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Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma
Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.wildgoatbistro.com/wildgoatbistro/Home.html
  • Phone: (707) 658-1156
  • 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: American, International, Organic
  • 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.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerAmerican
  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Diner Reviews
  • "Went here for a weekend lunch with some friends. The menu had so much promise but the food didn't fully deliver in my opinion. Sandwiches were good but a little small. And despite sounding like a great combo of ingredients, the actual taste was somewhat bland. Salads were as described but nothing special. Service was very attentive and not pushy or hurried. Much appreciated since we lingered at our table chatting after paying the bill. Would return because the menu is accommodating to all food types (veggie, gluten-free, etc.) but wouldn't rush back."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "Great place for lunch, food quality high and gluten free offered with most items on menu. I'll be back!!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This was the best meal my husband and I have had in a long time. Everything was cooked to perfection. The sliders were excellent (wonderful angus beef) and the pizza was very creative and the flavors blended well. It's a little short on ambiance but who cares with the quality of the food!"
    Dined on 7/13/2014
  • "This is our favorite place to eat out in Petaluma--both lunch and dinner. We eat lunch here at least once a week, and normally rate it 5 stars for food. They serve fresh, locally sourced organic foods that are healthy and delicious. Most of their recipes are original and unique, and their combinations are almost always absolutely yummy. This night my fish was delightful, but my husband's pork chop was very overcooked and dry, which is a real rarity at the Wild Goat. All the time we've been coming here, don't think we've ever had a mis-cooked item. They did compensate with a free dessert, our favorite--the best Italian lemon cream cake ever. It's still a five star eatery for us, and we will continue to go there weekly or more."
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "First off, OpenTable made it possible to get a reservation. When I called earlier in the day, the phone just rang and rang. Once we got there, we were not sure that there was actually a table for us, since it looked like we would basically be sharing with another couple. Turns out that there was a whole 9" between tables - which is about 1/2" narrower than the poor server who kept trying to squeeze between us to get to other tables. I ordered the short ribs and found them delicious. My wife ordered the pork chop, and gave up trying to saw through it after about 10 minutes. We ended up going to McNears afterward for a nice (relatively) quiet desert. We had a gift card, which made it worth trying. Might go again to spend the last $32"
    Dined on 7/11/2014
  • "I wanted to order all of the salads and all of the pizzas. I managed to taste everyone's orders and they were all exceptional. This is the kind of place I miss living in the north bay - small, friendly with excellent food that you find all over the place in the city. We will certainly be back often."
    Dined on 6/29/2014
  • "We went there for my aunts birthday dinner and to try someplace new. The food was cooked well and seasoned properly. Trying to eat a bit lighter these days I ordered the Cobb salad. It tasted good and was not overdressed. My only complaint was it was on the small side and came with a very small amount of chicken and avocado. It also was prepared with mixed greens and could've benefitted with a more substantial lettuce. The others in my party had the calamari and short ribs. Both were seasoned properly and cooked nicely, but were on the small side. Service was attentive without smothering us. I would go back to give them another shot when I'm in the area."
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "We had the curried mussels and clams which was the best dish. Also the greens and beans, which was more souplike than expected but still delicious. We sat in the courtyard which was sunny and bright. We bypassed the outside tables because there is no drinking on the sidewalk. The wine list is nice and moderately priced. A nice afternoon."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Loved my burger, cooked to perfection, salad was good too, but I've had and seen the same waitress with the same bad attitude twice now and I've got to say that if you don't like serving people then customer service is not the line of work for you. Do us diners a favor and go do something else."
