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Water Street Bistro

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100 Petaluma Blvd N Ste 106, Petaluma, CA 94952
(707) 763-9563
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7:30 am - 3:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Takeout

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Part of the family

This restaurant is part of the family for most of the city or Petaluma. Think Rick's Cafe but for brunch. Food that is reliable and made with loving care. Love the salads. Won't get a better one anywhere and everything is reasonable priced.

5 of 5 starsReviewed December 31, 2015
SiobhanVesna
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Hong Kong
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Hong Kong
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

This restaurant is part of the family for most of the city or Petaluma. Think Rick's Cafe but for brunch. Food that is reliable and made with loving care. Love the salads. Won't get a better one anywhere and everything is reasonable priced.

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015 via mobile

I'm a local, and this is my favorite restaurant. Need I say more? The citrus crab beet salad is to die for, especially when paired with their current white wine recommendation.

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Thank PetalumaKC
Los Gatos
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377 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 272 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2015

Can see why the Bistro has gotten such great reviews. Had a lunch of a chicken salad sandwich and a spinach quiche with salad and both lunches were delicious, on the healthy side and made with fresh ingredients. Both couldn't have been better. We ordered at the counter and though the interior seating was very cute in its Parisian style... More 

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1 Thank dhen
SF Bay Area
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147 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 144 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

We were looking for a light lunch and picked Water Street Bistro based on its soups, salads and sandwiches. It was a good choice. It is a very casual setting where you order and pay then wait a short time for a server to deliver the order to your table. Between the four of us we had the crab chowder,... More 

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Thank flylikeahawk
Penngrove, California
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34 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

My wife and I love going here. Make sure, though, that you ask for your beverage before your food. Three times now .. twice in a row, our coffees came so late that we were done eating and sent them back. But, the food is good and it's home made, and it's fresh. Best kept secret in Petaluma ! And... More 

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2 Thank Richard G
Ellicott City, Maryland
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159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015 via mobile

Based upon the positive reviews, we decided to stop for lunch at Water Street Bistro on our ride up to Sonoma. Boy, are we so glad we did. In fact, this place may be the only reason to divert to Petaluma. We opted for the soup and half sandwich combo ($10.95). The cream of crab soup and chicken salad on... More 

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1 Thank jeffreyb406
Petaluma, California, United States
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9 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This place feels like a European bistro with down home friendly service. You order at the counter and then food is brought to your table. The salads are unique, delicious and good for you. You can get a REAL cappuccino here. And do not pass up dessert. All homemade.

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Thank Karen C
San Francisco, California
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43 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

The Water Street Bistro is tucked in behind some buildings along a river that runs through Petaluma. It has a cobblestone pedestrian street on two sides, and looks out onto the river. The food and service are good for Petaluma, and must recommend either their Niman beef chilli, or their daily quiche and salad lunches. Both were wonderful and filling.... More 

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Thank Foolfortravel2014
Petaluma, California
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9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

We love the Water Street Bistro. It's great for breakfast, great for lunch, and when it's open at night, great for dinner. Don't expect the usual American breakfast fare, but do expect delicious pastries, exquisite quiche, salmon toast with tomatoes (one of my favorites) and excellent espresso, served with a Valrhona chocolate on the side. For lunch there is a... More 

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Thank Kate P
Petaluma, California
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

You can see everything being prepared in front of you. Wonderful house-made pastries, delicious soups, quiches, salads......yum!!! Breakfast and lunch served. great location over looking the Petaluma River.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 Petaluma Blvd N Ste 106, Petaluma, CA 94952
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: (707) 763-9563

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: French, Seafood
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Monday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wednesday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Thursday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Friday
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Saturday
8:00 am - 4:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?