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Leon Bistro

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French, 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: Dinner, Breakfast, 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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  • 58
    Excellent
  • 10
    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
Best meal in Chico

Fantastic food, creative, talented chef, great service. Dazzles the tastebuds! This is a restaurant that would be considered very high quality, anywhere in the country. Chico is lucky to have this treasure!

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Rick R
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Chico, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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Chico, California
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28 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Fantastic food, creative, talented chef, great service. Dazzles the tastebuds! This is a restaurant that would be considered very high quality, anywhere in the country. Chico is lucky to have this treasure!

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Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

Wait staff Sue and Lizzie made our experience great! We have dined at Leon Bistro for years and Sue remembers everything we like! She is amazing. Lizzie was very attentive tonight and much appreciated. Ann Leon is a master and tonight's meal delivered culinary perfection!

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Local produce, locally sources meats, great wines, selection of excellent beer. If you are alone, sit at the bar. Large portions, good to share. Excellent appetizers, can make a meal of them

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Chico, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2015

I was really excited to try this place out as I have read many great reviews about the chef. Unfortunately everything that was brought out was covered in some type of sauce. Don't get me wrong I love my sauces however it was just over kill. at some point food needs to be able to stand on its own. may... More 

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Chico, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have had the calamari dinner twice and both times it was over the top. My favorite restaurant in town. The price is not inexpensive but well worth it. Presentation great and very fresh ingredients. The atmosphere is very warm.

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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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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
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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
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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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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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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
  • Price Range: $ $
  • Cuisine: French, 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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?