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Leon Bistro

817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
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Ranked #2 of 277 Restaurants in Chico
Price range: $10 - $28
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
Sacramento, California, United States
1 review
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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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 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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Hayward, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2014

Two other women friends and I stopped in on a Friday night without reservations. They were able to find a table for us right away, although they did say they were full. Our food was excellent. We had the grilled nectarines and coconut shrimp for appetizers and I had the Salmon Wellington and my friends had the Calimari for the... More

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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014

Fourteen of us gathered for Chef Ann Leon's cooking class. The attendees were seated within arms length of the "kitchen" and were treated to a multi course dinner and Ann's recepies. As each dish was demonstrated we were served by attentive waitstaff and enjoyed eating what Ann prepared and described! Adult beverages designed for the theme were available! Class, food... More

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Chico, California
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100 reviews 100 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

First - the food here is phenominal! Much more than you would expect from looking at it from the outside. The combination of ingredients, flavors and textures are something that you would expect from a high-end Bay Area rest. Second - Understand that this is a fine dining experience. I expect a meal of this caliber to take some time... More

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Nederland, Colorado
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57 reviews 57 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014 via mobile

You can tell that the Chef here was trained by Alice Waters and others as well. The food is very good. I felt Cosseted and pampered by the food and the service. I feel a little bit stylish is a treat when I left. I think you will have the best Chico has to offer.

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Grass Valley, California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Evidently the evening we dined at Leon Bistro there was a serious problem in the kitchen. We waited about an hour for our meal to be served. The waitress apologized several times for the delay, and offered more bread. We did not care to fill up on bread as we anticipated our entree. Once the dinners arrived, we found them... More

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Redding, California
2 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2014

We are very happy that we decided to try Leon Bistro last Friday night. The food was as good as any five star restaurant in Vegas or NYC. I had the rack of lamb; that was perfectly prepared and the flavors were exquisite. My wife had the lamb shank and it was also done to perfection with very subtle and... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

The menu, flavors and presentation (picture-worthy!) are extraordinary! It was difficult to decide what to order, and THEN the waitress described several specials! The bacon-wrapped shrimp (large shrimp wrapped in meaty bacon with a tasty sauce) and the mushroom crostini appetizers were delicious. We ordered lamb shanks and wild calamari steaks…both beyond delectable, and the portions are large. The lamb... More

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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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 28
Cuisine: Bistro

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