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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 - 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, Late Night, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 81
    Excellent
  • 34
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 9
    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
Drinks & Dining

Great local dining can be enjoyed at The Bistro. Nice menu options, with booth and table dining. Very small bar with just a few seats. Nice outdoor dining on warm days. We enjoyed the food....they make the best bloody marys in town! The only thing that cause us caution was the old building... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
LWGold
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Petersburg, Virginia
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Petersburg, Virginia
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great local dining can be enjoyed at The Bistro. Nice menu options, with booth and table dining. Very small bar with just a few seats. Nice outdoor dining on warm days. We enjoyed the food....they make the best bloody marys in town! The only thing that cause us caution was the old building moldy smell inside. You soon adjust because... More 

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Thank LWGold
Sea Isle City, New Jersey
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107 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015

My wife and I were driving to Florida on New Years Eve and we were approaching Petersburg about 5:30 and used tripadvisor to find The Bistro. The decor is eclectic and very open. We had a very nice table overlooking the room. The service was fast and very pleasant. They had an extended menu for New Years Eve with many... More 

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Thank Arnieonthego
NYC
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2015 via mobile

We always visit the Bistro when in Petersburg. The food is great and service warm and welcoming. If you're able to visit, you won't be disappointed.

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Thank Gosling
West Chester, Pennsylvania
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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 19, 2015

Russ Johnson who is the owner/chef of the Bistro at Market and Grove along with his nephew Lucas do a wonderful job of making everyone feel at home and serving up the very best menu. We drive the I 95 corridor any number of times each year and we never fail to stop in Petersburg so we can enjoy a... More 

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Thank Wayne S
Staunton, Virginia
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

When we visit Petersburg, we never fail to spend at least one evening dining at the city's outstanding Bistro at Market and Grove. With a menu that is innovative and invariably delicious, we know we're in for a real treat. Russ Johnson, chef and owner, serves up marvelous seafood, among other things -- thinking of his crab cakes inspires me... More 

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Thank friendofgoodfood
Caro, Michigan
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

The place has a great atmosphere. Overall the food was terrific and the prices were good. The crab cakes were exceptional. After our meal my wife and I really loved the banana's foster dessert! We would definitely go back and highly recommend the place. The service was great and we enjoyed talking to the chef.

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Thank Walter S
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2015

We don't come here often, but every time we do, it's amazing. My husband got the corn pudding for one of his sides and couldn't stop talking about it. I got the shrimp pasta. Very filling. I wish I wouldn't have filled up on the bread before my meal.

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Thank Dawnbird2
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 2015 via mobile

Ok, I was a bit leery when i,was the was rated lower than Red Lobster. While I did not visit that local restaurant, I'm certain this is by far better. While that's not saying much, I am bookmarking this spot and bringing a customer here when I come back next month. I had the crab cake napoleon, great twist on... More 

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Thank Greg K
Charlottesville, Virginia
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29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

The Bistro has an interesting eclectic decor. We went there for brunch and all 4 of us were happy with our meals. I had the shrimp and grits, others had crab cakes. When we arrived they gave us a basket of warm breakfast rolls.

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Thank Liamo80
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2015 via mobile

This place is amazing and special. I have one hand and cutting steaks or sandwiches isnt always easy. I come here because they always take special care to cut my food before it arrives at the table. I never have to ask, they just do it. Of course, this completely avoids the scenerio of my fork or food from flying... 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: Romantic, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Business meetings
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?