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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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English first
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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petaluma
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11 reviews 11 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 28, 2014

Great menu, great wine list, great staff. here is where I go to treat my self to a special mean and where I take clients for business dinners. Everyone I take there is always impressed with the food.

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Fairbanks, Alaska
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79 reviews 79 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

Unfortunately we were not as impressed as other reviewers. Rating it as average is not quite accurate - it's not an average restaurant, but the night we were there, the food was really not all that good. The appetizer of lamb cabbage rolls was over seasoned. My salad w/blue cheese and egg and bacon was just too rich. The scallops... More 

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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
6 helpful votes 6 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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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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