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Caribou Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
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City Center East
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1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883 (12th Street)
Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut, or the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Bus Lines: 23,47,21,42
215-625-9535
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11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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  • 60
    Excellent
  • 60
    Very good
  • 27
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 17
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Very enjoyable!

We truly enjoyed our dinner before the show. Nice atmosphere and close to the theatre. Great food and service. Will definitely be back again!

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 24, 2015
Julie W
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Downingtown, Pennsylvania
via mobile
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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169 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • Any
English first
Downingtown, Pennsylvania
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 NEW via mobile

We truly enjoyed our dinner before the show. Nice atmosphere and close to the theatre. Great food and service. Will definitely be back again!

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NJ
Top Contributor
116 reviews 116 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015 via mobile

Found this restaurant after a doctor's visit in Philadelphia. We were greeted warmly and seated in the front window with a view of the activity on Walnut St. Bread was wonderful, wine selection extensive, quiche was fluffy and tasty. Salads were fresh with light dressing. Service was attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. What a great find. Will try again if in... More 

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New York City, New York
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015

Really amazing food, a taste of Paris in PHL......I particularly enjoyed the Steak Frite.....great wine list.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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64 reviews 64 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I had been to Caribou for dinner years ago (and had a great skate dish there; my husband had a lovely cassoulet) and took my Mom there for lunch over the holidays. Her quiche and salad were very good, as was my onion soup. But my main - a vegetable crepe with a side of beans - was so oversalted... More 

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New York City, New York
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363 reviews 363 reviews
310 restaurant reviews
72 helpful votes 72 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

Ran in here for a quick bite late afternoon. I had the salmon timbale which was good and substantial but was ice cold. Place was sort of empty but pleasant.

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Coral Springs, Florida
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22 reviews 22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

I had lunch there, Delicious Spinach, Mushroom and Brie quiche of the day with side salad that was also wonderful! Very friendly service and beautiful restaurant. It was like being in France again! Definitely a must try!!!

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews 69 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

We went for an early dinner because we had theater plans nearby. With zero expectations, we were very pleasantly surprised. It was bustling. An ambitious menu, French bistro atmosphere, and attentive service for theater-goers. Food was quite good. We went back for lunch a few weeks later and the food was also quite good.

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Houston, Texas
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51 reviews 51 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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49 reviews 49 reviews
15 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883
    (12th Street)
  • Public Transportation: Take the Broad Street Line to Walnut, or the Market-Frankford Line to 11th Bus Lines: 23,47,21,42
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > City Center East
  • Neighborhood: City Center East
  • Phone Number: 215-625-9535

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 1 - 40
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?