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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
Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

We were a party of eight celebrating my wife's birthday on a recent Friday night. As other reviews suggest, the restaurant has a good reputation. As it turns out, the food was good, but the service was beyond bad. Drinks were very slow in arriving and appetizers, mains courses and desserts were even slower--all in all what should have been... More 

Newnan, Georgia
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144 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 112 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

Way staying in a different location in Richmond for work this week and "near me now" made me aware of Bistro Bobette on Cary Street. Ate by myself at the bar and had a great meal. Started with the escargot - traditionally served with bread, garlic, and butter. Hard to get this dish wrong in my opinion but they clearly... More 

Thank rogerslb
Saint Augustine, Florida
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29 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What a wonderful little French Bistro. The food is outstanding as was the service. I would highly recommend a visit to this little gem of a restaurant.

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Raleigh, NC
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21 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

Waiter a little off beat, but it was amusing. "Do you have French Onion Soup?" "Well in France they call it onion soup. But chef doesn't offer it since so many other restaurants do. After we ordered he asked if that was all we wanted, He said he would bring bread since otherwise we may starve. We got four small... More 

Thank NC-member
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70 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016 via mobile

We came across this restaurant on our first night in Richmond and returned every evening of our stay. As well as meat and fish main courses, we enjoyed the range of fresh salad as well as vegetable dishes cooked to perfection. All accompanied by an excellent range of French wines. It is a mark of a really good restaurant that... More 

Thank Hiraethog
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69 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016 via mobile

This is a must try! I've had about 4-5 different entrees and all were amazing. My only challenge is the wine list. I haven't loved the wines and they are pricey.

Thank Mary804407
Richmond, Virginia, United States
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98 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016

Bistro Bobette is a unique, authentic French café with a traditional menu and never fails to delight the palette. This visit was no exception! The cold potato leek soup, Vichyssoise was perfect, the chef is a Julia fan! Roast herb Chicken was crisp and tasty and the chocolate mousse with trimmings was rich and delightful. The wines we chose by... More 

1 Thank SLKj
Powhatan, Virginia, United States
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 August 2016

Just walking into this sublimely lit, white table cloths for our ladies lunch downtown after walking from the govenor's mansion, we were all at ease. The staff was so welcoming and friendly. The cold, creamy, corn crab chowder to start and crisp cool wine was perfect.The salmon and salad was just enough. We had a lovely lunch and I'll be... More 

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Burlington, Vermont
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016 via mobile

Traveling solo my second time in Richmond, I made my way to this super cute French Bistro. Friendly staff, nice menu-had the pate to start and the Salmon for entree. Both absolutely competitive with any Bistro in Paris. Nice art and simple decor. Clean. Attention to details. Olivier at the bar put me at ease right away. Chef came out... More 

1 Thank welligrl
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 June 2016

It's easy to comment on food. We know what we like and we know if we liked it. At Bistro Bobette the food is superb. Without question the chef understands every element of what it takes to deliver a memorable experience. But to be remarkable it also takes a team of professionals who understand the larger experience beyond just the... 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, Business meetings, Romantic
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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