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Bistro Bobette

1209 East Cary Street, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219
+1 804-225-9116
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  • Excellent69%
  • Very good19%
  • Average5%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible3%
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“escargot” (20 reviews)
“poached pear” (3 reviews)
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5:00 PM - 10:00 PMAll hours
French, European, Gluten Free Options
1209 East Cary Street, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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 3 weeks ago

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
Reviewed 18 October 2017

we started out with one waiter (whom i would have preferred) dinner was excellent, so was the desert and the cocktails

Thank Tina H
Reviewed 16 October 2017

Richmond is lucky to have this Parisian chef who serves authentic French fare., The dining area is quiet and understated, and there is a separate cozy bar and a great and accommodating bartender. The wine list is extensive. We ate at the bar and had...More

Thank Gail M
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

One of my favorites. Menu is always amazing. Food cooked wonderfully and they have an awesome wine list. This is a must try!

Thank LauraM0177
Reviewed 12 September 2017

We were delighted to find this lovely bistro after having several disappointing and rather tasteless meals at nearby restaurants when we stayed nearby during two recent visits to Richmond. Bistro Bobette not only had a delightful ambience, but attentive service and fabulous food. Its bistro...More

Thank vatravelingbug
Reviewed 19 August 2017

I always love it here but tonight was extra special.... menu additions paying homage to Julia Childs..... we mixed and matched the regular menu with Julia classics. Superb. Hope my pictures do it credit! Bravo Chef!

Thank Elizabeth H
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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
Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
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 East Cary Street, downtown location I95 exit, Richmond, VA 23219
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-9116
  • E-mail
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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