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Leon Bistro

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817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
530-899-1105
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9:00 am - 3:00 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: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine
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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  • 65
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
San Francisco Dining right here in CHICO, CA!

Fine dining at it's best. Ann Leon's masterpieces are not to be missed! Every dish is unique and bursting with flavor. The atmosphere and service are first class. You feel like you are dining in San Francisco but the prices are much more reasonable!

5 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
Renee H
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Chico, California
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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Fine dining at it's best. Ann Leon's masterpieces are not to be missed! Every dish is unique and bursting with flavor. The atmosphere and service are first class. You feel like you are dining in San Francisco but the prices are much more reasonable!

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chico, ca
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151 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

With a robust gluten free menu, rich and unique sauces, I enjoy eating at Leon's every few months. The food is extremely rich and flavorful. Presentation is exotic and unique to anything else in Chico. If you are looking for something more than your standard fare, Leons is one of my favorite places in Chico to dine.

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East Sandwich, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2015

While staying in Chico on a business trip I decided to try Leon's for dinner based on good reviews and a menu that included a large selection of small plates. Solo diners, especially at fine dining venues, are often not welcomed with open arms but I was offered a spot at the bar and the waitress was very attentive. The... More 

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Thank Sharon P
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2015 via mobile

Here the food stands out for many other place chef Leon takes it to a whole new level beautiful wines the food stands out as the greatest has she takes Chico and puts Chico on the Map.

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Thank Steve D
Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

Ignore the location and go for the excellent food. The chef knows what she is doing. Everything is good and very fresh. The meat dishes seem to be her specialty but try it all. Oysters too!! The ambiance is nice inside. Good wine list. Service may be slow but very personal.

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Thank debcan282015
Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

very unique menu; always something different; beautiful presentation; we go here for very special occasions

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Visiting our son in Chico AND fine dining? What a treat! When we are in town, we are often grabbing quick food. This time, our son made a reservation at Leon Bistro. It is a small fine dining restaurant in central Chico. It is easy to overlook from the street but don't make that mistake. Make a reservation and taste... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2015 via mobile

Ann is great at truly listening to ur needs and wants. Definitely pricy but it's worth every penny! Love the good atmosphere and service! Will b back!

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2015

I just LOVE the nectarines with bacon onion marmalade. The back room is great if you want to get a group together. The bar is small, but friendly.

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chico, ca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

Many gluten free options, very rich food. Nice wine bar, Leon's is a great place to have a nice dinner while in Chico for couples, family, or business.

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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: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Romantic, Local cuisine

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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?