Central Market

4.7
2193 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 2193 people are saying
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AndrisK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific Northern California local fare expertly prepared in a great location with very attentive service.

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SeanC
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience3

This was my first visit to Central Market. The menu was fun and interesting, and the food was AMAZING! There were four people in our group, and everyone loved every dish. The server suggested a good wine pairing for my short ribs and the staff who kept our glasses full and our table clean was very attentive. I highly recommend Central Market and I look forward to dining there again soon.

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kristym
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best restaurant in Petaluma for farm to table dining!

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BridgetM
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food here is unbelievably good. Our server was so attentive without being a helicopter server and she recommended the tastiest choices. We were on a high top and it was nice to see the world go by and enjoy a fabulous meal. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

They were very accommodating, and pleasant. Food was good, enjoyed the options. Would suggest checking this place out.

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Spudboy
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing and the wine list very impressive. Our server, Luc, was from Paris and made some excellent recommendations for us. I highly recommend this restaurant on your next visit to Petaluma.

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TaraW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Impeccable service, and wonderful wine list. Our food was absolutely delicious, and we were treated with the utmost care. Everything was seasoned perfectly, and cooked beautifully. I haven’t been here in years and now I can’t remember why. Five star experience.

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Kelli209
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was delicious wait every little bite on our plate

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SuzyM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

I made reservations for my husbands birthday. I requested a regular table but we were seated in a high top table, even though there was a booth available that someone else got who came after us. The food was very good. Our waiter was aloof and not very friendly-perhaps a European thing.

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vipJohnB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and great service. It's on our short list of restaurants we frequent.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have always had a good time eating here. It's my husband's and I's go to date night restaurant. Food has always been delicious. Have never been disappointed and the service is always wonderful. Lastly the butterscotch pot of cream with maccaroons is the best dessert EVER!!!!!

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BridgetM
2 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Central Market never disappoints. My guests had the classic short ribs and raved about the taste. My favorite is always the butterscotch pot of cream- you can't go wrong with the combo either.

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vipsusiemarin
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

One of the worst meals I have ever had! I will not return to this restaurant… sent the beet salad back, they did take that off the bill… it was my second visit and my last.

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

Complimentary dessert for birthday was a lovely touch!

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John
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience2

Our table was way to close to the next table. Made it very Uncomfortable

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Goddessaurus
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a foodie paradise! The menu is small and pays careful attention to detail. The food delivers everywhere you need it to. The service is attentive but not overly invasive. Fantastic! Thank you!

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AshleyC
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food & Wine was delicious! We came with our daughter and it was very accommodating! There was someone who seemed to work there that wasn't wearing a mask which was a little concerning but everything else was GREAT!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent. Halibut appetizer was fantastic as were the short ribs...and the pot of butterscotch!

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WhittneyF
1 review
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of thefood was delicious and the atmosphere was great. Would definitely go back again when in Petaluma.

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JuliaL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant

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vipBrianB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Over all love coming here, still a little nervous with indoor dining and seeing so many people without masks even while waiting to get served with nothing on the table, didn't see much change in how the dining room was ventilated. Still, great food, great staff.

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JimG
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to be there dining again. Interesting menu with great flavors.,our server was very helpful and went out of her way to skillfully serve a Birthday cake to our party.

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vipRobert
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of the best pizzas in memory, wonderful wood oven grilled vegetables and an excellent Sicilian red. Terrific service and ambiance.

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DawnK
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Fun place to dine, service was excellent!!!

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AlexandriaR
1 review
Dined on August 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really, considering the food and the detail given to its preparation, this is a value. The Drakes Bay Baja oysters were fresh, bright, memorable. Perfect service at all levels. will be back to try more offerings. Thanks, a great birthday present to me!

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STEVED
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place. Can’t be beat for Petaluma! Try the pork chop!

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NickS
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food. Couple dishes could have used more salt. Would definitely dine here again

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SydneyS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Having been away for a year and a half, was wonderful to return to our favorite place. CM never disappoints !!! Great food, great service! Thank you all.

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PizzaLover
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience5

We’ve been here before, a few years ago, and it was great.
I wanted to return for my birthday, knowing that the chef was very accommodating to my plant-based eating regimen, but this time the wait staff seemed put-out by my requests. I couldn’t even get a simple green salad without paying full price for a modified salad on the menu. No creativity here.
And, I assumed I would get some sort of recognition about my birthday since it was asked if there was anything special about our visit. It seems that they don’t read these questionnaires from opentable.

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KathyinCA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is so flavorful with interesting choices you don’t find elsewhere. Staff is accommodating and friendly. Love this place!

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local
Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, super fresh. Everything was delicious at this farm to table restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, attentive service

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Laura
1 review
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome place that often gets over-looked because there is another good restaurant on the same block.

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vipAlden
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

PAINFULLY SLOW SERVICE we had to ask over and over for help. It was not even 1/3 full at 5:15.

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AntoniaZ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant's food and service. Always a pleasure. So lucky to have this place in the Bay Area.

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maryp
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Central Market is always very, very good. The menu is interesting and thoughtful and food well prepared. This is a restaurant you can count on to deliver excellence every time. I am most grateful to know that they are able to continue after this disruptive past year and sincerely hope they will continue enriching our dining experience in Sonoma County for years to come.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food/great service

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vipBrittaJ
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went here for my daughter's birthday - everything we really terrific. We have eaten at more expensive places in Sonoma and Napa Counties and this place rivals them all as far as food quality, flavor, and service. Prices were definitely fair for the high quality. The place has a lively vibe as well, Highly recommend

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vipredevvl
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Very popular Petaluma standout. They have an open kitchen that's in the center of the restaurant for all to view. They have a brick wood fired oven for their homemade pizza's which look delicious with a hand tossed paper thin dough show. There are a variety of tables from traditional to high tops which are quite comfortable. You will see owner and chef Tony overseeing the operations and greeting customers. Their duck wings are an interesting twist on the traditional chicken wings. I believe they are first fried and then finished in a sweet/spicy sauce; delicious. The charcuteriere platter is divine with fresh housemade salami's, pate', cornichons, peasant bread, olives, and a fig jam. Entree's are basic, homemade pasta being one of the standouts, along with grilled meats and fresh fish of the day. Salads are nice as well. They serve beer and wine only and the selections do not disappoint. Reasonably priced and service is slow which unfortunately is now the norm for the restaurant industry due to COVID as the labor pool is scarce.

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MichelleF
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My husband and I had a wonderful meal. CM always has great service.

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 2193 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.