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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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11:00 am - 10:00 am
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Romance
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients

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Visitor rating
  • 62
    Excellent
  • 27
    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
Fabulous lunch

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 31, 2015
Adam56
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Comstock Park, MI
Good for:
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
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106 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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3 restaurant reviews
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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207 reviews 207 reviews
120 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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27 reviews 27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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Blackstone, Virginia
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68 reviews 68 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

This was our first time eating there (I found a coupon on Groupon) and we enjoyed it very much. The menu had something for everyone and 5-6 specials in addition. The Cosmo that I had was very good, the desserts were delicious, and the bread was to die for. I would recommend this restaurant for an evening out to DINE...do... More 

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Ayrshire
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

Visited for dinner during a Civil War tour. Food was excellent, beautifully cooked and presented. Staff were courteous, attentive and charming. The restaurant itself, which amazingly was originally a gas station!, is full of character and a very comfortable, pleasant place to eat.

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

Russell, the owner and chef is a wonderful host. I have had many lunches here and have been to many special events. It is a perfect place for a shower, luncheon, or reception!

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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: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
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?