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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 2/25
Time
9:30 PM
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Bibou

4.8
1275 reviews
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$50 and over
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French
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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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Cuisines
French
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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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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Kimball
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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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Entertainment
French music!
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Special events & promotions
Please, contact Bibou directly for requests
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Gift Card
Additional
BYO Liquor, BYO Wine, Counter Seating, Non-Smoking
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 17, 2018

A little gem in a big way! Everything we ate was cooked to perfection. For those liking adventure, five of the seven courses were dishes we wouldn’t attempt ourselves. The team made us feel like we were special guests in their home . Chef Pierre and his team make French dining very accessible. Thank you for a wonderful evening.

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Everything was superb but we were taken aback when our server opened a container of truffle and offered some to us for an additional $25/person. We declined but it was unexpected and somewhat awkward.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Spectacular food and service - easily the best dining experience in Philadelphia.

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JeffV (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Great place and great food. Amazing for dates and enjoying French cuisine.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Amazing cuisine, but the service did not come near to matching the quality of the restaurant. Particular attention was paid by the wait staff to select tables, and the remainder of the restaurant was largely neglected. Small things such as refilling water glasses were not done throughout the night. Chef Calmels came out to personally and sincerely thank each diner for spending the night with him at his restaurant, however the same gratitude was unfortunately otherwise noticeably absent.

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viplj12 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fabulous meal

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OpenTable Diner (Vancouver)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

What a wonderful experience at Bibou. The food was great, the service extremely attentive and the chef even came out after the meal to say hello. Truly a 5/5 experience !

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bill (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Amazing culinary experience and very personalized. Chef Pierre Calmels visited each table at the end of their meal to speak with every patron. Wonderful and exotic food rolls out with perfect pacing in the seven-plus servings (extra unique offerings are often added to the dinner). BYOB is a plus. This is an exceptional dining experience and the pricing reflects that.

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JayCod01 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

One of the best meals we have ever had and certainly one of the best restaurants in Philly. The foie gras was probably the best foie gras we have ever had. The magret de canard and soup de salsifis were also amazing. The tarentaise aligot was one of the most unique dishes we have ever ate. Dessert was also top notch with hot chocolate souffle. The only down side was we paid an extra $25 per plate for truffles on the magret de canard and soup de salsifis ($100) which honestly we do not think added $100 worth of flavor. We would definitely recommend even with the steep price because it will be one of the best meals you will ever eat, just skip the truffles.

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vipDineswithfriends (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

The attention to detail in this lovely French restaurant evolved into an exquisite experience dish by dish.. it is all so subtle yet complex that you want to savor each bite. Yet it is hard to imagine that they change their menu every night!! Makes me want to return weekly to see what new creations are being served, though the price of this price fixe dining experience and the richness of the food wood suggest maybe a bit less frequently would be prudent.
But lived it

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vipCulinaryDelightsAbound (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

A mouthwatering delight from start to finish. Chef puts the menu up to view on restaurant website prior for the week plus suggested wine pairing - make sure you look in advance as this really helps to make an extraordinary experience unreal!
The soufflé was so light that it tasted like we were eating sweet air and the grilled swordfish belly melts in your mouth! Worth every penny !

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 12, 2018

Bibou was absolutely amazing! From the service to the ambiance to the food - it was just top notch. I will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Wonderful food and service. Look forward to going back.

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vipFrequentDiner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on December 28, 2017

Very upscale cuisine-mostly French. The tasting menu is extravagant but for a special occasion worth considering. Tiny but charming.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on December 20, 2017

Bibou remains a shining star in the Philly restaurant scene, and still gets my vote as the best restaurant in the Delaware Valley. Great food and attentive service, with Chef Calmel's passion coming through in every bite. Just wish it was closer to my home!

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