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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

$$$$, ,
727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
+1 807-628-8588
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Overview
  • Excellent61%
  • Very good29%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“maple salmon” (11 reviews)
“rabbit pasta” (5 reviews)
“pizza” (38 reviews)
Closed Now
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm Hours
CUISINES
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
PRICE
$$$$
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727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
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1 - 10 of 399 reviews

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Always a good inviting way to be greeted entering a restaurant. To your left is an open kitchen featuring a large wooden oven and a busy casual eating area. Entering into the main dining area you are greeted by slick, contemporary booths and tables nicely...More

Thank jnette613
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in, and pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Caribou experience. We do instruct our servers to remove all used cutlery and unwanted plate ware, and unfortunately this was missed with your dinner fork. Thank you for pointing it out and...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

Went the day after Tavares signed with my Leafs to celebrate (I worked on July 1st NHL Free Agency opener), and we were blown away without Craig V being on site. Rest of the staff handled it like pros! Caesar salad were as great as...More

Thank Rink64
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for celebrating the big signing of Tavares with us at Caribou. Please to hear that your experience was enjoyed and memorable. Thanks, Craig Vieira

Reviewed 1 week ago

Upon the recommendation of the staff at the hotel we were staying at, my husband and I tried Caribou for dinner on a recent trip to Thunder Bay. One word summed up our experience: EXCELLENT. Our server was exceptional and our meals were phenomenal. We...More

Thank peabody21
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for coming in. We appreciate your business and trying out the restaurant on your trip. We hope to see you again on your next visit to Thunder Bay. Cheers, Craig Vieira

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had been to the Caribou before but with a group. This time it was a dinner for two. What a perfect evening. From start to finish, everything was excellent. Well seasoned and cooked to perfection. Plated beautifully. Generous portions. Will definitely be back again soon.

Thank Jamie M
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Thanks for coming in and glad to hear you enjoyed your Caribou experience. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Craig Vieira

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We arrived late on Thursday night but received great dinner quite fast. The steak was cooked perfectly medium rare, good quality beef. Wood oven baked pizza was also very good. Even Manhattan cocktails were great. Prices are on the high side but quality and service...More

Thank Stanislaw T
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Thank you for coming in and the kind review. Pleased to hear that you enjoyed your Caribou experience that night. Cheers, Craig Vieira Head Chef/General Manager

Reviewed 21 May 2018

Farm to table serving local Ontario specialities. Chilled salad plates reflect quality service. Delicious maple infused salmon, fresh vegetables, and basmati rice. Butterscotch dessert was over the top delicious and served thankfully in a small demitasse cup. Attentive service. Crisp and elegant decor. We liked...More

Thank wouldsy
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 22 May 2018

Thank you for coming in, not one but two nights! I will pass along this kind review to our staff. We are please that you enjoyed dining here. Thank you, Craig Vieira

Reviewed 13 May 2018 via mobile

My choice of pizza (including the special pizza of the night), a side Caesar salad and dessert all for $25.00. Quite a good deal if you consider the usual price of the pizza alone. Service was great and the food was as good as always....More

Thank Margaret A
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Hi Margaret. Thank you for coming in and taking advantage of this great night. Tuesday's are quite popular, and a casual way of enjoying our restaurant. We are pleased you had a great experience. Cheers, Craig Vieira

Reviewed 12 May 2018

I was actually looking for a way to skip the meal and exit... However my meal showed up and was perfectly cooked with nice flavour. The only objection to the Caribou was the acoustics! My ears are still ringing an hour later... wait staff need...More

Thank Thebogg
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 14 May 2018

Thank you for your review. I am happy to hear that the service and food that evening hit the mark. I do understand your concern on the noise. The restaurant was extremely busy that night. I hope you give us another chance, if you do,...More

Reviewed 7 May 2018 via mobile

What a wonderful restaurant. A local, non-chain place to eat with a menu that changes throughout the year. My fish was perfectly cooked as was my husband’s steak. Desserts were rich and worth every calorie. The wine list was excellent and the service impeccable. Our...More

Thank GECG2013
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 7 May 2018

Thank you so much for your kind review. We are very pleased that you enjoyed your dining experience with us. Hope to see you again next time your in Thunder Bay. Cheers, Craig Vieira General Manager

Reviewed 5 May 2018 via mobile

One of my favourite spots when in Thunder Bay. Love their Pad Thai! Too bad it’s only offered for lunch on certain days. Consistently good food and a go to any time I’m in town.

Thank Viki D
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 5 May 2018

Thank you so much Viki. Thank you for sharing your experience. Cheers, Craig Vieira General Manager

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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, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Thunder Bay District  >  Thunder Bay
  • Phone Number: +1 807-628-8588
  • E-mail
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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