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Bistro Bobette

1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon)
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Ranked #19 of 1,363 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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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
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 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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Charlottesville, VA
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Small, locally owned place with delicious food. Not too many traditional French options to choose from which is what we were looking for but the trout almondine was superb. Lovely wine and the owner was attentive without being intrusive. It took a little coaxing to get the waiter up to a nice level of friendliness but by the time the... More

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Ottawa, Canada
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

When on a recent overnight stay in Richmond my husband and I stumbled upon Bistro Bobette. We enjoyed a wonderful evening, John provided excellent service and the food was the best we have experienced in a long time! We would definitely plan to stop by again should the opportunity arise.

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Naples, Florida
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41 reviews 41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Great little place for lunch. The portions are small but very high quality and the service was excellent. Very nice wine selection by the glass.

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Richmond, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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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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

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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
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74 reviews 74 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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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Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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

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