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Bibou

1009 South 8th street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730 (Bella Vista/ Queen Village)
215.965.8290
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Ranked #3 of 3,690 restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $21 - $30
Cuisines: French
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Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Neighborhood: Bella Vista/ Queen Village
Cross street: Kimball
Transit: Septa buses
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  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014 NEW

It's good to be back home and enjoy real French food. Can't wait to visit again and try the creambrulee.

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

My wife and I have enjoyed this restaurant for several years, actually since an accomplished chef and his wife opened it. We were worried when they moved over to start a new restaurant (they did retain ownership ). But atlas no worries, it is a fine and fun as ever. Now we have only gone to the Sunday pre fixe.... More

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Burlington, New Jersey
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2014

An absolute must for foodies. I had the Fois Gras duo (both generous portions) and the Duck. The latter was particularly tender, and cooked to perfection, with a delicious red wine sauce. Service (a delightful gentleman from Stuttgart), was impeccable. Just remember to bring your own wine and cash! (The only negative was finding parking, but we found spaces on... More

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phila
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Philly has a number of French bistros, all different styles. Bibou leans toward more classic style in terms of richness, but not overly heavy. I never pass up an invitation as reservations have to be made well in advance.

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Newtown, Pennsylvania
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2014

My wife and I live all of 35 miles from Center City but planned on spending the weekend in town after a Friday night show at the Kimmel Center. We somehow snagged a Sunday night reservation at Bibou on OT just two nights in advance. Everything about our meal confirmed why Bibou was on the top of my list of... More

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philadelphia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

My wife and I enjoyed the chef's tasting menu for my birthday dinner. Outstanding food: fresh, plentiful, imaginative, and satisfying. Staff is attentive and friendly, patiently explaining the ingredients. The tasting menu is a great value and allows you to try a range of dishes. Byob makes it even better. Foie gras, whole Bronzino, venison terrine, mushroom soup, wild boar... More

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Doylestown, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

One of the best in Philly which has become a great foodie city Menu was among the most interesting I have ever seen Perpetration was perfect as was the service Is a BYOB which does put a lid on the costs.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2014

Loved the small charming feel of this restaurant. Excellent service, food and atmosphere. Only thing, I was surprised there was no salad on the menu. The waiter said they could fix us one if we wanted; but since it was not on the menu, I just decided not to special order. It was a real treat to go to this... More

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Princeton, New Jersey
Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

What a great restaurant. Small, friendly, quiet, food cooked to perfection. I have visited four or five times and every meal has been great. Prices are reasonably. BYOB. Doesn't get any better than this.

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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2013

Just ate at Bibou and although Pierre is now manning the kitchen at Le Cheri, Chef Ron did an outstanding job. The food was just as delicious and the staff, especially Hans and Yuki, were,as usual, warm, friendly and professional. Always worth a visit. The quenelles, foie gras, bone marrow and pheasant were outstanding. We also ate at Le Cheri... More

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