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Bistro Bobette

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French, Bistro
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1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon) (South 12th)
804.225.9116
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11:30 am - 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: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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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    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
French cuisine in downtown Richmond

Bistro Bobette offers well-prepared dishes at reasonable prices. It's a fairly small place, not too noisy. French specialities like confit, cassoulet, rabbit, escargots. If you would like something substantial in the way of vegetables, you will need to get a side order. Reasonable French wine... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 24, 2015
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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127 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Bistro Bobette offers well-prepared dishes at reasonable prices. It's a fairly small place, not too noisy. French specialities like confit, cassoulet, rabbit, escargots. If you would like something substantial in the way of vegetables, you will need to get a side order. Reasonable French wine list. Service was OK.

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reston va
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015

We stayed at the Omni in Richmond which is right in the historic Shockoe District and convenient to a lot of restaurants. We chose Bistro Bobette because the reviews were good and it seemed small, intimate, and calming. It was. Our server was John, and though he was from England, he added to the Bistro experience.We ordered the fish stew... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 via mobile

Most enjoyable family run with excellent service and the best prepared food. The crips airy bread alone reminds me of Paris. Everything was delicious.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

If you have spent time in Richmond, you know that this is a great place for 'foodies' with many good restaurants and a creative mix of Southern and you-name-it cuisine. So.. where to take your Significant Other or a group of friends / business colleagues for great food and great service? Bobette's is ideal, a small and personal place located... More 

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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

It was very hot in the restaurant. There was a fan in the middle of the room which was not helping. Waited one hour for our meal. The restaurant was all but empty. No excuse really. I had heard that it was good but we must have gone on an off night.

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Durham, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2015

One of the best restaurant experiences I've had in awhile. Lovely atmosphere, terrific wait staff and AMAZING and interesting food. The gazpacho is like nothing I've ever eaten and the cab-shallot reduction on my steak was so good my mouth is watering typing about it now. Don't miss if you are in richmond

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

Thank you for taking the time to share your positive experience at Bistro Bobette. As small business owners we strive to offer the utmost experience. It is rewarding that guests like you acknowledge such.. We look forward to your return visit. Best Regards, More 

United States
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5 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

5 stars for the waitstaff, 5 stars for the food, 1 star for the kitchen staff. 90% of the food was out of this world. Our first bread basket was rock solid and borderline inedible, but the replacement basket was hot, fresh, and yummy. For appetizers we had everything from the seared foie gras, to the truffle Mac and cheese,... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

I hosted a Meetup event here on a Thursday because of their 3-course $25 prix fixe menu. The server was incredibly attentive, but not too intrusive. He had to go back a few times to ask what certain menu items of the day were, but other than that he was very knowledgeable on the menu. The reason for the docked... More 

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Cardiff, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

We stayed at the Jefferson Hotel in Richmond on our trip from Miami to Washington DC (via Key Largo, Sarasota [Siesta Key], Savannah, and Charleston) and I can truthfully say that Bistro Bobette was a high point on what was a journeying which we ate some excellent food. The ambience was French and the food matched, but the service was... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015 via mobile

What a great first time experience at a fabulous restaurant. The service was A+ with great recommendations for beer. The food was very well presented and tasty: Halibut special and 2 different Steak entrees. Desert was very French and very tasty too! The coffee was the best I've ever had!

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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, Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business

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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