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Bistro Bobette

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1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon) (South 12th)
804.225.9116
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5:00 pm - 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: Dinner, Lunch, 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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  • 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
best food ever

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 19, 2015
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Durham, North Carolina
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  • Romantic
  • Doing business
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English first
USA
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2 reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015 NEW

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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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
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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4 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 36 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

We had dinner there just an hour ago and I can honestly say that the trout with almonds was among the best fish dishes I have had. The waiter was very kind and attentive, but the service was a little slow. Well worth the wait, though.

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Richmond, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We dined there before heading to a theater performance. Our waiter was very helpful with menu selections and making sure that we were able to leave on time for the theater. We enjoyed stuffed calamari for appetizer and it was enough for a good 'taste' for the four of us. One of the specials was the lamb chops which the... More 

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Raleigh, North Carolina
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

From the moment we stepped into this restaurant we loved everything about it. It is the perfect romantic setting for a couple's night out. Matt, our server, was knowledgeable and attentive. The food and wine (via Matt's recommendation) were delicious. This is my first time going online to make a review - that is how strongly I felt about this... More 

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 2015

What a lovely venue for Valentine's Day! The management knew how to pace the patrons so no one was rushed & no one had to wait. Servers were efficient & the menu quintessential French! There were several well-priced French wines & all dishes showed care & practiced preparation. This is a wonderful venue when visiting Richmond & in search of... 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: French, Bistro

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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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