Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma
Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wildgoatbistro.com/wildgoatbistro/Home.html
  • Phone: 7076581156
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily 11:30am-5:00pm
    Dinner: M-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm
    Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm
    Dinner: Su 5:00pm-8:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, American, International
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wine
  • Catering: The Wild Goat Bistro offers customized catering for whatever the event might be - business meetings, birthday, graduation or anniversary celebrations, corporate events, private dinner parties. Our objectives are to plan well, deliver quality food in creative presentations, serve it professionally and do what it takes to make your event worry free. Unique menus are created for each event - no two events are alike, so why should the food be?

Getting there

  • Cross Street: B Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma
Nestled in the historic Great Petaluma Mill, the Wild Goat Bistro offers a casual dining experience in a rustic and inviting atmosphere. The charming space reflects a European style bistro with intimate dining tables, a reclaimed copper-top counter which has a birds-eye view of the open kitchen. There is additional seating available at a community farm table for larger gatherings. The Wild Goat Bistro offers up a menu of honest food that uses local fresh organic ingredients in a variety of culinary traditions. From their specialty Neopolitan style 10" pizzas, to innovative salads, to scrumptious main dishes, to sharable small plates - it is a seasonally changing menu that has something for everyone anytime of the day. Special attention is given to making nearly the entire menu gluten-free - even the amazing home-made desserts. Their carefully curated wine list includes wines from hand crafted, small production local vitners as well as wines of interest from around the world.
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma reviews from OpenTable diners
65 reviews since June 4, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.3
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
93% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (33)great for lunch (33)fit for foodies (32)great for outdoor dining (12)romantic (11)special occasion (6)great for brunch (5)notable wine list (3)hot spot (3)good for groups (3)scenic view (3)kid-friendly (3)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Great place to go for lunch.
    ScooterVIP
    Dined on 10/26/2013
    Great place to go for lunch. Butternut Squash Soup, Shrimp Limoncello Brushetta, Arugula Pear Salad, and Wild Mushroom Pizza with Truffle Oil...all good. We had great service in this quaint restaurant. Will definitely go back....
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wild about the Wild Goat
    BlueEggFarm
    Dined on 10/25/2013
    I found the Wild Goat while traveling through Petaluma & knew I wanted to return! Dined there before an evet in Santa Rosa. I had the Foglifter Pizza & my companion had the penne special - both delicious! The pepperoni has a nice little kick. Nice wine list - we chose Old Buzzard cab & Atascadero pinot gris - again, nice choices. Outdoor seating affords views of the riverfront. Indoor seating is cozy, but not encroaching - our 'neighbors' turned out to be quite nice & funny. Nice pacing on the service - not rushed & we weren't ignored. Great food, nice atmosphere. Good destination for a meal or just their cheese plate & a glass of wine.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • LOVE this place!
    melinncVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    I found this hidden gem while on business near Petaluma and I loved it SO much, I dined here twice in a week. Great fresh menu with lots of gluten free options. Great wine list. Service is great. The space is tight, but it adds to the ambience. I just wish there was a location in NC!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Lunch
    micusera
    Dined on 10/16/2013
    Yummy food, great ambience. All family came for a late lunch and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Cute and tasty
    EH555VIP
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    A perfect place for a delicious lunch. I'm so glad we decided to stop for lunch in Petaluma for the first time, because The Wild Goat was fantastic. Rustic, fresh, flavorful fare (we had two salads and two pizzas and all were great) served in a darling little space by friendly efficient staff. Would return and highly recommend
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good for doggies too
    Drtfoodie
    Dined on 10/7/2013
    I love this bistro, eat here at least once a week, especially lunches. Outdoors is great, & friendly to dogs. Healthy, delicious food, & dog treats complimentary. Dinner is also excellent. I recommend to all my friends.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome food!
