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At Caribou, the surroundings are comfortable and the focus is contemporary cuisine of exceptional quality. We are a North American bistro providing you amazing food and top-notch service. In our restaurant, we do not stick to just one type of cuisine. Our chefs are inspired by foods and dishes from Italy to Korea, and more. Signature dishes created by Chef Craig Vieira include certified Angus tenderloin, cedar plank salmon, black and blue ahi tuna and wood oven pizzas. To complete your meal, try one of our desserts that are prepared in-house by our pastry chef. In addition to providing a variety of cuisines from an array of culinary backgrounds, we present an extensive wine list that was compiled…
July 15, 2020 - Four friends and I wanted to check out the patio at the Caribou and managed to confirm a reservation for 830pm. Knowing that the restaurant would be busy, we got to the restaurant at 8:30PM on the dot and notified the...server who told us that they would get us from our car when our table was ready.
8:50PM, we follow up with the server and ask if our table is ready while also explaining that it would be raining in potentially 20 minutes. The server notified us that there was only 10% chance of rain and that the current occupants at our table were paying and it would be ready for us shortly. With this re-assurance, we stayed in the car and 25 minutes later was finally escorted to our table at 9:15PM, 45 minutes later than our original confirmation.
At this point we were just happy to be able to grab a seat and order. After receiving our waters, the server notified us that it would rain and we should hold off on ordering. We complied and it started to rain. We were told that they could not serve us due to weather.
No apologies were provided to us by the manager and nothing was communicated other than a goodbye.
This entire ordeal would have been solved if this restaurant communicated with their guests sooner. We had confirmed a reservation for 8:30PM and was not seated until almost ONE hour after that time. If the guests were just paying, why did it take 20 minutes for that payment to go through when they knew hours before that a 8:30PM reservation was waiting? Where was the accountability of the staff to notify us earlier that our reservation may be cancelled? Unacceptable.More
Date of visit: July 2020
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 23, 2020
Please accept our sincerest apologies for your experience on our Caribou patio on July 15th. Our patio has limited seating, and there was only one table that could accommodate your party size. Unfortunately our guests at that table designated for your group, took longer than...More
Thunder Bay is so fortunate to have Caribou. Food is always great and service impeccable. The only drawback is it gets a little loud when the place is packed, but nothing can be done about that. If you ascribe to the rule that a restaurant...is great when there’s a lineup and a full house then Caribou fills that order!More
Date of visit: December 2019
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded February 26, 2020
Thank you for your kind words. We appreciate you as our guest and for taking the time to write such a thoughtful review. Cheers.
5 of us, nice setting, fabulous food , great cocktails. fast friendly service. a bit hard to find the place with Thunder Bay road planning.. and I have been here several times before... the approach is from the back of the building... a great hideaway!
Date of visit: January 2020
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded January 24, 2020
Thank you for dining with us. We are please to hear you had a great evening. Hope to see you again soon.
What a busy time of year for the local lunch crowds.
Craig and the crew at Caribou operated like a well-greased machine in order to accommodate a very active crowd.
lunch was great, the daily special of roast chicken penne was enjoyed by many. a...couple of us had the seared tuna tataki which was my choice. One man had a wood oven pizza and another chicken parm and caesar salad. The soup du jour was tomato fennel. Everyone was very happy with their meals and our service was wonderful. I like how the staff all chip in to deliver salads and mains at the same time. I'd say the restaurant is multinational in its menu options, not to be
pigeon-holed as Canadian or European.More
Date of visit: December 2019
Caribou_Restaurant, Owner at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded December 27, 2019
Thank you Brian and your group for joining us for lunch during the holidays. We are pleased to hear that you had an enjoyable lunch. Happy Holidays.
I usually opt for the pizza special but tonight’s special intrigued me so I thought I would give the Italian ribs a try. Meaty and tender ribs in a nice marinara sauce served with spaghetti. Service and ambiance as well as the quality of food...made for a most pleasant evening. Great little restaurant.More
Date of visit: November 2019
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded November 29, 2019
Thank you for dining with us. I am pleased to hear you had a terrific evening.