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Bistro Bobette

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1209 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4146 (Formerly Bouchon) (South 12th)
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Powhatan, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Just walking into this sublimely lit, white table cloths for our ladies lunch downtown after walking from the govenor's mansion, we were all at ease. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. The cold, creamy, corn crab chowder to start and crisp cool wine was perfect.The salmon and salad was just enough. We had a lovely lunch and I'll be... More 

1 Thank Becky L
Burlington, Vermont
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Traveling solo my second time in Richmond, I made my way to this super cute French Bistro. Friendly staff, nice menu-had the pate to start and the Salmon for entree. Both absolutely competitive with any Bistro in Paris. Nice art and simple decor. Clean. Attention to details. Olivier at the bar put me at ease right away. Chef came out... More 

1 Thank welligrl
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2016

It's easy to comment on food. We know what we like and we know if we liked it. At Bistro Bobette the food is superb. Without question the chef understands every element of what it takes to deliver a memorable experience. But to be remarkable it also takes a team of professionals who understand the larger experience beyond just the... More 

Thank silverspur
Portland, OR
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 9, 2016 via mobile

What a treat!! Truly a perfect meal. Attentive servers that were present without being pushy. The beef tenderloin medallions were perfectly cooked and tender with a spicy peppercorn crust. The potato gratin gave me a wonderful reminder of my last trip to France - completely authentic. The sautéed spinach was salty and garlicky like it should be. And to complete... More 

Thank Brooksie75
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

I was visiting old friends in Richmond. Bistro Bobette was highly recommended by my friends. What a charming place. The bartender was very friendly. He new my friends and easily engaged in conversation. Our waitress was very nice and the food was excellent. I loved my salmon and buckwheat crepes. I only wish we had a nice friendly restaurant like... More 

Thank betsymc17g
Bowie, Maryland
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211 reviews
142 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 85 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

We recently had lunch at this excellent French bistro. It is in the Shockoe area of Richmond and well worth a visit. The dining room is small and narrow (shouldn't all French bistros be so configured?) and I am sure is even nicer, in the French way, at night. I had beef bourguignon (although they call it something else here)... More 

Thank Edison G
Midlothian, Virginia
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26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2016

This was my first time dining at this restaurant but it will not be my last. The food was exceptional. The service was informative, prompt, attentive, professional and friendly. All food items ordered were simply divine. The atmosphere was peaceful and we were seated to view Cary Street. It was truly like sitting in a restaurant on the streets of... More 

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Denver, CO
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106 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016

I happened to be looking for a dinner place on Tuesday and saw their special "multi course" vegetarian dinner that night. I was expecting a multi-course prix fix kind of deal (starter, main, dessert), but instead it was picking four of their vegetarian small plates as your meal. My favorites were the broccolini and the chick pea fritters (which come... More 

Thank gremlin_337
Richmond, Virginia
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37 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is my company's favorite spot to make dinner reservations for work/professional events! The food is perfect, and the environment is classy!

1 Thank Peggy A
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2016

Three of us had dinner and we had a variety of appetizers,salads, entrees, and desserts. The food and service were both excellent. It is a very warm and inviting restaurant. The homemade crepe and mousse were both amazing!

Thank mmp450

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
French, European
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
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4146 (Formerly Bouchon)
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804.225.9116
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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