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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

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$$$$
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
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727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, Ontario P7B 6B5, Canada
+1 807-628-8588
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17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Thu - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 23:00
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016 via mobile

Went for a quick family dinner. Had the 4 cheese pizza and the fig and arugula pizza. Very good. Service was great. He was very attentive and checked in with us often. We ve never had a bad meal here

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Thank Joe__Brun
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in! Glad to hear the pizzas were very good and the service was great! See you on your next visit, Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar More 

Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

I went there with my family and the food was excellent . The atmosphere is warm and inviting. Can't wait to go again.

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Thank purplepurplegramy
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Were excited to see you on your next visit! Cheers, Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar More 

Canada
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54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2016

We headed to Caribou on a snowy night because it was close to the Holiday Inn Express where I'm staying. I was with three friends who have been there before and they had said that they enjoy the food but that it can be loud. I guess because it was so snowy it wasn't packed so I the noise level... More 

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Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the positive feedback! I will pass it along to the rest of the staff. See you next time you are in town, Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar More 

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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 February 2016 via mobile

First time visit. Our server was excellent however $48 for a seven ounce steak and small portion of mashed potatoes was ridiculous. Both our steaks were very undercooked. I would have rated lower however the server was very gracious and apologetic despite it not being her fault. Drinks were comped but overall this was not my favourite outing.

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Thank Maria R
Thunder Bay, Canada
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

From start to finish, everything tastes amazing. It's our favourite place to eat. Excellent service and atmosphere.

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Thank L M
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the kind words. Glad to be your favourite place to eat! Jeff Hupka Caribou restaurant + Wine Bar More 

thunder bay ontario
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92 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

Bread had obviously been cut a few hours before serving. Dry on the cut edges. Waiter moderately attentive. Food good, but not up to previous standards. Information on ingredients allergens not the most reliable, you need to ask the waitstaff to go back to the kitchen and check it again before you trust the information. This used to our favourite... More 

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Thank elsier33
Thunder Bay, Canada
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149 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 December 2015

We really enjoy coming here. We always have an excellent server, we never feel rushed and we have a favorite table that if we request they usually manage to accommodate us. The food is consistently great and when we ask our server to recommend a nice wine we are never disappointed. I really enjoy the Caesar salad and my husband... More 

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Thank deborah t
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks Deborah, We look forward to having your table ready for you on your next visit! Jeff Hupka, Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar More 

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9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2015

We were looking for an awesome steak dinner and they definitely delivered. We had to be out in an hour to make the movie and the server made sure we were done in time and enjoyed our meal. I had the Mojo Sirloin and my wife had the Porcini Filet which were both done exactly as we liked. We would... More 

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Thank Sean I
Thunder Bay, Canada
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2015 via mobile

This was always one of my "go to" restaurants where I knew I would get a great meal and service to match. Recently the meal felt rushed and the presentation was lacking (my sea bass was swimming in an abundance of oil). The service was also slipping a bit with wait staff that would rather talk to each other then... More 

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Thank Steve C
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Hi Steve, We appreciate the feedback and greatly value our guest experience. I have addressed these issues with our staff to prevent them from happening again in the future. We strive for consistency and want every visit to be a positive one. Hope to be in your top 5 again soon, Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar More 

Toronto, Canada
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2015

We visited the restaurant when we stayed overnight at HIE. We had Salad, Pizza, and dessert. The food was very good. Especially the dessert was outstanding. Great place to have dinner.

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Thank rollingstone46
Caribou_Restaurant, Manager at Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for coming in, we appreciate the feedback. Glad you enjoyed your experience! Hope to see you next time you are in town. Jeff Hupka Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Wine Bar, Canadian, Contemporary, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Parking Available
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups
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
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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