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“Our Favorite Thunder Bay Restaurant”

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar
Ranked #3 of 296 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Description: 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 by our wine expert, Jeff Hupka. At caribou, we are pleased to offer you a wine list chosen for quality and value with exceptional selection. Our list includes an excellent vintage selection of rare and world class wines, as well as over 30 wines by the glass. Our wine philosophy is focused to bring you a great dining experience enhanced with carefully selected wines to complement your meal. If you're in the mood for a variety of wines, try one of our wine flights. Caribou has been listed in "Where to Eat in Canada" for several years running and the wine list has earned the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" every year since 2002. For an unforgettable experience, come join us at Caribou for a delicious meal and a delectable glass of wine.
Reviewed June 29, 2012

We recently had lunch at Caribou-the first time in 2012. Arrived without a reservation and were greeted by the hostess and seated immediately. The menu has several new dishes, but we opted to share the pizza, which was excellent. We've eaten lunch and dinner here in the past and have never been disappointed. The quality of the food has always been great, the wine list is good and the staff always friendly and efficient. The only downside a few times has been the noise level-we've occasionally been seated near large groups, who seem to get louder as the evening progresses. However, it has never stopped us from coming back!

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Thank Curlew1978
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Reviewed June 10, 2012

I have been to the Caribou for dinners as well as lunches. I have never been disappointed. There is always a variety of locally sourced food which is always easy to appreciate. The atmosphere is loud which may be a bit of a turn-off for some, but it is usually due to the chatter of the patrons who are enjoying themselves. There is a good wine selection and the wine flights are always a way to get a small taste of three wines for the price of one glass. (perhaps they should increase the number of options and make them a more regular option!). I have enjoyed many sandwiches, pizzas, meat, fish and vegetarian options as well as salads, appetizers, soups and of course, desserts. It's worth the noise! If you have a larger group the "chef's table" by the kitchen provides entertainment with your meal.

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Thank DeweyNSue
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Reviewed June 1, 2012

This Restaurant is a favourite for my husband and I. Always has great food and drinks and the prices are reasonable. Great for couples or a night out with friends.

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Thank Haileybird
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Reviewed May 24, 2012

Came to Thunder Bay for a lightning visit. Saw Caribou on TripAdvisor as an option. What a great place. Charming service and excellent food. Both the drinks and food menu had a diverse selection to choose from. Nice atmosphere and down to earth patrons enjoying a evening out surrounded us. Enjoy Northern Ontario.

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Thank skibumal
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Reviewed May 23, 2012

Caribou is one of the best restaurants in Thunder Bay. I had the local trout with quinoa and fresh asparagus - excellent. The menu has lots of choice, there is a good selection of wines and the service is efficent and unobtrusive. Recommended.

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Thank Martha123
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