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Central Market

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42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002 (Western Avenue)
+1 707-778-9900
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
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New York City, New York
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27 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

A local friend took us here and yes it was great. Didn't know you could bring your own wine bottles but a great deal. We ended up getting a second both for the 4 person group. Started with oysters and wine calamari which was a great appetizer for a fall night as the rain was falling outside. Yes it rained... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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121 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 236 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had wonderful dinner at Central Market and I can see why it is highly-regarded on Tripadvisor. We took a chance and did not make a reservation on Saturday evening - we arrived at 5pm when they opened. The restaurant quickly filled up by 6pm, so I'd recommend reservations for dinners on weekends. For starters, we had: pumpkin puree with... More 

1 Thank EvanL
Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Central Market came so highly rated, we anticipated a great experience. Unfortunately, the Thanksgiving rush exacted a tool in food quality and service both. We waited 30 minutes for a table despite a reservation, were served plates hotter than the food on them, and got turkey pieces too tough to cut with a knife. At $100 a person for wine... More 

Thank ELH2013help
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Love this place. Great wine, fresh ingredients, delicious pizza, fab meats, and amazing service. We usually eat here when we pass through town on our way to Palo Alto from Arcata. A fun town, a great downtown, and a vital, locals restaurant.

Thank Sharon K
Santa Rosa, California
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

There was a very long wait between our order and our meal. The food was pretty tasty. The bread and butter were both cold and hard. The pumpkin pie portion was very small, and the crust was hard to cut with a fork. We also waited a while for the check to come.

Thank wellness4life2016
Zurich, Switzerland
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92 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Located in a main street in Petaluma, this restaurant offers a big single dining room with comfortable sitting although too loud despite of not having any music. Perhaps that particular day there were several medium groups. We didn’t have any reservation but we were given a table for two. Menu seems interesting and promising, with a good combination of dishes.... More 

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Budapest, Hungary
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2016

A perfect place for a special occasion for foodies. The atmosphere is pleasant but tends to get a bit noisy. Food is locally sourced and creative. If you are looking for great food in a casual setting, it is hard to beat Central Market.

1 Thank dhchaotic
Sonoma County, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 2, 2016

We were seated promptly, shared four courses...one better than the other. Service was excellent and the chef introduced himself to us and the tables around us....great touch.

1 Thank Tom C
San Miguel de Allende, Mexico
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15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

Last week was my 3rd and 4th time for dinner at Central Market. I had such a fantastic black cod one night, I had to return the next night for dinner. It is completely comfortable for one at the bar, with great service and attention to detail. Great seasonal menu and nice wine list. I'll be back.

Thank MSK611
Lake Arrowhead, California
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50 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

A lot of great choices here. We didn't have a reservation but lucked out with an open table for 5 on a Friday night. The Wagyu beef was really well made. The Short ribs were really tasty and filling. The braised lamb neck was so rich but sooo good! Would come again to try out other the other entrees.

Thank Keith A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $22
American, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002
    (Western Avenue)
  • Public Transportation: Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: +1 707-778-9900

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