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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 - 9:30 pm
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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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El Paso, Texas
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 17, 2017 via mobile

Enjoyable. All fresh ingredients. Much tastier option in town. I had the featured special "pork chop". Somewhat dry and tough. Service was good. The owner (I think) visited the table.

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Marin County, CA
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67 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 7, 2017

Though the room can be a bit noisy, not to worry, you will be too busy slurping up the delicious food to notice. The steak was fantastic - flavorful, perfectly cooked, delicious. Actually, I haven't found anything here I didn't like.

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Tracy, California
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83 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 6, 2017

On a quick overnight to Petaluma in mid-December we headed to Central Market for dinner. There were 6 of us and they managed to squeeze us in to sit at a table made for 4. We accepted because, well, we had 2 small children with us that didn't take up much space. The wine was good. The service was exceptional.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 3, 2017

Central Market since has been one of our favorite restaurants, since the first week it opened, years ago. Tony's menu is based on culinary influences from several American and European regions, and all his ingredients are made from scratch. The menu changes every few months, and one winter we were delighted to find a starter dish almost straight out of... More 

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Santa Rosa, CA
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63 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 20, 2016

I had been look forward to this dining event as I had heard so much about the restaurant. The farinata appetizer has good and I had the short ribs. I liked the tenderness and flavor of the ribs, but it was not outstanding. The butterscotch for dessert was great, a combination of sweet and savory. The restaurant can be very... More 

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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2016

We only visited once and have 3 dishes to judge by. Ambience is wide open, bright, noisy, and unadorned. The theme is farm to table. I'm never sure how truly local the food really is at these types of restaurants. All the selections were fine, but not more than that. A beet salad was the best dish. At $100 between... More 

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Kentfield, California
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 13, 2016

We went to dinner on a Saturday. The restaurant was quite busy and very noisy. The appetizer we shared was the trout crudo on guacamole and was so fresh and delicious, served with shredded carrots and pickled cucumbers. It was a great beginning and a large portion as were the entrees. I had pork wiener schnitzel which was served with... More 

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New York City, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2016 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 245 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2016

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 

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Berkeley, California
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4 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2016

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 

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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
Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
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?