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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)
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215.965.8290
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Hours:
Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 78
    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
Up to expectations

We had a wondrul meal, as we exete fom th igh rating . All choces were excllent, the servie alo. We hope that when the place eopes aftre remodellng, th ne ce nd newmeu will be at leatas good if not bette.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 29, 2015
gino41
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Newtown, Pennsylvania
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108 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Newtown, Pennsylvania
Top Contributor
56 reviews 56 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015

We had a wondrul meal, as we exete fom th igh rating . All choces were excllent, the servie alo. We hope that when the place eopes aftre remodellng, th ne ce nd newmeu will be at leatas good if not bette.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2015

This is one of the best BYOB restaurants I've ever enjoyed. Fantastic meal, service and environment. Enjoy but be prepared and patient with reservations. Limited seating makes the seating a premium. Check on BYOB and cash only status.

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Asbury Park, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2015

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
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30 reviews 30 reviews
17 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
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 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
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79 reviews 79 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 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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263 reviews 263 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
164 helpful votes 164 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 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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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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?