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1009 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730
+1 215-965-8290
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  • Excellent79%
  • Very good16%
  • Average3%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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“foie gras” (18 reviews)
“tasting menu” (13 reviews)
“partridge” (3 reviews)
1009 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

An amazing dinner every time we come. Each dish has incredible flavors and presentation. You will not be disappointed

Thank Jason M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tiny sized but food of enormous depth and refinement. Prix fixed BYO, Pierre Calmels just gets better and better. A real treat.

Thank Alice G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bibou does not appear in Trip Advisor's top 20 restaurants in Philadelphia although it is number 4 on another well known rating list. This makes me wonder about the discernment of Philadelphia's contributors. My wife and I are transplanted New Yorkers and have traveled the...More

Thank PeterAL10
Reviewed 22 December 2017

An amazing small BYOB restaurant offering a great multi-course degustation menu with excellent combinations of food.

Thank Paul_A_Pavlou
Reviewed 4 December 2017

After completing two half marathons in as many weekends, my husband and I booked a table at Bibou to celebrate. I made our reservation early in the morning the first day it became available for the Saturday we wanted to eat there and had no...More

Thank hfritzinger
Reviewed 19 November 2017

..first of all, the dinner was excellent, great service, great setting. It is French food, which is usually (as in never) on my agenda but was great. To paraphrase Ferris Bueller "we ate partridge". It is a BYOB place, and my associate who organized it...More

Thank NotoriousCLO
Reviewed 22 October 2017 via mobile

Perfectly delightful experience. Perfect pairings. Perfect balance. Perfect portion size. Perfectly amiable chef/owner. Can't wait to go back.

Thank John M
Reviewed 25 September 2017

This continues to be one of (if not) the best Philadelphia restaurant. Food an service are excellent and memorable, Pierre is back in the kitchen and he is an artist with creating fine food. That being said the new price is for a tasting menu...More

Thank reelwise
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We try to go here for special occasions. Everything that comes from the kitchen is spectacular and the service is attentive without being fussy. If I win the lottery, I would eat here every week. Do yourself a favor and treat yourself!

1  Thank Flyersfantraveller
Reviewed 15 May 2017

We had a party of seven people at Bibou to celebrate my daughters graduation from the University of Pennsylvania graduate school. The restaurant has a preset seven course menu, with menu items primarily classically french inspired. The fact that Bibou is also BYOB is outstanding....More

1  Thank Scott M
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John B
8 August 2015|
Response from etradervic | Reviewed this property |
There is no dress code.
John B
8 August 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
US$21 - US$30
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 S 8th St, Philadelphia, PA 19147-4730
  • Public Transportation: Septa buses
  • Location: United States  >  Pennsylvania (PA)  >  Philadelphia>  > Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Neighbourhood: Bella Vista / Queen Village
  • Phone Number: +1 215-965-8290
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