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Central Market

42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002
707-778-9900
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Ranked #1 of 215 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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Salt Lake City, Utah
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11 reviews 11 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2014

The food here is amazing, and the folks in the kitchen are obviously very passionate about their craft. Don't miss their desserts! If it's crowded and you can only get a seat at the bar, do it! For me, this is one of the best seats in the house because you can watch the food being prepared, and you can... More

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Walnut Creek, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

This was our first visit to Central Market last week. Hats off to the Chef/Owner for an awesome experience. Our group ordered a total 5 appetizers, 5 different entrees and 5 different desserts. EVERYTHING was delicious and prepared to everyone's liking. Also the quality and personality of our server along with attractive hostesses who greeted us with big smiles was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 13, 2014

We reserved through Open Table and were seated when we arrived, 20 minutes later at a nice table. Chef/Owner has the advantage of growing much of the fresh food served here, and some of the meats, on his farm. He also has relationships with other farms and the freshness is obvious. Serving staff work well together to ensure all at... More

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Santa Rosa, CA
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

Our party of 4 had a fabulous time. Ordered the pork chop, lamb chops, cabbage rolls with lamb, and a steak and each was perfect. This is close to home and we will definitely return soon.

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Eureka, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

In the Petaluma area there are many nice places to eat but one of my favorites is Central Market. On the outside it looks like an ordinary vintage store front on a busy street…and the inside is a bit eclectic. But its the food that speaks for itself. Farm to table mentality w/ specials and slow cooked dishes make this... More

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Petaluma, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

This is my husband's and my favorite restaurant in town. It's not a place to go frequently, as it is spend, but the food is so fresh and expertly prepared, it's tough not to make the choice to splurge!

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vancouver
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117 reviews 117 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 2, 2014

We were in Petaluma to explore the wine region for a few days . This restaurant was recommended by a local and we were delighted with the outcome. The trout appetizer was excellent and beet salad had a lovely oil mixture on it with feta cheese. I had the beef short rib which was very tasty and filling. My partner... More

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Sydney, Australia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very different decor to what I am use to...... But interesting. Busy but not too noisy. The large oil painted canvases of cows were very interesting. I topic of conversation by all. Food was great. The oysters were just the best tasting I have eaten. I also had the scallops once again wonderful just not enough. 4 is just not... More

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Naples, Florida
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Kind of an eclectic setting which we enjoyed. The food was excellent and the service was the same. Had a very nice wine list and the meals and wine were reasonably priced for what we received. Seemed to be quite a few locals eating there which is always a good sign.

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Carlsbad, California
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35 reviews 35 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I was visiting Petaluma on business and my local colleague suggest Central Market for dinner. It is great. Casual atmosphere yet food that can compete with even the most snooty restaurant. I hate foofy places that think pretension is a desired part of eating. Everything tasted fresh and I was told by my colleague that the owner even grows a... 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: Mediterranean, Pizza, Californian

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