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1009 South 8th street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730
+1 215-965-8290
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good17%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (18 reviews)
“tasting menu” (12 reviews)
“souffle” (4 reviews)
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1009 South 8th street, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730
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Reviewed June 27, 2013

We returned for another Sunday prix fixe meal. It was as delicious as the first time we ate there. I just wish we had brought white wine instead of red. It was a nice summer evening and we ate mostly seafood, so the French chablis...More

3  Thank luvroma2
Reviewed June 2, 2013

After securing a reservation exactly one month in advance, four of us were looking forward to experiencing this much talked about bistro. Perhaps the hype set our expectations too high. Yes it is small and charming but I didn't feel the service was overly warm....More

2  Thank MythreesonsMedia_PA
Reviewed May 28, 2013 via mobile

Having grown up in Philly my wife and I come back regularly to see friends. This time we had a late dinner after a concert. We called when we knew we were going to be delayed and were assured there was no problem. We were...More

1  Thank napman
Reviewed May 22, 2013

Bibou is placed a taxi ride to the south of Rittenhouse square. It is very tiny, extremely popular, and deservedly so. They are BYOB. They have some signature dishes, e g their snails with beans and their stuffed pigs trotter. Both are really excellent. We...More

1  Thank Rhodesian
Reviewed May 21, 2013

We have never been disappointed at Bibou. Last Friday to start, we ordered a chilled asparagus soup that tasted of Spring. A salad with a very interesting way of getting a whisper of blue cheese in there. And a scallop still attached to its shell;...More

Thank Elizabeth S
Reviewed May 1, 2013

Imaginative cuisine -- the ingredients sometimes looked over the top, but the results were magnficent. Friendly service, with the chef coming out to talk to all the customers. We were lucky to get in without a long-standing reservation.

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Reviewed April 8, 2013

We dined at Bibou on a Sunday night; only the fixed price menu was available. We started with a soup (delicious) and chose the foie gras appetizer (even more delicious). One member of our party chose the fish while the rest of us chose the...More

1  Thank maretrek
Reviewed April 6, 2013

Scoring a table at this new star on the South Philly scene takes pluck, or in my case, the right friend. But regardless how you get there, the Calmels will not disappoint. Be ready for cozy, but not cramped, seating in the modest dining room....More

Thank J W
Reviewed March 28, 2013 via mobile

Went to bibou last nite.vv easy to find thanxs to our gps. Reached 30 mins early but they were vv kind n accommodated us. A vvvvv small place. Portions r also small but then I loved the portions coz I eat less.we started with escargots...More

Thank maalvika
Reviewed March 18, 2013

Pierre Calmels and his wife have a delightful restaurant. Elevating French "country" cooking to "high art," the food is adventurous, and the service is always among the most friendly in the city. We have been here four times with no disappointment. I suggest leaving your...More

1  Thank DavidMoore2328
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John B
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Response from etradervic | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code.
John B
August 7, 2015|
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Response from nursecathy | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code but I would dress smart casual. dress pants; nice polo shirt; casual button down shirt; For ladies; dress slacks; nice blouse; skirt or dress. Depending on time of year a nice sweater or jacket to... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$21 - $30
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic
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 South 8th street, 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: +1 215-965-8290
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