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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.

42 Petaluma Blvd North
Petaluma, CA 94952
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Organic, Californian, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:
Dinner:
Sun-Mon 5 to 9
Tues-Thurs 5-9:30
Fri-Sat 5-10
Happy Hour Sunday - Thursday 5:00 - 6:00PM

Cross Street:
Western Avenue

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 778-9900

Website:
http://www.centralmarketpetaluma.com/

Entertainment:
Chef Tony Najiola is very entertaining. Join our mailing list to be notified of upcoming events.

Catering:
By special request only.

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

Executive Chef:
Tony Najiola

Private Party Facilities:
Restaurant dining room available for buy-out by special request.

Private Party Contact:
Derek Santiago, General Manager: (707) 778-9900

Additional:
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.

Specials

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Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

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Central Market Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.6

service

4.5

ambience

4.4

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

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Neighborhood Gem (20)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Special Occasion (17)
Worth the Drive (16)
Casual (14)
Notable Wine List (13)
Authentic (12)
Comfort Food (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Healthy (9)
Organic (9)
Pre/post Theatre (9)
Romantic (8)
Business Meals (6)
Bar Seating (5)
Fun (5)
Happy Hour (5)
Hot Spot (5)
Cozy (5)
Good for Groups (4)
People Watching (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Disabled Access (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
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Kid-friendly (1)
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·Dined on January 12, 2018

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Favorite restaurant in Petaluma. Food is always delicious and atmosphere is cozy and friendly. Love this place

Tags: Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Local Ingredients, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Seasonal, Bar Seating, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 8, 2018

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Been here many times, great creative food, excellent service, fun wine list good atmosphere and ambiance.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Authentic, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on January 6, 2018

ordered a steak, got a bit of salad with about of sliver of steak, with french fries. For the price it was quiet embarrassing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

our party of three agreed it was one of the best meals we had each ever had! Highly recommend.

Tags: Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Loved everything except that stake came w a arugula salad and French fries. Maybe we didn’t read a menu correctly or it was a busy NYE night but for $35 I would expect to have some kind of a grilled veggie for the side dish instead of a salad

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

the experience was perfection from head to toe.

every bite was mouth watering

every human interaction was delightful

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

Food is fabulous, excellent quality, beautiful presentation. Staff friendly and professional. Great for Farm to Table dining! Would definitely recommend for a quality dining experience

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Waterfront, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on December 29, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Excellent food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Excellent fresh tasting, flavorful food with very very good service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Went for bday dinner celebration. Floors are polished which, in high heels, can be treacherous. Server was sweet. Food fit for foodies. Wine list was good but limited options for single glasses

Tags: People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on December 25, 2017

All around great experience and a wonderful meal. The Zinfandel Braised Calamari was real surprise and an exceptional appetizer.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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 (Portland)·Dined on December 25, 2017

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!

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Waterfront, Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Hot Spot, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Birthdays, Happy Hour, Healthy, Good for Groups, Vibrant Bar Scene, People Watching, Quiet Conversation, Comfort Food, Cozy, Seasonal, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fun, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

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!

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·Dined on December 24, 2017

Central Market always feels a little pricey yet, at the same time, worth it.
Great location at the heart of Petaluma. Highly professional, consistent experience.
A little loud; not a quiet evening.
Really good food and wine.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

we are never disappointed. creative dishes, attentive service and a visit from the chef make it
a very enjoyable meal.

Tags: Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Always delicious. This restaurant boasts both incredible food and wonderful service. It’s our go to place for special occasions, which is significant given how many amazing restaurants there are in West Sonoma County and beyond.

Tags: Organic, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Seasonal, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2017

Never a disappointment! My favorite place for years now!

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine, Cozy, Tapas, Comfort Food, Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

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.

Tags: Seasonal, Good for Anniversaries, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

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!

Tags: Local Ingredients
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 15, 2017

We did have to wait 20 minutes for a server but once we got one, it was excellent

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·Dined on December 10, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Fantastic New Orleans style dishes with a California flair and local ingredients,highly recommend. Chef RJ

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·Dined on December 9, 2017

Always a treat to dine here. Consistent and delicious.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place is one of the best in Petaluma!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

We ate there for a special occasion. We ordered four dishes, each was exquisite. Fresh, local ingredients, creative recipes and excellent flavors. Service was professional and top notch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Worth the Drive, Organic, Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on December 4, 2017

always our first choice! ... a favorite

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 (Portland)·Dined on November 24, 2017

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! ✌️

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·Dined on November 18, 2017

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

My first visit not my last! Highly recommend the halibut checks!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Always a great dinner!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great knowledge server, laid back atmosphere, excellent wines and exceptional pizza!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Again dinner was so good last night we ate there again. Unfortunately so did a number of Frisco people, waitresses respond according and service drops off. Recommendation don’t dine on Friday and Saturday. Chef RJ

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 20, 2017

This is one of Petaluma’s best restaurants. Chef visits the tables checking on everything. Highly recommended. Chef RJ

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Organic, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Eaten here a number of times and the quality of the food is top notch. I have had different menu items every time I’ve been and it never disappoints.

It’s my favorite California comfort food meal in town.

Tags: Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Fit for Foodies, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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