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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)
+1 215-965-8290
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Every serving of the 7 courses was great. We were 6 people and no one could complain about anything. The service was impeccable which made the experience even better.

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Thank Joshgind
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 17, 2016

Teeny spot filled with food worshipers. Everyone is in on the experience. The waiters and staff are determined to be at their best. But it's not stuffy or pretentious, just damned good food. BYO means you can go wild if you like.

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Thank Jack M
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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39 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016 via mobile

Amazing in so many ways...the food was out of this world; each course was better than the last, tasty, creative and "scrumptious" as my husband says! The soufflé for dessert was indescribable! I have no idea how chef Pierre does it. The ambiance of environment is delightful, small, seating for 20, intimate. The service was impeccable with smiles. It's a... More 

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Thank RebeccaJohn3322
Fort Lauderdale, Florida
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33 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 22, 2016

My wife and I first visited Bibou several years ago based upon a stellar review in the Philadelphia Inquirer. We are out-of-town foodies who seek out the best restaurants a city can offer and Bibou remains one of our top two favorites in Philadelphia (along with Vetri). During this visit to this 18-seat gem, we were warmly welcomed by General... More 

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Pennington, New Jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 7, 2016

Our evening at Bibou was perfect from the moment we arrived. The service was excellent and food beyond compare. Not only did they have fresh-baked gluten-free bread, but they printed a separate menu showing the gluten-free accommodation. Each course was as delicious as it was beautiful and the staff could not have been more gracious. Thank you for making our... More 

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Thank Jeanne D
New York City, New York
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 26, 2016

Not the first visit, but new decor and table arrangement made it better than ever. From the appetizers to the entree to the cheese plate to dessert, simply wonderful, creative, delicious food. This is an experience not just dinner. Worth every $ and then some. Felt like I was transformed back to Paris. Yes, understated elegance.... And you can bring... More 

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Thank NewJerseyPatD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 28, 2016

I Love Philly's food critic Craig LeBan and respect his ratings, but the night we went was not up to the standard 4 bells. Don't get me wrong, the food was good, but its $100/ pp cash BYO. The first 2 courses were superb! Canapes were creative and delicious. Cheese souflee - never had a souflee like this, which made... More 

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Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

I have been wanting to go to Bibou for a while now and for whatever reason, I did not get there until tonight to celebrate a special birthday for a special person but now that I have been there, I WILL BE BACK! The 7 course tasting menu we had (which changes weekly according to Chef Calmels) was phenomenal. Every... More 

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Thank Patrick C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 16, 2016

Chef Pierre Camels has achieved to elevate the art of dining. Bibou's understated elegance in dining is refreshing, with exquisite menus. This is no ordinary "let's go out for dinner tonight" place. Reservations are a must. The chef's tasting menu changes every week and is posted on line at the beginning of the week. Bibou is only open Wed-Sat, fixed... More 

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princeton, new jersey
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 23, 2016

What a wonderful dining experience!! My husband took me there for a birthday celebration and I could not have asked for anything better. The restaurant is small and intimate with only 7 or so tables but you don't feel crowded and on top of everyone and each diner gets a unique experience. The service is off the charts good, every... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$21 - $30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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
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: +1 215-965-8290

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