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About Petit Bistro
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.
Bentonville, AR 72712
French, Mediterranean, European
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
Bella Vista Way
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Petit Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We were not given a glass of water automatically. A restaurant that charges this much should make a glass of water standard practice. The decor could be described as "rustic chic" but I thought is was just low budget. The menu items were certainly varied and unusual. My wife ordered the Petit Pork Shanks, which were delicious, albeit a bit dry. I ordered the Chateaubriand Shitake Pasta. The beef in that dish lacked flavor but the rest was good. The desserts, Bread Pudding Au Chocolate and Chef's Cheesecake Du Jour were really good. I felt that the price was much more than it should have been for the meals we received and for the atmosphere of the restaurant.
Considering the high price point of their menu, providing non-cloth napkins and grocery store plastic salt and pepper grinders was off putting. Food for most part was good. Caesar Salad was pitiful for the price, as was the Salmon Mousse. Sells bottles of wine for $40 a bottle, yet charges $14 for one glass. This owner is making a killing and spends no money on outside upkeep. He is cheap! Nice square plates are very noisy when set down on wood tables. Tables would benefit from cloth tablecloths - was told he wants to keep it casual - so choose something non-formal. I am a retired chef - just saying!
We thought we were going to another bistro in Bentonville but when we arrived we thought why not give it a chance - we had a reservation. It was wonderful and we will return again when we are visiting the area. The presentation was exquisite and the service super attentive and friendly. The owner pastry chef was delightful as was our server Jason.
This place is super cute and welcoming. Unfortunately the food we ordered didn’t live up to the same. The only good part of our meal was the Brie we ordered. We ordered a pizza which cost $16, and it was a personal pizza, not even enough for 2 people. The service was alright, but nothing exciting. Probably won’t be recommending this one to my friends or family. The menu needs some serious re-evaluation. Either that, or you should let your customers know that what you’re ordering isn’t enough for 2.
Simple but good food. I had the Lebanese-style lamb chops after a tuna appetizer.
The tuna was served in large pieces over chunks of avocado with a side sauce of soy and lime juice. The appetizer would be MUCH improved and REFINED if the avocado had been cut into MUCH smaller pieces that would fit the ramekin much nicer; the tuna would benefit from being in pieces half the size I was served!
The wine list is wonderful with Wente chardonnay and Conundrum red wine. BUT, the restaurant has NO decent champagne or sparkling wine by the glass.
Lovely out of the way stone house that graces you with delightful waitstaff and excellent food! I had the pork shanks in plum sauce, potato rounds sautéed until a bit crispy and green beans with squash. I swooned over the pork shanks! My date had the petit filet served with potato rounds and greens. Also wonderful! We split the chocolate bread pudding which tasted like a flourless cake and it was really great!
My daughter and I spent the weekend visiting Crystal Bridges Museum and wanted a special place for dinner. We found it in Le Petit Bistro. The Mussels exceeded my expectation! The acoustics were not good. A little fabric to soften would be nice. A very minor point. Will return. ❤️
Unusually for us, we ordered three small plates to share. Each was excellent and copious enough to make a full meal for two. The grilled brie with honey was a large chunk of cheese. The crab cakes were good and not greasy. The tuna tower was very unusual and to us tasted excellent even without the wasabi sauce. The Sicilian Nero d'Avola was excellent and affordable at $28. The patio is pleasant for dining. The dining room was far from full at 8 pm and thus very quiet. The service was very attentive and friendly. We will definitively be back.
Gorgeous setting, good quality food, and attentive service. I was dining with an old friend and we had lots to catch up on and it was the perfect place. We shared small plat es and salad but the entrees looked wonderful. The patio was gorgeous. It would also be great for a romantic dinner.
As may expect a French restaurant in Bentonville may raise some eyebrows, and in this case there is reason. Traveling on business i didnt feel like a "chain" dinner, so based on other reviews thought would give a shot. Unfortunately, seeing the empty parking lot and shoddy exterior should have made venture elsewhere, but gave a shot. With only 1 other couple seated, i decided to eat at bar and soon learned the bartender was the owner. Asked for a few recommendations and decided to go with the chateabriand pasta and glass of merlot. Pasta was overcooked, meat chewy and sauce less than inspiring. Wine ok, but for cost and quality not anywhere worth it. Note to self next time when in Bentonville.
The food at Petit Bistro was outstanding! Everything we had was delicious, and innovative. It's not your ordinary steakhouse/gourmet menu. I had eaten at this restaurant before, but this time I brought 3 friends & they all loved it too. We had the brie appetizer, I had the pear salad and sea bass. We shared the creme brulee and chocolate mousse desserts.
My friends had the steak & mushroom pasta, the kobe beef sliders, and the Mediterranean lamb. All were delicious and cooked perfectly.
We all highly recommend the Petit Bistro. We were there on a girls' trip to Crystal Bridges. A great place to eat before or after your visit to the museum! I do wish they were open for lunch.
We are new to the area and so we relied upon previous reviews to inform our choice of venue to celebrate our anniversary. The baked Brie appetizer was very good as were the wine selections Unfortunately it did not carry through to the entrees. The filet was good but cooked slightly more than requested and the sides for both meals were over salted. The steak au poivre, I don't know where to start, it was over cooked, tough, and well marbled with fat and gristle. We were really looking forward to eating here but will not be returning. Our search for special occasion dining will continue.
Excellent restaurant in a rustic stone home. The atmosphere was casual and the service and food were very good. Our waitress recommended a wine by the glass which was excellent. A lovely dinner in a charming setting. There also is a small outside eating area as well.
We chose this restaurant to celebrate our 23rd Anny and had a wonderful experience! We were blown away by the exceptional quality of the food! And we thoroughly enjoyed the rustic feel of the 1932 stone farmhouse. The weather was perfect to eat outside on the patio, which only enhanced our experience. Our waiter was very professional and friendly. We have already recommended Le Petit Bistro to our close friends on their next visit to Bentonville.
Great French cuisine in a very charming house built out of stone. The service was excellent, the food awesome and the atmosphere very cozy. The wine selection looked very good with a full bar. Menu has a good selection with entrees at about $30 . I had the crab cakes as an appetizer and the short ribs as the main course and both were superb. Staff was very friendly. Will make it a point to go back when in Bentonville again.
Our meal was absolutely delicious. My mom had lamb chops and they were perfectly cooked and deliciously seasoned. I had a chicken dish that was also wonderful. The portions were generous. The menu is mediterranean/french with a nice variety of options- something to appeal to everyone. The service was attentive but not obnoxious, noise level low, adequate spacing between the tables. We went to celebrate my mom's 89th birthday and there was ample parking, a few steps up to the restaurant but good handrails. I would recommend using Google maps as it's tucked away a bit from town- the restaurant is set on beautiful grounds. I wouldn't bring a young child to this restaurant, fine for teens.
What a great place! The food was excellent, the environment warm and the staff very pleasant. Even when we ordered "out of the box" by selecting three appetizers and two desserts, everyone went with the flow. The portions were perfect and everything tasted great! We will definitely be back for salads and main courses.
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