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Leon Bistro - Chico

4.6
84 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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Leon Bistro in Chico, California offers contemporary American food with a twist on Californian style. Guests who visit Leon Bistro can enjoy freshly made dishes with natural ingredients. Menu options consist of grilled nectarines, eggplant Napoleon, BBQ oysters, Alaskan halibut cakes, crab cakes, mushroom fonduta, wild calamari, chicken curry, yellowfin steak, cooked elk, stuffed pork chop, beef burger and more.

Children receive a fancy menu of their own at Leon Bistro. Options such as fried calamari, mac and cheese, chicken enchiladas, sweet potato fries and vegetables are made using organic ingredients and are prepared to order. For dessert, try the homemade chocolate torte or the gelato sampler to share with the whole table.

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Cooking Classes every Tuesday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm.
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Phone number
(530) 899-1105
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Cross street: E 8th St
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4.6
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4.6
food
4.5
service
4.3
ambience
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Worthy1 (Boise)
5.0
Dined on November 14, 2015

What a great find! We chose this place based on the high number of Yelp reviews that are received. The staff the food the atmosphere, it was all really really fun and awesome! You could really tell they put the love in the food fresh ingredients well done!

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Richard (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on November 11, 2015

Never disappointed here. Wonderful presentations and complex/delicious sauces for every item.

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Melody (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on November 6, 2015

I love going to Leon Bistro! The food is always exceptional. This visit we had calamari (amazing!), soup (yummy), steak (fabulous!), pork (unbelievable), and chicken curry (very good).

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on November 6, 2015

My husband and I had our first date night out in years and were given a gift certificate for Leon's. We made a reservation and when we arrived were greeted promptly and kindly. Our server was amazing, had great recommendations for wine and food and we were served quite quickly. The food presentation was beautiful and we were pleasantly surprised with the bill. We will most definitely be going back!

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Viable (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on November 5, 2015

This is hands down one of the best restaurants in Chico. The food is phenomenal, and they are very accommodating to tastes and diet.

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Gc1112 (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on October 15, 2015

One of the things I appreciate most is the variety and portion size of the appetizers. My husband and I agreed next time we are going to order all appetizers - plenty of food and something for everyone's taste buds! Not to take anything away from their main courses, Parmesan chicken and ribs are extraordinary - it is a lot of food. Lost impossible to save room for dessert! I also love the atmosphere - enjoyable background music, but not so loud you can hold a conversation. Healthy, tasteful selection - I highly recommend!

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manuelsp (Central Coast)
5.0
Dined on October 14, 2015

Food was very good.
Our server had a big smile and was excited it was our first time there.

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on October 10, 2015

Spent the day in Sacramento doing birthday stuff and had been offered the chance to go to Mulvaney's B&L or any of Sacramento's fine dining locations but for me nothing sounded better than heading back to Chico for Leon. If i'm going to be spending money, I want to support my favorite local spot. Leon is always a perfect time

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NerdAlert (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on October 10, 2015

I booked this place a few months ago for a work dinner and it was incredible. The food, service, and overall ambiance was amazing. I have been a once a monther ever since. I have never received bad service or bad food. The portions are well worth the money, I didn't feel jipped in any way. The food is prepared by an amazing chef who should be working in a more expensive city but she chose Chico. :) She is a brilliant chef, one of my very favorites. They are great with wine suggestions and even better at explaining their menu options. The staff is very well informed and ready to help you on an indecisive night. I am very happy I found that place out of randomness and recommend it often. It is perfect for date night, first or one of many, and also dinner with parents coming into town. If you're willing to spend the money I know you won't regret it. I make reservations every time just to be safe, but by the time I get there it is never necessary because they don't overbook themselves and there is a bar you can sit at while waiting on the off chance you do have a short wait. LOVE IT recommend it one hundred times over! :)

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0
Dined on October 9, 2015

The food is seasonal, local, high quality, and extremely creative. the best restaurant i've been to in the area by a long shot. i go here every time i get the excuse (birthdays, anniversaries, friends from out of town). Wine and beer only, vegan and vegetarian options, mind-blowing soups, the best crab cakes i've ever had, extremely generous portions. the chef is also the owner and the restaurant's namesake. absolutely worth the money.

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Californian, Contemporary American, Global, International
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Hours of operation

Dinner: Wednesday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm.
Cooking Classes every Tuesday: 6:30pm - 9:00pm.
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Cross street
E 8th St
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(530) 899-1105
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Catering
pick ups
delivery
off-site with servers per negotiation
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Parking details
off street parking both in front of restaurant and close to restaurant on side streets. A private lot can be arranged when needed for special events...located across the street from restaurant.
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Public transit
Bus stops in front of restaurant. Taxis are available as well as Pedi cab services.
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Executive chef
Ann Leon
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Private party facilities
private dining rooms available for parties of 10 to 35 people. Small alcove rooms for smaller parties of 10-20 people. Larger private dining room/Wine cellar for parties up to 35 people
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Private party contact
Ann Leon/Hazel Van Evera: (530) 899-1105
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine