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Leon Bistro

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817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
+1 530-899-1105
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9:00 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Basel, Switzerland
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed April 1, 2017 via mobile

I grew up in Chico and was back visiting some old family friends. They suggested Leon Bistro. The food was good. I just felt like it was sort of over done; there were too many ingredients, too much going on. I got the pork chop, it was enormous and looked great! It was good... but just so many sauces and... More 

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Thank Adam U
Chico, California
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31 reviews
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Reviewed February 14, 2017 via mobile

We went here on the recommendation of a good friends of ours and we were more than pleased on how excellent the food was there from the baby back ribs that we had to the elk Burger and also my girlfriend had a Kobe beef burger Place was absolutely amazing and more then definitely we will be returning customers to... More 

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Thank Darren C
Chico, California
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5 reviews
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

Whenever we want a special meal we go to Leon's Bistro. The food is always delicious, beautiful, and special. I had Surf and Turf; each with their own sauce, and yummy vegetables. Our waiter pointed out the unusual peppers included on our plates which we appreciated. All the staff were pleasant and efficient. Of course, better food means higher prices... More 

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Thank M Jeanne B
Chico
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

If you are celebrating a special event Leon Bistro is where you want to go. Friendly, personal staff, nice atmosphere and food that melts in your mouth! Great wine list and desserts to die for! For special occasions and for top quality food when you want something special Leon Bistro is the place!

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Thank Margaret V
Chico, California, United States
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Ann Leon always provides fresh, creative fare and her menu changes with the farm seasons. I love her sauces and unusual vegetable combinations.

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Thank virtualmel
Chico, California
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66 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed November 21, 2016

This was our first visit to Leon Bistro, and it definitely won't be our last! Excellent food, great selection of entrees, nice salads, fresh soups, and the plates are beautifully arranged with a variety of flavors. Some chefs just put a slab of meat and a huge pile of potatoes on your plate and call it good, but Chef Ann... More 

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Thank Gail0922
Chico
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed October 17, 2016

No other restaurant in Chico can compare to the food preparation, taste, and display. Leon's is a gourmet delight with specially made sauces that enhance the flavor of each meal.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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134 reviews
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Reviewed September 21, 2016

An outstanding experience in every respect. The food is excellent as to preparation and presentation. Wonderful service. This has to be one of the best restaurants north of San Francisco. The chef formerly worked with Alice Waters, and dining here is evidence of that.

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Thank weiss782
2 reviews
Reviewed September 13, 2016

I had the filet and my husband had some type of fish, I cant remember. the dishes were so colorful and unique!! Both meats were cooked perfectly and all the different tastes were so exciting. we ordered the oyster shots and were so pleasantly surprised by how different they were compared to a typical oyster shot at a sushi place....yum!!... More 

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Thank megandK8721RV
N. California
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6 reviews
Reviewed September 9, 2016 via mobile

I'd heard Leon's rivaled San Francisco eateries and though it's been in Chico awhile this was my first visit here. It did not disappoint. We started out w the Thai lettuce wraps - amazing flavor. Next we had the halibut - I had it by itself and my husband had the surf and turf which included it. Fantastic colors, great... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
$10 - $28
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-899-1105
Description
One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat. at 5 pm.

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