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Bistro Bobette

1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon)
804.225.9116
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Ranked #39 of 1,374 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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
Ashland, Virginia
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94 reviews 94 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Reviews for Bistro Bobette were generally pretty good so we went there for Thanksgiving. After standing in their plastic enclosed entry way for a while the owner greeted us with, 'We're running behind.' So, we finally got seated about 30 minutes after our reservations. Our waiter, Mr Zero personality, brought menus, asked if we would like a glass of ice... More 

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Raleigh
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

The food was excellent, but the service was slow and snooty. We had to wait 30 min. for our food and almost that long for the table to be cleared. We had dinner here, but unfortunately we had lunch at another French restaurant that had excellent service so we were spoiled. We had reservations on a week night so there... More 

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Marietta, GA
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47 reviews 47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

I chose this restaurant based on Trip Advisor reviews and was somewhat disappointed. My primary concern is the price. I had an entrée, 2 glasses of wine, dessert and coffee and the bill was over $80 before tip. That is certainly more than I would usually spend but some places are worth it. I don’t think Bistro Bobette is. The... More 

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New York
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2014

Friendly and professional service. We were a party of 8 including a child. Restaurant was accommodating and went out of their way to make us feel comfortable. The owner Wendy came by our table to make sure everything was to our satisfaction. Wine list is extensive and reasonable. Food selection consists of classic French dishes. Everyone enjoyed the meal. We... More 

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 20, 2014

We went here before a show at the Altria Theater. I included a note on my reservation that we wanted to leave by 7:15. I got a call from the owner asking we be there a little early so she could assure our meal was finished on time. Not only were the menu choices interesting, the food excellent and and... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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56 reviews 56 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

Bistro Bobette was included in the top 25 restaurants in Richmond so we gave it a try. We were not disappointed. The atmosphere is wonderful. We had great service. The wine list has some great selections which in my opinion are bargains. Our entrees were Seared Sea Scallops and Daube Provençal, accompanied by a side of French String Beans. All... More 

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Richmond
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13 reviews 13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 8, 2014 via mobile

We tried this for Restaurant Week and were delighted. The vegetarian option was a pick of four vegetable sides (out of six available) which was just what I was in the mood for. Each offering was cooked to perfection and full of flavor. I chose the squash, spinach, Brussels sprouts and macaroni and cheese. Hubby had the rainbow-trout-almond-lemon-butter-sauce-french-string-beans and judging... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

Our favorite Richmond Restaurant! Excellent quality cuisine, ambiance, and service. European style dining, which may explain why Americans may not feel at home here. Cant wait to return!

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Salem, Massachusetts
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260 reviews 260 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
99 helpful votes 99 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I added that word "addictive" to my title, not because I come here often—in fact my wife and I were just passing through Richmond—but because that's the only way I can explain everything we ordered! Maybe the bottle of wine was the blame, but I think equal credit goes to the waiter, the food and the general atmosphere. Highlights were... More 

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Richmond, Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2014 via mobile

Visited Bistro Bobbette last night during restaurant week. We wanted to try it since it was rated one of the top 25 restaurants by Richmond Magazine. It was a mistake. The staff was friendly and knowledgable. The salad was fresh and tasty and the dessert was acceptable. The main course was terrible. My wife had the Coq A Vin. It... More 

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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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