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Bistro Bobette

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1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon) (South 12th)
804.225.9116
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for: Business meetings, Romantic
Description: Bistro Bobette, Richmond's first authentic French Bistro serving comfort...
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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  • 36
    Very good
  • 13
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Nice choice for dinner

The food was good, service friendly, nice wine list, nice interior. We were staying at a nearby hotel and wanted desserts to go, which the server packaged up for us (they were delicious).

4 of 5 starsReviewed 6 days ago
VaTraveler5
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46 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

The food was good, service friendly, nice wine list, nice interior. We were staying at a nearby hotel and wanted desserts to go, which the server packaged up for us (they were delicious).

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was looking for a special dish for a special occasion. This entree was not on the standard menu but I understood that before calling. So I called this restaurant with the expectation that I would have to talk to a host/hostess and then have to ask for the manager. I Call. I proceed to ask my questions. Then she... More 

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1 Thank Tray V
Bistro B, General Manager at Bistro Bobette, responded to this review

Dear Tray, Thank you very much for taking the time to share your recent experience. As small business owners, striving to provide the utmost in customer service we could not be happier that you experienced just that. Warmest Regards, B.Bobette More 

Michigan
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79 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016

I joined a group of colleagues for an impromptu dinner - the service was attentive, and even though the restaurant is small, the tables are well placed, and the noise volume was manageable. I really enjoyed my pasta, and my companions who drink said that the wine list was excellent.

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Bistro B, Owner at Bistro Bobette, responded to this review

Thank you very much for taking the time to share your positive experience Bistro Bobette. It is most helpful and appreciated. We look forward to seeing you again in the near future. Best Regards, B. Bobette More 

Franklin Lakes, New Jersey
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11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015 via mobile

They cancelled my reservation on open table without telephone call...I was sent an email notification...christmas eve...luckily my family was able to score a table at our hotel but very stressful after long drive...

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Thank lsmd
Bistro B, Manager at Bistro Bobette, responded to this review

We appreciate your comments. Upon review of O.T. bookings Christmas Eve there is no record of your mentioned reservation or cancellation. May we suggest a call to the restaurant could have addressed your concerns on such an important family evening. Feel free to contact us if you need to discuss further. More 

Washington DC
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101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 25, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed a delicious Christmas dinner this afternoon. We were lucky enough to get a space just two blocks down, but they do provide parking for lunch or dinner in a nearby garage, if you check their website. We were greeted as soon as we stepped in the door, and shown to a table. There was a $48 prix fixe... More 

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Thank MaryJane03
Boston, Massachusetts
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2015 via mobile

A great bistro in fine French tradition in any city and a great asset for Richmond. Had the chef's pate with trumpet mushrooms and root veggy thinly sliced. Nice lunch portion. A tad rich but high quality. The salad was solid with fine details in the ingredients like seeded cukes and delicate rosettes of radish. Dressing was classic vinegrette. Don't... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2015

Just had a TREMENDOUS Thanksgiving meal. Staff is friendly; we were greeted at the door like old friends.The atmosphere is relaxed, not blindlingly energetic like a fast food restaurant. We were asked about our water choice after we sat down and were given our menus. Wine cWoice was asked soon after, and our bread (!) arrived warm in the basket.... More 

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Thank Cynde L
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2015

Another wonderful visit to this restaurant for Thanksgiving. Traditional Thanksgiving food was great. Atmosphere is a plus as well.

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Thank Don S
Rock Hill, South Carolina
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

My husband and I first came upon this excellent restaurant while casually touring the Shockoe slip area of Richmond. Today is our anniversary and when we were discussing where to celebrate, this restaurant immediately came to our minds. The food is to die for and the wait staff are wonderful. Would definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone who wants the... More 

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1 Thank lovemyanna
Providence, Rhode Island
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2015

I was traveleing home from FLA with my mom and this was one of our last stops to Richmond. The restaurant came highly recommended and the added bonus was it was in walking distance of our hotel. The restaurant is very quaint with a great atmosphere. The service was impeccable and the food was one of my favorites of all... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon)
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804.225.9116

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Business meetings, Romantic

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.
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

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