Due to the excessive amount of "no-show" reservations, we now require credit card information to guarantee. We will charge $50 per guest in case of "no show" or late cancellation/decrease in party size. (after 12pm the day of your reservation)
The tasting menu was creative and well structured. We enjoyed it immensely. I especially loved the fois gras.
Bibou continues to be one of the best restaurants in Philadelphia. While some patrons do not like tasting menus we relish them. When a chef like Pierre wants to make a meal for us, we just sit back and enjoy!
This was our 5th trip to Bibou and it did not disappoint! Chef Pierre's culinary skills are reason enough to visit Philadelphia and our last visit was for just that. Between his cooking and my cellar, it's a fantastic evening!
Amazing dinner! One of the best meals that I have ever had. Beautiful presentation, quality ingredients and relaxing ambience. This is definitely a highlight of the Philly food scene.
We went to Bibou to celebrate a special birthday. All four of us are foodies and enjoy this type of dining experience. Although there was no one dish that blew our socks off, we were impressed with the inventiveness, presentation and overall uniqueness. The braised neck of lamb was divine!
Amazing dishes beautifully prepared by chef! It was art and devotion all in one unforgettable experience!
We have been looking forward to “dining” leisurely in a top notch restaurant. Bibou was definitely the place. The ambiance, service and quiet decor were superb. We were served seven excellent courses with something to”amuse” ourselves in the beginning of the meal. The foie gras was marvelous as was the lamb and rabbit. Loved the local cheese and dessert. Bread was continually served throughout the meal and it was delicious. They now take credit cards and are on Open Table but be prepared to pay a lot - $115pp - but it was well worth the experience. Remember to bring wine. This is a BYOB restaurant and we brought two bottles of bordeaux
An outstanding meal by any standard. We have eaten with Pierre since the beginning of the first Bibou. He just gets better and better.
Truly special, amazing food, incredible service, save for a super special occasion and give it three wonderful hours, oh and BYOB.
Outstanding food and service. Menu was amazingly creative and absolutely delicious. The menu here changes every week as the chef continues to innovate and does not repeat old menus. This week was a fantastic menu involving two preparations of Wagyu beef - one in burgundy the other simply seared, a translucent dream of a duck consommé, a playful and rich plate of crayfish, chicken mousse and morel mushrooms, and a roulade of smoked bluefish surrounding a beet and pike purée. Next week’s menu is going to be completely different. Ingredients are seasonal and creative. Service is warm and engaging without being fussy. Completely relaxing and convivial atmosphere with the most amazing food! The chef comes to visit each table after the meal and is a lovely person. Approaching their 10 year anniversary this team is firing on all cylinders. This is likely the best restaurant in Philadelphia.
Incredible as always!
Bibou was an incredible dining experience. The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. Chef Pierre and his team are wonderful!
Amazing food! We will be back!
Needless to say but I love BIBOU! Great space, great food and since I can't go to Lyon everyday I go to BIBOU occasionally. We will return and recommend it to others.
One of the best meals I have had in the US! My husband is a foodie who likes to go hunting for Michelin starred restaurants all over the world and this meal was perfection. The sole with bone-in with a sauce diable, a pea purée and fiddleheads was perfectly balanced, the foie gras with the hazelnut emulsion and date and arabica glazes and a sautéed green tomato was the best we’ve ever eaten, as were the lapin and the white chocolate souffle! But throughout the eight course meal, the portions were just right as were the flavors. A true gem in South Philly, not to be missed! As it is BYOB, we had taken a bottle of Vosne Romanee and the Burgundy was just the right wine to pair with this tasting menu.
Love Bibou. We were celebrating a birthday. Never disappointed! Book early. We sat at the counter and thorough enjoyed the evening.
I’m sure it’s superb, just not my style
My best birthday dinner. Everything was a beautiful and delicious surprise!
Really wonderful, as always. Our favorite restaurant in the city and with good reason. The service is top-notch- professional but always welcoming and gracious. There is an understated grace and ease to every aspect of this restaurant. Chef Calmels is a gentleman and a culinary artist whose menu is always on point. His cooking is is unpretentious, yet delicious. A real balance of character, flavor and deceptive complexity in every bite. Magnificent!
