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42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002
707-778-9900
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Ranked #1 of 217 Restaurants in Petaluma
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $10 - $22
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Mediterranean, Pizza, Californian
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Western Avenue
Transit: Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
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Sonoma, California
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

This is the 3rd time I've been to this restaurant and if I lived in Petaluma, I would go here regularly. I have never had a bad experience. The only downside to this restaurant that I can think of is it is one large room that can get very noisy when crowded, so conversation can, at times, be quite difficult.... More 

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Lafayette, California
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13 reviews 13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

We were walking around downtown Petaluma hoping to find a restaurant that would serve local food and local produce. When we saw the name "Central market" we thought we were looking into a "Market". The menu listed many dishes looked interesting to us. We peeked inside. It was dark and the time was 4 pm. Then we noticed the sign... More 

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Petaluma
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2015

The place was buzzing. The staff was hopping to ensure everyone was served. My lamb chops were divine. Perfectly cooked. My husband ordered lots of small plates and loved them.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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62 reviews 62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The food is excellent and the atmosphere is very good, casual but not too much so. If you are a beef lover, order the short ribs which are superb. The meat melts in your mouth. We also had the lamb which was great. Skip dessert and order a hot chocolate instead. It is rich and DIVINE. The best hot chocolate... More 

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boston, ma
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55 reviews 55 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2014

The bar is fabulous. I have had 6 or so meals here and NEVER disappointed. The ingredients are local, fresh, and the staff's recommendations are right-on. The macaroons are the best dessert I've had my whole life.

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Santa Monica, California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 24, 2014

Four stars for the food, two stars for service. We had a reservation and arrived on time. The staff seemed completely unorganized. We checked in and then the hostess immediately disappeared. Another guy came to the desk and ignored us. After about ten minutes we noticed the hostess motioning to us from clear across the room and pointing to a... More 

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Petaluma, California, United States
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36 reviews 36 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

People were raving on how great this place was. I wasn't impressed. First bring a flashlight, because you won't be able to read the menu. It's either too dark, or the type was too small. Besides that, the food was OK, seared steak was seared on the outside but cold. Not sure if it sat around before coming to the... More 

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Petaluma, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

The food is excellent. The short ribs are a signature dish and are always a go to. The ingredients are all fresh and local. Lovely wine list. This is a very special restaurant!

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Really great food and service. My wife and friends certainly enjoyed their selections. The restaurant also had a great selection of Petaluma Gap wines.

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Little Falls, New Jersey
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50 reviews 50 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Cosy, with high ceiling and central pizza oven and bar, this is the farm to table extreme. The charcuterie is house made from their own farm-raised hogs! Everything was extraordinary, from the professional wine service (the server was spot-on with her reccomendations) to the fresh dungeness crab over polenta to the cave-aged olives.

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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: Mediterranean, Pizza, Californian

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