Petit Bistro

4.6
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315 Reviews
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$30 and under
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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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vipOpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always exceptional, food & service. Never disappointed.

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drpatferg
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance and ease of being able to talk. The waiter was very knowledgeable and helpful. The food was fantastic. The chocolate martini was definitely worthy of any visit.

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taylorw
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petit Bistro is truly an amazing restaurant great for a special occasion or a night to just treat yourself! The food, service and ambiance is amazing. Easily one of my favorite spots in Bentonville! LOVED it!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, always consistent and so delicious

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, in an incredibly random location.

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OpenTable Diner
Little Rock
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of my favorite restaurants in Northwest Arkansas. Welcoming atmosphere with great food...overall a top notch dining experience!

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GabeS
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Petit Bistro was perfect for our special evening. It took us back to our visit to Paris in 2018. Food was delicious, ambiance was quiet & romantic (we were only one of 2 couples dining) and the staff professional, attentive and curteous. We recommend Petit Bistro for a special night out of celebration or romance.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great ambiance - very cozy and welcoming. Wonderful service and delicious food!

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mel1925
Fayetteville
9 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience4

While this place was cute and our server Jason was very nice, it just wasn’t worth the price. No bread, no salad included, paper napkins, for $75 for two people with no appetizers and no alcohol with no leftovers is pretty atrocious. The food (chicken pesto pasta and steak poivre) was good, but it wasn’t the best.

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Wesley
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My date and I were very impressed with this restaurant. The food was amazing (we had the salmon and swordfish) and the ambiance was very classy and still cozy — two descriptions hard to fit together. The servers were timely and friendly. In my top-three for northwest Arkansas. We will definitely be back.

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TerryK
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Once again had we had a wonderful evening. Always enjoy Jason and Dari not to mention the food and ambiance.

Terry Kehoe

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WardR
Little Rock
9 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible small spot for a romantic dinner. The food and service is top notch. Great place for a quiet relaxing evening.

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MarkYYZ
Toronto
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A real gem in North West Arkansas. Small, cozy atmosphere with fantastic service and great food. Highly recommend it. We will be back again!

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vipJeffH
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Not a large staff so the experience was slow at times but we weren't in a rush. Fantastic meal from drink options to salads to entrees.

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SandyE
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent - ideal place to meet!

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Robb
Tulsa
4 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Old house converted to restaurant. Very cozy feeling. Nice relaxed atmosphere, good food and service.

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vipOmahaVeg
Omaha
27 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service and wonderfully cozy place, great for conversation and lingering

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vipchap621
Tulsa
93 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Dinner on the cold and rainy night before Thanksgiving. We were early, and the only diners until nearly finished with dinner. It was our third or fourth visit over five years. The new (to us) manager was very friendly and helpful. Good variety on the menu, except three items were not available because his vendor was out of them (including lamb, my fav.) Wine by the glass featured a few middle of the road brands, I opted for a Wente chard and a Joel Gott cab, by the glass. We shared a good brie appetizer, with local honey, and ordered the special, a Chateaubriand/pasta dish. The meat was cubed and delicious, and the pasta was well-prepared. We did not have dessert. Servings were generous and well served.
The dinner was fine, without being over-the-top. It was a little less "French" than before, but completely satisfactory.

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JillL
Kansas City
4 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A must if you're in Bentonville. Quiant, little stone building - so much charm and character. Service was impeccable as was the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, service & ambiance!

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RonS
Fayetteville
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We had excellent service, and the food was amazing! We dined early and the host seated the three tables away from each other, so we had a quiet dinner and did not have to listen to anyone else's conversation. It was our first time there. We will return

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JayZee
New York Area
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food1service2ambience3

The space and ambiance is great and we have generally been fans of Petit Bistro. Unfortunately, there has recently been a noticeable drop in food quality and service. On a recent visit... 1) We arrived on time and were told we were 30 min late to our reservation. They later acknowledged the mistake. Kitchen and staff seemed overwhelmed. 2) Martini was poorly made and had to be sent back. Our bill had a partial $4 vodka charge on it, we asked the waiter and it was removed. 3) They charged us $6 for bread and butter. Not a huge issue but it would have been nice to know about the extra charge. 4) Steak au Poivre was terrible. The meat quality was rough/rubbery and pepper sauce on was gelatinous. Perhaps Petit Bistro was having an off night, however we won't be going back for a while.

