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Bistro Bobette

1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
+1 804-225-9116
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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French, European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
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Reviewed 4 days ago

well, wow. Chose Bistro Bobette as the restaurant to go to last dinner for dinner. Mainly chose it due to location, right in the heart of Shockoe Slip and walking distance from my hotel, and also becuase of the intriguing menu posted on the window....More

Thank CeetBalto
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I recently went to Bistro Bobette on Cary Street in Shockoe Slip. The restaurant has an understated elegance and a warmth about it. I lived just outside of Paris for a year, so I’ve had an opportunity to dine in some of the finest French...More

Thank michele f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We enjoyed our meal at Bobette. The service is good and they use local produce. I started with the combination charcuterie and cheese plate. The charcuterie was cured locally and was excellent. The cheese selection was local and French. I then had the rainbow trout...More

Thank Hubert J
Reviewed 30 January 2018

I enjoyed my dinner of salad, salmon and a glass of red wine at this restaurant> The service is very good.

Thank Roger F
Reviewed 28 December 2017

Clearly a gem in the district. We tired the restaurant this evening and were impressed with the quality of the meal. The food was prepared as ordered. The wine list is comprehensive and surprisingly reasonably priced. We chose a St Emillion that was mid range...More

Thank Richard S
Reviewed 28 November 2017

My daughter and I made our first visit to Bistro Bobette on Thanksgiving, knowing this holiday probably isn't the best time to try somewhere new. But we couldn't have been more wrong. It is an absolute gem! We arrived for a mid-afternoon reservation and were...More

1  Thank Joyce K
Reviewed 25 November 2017

A Turkey Day find for my daughter and I. Price Fixe menu but what great offerings. Charming, small and oh such good food. Sincerely hope we have to come back to Richmond to eat here again.

Thank Bomac114
Reviewed 19 November 2017

Bistro Bobette is on a charming cobblestone street in an historic part of Richmond. Inside, it is a cozy French restaurant that reminds you of the best of Paris. We were here for dinner for business and had an excellent experience. The server (who spoke...More

1  Thank ElaineAndGreg
Reviewed 9 November 2017 via mobile

I’m at a business meeting here and decided to come back to my favorite little French restaurant and have dinner. Great wine offerings, wonderful and thoughtfully prepared food and Spanish guitar music playing in the background. Tonight I’ve decided to have the appetizer tart and...More

Thank Deborah E
Reviewed 20 October 2017

I did really enjoy my dinner. I did think it was very small portions for the expense-however it is a place you go to for ambience clearly. Seems to be a local favorite.

Thank Margaret M
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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
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
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 E Cary St, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219-4146
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-9116
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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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