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“French Country in Dixie”
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Bistro Bobette
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Ranked #66 of 1,639 Restaurants in Richmond
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$30 - US$30
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations
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.
Reviewed 2 October 2013

Love casual french cooking and this place has it in spades. The salads, appetizers and entree was out of site typical french--simple meals, yet the flavors are sophisticated in taste and presentation.

Thank wallpa
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Reviewed 19 September 2013

Wendy couldn't have been more friendly, inviting, informative and fun. We felt like we were guests in her home. That was just the amuse bouche to the marvelous meal that followed.
Tasty but not too fussy. Imaginative specials, appropriate wine list. We will certainly return!

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Thank dane2184
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Reviewed 17 September 2013

By chance we were walking by this restaurant on our way back to our hotel. As we looked at the menu offered to us by the hostess at the door, another couple entered. They asked if we were considering this restaurant, and we said possibly. They strongly encouraged us to eat there as it was one of there favorite places in Richmond. They were from New York City. We later found out from the owners that the man had been the manager of Windows On The World. We ended up going and had the best experience. Wendy, the owner's wife was so welcoming and enthusiastic. She told us that her husband, the chef, was actually from France. The cuisine exhibited his expertise. The duck foie gras was melt-in-your-mouth. The arctic char was seared and succulent.
For dessert, Wendy brought us a "home made" liqueur made from vodka, blood oranges, cardamon and some other exotic ingredients. It was delicious. The restaurant has an upbeat atmosphere without being chaotic or loud. It feels intimate and like a neighborhood favorite. Service was professional and prompt. Who would have thought we'd find this French jewel in Richmond.

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Thank RugLord
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Reviewed 15 September 2013

My wife and I came here on a recommendation from our hotel concierge at the Jefferson. I had it in my mind that a French restaurant was going to be a place full of heavy sauces and rich tasting food. Bobette was far from that! We had some of the most tasteful dinner food we have ever had in Richmond. Our pleasing experience began when we first arrived. We were met by the owner in a very personable and not "fake" way. The wait staff was great and we had a fish special and a steak entree that were both prepared with obvious attention to detail. The wine selection is good and the ambiance was very comfortable for us. WE will certainly come back the next time we are in Richmond.

Thank drohr9
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Reviewed 13 September 2013

Four of us enjoyed our first visit ordering everything from octopus to the house steak. Each of us ordered a different entree with no disappointments. Salads, appetizers and deserts were also pleasing. Will definitely return.

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Thank jkthomn
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