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Central Market

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42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002 (Western Avenue)
Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
707-778-9900
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5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 190
    Excellent
  • 74
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Our Favorite and Yours!

This is our go to restaurant for all occasion worth celebrating. The food is creative, fresh, unpretentious and many items come directly from the restaurant's own farm and garden. Their happy hour is the best! $1.25 oysters on the half shell, $5.00 wine and $4.00 beer along with many other... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 3 days ago
Mary S
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Petaluma, California
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Petaluma, California
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is our go to restaurant for all occasion worth celebrating. The food is creative, fresh, unpretentious and many items come directly from the restaurant's own farm and garden. Their happy hour is the best! $1.25 oysters on the half shell, $5.00 wine and $4.00 beer along with many other small dishes to choose from. And don't forget dessert. Last... More 

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Thank Mary S
Las Vegas, Nevada
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153 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Got the chance to eat here after the Super Bowl, and the food quality and service was excellent. We got a special ribeye which was one of the best steaks I've had in a long long time. I was with a friend who had been here before, and I can see why he was happy to go again.

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Thank Tim_Maliyil
Santa Barbara, California
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110 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

First time here, my wife had raved about it and she was right. Wonderful food, I'm still thinking about the short ribs, impeccable, charming service, attractive atmosphere. I don't really want to go back to Petaluma, but if I do I am eating here every night!

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Thank SBpicky
Petaluma, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The wait staff is professional and accommodating. The restaurant is roomy and reasonably comfortable. The problem is the strange combinations that while adventurous, often don't work. Recommend the stuffed cabbage, and short ribs. Stay clear of something that is complex.

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Thank Mrcluttered
Knoxville, TN
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39 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We chose this restaurant based on their menu and philosophy. It was a good choice. All the things we had were good. The menu is sophisticated and yet rather simple, with natural ingredients. It is not cheap, but not extremely expensive either.

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Thank salvadorb2
Petaluma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

Wow, did not know what to expect, place looked fine but nothing special....Service, Food and Atmosphere were all fantastic. Loved the halibut, and the oysters were salty and perfect. Coming back soon.

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Thank Jim A
West London
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164 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2016

I travelled to Petaluma several times with work in 2015 and we seemed to end up back in Central Market regularly. The food was simply excellent. We never intended to eat three courses, but we always did. Staff were friendly, tables well spaced, menu interesting and reasonably priced in light of the quality of fare on offer. I'd be straight... More 

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Thank Jo M
Carvoeira, Portugal
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2015

So this restaurant is one of the best in Petaluma. Supposedly, it is where the whole "slow food" movement began. The food is...well, not to be trite, but amazing. Everything is an adventure, if you're in an adventurous mood. And if you're not, it's damn good. Pricey, yes, but worth it. Oh, and it's not just the food, but the... More 

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Thank SenorJeemz
Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2015

The food is quite good and varied. Hadn't had pig's ears since France and Spain. Delicious. The wine list, however, was wanting. Overall a nice evening with good food in downtown Petaluma.

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Thank TheVirginian1946
Doha, Qatar
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2015

Glad we had a reservation for a Tues night at 7:30 because when we left at 9pm it was full. Service and ambiance were wonderful. Kids were happy with their shared pizza and I liked the delicious cauliflower soup. However the beet salad that my husband and I had was fine, but nothing amazing. He also found his most expensive... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002
    (Western Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: 707-778-9900

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Special occasions, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Romantic, Large groups
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?