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Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar, Thunder Bay, ON

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

4.8
4.8
335 Reviews
CAN$31 to CAN$50
Contemporary Canadian
At Caribou the surroundings are comfortable and the focus is contemporary cuisine of exceptional quality. Signature dishes created by our Chef include certified Angus tenderloin, cedar plank salmon, black and blue ahi tuna and wood oven pizzas. Our desserts are prepared in-house by our pastry chef. We feature an extensive wine list with numerous vintage wines as well as over 30 wines by the glass.
Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar opened in November of 1999. The menu has been developed over many years of visiting restaurants all over North America and the world. Options represent Italian, Asian, Cuban or any other styles of new and exciting cuisine.
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.

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2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Italian, Steak
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (807) 628-8588
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Craig Vieira
  • Private party facilities
    Private events are available in the dining room during weekday afternoons, weekend afternoons, Sunday and Monday when the restaurant is closed for regular business hours.
  • Neighbourhood
    Thunder Bay
  • Cross Street
    Balmoral and Harbour Expressway
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Balmoral
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 335 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.8
4.8 based on recent ratings
  • 4.9Food
  • 4.9Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Toronto / Ontario

    Contemporary Canadian

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Overall

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Food

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Service

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Ambience

  • Thunder Bay

    Best Value

  • Thunder Bay

    Good for groups

  • Thunder Bay

    Healthy

  • Thunder Bay

    Neighbourhood gem

  • Thunder Bay

    Good for special occasions

  • Thunder Bay

    Lively

  • Thunder Bay

    Most Booked

335 Reviews
  1. Meaghan

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Everything was great. We’ll be back. Thanks so much!

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  2. DavidH

    Chicago

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Went there on Mother’s Day. Great service, delicious rabbit pasta.

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  3. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Dinner at the Caribou restaurant is simply the best experience that this city has to offer. The food was skillfully prepared with great attention to detail from its talented cooks and chefs. The service was exceptional from the experienced and knowledgeable wait staff with a focus on making our evening amazing. There is no doubt that this is the best restaurant choice for anyone hungry for apps, desert, or a fantastic meal.

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  4. Karen

    Minneapolis

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We visited for Mother’s Day. We were pleased to see there was a special Mother’s Day menu option. Our server was lovely and was able to answer questions. Although it was a busy day food came out quickly and larger portions than expected! The manager came over to ask how our dinner was. We appreciated all the small details that went into making this occasion special for myself and my mom, we will definitely be back

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  5. AmyB

    Toronto

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mike our server was great. Drinks were always filled. We received complimentary Presecco for Mother's Day. Dinner was delicious and so was dessert. Thank you to all the staff for another fantastic outing.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food and service was great! Restaurant was on the noisy side

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  7. RandallM

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 7, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tuesday evening a "fixed" menu is available, a well thought out offering, at great value. Selections from the main menu are always superlative in preparation and presentation. A recommended dining experience.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a wonderful experience at Caribou. Sometimes a little too loud

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing, service was impeccable. Only drawback was how loud it was. Hard to hear my friend talk.

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was amazing always smiling and lots of conversation. The food was a 10/10 we shall return😃

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We’ve always enjoyed our meal at Caribou.. the service, Mike, was fantastic and went over and above to make our culinary experience exceptional …. The food was 10 out of 10. We look forward to our return

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was easy to get into, greeted at door, were seated at bar as table not ready, only 5 minutes later were seated at table, our waiter was very good, food and drinks were great, will be going again

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  13. Mamaof4

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went on a Thursday evening for the all inclusive menu. The food was delicious and the service was outstanding. It is a bit loud in there as the tables are close together.

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  14. GailP

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an early reservation at 5 and requested a quiet table so were seated in a booth in the corner. We were glad we did as when it filled up by 7 it got very noisy. The service and food was excellent and good value for the special mid week menu

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  15. jackieb

    Minneapolis

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 23, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food. We all chose the pri fix Italian menu but each chose a different entree. Amazing!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and service were excellent. We received our appetizers quickly and our mains and desserts came out with near perfect timing. Our waiter was attentive but not overly enthusiastic. The only thing that would have made the experience better would have been if our table was a bit larger and not up against a wall. It was a Saturday night and reservations for two, so I can understand seating everyone can be difficult during busy times.

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  17. JonF

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 18, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was very good with the server being very attentive, but not bothersome. The food was very promptly delivered and was very flavourful.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I would recommend Caribou SO highly. I’ve only been a few times but it’s been incredible food and fabulous service every time. The prices are a little high but it’s absolutely justified by the quality of the food, speed of service and general feel of the restaurant and the staff. It’s wonderful!

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  19. ChristineK

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service, always! My only complaint is the room is very noisy...maybe some acoustic tile or some partitions might help

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  20. DonnaC

    Manitoba

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was a wonderful Anniversary celebration and probably the best experience to date. Thank you! The Salmon with pomegranate salsa and strip loin specials were awesome.

