Chef Peter Woolsey isn’t French, but his wife is, and he’s successfully channeled her heritage at Bistrot La Minette for the past six years. At this giant new brasserie in the FringeArts building, he’s going for French small plates, all of which are abetted by a baguette recipe adapted from his father-in-law.
Must-Try Dish: The mussels marinière will let you dip slices of that crusty bread into a rich sauce, flavored by Blue Bay shellfish and a cloud of leek cream ($11).
Good to Know: Take advantage of the weather and take a seat at one of two outdoor seating areas in front of the bi-level restaurant: a beer garden and a full-service alfresco dining room.
Neighborhood: Delaware Waterfront/Old City
140 N. Columbus Blvd.; 215-375-7744