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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
11:30 PM
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Caribou Cafe

4.2
750 reviews
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$30 and under
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French
Top Tags:
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Cozy
  • Neighborhood Gem
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!
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
French, Wine Bar, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:30pm;
Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:30pm;
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Phone number
(215) 625-9535
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
12th Street
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Entertainment
Friday and Saturday Night 8:30-11:30pm
Original Jazz trio
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Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cafe, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 750 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Enjoyed fine dining at this restaurant, main course and dessert delicious.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

Usually like this restaurant - this time the food was rather tired and they ( and I ) forgot the desert included in the Restaurant Week menu

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vipEatinout (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 22, 2018

We went there for Restaurant week. What a huge disappointment.
I used to eat here frequently many many years ago, and then stopped. I couldn't remember why. So when it was featured on a news show about Restaurant week, we decided to revisit it. The 2 courses we could choose were escargot in a puff pastry and lamb shank. The dishes looked beautifully plated and were cooked well, but had ABSOLUTELY NO TASTE! It is more than odd to have no flavor to lamb. The dishes didn't taste bad... just tasted like nothing. What a shame. I hope I don't forget next time why I stopped dining here.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

We took a stab at French for restaurant week and it was little different. Our waiter's were amazing and helped us out on the "go too" dishes to try out. I ate octopus for the first time , which was pretty good. The only thing is that the French drink a heavier than I do, so when we ordered drinks, they didn't have anything "fruity and girly" (so to speak). It was a lot of whiskey and wines that I don't drink. The restaurant was nice and everyone there was very welcoming.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

the menu items were way overpriced. We were completely dismissed when we raised a concern to the bartender about an abnormal amount of “sediment” at the bottom of a wine glass. We will Never go to this restaurant again. It’s overrated.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

At Caribou Cafe for Restaurant Week. Great find! Good menu selections, quick, friendly service in an old cafe atmosphere.

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vipJumbo (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

A great place to go for lunch or dinner before going to the theatre.
The location is excellent as it is very near all the main theatres.
The wait staff is extremely friendly and very efficient.

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DanKo (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Food, service, and general experience were excelent

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lynno (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Great food and the best dry martini that I have had in a while! The service is just right: attentive but not intrusive. Easy going atmosphere and good lighting for a relaxing, enjoyable dining experience. A favorite for a quick lunch at the bar or a pre-theatre meal in a cozy booth.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Went here before a show at the Kimmel Center during restaurant week-got a prime Friday happy hour reservation and parked in a garage right across the street-waitstaff was great at a really busy time (although we had to ask for bread) but overall was very good-I had delicious seared escolar (fish)and my date had a delicious lamb shank over pasta-I would return and recommend to anyone.

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vipFGOL (New York Area)
3.0  Dined on January 19, 2018

Specifically when there for restaurant week lunch.
The service was excellent.

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Cbdance (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

The soufflé was more of a store bought molten cake than a homemade soufflé.

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Betsy (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on January 17, 2018

Good restaurant week selections. Attentive service.
Bathroom sink needs some attention.

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Howie1132 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 16, 2018

We went for lunch during restaurant week. The value was outstanding. The food is always excellent and today was no exception. You really feel like you’re in Paris when you go to this restaurant. It’s just a lovely place all around.

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OpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

It was easy to find on Walnut Street. Off street parking is around the corner on 12th street. A short walk.
They have a beautiful bar. The people I was with liked the cocktails and beer. Desserts were very good. The dinner we chose was Fish. It was good! The restaurant had a nice atmosphere.

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