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Bistro Bethem

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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
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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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new york
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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41 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 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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Thank paulinebob
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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40 reviews
31 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 gscentsy
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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40 reviews
21 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
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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134 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 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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Thank Jeffery G
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016

My friend & I were excited by the menu posted for Fredericksburg's annual restaurant week and were looking forward to the cantaloupe soup and beef brisket or pork loin entrees described online. We were pleased with the server but the seating was in the middle of the small restaurant and every time someone walked by the table paper covering the... More 

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

Dear Sherri, 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 comments to heart. I wish we had known of your displeasure with your table while you were here so that we would have had the opportunity to reseat you... More 

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72 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016

We come here every few months and have never been disappointed. Menu changes quarterly based on local available meats/veggie etc. Definitely worth trying!

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Thank Mmerola22
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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74 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2016

I took my mother here for lunch and we both enjoyed it. The food was good and the service was adequate. I would recommend it to anyone visiting Downtown Fredericksburg. Parking might be an issue.

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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, Gluten Free Options
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?