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Bistro Bethem

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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 89
    Excellent
  • 59
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 12
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuban was excellent, wife liked the salmon.

We have eaten outside in the past but this time it was too cool, so inside for lunch. Chard was oakey enough, Cuban was very good but ask for extra mustard. Salmon over charred Romaine, a little too much sauce so tell them if you are a sauce person. Good lunch for the price.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 5, 2015
yahootraveler64
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virginia
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Local cuisine
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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virginia
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275 reviews 275 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
143 helpful votes 143 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015 NEW

Fortunately we had picked up a pamphlet somewhere that listed restaurants and their hours. If you wish to eat in the historic area and avoid the sports bars and taverns, there are few choices on Sunday nights. We chose Bistro Bethem from the pamphlet and with a look at the Trip Advisor reviews. Good choice! It was all wonderful-the food,... More 

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Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic
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28 reviews 28 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

Very nice colonial restaurant build in the 16 century with wood beens. the food was great, and elaborated. Very good capacity to innovate recipes. Real good service, very nice persons. I recommend it.

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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183 reviews 183 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

Back in FXBG for business and decided to visit Bistro Bethem again. This time I sat at the bar and had awesome service by Kelly and the rest of the staff. They truly believe in customer service. I had to get the Crispy Brussel Sprouts again, but this time I got them as a appetizer rather than a side. What... More 

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virginia
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112 helpful votes 112 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

We have eaten outside in the past but this time it was too cool, so inside for lunch. Chard was oakey enough, Cuban was very good but ask for extra mustard. Salmon over charred Romaine, a little too much sauce so tell them if you are a sauce person. Good lunch for the price.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

As usual had a great meal at Bistro Bethem. Was with 3 others and everyone loved heir meals and head a great time.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2015

We visited Bistro Bethem for the first time today for lunch. We were greeted upon arriving and had a great server. I appreciated that they immediately brought water to the table, and just the way they asked for your drink order, did not make you feel bad for only wanting water. This is a big plus, for those days, when... More 

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Winston Salem, North Carolina
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183 reviews 183 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015

Been meaning to check this place out and glad i did. Had a live band playing some good R and B. The salmon was awesome, but the crispy brussel sprouts were by far the best part of the meal. Though the portions were small i thoroughly enjoyed it. Those brussel sprouts need to be an appetizer. Will return.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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259 restaurant reviews
129 helpful votes 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 7, 2015

We decided to stop in to sit at the bar and enjoy small plates/appetizers and a bottle of wine for the evening, versus the typical "dinner" with entrées. What a great idea! When we got there, there were only 4 tables and 2 seats at the bar occupied in the entire restaurant, so we picked a couple seats at the... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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12 reviews 12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

I'm a little late in writing my review, but we really enjoyed our Restaurant Week dinner. This was our first time dining here and we were really glad we tried it. The place is small, but adorable with lots of interesting art and decor. We went on a Tuesday so there was live music which was really nice and didn't... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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131 reviews 131 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
74 helpful votes 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Stopped in for lunch. Cannot remember what we had, but it was good and we would return. Ambiance is ok, but not for a romantic dinner. Prices seemed fair to us. Nice local place to eat.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-371-9999

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?