Central Market

4.8
2129 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.

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Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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
What 2129 people are saying
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PAPI
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Meal was delicious and it is nice to be able to support local business.

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PhillipD
Central Coast
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Back to form already. Delicious food (butcher's plate was a home run), lively and casual atmosphere, and good service. The best in Petaluma (though there are other great places too).

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JudithW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Central Market is our "go to" Petaluma Restaurant. Welcome back, Chef Tony Najiola and staff! The food and wine selection were excellent. The staff was professional and friendly. AND, as always, the Chef/Owner Tony Najiola took personal care of all of his guests. We highly recommend Central Market for your next outing.

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MollyB
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a solid experience. The menu has some great new additions. Lots of local vendors and a great wine list.

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JanE
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was superb. The wait staff was attentive, friendly and very efficient. The food was delicious, varied with each dish made with attention to detail. We are so glad Central Market is open again.

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vipGingerB
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Hooray! Central Market is BACK! Service was great and food was superb!

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RandyCPU
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Central Market is always a crowd-pleaser. Great food and service!!

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JohnS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Happy to see such a great place spreading the joy of great food and service again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never disappoints! So happy to be back in our favorite restaurant :)

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champ
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Seated at my favorite high top table, we enjoyed quite a large variety of the Small Plates and Starters. All were delicious. The salmon crudo was perfect and the blistered asparagus with egg salad was a treat. Oh, and the duck wings! A new one for me and a revelation. The service was efficient and not intrusive - a definite plus.
Can't wait to go back to order the charcuterie platter that I saw on another table as we left!

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Nursemama
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, followed Covid precautions, good servixe

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adamk
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

This was my second time there and it was a very good experience both times. The food is very reasonably priced for the quality. Very tentative wait staff. My only critique would be a little mood music.

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vipHungry
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had outdoor reservations but the weather turned cold us and the concierge made it possible to have a table indoors without breaking health and safety code during Covid. We had a delicious meal. They are light on wait staff but Bryce our server was amazing for all the tables he was covering. We had the Portuguese seafood stew which was delicious and had our son drinking the broth with clam shells. The pizza salsiccia was good and the wagyu beef skewers didn’t disappoint. The oven roasted vegetables were nice but really small serving for the amount. The butterscotch pudding is to die for.

This is our second time to the resto and it doesn’t disappoint.

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DanM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcome back Central Market. They have reopened as if never closed. Service impeccable, food fabulous, ambiance unchanged and perfect.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Central Mkt reopened on April 29th after COVID closure of many many months. We dined the next night —saw familiar faces & enjoyed menu favorites every bit as well prepared as in the past. It marked a joyous step toward reopening & felt very secure with masked servers, widely separated tables & the now familiar sanitary accoutrements.

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Teresa
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Their first day reopened for indoor dining!

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vipTom69
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Bring back the scallops and half chicken. The evening was excellent.

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BobW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and I went to Central Market for our anniversary. We have been there before and had high expectations based on our past experiences. The staff and chef did not fail to impress this time either. We were seated early and all members of the staff were extremely courteous and friendly to us. They were routinely coming by our table to make sure we had everything we needed and enjoyed the food. The food was delicious and the portions were not small in the least. We left with full bellies and good memories...again.

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vipfoodiegirl
Central Coast
15 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food4service4ambience4

great outdoor dining experience by heating lamp :) enjoyed smoked duck wings, cassoulet (tad too hot) and schnitzel so good. plus we celebrated so they gave us a goodie box of yummy cookies that i'm still savoring.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great experience. The waiter was fantastic. Always discrete checking on me without bothering me. Happy hour food was 3.5 with oysters being the star. Very reasonable price. Will return

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vipRezziechick
San Francisco
94 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience2

They always change the menu which keeps going there often fresh. I like that they now have weekday happy hour until 6:30pm! Good deal on wine and appetizers.

We had the Cassoulet which I didn't like, but perhaps I'm just not a cassoulet fan as it's not something I've had often. We also had the fall vegetables which were fine but nothing special. The duck wings were good flavor wise but hardly any meat on them whatsoever. Maybe it was just a lean duck? We also had the gnocchi pasta which was good. We had their macaroons for dessert which are always good.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great as always

MM
vipMikeM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Sardine appetizer was incredible! It was my wife's birthday and we enjoyed ourselves.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Central Market is always wonderful! I loved the outdoor seating, which was plenty warm, and beautifully lit. The food was spectacular as ever...the jerk chicken was fantastic!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic! Charming outdoor tables w/plenty of space in between. Amazing food. Can’t wait to go back.

JB
vipJasonB
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a great find! Great food and more importantly great service. I’ll be back!

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NancyR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as usual. It had been a while since I have gone out to eat and it felt wonderful to be sitting there, outside, having wine and eating incredible food. I can't wait to go there again.

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vipmy2cents4dining
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Outside tables near (not right next to) the Petaluma River. We ordered a very good beet salad as a shared appetizer, and a steak and pork schnitzel for main courses with fries; all dishes were very good and cooked to order. (Perhaps a bit too much arugula between the dishes.) we thought the service and value were both good, and we will return to try the oysters!

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ChrisW
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

What I appreciate most is their constant experimentation. We tried their wood oven farinita, and WOW they are great and unusual. The outdoor, COVID seating felt safe and was very comfortable.

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vipleahr
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to Central Market for a birthday dinner. The food is consistently best in town. We ate outside (covid time) staff was masked up and very attentive. Highly recommend.

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vipLuciaA
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went for a special occasion, my husband's 75th birthday. I noted that when I made the reservation. It was completely ignored. I know that a special dessert is usually served. They dropped the ball...very disappointing.

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JoeFoodie
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Great as always! Sets the standard for Sonoma county farm to table dining experience.

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Dmoney
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a wonderful meal with great service!! Sitting outside on a warm summer night only adds to the experience. Only downside were the BLM protestors yelling and honking horns. Look forward to visiting again

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susie
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Very pleasant. I will go again!

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maryk
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice to enjoy a table outside, safely distanced, for a birthday celebration!

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AlexA
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved it! We celebrated our 10 year anniversary and we were not let down. The food was excellent!! Wife had the albacore tuna and I had the wagyu medium rare and everything was delish!! Would recommend to anyone!!

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vipBoneca
Miami
6 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great pizza !

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary and birthday dinner was absolutely amazing. Outdoor dining due to COVID-19 did not stop them from going above and beyond for their patrons. We hope to keep restaurants in Petaluma like Central Market and many others afloat through these trying times.

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nebbiolo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always. Central market never disappoints. Top notch service and cuisine.

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DeborahF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect Covid dining experience. Great food and service on side patio.

FAQs

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

Central Market is rated 4.8 stars by 2129 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.