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About Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

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.

6 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, International, Organic

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily 11:30am-5:00pm
Dinner: M-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm
Dinner: Su 5:00pm-8:30pm

Cross Street:
B Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 658-1156

Website:
http://www.wildgoatbistro.com/wildgoatbistro/Home.html

Catering:
The Wild Goat Bistro offers customized catering for whatever the event might be - business meetings, birthday, graduation or anniversary celebrations, corporate events, private dinner parties. Our objectives are to plan well, deliver quality food in creative presentations, serve it professionally and do what it takes to make your event worry free. Unique menus are created for each event - no two events are alike, so why should the food be?

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

Details

Valentines Day is always a VERY special day at The Wild Goat Bistro. We will have live music softly playing in the background, a pre-fixe menu and several other special touches that will make this evening shine for you and your special someone.

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.3

value

4.2

Noise

Moderate

95% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (20)
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Creative Cuisine (17)
Organic (17)
Cozy (16)
Fit for Foodies (16)
Great for Lunch (16)
Neighborhood Gem (15)
Gluten Free Options (14)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Pre/post Theatre (11)
Comfort Food (10)
Good for a Date (10)
Good for Anniversaries (9)
Special Occasion (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
Notable Wine List (7)
Authentic (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Romantic (6)
Sunday Lunch (6)
Waterfront (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Quiet Conversation (5)
Vegan (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Fun (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Afternoon Coffee (3)
Business Meals (3)
Great Beer (3)
People Watching (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Bar Seating (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined 2 days ago

The food here is great and they let dogs in the breezeway for diners. The Brussels sprouts were tasty but over cooked this time. Usually they are firm with crispy outsides, but this time they were mushy. Nutty goat is our favorite.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (New Mexico)·Dined 3 days ago

Good service and food in a welcoming atmosphere. Gluten free items are fully integrated into the menu so diners who need this option don't feel like it is an imposition on the chef or servers.

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Organic
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 (Grand Rapids)·Dined 5 days ago

Staff was accommodating for special dietary needs (vegan / gluten free). The food was great- flavorful and fresh. I would recommend this restaurant for lunch, and I would go back again myself.

Tags: Vegan, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

We love The Wild Goat! We recommend this restaurant to our many friends. Dined with a friend from Denver and we all enjoyed our meal. Great service and great food.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Comfort Food, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

This one of my favorite restaurants in Petaluma. The food is organic, local and very good. I come here often.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch, Casual, Gluten Free Options, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Vegan, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Disabled Access, Quick Bite, Hot Spot, Good for Birthdays, Organic, Good for a Date, Healthy, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We are regulars to this fine dining place close to home. We both notice the changes in most everything regarding food or physical things at the restaurant. We thoroughly enjoy ourselves here with the great food and ambiance.
However, we were disappointed that the bar stools have been changed at the front counter. They are quite uncomfortable as compared to the previous ones. The footrests are not at a comfortable height plus the seats are quite hard,flat and uncomfortable. My wife had to stand through most of her meal. Please find a more comfortable bar seat set!
Aside from this, everyone did a great job to make our Friday dinner a success!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on January 12, 2018

The food was very good and loved the wine list. We sat in the back room which was nice and quiet. The decor and ambience were on the boring side. Oddly there was only one other couple seated when we arrived and they tried to seat us immediately beside them at a very close table when the rest of the room was empty. That would have been extremely awkward as it would be impossible not the hear everyone’s conversation. Overall it was a good experience. They ran out of their specials very early in the evening and all night the service was friendly but a little off and unsophisticated. The meatball appetizer was delicious as was the short ribs entree. Fresh ingredients and good flavors.

Tags: Casual, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 10, 2018

Great spot for a nice meal. Food is consistently good, love the rotating specials.

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·Dined on January 7, 2018

Wonderful food and service. We sat in the back room which I prefer. Will go back!

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Fig pizza was fantastic. Reasonable wine prices and local selection. Only negative was noise level in front dining room

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

We loved our salad, lamburger, an sweet potato fries so much we had to have the lemon cake, too! Will go back at any opportunity!

