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The Bistro at Market and Grove

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French, American, Seafood, International
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433 N Market St, Petersburg, VA 23803
804-732-4480
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11:00 am - 9:00 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 71
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 8
    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
Great owner = great diner

Great owner, great food. Nice flare and atmosphere...nice go some place a little unique. Go by, Russ will hook you up.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 28, 2015
CW B
Good for:
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2015 NEW

Great owner, great food. Nice flare and atmosphere...nice go some place a little unique. Go by, Russ will hook you up.

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Washington DC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 11, 2015

This lovely restaurant is charming inside and out. Located in the old part of Petesburg, s place with magnificent 18th and 19th century buildings and interesting history, the Bistro is a great addition to the local food scene. We are vegetarian, and the chef whipped us up a delectable off-menu dinner. Highly recommended!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

Ocassion: Had dinner with a friend from work as a send-off on a week night. Food: Really enjoyed the sausage and grapes appetizer. Over all, the meal was execellent. Service: We were initially seated on a raised floor along the back wall. My friend and I both noticed a foul smell that would waft through intermittently. I noticed a crack... More 

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Hopewell, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Great atmosphere, reasonably priced. Fresh tasting, and we were thrilled that there was a gluten free bread option and a knowledgeable waitstaff that was comfortable answering food allergy questions. The hardest part was deciding what to order.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

Wonderful meal here recently. Menu is imaginative and well executed. Service was perfect! Thoroughly enjoyed it and will return if we are ever in the area again.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Recently visited this bistro for lunch during the week with my wife. I left work to meet her for lunch and was on a tight lunch schedule and needed to get back to work within a reasonable amount of time. The general attitude of the staff that I interacted with was calm, casual and no sense of a lunch time... More 

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Spotsylvania, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

While antiquing and sightseeing in the Petersburg area, we stopped at this cute little place for lunch. This place is charming and quirky, fancy, yet comfortable. Made a for a great "fancy" lunch for my daughter and I. The service was prompt and attentive and the food was delicious. The small portion I left with was consumed before we made... More 

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Petersburg, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

The Bistro is one of our favorite places to eat in Olde Towne Petersburg. Excellent cuisine, excellent service and excellent atmosphere.

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Richmond, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

I would give Bistro a 3.5 out of 5.0, so I'll round up to 4. The service was prompt and friendly. My boyfriend's glass was empty a few times, but I blame that on the crystal glass and not the server necessarily. The decor was cute with mismatched tables and chairs, large mirrors, old books, and a beautiful chandelier. Unfortunately,... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

My wife and I came in to eat here last night. The atmosphere was nice. It seems as if they are going for a redneck-chic appeal whereby none of the chairs match in the dining room. That's fine. What wasn't fine was the stank of stale mothballs coming from dusty air traps. It could have been that or the rain... More 

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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, International

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Special occasions, Doing business, Local cuisine, 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?