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1009 South 8th street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730 (Bella Vista / Queen Village)
215.965.8290
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Ranked #24 of 3,806 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $21 - $30
Hours:
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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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Princeton, New Jersey
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

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
26 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
249 reviews 249 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 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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64 reviews 64 reviews
52 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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23 reviews 23 reviews
11 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
65 helpful votes 65 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 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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New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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
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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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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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