Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

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$30 and under
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Nestled in the historic Great Petaluma Mill, the Wild Goat Bistro offers a casual dining experience in a rustic and inviting atmosphere. The charming space reflects a European style bistro with intimate dining tables, a reclaimed copper-top counter which has a birds-eye view of the open kitchen. There is additional seating available at a community farm table for larger gatherings. The Wild Goat Bistro offers up a menu of honest food that uses local fresh organic ingredients in a variety of culinary traditions. From their specialty Neopolitan style 10" pizzas, to innovative salads, to scrumptious main dishes, to sharable small plates - it is a seasonally changing menu that has something for everyone anytime of the day. Special attention is given to making nearly the entire menu gluten-free - even the amazing home-made desserts. Their carefully curated wine list includes wines from hand crafted, small production local vitners as well as wines of interest from around the world.
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MT
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and delicious and uniquely pizzas. Lots of energy.

1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good place for a local fresh meal. Great wine selection, vegan and carnivore meals too.

C
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Eating at Wild Goat Bistro never disappoints! I love that it is not a problem to have to be gluten free-almost the entire menu can be made gluten free. The specials are always delicious as well as the salads. I always look forward to ending my meal with the best carrot cake (no one would ever guess it is gluten free).

AB
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, Stellar service, culinary perfection and THE best vegan options in the area.

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently fresh delicious food!!

f
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So wonderful to have a restaurant that offers inventive and delicious food with gluten free and vegan options! Would come here all the time if we lived nearby!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

This is my second visit in the last few weeks. I think that the food is just ok. Yesterday I had lunch there, and even though
I was still sipping on my glass of prosecco I got the feeling that they needed the table by the looks that we got from the woman with the white spiky hair.
As it turned out there were three friends of ours sitting across from us. One woman was sitting there alone for about 10 minutes
Before the others arrived. They had a a table for four, and at some point before the last person arrived., the same woman very rudely asked “Are you going to be using this table or not”?!!! At this point, they were very hungry or else they would have left.
Maybe she was having a bad day as I saw her be short with one of the waitresses as well.
Wild Goat does have quite a few patrons, but I myself as well as a few others will not be returning.

KM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great place to go for dinner! Tasty food that appeals to many different tastes and diets.

Q
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful birthday celebration. We enjoyed some great food, received excellent service (as we always do) and relaxed in the wonderful ambiance.

M
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My girlfriend and I wanted to celebrate my upcoming birthday. I requested a table near the window which the hostess accommodated. We ordered the romaine, blue cheese, walnut & cherry salad which was delicious. We shared a pizza of sausage, pepperoni & bacon. It was excellent.

Service is always friendly and attentive. I highly recommend Wild Goat especially for lunch. Reservations a must during the lunch hour.

b
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Intimate, relaxed atmosphere; locally sourced foods/ingredients; delicious!

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

While I love going to Wild Goat, this last experience ended on s bad note. Someone made the poor choice to order and then have the kitchen cook onions and or garlic in such s profuse amount that my eyes were watering and my dessert was somewhat ruined. In such close quarters to your diners I’m left wondering what dish could possibly be worth putting your diners through that experience. Please rethink the menu on that. Lastly my salmon was not completely cooked through and I did not want to trouble the server to have it corrected, Minor occurrence, yet something to watch. Servers were friendly and the restaurant was not

SM
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place! The front main room can be too noisy for us so we specifically asked for a table in the back room. It was perfect and not too noisy! The service was warm, attentive, but not hovering! The food was tasty and cooked perfectly. Our burgers were medium rare, as we liked and the flavor was excellent. The bun was soft enough to get in your mouth! 😋 The pizza with the fig spread and cheese and bacon was the BEST! We enjoyed he Cobb salad, too. Nice small lettuce leaves and filled with avocado, egg,cheese and bacon! Well balanced!

LL
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My halibut meal was outstanding! It melted in my mouth and the dessert was fabulous!
Loved my meal!

r
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good variety on the menu, food is nicely presented. I would have to say though that I was surprised that no bread was provided or offered with the pasta dish that 3 in our party ordered.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The largest and best selection of gluten free food in the Bay Area! Fantastic gluten free cakes, salted chocolate caramel is my favorite followed by the hazelnut chocolate cake. Hippie Caesar salad is phenomenal. My husband and I have not had a bad meal there ever. And they have dog friendly seating both inside and out.

S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was fresh and prepared beautifully. Great tastes and service. And not crazy expensive.

