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Bistro Bobette

1209 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-225-9116
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good18%
  • Average6%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Gluten Free Options
1209 East Cary Street, Richmond, VA 23219
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Reviewed 1 week ago

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

Thank Keller_B
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 review

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

Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have bought a condo within walking distance of this restaurant and have been trying some of the millions of eateries around us. We had been to this restaurant years ago and had a so-so memory of it. We went again last night! I think...More

Thank Judy B
Reviewed 12 April 2017 via mobile

But im actually glad i changed my mind. I was reluctantly dragged there by friends. I complained the whole way it would be terrible. I actually wrote a bad review previously and swore off this place. So we all came in with a little bit...More

Thank marcfunt
Reviewed 7 April 2017

The halibut special was overcooked, dry, and tough to chew. Couldn't send it back because the server never came to see how we liked our food. The server stayed away from our end of the room for over 40 minutes. Over heard another table complaining...More

Thank ChipCarver
Reviewed 6 April 2017 via mobile

A bistro is defined as a neighborhood restaurant where you are known by name, and Bobette lives up to its moniker. The wait staff is friendly and helpful in this charming, yet unfussy restaurant. It was difficult to resist sopping up all of the buttery...More

Thank Darlenenna
Reviewed 5 April 2017

Charming place, friendly staff, great food from start to finish, the wine selection is comprehensive and the staff are knowledgable

Thank wsherman
Reviewed 22 March 2017

Went here for a date night and was blown away!! Its in a unique part of the city which adds to the experience. We went for dinner and had great food. The wait staff awesome and very knowledgeable of the menu! The truffle mac n'...More

Thank TristantheTraveler
Reviewed 15 March 2017

I was with a group of Frenchified folks attending a meeting at the Virginia Capitol--and then going to Bobette's for lunch. The place is attractive, and the service was excellent--despite that each person in my group had some special need or desire! And a French...More

Thank Yorkriver
Reviewed 1 March 2017

This is a small, quaint restaurant on Cary Street. The menu has a good selection of meat, fowl and seafood and there were a couple of very interesting daily specials. The wine list was relatively weak on west coast wines but had a good selection...More

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We have reservations on Christmas Day. I sent an email inquiry asking about the menu, prices, and gluten free options but did not receive an answer.
8 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
We are primarily fish eaters do you have daily fish specials or just the menu for dinner? Thank you
19 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.