    boethius
    Dined on 10/3/2013
    Let me preface any remarks by being perfectly clear: Wild Goat Bistro is a superb restaurant. If it weren't we wouldn't keep coming back the dozens of times we have. Small restaurants - indeed, any restaurant - can be challenged to keep food quality and preparation consistently high. Wild Goat has never faltered in this regard. Being that they were packed - a Thursday night around 7p - service was unusually slow vs. their norm. It was at least 30 minutes from order time until we got our meal and at least 15 to get a light appetizer. It was close to 10 mins before our server came up to us. I'll blame this on the fact they were completely packed but it was a long wait for any of the food we ordered. Regardless, we love the Wild Goat!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual dining
    Lion
    Dined on 9/22/2013
    This little, theatre district restaurant was a delightful find. Lots of charm, great pizzas and great service.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic spot
    D9R1
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    The wild goat bistro was perfect ... Great food & service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A great find
    MalbecVIP
    Dined on 9/16/2013
    Three of us had the risotto and we all raved about it. Look forward to returning because I cannot find risotto that good anywhere else.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Well worth a visit
    Tigermoth
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Great service and a wonderful lunch. Happy to go back again when in Petaluma.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great visit!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    Menu is always interesting with lots of tasty treats. Our "go to" spot when in town or travel to/from wine tasting events farther north.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun spot in Petaluma, Great Food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 8/29/2013
    Nice little bistro in Petaluma, downtown area. Excellent food with good variety. Not a huge wine list, but excellent selections and VERY fairly priced. All restaurant should take their lead.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friendly service, tasty food
    DonnaVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    Went there for lunch, which was great for salads, and tiny angus sliders, what fun. Food was fresh, good, and interesting combinations. The vegetable pizza was really good. Sat outside so it was very pleasant. Only downside they cannot serve wine outside. Seems like a shame because the restaurant across the street can.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good small plates
    Selli5VIP
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    Went the small plate route and really enjoyed. There are a number of creative small plates that are very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always a pleasure to have
    Guteeltern
    Dined on 8/13/2013
    Always a pleasure to have a meal at the Wild Goat.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Disappointing
    dineandwineVIP
    Dined on 7/25/2013
    Very bad service from waitress who knew nothing about food and wine in restaurant , then lost our order. Received dry out Pork chop after 1.5 hour wait
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 7/13/2013
    Very friendly service in unique setting near the turning basin in Petaluma. The food quality was excellent and very well prepared. The wine list was very reasonably priced and we noticed some wines priced at what you would pay at the winery. We look forward to returning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wild Goat Bistro is charming,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 7/7/2013
    Wild Goat Bistro is charming, cozy, creative and a delightful experience. I look forward to returning often!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Consistent and Friendly
    shanfle
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    I love this little place. Good food. Lots of gluten-free options,- including some fantastic desserts- friendly staff. Highly reccommend you make a reservation if you're going. Overall, YUM>
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious
    MrsKruseVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2013
    Three words. Pulled. Pork. Ravioli. Oh, I lie. Three more. Lemon. Cream. Cake.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice place, but not exciting.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 7/1/2013
    Nice place, but not exciting. I would recommend it, especially because they actually have a host and seating unlike most of the lunchtime places in Petaluma (a pet peeve). The atmosphere is very nice, the food is decent, but again, not as interesting as the atmosphere. Second time I've been, felt the same way both times.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Casual and welcoming
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 5/27/2013
    Really enjoyed the casual ambience of this little cafe style bistro in Petaluma. A last minute find on OT when we got Mondayed out of 2 restaurants we had in mind. A very nice solution.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Goat Bistro
    mtzman
    Dined on 5/20/2013
    First time here & took my elderly parents. Cozy atmosphere and very friendly staff. Food was excellent and my folks appreciated the "small plate" options. we shared a dessert and had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great pizzas
    kittenkabob
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    Super small, busy and cute in quaint historical building. Sitting at the bar that faces the street was fun for people watching, and romantically close taking, but made serving awkward. Only ok saffron mussels and clams, really nice pork app, excellent pizzas (wild thing and the sausage one). Great wine selection (weird non-stemmed glasses).
