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Bella Vista / Queen Village
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1009 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730 (Kimball)
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Wed - Sun 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Pennington, New Jersey
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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New York City, New York
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12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank NewJerseyPatD
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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 

Thank urbangirl2015
Sicklerville, New Jersey, United States
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130 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank Patrick C
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank hidee97
princeton, new jersey
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129 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

Thank candicaneadventures
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2016

We originally had reservations at another restaurant for Saturday night, but after hearing the forecast for the weekend scrambled to find another restaurant for Friday night. We had the good fortune to get a reservation for four at the 6 pm seating. It was to celebrate my birthday and my husband called to not only make the reservation but to... More 

Thank Mary C
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2016 via mobile

This meal was incredible. It was a small restaurant and a very intimate setting. The chef came over several times to explain dishes and was very kind. The services was top notch and the ingredients were too. Make a reservation and its BYOB!!

Thank Carl P
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2015

I have been eating at Bibou for years. I was somewhat skeptical about Bibou moving from an al a carte menu to a tasting menu with no choices. My concerns were unfounded. Whatever Pierre makes is creative, amazing and as good as any French meal I have ever eaten. I have been fortunate over the years to eat at most... More 

Thank Ams119
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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109 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

I'm ridding my review of all pretense and I"ve officially hung up my foodie apron after this evening's tasting menu. I realize that Bibou went under renovations in May of this past year. Last Christmas we received a gift certificate to Bibou and decided not to use it right away. We were told, however, that the certificate would expire at... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1009 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730
  • Public Transportation: Septa buses
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighborhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: 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?