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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 - 10:00 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

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  • 161
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  • 64
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 8
    Poor
  • 1
    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
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Just passing thru Petaluma and saw this restaurant on TA. OMG! Sat at the bar on a Monday night because we had no reservations. Most entertaining watching an amazing cook make at least 3 dishes from their wood fired oven. Shown are delicious crispy halibut lettuce wraps, wagu beef skewers, crab... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 28, 2015
Susan P
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Large groups
  • Romantic
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015 NEW

Just passing thru Petaluma and saw this restaurant on TA. OMG! Sat at the bar on a Monday night because we had no reservations. Most entertaining watching an amazing cook make at least 3 dishes from their wood fired oven. Shown are delicious crispy halibut lettuce wraps, wagu beef skewers, crab ravioli, and margherita pizza. Can't wait to come back... More 

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Brooklyn, New York, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 NEW

We decided to go here on a whim and we were thoroughly enchanted. Large open space was lively but not too noisy. Excellent service. The food was excellent starting with the butter and ending with our apple pie. Everything was fresh the drinks were great. Wouldn't hesitate to go back when we are in the area.

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Tolland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

Picked this place off off the great reviews here. Food was excellent, we had the white pizza and chicken bomba. Both were excellent and unique. The decor was eclectic and cool. The only problem was the service, our server was very inattentive, at times I think he forgot about us and the place was not busy. Another negative was the... More 

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Plaquemine, Louisiana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2015

While passing through Petaluma, we decided to eat dinner. I searched TA for the #1 rated restaurant and Central Market was the choice. We walked into a packed dining room with about a 25 minute wait. The hostess asked if we were willing to eat at the bar which led us on an Odyssey that will definitely be remembered as... More 

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Petaluma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The chef, Tony, raises his own pigs to be sure of the finest sustainably grown meat products. The vegetables are all locally grown. The meals are heavenly and the service is excellent. I once asked where the duck on the menu had been raised. To which, Chef Tony replied: "if you would like to meet the farmer who raised the... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Great farm to table upscale restaurant. One of our favorites. They are GF friendly. Make a reservation, they've gotten popular. Good place for a conversation; not too loud. We like the bar seating as well as tables. Good for kids.

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Lund, Sweden
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

Invited here for a special dinner so our host had a reservation. The place was very full. Fresh local ingredients beautifully served. Order different dishes to share since they are more interesting than what one would usually find on a menu.

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Had dinner here on a weekend vacation in Petaluma. We did not have a reservation but lucked out and scored a seat at the bar. The meal and the drinks were delicious and the service was great. I had the skate with asparagus and my boyfriend had the pork chop...both were a hit! It is a pricey place for dinner... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

I went there because it was rated #1 in Petaluma, made a reservation for two and asked for a quiet table. We had a great corner table at the window. It was warm (outside 100 degrees). We ordered two of the specials -- the pork chop and the dorado which the waiter told me he would debone. Both delicious (including... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 via mobile

This well known and highly respected restaurant in Petaluma offers some interesting food selections. Six of us chose a variety of items from the somewhat limited menu. For starters, the highlights were the Watermelon salad, which was outstanding, while the heirloom tomato salad was very good. For main courses, the trout was the best selection. The salmon and the veal... More 

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Additional Information about Central Market

Address: 42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002
Phone Number: 707-778-9900
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
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
Average Prices: USD 10 - 22
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Mediterranean

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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: Local cuisine, Doing business, Special occasions, Large groups, Romantic
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?