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Bistro Bobette

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1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon) (South 12th)
804.225.9116
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
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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Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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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 

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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 

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Thank Brooksie75
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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 

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Bowie, Maryland
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201 reviews
135 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 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 

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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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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 

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Richmond, Virginia
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29 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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!

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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!

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Thank mmp450
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2016 via mobile

The people working here are great with creative meals , but it is pricey for what you get and you feel as if the place is not well kept.

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Thank Michele C
State College, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2016

Great French restaurant downtown. The dishes are creative and delicious, the service was great and very friendly. The portion size was actually pretty good (not tiny Frenchish), but leaves room for desert or appetizer.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Cuisine
French
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special occasions, Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon)
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: 804.225.9116
Description
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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