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Bistro Bobette

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1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219 (Formerly Bouchon) (South 12th)
+1 804-225-9116
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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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Washington, DC
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

A delightful lunch in this charming bistro -- the chick pea fritters are absolutely wonderful. Wish we could have indulged in a glass of wine from their interesting wine list.

Thank aeflow
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Bistro Bobette offers outstanding french food, with warm and friendly service. We've just come home from a special Valentine's Day meal there. It was difficult to choose between the various tempting offerings,. But we finally decided on the beef tenderloin medallions and lobster tail with Bernaise sauce and Sea Bass for our entrees, and chocolate mousse and poached pear with... More 

Thank ltrice2151
Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Outstanding restaurant. Food, service, ambience--all great. We dine at Bistro Bobette as often as possible.

Thank stonelso
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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248 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 425 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2017

We ate lunch during a workday. They were breaking in a new server, who was honest enough to let us know her status. I am all for being patient when someone is new and learning. Despite that, we really didn't have any problems with the service at all. The meals were good, but I was not overly impressed with the... More 

Thank TwoTravelersToG... A
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 15, 2017 via mobile

Friends recommend this restaurant and they were right. Our meal was delicious and service was good. I had the braised duck. It fell off the bone and was full of rich flavor. My husband had the red wine beef stew--it was the best he ever had. The mouse was a great way to end the meal. The wine list is... More 

Thank ilovehuck
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Bistro Bobette is a quaint french bistro in downtown Richmond. The staff was friendly and the food was pretty good, but the service was extremely slow. We enjoyed our meal and will likely try again.

Thank Lori U
Richmond, Virginia
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

I've been to Bistro Bobette a number of times, and this was the best visit yet! We went for the special three course Christmas dinner and were told that things were running a little slow- but we were ok with it, more time for leisurely talk and enjoying out food. The first challenge was trying to decide - too many... More 

Thank Cynde L
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 28, 2016

Outstanding meal Christmas Eve! The service, food, cocktails, wine and atmosphere made for a memorable night! As Chicago and international foodies we think this French Bistro is not to be missed! We loved the foie gras, escargot, ribeye, scallops and rack of veal! Thank you all for an amazing evening! We loved the relaxed pace and very attentive staff. We... More 

Thank SarahWilliray
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016 via mobile

I had heard a lot of good things about this place and my wife was excited to try it out. The food was delicious, my server was attentive knowledgeable and just overall pleasant. What I found disappointing was some of the fellow diners. I couldn't believe how rude this older man was to the supervisor. But I was impressed with... More 

Thank MisterSherar
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 26, 2016

Went here for Christmas Day dinner. Venue is small but the food is excellent. Good, attentive service. Hosts are very welcoming.

Thank Malcolmzdsouza

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special occasions
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 (Formerly Bouchon)
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-9116
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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?