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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

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727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
+1 807-628-8588
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Overview
  • Excellent60%
  • Very good30%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“maple salmon” (11 reviews)
“lamb sirloin” (4 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 AM - 2:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
Food
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LOCATION
727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
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101 - 110 of 379 reviews

Reviewed 9 August 2016 via mobile

Modern decor and menu with ambient lighting and a welcoming atmosphere. Would have expected to pay through the roof but pleasantly surprised by the menu and choices and even more pleased with the food. Great service. Even cater for and welcome the little ones. Highly...More

Thank Lianne H
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 19 August 2016

Thanks for the kind words, Glad you enjoyed yourself! Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Reviewed 8 August 2016

Do not judge this restaurant by its neighborhood or exterior. Inside is a well-appointed, welcoming space with a modern but warm design. Food was excellent and the wait staff well-trained. We will definitely be back on our next visit to Thunder Bay.

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Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Used to be a favourite of mine so took a family member out for dinner there for their birthday. Paper as a table cloth? Not very high end. My shrimp and lobster were overcooked. The waitress put in wrong appetizer and cooking preferences. Yikes!! What...More

Thank Kari-Lynn P
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 6 August 2016

Hi Kari-Lynn, Thank you for taking the time to review us. We take pride in our work and welcome all comments good or bad. I am sorry to hear that we were not on point that night during your visit. I have passed along your...More

Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

I always enjoy going to the Caribou the service is always great. The wine list is top notch and wine prices are reasonable, they also provide a corkage service (bring your own wine) as well as recorking. The wood fired oven makes delicious pizza. You...More

Thank Colin M
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hi Colin, Thanks for your kind words. We are pleased that you enjoyed your evening. I will pass along your positive comments to our staff. Cheers, Jeff Hupka

Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

We were six for dinner and had a wonderful time with excellent service and great food. We had a variety of dishes and all were excellent. Great advice from our server. Would definitely go again

Thank Karen F
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hi Karen, Thank you for choosing Caribou to celebrate such a special occasion. I'm glad you had a wonderful and memorable visit. Cheers, Jeff Hupka

Reviewed 29 July 2016 via mobile

My wife and I recently dined at Caribou on our trip to Thunder Bay. The restaurant was busy but we were able to be seated. The setting is very nice, especially with the open kitchen. The menu is excellent which made our choices very difficult....More

Thank Hockeyfan17
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hello, Glad you stopped to visit us on your trip through Thunder Bay. We have been busy with some travellers like yourself as of late. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed the food and had a chance to look at the wine list. We do...More

Reviewed 26 July 2016

When a new visitor to Thunder Bay asks for a recommendation for a place to have a nice meal, I always feel good in suggesting the Caribou. Professional staff that always make you feel special while they serve any of their delicious items on the...More

Thank jensplaceThunderBay
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hello, Thanks for the kind review. We are glad to hear that you and your guests, enjoy Caribou time and time again. The Caesar salad is our most popular dish for sure! Hope to see you soon. Cheers, Jeff Hupka

Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

Amazing out of this world food and drink!! Our favorite spot for a special meal in Thunder Bay. We recommend it to everyone.

Thank krpede02
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Great to hear you had a wonderful time at Caribou. I will be sure to let our staff know of this great review. Cheers, Jeff Hupka

Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

From the moment you in the door the staff was very polite and helpful. It was busy but at least four different people asked us if we were taken care of as we waited for our table. The menu is fresh and contemporary with selections...More

Thank Andy M
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 August 2016

Hi Andy, Thanks for the kind review. We are very happy to hear that you were well taken care of by our staff, and had a great experience at Caribou. Thanks for for the visit, hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Jeff Hupka

Reviewed 19 July 2016 via mobile

On holidays in Thunder Bay from Southwestern Ontario we were taken to this restaurant for dinner. We were greeted by a very friendly hostess who sat us at our table which was very nicely appointed and even included a high quality Peugeot pepper grinder. Our...More

Thank Brad P
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 21 July 2016

Happy to hear you enjoyed your Caribou experience! I appreciate your feedback. Hope to see you on your next holiday to Thunder Bay! Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

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Response from Leanne M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, but I'm not sure there is a kids menu? So if she/he's okay with adult food, I'd definitely bring a 7 year old there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
Monday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
Friday
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Saturday
4:30 PM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-628-8588
  • E-mail
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.
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