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Central Market, Petaluma, CA
Central Market, Petaluma, CA
Central Market, Petaluma, CA
Central Market, Petaluma, CA
Central Market, Petaluma, CA

Central Market

4.6
4.6
2496 Reviews
$31 to $50
Mediterranean
Great News, we are open again with indoor dining. If you are not able to dine out, please order online for pick-up from our full menu - go to our website to order online for pick up.

We offer Farm to Table Cuisine in a casual atmosphere with a seasonal menu featuring local produce, sustainable seafood, and all natural meats.
We support slow food.

Reservations are recommended.

We are unable to reserve seats at the counter, but please feel free to call ahead to inquire if there are counter seats available.

We look forward to hearing from you soon.

TN

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Californian, Organic
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (707) 778-9900
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Tony Najiola
  • Catering
    By special request only.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call if interested in booking private event with us.
  • Private party contact
    Derek Santiago, General Manager: (707) 778-9900
  • Neighborhood
    Petaluma
  • Cross street
    Western Avenue
  • Parking details
    Street parking and public lots available. Nearest public lot is on Keller Street at Western Avenue, two blocks West of our location.
  • Public transit
    Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
  • Entertainment
    Chef Tony Najiola is very entertaining. Join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 2,496 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.5Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

2,496 Reviews
  1. DianeT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 1 day ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the Wagyu steak which was FANTASTIC!! My friend had a number of small plates - each equally delicious! The buttercream stuffed macaroons for dessert were SO amazing!! Great service and ambience!

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  2. Pineapple16

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    55 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Good service and a varied menu along with attentive staff.

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  3. BrianS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. The wait staff was fabulous. The owner visited our table and we were able to hear his recommendations. Overall, excellent!!

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  4. CaliforniaSam

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on February 19, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious food, beautiful setting, fantastic server (Rachelle)

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent waitress. Although the daily specials list indicated what they were featuring for today’s menu, when I ordered one of the specials, I was told it was no longer available. It was just barely 7:30, and it was no longer available, not good. The substitute was good, but not what they offered as being available, so disappointment.

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  6. Georged

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    As always very good food, service, and ambiance. Will be back soon.

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  7. Austin

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 17, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food in a lovely environment. We will be back soon :)

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  8. DanielC

    Puerto Vallarta

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is absolutely world class. Great service and a fun environment. The Wagyu steak is very legit.

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  9. NancyL

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The special Mardi Gras menu was full of tempting items and we tried quite a few. Halfway through our meal a band came marching and snaking its way through the festively decorated restaurant and was met with cheers from the diners. A nice night in one of our favorite places.

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  10. SuzanneT

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Hush puppies and dessert were amazing. Loved the rest if the food also. Tony - thanks for doing Fat Tuesday every year - so much fun! Sue Thornley

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  11. GingerB

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are Central Market regulars because the food is always great. Tonight was Mardi Gras with a special Cajun influence menu. Fried okra, hush puppies, gumbo, catfish. Everything was wonderful. Always highly recommended.

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  12. RobertS

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant in Petaluma. Great food and atmosphere. A little overpriced, but who isn’t these days. Raquel our server was great.

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  13. MBkK

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food very good. Generous portions. Our server was engaging and helpful with suggestions. Great hometown restaurant.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is very salty. They charge a 3.5% service charge automatically.

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  15. SharonK

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 5, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, good food and nice ambiance. Highly recommend.

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  16. HenryP

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with choices for every appetite. Striped bass was delicious and their macarons were a treat.

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  17. SarahF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I had the farinata which is a wonderful gluten free sort of savory pancake - wonderful! I also had the excellent steak on skewers with perfect cole slaw. I’m going to get that every time. The roasted vegetables were very good but not a lot on the plate for $16. Best surprise of all - the butterscotch pot au creme with gluten free cookies. I’d go back just for that. Great service - very friendly place.

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  18. Charlotte

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always enjoy a meal at Central Market. There were 4 of us and we shared starters. We all tasted each other’s entrees because our meals were so good and we wanted to share. Also enjoyed an excellent bottle of wine. Desserts were excellent.

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  19. steve

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    5.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Good menu options, excellent food, very friendly service.

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  20. TheSportsVirus

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 2, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Across the board great dinner. From the delicious happy hour house wine to the amazing entrees to the off the charts homemade cheesecake this place is special. Our server Jenny is just THE best !

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  21. StephenC

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on January 22, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is fresh, well-prepared but small portion size and nothing we ordered was anything special except for the wood-fire roasted vegetables.. Good wine list, but pricey. Competent, efficient service but not particularly friendly. Can be very loud when busy.

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  22. NaturalHorseman

    San Francisco

    188 reviews

    5.0

    188 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was my 79th birthday celebration dinner with my wife and daughter. I asked for Christine so of course the service was personal, fun, and top drawer. I love the Little Gems with house-made bacon and goat cheese and I never tire of it! I had the pork chop with a side of a little polenta and some greens and reds. the heirloom pork was simply the best darn pork chop I've ever tasted. Bar none. And the sides were highly complementary. I liked the Pinot Noir, nice balance and lower alcohol. Had big fun sharing the special dessert which this time was apple crumble with vanilla ice cream according to the menu, but it tasted like vanilla gelato to me.. One the scale of 1 to 10 this meal was an 11!

