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817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
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Ranked #2 of 278 Restaurants in Chico
Price range: $10 - $28
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Local cuisine
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations
Description: One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat. at 5 pm.
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English first
Chico, California
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 NEW

Great menu and nice service. My husband and I really enjoyed the meal at Leon's Bistro. We had never been there before and decided to give it a try. Despite not having a reservation on a Friday night we were able to get a table in a timely manner. The service was a bit slow, but we were not in... More 

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Top Contributor
57 reviews 57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 8, 2015

We are so happy we picked the Leon Bistro for a special "date night"! What a wonderful surprise! The base menu is interesting, but the SPECIALS just wow you! Each night there are literally a boat load of specials - each one more tempting than the last ! My husband and I started with the evening special Gnoccis - followed... More 

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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

In anticipation of an upcoming visit to Chico, my son and daughter-in-law made our reservation with little comment or fanfare. (A good friend of their's with a connection to Ann Leon made the recommendation.) There is little about the exterior of this establishment to prepare you for what awaits inside. Neither does the interior decor shout "Fine Dining". The first... More 

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Chico, California
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

One of the few good restaurants in Chico... You will not be disappointed!!! Great ambiance, large portions and a creative combination in each and every plate...

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

My family and I recently went to Leon Bistro for the first time. I had noticed the restaurant front while driving through Chico a few times before. It's rather unimpressive and does little to draw you in; however, once through the door I found myself pleasantly surprised by the warm ambiance and cozy, yet roomy, atmosphere. Our server was very... More 

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Chico, CA
15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Definitely earned their top 3 ranking in Chico, and I would compare this to some of the best in San Francisco. Creative, high quality food with excellent service and pleasing atmosphere. The only drawback is the outside appearance.

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Berkeley, California
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This restaurant was such a special treat, I'd find myself re-routing our next trip from the Bay Area to Oregon just to be able to stop here again. We were in Chico for business and found ourselves with time for a leisurely dinner instead of the meeting we'd planned. Leon Bistro was a superb choice. The atmosphere--hand crafted booths, gorgeous... More 

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Sacramento, California, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

Ok, Lets start by stating that I travel for work for a living and eat out at least 150 nights a year. I have eaten at some of the best restaurants in the country..... The meal I just enjoyed at Leon Bistro is in my top five EVER. The service was awesome, friendly, and attentive. The hanger steak was perfectly... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

We had the most delightful dinner at Leon Bistro. It was a business meeting and all were impressed with the food and service. Loved it!!

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Laguna Vista, Texas
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 2014

Wonderful dinner and superb service...we just can't say enough!! I think the wines offered are right on point with entrée options. We'll definitely be returning.

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Additional Information about Leon Bistro

Address: 817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
Phone Number: 530-899-1105
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
Cuisine: Bistro

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