Best French Restaurant

Bibou

Pierre Calmels doesnt just do right by the classics (escargots, terrines, veal sweetbreads); he shows how fresh contemporary French cooking can be. (Think shellfish bisque with pomegranate seeds, or seared foie gras with a lime-tanged plum chutney.) Meanwhile, his lovely wife, Charlotte, turns the dining room into a home away from home for Phillys French expats.

1009 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA | 215-965-8290 | Website


2011 WINNER, French Restaurant

Bibou

1009 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA

Whether you’re looking for the earthiest escargots, trotters stuffed with foie gras, or skate wing with rhubarb and watermelon radish, the flavors at Bibou are as big and Gallic as Gerard Depardieu. (And we mean that in the best possible way.) Read more »

2010 WINNER, French Restaurant

Bibou

1009 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA

There are BYOBs, and then there are restaurants serving four-star French fare in storefronts that just don’t have a liquor license, like Bibou. Pierre and Charlotte Calmels’s thimble-size Italian Market spot has earned raves locally and nationally (hello, Beard nomination!), and after tasting the bone marrow, escargots, or seasonal specials like melon soup with slivered… Read more »