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!
Crab - Shrimp - Salmon - Spinach
Food was great. Service and ambience excellent. Totally enjoyed it!
Delicious food. Delicious drinks. Our waitress and bartender were just amazing.
This is my favorite restaurant in the world! (I've been to Paris and London and Caracas...) The salads are divine, the French Onion Soup is delicious and the variety on the menu is outstanding!
Waitress was excellent but bartender was arguing with another staff in front of us and it was unpleasant to witness. It put a huge damper on our meal. The lady who waited on us was excellent though but I will not go back.
This restaurant never fails to impress and is a fantastic date spot. Service was fantastic, and I felt very attended too. Been going here for years and still love it!!
Spent time with friends at lunch at Caribou this week. Food and service was excellent and the atmosphere was terrific. Highly recommend this place.
Nice French bistro environment. Service weak. Food good.
My new favorite spot! Delicious food, great atmosphere, and amazing service. Easily one of my favorite dining spots in the city.
Great service. Solid bistro menu, food cooked to perfection. Love the vibe.
Caribou Cafe is always good for dinner, and this was my first time there for brunch. The brunch menu is not extensive, although good, and the lunch menu was also available. The food and service were excellent! I had the lightest, fluffiest quiche ever!
The french dishes were delicious! I had the escargots and the omelet.
the ambiance was very nice for a brunch weekend date and the servers were amiable.
My only critic would be that I wish they had more beverages options (latte, ice chai latte, etc., )
The Caribou Cafe is like a Parisian neighborhood cafe but stuck in the middle of non-residential Jefferson Hospital part of Center City -- and it's been a reliable go-to place for me for years and years. Really good food and service in an authentic atmosphere. More relaxed than the Disney version of a Parisian Cafe known as Parc (which is also a great place; don't get me wrong). The service is also Parisian in at least one way: you may have to ask for the check.
Caribou Café is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. The food is simple and delicious. The service is excellent, attentive and never pushy. The restaurant itself is a lovely place with bistro/art nouveau influences.
Everything was great-the service, the food, the drinks! Thanks!
Excellent food and service. Interior could use a little fleshing up, but otherwise a wonderful experience
Julien, our server, couldn't have been better. Great service, friendly, polite. Perfect evening.
Inside or outside this is a great place. Service and food were outstanding.
Great food. Terrific service. We really enjoyed a night out at Caribou.
Amazing ambiance, delicious food for great value, excellent service!
Inside dining after the long COVID break... it was good for a late father's day brunch/lunch menu.
The most sensuously delicious food and top-notch service!
Tables by the front window are small enough to be really annoying if you have more than one plate.
Brought my MIL for birthday brunch. We enjoyed our entire experience. We ran 15 min late because parking in the city is atrocious but they were understanding and are even dog friendly with the outdoor seating. Seated us and brought us and our pup water. All of our dishes were delicious, my favorite even on a hot humid summer day sitting outside was the French Onion Soup. The least favorite was the pate because it was more chunky and not spreadable. Also, make sure to not add too much mustard, it completely takes over the pate flavor. Make sure to get the apple tart. Our waiter was right, it is a necessity. Impeccable service. Definitely recommend for a nice brunch.
Caribou Cafe was a great experience.The outdoor table was noisy but not the fault of the restaurant. We had many appetizers, and they were all very well done delicious,and fun.
The main courses were also quite good.
Our server was new but very nice and just right amount of attentive.
We will definitely be back. It was a great evening
Great spot! I loved the ambiance and the service. I ordered the French onion soup and the scallops for dinner. It was fantastic. My wife had a salad and a steak with fries, unfortunately the steak was just a little bit overdone, but the flavor was great.
Thank you so much!
The escargot in puff pastry and the bread pudding with white chocolate and caramel sauce iis delish. George the new server is fantastic!
Nice atmosphere and good food
We had just spent five hours enjoying the Philadelphia Flower Show, wandering around the FDR Park. It was a hot and humid day, and we chose to dine indoors rather than the evening heat just outside, which we would have enjoyed as well but we were really ready for some air conditioned splendor. With a window seat in the front of the restaurant, we enjoyed being “outside“ while being just inside. But air-conditioned! Our first time at Caribou, we decided to go with the Pre-Fixe as there were many choices and we would not need to debate selecting a dessert, or not! While my spouse went to freshen up after our hot day at the park, I called the waiter to return. I ordered the country plate as an appetizer before the Pre-Fixe appetizer, entrée, and dessert. We love country pate and the addition of several cheeses and other meats was quite appealing. I had her deliver it first prior to the appetizers in the Pre-Fixe. Along with the expertly made cocktails by the bartender, the prefix was an enjoyable beginning, even before the beginning. While I could write a book about the delicious appetizers, entrées, and delicious desserts, let me summarize by saying all were beyond expectations and the Rosé wine selection was the best I’ve had and made me wonder why it was rated globally as only second best! Our first meal at Caribou, we already began making plans for who we would want to join us here the next time we come. And did I mention, the service was superb. Under the careful watch of both the bartender and waiter, not a detail was missed and all our needs were anticipated well before we realized their need.
Always perfect. Foos ,service., it’s my go to time and time again. Well done Caribou
Limited staff, miss the bar, the food was just ok.
The food and ambiance at Caribou Cafe were good, not great. Among the standard French bistro menu items, the double pork chop was an extremely generous portion, well-seasoned, and cooked just right. However, the special salmon salad of the day was anything but, the usual lettuce and green beans with lots of lox straight from your local supermarket put on top. The service was pretty standard. A decent experience but not wowing me for return visits.
I had the leek and potato soup and the quiche. Both were heavenly. My husband had the Croque Madam and reported it was meh. The chocolate mousse is to die for. Service was fabulous.
Always love dining here. Feels like being in Paris for a brief period of time.
Always delicious food, great drinks and fantastic service.
Great experience. The staff and food were amazing.
Went for my girlfriend’s birthday during restaurant week; everything that could go wrong did when we were trying to get there, but they were incredibly accommodating and kept our reservation and provided exceptional service along with the food. We are absolutely coming back.
The food was delicious and the service was great and I would definitely would go there again.
I have had better meals at Caribou Cafe in the past. The chicken moutarde was a bit overcooked. The sit that I had was a bit uncomfortable. I should have asked to be moved.
I would go back. Prior to the pandemic, I had a wonderful 3 course luncheon there. The entree was steak frites. I hope to return to enjoy that entree!
Absolutely fantastic French bistro food! Great ambiance and staff, will definitely go back!
Restaurant week prix fixe lunch was good rather than very good but the restaurant is pleasant and the staff excellent. Certainly worth a second trip when I am in the area.
Caribou Cafe offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-9535.
Caribou Cafe is rated 4.5 stars by 1384 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.