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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: Breakfast, Lunch

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  • 26
    Very good
  • 1
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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
THE REASON TO STOP AT PETALUMA

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 13, 2015
jeffreyb406
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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130 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

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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Petaluma, California, United States
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11 reviews
8 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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San Francisco, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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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Petaluma, California
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8 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 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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Sonoma, California
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37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

If I want to make sure my breakfast is delicious, I go to Water Street. They make everything I love to make for breakfast and lunch but way better than I can make it. I encourage you to try any quiche with a mocha. Just delicious. Seriously - run over there an try something. Park in the Great Petaluma Mill... More 

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Petaluma, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

This place defines Petaluma. Charming, relaxed, friendly, fun and historical. I cannot say enough good things about Water Street Bistro. Be sure and try their waffles.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2015

I have lived in Petaluma for 23 years. Water Street Bistro is a favorite of mine. The food is always fresha and flavorful. I have never had any bad experienced there with either the for or the staff. Sitting inside or outside is a lot of fun. To-go food also works! Enjoy

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Sonoma County, California
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32 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

After a few months recovering from an illness, some friends wanted to visit and recommended we met at Water Street Bistro. We met for lunch and surprise with the flavorful sandwich. I ordered Chicken Tangine and split the endive & apple salad with my friend. The place is quaint and very relaxing atmosphere. I would come back.

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Petaluma, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Love the various quiches and salads. My husband likes the sandwiches. Sitting outside on the patio is wonderful. Inside is a little tight but the service is good.

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Additional Information about Water Street Bistro

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

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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?