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Central Market

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Californian, Pizza, Mediterranean
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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

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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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After a beautiful day exploring the hidden roads between Point Reyes, Inverness and Petaluma we were looking forward to a good dinner. Staying at the pleasant Metro Hotel in Petaluma we took a walk into the town's center checking out our options. Reading the menu of "Central Market" we were... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 24, 2015
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Huntington Beach, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Large groups
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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Huntington Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

After a beautiful day exploring the hidden roads between Point Reyes, Inverness and Petaluma we were looking forward to a good dinner. Staying at the pleasant Metro Hotel in Petaluma we took a walk into the town's center checking out our options. Reading the menu of "Central Market" we were immediately inspired and made a reservation. Welcomed by an attentive... More 

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San Rafael, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 221 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015 NEW

One of my favorite restaurants ANYWHERE. Chef Tony is fantastic and is always coming around to see how you are doing. I've had many of the items on the menu, but especially like the crispy pork confit and the raw oysters. I can certainly see why Central Market is #1 in Petaluma! My only complaint is that it can be... More 

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Novato, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

This place is truly unique in their approach to food preparation, appearance of the food, the presentation of it and the quality of the wait staff. Words like awesome jump right into the forefront of my consciousness. My wife and I regularly enjoy grilled salmon and hamachi (yellowfin) collars at home. I thought their halibut collar item looked interesting, so... More 

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New York City
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

My first visit to Central Market restaurant in Petaluma left me with a satisfied feeling and a wish that it had a twin in New York City. There is an extensive menu with offerings in the fish, fowl and meat categories and each category was well represented at our table of four. The steak for two was a generous portion... More 

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London, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I have to say eating out in California is a secret well kept! I am starting on a shouty tour of great food and incredible wines. But central Market deserves a place at the top of anyone's list. I was with a bunch of friends too include foodies and wine noses. Super selection of meat for the carnivores and fish... More 

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Petaluma
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2015 via mobile

Simple local ( mostly organic) food presented artfully. Unusual and delicious melding of tastes. The owner/ chef came out and seemed to visit every table checking on the satisfaction of his patrons. A popular place so make a reservation!

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Boston, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

Wife and I had a great experience dining here during a long weekend getaway. The service was great, and the food was very good. If I had one desire, it would be for a little better wine selection. While the food was not cheap, it was a good value. Portions were filling without being over the top.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2015

Central Market is the Go-to place for my (adult) family. I have been there with friends, couples, work party and alone. it is a comfortable place for everyone (have even seen a few proposals!!!). The food and service is consistently excellent! Local veggies, meat etc!

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Petaluma
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

I do love Central Market, wonderfully situated in the downtown area in a wonderful old building that was redone to make a contemporary yet home farm feel in the space. I think all the chef's brick oven bakes are delicious, my problem with the cooking is that a lot of the dishes seem to rely on bacon to give it... More 

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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015

My husband and I stumbled across this restaurant on our first visit to Petaluma. The owners have a local farm so the food is very fresh, and we were told that some items on the menu change based on what is available and seasonal. We enjoyed a mushroom pizza with the addition of fresh bacon as well as a steak.... 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: Californian, 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: Californian, Pizza, Mediterranean

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Local cuisine, Large groups, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, 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?