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Water Street Bistro

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100 Petaluma Blvd N Ste 106, Petaluma, CA 94952-2321
(707) 763-9563
Sun 8:30 am - 2:30 pm
Mon 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Wed - Fri 7:30 am - 3:30 pm
Sat 8:00 am - 4:00 pm
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Napa, California
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We met friends at Water Street Bistro for a casual Saturday lunch in Petaluma on a lovely sunny day, party of 6. Each person chose a dish that fit the bill, and not one of us was disappointed. This is a simple, casual place, with modest prices to match, but excellent quality food. You have to get in line at... More 

Thank friendofmusic
Petaluma, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have eaten here several times. The food is consistently good and fresh. The specials are unique. The space is a bit tight, but adequate. The ambiance homey. Usually the owner takes your order and shows you the freshly baked items on the counter. The only negative features are: the bathroom is through another building, and the system of paying... More 

Thank Nanahannahbanana
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I have had many incredibly delightful lunches at the Water Street Bistro over the years. The quiche is always a number one choice. Last week I had the duck confit special, which was cooked to perfection. I would highly recommend dining here!

Thank Deb B
Winnie, Texas
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270 reviews
171 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 88 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

A local gave us the heads up about this place for breakfast. I enjoyed the chorizo quiche and my husband also had a quiche and a waffle. I could tell lots of locals ear here. You place your order at the front and they will deliver it to your table. Nice friendly servers and the menu changes as they serve... More 

Thank Bretmcbunch
Clarkdale, Arizona
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89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2016

Eat for breakfast on 21 June and had a fantastic quiche. Went here with a local who highly recommended that "This was the place to eat breakfast in Petaluma" and he was right! So, I have to send out kudos to the team at the Water Street Bistro - Well Done!! Nice place with outside and inside seating. It was... More 

Thank Drake M
Petaluma, California, United States
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2016 via mobile

A very fun location in the old mill by the river, they have relaxed seating areas. The food was great, although the pizza was a bit wet - I prefer a pizza I can pick up with my hands!

Thank Gail B
Ravenna, Ohio
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

Very busy on a Saturday morning where locals meet and eat. Unbelievably good sugar bun and homemade creamy spring pea soup. Petaluma downtown is fun and saw many cafes, just picked this one at random and glad we did.

Thank roloandkate
Sacramento, California
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86 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2016

The quality of French cooking is evident. Everything is superb and made from scratch. So many choices of wonderful creamy quiches and the pastries are perfect - not that typical American overly sweet baked goods. It's hard to choose from so many delectable items ranging from croissants to fresh pear and apple tarts and light and flaky twists. Excellent coffee... More 

Thank Andy R
New York
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21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2016

Wow, what a gem this place is - tucked away near the river, full of regulars, who appreciate the chef and owner's terrific food. She makes everything herself, from the amazing array of pastries and desserts to the wonderful lunch specials, soups and salads. I had a fantastic duck confit. I came again and had the beef chili - so... More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

What a great find. We all wanted salads ... were hoping to find someplace where we could sit outside and enjoy the sun ... and that had really good food ... farm to table kind of place. And we found it! They had nice wine, beautifully prepared food ... and THE best homemade desserts. We had a French Tarte ...... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
French, Cafe, Soups, American
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
8:30 am - 2:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
7:30 am - 3:30 pm
8:00 am - 4:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 Petaluma Blvd N Ste 106, Petaluma, CA 94952-2321
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sonoma County  >  Petaluma
  • Phone Number: (707) 763-9563

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?