Best restaurant experience in Philadelphia, and while it's a lot of money $115/pp before tax/tip, it's a BYO, portion-size is reasonable, and you get out for much less than most of its (few) competitors. It's traditional French though not excessively heavy or heavily reliant on sauces. Just great, refined, fresh and varied flavors. Staff has been there forever, so it's familiar and consistent, and I've never had a bad bite.
Intimate and cozy, this spot is a fine dining gem without the pretentiousness or fuss.
Wonderful reasonably priced food from an inventive and gregarious chef. The whole staff was friendly welcoming and most important, excited about the food they were presenting. A delight!
Positively spectacular. Many courses that are just the right amount and served on plates that are right temp for the food. We were almost speechless and it is a BYOB restaurant. A+ all the way!
It is always a pleasure to dine at Bibou. The meal was well composed and thoughtfully flavored. The staff affable and attentive, but not overwhelming. The Chef graciously stops by the table to say hello and chats briefly. It really was a fantastic experience. A wonderful evening.
In town with a long time friend for the Flower Show. We wanted a special place for dinner following the show.
One of the best meals I ever had
Always great! Lovely experience
As always Bibou delivered again with an outstanding meal. Everything was perfect. Can’t wait to come back again!!
They take credit cards. 115 tasting menu and we got 1 shaved truffle that was added to the steak, bill was 384 with tax. 5:45 reservation seated immediately, and we're done by 8:15. Parking lot next door was free and chairs were comfortable. Now on to food... It was just ok nothing to rare about at all. Now I can only attest to the 7 courses served that night( weekly menu changes) but having 7 different courses and all were nothing to write home about. Rather bland and boring combos. I would not go back, just too expensive and too many other places to try. Having been to Laurel this place honestly was a big disappointment. I do have to say the souffle was amazing, that's the only thing that was worth it. Also note they did come around with bread about 3 times, the same bread but again just bread , nothing special about it but take it bc you need to to fill yourself up since the portions are so small. For instance Laurel serves bread but it's so special and delicious! It's just not even on the same level. I would recommend them to lower the prices since it's not on the same level as other places
We thoroughly enjoyed our experience at Bibou with friends. The food was thoughtfully prepared, but we enjoyed some other dishes a bit more at prior meals there.
It was delicious 7course tasting french menu. It was cute little place where chef also came to the table to greet you!
Truly an exceptionally meal. The service is above and beyond. Everyone is polite, professional, personable and fabulous. The food was amazing. The music was delightful and the pacing of the meal was just perfect.
Truly a meal I will cherish and remember for quite some time.
Bibou never fails to impress. It is the setting for so many special occasions in our lives.
Amazing meal. Everything about this restaurant is top notch. Not cheap but well worth the cost.
It's the BEST!! No one can compare with the food, creativity, service, and atmosphere. It is just fantastic!!
We loved it even as we entered the restaurant. Intimate restaurant. Very friendly person welcomed us and truly made us feel welcome. The chef came out at the end of the meal to visit with each table. Utterly fantastic food. I thought the price was incredibly reasonable considering the quality of the food. Everyone in the restaurant seemed happy. I usually like to try new restaurants when I visit a city, but I would definitely want to return.
The menu we tasted was astounding in its sophistication and presentation. From the triple-play amuse-bouche to the chocolate soufflé, everything was unique, delicious, and beautiful. The service was impeccable, but always discreet, never obtrusive. The wines recommended by the restaurant for this tasting went beautifully with every dish - if you go, make sure to check the sommelier's suggestions. Chef Calmels always comes out to greet every table prior to departure, which we thought was a very civilized gesture. The kitchen also was very accommodating with a pre-dinner request for special treatment of one of the offerings (not a fan of Parmesan cheese), and the risotto with truffles was none the worse for it. One could not ask for a more perfect dining experience.
My fiancé and I had heard about Bibou for a while and decided to try it out on his birthday. It exceeded all expectations and was just the right portion size. We were very pleased with all the dishes and will definitely be back.