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“Excellent, creative food, served in a fluid decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of The Bistro at Market and Grove - CLOSED

The Bistro at Market and Grove
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $15 - $21
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Lunch, Dinner, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Wakefield, VA
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
“Excellent, creative food, served in a fluid decor”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 5, 2014

One of our all-time favorite restaurants. Sadly this was our first trip this year, but it will not be the last. The food is creative, with great flavors, from appetizers to desserts. Alcohol is available. The service is top drawer with a wait staff that is well trained and knows the nuances of each offering. The decor is a composite of art, large framed mirrors, sets of chairs that are never together at the same table, all set off with a massive chandelier. Everything calls one to relax, dine, and enjoy life. Definitely for those who relish great food and good companionship.

  • Visited April 2014
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Thank David K
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Colonial Heights, United States
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29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
“Great food near Olde Town Petersburg”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 4, 2014

Great food, service and atmosphere. Worth the expense. We've eaten at the Bistro at least four times in the past two years and every meal has been excellent.

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank John W
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Williamsburg, Virginia
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238 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
“Eclectic decor and good food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 3, 2014

This was my first visit, but my wife's second. The restaurant is located in an old gas station in Old Town Petersburg. But you wouldn't know that if you hadn't been told. The interior has an interesting assortment of decorations and furnishings, that will entertain you as much as the food will. The lunch selection was good and all at out table enjoyed it. I only marked the service down as the single server had to handle multiple tables - still he did the best he could. This would be a fun place to bring a date.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank pgolden
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Huntsville
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59 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
“Customer unfriendly”
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2014

I was going to try it out with the Groupon deal. But they said that I couldn't use it unless I had four people. I got the same deal at another restaurant in DC and they let me use it. I ended up ordering over $120 worth of food and left a fat tip for the waiter. This restaurant definitely doesn't know what customer service is about and don't know how to please a customer. I will never visit a business that doesn't value a potential customer's business at all.

Their official website also isn't working.

  • Visited February 2014
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4 Thank damiandagger
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Petersburg, Virginia
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69 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Special Valentine Dinner”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 19, 2014

From the time of entering The Bistro my son and his girlfriend said they were treated like local celebs! They complimented the wonderful service and an exceptional dinner. The owner, Russ came to the table to make them feel more than welcome. He even recalled they had spent last Valentines Day at his restaurant. Speaking as a mom -- I want to thank everyone at the Bistro who made this a first class memorable evening for them.

  • Visited February 2014
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Thank VirginiaRedHatLady
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