Media, excellent staff. The food was amazing - highly recommend the escargot and the hare entree, and the homemade potato gnocchi - just delicious!

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Thank AKJNtravel
Villanova, PA
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7 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

We were in Media on a Saturday night without reservations. We had been at La Belle Epoque several times before and noticed some empty tables through the window. So, lucky for us, the hostess found the only empty table for us. We had a wonderful dinner. Food is delicious and service is friendly. Love the crepes, of course. But everything... More 

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Thank WheatenloverGracie
Mullica Hill, New Jersey
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109 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

This has been a favorite of mine for Sunday brunch for some time, however, I was a little disappointed recently. I ordered the quiche which was good but didn't taste fresh (even though it was the quiche of the day) and it came with a green salad. The weather was nice so we sat outside, however, there were two bees... More 

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Thank 7Linda67
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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282 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016 via mobile

Been meaning to try this place for years, but recently just stopped in. I'm no French expert, but the place is cute and the food is good. I stopped in at lunch and ordered the Croque Madam and really enjoyed it. My friend ordered the French dip and said it was good. I'll definitely be back for the Croque Madam!

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Thank Shopaholic_x0
Bristow, Virginia
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187 reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016

I was born and raised in France, so I'm always on the lookout for a great French restaurant or café locally. I had heard that the owner of La Belle Epoque is French, and the menu and atmosphere seemed reasonably authentic, so my friend and I tried it out for lunch. I was pretty disappointed in the quality of the... More 

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Thank DCJetGirl
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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19 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

What a great experience going to La Belle Epoque on Bastille Day was. I went out of my comfort zone and ordered Vichyssoise. My family had to hold me from licking the bowl clean. I'd never had vichyssoise before and it was the best soup ever. For dinner I ordered the Bass Special which was done to perfection and it's... More 

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Thank SharonSuds
Philadelphia
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2016

We were looking forward to trying this bistro and were disappointed. My husband's rack of lamb was overdone with a mediocre sauce. My trout was covered with potatoes and vegetables that overwhelmed the fish.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
French
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 38 W State St, Ste 1, Media, PA 19063-3327
    (Olive Street)
  • Public Transportation: Bus, Trolley and the R3 Septa Regional Rail are all readily available.
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Media
  • Phone Number: +1 610-566-6808

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?