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Bistro Bethem

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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun 11:30 - 21:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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114 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I dined here with a friend on Sunday afternoon. We sat at the bar & received excellent service. We started off by ordering a flight of wine for $15 that included 3, 1/2 glasses of 3 different wines. They were tasty & the menu offered bottle & discounts pricing on cases. We ordered an appetizer of fried Brussel sprouts to... More 

Thank Crizo1
Edgewater, Maryland
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93 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here as well as Easter brunch. I had the FRC - Free Range Chicken airline chicken was amazing tender and full of flavor. Served with spinach and gnocchi mac and cheese. Delicious dish. The brunch was delicious as well. I had the salmon quiche served with arugula salad. My son had the hash. He loved it!! Highly... More 

Thank Cindy S
Stafford, Virginia
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary there. We have been on many occasions over the last few years including a couple anniversaries. Service was engaging and delightful. We started with fried brussel sprouts that were delicious. It is funny to think how much I disliked them as a child and to enjoy them so now. My wife... More 

Thank openthisapp
Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

Drove from Richmond to Fredericksburg with two girlfriends to walk around downtown Fredericksburg and also have lunch. We had made a reservation at Bistro Bethem and because the weather was so very warm, we were able to sit outside. What a treat! The lunch and wine were delicious, the service was perfect and our waiter friendly and helpful. We will... More 

Thank gardens203
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207 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 199 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have friends who love Bistro Bethem, and join them for dinner now and then. In the past, we've really enjoyed our food, but this last visit wasn't quite as good. It was still worth 4 stars, but it used to be 5 star all the way. The service was excellent, and we love that we can bring in our... More 

Thank Julie S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

All I have to say to my wife is "The Bistro" and she us ready to go. The menu is fun--always interesting. If you like items that are a bit eclectic, like octopus, this will be your place. We always enjoy our meals here and BB has a wonderful wine list. And the mignon they serve with their oysters is... More 

Thank Charlie S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have had dinner and lunch several times over the past two years and have never been disappointed. Service is always excellent and staff is very friendly. We love the different menu selections throughout the seasons.

Thank staziz2016
Locust Grove, Virginia
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 December 2016

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 

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 6 helpful votes
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.

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
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.

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
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
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
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
11:30 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?