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!
Goat Cheese Salad - Spinach
Fig Dressing - Sour Dough Toast
Service was 5 star great. The salad was fabulous. The French beer was excellent. Unfortunately The pork was fatty. I will eat pork fat if crispy but the pork was only medium which is great for the meat. Not so much for the fat. The perfiteroles were to die for! Slice and filling with Vanilla ice cream. Covered in fudge sauce.
A fine resteraunt week menu and very good drinks.
Excellent food, good drink choices, attentive staff. Great location and selections you don't find everywhere else. Had fixed price restaurant week selections of escargot in puff pastry, scallops, and profiteroles. It was like being in Europe without the trip.
This is a very quaint and comfortable French sidewalk café. Great ambience, great menu, and great service. I’ll definitely go back again.
We had a gift certificate and will be back! Thank you for a delicious meal, wonderful service, good value.
SO happy to be in a safe place enjoying great food with someone I love!!!!
It was nice to be remembered after being here 3 weeks ago
The food was delicious
I had something different as did my husband and we loved our meals
If I could give a negative rating, I would. From the poor service, to the quality of the food, I would not recommend. The owner should spend less time traveling and more time supporting and training his staff.
They Forgot us a few times
Didn’t deliver appetizer before Prix fixe
We had six people handling our table
Food good tho a bit overpriced
Waited 30 minutes w/o bringing check
but I would try them again maybe an off night
Cute spot with very french bistro feel. Specialty drink I ordered was very good and the food was flavorful - I had the pork chop which was cooked just right and the sauce was very flavorful. My date had the salmon which had a great light and fresh taste. Service was good.
Online advertising states (in two place) that happy hour is 4-7 pm DAILY. When arriving at 5 pm, was told there is no Happy Hour on Fridays. Asked if they would honor their ad, waiter said “it’s out of my hands.”
Food was good, not excellent, (haricovert overcooked to olive green and mushy), and “Irish coffee” had no whipped cream, but cost $11.50. (We forgave this since it is after all a FRENCH bistro).
Have been going to Caribou for many years, — so happy to be out after 15 months of no city dining, and glad this was where I chose to resume. I know it will be up to standard soon.
a favorite place of mine!! The food (moules frites and flatbread, specifically) are DELICIOUS!!! A great spot for pre-theater dinner too!
Cute place. Great staff. Food so so. Salty French onion soup. Dry steak in the “cheesesteak”. Tasteless crepe.
Cheese plate was good. Lemon cake was delicious. Rosé wine suggested by waiter was very good! Question about recommending to a friend is a difficult question. I’d recommend for drinks and appetizers. Or happy hour.
This is my third time back in a restaurant since Covid shutdowns began. We sat outside. Our food was delicious; a waitstaff was excellent. This is a go to restaurant that you can count on.
Friendly accommodating staff. Loved my quiche and salad
The food was very good, the service was excellent and the wine list was reasonably priced
Always a memorable dinning experience
Noise level bad because we ate outside.
Always an enjoyable experience!
We come to the Caribou Cafe almost every time we visit Philadelphia- Our favorite restaurant by far :)
Very positive! Special lunch menu perfect for a delicious but very calorie-heavy lunch! Service outstanding!
Food and service was great! The waiter made sure we were taken care of. The staff was helpful and friendly.
It was a pleasure returning to one of my favorite Philadelphia restaurants, for the first time, to celebrate being vaccinated! The food remains delicious, the waitstaff were great, and I and my friends hope hard that Caribou thrives for years to come.
I ordered the croque monsieur and a cocktail. The croque was presented as a ham sandwich on lightly toasted white bread without gruyere nor bechamel. The frites were cold (as they were clearly previously frozen. The cocktail was weak and watery. It was a terribly disappointing experience.
Great all around experience !
Caribou cafe is the cutest little hidden gem in center city! I love coming here because it reminds me of the cafes in Europe. The staff is so friendly, great service, and the food is amazing! They have a great happy hour too! Can’t recommend this place enough.
Simply the top French Bistro in Center City ... great for luncheon and supper!
The rack of lamb was great, so were the sides. Could have been hotter, the only real problem. Funny, the restaurant was not busy so don’t understand why food not hotter. Our server Cory was terrific. He was so nice & helpful. Anything we asked for we got right away.
Cool ambiance. Had reserved outdoor dining on Open Table but when we arrived, staff told us you couldn’t reserve outdoor seating...first come first served...? Front of restaurant opened up, though, so we felt comfortable eating inside. Food was good - French onion soup and profiteroles were excellent. Staff were friendly and attentive.
Great ambiance and menu. French onion soup, peasant board, lamb burger, and mussels were all amazing. Two of us had the stuffed pork loin, and while cooked perfectly, found it fatty. Bread, cocktails and desserts were all top-notch. Great night out.
I ate early 5:45 because I had an early day the next day. I chose the Prix Fixe menu; lamb chop cassoulet with The Rouge Bordeaux, mixed green salad, and vanilla ice cream profiteroles. The service was excellent, Kai server, Corey behind the bar. The food was very good and fresh. I asked what the “signature” dishes were...cassoulet, beef bourguignon, and steak frites...however, the server said ALL the dishes were good. No specials on the menu. The cassoulet looked dry when served, but under the wonderful crust it was moist and lamb falling off the chop. Portion was perfect for me. Fresh bread was also served with the meal.
Profiteroles were very good...maybe a bit too much chocolate(who says that?) I did not use the restroom. But, overall the restaurant was very clean and I was way too early for “ambiance”. Good music playing. Digestif was sambuca and decaf. Would have liked another digestif, but sambuca worked! Wonderful overall dining experience. I will go back.
Delicious and relaxing as always!!
Great food - server Kelsey was lovely, as was the bartender
Food was good. Service was excellent. Very accommodating and attentive.
This restaurant has been a good for 20 years- food, service and ambiance are delightful.
Food was very good, salad, beef bourguignon, and chocolate soufflé. Service was very good, and I enjoyed that it was not crowded and tables were very well spaced out.
Great bistro style food and ambiance, friendly and attentive staff. Décor is interesting, in line with the French feel.
My Crouqe Madame was good (their take did not include the classic bechamel sauce). My friend ordered a lamb burger. That was excellent.
We're going to try them again.
As always, everything was delicious! The octopus salad and Tarte Tatin were spectacular.
Really enjoyed the food. Service was excellent. Knowledgeable servers and super attentive. Had the Moules Frites and a Salmon special. Delicious. Cocktails were great and dessert was housemade. Lovely spot. Felt like Paris!
From the moment we sat down the wait I forgot to give us menus not even a menu to scan he didn’t take our entrée order we had to remind him that he needed to take our Andre order he also forgot a couple food items such as an appetizer and kept getting our drinks and correct
Caribou Cafe offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 625-9535.
Caribou Cafe is rated 4.6 stars by 1322 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.