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Bistro Bethem

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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
Website
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
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 85
    Excellent
  • 58
    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
Pretty good

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 10, 2015
geepd36
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Winston Salem, North Carolina
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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179 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 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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152 reviews 152 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 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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383 reviews 383 reviews
229 restaurant reviews
119 helpful votes 119 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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76 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Came here for valentines night and could only order off the 3 course menu for $48pp. Started with the "picnic chicken" which was tasty but would have tasted better room temperature than cold. 2nd course was parsnip soup- tasty again but the chunks of sausage or proscuitto were overpowering and not needed. 3rd couse was pasta carbonara- using angel hair... More 

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Haddonfield
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68 reviews 68 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

Bistro Bethem is one of my go to restaurants in Fredericksburg. The meals are fresh and the portions are just right. I gave it a very good because of the staff...they all act a bit rushed.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

I've eaten here many times since moving downtown 2 years ago, and have enjoyed every appetizer, entrée, dessert, wine. With MANY food limitations (gluten, nightshades, soy, sugar) and my own palate to boot, the chef has willingly accommodated substitutions, even with an ever changing menu. I'd had many delicious firsts...even Brussel sprouts...to my surprise wonderful!! The specialty cocktails and mocktails... More 

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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90 reviews 90 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Stopped in while taking in the sights of downtown Fredericksburg. Helpful and attentive staff, excellent food. Had a reasonably-priced lunch for two at a special rate as part of restaurant week we sat by the window.The restaurant was a little on the loud side however.

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Ontario, New York
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

Had a great meal here with some friends. Staff was pleasant and efficient. Food was fresh and innovative without being fussy. Menu was smaller than a typical restaurant but still a varied selection was available. I actually prefer to have fewer choices of higher quality than a huge menu where attention to detail cannot be accomplished. I would easily recommend... More 

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?