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Bistro Bethem

309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
540-371-9999
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Ranked #13 of 343 restaurants in Fredericksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $30
Cuisines: Eclectic
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Stafford, Virginia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2014

I'm not sure why this place has so many great reviews. I met a friend there for lunch today. I chose the chicken parm for $11.00. Since the only thing it comes with is chips (which to me just does not go with italian food) I paid the extra dollar for a side salad. The small sandwich arrived and the... More

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Charlotte, NC
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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

My companion and I decided to get on the road from D.C. and find a place for brunch en route South; this was a serendipitous and wonderful find! We had a custom rendition of eggs benedict with salmon (instead of canadian bacon) accompanied by a dill crema and pea shoots - divine! I am still having visions of the beautiful... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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7 reviews 7 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

We just don't go out to eat that much. So when we do, I truly hate to be disappointed. Learned the hard way. Whenever we are celebrating something special and going out, this is the place. Great food, excellent service, daily fresh changes and surprises to the menu. Also walk across the street to their other place, have not actually... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2014

Hands down, one of the best restaurants in the area! For families or a couple. Food is fresh, local and prepared exquisitely. The atmosphere is second to none. Affordable prices with prompt, attentive service. Do yourself a favor and dine here. You will not be disappointed!.

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Center Moriches
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014 via mobile

If you are driving down 95 through Virginia and you need lunch, do not go fast food. Go to Downtown Fredericksburg and stop there. We happened on this restaurant and are not normally adventurous, but were so happy we did. Lunch menu is small but everything sounded delicious. I will admit, my husband and I only shared two things as... More

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Stillwater, New Jersey, USA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2014

We went to Bistro Bethem for our Valentines diner. The Grilled shrimp were very nice. We had the "Beef two Ways". The hanger steak was very good and the brisket was delicious.

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15 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

The food is fine and the atmosphere is nothing special. It's just good enough but thinks very highly of itself. Go on a Tuesday night for a fun drink special and to avoid the over the hill gang that's trying to show off.

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Tidewater Virginia
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40 reviews 40 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Full of locals on a Friday night and the hostess tried to give us a rather bad table, but after asking to move we settled in and had a great evening. Our waitress was wonderful and made great suggestions, including a very reasonable but excellent wine. My meal was almost fabulous...great lox in gin and pork cheeks cooked 12 hours... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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52 reviews 52 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2014

Finally got a chance to eat at Bistro Bethem and just happened to coincide with Fredericksburg's Restaurant Week. Fixed price ($20.14 for the new year) meal included three courses. Since this was our first time there, not sure if they are always so crowded on a Saturday night. We made an online reservation and were seated within just a few... More

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013

We are locals who really enjoy this owner-operated restaurant in historic downtown Fredericksburg. Bistro Bethem is in the heart of the thriving Fredericksburg restaurant row. Their staff are extremely well-trained -- They have NYC professionalism with southern charm. Menu ranges from the simple including wood fired pizzas and nice cheese platters to nouvelle cuisine with a focus on fresh &... More

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