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Water Street Bistro

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner

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Cup $3.75
Bowl $5.0
Soup Du Jour
Organic Babu Green
w/balsamic vinagrette
Salad Nicoise
Endive And Apple
w/ lelmon vinagrette
Chick Pea And Her
Pickled Blackeyed Peas
Lunch Specials
Chicken Tangine
1/2 sandwich. w/hazelnuts
Cheese And Fruit Plate
1/2 salad
Warm Turkey And Ham Muifflatta
Chicken Salad
arugula & red onions
Cucumber And Watercress
w green slad
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch
Cafe, Soups
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
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All reviews lunch quiche crab chowder soups half salad bread pastrami sandwich pastry pork pie the river no table service french flair order at the counter sit outside baked goods relaxed atmosphere
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

We were told how to find this welcoming and friendly place next the river - and really valued the recommendation. Enjoy their hot quiches, great pastries and above all the warm, prompt service. Don’t miss this one.

Date of visit: February 2019
Reviewed November 12, 2018

Stopped for lunch a few times... the staff was friendly and the food was wonderful with a french flair. Among the dishes we tried were the crab chowder (soo good), the lentil soup, the pork with tomatillo sauce (excellent), the sandwiches were great and so...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank cristrip2015
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

Met friends for lunch and truly enjoyed our visit to Waterfront. Food was homemade and delicious. We enjoyed quiche, curry chicken salad and eggplant sandwich. The baked goods are excellent… Try the pie! Lots pic great daily specials to chose from. Sitting inside and out....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Tiny_Bubbles007
Reviewed October 29, 2018

This little cafe is nestled next to the canal in downtown Petaluma and is a gem of a find for lunch. The food is outstanding, homemade crab chowder is the best soup I’ve ever had. The chicken salad sandwich is mouthwatering and excellent. They have...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Barb C
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Great experience: had a delicious pastrami sandwich and crab chowder. My grandson liked the carrot soup. Staff are all very friendly and helpful.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jrsane
Reviewed October 2, 2018 via mobile

Dedicated to her craft, pastries are hand made daily the old fashion way. Breakfast or lunch, whether Croissant, Quiche, and/or desserts will not disappoint.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank KFOK
Reviewed September 19, 2018

Most recently, we took my cousins to have lunch at the Water Street Bistro, but my husband and I, Petaluma natives, love to go there quite often. Everything we have had on Stephanie's menu is wonderful. We especially enjoy the home-made quiches and baked goods.

Date of visit: August 2018
1  Thank prairiepalsPF
Reviewed August 29, 2018

Good place. Just a bit hard to order. Small and no table service. They do bring out your food. Can be loud inside. Pick a nice day and sit by the river.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank groovysfchick
Reviewed August 27, 2018 via mobile

Love Love Love this perfect little spot on the river in Petaluma! The food here is homemade and delicious. Even though it’s just a cafe where you order at the counter, the food is like “fine dining”. Also, the people here are the nicest, and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Patricia D
Reviewed August 11, 2018

Water Street Bistro is an amazing place whose proprietor brought her knowledge of excellent baking and cooking from France. It's a refreshing respite from big restaurants and menus; the menu for the day is written on blackboards from which you select your choice. It's quaint,...More

Date of visit: April 2018
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April 28, 2016|
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Response from eemori | Reviewed this property |
Breakfast items include waffles, poached eggs, bacon, wide variety of pastries/quiches/srada all prepared by chef. Espresso drinks. My favorite breakfast dish is either poached eggs or toast with smoked salmon & cream... More
April 28, 2016|
Response from karen_gettman | Reviewed this property |
She bakes lots of fresh pastries, croissants, coffee cake etc., each day. There are homemade waffles. And there are 4-6 different fresh quiche every day. Homemade granola. Yogurt, fruit. Usually a special breakfast... More
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