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  21. Tony

    Toronto

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely perfect. Fantastic steaks. Great service.

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  22. Topchef

    Toronto

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had Caesar salad smoked salmon and scallops with fettuccine and it was delicious and tiramisu for dessert !! We really enjoyed our meals

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  23. SCOTTS

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great Food Great Service Always have a wonderful night out at the Caribou

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  24. Dthomas

    Tallahassee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to the Caribou for their Trattoria 4 course menu. The food was excellent. We had the gnocchi and the Italian sausage . Both were first class. The waiter was the manager and he was attentive and engaging. The tiramisu was fantastic. The noise level is high but the food and service is well worth it. One of the best restaurants in Thunder Bay, we will be back.

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  25. LauRyy

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 6, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Truly enjoyed one of their wood oven pizzas and Piri Piri Chicken. As usual, the food was great. The service was friendly. The timing of the meal was perfect. Thank you for a great meal.

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  26. KenW

    Calgary

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 5, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great evening with a great meal and good choice of wine. The acoustics could be improved as the noise levels can be quite high with a full house. Waitress we had was very good helping us in all our questions during the evening.

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  27. Hopkins

    Las Vegas

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service, as always. Quite busy and loud when we arrived but got better as a few tables cleared.

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  28. DonnaP

    Manitoba

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined here once again to enjoy their special Italian Menu. Great food. Great service . Xaina was our server. Attentive, professional, friendly and knowledgeable. Caribou Restaurant never disappoints.

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  29. Anne

    Toronto

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Salad was tasteless Bread was dry - no butter or oil provided Main course was extremely greasy dessert was ok

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  30. DonnaP

    Manitoba

    38 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went for their new Italian meal special. Excellent food. I love the options you can choose from. Carter was our server and he was great! Knowledgeable, friendly, and attentive.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a wonderful experience my family and I had the other night. We came in to try the new Trattoria menu and wow was it ever awesome! Our server Carter was so welcoming and hospitable. He recommended that I try the tagliatelle pasta with smoked salmon and scallops in their vodka cream sauce. The dish was fantastic. Everyone greatly enjoyed their night. Very welcoming staff and environment. Highly recommend.

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The wait staff was very good. The food was delicious. Our experience at the restaurant tonight was great.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a great meal. Servers are always happy and know the menu inside and out.

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  34. KellyG

    Toronto

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an awesome dinner at Caribou. Our server Kiel was fantastic and dinner was delicious. We all had the Prix Fix menu and each dish was presented well and was very good. The only challenge at Caribou is the noise level which was high. Highly recommend overall!

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  35. TamaraM

    Minneapolis

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service as always, we were just placed in the center of the room and it was SO loud. Next time I’ll ask to be seated on the perimeter (we will be back next week - love this place though)

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  36. RobertB

    Naples

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very welcoming restaurant, staff is excellent and always willing to please. Excellent service, a fantastic menu, food and food presentation is above par. Caribou is one of our favourite dining restaurants.

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  37. JoyG

    Naples

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our waitress was exceptional. Always checking in on us to see if we were ready to order. Food was amazing and the portion was perfect. It was quite noisy once it filled up.

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  38. Thebigmoo

    New Orleans

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went to the Caribou Restaurant & Wine Bar tonight to try their new midweek trattoria menu. It was well worth the trip. The flatbread was delicious, the ceasar salad was great as usual and our entrees were outstanding. When we arrived, I asked our server (Fabulous server) if I could have a little taste of the cheese sauce that was to be served with the gnocchi since the menu indicated there was Gorgonzola in it and I don’t care for it. To my surprise he told me the dishes were made to order and I could order it without the Gorgonzola. I did just that and it was so good. The sauce was really delicious and the gnocchi was light and pillowy. We finished off with Nutella semifredo which we were really too full to eat. This price fixe menu was between $38 and $42 for full size four course servings (2 choices for salad and desert and Four choices for entree). Absolutely delicious and can’t beat the price!

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Toronto

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love Caribou! Excellent food and service. The only downside is the volume. Quite loud in the dining room, but worth it!

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  40. JohnL

    Toronto

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    amazing - everytime. food was next level and we felt appreciated from the moment we arrived.

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FAQs

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (807) 628-8588.

Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar is rated 4.8 stars by 335 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 p.m.


Booked 8 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Caribou Restaurant + Wine Bar

727 Hewitson St, Thunder Bay, ON P7B 6B5

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Balmoral and Harbour Expressway
  • Neighbourhood
    Thunder Bay
  • Hours of Operation
    Dinner Tue–Thu 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
  • Price
    CAN$31 to CAN$50
  • Cuisines
    Contemporary Canadian, Italian, Steak
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Private Lot
  • Public Transit
    Balmoral
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Craig Vieira
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Vegan, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (807) 628-8588
  • Private party facilities
    Private events are available in the dining room during weekday afternoons, weekend afternoons, Sunday and Monday when the restaurant is closed for regular business hours.
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