About Bistro Bobette
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.
Richmond, VA 23219
Contemporary French / American, Seafood, Steak
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Catering and take out.
Private Dining event room available.
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Please contact for more information. firstname.lastname@example.org
Free Two hour validated parking on South 12th Street, across from the Omni Hotel, for dinner, lunch validated for one hour.
Francis Devilliers /Owner
Private Party Facilities:
Private Event Space at Bistro Bobette boasts a separate entrance, private bar, exclusive kitchen space and private restrooms. The space can accommodate 30 guests for a seated meal or more for cocktail parties. Perfect for holiday events, rehearsal dinners and corporate get-togethers. Projection
Private Party Contact:
wendy kalif: (804) 225-9116
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Please check our Facebook page, or website.
Wine and seasonal theme dinners year round.
Bistro Bobette Ratings and Reviews
I had never been to Bistro Bobette. It was my boyfriend and my 7 year anniversary. I wanted somewhere special. I booked online and called to see if they could do anything special. We were given this beautiful liquor, on the house. Our waiter was amazing. Very attentive. The food was perfect. I can't wait to go back!
A thoroughly enjoyable experience, from the food to the service to the ambiance. This was our first visit to Richmond, so we were especially happy that the restaurant is in one of the historic areas, with cobblestone streets. Our meal included ahi tuna tartare, rosemary pecans and a chicken-stock-based soup as appetizers and entre specials grilled Arctic Char and Red Snapper and, for dessert, chocolate mousse . All delicious. I'd heartily recommend Bistro Bobette.
Second visit to this restaurant. My wife started with a Cresson soup and I had avocado with crab.
Soup was good and avocado excellent but very small. Then we shared the ravioli filled with faisant and garnished with mushrooms. Delicious but also very small condidering it was presented as a main dish but it looked like an appetizer.
We selected a ex elldnt Bordeaux red out of the very extensive wine menu.
As a main dish my wife had a salmon. Was ok but no special taste or presentation. I choose for the rabbit. Excellent choice but again my rabbit was only one little leg. Excellent preparation but to little.
Luckely we had room for a dessert. My wife had an excellent chocolate mousse. My dessert, peche melba, was dissapointing. 1 tiny scoop of vanilla ice with a nesrly dried out piece of pear.
I am Belgiam, worked in Paris. In France this restaurant would be quoted as medium good.
Here in tbe US I give it a good-very good if their dishes would be more generously filled because they know how to cook.
Service was excellent.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our experience. We found this restaurant on OpenTable and took a chance. It was a wonderful wonderful meal.
David our server tended to our every need and the meal itself was tasty beyond belief.
Real French food without the pretension
A friend had suggested that my significant other and I try this eatery and his observations were right on ...... delicious, beautifully prepared food and attentive wait staff. We opened our meal with an Ahi tuna appetizer that was light and delicious. For our main entre, we chose the rack of veal and the only thing one can say is ...... heavenly - perfectly cooked with a light, tasty sauce that simply complemented the meat. The seasonal vegetables were delicious and prepared beautifully. Our principal waiter, David, was not only helpful with observations about the menu, but unobtrusively attended our table perfectly. The evening was one to remember fondly and to repeat numerous times.
Waited 1 hour to be served. Told by waiter at 25 Minute mark that they weren’t taking food orders because the chef was particular about ordering. Ridiculous! To add insult to injury, they charged us for the drinks that took 35 minutes to bring to the table.
Out of self interest I really should not write anything positive here because then it will become deservedly popular and then so much more difficult to get a table at a small but great restaurant with great ambiance, great food, great wine and great staff/servers at a great value.
Absolutely amazing!!!! Last minute pick for a date night and we both left raving about our meals. The wine list was incredible, the bistro steak was cooked and seasoned perfectly and the curry ketchup made me reevaluate life. And the desserts...in love!!!! Definitely will be going back soon!
I have found that anytime I go to a new restaurant there is always a risk. A risk of poor service, poorly prepared food, etc. However, the moment my guest and I walked through the door we knew this was going to be a positive experience. The occasion was very special for me and my granddaughter and the service and food exceeded our expectations. My granddaughter had this to say about the experience: "Well..., we had an amazing experience. The food was amazing and the server (Jamil) was very kind and helpful through the entire meal; overall making the experience one to remember." We will find a reason to return very soon. Thank you very much.
everything was pretty good for the most part. took about a half an hour to get our two glasses of wine. and about another hour before the food came out. pretty High prices and not much of an experience. like the food was good, but it didnt feel like it was worth it at all.
Another great dinner at Bistro Bobette. This time we joined the special 'Celebrate Julia' 3-course dinner offered. Whenever you dine here, it is as if you were back in a small bistro in Paris. The food and wine are absolutely authentic, honest, and created with care. Highly recommend.
Research revealed very few authentic French restaurants in Richmond.
We were very happy with the authentic meal choices.
The staff were very accomodating to our 9 month old and were very friendly, talkative and knowledgeable of the food/wines and other Richmond venues.
As our server entertained our baby, the bartender gave us other restaurant reccomendations.
The food was excellent and the service was enjoyable!
What is the fascination with wooden floors at the "chic" restaurants? Hard-surface floors reverberate sound and when you have two large tables of loud-mouth lawyers occupying a majority of the room, with each lawyer trying to out talk the other, you end up with an incredibly loud room. The noise levels took away from our enjoyment of the meal. The food was good but not great. If this is Richmond's best French restaurant, we need chefs who can actually prepare French food.
It was a sweltering Friday in Richmond in July, so we didn't want to venture far from the Omni to get dinner. To our delight, the Bistro Bobette was a mere half a block away. This place was a highly recommended restaurant on TripAdvisor and we were pleased it was so close to our hotel. We had an excellent food server and our meals were fabulous complimented by some excellent wines by the glass. What a great little French restaurant. I recommend it highly. F
Dinner was delicious, champagne by the glass is excellent and was the Sancerre perfectly chilled wine accompanying our fresh innovative seafood entrees. The appetizers were amazing too, perfect heirloom tomatoe, avocado and fresh leafy greens perfectly dressed salad; also, cold cucumber soap, non dairy, finished with finely chopped fresh vegetables. The decaf coffee is excellent. We look forward to the next visit.
For $36 I had a VERY small ribeye steak which was so over-salted as to be inedible. I've had MUCH better steaks at Outback. It was accompanied by about 12 fries. We ordered asparagus soup which was good, as was the dessert. My wife's cocktail was $18! Our server was excellent, but we are unlikely to go again, and wouldn't recommend it.
Great food. Waiter was knowledgeable, many specials to choose from and interesting varied menu. Very fresh food with fresh veggies. I had the Amish chicken special which was seasoned to perfection. Also tried the truffle mac n cheese which of course was delicious and the salad was perfect. Also highly recommend the spiced pecans.
Me and my date did not have a reservation, however, we were seated immediately and served immediately. The server was very attentive, nice, and stayed on top of his job the entire time. The wine list was absolutely jaw dropping! (In a great way) I would definitely recommend this place for maybe night time if u want to take it the romantic route but either way I give 2thumbs up.
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