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Bistro Bobette

1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon)
804.225.9116
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Ranked #15 of 1,277 restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
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
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2014

We chose this restaurant as something new to try with our work colleagues. As someone who has never been to France, I could not tell you how comparable the food/atmosphere is to a genuine experience, but our colleagues (who have been to Paris) said the menu and atmosphere was very reminiscent of their time there. We started with a round... More

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New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2014

I normally go to support French businesses because we like French food and French attitude and because I spent my formative years in France. Our experience at this restaurant, during restaurant week, was dismal and we won't return. The tables were so crowded that waiters hung on top of you to get orders from the neighboring tables. The restaurant is... More

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richmond
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2014

It's restaurants like Bistro Bobette that set the bar so high in Richmond. Each plate was unique, authentic and delicious. One of the best meals I've ever had. The atmosphere was friendly and inviting. Bistro Bobette provided a dining experience we haven't been able to get since being in France.

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

Dear Sir, With gratitude we appreciate you taking time to share your recent positive experience with us at Bistro Bobette. Your input is extremely important as we strive to provide an exemplary dining experience to all of our guests. Again, thank you and we look forward to seeing you soon. Best, Bistro Bobette More

Richmond
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14 reviews 14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2014 via mobile

Bistro Bobette is a perfect restaurant for a business meal or a romantic dinner. The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxing with a low noise level that makes conversation easy. The food is delicious - our table shared several appetizers, all wonderfully flavorful. For lunch I had flounder with mushroom risotto that was light and flavorful. The desserts are a must... More

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Annapolis, Maryland
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

The weather was great, the doors were open and I enjoyed dinner (spinach tofu miso salad) and breakfast (egg, farm cheddar cheese, chives sandwich with sliced apples garnish) a cup of joe. Friendly, casual and great food, smoothies, coffee made to order.

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nc
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2014

After leaving Chicago, have been looking for a quaint, country French restaurant in the South East. I think I found it here. Food is delicious, presentation elegant but simple. The kind of place you sit down with a loved one or friend, buy a bottle of wine, eat their great bread and much on simple, yet wonderfully created epicurean dishes.... More

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

Thank you so much for dining with us and taking the time to review our restaurant! We are happy to hear you had an enjoyable time and look forward to your return. More

Clarksville, Maryland
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20 reviews 20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2014

Thomas Jefferson asked himself, “In what country on earth would you rather live?” He first answered, “Certainly in my own where are all my friends, my relations, and the earliest and sweetest affections and recollections of my life.” But he continued “which would be your second choice?” His answer was “France.” And Richmond you have France right downtown in Shockoe... More

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Orrtanna, Pennsylvania
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2014

Let's start with the vibe. Awesome intimate bistro... the downstairs with the wine wall is a really comfortable dining atmosphere. Perfect for dates or business. The staff- Wendy (host co-owner) is dynamic friendly and always willing to make your experience the best. John our first waiter very knowledgeable on the food but arrogance isn't the most welcoming feeling. However three... More

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Friends of ours 'knew' the owner, so we all decided to try it and made reservations. When we got there two tables were open in the front, but the hostess who turned out to be the owner said we needed to wait, and she would get us a good table. We went to the bar, and waited for about 30... More

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

Thank you so much for providing your feedback. We regret you felt dissatisfied, as we pride ourselves on giving each of our clients an excellent dining experience and service. That said, we have taken note and are ensuring it will not happen again. More

Richmond, Virginia
Top Contributor
160 reviews 160 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2014

Arrived at this restaurant feeling we were really in for a treat, My friends speak fluent French and also know the owner Wendy( kind of) Well upon arrival the owner raised her hand at my friend as to acknowledge her being there and then we were told to wait. We had a reservation and clearly there were some tables in... More

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

Thank you so much sharing your feedback and taking the time to reach out. We so regret that you did not have a positive experience with our service, especially as we strive to provide the utmost in food quality as well as service. We also offer an apology for your wait upon entering our restaurant. It was not our intention... More

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