The art deco bar, leather banquettes, warm orange walls, and antique mirrors make Caribou Café your destination for Lunch, Dinner and Brunch.
Live music Fri and Sat.
Best True French Bistro in town!
Goat Cheese Salad - Spinach
Fig Dressing - Sour Dough Toast
a favorite place of mine!! The food (moules frites and flatbread, specifically) are DELICIOUS!!! A great spot for pre-theater dinner too!
Cute place. Great staff. Food so so. Salty French onion soup. Dry steak in the “cheesesteak”. Tasteless crepe.
Cheese plate was good. Lemon cake was delicious. Rosé wine suggested by waiter was very good! Question about recommending to a friend is a difficult question. I’d recommend for drinks and appetizers. Or happy hour.
This is my third time back in a restaurant since Covid shutdowns began. We sat outside. Our food was delicious; a waitstaff was excellent. This is a go to restaurant that you can count on.
Friendly accommodating staff. Loved my quiche and salad
The food was very good, the service was excellent and the wine list was reasonably priced
Always a memorable dinning experience
Noise level bad because we ate outside.
Always an enjoyable experience!
We come to the Caribou Cafe almost every time we visit Philadelphia- Our favorite restaurant by far :)
Very positive! Special lunch menu perfect for a delicious but very calorie-heavy lunch! Service outstanding!
Food and service was great! The waiter made sure we were taken care of. The staff was helpful and friendly.
It was a pleasure returning to one of my favorite Philadelphia restaurants, for the first time, to celebrate being vaccinated! The food remains delicious, the waitstaff were great, and I and my friends hope hard that Caribou thrives for years to come.
I ordered the croque monsieur and a cocktail. The croque was presented as a ham sandwich on lightly toasted white bread without gruyere nor bechamel. The frites were cold (as they were clearly previously frozen. The cocktail was weak and watery. It was a terribly disappointing experience.
Great all around experience !
Caribou cafe is the cutest little hidden gem in center city! I love coming here because it reminds me of the cafes in Europe. The staff is so friendly, great service, and the food is amazing! They have a great happy hour too! Can’t recommend this place enough.
Simply the top French Bistro in Center City ... great for luncheon and supper!
The rack of lamb was great, so were the sides. Could have been hotter, the only real problem. Funny, the restaurant was not busy so don’t understand why food not hotter. Our server Cory was terrific. He was so nice & helpful. Anything we asked for we got right away.
Cool ambiance. Had reserved outdoor dining on Open Table but when we arrived, staff told us you couldn’t reserve outdoor seating...first come first served...? Front of restaurant opened up, though, so we felt comfortable eating inside. Food was good - French onion soup and profiteroles were excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive.
Great ambiance and menu. French onion soup, peasant board, lamb burger, and mussels were all amazing. Two of us had the stuffed pork loin, and while cooked perfectly, found it fatty. Bread, cocktails and desserts were all top-notch. Great night out.
I ate early 5:45 because I had an early day the next day. I chose the Prix Fixe menu; lamb chop cassoulet with The Rouge Bordeaux, mixed green salad, and vanilla ice cream profiteroles. The service was excellent, Kai server, Corey behind the bar. The food was very good and fresh. I asked what the “signature” dishes were...cassoulet, beef bourguignon, and steak frites...however, the server said ALL the dishes were good. No specials on the menu. The cassoulet looked dry when served, but under the wonderful crust it was moist and lamb falling off the chop. Portion was perfect for me. Fresh bread was also served with the meal.
Profiteroles were very good...maybe a bit too much chocolate(who says that?) I did not use the restroom. But, overall the restaurant was very clean and I was way too early for “ambiance”. Good music playing. Digestif was sambuca and decaf. Would have liked another digestif, but sambuca worked! Wonderful overall dining experience. I will go back.
Delicious and relaxing as always!!
Great food - server Kelsey was lovely, as was the bartender
Food was good. Service was excellent. Very accommodating and attentive.
This restaurant has been a good for 20 years- food, service and ambiance are delightful.
Food was very good, salad, beef bourguignon, and chocolate soufflé. Service was very good, and I enjoyed that it was not crowded and tables were very well spaced out.
Great bistro style food and ambiance, friendly and attentive staff. Décor is interesting, in line with the French feel.
My Crouqe Madame was good (their take did not include the classic bechamel sauce). My friend ordered a lamb burger. That was excellent.
We're going to try them again.
As always, everything was delicious! The octopus salad and Tarte Tatin were spectacular.
Really enjoyed the food. Service was excellent. Knowledgeable servers and super attentive. Had the Moules Frites and a Salmon special. Delicious. Cocktails were great and dessert was housemade. Lovely spot. Felt like Paris!
From the moment we sat down the wait I forgot to give us menus not even a menu to scan he didn’t take our entrée order we had to remind him that he needed to take our Andre order he also forgot a couple food items such as an appetizer and kept getting our drinks and correct
Great food and wonderful service. A little pricey, Burt a nice splurge on a special occasion.
What can I say about Caribou Cafe other than they outdo themselves every time I visit!
Always a great place to eat when I'm in Phildadlophia.
So wonderful to sit outside! Very attentive server, Delicious chicken sandwich and spinach and beet salad. Terrific lunch experience! We weren’t hungry enough to eat what is offered for the lunch special which for $20 is appetizer entrée and dessert. Fabulous deal!
Great atmosphere and great food. It is reminiscent of French bistros that we’ve experienced in Paris and other parts of France. It’s hard to get crepes better than those we’ve had in Paris but the mushroom crepes at Caribou Cafe in Philadelphia are the BEST we’ve ever had. Our other dishes were also exceptional. Hostess, waitress and bartender were extremely friendly and accommodated every request we had. We plan to return again and again. The only negative is the overpriced drinks otherwise this is a grand slam.
The food & service was excellent
Food and wine was amazing. Service was great! Happy you can be open.
The food was fantastic and our waiter was very attentive and friendly. The escargot was amazing and there was not a drop of sauce left on the plate. Both the Char and Salmon entrees were spot on and cooked perfectly. Wine menu had plenty to work with and the Cappuccino cheesecake was definitely award winning.
Delicious daily luncheon specials, attentive waitress and superb bartender. Gracious, well informed, polite. Well priced fare, delightful background music and old world embience.
First time visit for lunch.
We liked our experience in point of ambiance and service, but somehow expected a bit more from the taste of the food. Had Escargot(A), Pate(A+), Seafood crepe(C) and Apple tart(C). So 2 dishes are excellent and 2 are very mediocre and crepe had a very unpleasant undertone in taste and wasn't hot enough to enjoy. All of the savory dishes were accompanied by the same salad of greenery which made them a bit boring to repeat three times in a row. So at the end we had some mixed feeling about the place, but decided to give them another try when in the area.
Caribou Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-9535.
Caribou Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 1312 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.