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About Central Market
Farm to Table Cuisine. We offer fine dining in a casual atmosphere with a seasonal menu featuring local produce, sustainable seafood & all natural meats.
We are unable to reserve seats at the counter.
We support Slow Food.
Petaluma, CA 94952
Organic, Californian, Contemporary American
Hours of Operation:
Sun-Mon 5 to 9
Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 6:00PM
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Chef Tony Najiola is very entertaining. Join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.
By special request only.
Street parking and public lots available. Nearest public lot is on Keller Street at Western Avenue, two blocks West of our location.
Nearest bus stop is at 4th Street & "C" Street
Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant dining room available for buy-out by special request.
Private Party Contact:
Derek Santiago, General Manager: (707) 778-9900
Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 6:00 pm: $1.25 Oysters, $4 Select Beers, $5 Select Wines.
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Central Market Ratings and Reviews
We had a wonderful time. Our server was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious; I had the lamb shank while my husband ordered a pizza. We shared the bacon wrapped dates and finished with the lime tart. Everything was wonderful. We will definitely return!
Our server was a gem. Funny, well-informed, not pushed, classy and polite. The food was exceptional and creative. The wine was wonderfully paired. The lemon pit dessert was mind-blowing - perhaps one of the best desserts I've ever had. Not too loud, beautiful ambience. Wonderful location. I highly recommend.
Food was delicious. Service: it took awhile before they took our order, and the pacing was off between courses. I ordered an additional glass of wine with my main course, and it didn't arrive until the course was nearly finished. We were also completely finished with our desserts before our coffee arrived...approximately 10 minutes later.
Overall, a good experience but service could be more attentive.
Food was delicious and ambiance was great! Our server, Lisa, didn’t appear to be happy to be working. Her service was prompt, but she lacked enthusiasm for her role and appeared to be tone deaf occasionally as well as a bit snarky. At a minimum, would describe her as chippy throughout service. Towards the end of our meal, we also overheard her rush the table next to us.
We’ve had great experiences otherwise and don’t intend to let Lisa ruin it for us lest she drags down morale among the others. As a side note, in the past we had particularly great service with Christian. Happy to dine at Central Market again—just not with Lisa.
Always amazing! Tony, the duck breast on Christmas Eve was fantastic! The lamb rolls were back, i absolutely love them. Everything was perfect and the atmosphere was festive and warm! Thank you to everybody at Central Market for feeding us this Thanksgiving and Christmas Eve!
Everything was amazingly delicious. One can get spoiled around here since it's easy to find wonderful food made from farm-fresh ingredients. This place goes well beyond that, coming up with extreme deliciousness and originality. The waygu beef skewer and pork cheek starters were knockouts, and I combined them for a main dish. My husband's duck was superb, and my son's pizza so good my husband ate some of it too. Desserts are lovely here - the butterscotch pot de creme and Meyer lemon tart were a perfect way to end the meal.
The only thing that could have been better was that my son's pizza arrived well after other people's dishes. No biggie. Also for some people this might not be considered a cozy place, but that depends on personal tastes.
We'll head straight back next time we're in the area!
My friend and I had a wonderful dinner. As I had never ordered pork chops in a restaurant before, I took a leap of faith and ordered the pork chops that were one of the specials that evening. They were quite possibly one of the best things I have ever eaten in a restaurant.
The food was very good. Everything was well-prepared with local ingredients. Portions were reasonable and the service was good. But this place is very noisy. They really cram in their guests and its a brick building. It's virtually impossible to have an engaged conversation here. Too bad!
The server was very unfriendly. No eye contact and in a hurry every time she came to the table. It took a really long time to get our food which I get, it was a really busy night with the boat parade downtown. Kind of a let down, was excited to take our friends there for their first time.
The best Thanksgiving I’ve ever had! Not only didn’t I have to cook, but the food was incredibly fabulous!! Everything was served so beautifully, Tony...you’re the master! See you Christmas Eve for another culinary extraordinary experience!!!! Having knee surgery has gotten me off the hook from cooking!!! There’s good & bad in everything! ✌️
we think of central market first whenever we are treating ourselves to a pricey dinner
The food is fresh and inventive w/out trying too hard. Great winelist and the service is nearly always top-notch. Didn't appreciate our server slapping the check down in the middle of dessert on this particular night, but we wrote it off as a fluke. Love CM!
We had an excellent dinner and really enjoyed the whole evening. The halibut cheeks starter was quite wonderful, the duck was sublime, and the macaroons were everything I could desire in a dessert. We had wonderful California wines, and enjoyed every minute of our visit.
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