    Dined on 6/22/2014
  • "Another wonderful restaurant in Petaluma. Food, service always top notch."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "I was so happy to find a spot in PETALUMA with such GLUTEN FREE friendliness and emphasis. I enjoyed being there. I would be happier for reasons unique to me: 1) I like more vegetables and not so much cheese on my pizza. Plus I love a well baked crust. I would request this next time. However, I don't think they like to vary from the menu listings. 2) there were many GF desserts. They were sweeter than I like and lacked complex flavors. I am overall so glad they exist. So I am reluctant to detract from such a pleasant spot. The service was delightful."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "The pizza was crispy, thin and balanced. The salad was a bit full of bitter greens so great that I like that but could dissapoint. All servers were friendly and attentive. I hope they put the ham, chèvre, and mango jutney back on the menu some day"
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "The Owner Nancy checked every dish> That went out of the Kitchen. Our server Dee was Fab!!! Do try the New Short Ribs with polenta, Yummy!!!! They also have a great wine list selection... Did I mention at good prices... The best neighborhood find! Bon appétit"
    Dined on 5/30/2014
  • "I was searching for restaurants around Petaluma and Wild Goad Bistro was the first one on the list from OpenTable. We ordered pizza Margherita and the Clams and Mussels, the coconut curry sauce was so good. You wouldn't be wrong with the Margherita pizza. It was crispy and delicious. We ended our meal with the lemon cake which was recommended by a nice couple from Mill Valley sitting next to us. It was a great find for us on our way to our yoga retreat. "
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Absolutely delish! Perfect for date night! It's very small inside so be sure to call ahead and make a reservation. Started with a glass of the house white wine (sweet, but I like sweet wines) We had the meatballs, split a large cobb salad and split the Fog Lifter pizza. We were stuffed by the end, but didn't feel over stuffed. Portion sizes were perfect! I can't even begin to tell you how many times we said "this is so amazing"!!! The staff was friendly and very attentive to our needs and did not bring the next course until we were finished with the previous. I absolutely loved everything about this place! We will be back!"
    Dined on 5/9/2014
  • "We had the shrimp, scallops and squid small plate...very tasty. Ask for bread to sop up the sauce. The tuna salad was very flavorful with lots of delicious greens. The flank steak sandwich was terrific. Service was very good also. "
    Dined on 5/4/2014
  • "Excellent food preparation; very good wines at very reasonable prices; service that felt personal"
    Dined on 4/21/2014
  • "The best food is food that's divinely delicious AND responsibly harvested. That's Wild Goat! And the service couldn't be better! Genuine, warm, attentive. It's our favorite local restaurant for sure."
    Dined on 4/7/2014
  • "LOVED this place! My in-laws wanted to treat us to dinner before we had our baby so we picked this place off of Yelp. So glad we did! Service was good - my water glass was never empty - and the food was EXCELLENT. I'd also like to mention that I have gestational diabetes, and haven't eaten out anywhere nice because I was concerned that there wouldn't be anything I would be able to eat on the menu. I am happy to report that not only was the food delish, but it was also GD friendly!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "We loved the food. We had pork chops, lentil dish and sole. They were all outstanding as was the wine. Service was very attentive."
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "We booked a table for 7:15. Because we arrived early, we were invited to order wine and wait at a dismal bench in the hall. We were told reservations were running on time. At 7:35 we asked when we would be seated! Waited longer.... As were about to leave, they finally seated us. They did try to make up for the very late start. Food good. Table service good."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "Both the pizza (I think called Fog Lifter?) and chicken pesto salad were really good."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "Found Wild Goat Café on yelp and thought we would try it out. It was a birthday celebration. The host/manager was most welcoming, she had great recommendations for wine, helped with food suggestions and was very attentive. It was a romantic dinner and we felt like we had enough privacy even though the place is very intimate and brightly lit. All the staff were great, the food was served in a timely manner, explanations were given if needed, food was hot and extremely delicious. I gave it five stars as we could not fault it and will be back very soon."
    Dined on 3/23/2014
  • "Thanks to the good reviews we found this place while visiting Petaluma for the Artisan Cheese Festival. We didn't want a huge or elaborate meal after sampling cheese all day. It is smaller than I thought it would be, felt almost like a pub. The food choices were good, well prepared and the waitress delightful. The Sole with Lemon sauce was light and buttery. My husband and I split their Spinach Salad which was also light but flavorful (we had been eating cheese all day so light was good). My husband had the Perfect Pair Pizza with pear and gorgonzola and fresh arugula. Nice flavors. The menu has something to please everyone - from Shortribs to Pizzas, Salads and Small Plates. Local wine list with good choices. We will definitely be back."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I chose the Wild Goat Bistro because the reviews were good, it is good, and the service is OUTSTANDING. The price was fair and the location is really quaint and cute. As for the food, my friend and I each had a salad an shared a pizza. I had a vinaigrette on lettuce with bacon and egg, the waitress accommodated me with changing from a blue cheese to the vinaigrette, which was great that she did this, but I couldn't taste the salad dressing at all and my friend said she had the same problem. Now, for the pizza, it was good, the crust was thin and the sausage kind of spicy. Over all the restaurant is good and the food is good."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "We tried the Wild Goat Bistro off the Open Table suggestions. It was well worth the visit. The restaurant is small and very cozy. Great for a drop in dinner for two, but don't expect a private quit dinner, this place was hopping. Not a lot of elbow room. The food was very good, great menu. I had the calamari, it was perfectly cooked. Salads were bright and well presented. Service was good for cramped quarters. I would definitely go back."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "Food was good overall. The appetizers and salads were great. The service was outstanding. It is a small restaurant so make reservations."
