Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

4.3
1583 Reviews
$30 and under
American
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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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food as always. Fast service.

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SteveN
1 review
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and my birthday are one day apart (so, we are the same age for a day!) And we like to go here for our personal celebration. There food, as always, was fabulous! It's actually very hard to decide what we want. The service is also very friendly and punctual. We sat outside to enjoy the fresh air (it's really great that that have many outdoor options during these difficult times). That did make it a bit noisier than dining indoors (traffic, etc.), but it was still very enjoyable. Their selection of gluten-free options is quite nice.
Cheers!

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flowergirl
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our meal was wonderful and the service was amazing. Thank you!

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LovestoEat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food with nice spacing for safety. Lovely evening out!

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vipfoodpassionate
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall1food2service2ambience2

The food was really just OK. This is the second time we have tried this restaurant and it will be the last. I think there are much better alternatives and while the restaurant has a cute little name I must admit the food was not up to par

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Deana4Jesus
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food5service1ambience3

We waited 1 hr and 25 minutes for our food! They skipped our order. The waitress did comp our meals, which is good because we were extremely frustrated and hungry. Food was great when we finally got it. First time I’ve had a bad experience there.

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DeeDee
Portland
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Had to wait about 10 minutes to check in, hostess was not at stand. After being seated, had to wait about 10 minutes to get a menu, another 15 minutes to get our iced tea, and then another 45 minutes to get our food. Food was tasty. We had to flag down several people to get our bill paid. Like everywhere else, I guess they're operating with a reduced staff.....

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cbgo
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Overall a nice luncheon with family. Would recommend to others. A bit pricey. But portions were generous. We were a party of 4. Service charge may have something to do with COVID. Nice variety of fresh food options for every taste and diet.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Excellent food and service.

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vipmichellea
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently good

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curtskim
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice place for lunch. Centrally located. Outdoor seating.

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AlisonM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Good, dependable, local restaurant with creative salads and sandwiches. Excellent service and relaxing outdoor patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was outstanding! I knew it would be good but that is an understatement. I brought my 82 yr old dad who is visiting from Boston. He was so impressed he asked to go back again soon before he leaves.
The shrimp in the pasta was the best I’ve ever had. So tender and tasty. Every bite was a delight.
Thank you wild goat! We love you❤️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Stopped by for a late lunch. Waitress was less than pleasant and food was a bit bland and slightly overpriced. Very limited lunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our party was seated inside the back room. The ambience was beautiful and we were served quickly and efficiently. Thank you for such a nice experience! The food is always amazing!

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foodiefamily
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great outdoor seating- excellent service and food!!!

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Curlytop
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We live south of Petaluma and we were driving home a couple of years ago and googled restaurants in town. We found this gem!
The food is creative and delicious! Bonus is the option of having gluten free breads for burgers and sandwiches. And the rolls for those are fantastic! (Shout out to local bakery “Mama Mel’s”)
Staff is always great!
Salads and appetizers are super special too.
Have been back several times and never disappoints!

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CJohanna
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2food2service4ambience2

The food is extremely overpriced for what you get. I reserved a table inside and we were seated outside. Very disappointing.

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vipumsken
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad WGB made it through COVID so far. They've expanded their space a lot with outdoor seating. We had a delicious meal and the service was great. What more can you ask for.

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Cata
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I had the first salad farmers chop salad and it needed more goat cheese and more oil/fat and more seasoning/pizzazz. It was a boring salad and needs a better dressing. My girlfriend’s salad was also pretty boring for her as well. She also complained that it needed some fats. Yes it was very green and lightly dressed but ultimately both were boring.

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vipBoneca
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

wild king salmon was perfectly cooked.
pizza with fig and prosciutto also delicious.

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vipMaribethW
San Francisco
35 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorites!

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vipNapaDiner44
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Always a good meal at WGB.

Oddly, the server told us that they did not carry bottled water (sparkling or still) even though we have ordered it there before on occasion. Then at the end of our meal we noticed 4 different tables surrounding us had been served bottles of S.Pellegrino. Just a weird observation, unsure why we were denied.

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Dharmagirl
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My companion didn't care for her cheese sandwich as it was richer and more oily than she was wanting and Wild Goat didn't charge her for it. My dish was, as always, delicious. This is my main "go to" restaurant in Petaluma. Love them!

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BobbiB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3food5service4ambience2

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food, good service. But this experience was not a good one. It was a special reunion meal for 5 and we were hoping for a meaningful conversation but the music from the nearby venue was so loud and harsh we could barely hear each other or the waitress. The music was creative, but non-harmonious for sharing a meal. Very disappointing. Next time I will call to find out if there will be music, and maybe avoid weekends. Or maybe the music another time would be mellower.

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Kingaroo
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience2

Our table was on the sidewalk which has a narrow walkway for people passing through with their children and dogs, etc. We like the food and the service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charleston
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Very nice waitress. Pizza was delicious!

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Stephenh
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Another awesome relaxed 2 hour lunch

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Stephenh
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Relaxing outdoor meal

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MaryH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good food. Our friend has celiac and was so impressed with all the gluten free options that were delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely and delicious

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2021
Overall1food3service1ambience2

We went to The Wild Goat on Friday evening and had a nice time. Although my son’s food was not cooked properly, they managed to bring him back an entirely new meal.
Today, we wanted to bring a big crew back and booked two tables outside. We arrived at the restaurant 30 minutes early and it is empty. We ask nicely about seating and if we can possibly sit together. The hostess could not be more rude if she tried and said she would be unable to accommodate us at all outside. I explained we had a family member just out of the hospital. (She also claimed I did not have a reservation and then realized she was not looking for the correct spelling).
Every restaurant in the nearby area has been nothing but gracious. We ended up moving on to Brewster‘s with a beautiful outside garden, the nicest servers, live music, and fantastic ambiance!
In a town trying to help restaurants come back after Covid, the staff should really learn to be more professional and respectful of patrons!

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KarenP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an excellent lunch outside on the sidewalk area. Food never disappoints and service was outstanding.

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Tori
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall3food4service2ambience2

We sat outside under a tent for lunch. It was very warm the day we went. May have effected my overall opinion. The service was very slow. Don't know if they are understaffed as many places are. The food was good. A lot of choices for vegan/vegetarian folks. A bit pricy for what you receive. AND they have a 4% add-on charge as their expenses have gone up. It's added to the bottom of the tab, rather than just printing new menus. Not a lot of money, but it's the principle...

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Arrived to our 8:30 reservation, only to be told the kitchen closes at 8:30. Don’t know how you’re supposed to dine in such a scenario.. we ended up going elsewhere. Will try again sometime, but it was a bit of a let down.

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DavidF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Meatballs were a bit dry, the pasta was a little underwhelming. The cherry blue salad and pork chop special was good. And the lemon cake was good, as always.

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OpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
5 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary dinner was great.

KP
vipKathyP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The waitress was not very good!!!! Waited over 30. Minutes for our food as everyone around us who had sat down after us got their food.

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vipArvM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall2food1service3ambience2

Have eaten here before. Service was Baaaaad. Food was uninspiring for the price. Overall just did not feel like this was any better than a place half the price...

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DianeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent outside sidewalk dining for and afternoon shopping gathering of friends.

FAQs

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 658-1156.

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma is rated 4.3 stars by 1583 OpenTable diners.

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://wildgoatbistro.com.

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.