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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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Petaluma, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

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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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

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
Sonoma County, CA
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182 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

Great fresh food excellently prepared. We had fish, pasta and pork chops and each dish was wonderful. Desserts were really good too. Service got a l little behind but the wait staff were polite and very attentive.

Thank Kelleyanne
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Thanks to Tony and his team for putting together a great menu for my dinner party of 15. With a large, diverse group, it can be challenging to pull off a successful event, but the team at Central Market did an outstanding job. Our meal was terrific and the service made it even better.

Thank Larry S
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28 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Hubby and I LOVED this restaurant when we came through here last year. Beautiful food, carefully prepared. What happened? We saw on the trip advisor menu that there was batter fried stuffed squash blossoms in their summer menu. We were so excited to revisit this place. Well, sadly, no squash blossoms and really, nothing special on the menu or anything.... More 

Thank Susan P
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We visited Central Market last year and could not wait to come back this year. The web site said breaded squash blossoms which we love we immediately made plans to go. Wow, what a disappointment. No breaded squash blossoms so we ordered champagne, wine and calamari. She ordered a glass of sparkly which was not bad but when did a... More 

Thank LarryPau
Rochester, NY
2 reviews
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I ordered the daily special Pork Chop. It turned out mostly pink in the middle and I can hardly chew it. Almost the whole plate went to the garbage. My peer ordered burger and asked for medium rare. It turned out rare. The service was good. The waitress was friendly and tendering. The price was ranked $$, but actually $$$.... More 

Thank gurnee66 .
Santa Monica, California
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36 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Located in prime "downtown" Petaluma (gorgeous century plus-old buildings, some of which survived the 1906 earthquake), Central Market is a large open room with a central bar and a wood-fire oven. Somehow the big open space seems friendly and inviting. Amazing food, truly memorable: ocean trout crudo on a bed of housemade guacamole, chicken livers with goat cheese, diver scallops... More 

Thank WrldtrvlrBH
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240 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 194 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We live in the area and now I am sorry I waited so long to try it out. We loved our dishes from A to Z. The salads and apptz were flavorful and the main courses were substantial. We were so stuffed when we left. It is not cheap for sure but I felt we really got our money worth.... More 

Thank SFjoe
San Francisco, California
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83 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very tasty with lots of local fare, including beer on tap. Wine list a little ho- hum and limited, but I think they were trying to keep price range low. A large space so a little noisy for our tastes, but we like it quiet. The service was excellent, friendly and helpful without being obsequious. Would not hesitate to go... More 

Thank Holly C

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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
American, Pizza, Mediterranean
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine
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?