Central Market

4.7
2112 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

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 2112 people are saying
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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
93 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

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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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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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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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Dallas
1 review
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.

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vipNYtraveler
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal here. One of the best things was the ambiance during Covid. It felt so good to be sitting in the sidewalk with pretty tinkly lights and not in a parking g lot. Also the food was great. We hd the paper deal with Bolognese sauce and the Jerk chicken. Plus our waitress, Jenny was so nice. The butterscotch pudding dessert was delish. We will return.

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AdamF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was such a lovely place to find while on our trip through Sonoma Valley :)

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PetalumaResident
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

COVID moved dining outdoors but now it feels like a European square with bistro tables, globe lights, and brick pathways. Our dinner was exceptional. The service and food were top grade.

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CareBear12345
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We LOVED our outdoor dining experience at Central Market. In fact, I hope they continue to offer outdoor dining in the future!
The zucchini string “fries” were incredible - do not miss this dish!

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TiffaniB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on August 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always a pleasure to dine at Central Market! sevice is perfect, food is delicious and inspired.

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MichelleY
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best food we've had in Sonoma so far this summer. The grilled vegetables are worthwhile and the pizza is excellent.

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vipDesigner11
Portland
51 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The love in the air was thicker than the smoke!! Food was fabulous!! Thanks Tony💜

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vipNickW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Central Market is one of Sonoma County’s best restaurants. The menu fluid, reflecting the season, and the macaroons are an amazing way to finish a fantastic meal.

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Shirley
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always live dinner at Central Market to celebrate our Anniversary! Loved the outdoor dining even more... beautiful view of river and downtown!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

the attention to detail is what keeps us coming back again and again.

the detail in the food and service absolutely never disappoints

thank you!

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vipTheDoctor
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall3food5service3ambience2

I love this restaurant in its ‘normal’ setting, but right now the outdoor seating is very disturbing. There is nothing separating walkers by from the seating, and people ( some not wearing masks at all) were passing within inches of us every few moments.

I originally asked for a different table but the fellow acting as the greeter didn’t really seem to care and put us at a table right in the driveway. We moved anyway as there was no one else at a more removed table. I realize it’s an easement , but a few stanchions or moveable planter boxes would easily solve this problem.

I regularly travel to Paris and enjoy outdoor bistros, but man, I couldn’t enjoy myself at all; I had talked this place up to my date and this totally ruined the meal.

There are no umbrellas or shade for the outdoor dining area. Be prepared to be blasted by the sun.

It was very uncomfortable, as halfway through the meal an SUV decided to drive up and park across from us, idling the whole time; what an a$$. Then there was the party of 20 or so, obviously from one big family but separate households were whooping it up across the way.

We won’t come back until things are corrected, even if the food is great. Uncaring servers and dodgy space will cause us to go elsewhere.

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viptravelingfoodie
Los Angeles
50 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

Nice people just slow out of synch service. Food was good but the dinner was not worth the 30 min drive. No heaters so freezing in the alley. We will wait for indoor dining again, it just didn’t work for us but we like the place so we’ll chalk it up to Covid.

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vipleahr
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Central Market always the best dinner in town. Food delicious, service impeccable, tonight we were able to eat by the river, beautiful. Always recommend.

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vipAndrewS
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had an amazing birthday dinner at Central Market. Central Market is definitely our favorite restaurant in Petaluma. They made a special birthday dessert for me. Our meal was phenomenal as usual and we had a great seat outside. Thank you to Tony, Sarah, and the whole crew for an awesome dinner.

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vipleahr
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A lovely meal. Food is always outstanding. Service was great. Did outdoor dining, felt very comfortable with the precautions in place. Thank you once again for a great meal!

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vipMrose19
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside dining was fantastic.

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KatharineD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2020
Overall2food2service4ambience1

It was refreshing to see that they have redone the menu as Central Market rarely updates. Please tell the owner to invest in how they set up their outdoor seating. He should invest in heat lamps and move the outdoor tables to behind his restaurant rather than on the side. It was WAY TOO WINDY and cold. Our server was amazing and very intune with checking in with us as we were seated outside. Other restaurants along Petaluma Blvd have done a better job with outdoor seating and have thought about the welfare and conditions of their clientele. Cucina Paradiso and Risibisi have done so why can't Central Market? This is the new normal and they need to get with the program and rethink their layout.

FAQs

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

Central Market is rated 4.7 stars by 2112 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.