Tags: Fun, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Yummmmmmm - I will be back! Lovely, friendly servers and simply fab food!

Tags: Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Worth the Drive, Quick Bite, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We went for a family birthday dinner. I had a lucious thick pork steak that was so large I ended up taking 1/2 home. I was slightly disappointed by the brussel sprouts as they were a bit under done & not crispy as I hoped for, but the mashed potatoes made up for them. My husband had a delicious filet mignon and my son had a good sized order of ribs. We were offered a birthday cupcake but as we had cake at home we declined. Service was perfect.

Tags: Business Meals, Comfort Food, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, People Watching, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

The food and servers at Wild Goat Bistro are always terrific. The front room is crowded, loud and uncomfortable but the back room is delightful. Always ask for the back room!

Tags: Organic, Local Ingredients
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Great restaurant with good service, beautiful setting, and very nice food and drinks. We had the vegan options which were just great.

Tags: Casual, Sunday Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Paleo Friendly, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Healthy, Great Beer, Authentic, Disabled Access, Organic
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 (Houston)·Dined on January 1, 2018

A great little gem recommended by a friend. The location couldn't be more convenient to the Mystic Theater and public parking was plentiful. We were seated right away. The remote dining room kept a small restaurant feel. Service from the owner cordially greeting us to our server being helpful and friendly without being overbearing made us feel welcome. The help with the wine list was welcome and informative. Wine prices were reasonable without a huge mark up from retail

Food was attractive, flavorful and to temperature. The special cioppino was plentiful and tasty. The Quinoa Sweet Potato cakes were a pleasant colorful and tasty vegetarian option
The bread was the sole disappointment, flavorless. The wine list was varied giving a good selection across all price points. The dessert selection made it hard to decide and both choices, the Nutella Chocolate cake and the Salted Caramel cake were delicious and very rich and most selections were gluten free. Pricing was moderate with the total bill coming to around $110 (the wine was $60) and a great dining value

Definitely will be back next time in Petaluma

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Quiet Conversation, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

This is one of our favorite places to eat in Petaluma and even with it being New Years Eve we had the same wonderful food and our server was fantastic. They had enough people work to make sure everyone had a wonderful dining experience.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Casual
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·Dined on January 1, 2018

Best Meal to end 2017!

Thanks Wild Goat!

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·Dined on December 31, 2017

We ate here last year, and the food was wonderful. Though the calamari steak we had was over salted, it was cooked perfectly. We decided to give it another try. We went for lunch on NYE, and it was disappointing. The menu is beautifully written, and the flavor blends in food are excellent. However, the cooking was unimpressive. We ordered the roasted Brussels sprouts, which can put over cooked and soggy. Then we ordered a pizza, which the dough was weighed down with too much cheese, and undercooked, making for a soggy center. We finished with the coconut cake, which we had last year, and was just as remarkable and heaven amy as we remembered. This place is a gem, but the food was not being prepared in a careful fashion, which took “tasty” to disappointing in two courses. Hoping they get back on track, because the underlying design is superb.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

the food was fresh and tasty. i liked the variety of items on the menu and the seasonal specials.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Seasonal, Comfort Food, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have dined at Wild Goat several times a month for the past 3 years. It's our favorite restaurant in Petaluma! The food is always delicious and the servers are wonderful. The decor makes it quite cozy.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Fun, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

I love this place! We luckily got 3 seats together at the “bar” where we could watch the chefs and be tempted by the desserts in front of us. Fabulous service, yummy food (gluten free fig and pig pizza) and cozy ambience. We were showing my visiting sister the local sites and spontaneously decided to dine here. Highly recommend.

