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1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883 (City Center East)
215-625-9535
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Ranked #468 of 3,758 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $1 - $40
Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Cuisines: French
Neighborhood: City Center East
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: 12th Street
Transit: Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut, or the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Bus Lines: 23,47,21,42
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  • English first
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English first
Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014

We had no prior plans to have dinner in this restaurant but it turned out to be very good experience. Seared scottish salmon was amazing. The service was good and fast, no pressure, no games. The rating primarily reflects the value: good food for a fair price.

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Baltimore, Maryland
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31 reviews 31 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

Had dinner here on a Monday night by myself when my companions had other plans. Place looks charming, very atmospheric, with the wait staff in traditional French waiters attire. Service was attentive and my dinner (pasta with chicken, asparagus and mushrooms in truffle sauce) was divine. I picked the restaurant because it was close to the hotel but would definitely... More

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Philadelphia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Had the pre-theater special (salad maison, salmon, chocolate mousse) before heading off to the Opera - service was excellent, the food was terrific, and we were out on time. Can't ask for much better than that! I recommend Caribou Cafe.

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Denison, Texas
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57 reviews 57 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014

Can't comment on the food, because we never got served. We waited ten minutes and were totally ignored by the staff in a nearly empty restaurant. As we were leaving, one waiter glanced at us with an "I could care less attitude".

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Boston, Massachusetts
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32 reviews 32 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

A friend and I ate lunch outdoors at this adorable bistro; on the sidewalk, greenery provides sense of privacy yet allows easy people-watching. Our server struck just the right note of friendliness and efficiency (I appreciate a server who makes himself available for possible requests without constantly asking if everything is okay). I had the cheese board, always hard to... More

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Boston, Massachusetts
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 20, 2014

I had lunch at Caribou Cafe during a recent trip to Philadelphia. The selections were not a extensive as I might have liked but I had a delicious bowl of soup served with very nice bread. The service was very good and prompt but I did not feel rushed. The atmosphere was nice - causal with a slight French twist.

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South Florida, Florida
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148 reviews 148 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
76 helpful votes 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Caribou was good back in the 90's and still offers the same experience. The decor is updated and very French. The menu has many variations of French classics and the cocktail, beer and wine offerings are well thought out. The same outdoor seating area offers great people watching. The croque monsieur and charcuterie are classic.

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Québec
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14 reviews 14 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We went to have dinner at this place before we'd go to a conert at Curtis Institute. We weren't on a hurry at all and we were somewhat pleased when entering the place to see this was a kind of classic French bistrot. Although the waiter had total knowledge of the menu, he was clearly a better person than we... More

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Merchantville, New Jersey
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19 reviews 19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

Was there on Sunday evening, 9/14. Had not been able to get a table anywhere nearby (likely because this was Restaurant Week in which Caribou participated). Caribou was basically empty. I should have been forewarned by this but went in anyway. Had a cold potato-leek soup which was not cold enough. Overall the soup was mediocre but likely the best... More

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phila
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88 reviews 88 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

Had a early sunday dinner before a show at the forest. Restaurant was very busy,as everyone in there was on there way to show. Husbands burger was served raw ordered medium,sent back came back second time recooked, rolled in ball falling apart.Expected new burger,how do you put a eaten burger back on grill.it was getting late so my husband said... More

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Additional Information about Caribou Cafe

Address: 1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883
Phone Number: 215-625-9535
Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 1 - 40
Cuisine: French

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