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Bibou

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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1009 South 8th street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730 (Kimball)
Septa buses
215.965.8290
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Today
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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Visitor rating
  • 76
    Excellent
  • 24
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Fabulous!

Bibou Restaurant is superb!!! It's tiny in size, but HUGE in atmosphere, TASTE, authenticity, and warmth! Every single bite was excellent - parsnip soup, confit hen, crabmeat and saffron creme caramel. The service was impecible, and chef Ron came over to chat with us after we finished - which... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 27, 2015
HigherGround555
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Asbury Park, New Jersey
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Asbury Park, New Jersey
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015 NEW

Bibou Restaurant is superb!!! It's tiny in size, but HUGE in atmosphere, TASTE, authenticity, and warmth! Every single bite was excellent - parsnip soup, confit hen, crabmeat and saffron creme caramel. The service was impecible, and chef Ron came over to chat with us after we finished - which made the whole evening beyond perfect. I think there are no... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Your classic Parisian neighborhood café - small, tight and cozy. Food is pretty good and service is excellent. The Foie gras is very tasty. Bone marrow, escargot, pig foot and steak are just good. I would call it rather expensive - $200 without drinks. Probably will explore different French places for next time unless they update their menu.

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Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

Escargot (my favorite food) was nothing special at all. Service was very good. If you want excellent food, this is very good but not excellent.

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New York City, New York
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015

This small upscale restaurant has a very nice selected menu, the food is exquisite, the service is top notch, the fact that you can bring your own bottle, Priceless...

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earth
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255 reviews 255 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
160 helpful votes 160 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Bibou serves decent food. And it's not expensive. But I can't explain all the excellent ratings and the rave reviews about the food here. Had very high expectations going in, due to all the wonderful things people say about the food. What impressed us more was the very good service we received. From telephone conversations with restaurant staff to interactions... More 

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Cheltenham, Pennsylvania
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65 reviews 65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 12, 2015

My wife and I dined and had the 7-course tasting at the 'chef's table' for our anniversary. The setting feels a bit like an afterthought as you have a limited view into the kitchen while seated at basically a server station. It's a little awkward at first, but I still enjoyed 'the show' The food was very good, and I... More 

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Workington, United Kingdom
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24 reviews 24 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

I was treated to a meal at the Bibou on a Sunday evening. We had booked which was good job as it was busy. It was a set 4 course menu with a very good choice of dishes.The service was excellent and the staff went out of their way to ensure you had a good evening

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Mexico City, Mexico
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60 reviews 60 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2014 via mobile

Came to this cosy place and asked the waiter for recommendations. He mentioned the two type foie gras (delicious!) and the specials. One of the main course specials was bonemarrow with mushrooms and breadcrums. I had to try bc it is so special. The food was absolutely great and the chef actually came out to meet people. All in all... More 

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Philadelphia
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161 reviews 161 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

BYOB PRIX FIXE Menu - changes frequently. Reservations are very hard to get to make in advance. Parking is available for 2 hrs free in the adjacent public parking lot. Food was great, and I would definitely return. If I am comparing French food, I would put this in second place behind Bistrot La Minette for Philly French restaurants but... More 

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Ocean City, New Jersey
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24 reviews 24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been to France on several occasions,, but I would put this cozy Bella Vista BYOB gem at the top of the list. Our meal was a work of art from the moment we walked in to the moment we left. Jeff guided us through the options, answered our questions and made us feel at home. I was reluctant... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1009 South 8th street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730
    (Kimball)
  • Public Transportation: Septa buses
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 215.965.8290

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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