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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
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Ranked #23 of 353 Restaurants in Fredericksburg
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $30
Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Eclectic
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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
Dallas, Texas
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99 reviews 99 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

Establishment was recommended by some friends and we weren't disappointed. Most of our party had a lamb entree and I had a chicken/duck pot pie. All were good. Staff is very friendly and they also have a lot of specialty drinks, micro beers, etc. Good spot to stop.

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Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 6, 2014

This restaurant is next to La Petit Auberge, it is much larger, than it looks from the street, the food is exceptional,, the service is superb, waitresses are going out of their way to help You. They serve microbrewery beers, many from Virginia. I myself like yinglieng, or bass ale, not so much Miller lite. They have a beer with... More

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ryan k, Manager at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Thank you Andrew for the kind words! We try to keep our beer and wine list fresh. The menu is constantly changing, we always have local options at the bar and coming out of our kitchen. All of the artists that hang in the Bistro are local, and you know how we love to support the nearby talent! We rotate... More

Washington, DC
Top Contributor
54 reviews 54 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Delicious, gourmet and fresh selections. Free range chicken & seafood are great. Love their crab stuffed avocado. Great place to have a nice dinner with friends.

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West Barnstable, Massachusetts
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38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

Funky bistro w great art work. Friendly staff. Salads are quite good. Mostly meat on menu. Both entrees were good. Sunday night is 1/2 off bottled wine. Need more chocolate on the dessert menu.

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Service was good but for most in our party the food was just okay. When I ordered my dinner salad the server recommended that I add protein to it as it is quite small. Even with the piece of chicken it was still small

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Arlington, Virginia
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14 reviews 14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

Bistro Bethem is an excellent jewel of a restaurant located in the heart of downtown Fredericksburg. My fella and I went for a quiet getaway dinner and were thrilled with the place. The ambiance is welcoming without being too fancy - equally appealing to college students and 50-somethings. The bar makes a great martini, the wine list and apertifs are... More

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Morrisville, Pennsylvania
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

We had a good feeling about this place when we dropped by before opening, and asked to see the menu--We were told that tonight's menu was just being printed! Translated: They just shopped fresh, and had just made it up for the night. Quality of food, seasoning, presentation all outstanding. Interesting menu--We had trouble choosing. Eclectic and extensive wine list... More

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Fredericksburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2014

I can't say I have warmed to the taste of whipped lardo (I agreed on the word of our waiter) but the pizza crust was perfectly crunchy, mighty tasty and extremely pleasing! It was served on a slab of wood which added to the flavor immensely. On another note, their pots de creme was heavenly with the side dish of... More

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Richmond
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34 reviews 34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

When visiting Fredericksburg we've eaten at Bistro Bethem twice,once in July 2013 and again this August 2014. In both instances we found both the food and service be excellent. The restaurant is known for using local product and it shows in the food. The menu offers some excellent choices at a reasonable price. One thing my wife liked was that... More

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Charlotte
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

After waiting for an outside table and arriving back early from a walk to pass the time, the staff very nicely cleaned a recently emptied table and sat us outside. Service was excellent, it's nice when servers who aren't yours take the time to notice when something needs to be cleared from the table. Food was very good. Fresh burrata... More

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Additional Information about Bistro Bethem

Address: 309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
Phone Number: +1 540-371-9999
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
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
Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
Cuisine: Eclectic

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