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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2014 - 2018 Winner

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Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Business meetings

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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.
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

One of my go to places for dinner when visiting and I look forward to it. The service was very good as usual. I did enjoy the salad......a very creative Caesar made with Savoy cabbage and broccoli (due to the recent problem with safe Romaine)....More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank MargaretA249
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Hi Margaret, I am disappointed that you did not enjoy your meal. If you happen to visit us again, please address any concerns to the staff and management and I assure you that we will go above and beyond to make it right. We would...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Ate here for the first time in a while, not sure if new ownership but definitely a change in style. Food excellent as usual but no table cloth and tea served in coffee mug. Presentation of dessert quite poor - felt like an inexpensive family...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank elsier33
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am pleased to hear the food was excellent as usual. You are correct on a few things, and misinformed on others. The ownership is the same. You are correct on the more casual feel in the restaurant. This was done a few years ago...More

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Pizza night at Caribou. Whenever I’m in T-Bay on business I always pay a visit to this restaurant. Great service, excellent food, and cozy atmosphere. My only issue is this...this is Canada, and a pint, should be a pint. When did restaurants and breweries like...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank SGBS95
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

I am glad that you love this place, and you get to enjoy Caribou now and again. Hope to see you again soon. Cheers, Craig Vieira

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Excellent place for a business lunch . They can get you in and out without feeling rushed but punctual. Make sure you make a reservation during Nov/ Dec as it does book up fast .

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Bev D
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

The ambiance is very kozy and bright. The food was fantastic- my steak was just perfect as ordered. The place filled up around 6::00 P.M. HIghly recommended for a night out.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank tmkres
Reviewed 22 October 2018 via mobile

I come here every year. The service is exceptional (Shauna is amazing) and the food is a 10/10. The appetizer list wasn’t grabbing me tonight, so I ordered the Rabbit Mafaldine and figured I would get dessert. Best choice! The Mafaldine is delightful. Perfectly cooked...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Crowlberg
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

The Rabbit Mafaldine is one of my favourites too. Thank you for coming in. Cheers. Craig Vieira General Manager

Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Read great reviews and they were not wrong. Easy access and parking. Great service, atmosphere and decor. From the amazing host to the several servers we met. Everyone was exceptional. Menu items were amazing. Wish we could try them all. Had the risotto balls app,...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank ramogon
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 24 October 2018

Thanks for coming in and giving Caribou a try. We appreciate your kind review. Hope to see you again in the near future. Cheers.

Reviewed 19 September 2018

This was a recommendation from a local; from the outside it doesn't look anything and we probably wouldn't have bothered. The food is very good; fresh and contemporary. Decent wine at sensible prices. I probably wasn't in the best mood to review it - it...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Gill C
Reviewed 13 September 2018

I didn't know about this place when I rolled into Thunder Bay. I saw the highway sign for the Keg and thought I'd stop by there (I've been to the one in Ft. McMurray). However, the front desk person at the hotel recommended Caribou, and...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Dave C
Reviewed 11 September 2018 via mobile

Amazing food, shared numerous starters and they were all great. For mains we had pastas, steaks and duck. It was beautiful. The server was very friendly and had great wine knowledge to make outstanding pairing recommendations. Definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone visiting TB. It...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Gaby K
Caribou_Restaurant, General Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 11 September 2018

Thank you for your kind review and choosing to dine with us. We are please to hear that your evening was enjoyable and memorable. Cheers, Craig Vieira

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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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