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DannyS
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food2service4ambience5

Ordered my steak medium rare and it was close to well done. Just a touch of pink in the very center I'm not one to send food back but I should have. I mentioned it to the waiter when we were about to leave just to let the chef know he didn't get close. He offered a free dessert but I was ready to go and passed. I can make some great steaks at home and its not that hard but I'm getting more of this type of bad steaks in NW AR. I need to start ordering other foods and if I feel like a steak I'll just make one at home. I would recommend this restaurant for everything else, service, ambience, wine selection etc but would warn them about the steaks.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
3 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience5

Our first experience at the restaurant. Wasn’t terribly busy. The strip was advertised as the special with crab cakes on the side... crab crakes were good and the steak at medium rare was a bit tough. We had a tough time getting wine service while the couple next to us never had a chance to take a sip without a refill or a suggestion. Quite the dichotomy in comparing wait experiences. I can’t say that I won’t be back but there are places in town that give me much more attention. Not a bad place just not great

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Jilliebean
Little Rock
25 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Pretty great. He was short staffed but still a great experience. Great recommendations on wine. Love the swordfish. Always an excellent choice

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ZakH
Fayetteville
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just perfect. The atmosphere is quiet and cozy. Both the service and our food were both amazing. 10/10. We will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Kansas City
3 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bentonville favorite!

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ArthurP
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Will skip Great experience Food is very genuine Osso Bucco is excellent

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vipNamVet68
St. Louis
31 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Visited Petit Bistro on a cool, rainy night. A good thing. Food and drink selection was to my liking, not overwhelming with too many choices. Waiter intelligently addressed dietary issues. Food was well prepared and at a good temperature. Lighting was low, not dark, and made for a most relaxing, enjoyable evening.

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OpenTable Diner
Memphis/West TN
4 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Food was average. Wine list limited. Service was very good. Ambience average at best. Not likely to return based on other superior options in area.

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Very good food, one of the best of our town; great service. The place needs a little remodeling..

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vipdawn
Indiana
59 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s such a darling little place and cozy. Easy to talk and never felt rushed. The food was wonderful and wine selection good. I highly recommend going there!

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JuliaB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

One of our favorite places. Never crowded, great ambiance, relaxed atmosphere and the owner (Dario) is wonderful to talk to. It's a regular stop for us for special occasions or just date night. Worth the drive.

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RonaldB
Fayetteville
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had great food, in a nice atmosphere, and service was great, would recommend

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AnthonyB
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Waiter was great. Cool little place in a nice area. Food was good but not great with small portions and very expensive. Would have a better review if the plates were priced correctly.

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vipandreamyles
St. Louis
25 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

When vacationing we always try to find quaint dining spots. Petit Bistro was perfect and thoroughly enjoyed!

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BrennaD
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was amazing! The ambiance was quiet and quaint. The staff was friendly and personable. We will definitely be back!

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LanceS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We love it here. Food & service always great! This time they were out of mussels & it seemed everyone showed up about the same time so was a bit busy. Staff was short handed but they took great care of us.

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Tracy
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience3

We got there just on time for our reservation and they weren't ready, said they were running behind. Offered to make us drinks while we wait. My husband's martini had no olive juice in it and was just straight vodka, finally get orders taken and the appetizer we wanted they were out of so thumbs down number 3. Ordered tuna tartare, it was alright, not great, very bland, just missing something. no bread was served; odd for a place so pricey, ordered the filet mignion, it was pretty terrible, cooked to specification but tough as boot leather and odd flavor, for 37.00 I'd expected a lot better than that, husband had lamb chops, again just mediocre. Dessert was only thing that was any good, classic napoleon and creme brulee and even my coffee had a ton of coffee grounds floating in it. It was loud in there. Our server was about the only decent thing about the whole experience. He tried hard, not his fault the food was not very good. Overall disappointing. For a 200.00+ meal I expect impeccable and this was no where close.

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

Petit Bistro is rated 4.6 stars by 315 OpenTable diners.

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