Best of Philly

2010 French Restaurant


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 prosciutto, you’ll know why suit-jacketed Main Liners willingly squeeze into its tiny environs. From the French press coffee to the luxe chir butter, it’s darn near perfect

1009 South 8th Street, Philadelphia, PA 19147; 215-965-8290;