Bistro Bobette

4.4
853 reviews
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$31 to $50
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French

Richmond's only authentic French restaurant with a Parisian Chef/Owner.
Awarded Best Chef and Winner of Excellence in Service, Best Restaurant, Wine Spectator recognized and most romantic.

Our atmosphere is lively, modern chic, yet casual.

Menu changes monthly. Daily specials utilize local, organic and sustainable ingredients.
Private Event space available.
Nightly Pre-fixe menu. available.

Classic Bistro fare includes: Steak frites, fresh seafood, charcuterie, tartare, escargots, foie gras, house made terrines/pate, salads, fish, game and meats. An expansive wine list, recognized by Wine Spectator.

House made desserts include crepes, chocolate mousse, creme brulee, sorbet and ice cream.


Specials

Mel's Mar-Tinys @ The Bar

Any of our Seasonal Specialty Cocktails, Tiny! With complimentary snacks.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: March 8, 2019

Ends: March 9, 2118

Availability: Mon-Sat 5:00PM-7:00PM

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EL
Oxford
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tucked away in Shockoe Slip, this was a delightful French bistro experience with a varied menu offering classic French favorites like escargot and steak frites along with several seasonal dishes - the asparagus and crab bisque was brilliant!

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Dallas
30 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 2

Excellent food! Favorite place to eat in Richmond. For some reason, on a Friday night it wasn’t very busy but the chef fixed an incredible meal!

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LB
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

All the food was really good. The strawberry tart was excellent, but more than that, it was a work of art. Beautiful!

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J
Richmond
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We dined early and they accommodated us immediately. The food arrived and was wonderful, both taste and presentation. The wine was served at the right temperature and did not disappoint. As we are not dessert eaters, we declined but we're glad we changed our mind. The pear was to die for. We will happily return whenever we're in the area. Thank you Bobette!

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G
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic, better than a bistro, ambiance and cuisine.

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France
3 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was phenomenal! The food is beyond delicious, and the service outstanding. Highly recommend this restaurant for dates, special occasions, and a very romantic experience...

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A perfect place to go for lunch especially when you are at an event at the Richmond Convention Center. It's about a 15-minute walk which get you away from the crowds, you takes lunch reservations, and the food is fabulous!

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EP
Raleigh
5 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food, great service, eclectic, modern yet intimate atmosphere, thoroughly enjoyed our experience here!

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VI
Philadelphia
147 reviews
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

A French bistro in all aspects: atmosphere, menu, libations & service. My go to when in Richmond.

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New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Delicious with great service

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Richmond
5 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience

Intimate atmosphere, superb service, delicious food and a few unique cocktails contributed to our Crystal Anniversary celebration.

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RK
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food and service! Authentic French food prepared well.

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D
Richmond
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Worst Valentine’s Day ever, will never be back, waited 45 minutes for
Drinks, food took hours everything was cold.

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s
Richmond
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Still Going Strong with excellent food quality.
Saw a few recent negative online reviews, WOW!!!! hard to please the negative crazies who sound like they never will be happy.
Not us!!!
As business people and New Yorkers, we value the quality offerings and dine every time in town. Not many local establishments get it like they do.
This time on a date. It was so busy, had to be difficult for kitchen to be perfect. My date LOVED it! Hip NY atmosphere, impressive food offerings at a bargain price.
Thank you guys!!! See you soon.

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New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

Terrible experience in all regards. Granted it was Valentines Day dinner, but we did have a reservation. Seated 20 minutes late even though the restaurant was 75% full. Waited another 20 minutes for our server to notice us and take drink orders. Waited another 20 minutes after which our drinks still had not arrived. Walked out and vowed never again Bobette.

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T
Indiana
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I have had better meals at Bistro Bobette in the past. This particular experience was less enjoyable than others. I would, however, still recommend dining there. As with any restaurant, not every meal will be a home run. This particular one was more like a ground rule double...

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H
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful experience with excellent food, wine and enjoyable wait staff.

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Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simply exquisite and delicious. A perfect celebratory business lunch. Always delivers. Expensive yet that’s expected due to the quality of the cuisine and the ambience. Overall-Excellent.

