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Bistro Bethem

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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
Today
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Locust Grove, Virginia
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I took my parents here as a special pre-Christmas dinner. We were so disappointed. After making reservations, the hostess placed us right next to the only other diners in the restaurant. Seriously? So I requested the empty table next to the window, which she said was already reserved, though after our 2+ hour dining experience, those reservations... More 

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Thank Ballroom_Forever
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Thank you very much for joining us for a special holiday dinner. While we are certainly happy you chose us that evening, we are disappointed that we let you down. As you mentioned, you had excellent service and at any point during the meal if your food was incorrect, we wish we could have known to make it right. As... More 

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13 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stopped here for lunch. I had a BLT and it was very good. Comes with house made potato chips. There is a lot of unusual things on the menu. What I had was good, service was good. Would go again.

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Thank Leslie W
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Thanks for stopping! We hope to see you for dinner soon. Take care. More 

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

The food was fine but I thought it was a little pricey for what you get. I only tried it once so maybe I should give them another chance.

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Thank Jim P
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Thanks Mr. P, for joining us for what I assume is dinner. I appreciate the comment about 'another chance'- as a small 'mom and pop' establishment, we are personally invested and proud to serve our customers. I will tell you part of what goes into the price of our food- is the craft, and quality of ingredients involved. Our goal... More 

new york
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We walked around almost the entire Fredericksburg checking out different restaurants before deciding to eat here, and we were very happily surprised. We shared the pork osso bucco, which was a great dish, and the beet salad, also great. Both glasses of wine we ordered were really good, and one was so good (the french blend) that we bought a... More 

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Port Charlotte, Florida
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43 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just walking by and decided to try this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed most of our meal. The blistered shishito peppers for an appetizer were outstanding. This is a must try if you have never had them. We also shared a grilled romaine salad. This was a disappointment as the lettuce was barely grilled and cold. It was topped with pickled... More 

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Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback of your experience at our restaurant. We are a small mom-and-pop owned and run business and we take all our feedback to heart. We are so happy you enjoyed your meal here- the blistered shishitos are one of our favorites too! The grilled romaine salad has been a standing favorite... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Me and my husband visited last weekend for brunch. The ambiance of the restaurant was amazing and we can't wait to visit for Tuesday music night. The menu offered a variety of options but I think they can improve on their brunch selection. I ordered the biscuit with the pork belly and eggs, and although very tasty, the potion seemed... More 

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Thank Casey7764
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit here! We actually had the same thought regarding our wood oven pizzas, and have recently introduced a large pizza to the menu, which is a filling meal all on its own. Our menu changes daily, and every week we feature new brunch options. We look forward to taking care of you in the future! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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45 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

This bistro is a great place for a romantic meal or just to hang at the bar. We walked in without a reservation and were seated immediately. Our bartender, Jonathan, made the best Donnie Draper I have had! We ordered a made from scratch pizza that was out of this world! San Marzano tomato sauce with spicy salami and grilled... More 

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Thank Gina S
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words! That does sound like a lovely meal and wine pairing, we are happy you got to enjoy it. We look forward to seeing you soon! More 

Fredericksburg, Virginia
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47 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

We sampled the brunch menu and found it very tasty. Our server was excellent and very friendly. We will definitely go back for lunch and for the Tuesday night music! The dining room is larger than it appears from outside. The decor is eclectic and fun!

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Thank Dan M
Fredericksburg, Virginia
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2016

Fabulous food and excellent service. Was able to walk in during a very busy dinner hour without a reservation during Fredericksburg's Summer Restaurant Week and was seated immediately.

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Thank Jenny B
Fredericksburg, Virginia, United States
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133 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Went here with the wife for restaurant week because we had heard so many good things about it. The restaurant was kind of small, but we are use to that downtown. The drinks we had were very good, very fruity with a good dose of alcohol. For dinner I had the pork belly, and it had a good flavor but... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Cuisine
American, International
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-371-9999

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