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Leon Bistro

817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
+1 530-899-1105
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
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Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you are celebrating a special event Leon Bistro is where you want to go. Friendly, personal staff, nice atmosphere and food that melts in your mouth! Great wine list and desserts to die for! For special occasions and for top quality food when you...More

Thank Margaret V
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

Ann Leon always provides fresh, creative fare and her menu changes with the farm seasons. I love her sauces and unusual vegetable combinations.

Thank virtualmel
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Reviewed 21 November 2016

This was our first visit to Leon Bistro, and it definitely won't be our last! Excellent food, great selection of entrees, nice salads, fresh soups, and the plates are beautifully arranged with a variety of flavors. Some chefs just put a slab of meat and...More

Thank Gail0922
Reviewed 18 October 2016

No other restaurant in Chico can compare to the food preparation, taste, and display. Leon's is a gourmet delight with specially made sauces that enhance the flavor of each meal.

Thank williamrU3059ZM
Reviewed 22 September 2016

An outstanding experience in every respect. The food is excellent as to preparation and presentation. Wonderful service. This has to be one of the best restaurants north of San Francisco. The chef formerly worked with Alice Waters, and dining here is evidence of that.

Thank weiss782
Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had the filet and my husband had some type of fish, I cant remember. the dishes were so colorful and unique!! Both meats were cooked perfectly and all the different tastes were so exciting. we ordered the oyster shots and were so pleasantly surprised...More

Thank megandK8721RV
Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I'd heard Leon's rivaled San Francisco eateries and though it's been in Chico awhile this was my first visit here. It did not disappoint. We started out w the Thai lettuce wraps - amazing flavor. Next we had the halibut - I had it by...More

Thank Mimi_California
Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the place folks make reservations for wedding dinners/announcements, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Gourmet, delicious, a real treat.

Thank dsioux
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Chico. The food is amazing, plus you can actually have a conversation during your meal. I LOVE the calamari - extremely tender and tasty. The chef really shines with her vegetable and sauces. Service is attentive and...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I confess. I wore shorts. After all, it is the middle of summer in Chico. I didn't expect to find a restaurant this good in this part of the state. Our table of 5 split appetizers - fried calamari and barbecued oysters. Both were delicious....More

Thank ClaytonBearBacker
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thomas w
29 January 2015|
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Response from JC-OMCA | Reviewed this property |
I think they would enjoy it. There's no bar, so alcohol isn't a major player there. The atmosphere is not intimidating--certainly no dress code!--and the young serving staff would probably enjoy offering suggestions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Dinner, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Groups, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
9:00 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-899-1105
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One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat. at 5 pm.
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