Petit Bistro

4.8
364 Reviews
$30 and under
French
Located, two miles from Crystal Bridges Museum, in a rustic stone building on north Walton Blvd, this French Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge has something that will entice anyone.
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vipNancyT
Chicago
13 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Charming little restaurant providing delicious meals, good wine list and excellent service.

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ZachD
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Good was very tasty with the exception of the chocolate bread pudding. Portions were a little light. Service was okay. Glad we went, probably won’t be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Savannah
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my husband’s and my favorite restaurant in Northwest Arkansas. Wonderful menu, food, and service.

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vipJustpassingthru
Memphis/West TN
29 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a family run little gem. No pretense and great food. Beautiful backyard beyond patio.

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BillM
Springfield
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Well-prepared food with attentive service in an intimate setting of an old house. Wonderful for a night out or visit from out of town. Enjoy.

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OpenTable Diner
Kansas City
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good service and the food was great!

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DianeM
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance, love that! Food and drinks won't disappoint. A bit pricey but ok for a special occasion.

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cheryl
Kansas City
76 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petit Bistro is an elegant small restaurant. The food is prepared well and the waitstaff is personable. We enjoyed our whole dining experience. It is a special place.

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OpenTable Diner
Springfield
3 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petite Bistro is our favorite restaurant in NWA. The food is great but the personal service and atmosphere is what keeps us coming back! A hidden gem that I recommend folks seek out.

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RyanJ
Fayetteville
8 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining here, Salmon was amazing and the wife had the Pesto Chicken which was fantastic. Highly recommended!

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BeckyT
Des Moines
22 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was some of the best food we have ever had. We will go again if we are back in the area. I would highly recommend this restaurant.

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Bruno
Fayetteville
47 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night with my wife. First time to dine at this restaurant but definitely on our favorite list now.

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JBug
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience4

I have been wanting to go to Petit Bistro for years, but felt it was just too expensive. But my son was treating me to a birthday dinner so I was excited. Jason was awesome and did a good job considering he was the sole front of the house. I had the Spinach Pear salad that was pretty good and my son had the Maison salad, but about a third of the arugula was yellow and should never had been put on the plate. The Carpaccio was good and a fair portion, but the Blackened Scallops were 3 tiny scallops the diameter of a quarter ($18!) and two very small crab cakes for $17. Our bill was almost $90 and we did not even order liquor. The place had a quaint feel but sorely needs refreshed and updated. Especially the outdoor seating area that we passed on. Perhaps it is because restaurants have been hard hit during Covid, but not feeling like we got ripped off is no way to try to win back customers. Disappointed and won't be back.

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harryt
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience1

Not a bistro. A second rate bar and diner. Dirty and poorly maintained. Wait staff dresses poorly
Grossly overpriced. Would not recommend.

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CandaceB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Four different meals were ordered at our table. Drinks and cocktails were promptly delivered, cold and exactly as ordered. We started with crabcakes Appetizers. The overall size was on the small size but this coming from someone with 40 years eating crabcakes. Garnished with a sauce that I honestly couldn’t get enough of, the tender crab melted into the flavor of the sauce leaving your mouth screaming for that next bite of flavor. My main course was the salmon which was outstanding. Light, flaky, moist, and perfectly prepared! I finished with the creme brulee. I am a brûlée snob, sampling brûlée from Paris to Australia and everywhere it’s on the menu, this was a gem! Thin layer of crust over creme that was properly chilled. The combination in the mouth explodes the senses! Maybe I was overly hungry but I will be headed back for another test because I loved every single bite!

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ChocolateLover
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petit Bistro was an overall wonderful experience. The food was delicious and the ambience was excellent. The dining area is so quaint and cozy; the noise level was very low. The service was outstanding. I highly recommend Petit Bistro for your next special occasion or a delicious meal.

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MImi
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a lovely evening! The food, wine and service were all excellent! Petite Bistro is a must every time we visit Bentonville!

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NicoleG
Kansas City
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic restaurant! Super quick and loved our meals. They even gave us a free creme brulee because they accidentally made an extra. 10/10 recommend.

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DavidA
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Not a fancy place, but great food and excellent service!

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KaseyR
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Atmosphere was amazing and food was amazing. I was a bit disappointed they ran out of cheesecake before I could order my piece, but there's always next time.

