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Bistro Bobette

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1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219-4146 (Formerly Bouchon) (South 12th)
+1 804-225-9116
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

Friends recommend this restaurant and they were right. Our meal was delicious and service was good. I had the braised duck. It fell off the bone and was full of rich flavor. My husband had the red wine beef stew--it was the best he ever had. The mouse was a great way to end the meal. The wine list is... More 

Thank ilovehuck
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Bistro Bobette is a quaint french bistro in downtown Richmond. The staff was friendly and the food was pretty good, but the service was extremely slow. We enjoyed our meal and will likely try again.

Thank Lori U
Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been to Bistro Bobette a number of times, and this was the best visit yet! We went for the special three course Christmas dinner and were told that things were running a little slow- but we were ok with it, more time for leisurely talk and enjoying out food. The first challenge was trying to decide - too many... More 

Thank Cynde L
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Outstanding meal Christmas Eve! The service, food, cocktails, wine and atmosphere made for a memorable night! As Chicago and international foodies we think this French Bistro is not to be missed! We loved the foie gras, escargot, ribeye, scallops and rack of veal! Thank you all for an amazing evening! We loved the relaxed pace and very attentive staff. We... More 

Thank SarahWilliray
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had heard a lot of good things about this place and my wife was excited to try it out. The food was delicious, my server was attentive knowledgeable and just overall pleasant. What I found disappointing was some of the fellow diners. I couldn't believe how rude this older man was to the supervisor. But I was impressed with... More 

Thank MisterSherar
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Went here for Christmas Day dinner. Venue is small but the food is excellent. Good, attentive service. Hosts are very welcoming.

Thank Malcolmzdsouza
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Food is great and service is amazing. Thanks Wendy and Olivier. Best cheese platter, Rabbit was tender, Scallops were amazing and the salmon cooked to a delicate medium. Knowledgeable wine staff.

Thank Sarah H
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met friends for lunch with high expectations given the reviews. Waited an hour to be served. Food disappointing. The tiny crocque had very salty ham -inedible. Pomme frites nothing like the buttery variety in France. No refills on drinks offered other than water. Lamb stew not as expected-tiny portions on a plate. Beef overcooked. Would not recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Glen Allen, Virginia
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Bistro Bobette is a really hard restaurant to review because the highs are really high, but the lows are kind of a wreck. On the good side: the appetizers and the entrees. The soup--which was a white bean soup--was quite good. My steak frites was excellent--perfectly cooked in a demi-glace so flavorful I was sopping it up with the excellent... More 

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Atlanta, Georgia
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102 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016

We arrive a little early for our reservation and are seated right away. There is a flimsy barrier from the entry to the seating area so every time the door opens we are blasted by cold air. Service is slow and getting our wine takes way too long. We witness a table of 3 leaving shortly after seating presumably due... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
French, European
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 E. Cary St., Richmond, VA 23219-4146 (Formerly Bouchon)
    (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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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?