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“Fine Dining in Thunder Bay” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar
Ranked #3 of 285 Restaurants in Thunder Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Large groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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.
Toronto, Canada
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95 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
“Fine Dining in Thunder Bay”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 3, 2013

This is my favourite restaurant for dinner. The wine list is excellent. The appitizers always interesting, fresh soups (good for winter days) and wonderful entrees. If you find yourself in this northern gaateway -check it out. Toronto prices but worth every penny and don't forget desserts.

Visited January 2013
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English first
Halifax, Canada
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21 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Great dining in a great atmosphere”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 27, 2013

I've recently eaten at the Caribou restaurant and I think I've found my new favourite place in Thunder Bay! Upon entering the first thing I noticed were the friendly servers that welcome you and supply a free coat check. The seating isn't too crowded and gives lots of space to easily move around without annoying your neighbors. The atmosphere of the restaurant is very nice, whether you're there with a significant other or on business. The only downside I can think of is that the dishes are a bit pricey. However, even with the higher than average price, the food was great. The maple salmon was delicious and to wash it down, I'd suggest the Liberty School Cabernet 2009 - great wine! The bar up front is a nice addition if you just want to go in with a few friends for a drink or two. A very good dining experience and I will definitely be back.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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canada
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“good for thunder bay but not worth the price”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2013

Nice atmosphere and nice to get away from chain restaurants but Id say the quality of the food is not worth the price. Go to somewhere like Lot66 and get same price and exponentially better quality. But they corked our wine bottle for us which was nice !

  • Visited October 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank nicknik99
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Thunder Bay
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great updated old favourite.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 30, 2012

Can't wait to go back. Awesome menu with twists on traditional Canadian fare. If you are looking for a quiet night out or to entertain out of town guests then this is the place. A little pricey but so worth it. AMAZING wine list and appetizers.

Visited December 2012
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Thunder Bay, Canada
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Great place to eat!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 11, 2012

Consistent great food for lunches and dinners, excellent wine selection. Only drawback is that, when fairly full, it is very noisy. Some fabric draped around the eating area might deaden some of the bounce.

  • Visited May 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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