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very good food. Had to wait again
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/17/2013
    The food is very good (interesting, tasty, and inventive). However, this is the second time in three weeks we have had reservations and have still had to wait. The first time we waited half an hour and finally left. This last time we waited half an hour again and then got our table. We were comped a glass of wine each, which was thoughtful. However, we had a show that we were in a hurry to get to because of the wait.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Found a Gem of a Restaurant!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 5/15/2013
    Wild Goat Bistro is a must "go to" small restaurant. It has character, interiors are well done to fit in the Mill, great food, excellent service. I went there for the first time last week then took my closest girlfriend there for her birthday lunch this week. Can't wait to return again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lovely find
    Suzette101VIP
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    We really enjoyed the high quality tasty food. The added benefit was the guitar player that added to the ambiance of this lovely find. We will definitely be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun, delicious, and dog-friendly
    JHinSF
    Dined on 5/11/2013
    Wild Goat Bistro had everything we wanted: dog-welcoming, with gluten-free options for our celiac party member, and good food over which to celebrate a special occasion. It seemed the impossible dream, but we got it all. Our dog was greeted with a fresh bowl of water and a chunk of duck jerky, and we were seated in the quaint dog-welcome entry courtyard. Our server was attentive and friendly and although we were never rushed, everything went off like clockwork. Best dish was the Wild Thing pizza, with a fantastic gluten-free crust (believe it or not!) that even the gluten eaters liked better than the regular crust. Primus malbec was smooth. A must: try the gluten-free ginger fig cake, even if you're a gluten glutton it's an amazing dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice bistro atmosphere
    dodgour
    Dined on 5/6/2013
    This was our first visit here and we loved it. The atmosphere is that of a small, energetic bistro. The food was delicious. I enjoyed the calamari entree and another in our party loved the special - a quinoa salad entree. The only disappointment was that they were out of the gluten free cakes described on their website. One in our party went specifically for that reason and was sorry to hear they didn't have any that day.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Had an 8:00 reservation on
    OpenTableUser
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Had an 8:00 reservation on a busy Saturday night. Walked in and were seated right away. Food was delicious, atmosphere was cozy but lively, and the food came out pretty promptly. My new favorite spot in Petaluma.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The pizzas are full of flavor
    AfoodeeVIP
    Dined on 4/12/2013
    The pizzas are full of flavor and the crust is perfect.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • My favorite restaurant in Petaluma!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 4/9/2013
    Great food. Love the farmers market pizza--it has a green salad on top!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious Stuffed Chicken
    PTownLocalVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    We had an early reservation and were the first table seated. We had great friendly service and the meal was delicious. The stuffed chicken was great. The sliders and house salad with goat cheese were also excellent. I enjoyed their wine selection - and really enjoyed the atmosphere - not stuffy but simple.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great lunch spot
    NVgirlVIP
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Loved the thin crust Perfect Pair pizza and the pesto chicken salad we shared for lunch last week. Service was friendly and prompt. Just wish we had room for the cakes we were eyeing all through the meal at the baked goods counter! There will definitely be a "next time"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food/service but the
    CalCuisineLoverVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Good food/service but the menu leaves a lot to be desired. Too many chi-chi pizza options, not enough apps and smaller, fresher, california cuisine dishes. Liked the close, lively atmosphere.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hard to find, but worth the hunt
    carmencatVIP
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    Wild Goat is not easy to find, tucked as it is into a larger reconfigured industrial structure. Once inside the restaurant itself is quite tiny with a bustling, cozy atmosphere. We had to ask directions from a couple strolling on Petaluma Ave, who not only helped us find the it (we were actually very close, but the Wild Goat sign is rather subtle) but also told us it was a terrific place. Everything we ordered was delicious-- a shrimp appetizer, bleu cheese salad, pizza.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Lovely surroundings, good
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 2/26/2013
    Lovely surroundings, good food and service, but the kitchen was especially slow.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What drew me to this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003
    Dined on 2/5/2013
    What drew me to this restaurant was that they provide gluten free bread for the sandwiches and gluten free crust for the pizza. The restaurant is small but cozy not cramped. The food was very fresh and yummy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Each visit has been great!
    figueroa579
    Dined on 1/21/2013
    Each visit has been great! The service is attentive, super friendly and sweet. The food has been consistently delicious. The goat cheese and crab cake appetizers were really good. The turkey sandwich at lunch was fabulous, salmon for dinner was perfectly cooked! Note, this place is tiny and gets packed. :)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate