Petit Bistro

4.5
240 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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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Fayetteville
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentine’s Day

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MR
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 4

There was no one to greet us when we went in and seating was slow even though we had reservations. We were finally seated a foot away from another table (it was Valentines Day) and when I asked to be seated at another table that was open, the matre di audibly grumbled, huffed and puffed...but did finally reseat is. Fortunately the food was great although super expensive! $49 for a small portion of sea bass.

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HV
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a gem of Bentonville. Authentic French food in a quaint and unique setting. We love it!!

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SB
Dallas
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and the ambiance is quaint and fitting for a wonderful relaxing dinner. Try the Mussels!!!

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MI
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Intimate venue with attentive service. Surprised to find authentic French bistro food in this part of the country! Great value ; charming proprietor served our meal.

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SC
1 review
Dined on January 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Cozy comfortable feel to the restaurant! Service was inviting and friendly! Great place to celebrate a special event or just have a relaxing dinner with your special someone! Filet mignon was cooked to perfection! Be sure to save room for dessert! The creme brûlée is delicious, as well as the bread pudding!

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OT
Cincinnati
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

The food was not overly inventive but very tasty. It had a cozy atmosphere and was nice for conversation. As a wine lover and collector, I thought the wine list was overpriced, with a much higher markup that it deserved.

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AF
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always our favorite place to go to! Been our favorite place for years!

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OT
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great service, very good food and nice wine list.

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Austin
3 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful dining experience last night! The pan seared tuna tower, short ribs bourguignon & chocolate bread pudding were all amazing! It was very quaint, quiet & the service provided by Precious & Greg was top notch. We look forward to returning soon!

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BG
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 4

Soon as we arrived ( on time ) short guy did the head move, I guess his way of saying hello! We had the mussels for our appetizer & they were terrible, the meal followed & the same terrible, there were only three tables being served & had to go to the bar to refill a glass of wine! The waitress was the rudest, don’t see how she maintains a job working with the public. We won’t be back or recommend this place.

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J
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were surprised and happy to find Petit Bistro open Christmas Eve. It was the perfect place to celebrate with friends. The service was great. The food was first class. Our favorite place in Bentonville.....and NW Arkansas. Five stars all the way.

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RI
Little Rock
15 reviews
Dined on December 15, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place for any occasion. Small venue and great ambience so good for date/anniversaries. Amazing service; definitely will return!

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OT
Dallas
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Good food, waiter was not friendly

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DB
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food and service in Bentonville!

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service from Precious as always

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LT
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 4

Used OpenTable for reservation. Very pleased with communication. This is a pricy restaurant so expected linens on the table, and for the price, not a paper napkin. Would have appreciated fresh flowers or candles. Although mentioned special birthday occasion, no note was made of it. Very disappointed for the restaurant that they had so few customers. Still, food, bar and service, all were excellent. Wouldn’t have hurt to have the wait staff smile. We were there for the food, and it did not disappoint!

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WG
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tried this restaurant with friends and found the food to be quite good. Ambience is great with a great central bar. Menu is limited but all good. Service was personal and excellent.

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DS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great little restaurant...excellent food, great wine list. Atmosphere is great for relaxed dinner out.

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l
Miami
1 review
Dined on November 17, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

We loved our meal! The only complaint was the couscous was a bit clumpy and flavorless, otherwise everything was amazing. Short ribs were to die for, and my husband enjoyed his petit filet. Chocolate bread pudding wasn’t what I was expecting, but still delish nonetheless. Can’t wait to return!

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KF
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Food was okay. Would not go back to sit indoors. The patio looks amazing but it’s closed for the season at the moment. They said they could make any kind of cocktail but I wish they had a cocktail menu. They just have a wine list. Server was very friendly though. Would like to return in the warmer months for the patio.

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RB
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent Food and even better Service, great selection of entrees and wine

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j
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

The food was exquisite. We had Brie and crab cakes as appetizers. We both got the short ribs as an entree and we had the chocolate bread pudding for dessert. My only criticism was that they don’t serve bread while you’re waiting and I think regular bread pudding would be better than chocolate. Overall it was really good and I would go back.

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OT
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great venue. Very cool space. Food very good and service great. Very cozy spot if that is what you’re looking for. As a professional Chef I enjoyed the evening. Very nice!
You Gotta try it!

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KT
Des Moines
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

This place was unimpressive given the reviews I read before reserving. We waited an hour after our appetizers for our entrees, which seemed rather long. The prices were really steep for food that was good, but not great.

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AS
Fayetteville
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

We enjoy this restaurant. The food is excellent and the service is very efficient.

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JL
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was amazing, the service outstanding and the drinks very tasty. My only negative was the dust on the chair legs and around the base of the table.
We will probably go again.

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m
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We had a salad and pizza. Both were OK. Seemed pricey. The martinis were good.

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DL
Dallas
2 reviews
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Petit Bistro is a fantastic dining experience!

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DB
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic food and charm! Great service and now my favorite place to eat in Bentonville.

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SH
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, great customer service, wonderful atmosphere!

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J
Little Rock
23 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent food and service. No idea why people aren’t here more

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OT
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Great little bistro!! The mussels are outstanding!! Yummy yummy! We will be back!

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p
Miami
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

wonderful find will come back soon food was great service was terrific and room was quite

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SM
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 5

We loved the charm and ambiance. Your menu offered great vegetarian options, but for those that would like to substitute the grains for veggies. I feel like the portion of what is be substituted should be the same. My sea bass was delicious and the eggplant and tomatoes were delightfully prepared, but the few assparagus that were subbed for the couscous was a tiny bit under cooked and tough. ( hint to restaurants, cauliflower rice is so easy and not that expensive to keep on hand for those who eat Paleolithic or even keto, and it tastes wonderful if done correctly) our wait staff was great and the wine selection was good.

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G
Fayetteville
3 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Little disappointed in the food overall. The food wasn’t bad by any means but I guess I expected a little better overall quality. The wait staff wasn’t the most friendly but not rude either. Overall........3 stars.

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DF
Kansas City
6 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always do a great job! Love going to eat at this restaurant.

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SB
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Le Petite was a gem. It was my first time, but a quaint nice place with tremendous atmosphere. I felt as though I was deep in the woods in this charming restaurant. Additionally, the service was first class and the food was outstanding. A 5 star and a must for anyone visiting NWA.
Dr. Bolding

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WM
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

One of the only places in NWA where you can get really good Sea Bass. Also the beef short ribs are amazing and the cocktails are measured to perfection.

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BF
Fayetteville
28 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

This is the second time we have dined at Petit Bistro and after having had a disappointing first trip we decided to see if this was a one off. It wasn’t.
The service is very friendly but I just get a view that the chef/manager are bored. At least four of the entree’s come with the exact same sides which are grilled vegetables and cous cous. All really cheap to make and not paired to any dish just a means to pad out your protein of choice. I ordered a shrimp puttanesca. What turned up was shrimp Alfredo, rich in cream with over cooked shrimp and a couple of olives thrown in. Puttanesca does not have cream in the sauce and is one of the most recognizable and easy dishes to make for any chef.I just feel that the owners have lost interest in the place and just make money off the backs of their regular clientele.
We will not visit again and perhaps the owners should stop being so lazy with the menu and get some enjoyment back of experimenting with dishes.

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