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  23. CharlotteA

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Our server was Raquel and she was awesome. She had great knowledge of the menu and wine list. She was warm and friendly and made our experience incredible. Can not wait to return.

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  24. janet

    Phoenix

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was slow ad not very responsive when I asked for a pate to put clam shells in. Took forever to get check, too. Server was very busy and seemed to have too many parties to deal with. Food was so -so. My fettuccini was dry and was missing oysters. I was disappointed as a I had a good experience two months before. Also noise level made it difficult to hear conversation.

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  25. NancyL

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Another lovely meal at Central Market! Thanks! Will be back for sure!

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  26. StacyB

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We always enjoy coming to Central Market. At age 92 years young my Mom enjoys chef Tony’s food, the wonderful service and interaction with fellow diners. It’s our Christmas Eve tradition ! What a great time we had.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Cincinnati

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My husband and I were extremely happy with the food and service! In our top 5 meals ever!! I had the pork chop and he had the short rib. Exquisite!

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  28. Boneca

    Sacramento

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on December 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    so many meals at this neighborhood gem .. never disappointed ..

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Pizza, yummy short ribs and good wine! Central Market is always yummy!

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    Salt Lake City

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 2, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Tourist food. Not worth the $250+ bill. Even paying $80 would have felt like a lot

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  31. Forestvillain1

    San Francisco

    77 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife and I went to Central Market Saturday Night for my Birthday and as usual, the food was outstanding! We started with the focaccia, chicory salad and the fried olives, all good but I don't think we'd order the olives again. I had cassoulet and my wife had the bucatini, both were very good, the cassoulet was as good as any I've ever had and I've had a lot of cassoulet's. Service was ok, our waitress wasn't able to multitask very well and there were times we waited longer than we should have for little things like opening the wine I brought, nothing major but not great service. Highly recommended, still one of my favorite places!

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  32. FD22

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good evening out at our favorite restaurant! Everything was wonderful- we started with farinata, Little gem salad with eggs and bacon, focaccia that had cheese running through it!- also had smoked salmon on egg bruschettat:) For the entree 2 of us had the Sea bass which was delicious and another member of our party had the steak and french fries- he loved it. I cannot resist the butterscotch pot au creme that some with these meringue like cookies- the warm chocolate tart was also a hit!!! Cannot wait to return!!!

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  33. LindaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Very noisy. The hangar steak was cooked perfectly, but wasn't hot. Fries were unremarkable. While the flavor of my pasta was okay, there wasn't a sauce of any kind to keep the pasta separated. It clumped together. It's been several years since I've dined here. I remember it being better. Was grateful that our server was excellent. Overall, disappointing.

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  34. SUeS

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 18, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was tasty enough but I probably wont go back. Nothing was outstanding. Service was friendly but slow.

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  35. DaveH

    Portland

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food nothing on the menu that isn't delicious. Also well sourced ingredients. Super friendly service though a bit rough around the edges. Very cool decor, though I'm guessing it might get a bit noisy if it was full. Good wine and adequate beer list.

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  36. Jeff

    Columbus

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    We make it a priority to visit our favorite restaurant, Central Market, every time we travel to CA. It has been several times/years now showing off “our spot” with several different guests. We love this place! So quaint, delicious and A++ food choices and friendly. This past Wednesday however, we were completely disappointed with our experience. The food was good but not up to their standard faire. The service was terrible to say the least. We felt completely ignored after not ordering any wine. Our waitress snubbed us the rest of the evening. We had to ask for our drinks, remind her of our bread order and ask for the check after sitting with our empty dishes. We won’t give up on this special establishment but we sure hope the next time will be with less attitude. Our first time visiting friends were not impressed.

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  37. AmeliaK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really nice experience. I requested a private table if available, and they provided the perfect spot for our party. Service and food was excellent.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 11, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is always delicious and I have been dining here from time to time for years. I love that even after transitioning to a gluten free and plant based diet, I’m still able to eat here because they have options for everyone.

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  39. NancyL

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love Central Market! Last night's dinner with friends was wonderful!

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  40. CaraC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 2, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was amazing. Great service. The chef came to our table to answer any questions. Great ambiance!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

Central Market offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 778-9900.

Central Market is rated 4.6 stars by 2496 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 14 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Central Market

42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 94952

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Western Avenue
  • Neighborhood
    Petaluma
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $31 to $50
  • Cuisines
    Mediterranean, Californian, Organic
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street parking and public lots available. Nearest public lot is on Keller Street at Western Avenue, two blocks West of our location.
  • Public transit
    Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Tony Najiola
  • Entertainment
    Chef Tony Najiola is very entertaining. Join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.
  • Additional
    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (707) 778-9900
  • Catering
    By special request only.
  • Private party facilities
    Please call if interested in booking private event with us.
  • Private party contact
    Derek Santiago, General Manager: (707) 778-9900
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