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The Bistro at Market and Grove

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433 N Market St, Petersburg, VA 23803-3219
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
Tue - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:00 am
Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Our family has eaten here for a few years and each time the owner, Russ, comes by our table to visit. His menu is dependably good, the atmosphere is quiet and comfortable, and the staff is friendly and attentive. Brunch, lunch, and dinner are always great - and we've enjoyed dining on the patio in season. Go visit this hidden... More 

Thank Rob K
1 review
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The service was slow, that we could handle. The food however was worse than the service. 3 of us ordered the Ribeye Sandwich that was to come with onions,mushrooms, and provolone on a baget. The baget was inedible and what was inside was like beef stroganoff. A few pieces of meat, a few mushroom and onions- no cheese, and lots... More 

1 Thank Lois S
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 31, 2016 via mobile

Made a reservation as it was Friday night but didn't need one. The place was very slow. Only 6 other people ate while we were there, 630-1000pm. Christopher was very attentive and knowledgeable about the food. The wine choices are limited and most of the food offered is not on the menu. Our party of 4 had steak, nicely prepared,... More 

2 Thank Nnout
Petersburg, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

The food here is amazing! Russ always welcomes us here and will even customize a menu for your private events! As far as what to choose I would recommend the Steak! You won't be disappointed. Very nice and welcoming restaurant in Old Town Petersburg whether you're looking for dinner, or just a few drinks.

Thank brobinson515
Buckeye, Arizona
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19 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016

Stopped here for lunch and was glad we were NOT in a hurry. All the furnishings and the building were old and funky but the food was good!

Thank G0sandy
Virginia Beach, Virginia
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 18, 2016

Stopped in on a whim. What fun! The decor is a fusion of Victoria drawing room and library/museum in an old gas station. The food was good. Staff was attentive. I'd love to go back in the evening. It looks like a place for good conversation over good food.

Thank 824Sandy
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

1st visit to this restaurant. 1st impression: Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Ambiance: Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Decor: Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Food: Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Cook/Chef: ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ Service: Great/Excellent ⭐️⭐️⭐️ Price: Very Reasonable ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️

Thank Barry O
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22 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 17, 2016 via mobile

If you are in the mood for some exquisite specialty seafood dishes, this is the place. The food was delicious with generous portions. Make sure to order the crostini appetizer and definitely leave room for dessert. Very friendly and a nice cozy small establishment. Well worth the experience.

Thank R W
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

To start off, this place has a great eclectic cute setting and the food was alright. I don't know what happen that day or if they hired a new waitress/host and cooking crew, but this was one of the longest waits for service (I'm talking about +30 minutes of us just chatting with each other and wondering what's going on),... More 

Thank Aly T
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81 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 24, 2016 via mobile

Kinda hidden little place. You might miss it behind the trees. It's located at the intersection of Old, Market, and Grove. Small parking lot, but there's street parking or a public lot across the street. I couldn't figure out which door to enter, there are 3 unlabeled doors. Enter through the middle door after going through the iron gates. The... More 

Thank Emily S

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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
$15 - $21
American, French, Seafood, International
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special occasions, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 am
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 433 N Market St, Petersburg, VA 23803-3219
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Petersburg
  • Phone Number: 804-732-4480

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?