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Caribou Cafe

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
City Center East
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1126 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19107-5883 (12th Street)
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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50 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

If you're looking for a delicious dinner in midtown Philadelphia or perhaps even lunch try Caribou Café which is a French Bistro that shouldn't be missed. The 4 of us all enjoyed our food - from the delicious short rib sliders with Roquefort cheese, a plate of escargot and a good carrot soup through the fish du jour(Salmon) with capers,... More 

Thank nature_observer
Brookfield, Connecticut
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16 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We were looking for a place that could accommodate the whole family; including 10 & 12 year olds. This place filled the bill. The menu included burgers so the kids were satisfied and there were plenty of veggie options for my vegetarian relatives. The food was very good and the server was very helpful. Salads were large and delicious, and... More 

Thank EmerilL
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband and I are visiting Philly for the first time and staying with family friends. They have dined at Caribou Cafe many times for lunch but had never gone for dinner before. We all chose the restaurant week deal which was a 35$ 4-course meal with 3 options each for salad & main course, and 2 options for dessert.... More 

Thank Emily G
Philadelphia PA
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59 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2016 via mobile

The Caribou Cafe is a great French restaurant near Jefferson, the Forest Theater and the Walnut Street Theater. A small bar with good drinks, the menu has traditional French fair and daily prix fixe option.

Thank IndyDogz
Toms River, NJ
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15 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016 via mobile

Friendly staff. Did not find them at all pretentious. Lovely atmosphere sitting towards the front of the restaurant outside. Chicken Crepe was delicious, as was my husband's ravioli. I didn't love the homemade pate - just a little different from the pate I'm used to. Would definitely go back and would recommend.

Thank CTKoerner
East Passyunk Crossing - Phila
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19 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

Charming French bistro with excellent wine and cocktail selection. Luncheon was crepes with side salad or pomme frites, which they call french fries tax and tip $30 each and we skipped drinks. Seafood crepe was grand, the Country crepe was a bit salty... when you have ham and cheese DON'T add salt! Though the atmosphere is darling the staff was... More 

Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

I ate here the other day, with many recommendations from friends. Was really disappointed, the sliders really needed a sauce, and my ravioli was really just one big 21 dollar ravioli...it was really weird and hard to eat. The server was nice but they were unprofessional, I saw them talking and casually drinking sodas in front of the guests from... More 

Thank jweiland15
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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50 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 23, 2016

Had a dinner with business colleagues here this week. Very good variety on menu (though not much for vegetarians), including sandwiches, crepes and more substantial meals. Happy hour prices were great for beer and wine and appetizers. My dish was very good-a mix of seafood in a puff pastry-very fresh scallops and shrimp. My dining partners all said their meals... More 

Thank LSAJ2014
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 28, 2016

Lovely French Bistro cooking with tasty food. Our first visit and would definitely go back for more if visiting the City again.

Thank Karen B
Phoenix, Arizona
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127 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016

Three of us went here for Saturday lunch. Although just a stone throw away from City Hall, the ambiance transports you to the sidewalks of Paris. We sat at a table outside on the sidewalk, separated from the pedestrians by a railing and boxwood planters. It is very nice here for lunch as you are in the shade. The decor... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
French, Bar, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 10:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
11:30 am - 11:30 pm
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

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