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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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Tuesday
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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: Breakfast/Brunch

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  • 28
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 1
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
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
Lovely Surprise. Recommended by Visitor Center

When I asked the attendant at the Petaluma visitor center for someplace to have lunch that was unique she wholeheartedly recommended the Water Street Bistro. The website didn't give us a lot of confidence but we decided to try it anyway and we are so glad we did. It is indeed like a trip to a... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 21, 2015
HawthorneHotelGM
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Massachusetts
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Massachusetts
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015 NEW

When I asked the attendant at the Petaluma visitor center for someplace to have lunch that was unique she wholeheartedly recommended the Water Street Bistro. The website didn't give us a lot of confidence but we decided to try it anyway and we are so glad we did. It is indeed like a trip to a small bistro in France,... More 

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Petaluma, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2015

Yummy country French food. Always fresh and high quality. Inside seating is casual and comfortable….outside, on a lovely day, you have a view of the Petaluma River. I lovely little treat.

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CA
Top Contributor
129 reviews 129 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

We, like many other locals, are regulars at Water Street Bistro. It is our favorite place to have lunch in Petaluma, especially when we can sit outside. The owner/chef is always there and it shows. She uses some local and organic products and most of the menu changes daily. Everything is delicious and it feels like you have gone to... More 

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Petaluma, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

Owner and staff are warm and wonderful Take off on great French cooking, Many choices Wonderful setting.

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santa barbara
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52 reviews 52 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

New to town I asked someone what was their favorite restaurant. Water Street was on the top 5 and I understand why. Great comfort food, homemade with love. I had the tomato basil soup, which came with a delicious roll, and it was one of the best I've had and I tasted lots. I also had the spinach salad which... More 

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Petaluma, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

The salads and daily quiche are always my go to order. I love the fresh produce, yummy. It's my favorite on a nice day to sit outside with a view of petaluma river.

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Renton, Washington
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

I couldn't decide what I wanted so the gal at the counter said, "These aren't on our board yet, but here is a savory baked french toast with goat cheese and sausage, and here is a sweet baked french toast." It was a tossup, but since I never order something sweet for breakfast I went with the "traditional" french toast.... More 

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Saddle River NJ
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237 reviews 237 reviews
129 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

Locals love this place, and we were directed here as the place we wanted to go to was closed. Pleasantly surprised with trout on the menu for lunch, as well as many sandwich and salads. The bread was excellent, the kitchen was hoping there is outside dining as well as tables inside, the only drawback the bathrooms are outside in... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2014

We'd read so many good things about this restaurant so last week a friend and I decided it was time to find out for ourselves. The other reviewers did not lie. Very cute, unpretentious, small restaurant with delicious food. I had the chicken salad sandwich on scrupulous bread along with a green salad. My friend had a pear and apple... More 

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Petaluma
Top Contributor
68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Well presented, delicious food...no matter what your prerequisites you can find something to satisfy. Cozy vibe to the place, with service to match.

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?