    Dined on 3/20/2014
  • "This is our favorite casual restaurant / cafe in Petaluma. Great service, excellent food, quaint atmosphere...."
    Dined on 3/18/2014
  • "We stumbled into this little gem of a local eatery our first night in Petaluma and have been back often since. The place is clean friendly and unassuming but serves top notch food. In particular the pizzas and salads are ecellent. If your are lucky they might still have a slice of carrot cake left. Grab it!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Wild Goat Bistro, a great little restaurant in downtown Petaluna. We had small plates and pizza, all were perfect to share. Got alot of flavors without leaving and feeling stuffed"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "Wanted to check out the open house scene in Petaluma yesterday so we planned to have lunch locally. Love the Wild Goat Bistro and as always it did NOT disappoint. Between us we had two salads a pizza (GF) and one slider (I got the slider and it was by far the best ever!) My friend working on GF said the pizza was good, but he wished he'd tried the regular crust versus the GF -- just loses something when you go GF. Had a wonderful Pinot Grigio recommended by staff. Highly recommend this place!!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "My husband is a chef and is super picky about restaurants. This hit "yes" for us on all fronts!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Always enjoy Wild Goat. The food is great, the pizzas and salads, for small meals or to share and the dinner entrees are great as well. The food is always fresh. The wait staff is knowledgeable of the menu and they always come back to the table to see if everything is ok or anything is needed. Being in the "business", we appreciate all these things. We love the location,in town. It will continue to be one of our first choices when going out to eat! It's a small place, so it's good to make a reservation! Thank You Wild Goat!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "Great as always! Constant go to in Petaluma. Gluten free carrot cake a must have regardless of reason."
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Love the wealth of delicious gluten-free offerings. Tuna rustica sandwich is so healthy and satisfying (very little mayo, if any), nutty goat appetizer tasty, french onion soup mmm good. But the best was their GF fig and ginger cake. Wow! Definitely one of the top 5 cakes I've had in my life. Charming gem of a restaurant, absolutely adore it there. Nothinh pretentious, just casually comforting with incredible food."
    Dined on 3/2/2014
  • "Always great for dinner, was first time for business lunch small plates were a great choice for time and taste."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "My husband and I moved to Petaluma about 6 months ago. While home hunting, we stopped into the Wild Goat Bistro and it has been our favorite spot in town ever since. We bring all our visitors there. We love the ambience of the tiny space, as well as the thoughtful and delicious food. I love getting a glass of wine, either the meatball appetizer or sandwich (their meatballs are awesome!), and the carrot cake for dessert. Their carrot cake is the best I've had. Their pizzas are yummy too. In fact, everything I've tried has been good. The combo of great ambience and food really keeps us coming back."
    Dined on 2/25/2014
  • "Tasty meal. Needs more room or fewer tables. A challenge for motorized wheel-chair maneuvering."
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "My mother and I had a very tasty meal. Relatively small serving. I had the pan-seared small chicken breast with green beans and a very small scoop of quinoa. It was called "brick chicken," but it definitely wasn't a brick chicken. It was not flattened in the least. However, it was perfectly cooked and was very simple and tasty. The beans were excellent. My mother had the sole, which she said was very good. It's very cramped and not for the romantic dinner, but it is a neighboorhood find and the ingredients were fresh and perfectly cooked. The lemon cream slice of cake was delicious."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "I have Celiac so eating out can be challenging. Each time we eat here I have either the GF pasta or pizza. The food is always amazing and the staff is always attentive to my dietary needs. The last time we brought my parents and they also loved the food. It is just loud enough to seem busy but you can have a lovely conversation at normal volume."
    Dined on 2/21/2014