Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

4.6
925 reviews
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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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PS
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Valentine’s dinner at the Wild Goat Bistro. It was a set menu and there were great options to choose from. Food was favorful and service was excellent!

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TD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything about the meal made for a wonderful Valentine dinner.

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TV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

I ate at Wild Goat and it was a set menu. Honestly, for what they served I feel like it was overpriced. My rib eye was very fatty. They were very busy that night and service was minimal.

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LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Has been dining here many times. It's always a great spot for dinner. Although the Valentine's menu we felt was a bit overpriced

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A
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

A little tight, but as expected for a bistro. Food excellent, waitress all business. Good value, overall very satisfying.

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

One of our favorite places in Petaluma for both lunch and dinner. Nancy and staff provide top notch food in a casual bistro atmosphere.

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SS
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were fantastic. This was my second time at Wild Goat and I will definitely continue dining there.

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L
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Another great meal at Wild Goat with excellent service. We sat in the new back room area which is lovely. Its cozy and private yet festive and communal. Strikes the perfect balance of being able to talk to your neighbors but not HAVING to listen to your neighbors!

I had to have my usual mushrooms and EVOO white pizza - good (make sure you LOVE truffles!) so we got that as an appetizer for the table, along with the yummy polenta fries. Once the short rib dish came out and we saw our next door neighbors swooning over it, everyone had to have it. It was fantastic (and very generous portion!)

For dessert, we couldn't decide between the carrot cake and the German chocolate so we got both. Glad we did, the German chocolate was amazing - very dark chocolate. And both very moist and tall!

Yea, Wild Goat, you guys continue to rock!

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BH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

I don't know what was off for me. I feel that for us the space is way to small, too many tables packed in. I always feel that I am eaves dropping on my kneighboor, there is not enough space to afford privacy.

The food was okay. There was WAY too much cabbage in my salad. I didn't want to order coleslaw, I wanted lettuce and veggies in my salad. The pieces of cabbage were so long that every bite meant sauce dripping down my chin onto my nice dress. Pieces need to be smaller?! I spent the whole meal trying to chew.

The service was adequate. Seemed off handed, not personal.

The large salad portions were ridiculously small.

Not feeling like returning. We live in Petaluma, love to eat out, but...

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DO
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 1

Pack you in like Sardines! Way to Small to have a Romantic Dinner

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RJ
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this restaurant. Wish I lived closer it would become a regular spot. Excellent Gluten Free options.

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DB
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service, excellent food, just enough ambient noise to feel comfortable... ok to laugh out loud!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I’ve eaten there before and it has always been wonderful. This time unfortunately, we both had calamari steak and it was pure rubber with no flavor, very disappointed. I know they make it just perfect because I’ve have had it before, off night I guess.

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H
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It was our first visit to the Wild Goat. We really enjoyed it and will definitely be back.

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m
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh food. Great service. Consistent always. Oh, and a fab wine list with servers who can actually tell you about the wine :)

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F
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Tasty and nice atmosphere

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DA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

I love this place! It’s one of my go to spots in Petaluma! Not really fancy, but well executed and there’s a nice variety.

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NK
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Food, Pizza was great, loved the lemonade 😀

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D
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Friends in town.

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p
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Nice service. Good location. Too pricey! Almost 40 bucks for two sandwiches and one cup of tea. Presentation of food nice but not overwhelming flavors.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

Salad was to have “chicken breast” . There were four tiny bits of cubed chicken. Salad was tasty but I left hungry!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food. Good service. Thank you

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TB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We're Petaluma locals who eat here often; food and service are both excellent.

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DE
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Nothing really special- just great food, local ingredients, great value, appropriate service, consistency, and in the neighborhood.

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LB
Miami
1 review
Dined on January 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

On our first visit to Petaluma we discovered Wild Goat Bistro! We had a wonderful time and a wonderful meal! We will be back!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. Definitely recommend this spot. Can’t wait for our next visit. Good for smaller groups as it can be a little tight.

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f
San Francisco
159 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delightful spot. Quickly seated, promptly served, great salad, good cassoulet and fish tacos. Wine list not very large but with interesting choices. Would happily return.

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RA
1 review
Dined on January 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my first time to go to Wild Goat Bistro and I was very happy with the choice. My husband ordered the seafood pasta while I ordered the fish tacos and roasted brussel sprouts. The food was delicious and service was excellent.

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JS
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 4food 2service 4ambience 4

Clean, friendly. Cassoulet was not very good,
Not many beans, watery, too many sausages for small bowl, cassoulet had not been cooking for very long. Do not know if any lamb in this dish. Would not recommend this dish.

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MR
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best food in Petaluma, and great service too. Thanks

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MM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A friend and I had lunch there and it was wonderful! A bit crowded since this is a very small restaurant, but everyone is so friendly. Great food, great conversation, great staff!

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f
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

great service - our servers brought one of our pizzas to the table and a slice fell off so they made us another one. they checked in on us to make sure we were good thru out the night and made everyone feel very welcome.

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a
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful birthday celebration for my best friend! food was outstanding - one of the best pizzas I've ever had. Only glitch was that fact that they do not have any non-dairy milks for the espresso drinks. We were pleasantly surprised that they had a gluten free German Chocolate cake - heaven!! Service was great - super friendly, knowledgeable server. This is a great restaurant if you are non-celiac gluten free (their kitchen isn't celiac setup.)

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I love the gluten free options. They also have organic greens. We go there often.

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R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely Birthday dinner and sat in the side dining area as it was cozy and quiet!

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D
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great gluten free choices for my friend. Awesome fig and pancetta pizza for me.

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RP
1 review
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My girlfriend and I celebrated a New Year's Eve Dinner at the Wild Goat Bistro. The room was intimate, authentic, and warming. The service was excellent-- extremely responsive and focused on our experience. The lobster bisque, pork belly over ragu, and filet mignon stand out as strong picks.

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LD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Good food but having a table in the hallway was a turn off for one of our party and it was quite cold. We were told despite a reservation they were running quite late so it was eat in a hallway in the mall or wait. The food is good but the portions seemed small for the price. pris fixe meal was a surprise but ok.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Absolutely outstanding food here, especially for vegan or gluten free. The pizza is the best gluten free pizza I’ve had! Amazing cakes, too - and creative salads and starters. We loved this place, can’t recommend it enough.

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m
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

This was my first time at Wild Goat. I made "blind" reservations on-line for a reunion with a dear friend of mine and I happened upon a true "gem". The waitstaff was friendly and efficient. The food was fresh and inventive and comforting. I will definitely be going back again.

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