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The Bistro at Market and Grove

424-424 N. Market St., Petersburg, VA 23803
804-732-4480
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Ranked #3 of 96 restaurants in Petersburg
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $15 - $21
Cuisines: American, French, Seafood, Eclectic
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
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86% Recommend
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English first
Wakefield, VA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

One of our all-time favorite restaurants. Sadly this was our first trip this year, but it will not be the last. The food is creative, with great flavors, from appetizers to desserts. Alcohol is available. The service is top drawer with a wait staff that is well trained and knows the nuances of each offering. The decor is a composite... More

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Colonial Heights, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food, service and atmosphere. Worth the expense. We've eaten at the Bistro at least four times in the past two years and every meal has been excellent.

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Williamsburg, Virginia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was my first visit, but my wife's second. The restaurant is located in an old gas station in Old Town Petersburg. But you wouldn't know that if you hadn't been told. The interior has an interesting assortment of decorations and furnishings, that will entertain you as much as the food will. The lunch selection was good and all at... More

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Huntsville
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37 reviews 37 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was going to try it out with the Groupon deal. But they said that I couldn't use it unless I had four people. I got the same deal at another restaurant in DC and they let me use it. I ended up ordering over $120 worth of food and left a fat tip for the waiter. This restaurant definitely... More

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Virginia
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2014

From the time of entering The Bistro my son and his girlfriend said they were treated like local celebs! They complimented the wonderful service and an exceptional dinner. The owner, Russ came to the table to make them feel more than welcome. He even recalled they had spent last Valentines Day at his restaurant. Speaking as a mom -- I... More

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Colonial Heights, Virginia
2 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2014

We had a large party of about ten, who were served in good time. The atmosphere of this restaurant is both eclectic and creative; the lunches were excellent--I enjoyed the shrimp Caesar salad, especially. I will return to the Bistro because the food was very good and the atmosphere was just great fun.

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Chesapeake, Virginia
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13 reviews 13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013

We stopped and had a late lunch at this restaurant. We were there in between lunch/dinner service & essentially had the place to ourselves. Had one of the most delicious salmon salads I've ever had. My husband had a soup & sandwich that was also very nice. Service was attentive and should we ever venture back to Petersburg we would... More

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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2013 via mobile

We organized our drive to florida to make Petersburg our first stop, specifically so that we could try this restaurant. Excellent decision! The ambiance, service and food exceeded our expectations in every way. The wine list was interesting and affordable. I highly recommend this restaurant.

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Tacoma, Washington
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3 reviews 3 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2013 via mobile

Wow...I'm usually very hesitant to leave a bad review, but this is perhaps the worst ever! Super cute, but completely unclear on the restaurant business. The service was painfully slow, and the place was not clean. The floor around our table was littered with broken glass...we dropped something and actually left it for fear of getting cut. Our food came... More

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2013

Lovely setting, nicely decorated, delicious meal, wide variety of choices, large portions, reasonably priced. We walked from our B&B and had a lovely evening.

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