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Central Market

4.7
4.7
2330 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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Californian, Organic

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (707) 778-9900

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Tony Najiola

  • Catering

    By special request only.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call if interested in booking private event with us.

  • Private party contact

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

  • Neighborhood

    Petaluma

  • Cross street

    Western Avenue

  • 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

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 2,330 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.5Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Mediterranean

  • Wine Country

    Fit for Foodies

  • Wine Country

    Healthy

  • Wine Country

    Special Occasion

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  1. R

    Rrpars

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    We were the first in the restaurant at 5, yet the hostess sat us 2nd, and tried to put us in the middle of multiple tables despite no one present. The actual wait staff woman was superb. Kitchen very accommodating to my dietary needs. Food was very good overall. Gem salad was excellent!
  2. J

    Jake

    Richmond

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Farm to table… menu changes frequently and doesn’t match what is listed on website. This makes it harder to decide on where to eat based on menus, especially with picky kids. Didn’t care for the BOH 3.5% charge. Back-of-house tips should come from the servers and not the customers.
  3. D

    Designer11

    Portland

    72 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    72 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Always wonderful!!! Thank you Tony and staff! We had a great time!
  4. TE

    TedE

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was great. Service too. Highly recommend.
  5. MF

    MartinaFranca

    Central Coast

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We loved our first experience at Central Market. We had attentive, warm and gracious service, delicious food and we appreciated the carefully curated, eclectic wine list. We especially loved the two salads we ordered and want to explore more menu items in our next visit. Well done, Central market.
  6. D

    Deauxdy

    San Francisco

    54 reviews

    5.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A fabulous, memorable meal. The catfish special was unreal as well as the duck hearts! Need to go back soon.
  7. ME

    MaryE

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    EVERYTHING was so tasty & unique!! A great dining experience. Chef even made his rounds. Very comfortable and very fun! Definitely will be back.
  8. d

    dubbledi

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    AMAZING FOOD, AMAZING AMBIANCE, AMAZING SERVICE. 10+ stars!!!!
  9. M

    Manue

    Palm Springs

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a wonderful dinner last night, excellent food, pretty good wine and great service. We’ll come back again, again and again!
  10. AM

    AnnM

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience4
    The food is quite good but the service was really poor. We had dined here often in the past when visiting the area, and had good experiences. But this past visit, the service was not professional which really changed the experience. For us, it’s a splurge and we won’t be returning.
  11. K

    Krich77

    Louisville

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The chef stopped to check on us after every course. Very attentive. Service and food spectacular.
  12. s

    sightandsound

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    A real bonafide gem of cuisine in Sonoma County. The service and experience of gourmet food with no pretension and real enthusiasm/knowledge is special. Also, when the chef visits your table and you can discuss the sourcing and preparation of the meal, it's a heavy star situation. We will return whenever the occasion arises and bring friends without a doubt!
  13. SS

    SueS

    Baltimore

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 3, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Great location, delicious food, wonderful service - its a win-win
  14. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Phoenix

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful experience!!
  15. JK

    JudithK

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great selection of food and excellent service. It can be a bit noisy when the restaurant is full. Definitely going back!
  16. MV

    MarceloV

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food and service, a bit less cozy than I like but all good.
  17. R

    Rocket30safety

    Toledo

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food was outstanding with many layers of flavors, our server Raquel made excellent recommendations and was fun to interact with as was the owner and Chef! Great experience!!
  18. F

    Forestvillain1

    San Francisco

    75 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    75 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Went to Central Market Saturday night with friends, ordered the chickpea farinata, cabbage rolls, mortadella, short rib, cassoulet and ocean fish, the fish, short rib and all three appetizers were outstanding the cassoulet while good, was just ok. Service was exceptional, no complaints at all. Very consistent restaurant, we've always been very pleased and were this night as well. We'll be back, thanks Chef!
  19. KG

    KelseyG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    That was wonderful dinner at this restaurant. Make sure take your chance to dine her
  20. LH

    LauraH

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Amazing food and service, as always. A bit noisy on the Saturday night we were there.
  21. n

    nvrnrml

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Have lived in Petaluma for more than 10 years and this was our first visit to Central Market. Lovely, lovely restaurant with delicious food! Friendly and efficient hostess and wait staff (but not pushy - she let us take our time). Enjoyed our starters, salads, entrees, and desserts. Just delicious all the way around! Really pretty space, too. We will definitely be back!
  22. t

    theresaf

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As usual, dinner was delicious and service impeccable!
  23. NN

