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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 - 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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  • 169
    Excellent
  • 65
    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
Fresh Fresh Fresh

We showed up a little earlier than our reservation and were seated immediately. The casual atmosphere is as welcoming as the staff. We had: Red jewel beets with baked goats cheese and spicy greens - light, savory and just the right "salad" to start, for us Spicy lamb cabbage rolls... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 27, 2015
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Turlock
Good for:
  • Large groups
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Turlock
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49 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015 NEW

We showed up a little earlier than our reservation and were seated immediately. The casual atmosphere is as welcoming as the staff. We had: Red jewel beets with baked goats cheese and spicy greens - light, savory and just the right "salad" to start, for us Spicy lamb cabbage rolls - wonderfully spiced ground lamb Chicken bomba - a huge... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015 NEW

My family and I loved everything about this restaurant. Probably a good idea to make reservations, although we arrived late and were seated immediately at a table they reserve for walk-ins. Great vibe, atmosphere was a mix of elegant and farm house, although casual dress is acceptable. Service was fantastic. Our waitress apologized that it was a very busy night... More 

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Dublin, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015 NEW

Great dining experience! We came on a Sunday night and were pleasantly surprised how full they were by 6:00 p.m.! Thankfully, we had reservations. Our server was lovely and the ambiance is very enjoyable. Love the open kitchen and prep area. The food is so fresh and well-prepared. This is a true farm-to-table restaurant!

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Calgary, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

The restaurant was quite busy for mid week. We weren't super hungry so we only ordered 2 entrées. We would have loved to have dessert but we stopped at the creamery earlier that afternoon for ice cream. Olives were brought out in addition to bread for the table. The green olives were warm, coated in olive oil, scented with garlic... More 

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Seattle, Washington
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Went here a few nights ago for a special occasion; we were in Petaluma for a workshop. I'd read the glowing reviews but when we saw the restaurant from the outside, we wondered if it would really measure up (kinda plain, corner building in old downtown Petaluma). We needn't have worried! This was one of the best dining experiences we've... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

The service is excellent. The menu is a great variety and tastes so fresh as if it's right off the farm. The chef has got great talent and creates an excellent environment. The food we ordered; Gem lettuce bacon salad, chunky bacon Cabbage wrapped lamb, tasty Butterscotch cream for dessert is a must. Excellent ribeye!!

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

This is a wonderful restaurant serving fresh and local. The owner lives and produces on his own farm, all the fresh vegetables grown there. I think he has his own animals as well. It is literally farm to table. Every time I have been there, the owner/chef comes out and says hello to his patrons and friends. It is a... More 

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San Diego, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

We found Central Market on TripAdvisor and our experience was as good as the reviews.: what you hope to find when you're on vacation and trying new places. The food was fresh, local and delicious, with creative flavor combinations and preparations. The service was very knowledgeable and personal (the chef came by twice.) They even sold us several bottles of... More 

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Concord, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have been to Central Market twice. Each time the food was great, service, and drinks were right on. I would like to return for a third time soon.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

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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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: Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Doing business
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?