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Bistro Bobette

1209 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-225-9116
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“poached pear” (3 reviews)
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
1209 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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Reviewed 4 March 2014

I only went here for lunch, but the place was a little cramped and the service was a little stuffy. Also just a tad pricier than I was expecting. That aside, super good food if you enjoy French cuisine! I'd like to try for dinner...More

Thank KBeth00
Reviewed 12 January 2014

I'm a vegetarian which doesn't often go well with French cuisine. I love their veggie side dish combo options. Everything is so favorable. I'm sure their meat dishes are equally well executed. Good service too...with a lot of seasoned personality,

Thank fanSXM
Reviewed 11 January 2014

Recently my wife and I dined at Bistro Bobette for the first time, but definitely not the last. It's a small, sparsely decorated restaurant that features large displays of contemporary artwork rather than the ubiquitous memorabilia found in other French bistros. We dined on sea...More

Thank Paul_Har
Reviewed 7 January 2014

The food is perfectly prepared and pleasing to all of the senses. The staff is extremely knowledgeable about both the food and wine offerings. We dine here at least a couple of times a year for special occasions.

Thank Rob E
Reviewed 1 January 2014

My husband and I were visiting Richmond for the New Year's holiday. We travel extensively, maintain a part time home in Paris and consider ourselves Francophiles. I read all of the reviews of this restaurant before booking for the evening. Our experience was very enjoyable....More

Thank travelluver
Reviewed 27 December 2013

We dined here for the second time and again, the food and service were excellent. The escargot was perfectly cooked; the ahi tuna was delightful; the oysters on the half shell were plump and tasty and all of the meat dishes - beef tenderloin, ribeye...More

Thank NCSmokey
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Christmas dinner with daughter, son-in-law, parents of son-in-law: thankfully, Bistrol Bobette was one of the few non-hotel restaurants open. Being lovers of most all things French, we thought we were set for a great meal, and a joyeux noel. "Greeted" or, shoud I say almost...More

3  Thank Martha B
Reviewed 27 December 2013

Stopped in for lunch the day after Christmas. Upon entering, the first thing that grabs you is the décor. A very pleasant combination of loft and urban cool with a pleasant brick and gray palette with a back wall filled with bottles of wine. You...More

Thank jeffreyb406
Reviewed 26 December 2013

We had dinner here on Christmas day. It was excellent as it always is. Chef owner Francis outdid himself on this occasion. The menu was diverse and everything on it was outstanding. This is all time excellent place.

Reviewed 26 December 2013

The restaurant has a pleasant atmosphere with the exception of the slotted plastic curtains like those often seen in a cold storage facility. The server was less than friendly and there was a long wait between placing the order and being served. There is the...More

Thank Andy1947
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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
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, 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 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
    (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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