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The Bistro at Market and Grove

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French, American, Seafood, Eclectic
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433 N Market St, Petersburg, VA 23803
804-732-4480
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Today
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 64
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 5
    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
Excellent alternative to fast/chain food

Food was superb, service excellent. Quiet night. Decor was interesting and artsy. A good reason to stop in Petersburg.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 23, 2015
Lance K
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Entertaining clients
  • Romantic
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109 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2015 NEW

Food was superb, service excellent. Quiet night. Decor was interesting and artsy. A good reason to stop in Petersburg.

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West Chester, Pennsylvania
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16 reviews 16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

Russ is the owner/operator/chef is a great delight and runs a really good eatery. Great food on an interesting menu. Attentive service and a good wine list. We have never never been disappointed. Russ uses local fresh ingredients and always puts an interesting twist on his continental menu with a southern flare. You won't be disappointed.

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Matoaca, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2015

I have been here for GNO (girls night out), with the family (adults), and me and my husband, alone. The atmosphere is perfect for all three. The food is outstanding! Anecdote: I usually buy a bottle of wine. At The Bistro was the first time I really did not like the wine that I picked. I hesitated to say anything,... More 

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I've been here for 10 minutes and still no table, even though there are 2 empty doubles and 2 empty large tables. Not a good start.

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Comstock Park, MI
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208 reviews 208 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

First time I have had the opportunity to try "The Bistro" for lunch. I had a crab cake sandwich which was served with a side - I chose potato Salad, My wife had a cheeseburger with Spinach and artichoke. Both were fabulous. I really wish that we lived close as we would definitely be there a lot more often. It... More 

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Virginia
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28 reviews 28 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We always take our out of town guests here. The food is good, I adore the crab cakes. The atmosphere is a little funky and very romantic. It can be a bit noisy when it's crowded and the service tends to be a bit slower then I like.

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Petersburg, Virginia
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18 reviews 18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

I attended a small wedding reception held at The Bistro at Market and Grove and the food was delicious. The atmosphere in this restaurant is so warm and beautiful. The staff was excellent. I would certainly recommend this restaurant.

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Chesterfield, Virginia
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118 reviews 118 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 3, 2015

The place is nice enough but the food is not good at all, they told us that they make everything fresh every day and I don’t know this to be false but it tasted as if it was pre-made and reheated. I have better leftovers at home. The service was disconnected and unpolished. I won’t be back.

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Tennessee
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The decor was nice, but the food and service were a step below mediocre. Service was slow and orders were confused. Food was cold. Poor wine selection. Avoid this restaurant.

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2014

A colleague and I attended a conference at VSU and ate here for lunch. The service was great. The food was fresh and delicious. I had the salad trio with chicken salad, a house (spring mix) salad and fruit. Yum!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 433 N Market St, Petersburg, VA 23803
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 804-732-4480

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 21
  • Cuisine: French, American, Seafood, Eclectic

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business, Entertaining clients, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?