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1009 S. 8th St. (Carpenter Ln.) Send to Phone
215-965-8290 | Make Restaurant Reservations | Menu
An authentic touch of France in South Philly.
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Dinner Wed.-Sun.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
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  • Reservations suggested

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Bibou Restaurant Review

: Bibou is the brainchild of chef Pierre Calmels and his wife Charlotte. It’s a tiny, cash-only BYOB that manages to strike a fine balance between rustic and sophisticated French fare. The French-born Calmels, whose résumé includes stints at Daniel in New York City and Le Bec-Fin in Philadelphia, turned over the day-to-day cooking to his chef de cuisine, Ronald Fougeray, to allow him and his wife to focus on their second restaurant, Le Cheri, on Rittenhouse Square. Fougeray, who has worked side-by-side with the Calmels since Bibou opened, maintains the same high standards along with a $45 four-course (great deal) meal on Sunday. The seasonal à la carte menu is available Wednesday through Saturday. Don't miss the tarragon-infused escargots. Feeling adventurous? Go for the braised pig's feet stuffed with foie gras, accompanied by al dente French lentils. If that's too much, a straightforward filet mignon with potato gratin will have you shouting “Ooh la la.” For dessert, a comforting range of fruit crumbles and a fig-and-goat cheese tart are just the ticket.

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