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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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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, Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Dining
Romance
Doing business
Entertaining clients

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 104
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 11
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
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
Most recent review
Lovely French cuisine in an intimate setting

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 15, 2015
HistoryTraveler216
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Williamsburg, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
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156 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Williamsburg, Virginia
Top Contributor
84 reviews 84 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
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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Boynton Beach, FL
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 12, 2015

Great customer service, everyone was extremely welcoming and helpful. Loved the food as well! Oxtail ravioli was our favorite!

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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2015

We aimed at going to the Tobacco Company for lunch, but were fortunate enough it was full, so we meandered down to Bisto Bobette. We enjoyed our lunch immensely. Our waiter, John, was wonderful. Very knowledgeable and patient with us as we asked about the menu. We both had wonderful crepe lunches! Great wine & wonderful atmosphere to boot. Thank... More 

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Midlothian, Virginia
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

My wife and a friend both ordered a seafood special (Red Snapper)...when served the fish had a strong fish odor and it was 'gamey' (tough to eat....)...probably undercooked? The waiter never asked how our meals were....ambiance is very nice....tables close together made it a bit noisy...good wine selection...overall a very nice place, but service was very slow and the food... More 

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Williamsburg, VA
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2015

We went to Bistro Bobette on our anniversary dinner and I have to say I was disappointed in the visit. The service was passable, we experienced some drama due to a very rude and apparently nasty tempered customer that walked out on his bill, and then had disappointing food to top it off. I really felt bad for the server... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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17 reviews 17 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 2015

Whenever in Richmond, we dine at Bistro Bobette. What a treat! Attention to detail, wonderful customer service, consistent quality, innovative cuisine sets this restaurant in a category comparable to NYC, SF and even Paris. Escargot best ever. Salads perfectly dressed, Charcuterie...oh my. Seafood, Beef tenderloin, and any game options will not disappoint. Will return next time in town.

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Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

Went to restaurant for our wedding anniversary with our daughter. She set up a surprise desert 1 day before the dinner and 1/2hour before dinner a server called our daughter to discuss toppings for the desert. When desert time came no surprise. We were told the oven broke and they couldn't make it. What was wrong was they had no... More 

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Ashland, Virginia
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
Top Contributor
51 reviews 51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 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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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: Bistro

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Romance, Doing business, Entertaining clients

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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?