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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 #28 of 3,741 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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
New York
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 NEW

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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Boston, Massachusetts
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5 reviews 5 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2014 NEW

Escargot and stuffed bone marrow was so tasteless. Marrow was simply all bread crumbs no taste. Waiter had a bit of an attitude as he was not enthusiastic about explaining the menu items. He tried explaining buy did a terrible job. He also wouldnot ask the kitchen to whip up a kid friendly meal. The owner should really get rid... More

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Baltimore, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2014 NEW

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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Philadelphia
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291 reviews 291 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
148 helpful votes 148 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
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 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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71 reviews 71 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 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
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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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Fes, Morocco
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2014

Took my wife here to celebrate her birthday. I made reservations well in advance for the 7 course chefs tasting menu at the two seat "bar" table. We brought a couple of nice bottles of wine with us. Our expectations were very high. At the end of the night I would say the food and the overall experience fell very... More

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London, United Kingdom
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60 reviews 60 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

If this review was based solely on my experience, I would give it a perfect score. But my wife didn't care much for the escargots she ordered -- which I ended up eating. Other than that, we had a great time... great food.... great service. A bit pricey for such a small place and you have to bring your own... More

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