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Bistro Bethem

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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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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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40 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

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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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

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 1 week ago

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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306 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 132 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 

1 Thank Jeffrey S
Beaufort, Slo Country
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251 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 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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105 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 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
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2016

Sloppy, cluttered, dirty and over priced for the quality. Very disappointed a nice space that has been ruined by poor design and poorly hung art. The chairs at our table were falling apart as was most of the restaurant.

Thank mys135
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

I ordered a medium well cooked gourmet burger for $16.00 First of all it was tiny, and cooked rare! It was as dry as a bone, served with cold shoe string potatoes. That it! Of course I barely ate it. My husband got the salmon for $25.00, which was also tiny. It was very dry as well, served with refried... More 

2 Thank millerbcm
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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49 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016 via mobile

My wife and I have been dining at Bistro Bethem for the past 4 years. We love the atmosphere and fresh, creative entrees. We started off with some large, fresh Long Island blue point oysters on the half shell and Pei mussels. We both had the soft shell crab special on a bed of creamy grits with an old bay... More 

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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, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic
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?