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“Wonderful dining experience” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Bistro Bobette

Bistro Bobette
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Ranked #62 of 1,593 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: French, European
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Restaurant details
Good for: Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: South 12th
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.
Richmond, Virginia
2 reviews
“Wonderful dining experience”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 28, 2013

Bistro Bobette is one of our favorite restaurants. The food is excellent on any given day, but their holiday dinners are extra special. Thanksgiving is especially tasty with all the traditional foods, but many other delicious choices. The pumpkin tart dessert was a perfect end to a wonderful afternoon.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Don S
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English first
new jersey
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199 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
“good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 26, 2013

Our first time here. The service was very good, although I really wanted to be able to speak French! We entered the restaurant with a "Bonsoir" and got no response! I tried several times to speak French during the evening, but again got no response. The food was really delicious and presented nicely, as was the service and wine list. We weren't rushed. My only complaint was the music which was more for a bar situation: an up beat jazz loop, which I thought wasn't soothing for dinner. Nobody walked us to the door when w left. Only 2 other tables were served when we were there.Other than that, we enjoyed our evening. $190 for two with tip.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank jocar99
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Oxford, NC
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276 reviews
181 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 143 helpful votes
“Great Food and Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 13, 2013

This was our first time to the Bistro. The food was delicious and our waiter attentive and prompt. We had the beef tenderloin, escargot, tuna tartare, oysters and grilled octopus. Everything was freshly prepared and tasty with maybe a little too much sauce on the beef. Highly recommended although its not cheap. Request a table at one of the banquettes.

Visited November 2013
Helpful?
Thank NCSmokey
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143 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“Lovely cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 10, 2013 via mobile

The snails were delicious and the bread hot and crusty. The beef tenderloin was cooked perfectly. Profiteroles made it perfect. The red wine by the glass was fair. Ask for a booth as the bistro like chairs get old quickly.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Doubledeacon
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Vienna, Virginia
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“What happened to them?!”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 1, 2013

I used to love this restaurant and go there at least twice a month but something has changed with them; the last two times that I went there I was really upset with my food. The dish on the one of the days was the special of the day which was "sole" and it was burnt and too salty and the next time I ordered the chicken which was too salty and too fried. I hope they get their act together.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank shari m
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Bistro B, Owner at Bistro Bobette, responded to this review, November 2, 2013
Thank you for taking the time to share your recent experience. We strive to provide the utmost in food quality and service and are sorry you were let down.

We encourage diners to express any concerns to management while in the restaurant so we can fix or address your problems. Sadly, once you leave we can not.

Feel free to contact us so we are able to understand and address your complaints.
Again, Thank you for the feedback. Look forward to hearing from you.
Bistro Bobette
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