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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/Brunch, 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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Good for:
Romance
Local cuisine

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Visitor rating
  • 52
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
    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
Valentines Day Dinner

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!

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 17, 2015
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Good for:
  • Romance
  • Local cuisine
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
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5 reviews 5 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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62 reviews 62 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015 via mobile

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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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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175 restaurant reviews
152 helpful votes 152 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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109 reviews 109 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 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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California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 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
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

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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Paradise
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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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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: Romance, 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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?