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Bistro Bethem

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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
Sun 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Sun 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Fabulous food and excellent service. Was able to walk in during a very busy dinner hour without a reservation during Fredericksburg's Summer Restaurant Week and was seated immediately.

Thank Jenny B
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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118 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Went here with the wife for restaurant week because we had heard so many good things about it. The restaurant was kind of small, but we are use to that downtown. The drinks we had were very good, very fruity with a good dose of alcohol. For dinner I had the pork belly, and it had a good flavor but... More 

Thank Jeffery G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My friend & I were excited by the menu posted for Fredericksburg's annual restaurant week and were looking forward to the cantaloupe soup and beef brisket or pork loin entrees described online. We were pleased with the server but the seating was in the middle of the small restaurant and every time someone walked by the table paper covering the... More 

Thank Sherri C
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Dear Sherri, Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback of your experience at our restaurant. We are a small mom-and-pop owned and run business and we take all comments to heart. I wish we had known of your displeasure with your table while you were here so that we would have had the opportunity to reseat you... More 

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63 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We come here every few months and have never been disappointed. Menu changes quarterly based on local available meats/veggie etc. Definitely worth trying!

Thank Mmerola22
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

I took my mother here for lunch and we both enjoyed it. The food was good and the service was adequate. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Downtown Fredericksburg. Parking might be an issue.

Thank r0bape
Arlington, Virginia
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2016

This restaurant is a gem in downtown Fredricksburg. Highly recommend it for all occasions. The food was excellent--the quality is comparable to top restaurants in big cities like Washington DC, but at a more reasonable price. The restaurant's setting is relaxed and elegant, and the service is outstanding. The food is new American cuisine, with an emphasis on quality ingredients... More 

Thank 234benjamint
Peoria, Illinois
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308 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2016

We arrived about 1 p.m. on a Friday afternoon. Busy, but we were seated almost immediately. Waitstaff was friendly and knowledgeable. Nancy order a glass of wine and I ordered an Old Fashion with Bowmans Brothers Rye. Great drinks and very reasonably priced. Nancy selected the arugula salad and a personal sized pepperoni pizza. I just had to try the... More 

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Beaufort, Slo Country
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259 reviews
186 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

A couple of times a year we trek from Slow Country to New York. A transition that always calls for a recuperative stop. We discovered more than a few years ago that Fredericksburg was just about midway between start and end. And discovered Bistro Bethem as well. Always striking food and friendly service. So, it’s no surprise that we planned... More 

1 Thank joeytheg
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112 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016

The menu changes weekly and depending upon your preferences it could easily be a home run. The wines by the glass are good and interesting and the service at the bar is very good. The Octopus-spiked risotto under a piece of Halibut was nothing short of amazing while other dishes were very good and sometimes equally creative..

Thank The_Wine_Snob_NJ
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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108 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

Have eaten here several times, and although the food is fine the lunch portions fall on the slight side. I recently had the turkey and brie sandwich accompanied by a skimpy serving of house-made potato chips and I left still hungry. On the other hand, their duck dinner is quite satisfying both in flavor and quantity. It was also cooked... More 

Thank Michael L

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$12 - $30
American, International
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-371-9999

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