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Bistro Bobette

1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
+1 804-225-9116
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

One of my favorites. Menu is always amazing. Food cooked wonderfully and they have an awesome wine list. This is a must try!

Thank LauraM0177
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were delighted to find this lovely bistro after having several disappointing and rather tasteless meals at nearby restaurants when we stayed nearby during two recent visits to Richmond. Bistro Bobette not only had a delightful ambience, but attentive service and fabulous food. Its bistro...More

Thank vatravelingbug
Reviewed 18 August 2017

I always love it here but tonight was extra special.... menu additions paying homage to Julia Childs..... we mixed and matched the regular menu with Julia classics. Superb. Hope my pictures do it credit! Bravo Chef!

Thank Elizabeth H
Reviewed 10 August 2017

Dinner for four, including one who must be gluten free, went with nary a hitch. Selections were varied(even for our gluten free diner), including some things you don't normally see, even in an upscale restaurant. We sampled a number of appetizers, entrees, and desserts. All...More

2  Thank overdye
Reviewed 20 July 2017

Four of us ate here for dinner on a Friday night. I got the feeling they might have been short a waitperson, so our waiter was hopping. But, he did a phenomenal job of taking his time to answer our questions and make sure we...More

1  Thank Cheenius
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

The website said lunch served til 230pm, so did the sign on the door. We got there at 205pm on 7/20/2017, there were people eating inside but the waiter told us they were closed!

Thank Jo C
Reviewed 18 June 2017

I attended a private seating with 15 people and had an exceptional dining experience. The variety of food choices was impressive, and were exquisitely prepared, and the wine selection was endless.

1  Thank STEVE C
Reviewed 7 June 2017

The atmosphere was relaxed and staff were very professional . Food was excellent. I had celery soup with crab /mushroom stuffed chick pea crepe with lunch salad. Crepe was excellent. My husband had the beef tenderloin on a baguette with a lunch salad which he...More

1  Thank ellenk557
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I took my wife and two youngest daughters (grown) for Mother's Day lunch. The price fixe menu provided plenty of options and each course was delicious! Every member of my family was thrilled with their selection. Our waiter, Jimmy, who was from Paris did an...More

1  Thank Keller_B
Reviewed 1 May 2017

My daughter moved to Richmond 2 years ago. A friend recommended this restaurant when we were apartment hunting before the move. We tried it and were delighted, with the food, with the atmosphere and with the service. It has become my favorite place in Richmond...More

Thank Suzanne B
Bistro B, Manager at Bistro Bobette, responded to this reviewResponded 3 May 2017

The Bistro Bobette team thanks you for taking time to share your positive experience with us and fellow diners. It is most appreciated! We look forward to see you very soon! Best Regards, W

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7 December 2016|
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Response from rogerslb | Reviewed this property |
Um -honestly not sure - my wife who wasn't with me since I was traveling is also gluten free but I didn't notice specific options of the menu but that being said it seems to have a flexible chef and menu so suspect that... More
18 March 2015|
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Response from Bistro B | Property representative |
Thank you for your inquiry. we feature daily catch to provide seasonal seafood. Today specials are flounder, black sea bass, red mullet. Hope to see you soon!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-9116
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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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