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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

) #3 of 239 Restaurants in Thunder Bay $$$$ , ,
727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
+1 807-628-8588
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Overview
  • Excellent59%
  • Very good31%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“maple salmon” (10 reviews)
“rabbit pasta” (4 reviews)
“pizza” (31 reviews)
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CUISINES
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
PRICE
$$$$
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Service
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LOCATION
727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
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Reviewed 17 June 2016 via mobile

We have frequented the Caribou 2-3 times p.a. for the last 12 years. The quality of food and menu choice has always been good. Value is still fair if not quite as good as before and atmosphere is most enjoyable. What sets it apart is...More

Thank ToodleooCaribou
Reviewed 3 June 2016

To my mind, this is one of the best restaurants in Thunder Bay, and on par with great restaurants across the province. Great food, attentive service, and while it's not cheap, it's certainly good value for the taste and quality.

1  Thank Colwit
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Thanks for the kind words, Glad you enjoy the Caribou Experience! See you on your next visit, Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

We visited the restaurant for dinner after my son's graduation. The staff were very friendly, the service was great and the food was great. There were 4 of us and we had pizza, pasta and salads. I would recommend this restaurant as a good place...More

1  Thank Katy_An_D
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Thanks for the recommendation, See you on your next visit to town! Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Reviewed 1 June 2016

The Caribou Restaurant wrote the manual on how to satisfy all of the customers senses. The experience starts with the formal greeting, quick seating and delivery of beverages. Once our order was taken the pace of the appetizers, main course, drink refills and dessert was...More

1  Thank jphyllis2016
Reviewed 1 June 2016

Stopped in for lunch and had a great Chicken Caesar salad. Wonderful friendly service. I find the noise levels off the chart for conversation. They should add sound baffling panels like those found in a recording studio or radio station booth. They can be very...More

Thank Brian H
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2016

Thanks for the feedback, Glad you enjoyed your lunch! See you on you next visit, Jeff Hupka Caribou restaurant + Wine Bar

Reviewed 22 May 2016

Very comfortable setting. Conducive to couples and friends. Our waitress was very attentive and helpful. Great selection on the menu. Daily special was delicious. Various local craft beers and wine flights available. Relaxed atmosphere. Some seating featured booth seats on the wall side. Not rushed...More

Thank Marty P
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 May 2016

Thanks for coming in! Glad you enjoyed your Caribou experience. See you on your next visit, Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

Reviewed 17 May 2016 via mobile

This is one of Thunder Bays best dining spots . Unfortunately you get kicked out at 2:00 after the lunch seating so they can prepare for the dinner seating. The menu is delicious and most importantly consistant!!! I fine the food fresh and enjoy the...More

1  Thank tbaypaintball
Reviewed 5 May 2016

I sat at the bar while on a business trip and was greeted by the bartender warmly. I ordered the duck on special which was suggested by the server. I am happy to report it was prepared very well and was quite delicious. I enjoyed...More

Thank Davis H
Reviewed 4 May 2016

An upscale restaurant and wine bar. Friendly staff. Worth the extra, especially if treating your favourite lady.

1  Thank nanabijou
Reviewed 2 May 2016

I have had the pleasures of eating in a lot of places in Toronto including Jamie Kennedy's restaurants and others and was happily surprised to eat at Caribou. Elana our server was extremely pleasant informative and welcoming to our special gathering to the point of...More

Thank cmolnarkruse
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Linda M
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Response from Leanne M | Reviewed this property |
Definitely, but I'm not sure there is a kids menu? So if she/he's okay with adult food, I'd definitely bring a 7 year old there.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:00
16:30 - 23:00
Saturday
16:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-628-8588
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Description
At Caribou, the surroundings are comfortable and the focus is contemporary cuisine of exceptional quality. We are a North American bistro providing you amazing food and top-notch service. In our restaurant, we do not stick to just one type of cuisine. Our chefs are inspired by foods and dishes from Italy to Korea, and more. Signature dishes created by Chef Craig Vieira include certified Angus tenderloin, cedar plank salmon, black and blue ahi tuna and wood oven pizzas. To complete your meal, try one of our desserts that are prepared in-house by our pastry chef. In addition to providing a variety of cuisines from an array of culinary backgrounds, we present an extensive wine list that was compiled by our wine expert, Jeff Hupka. At caribou, we are pleased to offer you a wine list chosen for quality and value with exceptional selection. Our list includes an excellent vintage selection of rare and world class wines, as well as over 30 wines by the glass. Our wine philosophy is focused to bring you a great dining experience enhanced with carefully selected wines to complement your meal. If you're in the mood for a variety of wines, try one of our wine flights. Caribou has been listed in "Where to Eat in Canada" for several years running and the wine list has earned the "Wine Spectator Award of Excellence" every year since 2002. For an unforgettable experience, come join us at Caribou for a delicious meal and a delectable glass of wine.
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