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Our favorite French restaurant in Philadelphia by any count! The seven course meal was delectable. My personal favorites were the watercress soup, the foie gras and, to top it all, the best white chocolate soufflé I have ever had!!
Very nice meal and excellent service!
Outstanding food, service and ambiance. Intimate and elegant without being fussy or pretentious. Such a gift to talk with Chef Calmels after the meal. The tasting menu was thoughtfully planned - the flavors in subsequent courses building on earlier courses. Incredible execution from the kitchen. I haven’t eaten everywhere in Philadelphia but this may be our finest restaurant.
Always superb, from food to service. I visit Philadelphia intentionally to eat here. Unmissable.
This was our first visit to Bibou and we will be back. The food is very inventive and beautifully presented. Except for the pork chop that was a bit dry, the food was delicious. The portions are small but by the time we left, we were more than full. The key lime soufflé was particularly great as the last course. We were there just under 3 hours (the late seating) and never felt rushed. The staff are very friendly and attentive. It’s difficult to get a Saturday night reservation but worth the effort.
Outstanding meal. Truly one of a kind.
Best dining experience in Philadelphia
Absolutely fantastic dining experience! Chef Pierre came out at the end of dinner service and greeted each and every guest. Very friendly and personable. Each course was wonderful and delightful.
Best restaurant in Philly hand down, no question!! Every single aspect from food to service is superb.
Wonder food and atmosphere
Incredible experience. We will be back!
This meal in NYC would be twice the price. The food is unbelievable, and the service is impeccable. This is not only the best French restaurant, but could be the best overall restaurant in Philly.
My boyfriend and I love to dine here! It’s become “our spot” for a “just the two of us” occasion. It’s always an extraordinary experience!
Chef Calames is preparing dishes that earn Michelin stars in New York, San Francisco and in Europe.
The prix fixe menu including several dishes that I would not ordinarily have chosen, but each one was both inventive and delicious. I am so glad he prompted me to be more adventuresome.
Stop asking! HAHA! This is the most glorious dining experience in Philadelphia! Merci Chef and your extraordinary staff.
It is lovelier than in the past, fewer tables, quieter. This is a place for small portions of extremely complex and carefully assembled dishes: You aren't going to make this at home nor see it on another menu.
Fantastic meal in a low key environment. Exactly what we love.
I love the entire experience at this jewel of a restaurant. The food is exciting and I look forward to each course with eager anticipation. I’ve never once been disappointed. The ambiance is warm and comfortable, not crowded or noisy and definitely a place to enjoy conversation with companions. The staff are immediately helpful and clearly want you to enjoy your experience.
Thank you again for a delightful evening.
Always one of the finest dining experience in the city. Chef Pierre never stops amazing us with the complexity of the flavors! It truly is delightful. I highly recommend you go for a true dining experience like no other. The staff has been there for as long as the restaurant, they all manage to make you feel as if you are the most important person in the restaurant! We love it here!!! Treat yourself!!!
The food was really good, imaginative in the combinations, the preparation and presentation. Service was spot-on, attentive and unobtrusive. BYOB makes it an excellent experience, allowing us to bring very good wines that would break the bank if we had to pay restaurant markup. I'm sure we'll return.
As always, Bibou is one of Philadelphia’s fine dining experiences.
Excellent fine French cuisine in an intimate setting. The feeling one gets is that all of the staff and establishment care about the clientele and experience.
The food was great, and the service was really friendly and fun.
My girlfriend and I came here. We are both teens and I honestly don't think that younger aged kids will like this type of food. It was alright to us. The service and atmosphere was really nice though.
Exquisite experience with perfect food and service. Foie gras was surreal.
Took my Dad here for his Christmas present dinner.
Fantastic environment, friendly and professional service. The tasting menu was a wonderful progression that was perfectly timed. Can’t wait to return.
Every course was delicious and memorable. The olive bread, baguette and multi grain breads offered between courses were all AMAZING!
Wonderful menu, excellent preparation of all dishes. Cozy and comfortable atmosphere. Three hour meal with best soufflé dessert ever. Like eating a cloud! Service was impeccable.
Consistently one of the finest restaurants serving classic French with chefs modern touch. The food, service and ambiance makes Bibou special.
I can't rave enough about how good this was....Food was outstanding; Service was impeccable. The Chef visited our table - he was very charming..... I can't wait to go back - would highly recommend to anyone wanting a special place to eat... Thank you for a wonderful evening.
Delicious food, outstanding atmosphere, wonderful service. Great experience all around. They accepted credit cards when I was there (previous reviews noted cash only)
We had a lovely evening at Bibou and enjoyed our meal a great deal. The wait staff made the experience all the more enjoyable. Thank you for creating an exceptional dining experience for our birthdays. We will return same time next year we hope! All the best and Merry Christmas to each of you.
Mary and Ryan Hodges
We loved every dish and the excellent service! Appreciated that they adjusted my husband’s menu without pork and shellfish with other innovative dishes.
Bibou is just a very special place. I hope others in Philly appreciate just how wonderful this place is and how lucky we are. The food is beyond compare - always new and always special. Subtle yet flavorful with nuances to cherish. The service and servers - from Jeffery on - are welcoming and spot on in their attention. It's just a magical place. Thank you Chef Pierre!
Best in Philly
What an absolutely memorable meal! One course after another pleased us. All came to table at proper temperatures, sauces were a splash to accompany dish and not swimming so as to mask flavors and the pistachio souffle was a heavenly dish. Service excellent and accommodating. We appreciated Chef Calmels meeting us after the meal. We plan on returning seasonally and anticipate our next visit.
No major complaints about the food, however most of it wasn't memorable either. The positives first: The service was very good. The 3 breads offered were outstanding. We enjoyed the dessert course the most- a wonderful pistachio soufflé that was light and airy and a nice finish to the meal. My husband liked the split pea soup but I felt it was quite bland. The negatives: Overall the dishes didn't seem very flavorful. Neither of us found the Scottish wood pigeon very enjoyable and it wasn't very tender. Small intimate restaurant that was cozy inside. Tables are extremely close together and we had the unfortunate experience of being seated next to someone who got louder and louder as the evening progressed. Last but not least parking was very difficult to find and the adjacent lot was completely full at 5:30.
Bibou was an amazing food experience! Highly recommend!
Wife wanted to go out.
Perfect in every respect.
Bibou offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 965-8290.
Bibou is rated 4.9 stars by 1469 OpenTable diners.