Caribou Cafe

4.4
1252 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Step into the vibrant world of Paris. This 25 year old landmark has brought Philadelphia and its visitors a taste of France in a relaxed atmosphere.
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!
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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always outstanding service

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful food and drink highly recommend! I brought a friend who is from Paris and they can confirm this food reminded them of home!

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vipHawk7
Philadelphia
54 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

One of my favorite Philly restaurant it was perfect dining for our COVID times. I had a table facing the sidewalk under the eaves of thr building. The Croque Mousieur and glass of French Chardonnay was delicious.

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Miam5
Philadelphia
29 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In these stressful times, it is priceless to be able to travel to France by way of delicious food.
The service is wonderful and all precautions are taken in regards to covid19 safety.

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vipJonathanE
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were wonderful as always. Best French Onion Soup in town!

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ToddC
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice lunch spot. Service was great. Food was good. Would go back.

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vipMichaelO
Philadelphia
14 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

very nice mix of traditional French with some modern vegetarian choices

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JamesM
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very authentic representation of a real french Cafe. The food & drinks were excellent

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall2food4service5ambience5

It was Quiet Good had fun food was excellent liqour was not As expected no mule no Ginger beer...Shall Definitely Recommended

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Peter
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Excellent waitstaff and service .
11:30 weekday lunch no wait and very attentive .

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vipDonnaD
Philadelphia
52 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor dining was very pleasurable and safe. I was surprised to see happy hour on Saturday. I had a very generous happy hour Manhattan.

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vipJonG
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall2food1service2ambience4

Classic place, great open air and patio seating, and great music as always, BUT the food was disgusting. Went there for Sunday brunch and the meal was all around gross. OJ tasted old from a can, coffee was weak and tasted like it was from a truck stop, snd the salmon on the Benedict tasted fishy and old. Couldn’t have been more disappointed in the food and the weak service at this popular throwback.

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vipRdrr
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience! 5 of us went to celebrate a friend’s birthday. Service was outstanding. The appetizer was great and totally loved the Amish chicken as my main course. Thumbs up!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great burger!

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staceyk
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved everything about it !!!

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vipBMOSJD
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Kai is always an excellent waiter! He is very attentive and one of the best I have ever had there. Please make him a lead waiter and to train the other ones to be as attentive as he is. There are a lot of places I go to that blatantly treat me a type of way because of my age, way I dress and race. Kai treats me like a first class VIP client each and every time.

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vipBurndoc
Philadelphia
24 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

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vipGrace
Atlantic City
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

One of my all time favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. Great job with the outdoor seating and accommodating everyone while still remaining safe during these trying Covid times. Hands down one of the BEST Escargot ever.

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vipBradW
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Classic French bistro fare done well. Good value. Excellent, friendly service. Love the bar - fine wine list, imaginative cocktails and superb digestif offerings. Very pleasant place to while away the hours.

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Vshayne
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Quaint and cozy. The extensive sparkling cocktail menu was the highlight for me. Cute noshes.

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jermargo
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

It was a very pleasant dinning experience. The only thing that struck me as odd was the music. 80’s pop is not what I’d expect to be hearing as background music in a French Bistro.

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DuncanH
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great Service, given the pandemic going on, seating was pretty well spread out, Food was all exceptional and well seasoned, pork chop was slightly overdone on the outside but middle was perfect. Definitely would come back

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The waiter was lovely and the food was amazing

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Philly17
Philadelphia
9 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I've always been pleased with the food and service at Caribou and this last visit was no exception. Great value, courteous and professional staff and well-prepared, great food.

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JeffreyS
Philadelphia
17 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Most excellent. Seafood crepe to die for. Also best cidre (Aval).

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vipHeresJay
Philadelphia
32 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for Restaurant Week, which gave us a chance to try their food at a great price. Service was excellent from start to finish. The food was great: creative flavors that bring Paris to Philly. We’ll definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Escargot...outstanding! Wonderful service from our server and the chef!

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vipIGBerzinsky
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The Salmon Leek Risotto is amazing as was the seared Tuna on salad app. Lamb Shank was perfectly prepared. Great Evening out for Restaurant week.

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TomW75002
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Fun place. Bad food. My cheesesteak was full of gristle; my partner's lamb was 'gamey.'

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Addy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Restaurant week menu was amazing! Food was very flavorful and cooked to perfection.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing and the service was fantastic!

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PantitaN
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food. Great service!! I had the pork chops and my boyfriend had the lamb shank. They were amazing!! We had really good night there 👍🏼

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Janice1
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went during Restaurant Week and it was great. Ate outside and there was noise from the vehicles on the road but it wasn’t too bad. Service was excellent.

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vipThomas
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We went for Restaurant Week lunch. Terrific value for the money. Food was delicious and service was excellent. Our male server was terrific. He was pleasant, informative and stopped by twice during the meal to check on us.

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vipJoconcord
Charleston
12 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really good food (salad with goat cheese, beets and figs, excellent server, well spaced tables. Good place to break the Covid fast.

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JohnB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Restaurant Week 2020. A noon lunch in a gorgeous space (outdoors) with delicious food and bountiful drink. (The "restaurant week" menu was well crafted with several choices.)
It is a beautiful place.

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BriannahB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was great we had the warm Coat cheese with spinach app and Chilean Salmon entree and escargot app and lamb with couscous for entree and the caramel chocolate souffle cake and crepe with ice creme for dessert.. it was all delicious and filling.

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JohnC
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Corey was a fantastic server who truly cared about this guest’s experience, and the food exceeded expectation. Standouts were the escargots with puff pastry and the salmon with leek and Israeli couscous. Delightful French bistro food. Will return!

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vipJonathanE
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best onion soup in town, and servers are always great!

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vipGregP
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is an authentic French bistro with really delicious food. Someone — or more appropriately a team of people — really know how to select high quality ingredients, prepare them the authentic French way, and serve then elegantly. No detail left unattended and the dishes are consistently exquisite in flavor and presentation. Highly recommended.

FAQs

Caribou Cafe does offer delivery in partnership with Caviar. Caribou Cafe also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-9535.

Caribou Cafe is rated 4.4 stars by 1252 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.

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