Tags: Waterfront, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Romantic, People Watching, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Fun
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vip
 (Salt Lake City)·Dined on December 28, 2017

Great food, service. Highly recommended.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

Our waitperson was outstanding! We loved the food and will meet there again for lunch. It is small and a bit crowded but we could still have a conversation.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Pre/post Theatre, Healthy, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

My wife and I tried the new SMART train from San Rafael up to Petaluma, and went to the Wild Goat for lunch--a short walk from the station. The food was excellent. We shared a corn and goat cheese soup, a citrus, crab and baby greens salad, and their Pig and Fig pizza. Innovative and tasty. Plenty for two people.
I take away a star for the drinks. They have a limited beer menu, with only one IPA. My wife ordered an interesting chardonnay. It was served in a tumbler, not stemware, and it was too warm. (The reason wine is served in stemmed glass is to keep your fingers from affecting the temperature.) The portion was quite small and the price quite large--$12. That is an uptown price for a glass of wine.
But no complaints about the food.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Excellent meal and service. Everything was on point and they were very accommodating to my gluten free needs. The salad was perfect. Entrees were very well received by the group. One would be a fool not to save room for desert. Server was really the best....perfect pace and pleasantness. Will definitely go again.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Late-night Find, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options, Paleo Friendly, Quick Bite, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch, Comfort Food
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

Once again they delivered. Great food and plenty of options for people with Celiacs.

Tags: Organic, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Absolutely wonderful and creative menu. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is very good.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Organic, Great for Brunch, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Lovely soup with gigante & butter beans - delicious broth and a tasty crab salad (could have used a bit more crab). Refreshing citrus dressing.

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·Dined on December 25, 2017

This is our second year spending Christmas eve at the wild goat bistro. It is a beautiful place to spend a holiday with family. The food is delicious, there is something for everyone, and they are extremely accommodating.

Tags: Cozy, Tasting Menu, Organic, Waterfront, Healthy
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·Dined on December 17, 2017

This was a repeat dinner for my friends who had eaten there before. They enjoyed it enough
to suggest we eat there when they came to visit me. The place was crowded. We had a reservation and it was good we did because we couldn't have eaten there without one!
The food was good, the service very pleasant, and I would definitely go back (with a reservation).

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Scenic View, People Watching, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The food at Wild Goat always pleases. It's a great choice if you or someone you are dining with is gluten intolerant as most of their menu choices can be prepared gluten free. This was the first time I dined in the annex, which was great because it's quieter and feels more spacious than the main room.

Tags: Organic, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 14, 2017

My Mary's chicken breast entree was wonderful. The mushroom soup in a broth base was delicious. The carrot cake dessert was stellar. I like charming atmosphere of this restaurant and I always have a good experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2017

We were somewhat taken aback by the food. Always loved this place but tonight was an off-night for not just one persons entree but pretty much all 6 of us thought the food was ok and 2 entries were served just cold.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on December 10, 2017

Always fabulous! Thanks Nancy & staff!! Happy Holidays...see you soon! Lisa

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 9, 2017

My friend and I met pre-Christmas before things get too busy. She had not been to Wild Goat before and I thought she would like it; she did like the food...but I had forgotten how cramped and noisy the location is...I had thought we would be in the newer/larger room. Service was good, except for the hostess.
The hostess/seater was a woman who used to own a downtown shop. She wasn't outgoing and friendly then and she wasn't on this occasion. I think it's just her nature to be reserved and non-smiling. So, I don't think she should be a greeter..no smile, non-verbal..her usual self.
Back to the food, it was odd that a cup of soup was $6.00, but a bowl is only $7.00. $14.00 for an itty bitty (I did choose small vs large size) salad.
Overall, Wild Goat is still a good choice. (I had also introduced another friend to WG in November). But, I'm not sure I want to return soon.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

We usually love this restaurant but it seemed the night we went things were a bit off. My salmon came under cooked and overpriced. The vegetables with the salmon were not tasty at all. We did have great appetizers with Brussels sprouts with garlic and bacon. Fabulous! We will go again as it seemed unusual for this restaurant

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·Dined on December 7, 2017

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, food and service were great. We will be back again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined on December 7, 2017

Unexpectedly great food! Great wine! Met a dear old friend from high school and the ambiance was perfect. Not an over-crowded area. Noise level fine. Among the best in Petaluma.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Tapas, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined on December 6, 2017

Went here for my 40th and had the most amazing food! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable! One of my all time favorite dining experiences!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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