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vipOhYumm
Nashville
80 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Short ribs Bourguignon was good but unfortunately needed more authentic ingredients/flavor. The Châteaubriand shiitake pasta was good but again needed a bit more flavor. Both dishes could have been hotter. The wine list was very good and our waiter’s recommendation of “Earthquake” cab was excellent. Our spinach salad was very good but the dressing should have been tossed first since it was impossible to do so on the flat plate. Desserts of chocolate bread pudding and the crème brûlée were very good.

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easy
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a dining gem. The setting, food, wine list and service are all outstanding.

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Lolo
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

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OpenTable Diner
St. Louis
17 reviews
Dined on March 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a delightful evening we had at Petite Bistro. I hadn't had lamb in quite some time so I ordered the lamb chops. They were perfectly prepared to medium rare and served with beautiful grilled vegetables and couscous. My partner had the blackened sword fish and was thrilled with it's taste and presentation. He had creme brulee and was really happy with it's smooth texture and delightful crunchy top. I had the napoleon, prepared in a way I was unaccustomed, but a delicious twist.

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OpenTable Diner
Oklahoma City
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great date night spot! The atmosphere was quaint and cozy, and the food was delicious. We will definitely be going back!

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vipMVH19
Naples
13 reviews
Dined on January 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was delightful--great service, surprising wine list, full bar, delicious food. Ambiance--warm, welcoming, quiet, softly lit.

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CarolP
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to dine at Petit Bistro.
Family and friends insist upon dinner at Petit Bistro when they visit NWA.
Excellent house wines. The food is perfection.

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JonC
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service, and ambiance! We recommend and we will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 21, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great experience. Would love to see organic wines on the menu or the ability to bring our own. Also would appreciate gluten free pasta options. Menu was a bit limited as several dishes were unavailable after a busy weekend (we went on a Monday).

The food was delicious!

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numbershic
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My now husband had our first date here and just celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary, 3 years together. The Bistro will always be special to us!

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Razorback
Little Rock
4 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2020
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Wasn't bad food, but not the greatest considering the price. We thought the wine list was overpriced, but that didn't stop us from trying a new Italian red. It was good. Desert was also good. They did comp desert because my wife's entre was not hot. Would probably go back, but it won't be a regular spot for us to dine. As far as COVID precautions go, I thought they were as safe as they could have been. That was appreciated.

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SEB63012
St. Louis
13 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had been wanting to try this place for a long time, and finally got there last night. The ambiance was wonderful, the food and wine were delicious, and the service was top notch. We will definitely be back!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
2 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Cute little restaurant! The food was amazing and the service was outstanding as well! Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Both of our meals were over cooked. My wife had the chicken and it was dry and very over cooked. I had the swordfish and it was the same. The Israeli couscous was very good as were the vegetables. We had the crab cakes as an appetizer and they were good but nothing special.
For the price and since we were the only ones at our time slot that the food could be cooked to perfection. Didn’t seem like the bar/waiter was glad we were there and that much care went into our meal.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Amazing food and great service. My filet was perfect. The only issue was it was a bit noisy for a rom

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. The Petit Plates were actually our favorite. Surprisingly unique and delicious crab cake remoulade with grilled asparagus that was the best I've ever had. And the spinach pear salad is my new favorite salad. We had the steak au poivre - very large portion, glad we shared. Perfectly cooked with excellent vegetables. Overall very pleased with the food and service.

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StephenK
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant I have eaten at in years. Food was amazing and service was just as good. Already scheduling our next date night there.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience, as always!

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JoshuaL
Fayetteville
5 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful restaurant, wonderful ambiance! The staff was attentive and helpful. Great personality! We will definitely be back!

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Trisha
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall2food1service3ambience4

The entire dinner experience was something we do not care to repeat. The food was not French nor was it good enough to carry such a price tag. They served their meals with paper napkins and cheap utensils. The restaurant itself however, was quaint and cozy.

We were greeted by an unfriendly and almost hostile manager. There was a mixed up on their part with our reservation as to how many people in our dinner party. The bartender who was also the waiter, gave us great service. The food we ordered was the specials of the night. The steak was bland and chewy. The lamb was moist but bland. Both meat dishes had the same sauce so it covered up the quality of the meat. I had the pasta dish, nothing French about it. The desserts were bad. The pumpkin cheesecake was dried, chocolate bread pudding tasted like over-baked brownies and the crème brûlée tasted like it came from a box.

We’ve been wanting to try this restaurant for awhile now. We tried it and it is not to our liking base on price and quality of the food.

FAQs

Petit Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (479) 464-9278.

Petit Bistro is rated 4.8 stars by 364 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.