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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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Lake Arrowhead, California
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48 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Factory ceiling, focus on community & local farmers, farm fresh food right on the plate, friendly staff, professional service, perfect with family and friends

Thank Randhir S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Great relaxed place where me and my girlfriend had one of the best experiences on our California trip. Our waiter (who might have been named Phil) was great and gave us great advice on food and places to see in Petaluma. On top of a great atmosphere, the food from the chef's local farm was delicious! Definitely worth a visit... More 

Thank Oscar K
San Francisco, California
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13 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ate there several times. It should have been excellent judging by reputation and menu. And I think the chef is very good. There is one waiter with a goatee who is insufferable, and I have no idea why he is employed there - it makes a lovely experience tainted and annoying. So if you can avoid the goatee, then bon... More 

Thank Omnivore94127
Sonoma County, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Dinner only, The line starts early for when they open at 5PM with happy hour until 6PM, $5 glass of wine, $1.25 oysters. The staff is always happy to see you. They have a small but excellent wood oven pizza selection as well as a wood oven burger in a potato bun that made my National top 10 list. The... More 

Thank J9Alexander
Toronto, Canada
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We'd been told by friends that this was 'the' place to dine in Petaluma, the best, the most inventive, one superlative after another. Perhaps I get too excited about a place when it garners that kind of praise, and this time was no exception. We enjoyed our evening, and I did like the food, but I feel it didn't live... More 

Thank wendyi638
San Diego, California
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food we had the pork snitzel special with German potatoes salad Very good service, friendly, nice bar also. Good wine list.

Thank Les M
New York City, New York
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70 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Restaurant located in the historic district of Petaluma in a 1918 building. The restaurant showcase local farmers. The focal point of the restaurant is wood burning oven. The staff was very attentive and knowledgeable. When in the area, will come back.

Thank Ita49
San Diego
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 20, 2016 via mobile

A must for people who like the idea of farm to market. VERY fresh, great food fun atmosphere. Service good , nice wine list. We had the Pork Snitchel, with German potato salad, mushroom gravy. Days Smecht!

Thank lesliem336
Nevada City
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93 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2016

Firstly, we told the hostess we needed a quiet table due to deafness, she wanted seat us next to an already boisterous party of 24 and we had to insist to get a quiet window table. Secondly, we got the really nice wood fired bread, but had to request we get oil and balsamic with it, not just a pat... More 

Thank RobbNevadaCity

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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Families with children
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?