    NimkaNoodle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This chef is knocking it out of the park with farm fresh perfectly cooked foods. I cannot believe how good everything was. Make sure to try the steak skewers and shrimp with polenta and the beet salad. Possibly the best pizza crust ever. Yeah… just yeah.
  24. K

    Kimmie

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on October 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Awesome! The best dinner in Petaluma. Gets better each time.
  25. t

    treceyc

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really great food made with attention and care. The flavors are beautifully combined and each dish stands out. I really recommend this restaurant.
  26. c

    cenoto

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always delightful! Great food, awesome service, enjoyable atmosphere.
  27. CC

    CraigClanPlusFernandez

    Hawaii

    19 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Central Market has been a favorite of mine, and my family, and my accountant, and my lawyer ...... and even my ex- wife for years and years. It remains quite superior in many regards but the financial stress they likely experienced during the Covid era, combined with a staff shortage (at least compared to ten years ago in the same area of table space), has caused them to highly limit their breath of menu selections. And a lot of our favorites seem "long gone". I am hoping they will slowly resume with them, or replace with more outstanding choices, as I would love to see all their tables occupied, not just the 40% or 50% as has been the case twice recently.
  28. SM

    SteveM

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Our experience was excellent. Staff pleasant and accommodating with our reservation changes. Food was incredible and wine complemented the meal. Appreciated that the chef took time to come to our table and talk. Central Market is our special occasion go to, and with out of town guests, it did not disappoint last night.
  29. BG

    BrianG

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    I had dinner with some Friends, Just an easy Friday night. We sat at 8:15 in the dining room was kind of empty, service was good, lights were way too bright. He mentioned it twice but no one ever did anything about it. We still have a lovely meal but it’s way too bright! Thanks for the ear. The food was yummy as always, I had a pizza in the beet salad. Will be back, but then those lights, please. Dim them.
  30. L

    Laura

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful house made pasta was perfectly cooked in a balanced delicious sauce with veggies. My husband bragged that this was the best pork chop he had even eaten! Great job Central Market!
  31. j

    jinks

    Denver

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Anniversary
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and wine options. Staff is always friendly.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, good times. My girlfriends birthday celebration was a success!
  34. ME

    MichellE

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food quality is always on point, fresh, well prepared and generous. The experience this time (we’ve dined there 20+ times) was disappointing. Our server was impersonal and inattentive. We felt less welcomed and somewhat dismissed. Eh, there are so many wonderful options in Petaluma, I could probably move on from Central Market as a go-to special event dining spot and be none the worse for it.
  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fabulous from start to finish! Got a last minute early reservation and enjoyed the whole experience! Our server was knowledgeable about both food and wine and her recommendations turned out to be terrific. The vibe is lovely and the food is outstanding! We will be back!
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall3food4service4ambience2
    Need air conditioning
  37. TG

    TurkishGem

    Miami

    46 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    46 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    The food was excellent. The ambiance and service was lacking. lol out for surprise 4% ‘back of the house’ fee tacked on without prior notice.
  38. FD

    FD22

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    We had a wonderful dining experience! The trout crudo, zucchini fritters, rock shrimp on polenta were superb appetizers. We also had seared yellowtail tuna - everything was perfection. It’s the best restaurant around and we look forward to going back:)
  39. HM

    HappilyMarriedFromNovato

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants, and our latest visit was like the others - superb. This time we went to celebrate our Anniversary, and it was a very special meal in addition to the ambiance that allows us a great time to talk and reminisce.
  40. B

    Bobo

    San Francisco

    55 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    55 reviews

    Dined on September 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Superb happy hour experience included woodfired chickpea farinata, zucchini strings, Wagyu beef skewers with chimichurri, and grilled fresh, sweet corn. So thankful this survived the pandemic! Truly something for everyone on this incredible, ever changing menu.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • 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

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 2330 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 20 times today
Google Map for Central Market

42 Petaluma Blvd North, Petaluma, CA 94952

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Western Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Petaluma

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Wed–Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Mediterranean, Californian, Organic

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • 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

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Tony Najiola

  • Entertainment

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

  • Additional

    Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (707) 778-9900

  • Catering

    By special request only.

  • Private party facilities

    Please call if interested in booking private event with us.

  • Private party contact

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

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