Monday, July 14, 2014
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Bibou
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Address:
1009 S. Eighth St.
Philadelphia , PA 19147
215-965-8290
Neighborhood: South Philadelphia
Parking: Street and municipal lot parking only.
Handicap access: No
Cuisine type: French
Meals Served: Dinner - Wed., Thu., Fri., Sat., Sun.
Style: There's a reason wine lovers clamor for reservations at this cozy South Philly BYOB: Pierre and Charlotte Calmels have created an intimate destination for personal service and soulful French bistro cooking from a master chef with haut-cuisine cred. Adventure eaters thrill to the game birds, stuffed marrow bones and bountiful foie gras, while more reserved diners will remember the braised meats and perfect fish. The Sunday $45 prix-fixe bargain is a perfect introduction to what is already one of the best four-bell values in town.
Specialties: (Menu changes often) Escargots; sweetbread terrine; crab salad with avocado remoulade; arctic char gravlax; stuffed marrow bone; foie gras-stuffed pig's foot; pig's ear terrine; black bass roulade sauce Joinville; skate wing; poached dorade with rosemary emulsion; seared foie gras with foie gras crème brulée; braised veal cheeks over turmeric spaetzle; lamb chop with lamb Pithiviers; roasted partridge; floating island pyramid with almond praline and goat's milk crème anglaise.
Alcohol: BYOB. Think French, and bring the best your cellar has to offer.
Hours: Wednesday, Thursday and Sunday, 5-10 p.m.; Friday and Saturday, until 11 p.m.
Reservations: Recommended
Prices: $$$