T
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Love this place, cozy atmosphere and amazing food. If only the service was as good as the food this place would need to open a much larger location. Host was scrambling and looked overwhelmed and server was unattentive. But the food, oh my the food. If you can handle the noise and a server that doesn't really care you will enjoy it like me.

P
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

We had a delicious dinner and topped it off sharing a piece of their delicious lemon cake. Always a great place to grab a delicious meal.

KB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is ALWAYS delicious. Service is terrific. It's so much fun to sit at the counter and watch the kitchen. Best show in town.

WR
1 review
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Calamari Steak for dinner and the carrot cake for desert. The food was delicious, well presented and tasty. Excellent service and lovely well lit cozy dinning room. Couldn't have asked for a better dinning experience.

LS
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 2

Our waitress was curt, to say the least. It was elbow to elbow. A quarter of the menu was not available. My bag kept getting knocked to the ground by waiters because there’s literally NO ROOM. My date couldn’t even gesticulate due to space. Had the waitress been more of a personality, it probably wouldn’t have mattered. She seemed above her job in attitude. Lucky her that I wasn’t the tipper that evening. The food is great though.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Amazing as usual
Quality of food is wonderful thank you

AM
Phoenix
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Outstanding food - and really accommodating for those who are gluten free. Charming vibe.

KJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Shared the beet salad, short ribs and a 'wild things' pizza - all wonderful. We were seated in the front room, wonderful wooden room, cozy setting with small tables. Our server was friendly and attentive, providing great recommendations.

v
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love this place! Digits is always delicious I so appreciate how creative they are with food.

g
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

What creative dishes...the polenta "fries" were delicious. My dining partner had the fish tacos which he rated highly. The service was good and the food arrived timely. The wait staff were helpful and did not hover but checked in at the right times. The outstanding dish was the lemon cake which was exquisite.

LT
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild Goat Bistro is consistently wonderful in every aspect. The hostess who greeted us was very friendly and helpful. We sat outside in a lovely setting and we were waited on by a delightful server. My partner had the Tuna Rustica sandwich and he loved it. It looked very unique and interesting. I liked that the mayo wasn't mixed into the tuna - the server said it had a vinaigrette dressing mixed in with the tuna etc and the mayo was just on the bread. Next time I will order his sandwich with no mayo on gluten-free bread (which they offer as an option). My polenta fries were excellent as usual and we shared the gluten-free german chocolate cake for dessert (so good!). Their fresh lemonade is the best around and the coffee is also great. I always love coming back to Wild Goat!

m
3 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent food- good, friendly service. Able to accommodate my cousins service dog.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great family birthday dinner!

D
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Food and service were very good. Hot, smokey and noisy atmosphere though.

NE
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This was my first time dining here and I must say, the food was fantastic. I am vegan and was pleased to see the many options I had. My coworkers were weary about the food as they love their meat, but were surprised at how delicious their burgers were. The ginger lemonade was incredible. I am not a big fan of ginger or lemonade in general, but the two paired together was phenomenal. Will definitely be coming back when my boyfriend is back in town (I told him how delicious it was and that he NEEDS to try it.)
Overall a very pleasant experience!

J
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service

JG
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Nice lunch. Good food and very good service!

R
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Took my mom out on a date and had a really nice meal and time. Food was delicious as always and I love that there are vegan and gluten free options. The wine list is really great too. Highly recommend!

GM
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice main course, great pork chop, nicely prepared and presented, great place, get a table in the front

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This place has a nice informal atmosphere, with amusing "goat art" adorning the walls. Unfortunately most of the food was disappointing, including the watermelon salad (a special). The most important element – the watermelon – was mediocre (not very sweet and carelessly cut up, with white rind visible on several pieces). This fruit is at its peak right now; there's no excuse for featuring it in a rather expensive salad, then failing to deliver. My vegan friend was excited to try this place because it offers several vegan dishes. She had the avocado pineapple gazpacho and the quinoa sweet potato cakes, both of which she described as just okay without going into detail. I had the short ribs, which were excellent. It was a hot day and we agreed that neither the beer nor the prosecco was cold enough – a pet peeve of mine. The carrot cake was excellent. I'm sorry to say that I probably wouldn't go back.

l
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild Goat never fails to delight. Food is consistently excellent, with just enough changing in the menu to keep me coming back and trying new items.

DB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food. Creative watermelon salad. Flatbread pizza was also good. Tight quarters and a bit on the noisy side but very good overall.

OT
Miami
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great very and ambience. Delicious food!

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