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Le Bistro

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312 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, CA 94952-4245
707-762-8292
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wed - Thu 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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tiburon
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129 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2016

Our second time in Petaluma and Le Bistro.. Small seats 30. Excellent french food, but not fussy. Wine list is limited, however the wines are all very good and all the same price when purchased by the glass. You need a reservation because it is very popular. This is not a family with kids type of place.All mature adults, no... More 

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Thank edwardTiburon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2016 via mobile

My husband and have dined at Le Bistro twice in the last two weeks. On both occasions we enjoyed wonderful dinners in an intimate setting. The tomato red bell pepper soup with pesto swirl was delicious, as was the grilled filet mignon with Cabernet reduction, and pork tenderloin. Creme brûlée was velvety! While the restaurant was fully occupied with diners... More 

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Sacramento, California
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48 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

Was truly amazed at the supreme quality of the food and service at this hole in the wall local secret spot. Great food and wine selection and spot on pairing suggestions with every course; apps to dessert. Not only will we be back, we will try to somewhat keep this place a secret as well..... (Trip Advisor secret handshake... Wink... More 

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Thank kellybike
Petaluma, California
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64 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2016

My boyfriend made reservations for Valentines. Such a treat. They are a bit difficult to book so here are some tips. They don't do online bookings and you should call them just a week before at around 3 or 4 p.m. to book ahead. You can chance a drop in but you probably won't get in. Only seats about 20... More 

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Thank Katsback
Salt Lake City, Utah
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73 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2015

The food is superb. One chef/owner controls everything and quality reins supreme. Very small venue. Difficult to get reservations because it is a favorite with locals and has so many returning customers. Book well in advance.

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Thank basketbunny1
Petaluma, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

Small, cute restaurant with excellent food and well priced. We really enjoyed our meal and will be back without a doubt. The steak was really great. Had a great time. Would recommend.

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Santa Rosa, California
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111 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Reservations are generally needed for this small boutique restaurant. The seating arrangement is close but comfortable. Having dinner at LeBistro is an evening you will remember. The menu options, the quality of the ingredients, the food preparation, the flavor, the presentation, and the local wines are wonderful. This restaurant is great for a gathering of friends, a celebration, or for... More 

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Thank 2OTRA
Middletown
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015 via mobile

We really TRIED to eat here again. We had a great meal here last year. But we had six people so one of our group stopped by to see about coming the following evening. He was told "no way!" When our friend said we would be seated 4 and 2 he said "absolutely not!" We have found the people of... More 

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Santa Rosa, California
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303 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 60 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2015

We first ate here about 2 years ago. It's a small, intimate restaurant with only nine tables. Our wine guide at J Vineyards recommended it since she found out we were staying in Petaluma. Chef Corey prepared us a wonderful meal. So this trip, we made reservations early. Our first stop after landing in San Francisco was here for another... More 

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1 Thank Pat B
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015 via mobile

The menu is small and in changing with dishes that seem old fashioned BUT the food is perfectly prepared and delish! Small , cozy, great service. Worth a try!

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Cuisine
French
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 312 Petaluma Blvd S, Petaluma, CA 94952-4245
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: 707-762-8292

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