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1009 South 8th street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
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Ranked #10 of 3,778 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Kimball
Transit: Septa buses
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
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English first
Mexico City, Mexico
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 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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Top Contributor
161 reviews 161 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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
20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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New York
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21 reviews 21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Wonderful meal, wonderful waiter at this popular little BYOB restaurant. Our table of 4 loved our meals of marrow and duck...so unique and tasty. Only one complaint...we understand that this place is in high demand - especially on a Sat. - but they really should not 'rush' the table clearing. It felt like we were being swiftly moved along after... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014

Food 5 Service 4 Atmosphere 4 Bibou is a perfect spot for a foodie (tasting menu) or a romantic dinner for a small (repeat, small) group. It is CASH only and BYOB (wine...don't show up with a 2L coke or boxed wine). The place is small but well appointed. There are 2 counter seats for the tasting menu (which I... More 

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Top Contributor
309 reviews 309 reviews
174 restaurant reviews
161 helpful votes 161 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Lovely tiny restaurant on 8th just north of Washington Ave in South Philly. Great for a birthday or other evening out. Authentic classic french food (fish dishes like Dorade, filet mingon, rare duck breast, escargots, foie, etc) done with very good expertise. The duck breast is very rare and very tender. The pork foot stuffed with foie gras was very... More 

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Wayne, Pennsylvania
12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a wonderful meal at Bibou, the menu is small but each dish is beautifully prepared and the flavors are wonderful. Can't wiat to go back.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews 72 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
133 helpful votes 133 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

We had been trying to make reservations for dinner at Bibou for quite some time. As luck would have it, I was able to get a reservation for Saturday evening at 5:30 PM--albeit early, but, hey--works for me. That being said, we took my daughter to Bibou for a birthday celebration...and I'm just so happy we went!! First of all,... More 

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Chicago, United States
5 reviews 5 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014

Wonderful dinner altogether! This was one of the greatest meals I have ever had – the food, the atmosphere, and the service. Superb! The chef came out to talk with us and it was obvious he cares and appreciates his customer. Five stars! We had the tasting menu.

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London, United Kingdom
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71 reviews 71 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2014

Wow, this is classic French dining in a neighbourhood restaurant. We came from Central Philly and walked past the rather downmarket Vietnamese eateries, the scruffy Italian market, and the small residential sidestreets (stopping at a liqueur store for a good bottle of cold Pinot Grigio - Bibou is BYOB) until we came upon this fabulous place. It's small, cosy, friendly... More 

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Additional Information about Bibou

Address: 1009 South 8th street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730
Phone Number: 215.965.8290
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
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
Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
Cuisine: French

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