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Bistro Bobette

1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon)
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Ranked #13 of 1,359 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
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 19, 2014 NEW

A quaint bistro in downtown Richmond with reliably authentic French cuisine with French chef. Our meal was very good and the owners of this charming little restaurant were there at every serving to make sure we were happy.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2014 NEW

Our friends recently returned from a vacation in France and they raved about the quality of French food and wines they experienced . So my wife and I took them to our favorite restaurant in Richmond. Bistro Bobette is a genuine French bistro serving the highest quality food , prepared by a highly talented French chef, complimented by all- French... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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69 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014 NEW

This is a toughie, but I've got to call it like I see it. Beautiful ambience matches the charm of Shockoe Slip. Small, intimate, relaxed elegance and a bit rustic ...perfect! Our waiter was a mature pro. He had and extensive and detailed knowledge of their well-chosen wine list and the ability to accurately describe the taste. The menu was... More

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Huntsville, Alabama
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287 reviews 287 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014 via mobile

I went here on a suggestion from a friend in Richmond and it was right across the street from our hotel. They had classic French cuisine served in a casual fun atmosphere. They had a good selection of cocktails and wine. My son had the stuffed calamari and really liked it. I had and endive and watercress salad with feta... More

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Tampa, Florida, United States
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107 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

We were staying in Richmond overnight and found this restaurant by chance. Our meal was wonderful and the price was right. Everything about it was top notch. Can't wait to return.

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Fairfax Station, VA
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19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2014

I'm often in Richmond for business and must have walked past this place 100 times. My wife happened to be with me last week, so I was looking for something nice and different for dinner. This place was a real find. Our meals were exceptional and the service was top shelf in all respects. Excellent wine selection with a wide... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

We were looking for a romantic dining experience in the heart of Richmond and this French restaurant surpassed our expectations. We started our evening at the cozy bar. The service was spot on. The bartender has an encyclopedic knowledge of French wines and a strong understanding of the menu. After our table was ready the waitstaff was attentive at a... More

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Naples, Florida
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 19, 2014

On a recent trip to Richmond, my wife and I were hoping to find a nice quiet French restaurant for dinner. By chance, we found Bistro Bobette and were delighted with the incredible food, the charming ambiance, and the warn reception we received from the husband and wife who run this restaurant like it was their home. The fois gras... More

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

From the moment we were greeted at Bistro Bobette, we felt the vibe. The couple in front of us had been before; that was a good sign. Our waiter was upbeat and helpful. The dishes we ordered devine. Fresh halibut was the chef's special and perfect. I indulged on the sweetbreads -- So French! Wendy, the owner and wife of... More

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48 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Every now and then you happen upon a place and are very thankful that you did. Our hotel had actually recommended another restaurant nearby and and we passed this on the way. We then turned around and went here. There were no errors here. Both service and food were top notch and we enjoyed everything.

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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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