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Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their truffle mac and cheese served in an adorable cast iron pan is a must! It appears small, but its velvety cheese paired with the earthy flavor of the truffle is wonderfully held together by the tender pasta is surprisingly filling. Save some bread to clean up any remaining cheese. The steaks were all perfectly prepared (orders range from rare to medium) and very flavorful. I am drooling as I am writing this. We love bringing our friends here to experience the delicious food!

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GT
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As usual Bistro Bobette was excellent.
The service is great, attentive but not on your shoulder.
The food is imaginative and "sustainable".
Overall very good value for money!

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Minneapolis
14 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful, server Richard was excellent. Fois gras, coq au vin, perfect preparations! Will go back, for sure!

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Richmond
31 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Susan had the fish of the day - a very tasty salted flounder - while I chose the slow roasted half duck. Both were very tasty and our server was attentive without being obtrusive. We look forward to a return visit soon!

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MP
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and excellent food, can’t wait to go back!

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JK
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food was delicious, great ambiance , staff friendly and attentive

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L
Richmond
46 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 5

Food has always been fabulous here - it's a great spot in Shockoe Bottom area of downtown Richmond. We will come again!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 7, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were staying in Richmond overnite. Bistro Bobette was recommended . It was a Monday nite, so there was only another table of two. The ambiance was typical for a Bistro. The food was
tasty but underwhelming . I might give it another try as we were told that the chef was on vacation at the time of our visit.

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T
Washington DC
18 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food and friendly staffs.

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MB
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at Bistro Babette on New Year’s Eve. My husband had the escargot, causellot & crepe. I had an interesting salad, beef medallions, pom frittes & chocolate mousse.
Everything was perfectly prepared & presented. It was a fitting choice to ring in the New Year!

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KD
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the best meals we have had in Richmond. I would highly recommend Bistro Bobette to anyone, with the small disclaimer that it's a bit pricey. My husband and I each ordered different appetizers, desserts, and entrees, and we both loved everything. The duck breast was especially amazing.

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service and amazing food!

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TM
Orlando
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We chose Bobette because of the ratings and the location, we were pleasantly surprised at how great the experience turned out. The tuna tartare is probably the best I have had and the steak frites (which was the Wednesday night special) was terrific, comparable to any I have had in Montreal or the Left Bank. Wife had the beet salad and organic salmon which she said was delicious. We paired the meal with a very nice $42 French sauterne which was delightful. Service was excellent, Richard was very professional and efficient and personable. Loved this place!

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KT
New York Area
17 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

For the second year in a row, we had a superb Christmas Day evening dinner at Bistro Bobette! The food and wine were exceptional. The service was great and friendly, including a visit to the table from the vivacious owner. We always enjoy dining here throughout the year. However, this is now our favored Christmas Day dining tradition. Thank you to all at Bistro Bobette!

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J
Richmond
2 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always love Bistro Bobette!!! It was the perfect spot for a Christmas Eve dinner after enjoying the lights at the James Center. Staff is wonderful and food is amazing!

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PR
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was fantastic, the service pleasant and attentive without smothering. Our tab was a bit more than we expected, some items priced a bit high ($16 soup comes to mind) and that newly raised Richmond meals and alcohol tax was like adding another expensive entre' to our bill. I'm confident we won't become regulars but can say we had the experience, and enjoyed some uncommon fare in a relaxing downtown environment.

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D
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Been here before... This time was different. Might have been the holidays as they ran out of several (at least three) things that I ordered. Very disappointing. Ruined the romantic mood... Especially when I am spending so much for a meal. Might have to find a replacement restaurant for future romantic dinners.

And... Put fresh candles on the table! Two ran out of oil during the meal! Don't be so cheap!

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PB
Richmond
11 reviews
Dined on December 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Having thoroughly enjoyed dining at Bobette several years ago, I was curious as to whether this experience would live up to the previous. It did not disappoint. As it is a bistro, the menu is somewhat limited, but the service, food, and ambiance were as excellent as I remembered. I have recommended Bobette to several friends who have had equally satisfying experiences. It's definitely a place to put on your "give it a try" list!

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous experience as always delicious and presentation perfect

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OT
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

The waiter made several comments regarding how late the night was as well as denied us appetizers before we could decide our main course. Something about “kitchen rules”?

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m
Wilmington
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great server. The food was well prepared, definite French! Portions are quite reasonable.

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M
New York Area
47 reviews
Dined on December 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

I go quite often and it is one of RIC best places and a great wine list

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