Bibou

 
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1009 S 8th St
Philadelphia, PA 19147

Neighborhoods: Bella Vista/ Southwark
Cuisine: French, Catering, Vegetarian

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Price:
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Bibou 1
December 15, 2009
 

Citysearch Editorial Review

One of the hardest reservations to get in the city is at this elegantly quaint French BYOB, run by gracious Parisian Pierre Calmels, former executive chef at Le Bec-Fin, and his genial Lyon-born wife, Charlotte, whose pedigree was also…

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French Tasting Menu Good For Kids
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  • There’s a free lot next door on 8th Street, where drivers can leave their cars for up to three hours.
  • On off nights, it may be possible to score the two seats at the "bar" without reservations, as long as they're not being held for a couple trying the tasting menu.
  • Pierre buys his fresh ingredients at the Italian Market almost every day and hand-makes almost everything he serves from scratch, which allows him to brag (with humility) that he practically doesn't own a freezer.
  • The earlier dinner hours cater to a retired crowd that probably spends a lot of time on golf courses; later on, a younger, trendier clientele arrives in BMW convertibles.
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Bibou is a small French Byob located in Bella Vista.
Chef Pierre Calmels offers a set menu 7-course for $100/guest. Please advise of dietary restrictions upon reservation.
Bibou is cash only

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  • 11/12/2013 - A diner from Philadelphia, PA tried it, liked it, and rated it 5 stars. They liked the food, liked the service, and liked the ambiance.
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