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Central Market

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42 Petaluma Blvd N, Petaluma, CA 94952-3002 (Western Avenue)
5:30 pm - 9:30 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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Rohnert Park, California
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

The two men on either side of me ordered something else, and I felt a bit weird ordering the steak, but it was the one thing on the menu that struck me. Soooooo..... I made sounds when I had my first bite! I gave them each a bite, and they both said they were ordering the steak next time. I... More 

Thank Diann J
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We went out last night for an early birthday dinner. We were greeted as soon as we entered. Soon after we were seated we had water poured and fresh bread served. Our waitress arrived soon after to give us our menus and to tell us the specials. I decided to start off with the beet salad and my husband had... More 

Thank Brothers58
Toronto, Canada
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50 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This was a very cute place, the prices were a little steep but the food tasted fresh. We were quite pleased with the starters, and the entrée - wagyu beef steaks was cooked to perfection. The only thing that was disappointing was their dessert - their take of strawberry shortcake, it was rather dry. Otherwise, I would recommend this restaurant.

Thank Dharsha
Hamden, Connecticut
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19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had one night in Petaluma, and picked this place based on Trip Advisor reviews. Made our reservation before leaving CT. We were seated at a tall table for two by the windows. Ordered a nice Pinot Noir and Spicy lamb rolls, the Scallop and Black Cod entrees. Nibbled on some crusty bread while waiting for our food and enjoyed... More 

Thank mellen56
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34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My wife and I had a wonderful dining experience at Central Market this summer. The restaurant had a high energy atmosphere, which is what we were looking for an expecting. This is not a quiet white table cloth restaurant, and doesn't pretend to be. We both ordered the Chef's 4 course tasting menu and were thoroughly delighted with the uniqueness,... More 

Thank TravelingBuffs
Jacksonville FL
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66 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Was this the worst meal ever? No, just the worst on this ten day trip, especially considering it was the second most expensive. The worst service ever? No, just neglectful. The restaurant was recommended by two different (seemingly unbiased) locals, so we thought it would be a sure thing. We were seated next to a column at a small table... More 

Thank Bernerlover
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13 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife said that she had the best pork chop in her life at Central Market. Their passion for food is evident on every plate and exuded by their staff. We had a delightful time! We know that the place is special when we commented on the artwork on the walls and our server knew the artist and could talk... More 

Thank Derek C
Miami, Florida
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137 reviews
120 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Sometimes, restaurants WOW you. When they continue to WOW you over and over again....well that is a feat. Central Market is one of those restaurants that will continue to excite, satisfy your senses and create an amazing experience. Whenever I am in town, I always stop in for dinner. Why??? You might say. Simple. Great customer service, fresh ingredients, choice... More 

Thank Tony F
Petaluma, California
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3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

My husband and I ate dinner here. I ordered the pork chop dinner and husband ordered braised short ribs. We both were very delighted. My pork chop was as big as the plate and was about 1 inch thick. I ate it all to my surprise. I highly recommend eating here but you might want to make a reservation as... More 

Thank mrmrsreynolds2015
Park City, Utah
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

gourmet food without the gourmet trappings of stuffiness. This place is warm and genuine. The chef comes out and 'works' the room, checking with this guests.

Thank joliolio2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $22
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups
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: 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?