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For 2
7:00 PM
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1275 reviews
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$50 and over
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  • Fit for Foodies
  • Romantic
  • Tasting Menu
Bibou is a small French Byob located in Bella Vista.
Chef Pierre Calmels offers a set menu 7-course for $115/guest. Please advise of dietary restrictions upon reservation.
Bibou is cash only
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Hours of operation
Wednesday - Saturday.
2 seatings: 5:30/6pm and 8:30/9pm
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Phone number
(215) 965-8290
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pierre Calmels
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Private party facilities
Bibou can seat up to 22 guests for private parties. Please call the restaurant for more information.
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Private party contact
Charlotte Calmels: (215) 965-8290
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Cross street
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Parking details
A free 2-hour parking lot is located next to Bibou Byob.
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Public transit
Septa buses
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French music!
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Special events & promotions
Please, contact Bibou directly for requests
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Gift Card
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 16, 2017

We had heard how fantastic Bibou is but experiencing it was a different thing. Each course eas better than the last, the service impeccable and we had a wonderful chat with the chef at the conclusion of our meal. I can't wait to go back.

vipMarsharee (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 12, 2017

What a special place Bibou continues to be. Thanks to Chef Pierre, Jeffrey and the team for another spectacular evening!

vipRichard (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 3, 2017

As always, excellent food and creative menu, excellent and friendly staff, did I mention how good the food was (?), in a comfortable relaxed small dining room.
And as always, Pierre was our gracious chef.

vipzenman (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 20, 2017

Another amazing meal. The tasting menu is one of the best in the city.

vipgotcwc83 (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

Our last trip to Bibou was before the renovations. The re-do was modest and I don't think it did much to improve the "cramped" feel of the place. Bibou is an honest, simple, down-to-earth place for French food in Philly but there were issues. Most important was that the food tasted and felt tired and too old hat. Who really serves a terrine of aubergine and red peppers any more? The cold mussel and curry soup was interesting but the temperature left an off taste to the mussel pieces that were in the soup. The best course was the fish (sea bass I think) that was cooked to perfection and as fresh as can be. We were offered shavings of black truffle with the squab course but there was no scent at all of the truffle on the glass-covered plate of them, so we declined. Finally the pistachio souffle was fair but nothing luscious or ethereal here, as souffles should be. The restaurant was fair, well meaning and good for value. But I believe it would be more honest as an a la carte place, serve what it's good at (like the escargot which was not in the tasting any longer), and do away with the tastings.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 13, 2017

One of the best places to eat in Philly. Set menu was spot on with impeccable service and attention to detail.

gourmande (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 7, 2017

A perfect and delicious venue for a special occasion.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 6, 2017

Excellent, top notch cuisine. The highest quality dining in Philadelphia.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 5, 2017

It was such a pleasure dining at Bibou again. From the owner/chef, Pierre, to the manager, Jeffrey, and the wait staff, Delroy and Eli, everyone make each dinner quite the experience; every night at Bibou is a special feel like you're celebrating even if it's just another Wednesday night. The food is always beyond delicious and is beautifully presented, and the wait staff is knowledgable and very attentive. The intimate setting is also a nice change; you know they are making a quality meal when they are cooking for a small group. The menu had a lot of variety yet flowed; the foie gras did not disappoint, and the lamb and halibut were cooked to perfection. The souffle (as always) is also top-notch! The added truffles to a few of the courses were also a nice touch. Cannot wait to come back!

vipMicahB (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

If I only had one meal left on earth, I'd have dinner at Bibou. It is always outstanding in every way, from service to the always exquisite tasting menu (where you will not leave hungry). We save our best wines for this BYOB. And we always leave asking ourselves how soon we can get back. The dining room is always full of regulars that also realize it is quite simply the best restaurant in Philadelphia.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on July 1, 2017

Fantastic restaurant! We went twice and are now addicted to the talent of Pierre, the great chef and owner. The food is unique, the service is outstanding, and the price is reasonable.

RexThornberg (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 24, 2017

Amazing. All around.

vipLauraS (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 23, 2017

Bibou is a real gem. The food is seasonal, creative and beautiful. It really is one of the best restaurants Philadelphia has to offer.

OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 21, 2017

Outstanding food and service. For over 2 hours I meticulously enjoyed every bite of food and sip of wine. One of the finest meals I've enjoyed. Everything was delicious, but my favorite dishes were the foie gras and chilled corn soup with pepper jam.

vipBucksFoodie (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on June 17, 2017

We have eaten at many of the highly rated restaurants in the city and Bibou ranks right at the top. The tasting menu was superb, with the highlights being the signature foie gras and rabbit dishes. That said, everything else was top-notch -- the setting, the other courses and the service, which was friendly and very knowledgeable. Put Bibou on your list of "musts" on the Philadelphia restaurant landscape -- you will not be disappointed. Our meal -- a very nice date night treat -- dazzled. The chef and the staff made us feel special.