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Leon Bistro

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817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
530-899-1105
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations
Description: One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat...
One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat. at 5 pm.
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Visitor rating
  • 54
    Excellent
  • 10
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Always a pleasure

Leon's aims to please the palette for foodies and everyday appetites as well. I have eaten there many times and it has always been great, but sometimes the food comes out a bit slow. They have a nice selection of meat and vegetable dishes and a good wine list. Love the art as well.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 13, 2015
DebCan28
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Chico, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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English first
Georgetown, Colorado
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183 reviews 183 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
170 helpful votes 170 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

I was invited to a business dinner meeting that was supposed to take one hour but took twice as long because we had to wait for over an hour for the kitchen to prepare the food. Clearly someone dropped the ball. After the long wait I wasn't impressed with taste of the food. More effort was placed on presentation over... More 

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Chico, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Leon's aims to please the palette for foodies and everyday appetites as well. I have eaten there many times and it has always been great, but sometimes the food comes out a bit slow. They have a nice selection of meat and vegetable dishes and a good wine list. Love the art as well.

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Chico, California
Top Contributor
110 reviews 110 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

A return visit assured me once again why Leon should be on everyone's top five list of places in Chico. An unpretentious entrance in downtown Chico with very convenient and always-available parking opens into a multi-roomed space with seating for dozens of diners. An impressive bar with high ceiling and casual booth seating is available; more intimate and quieter spaces... More 

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Chico, California
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Consistently great experience every time we go! Excellent beer and wine selections. Flavorful food presented in a stunning way. By far the best wait staff who make the experience! This is our favorite Chico dining place!

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We LOVE Leon's! Atmosphere was perfect! We went early(6:00PM) we had the 3 table room by the window to ourselves, (very intimate). The presentation of each Entre' is a work of art. Food is excellent!

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Chico, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

this was our second visit. First, two couples. This time: party of 8. Leon has an ambitious menu. The starters are great example of Leon's overall. Very diverse and somewhat inconsistent. We got crab fondue (good), mushroom fondue ( off the charts good), a special of the day beef marrow and pate with a spread of condiments (pate: great. Beef... More 

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Chico, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

One of the pricier restaurants in Chico, though perhaps the best food in town. We have been several times with out of town guests and have alwas been extremely pleased with all of our meals.

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Chico, CA.
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We ate there for valentines dinner and the food was outstanding as was the service. We had the Calamari steak and it was the best we have had in Chico. The presentaion is imaginative and the flavors are complimentary. Love this place!!!!

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Flagstaff, Arizona
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397 reviews 397 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
157 helpful votes 157 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Must have been short-staffed in the kitchen. Service was pleasant but not as attentive as it should have been for an expensive meal. Food came out in stages after waiting 30 minutes for salad course, and entrees arrived tepid as if they'd been held on the warming table awhile. Beautiful presentation but not the dining experience we had hoped to... More 

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Chico, California
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120 reviews 120 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015

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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: 530-899-1105

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
  • Cuisine: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Romantic

Description

One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat. at 5 pm.
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

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