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.
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
- Staff temperature check required
1/2 Dozen Chilled Oysters
mignonette, fresh grated horseradish
Slow Roasted Beet Salad
plums, local goat cheese, spicy greens
Grilled Wagyu Steak
diablo butter, Kennebec fries, bouquet of greens
Meal was delicious and it is nice to be able to support local business.
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).
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.
Always a solid experience. The menu has some great new additions. Lots of local vendors and a great wine list.
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.
Hooray! Central Market is BACK! Service was great and food was superb!
Central Market is always a crowd-pleaser. Great food and service!!
Happy to see such a great place spreading the joy of great food and service again.
Never disappoints! So happy to be back in our favorite restaurant :)
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!
Wonderful food, followed Covid precautions, good servixe
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.
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.
Welcome back Central Market. They have reopened as if never closed. Service impeccable, food fabulous, ambiance unchanged and perfect.
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.
Their first day reopened for indoor dining!
Bring back the scallops and half chicken. The evening was excellent.
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.
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.
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
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.
Great as always
The Sardine appetizer was incredible! It was my wife's birthday and we enjoyed ourselves.
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!
Fantastic! Charming outdoor tables w/plenty of space in between. Amazing food. Can’t wait to go back.
This place is a great find! Great food and more importantly great service. I’ll be back!
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Great as always! Sets the standard for Sonoma county farm to table dining experience.
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
Very pleasant. I will go again!
Nice to enjoy a table outside, safely distanced, for a birthday celebration!
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!!
Great pizza !
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.
As always. Central market never disappoints. Top notch service and cuisine.
Perfect Covid dining experience. Great food and service on side patio.
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.