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Bistro Bobette

1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon)
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Ranked #48 of 1,384 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Bistro
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: South 12th
Description: Bistro Bobette, Richmond's first authentic French Bistro serving comfort food in Historic Shockoe Slip. Our atmosphere is lively,chic casual and we strive to provide our guests with the utmost in professional service and quality cuisine. We utilize local,organic seasonal ingredients.Menu includes classic French fare, steak frites, mussels, quiche, homemade soups, charcuterie, tartare, escargots, house made terrines/pate, salads, fish and meats, complimented with an expansive wine menu. All desserts are homemade. Specials change daily. Menu changes monthly . 3 course Chef's Pre Fixe nightly from 5-6. for 22. Special Bar Bites available nightly.
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English first
Midlothian, Virginia
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My wife and a friend both ordered a seafood special (Red Snapper)...when served the fish had a strong fish odor and it was 'gamey' (tough to eat....)...probably undercooked? The waiter never asked how our meals were....ambiance is very nice....tables close together made it a bit noisy...good wine selection...overall a very nice place, but service was very slow and the food... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to Bistro Bobette on our anniversary dinner and I have to say I was disappointed in the visit. The service was passable, we experienced some drama due to a very rude and apparently nasty tempered customer that walked out on his bill, and then had disappointing food to top it off. I really felt bad for the server... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Whenever in Richmond, we dine at Bistro Bobette. What a treat! Attention to detail, wonderful customer service, consistent quality, innovative cuisine sets this restaurant in a category comparable to NYC, SF and even Paris. Escargot best ever. Salads perfectly dressed, Charcuterie...oh my. Seafood, Beef tenderloin, and any game options will not disappoint. Will return next time in town.

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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to restaurant for our wedding anniversary with our daughter. She set up a surprise desert 1 day before the dinner and 1/2hour before dinner a server called our daughter to discuss toppings for the desert. When desert time came no surprise. We were told the oven broke and they couldn't make it. What was wrong was they had no... More 

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Ashland, Virginia
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98 reviews 98 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Reviews for Bistro Bobette were generally pretty good so we went there for Thanksgiving. After standing in their plastic enclosed entry way for a while the owner greeted us with, 'We're running behind.' So, we finally got seated about 30 minutes after our reservations. Our waiter, Mr Zero personality, brought menus, asked if we would like a glass of ice... More 

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Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food was excellent, but the service was slow and snooty. We had to wait 30 min. for our food and almost that long for the table to be cleared. We had dinner here, but unfortunately we had lunch at another French restaurant that had excellent service so we were spoiled. We had reservations on a week night so there... More 

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Marietta, GA
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50 reviews 50 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and was somewhat disappointed. My primary concern is the price. I had an entrée, 2 glasses of wine, dessert and coffee and the bill was over $80 before tip. That is certainly more than I would usually spend but some places are worth it. I don’t think Bistro Bobette is. The... More 

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New York
12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Friendly and professional service. We were a party of 8 including a child. Restaurant was accommodating and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The owner Wendy came by our table to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Wine list is extensive and reasonable. Food selection consists of classic French dishes. Everyone enjoyed the meal. We... More 

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2 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went here before a show at the Altria Theater. I included a note on my reservation that we wanted to leave by 7:15. I got a call from the owner asking we be there a little early so she could assure our meal was finished on time. Not only were the menu choices interesting, the food excellent and and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Bistro Bobette was included in the top 25 restaurants in Richmond so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere is wonderful. We had great service. The wine list has some great selections which in my opinion are bargains. Our entrees were Seared Sea Scallops and Daube Provençal, accompanied by a side of French String Beans. All... More 

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Additional Information about Bistro Bobette

Address: 1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon)
Phone Number: 804.225.9116
Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Bistro

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