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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.

Dinner Wed.-Sat.
  • Parking lot
  • Dress code: Casual
  • No Credit Cards
  • Reservations suggested
  • Romantic setting

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Bibou, Philadelphia, PA

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 $100 tasting menu with two seatings per night. The offerings might include cured marlin over marinated heirloom carrots, foie gras crème caramel with pumpkin bread, and braised rabbit ravioli, with a hot fig soufflé for dessert.


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