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Bistro Bobette

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1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
+1 804-225-9116
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  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options
1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Drinks were very expensive, my husband's martini was $17. Waiter recommended french wine to me, $16 a glass. I didn't order & settled for a $9 glass. The appetizer & desert was good, the main entrees were disappointing. My husband said the pork was tasteless,...More

Thank norma23116
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our waitress was a lovely French woman who made us feel at home. The food was delicious. Lobster bisque, oxtail ravioli, beef medallions and chocolate mousse were prepared perfectly. The dining room is very comfortable with beautiful contemporary art.

Thank CindyQuitt
Reviewed April 19, 2018

This is our first time in Richmond. On the recommendation of a local, we made sure to have dinner at Bistro Bobette, which is tucked away on the brick part of Cary Street in Shockoe Slip downtown and which happened, conveniently, to be directly across...More

Thank spencil
Reviewed March 15, 2018

well, wow. Chose Bistro Bobette as the restaurant to go to last dinner for dinner. Mainly chose it due to location, right in the heart of Shockoe Slip and walking distance from my hotel, and also becuase of the intriguing menu posted on the window....More

Thank CeetBalto
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

I recently went to Bistro Bobette on Cary Street in Shockoe Slip. The restaurant has an understated elegance and a warmth about it. I lived just outside of Paris for a year, so I’ve had an opportunity to dine in some of the finest French...More

Thank michele f
Reviewed February 17, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Bobette. The service is good and they use local produce. I started with the combination charcuterie and cheese plate. The charcuterie was cured locally and was excellent. The cheese selection was local and French. I then had the rainbow trout...More

Thank Hubert J
Reviewed January 29, 2018

I enjoyed my dinner of salad, salmon and a glass of red wine at this restaurant> The service is very good.

Thank Roger F
Reviewed December 27, 2017

Clearly a gem in the district. We tired the restaurant this evening and were impressed with the quality of the meal. The food was prepared as ordered. The wine list is comprehensive and surprisingly reasonably priced. We chose a St Emillion that was mid range...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed November 27, 2017

My daughter and I made our first visit to Bistro Bobette on Thanksgiving, knowing this holiday probably isn't the best time to try somewhere new. But we couldn't have been more wrong. It is an absolute gem! We arrived for a mid-afternoon reservation and were...More

1  Thank Joyce K
Reviewed November 24, 2017

A Turkey Day find for my daughter and I. Price Fixe menu but what great offerings. Charming, small and oh such good food. Sincerely hope we have to come back to Richmond to eat here again.

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December 7, 2016|
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Response from Rogers B | Reviewed this property |
Um -honestly not sure - my wife who wasn't with me since I was traveling is also gluten free but I didn't notice specific options of the menu but that being said it seems to have a flexible chef and menu so suspect that... More
March 18, 2015|
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Response from Bistro B | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. we feature daily catch to provide seasonal seafood. Today specials are flounder, black sea bass, red mullet. Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special occasions, Business meetings
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 10:00 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: 1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-9116
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Bistro Bobette, Richmond's first authentic French Bistro serving comfort food in Historic Shockoe Slip. Our atmosphere is lively,chic casual and we strive to provide our guests with the utmost in professional service and quality cuisine. We utilize local,organic seasonal ingredients.Menu includes classic French fare, steak frites, mussels, quiche, homemade soups, charcuterie, tartare, escargots, house made terrines/pate, salads, fish and meats, complimented with an expansive wine menu. All desserts are homemade. Specials change daily. Menu changes monthly . 3 course Chef's Pre Fixe nightly from 5-6. for 22. Special Bar Bites available nightly.
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