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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.

2702 N. Walton Blvd.
Bentonville, AR 72712
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
French, Mediterranean, European

Hours of Operation:

Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm.

Cross Street:
Bella Vista Way

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(479) 464-9278

Website:
http://petitbistro.biz/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Petit Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.6

ambience

4.3

value

3.9

Noise

Quiet

83% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Romantic (8)
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Good for Birthdays (7)
Special Occasion (7)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (5)
Casual (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fun (4)
Neighborhood Gem (4)
Notable Wine List (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Authentic (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
Scenic View (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Tapas (1)
Disabled Access (1)
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 (Little Rock)·Dined 6 days ago

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.

Tags: Casual
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined on November 19, 2017

The cost of the food was high compared to the quality. Not sure we would return.

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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!

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vip
 (New Mexico)·Dined on November 11, 2017

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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Sunday Lunch, Cozy, Fun, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 3, 2017

This is a great place for date night or a business dinner. A great menu, atmosphere, and drink selection.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on November 2, 2017

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.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Notable Wine List, Cozy, Casual
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation
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 (St. Louis)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Lovely little restaurant, delicious food and great service

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Tampa)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Made a last minute reservation and had a lovely dinner. The surf n turf and chateaubriand pasta were great. The poached pear salad was wonderful. We had attentive and helpful service. Will revisit.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Over rated. Food was cold. Owner tried to sell the most expensive dish of day. Pieces are way to high for what the place is. Needs a major renovation and better service and food quality.

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 (Detroit)·Dined on October 10, 2017

I love this gem of a restaurant! I was in town visiting family. I would definitely go back. The Salmon Mousse is awesome.

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·Dined on October 1, 2017

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. ❤️

Tags: Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Tapas, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Casual
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·Dined on August 29, 2017

Dario always takes care of his guests! Never disappointed with the food or service! Highly recommended- Michael

Tags: Scenic View, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on August 23, 2017

There is a lot of like restaurants in the area; Petit Bistro offers a more unique atmosphere.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Enjoyed meeting the owner who was very gracious and takes pride in his food and staff. The food was excellent.

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 (Kansas City)·Dined on August 9, 2017

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.

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vip
 (New England)·Dined on August 7, 2017

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.

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·Dined on August 2, 2017

We had a lovely dinner after spending the day at Crystal Bridges and the Chihuly exhibit. Would definitely recommend!!

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 (Tulsa)·Dined on July 29, 2017

Great little restaurant at the edge of town. Rustic, country look but big city flavors. Our waiter was very helpful and pointed out some of his favorite dishes and a wine that all turned out to be fabulous.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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 (Charleston)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Great food with a friendly staff. This will now be in the rotation for date night.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Kansas City)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Scenic View, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Bar Seating
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·Dined on July 21, 2017

Excellent southern French cuisine! Totally unexpected in Bentonville, Arkansas. Pricey, but worth it for exceptional dining.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (Little Rock)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We wanted a unique place for our out of town guest. She loved everything about the restaurant and we created a new memory with great food and wine.

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 (Cleveland)·Dined on July 20, 2017

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.

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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Great quiet atmosphere for date night. We will be back!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Great food and great service. Would definitely go again

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Groups
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 (Dallas)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Staff not pleasant when we requested to sit outside. Inside was freezing.
Steak over cooked

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Romantic
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on June 14, 2017

I will definitely be back for the lamb chops. We did enjoy walking around outside. I did think a wedding on the lawn behind the restaurant wood be threat for a wedding or reunion

Tags: Afternoon Tea, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 12, 2017

This was the best osso bucco I have ever had. Would totally go back just for that.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on June 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Cozy, Creative Cuisine
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on May 25, 2017

This was our second visit. We were not disappointed. I do wish it was more affordable. While delicious, it is priced in such a way that we can't visit regularly. It's a very special occasion place for us.

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 (Denver)·Dined on May 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Good for a Date, Fun, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on May 13, 2017

Took my wife here for Mother's Day. Had a fantastic dinner. This is our go-to place for a special night out. They never disappoint.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on April 28, 2017

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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 (Fayetteville)·Dined on April 14, 2017

Always a wonderful experience! The food is amazing, the service is great, an overall unique experience.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Las Vegas)·Dined on March 30, 2017

Excellent food and great wine.

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