Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

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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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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.4
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4.2
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LJ
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I absolutely Loved Wild Goat Bistro! Parking was challenging, but it was So worth it. Everything we ordered was Fantastic, service was exceptional. Desserts were Supreme! Highly recommend it - can't wait to go back! Thank you

WB
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Wild goat is a reliable good restaurant.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience

C
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service were excellent. Plenty of menu choices to help satisfy almost any palate.
Definitely save room for dessert. You will not be disappointed.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience3

Waitress rushed us a lot. Food is awesome and atmosphere is so cute but I felt like I was in a fast food restaurant with the rushed attitude.

c
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

EVERYTHING was wonderful! Made a special trip from Marin because we heard so many good things about the restaurant and it was a perfect ten in every way!

SY
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall1food1service3ambience3

This was a huge disappointment. Dined here before many times. The portions were extremely small. My friend and I left the restaurant feeling hungry. The price was extremely high for what we got. It was a horrible experience. Will never go back.

J
San Diego
17 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

We were visiting Petaluma and our family recommended Wild Goat Bistro-the food was amazing! Everything seemed sourced locally. It was the perfect spot for a date or a special occasion. Our only gripe is that the tables are spaced too closely together for private conversation. Otherwise, Wild Goat was a true find!

OT
Denver
31 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall2food2service4ambience2

First time here. Probably won’t return considering how many great restaurants there are in Petaluma. My food was served like warm on a room temperature plate. Meh. My wife had the mushroom pizza which was quite good.

ES
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely delicious meal here. I had a Moroccan lamb stew with polenta - fantastic. Topped off with an amazing gluten free chocolate cake. Definitely recommend.

SM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

An amazing experience for my birthday with family and friends! The service was OUTSTANDING! Our server was kind and catered to our every request! She even sang to me for my special day. Can't wait to come back again soon.

MM
Atlantic City
4 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service

RM
Denver
16 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience2

Great food, but service was a bit slow. Place is tiny, so you have no privacy with your conversation from your neighbors. I had to keep shifting in my seat to allow waiters and fellow diners by me. Limited seating outside with more room, so might be worth asking to wait for those.

GG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We enjoyed a wonderful dinner. One of us was a Vegan and the menu had many choices. Service was good and we will be back.

N
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love this place. Great food, locally sourced, wonderful menu and excellent service.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food5service5ambience3

We met a new relative who came to Petaluma especially for dinner. We were seated in back windowless room that smelled like the dish room.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Not great this time around. Food was ok but not stellar. Risotto was just ok. Strong smell of bleach entering the rear dining room. Service just ok. Maybe early on a Monday night is not the best time to come. Standard is typically much higher so this may be an anomaly.

MT
Portland
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

1
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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

C
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

G
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently fresh delicious food!!

f
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall2food2service4ambience4

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

OT
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

T
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

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
Overall4food5service3ambience4

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
19 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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
Overall4food5service5ambience5

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
Overall5food5service2ambience2

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
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Amazing as usual
Quality of food is wonderful thank you