Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

4.5
1375 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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PatG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, a great dining experience. Add to that a beautiful, sunny day and you have got a winner!

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ThomasM
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friendly staff, great service and tasty food.
I love the Chopped salad and polenta fries!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Anniversary

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vipBrianA
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service2ambience2

we were seated outdoors in the "tent" and one of the servers spent an extreme amount of time talking to another customer who was seated on the left as one walks into the tent- her back was turned away from the rest of the patrons and she seemed not to care about anything except talking to this guy- telling him such things as she feels safer riding in a pickup truck and other trivial things
low rating on noise was due to the traffic that was roaring by and how much ambiance can one have in a tent in the outdoors?
Food was good and glad to see them open again as we have eaten there many times

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ssssssc
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service3ambience1

The ambiance and vibe just wasn’t the best. We felt the server and the people she seated next to us were very judgy. Won’t be back. But that’s typical service for Petaluma

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maryp
Anchorage
4 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always excellent experience here. Friendly and efficient good food

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agnesr
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience1

We requested to have two tables of 4 next to each other because you couldn't reserve table for 8. When we arrived we were told in a short manner that our request couldn't be accommodated. Since we were the party of 4 with a dog, we were placed at the end and far away from any heat lamps. When we asked if we could move to a table with a heat lamp that was not occupied, we were told, NO. When we asked if the heat lamp could be moved closer to us, we were told, NO.
We noticed a nearby table for 4, but our friends were placed a far distance from us.
We ordered 4 entrees, and two servers (one in training) took our order. We then only received 3 entrees! When we inquired about the missing entree, the server insisted that we only ordered 3 and failed to apologize implying it was our fault. We finally got the third entree and were comped it. The bill showed 4 entrees and one price reduction for the comp bill, which was further evidence that we had ordered all four and thought it was unnecessary and rude for the servers to claim otherwise.
Overall, food was excellent. Service was brusque, rude and unaccomodating and it appeared as it the wait staff was understaffed.

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LidiaR
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this place, the only thing they ran out of pizzas

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CarolineK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a big group we got excellent service the food was delicious everyone liked the beverages.

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cakes
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

food is delicious-really like all their gluten free cakes

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great afternoon lunch!!!

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VedicWisdom
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We ate outdoors in the tented area. Wild Goat Bistro managed to make the experience very pleasant. The environment was better than at many restaurants who attempt outdoor seating. There were heat lamps but it would have been nice if there were a few more. The tent is in the parking lot. If the want to take the next step and really make it nice they should consider some role out carpets. Ambiance matters. The food was great. The service was great.

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MrDizz
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way-foodie heaven, from vegan to carnivore. We met friends and wanted an outdoor, kid-friendly venue. Wild Goat Bistro delivered. All of our dishes were outstanding, both in flavor and presentation. From individual pizzas to salads to the veggie burger (don't normally like them at all, but I'd order this one on purpose in the future), everything was a hit. And don't skip the German Chocolate Cake for dessert either.

Just be patient with the service: everything takes a while, so just expect that they won't be dropping your orders on the table lightning-quick. But when you see how everything is plated, how gorgeous the presentation is, you'll know why. We're used to San Francisco prices and were pleasantly surprised that our bill was a solid 50% less than what we'd pay for comparable food in the City. Well done, Wild Goat Bistro. We'll be back!

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vipAllisonF
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The artichokes on the pizza had tough outer stems that had to be spit out. The potatoes with the chicken were soggy and had no flavor. The chicken was flavorful.

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Sfrei
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

First meal out two weeks after second vaccination

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AmyJ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was excellent, outdoor seating feels fairly safe with partial tent. The tent flapping at exit area was annoying - need a way to keep it from flapping in a light wind. We were able to get moved to a different table which was great. We asked for red pepper twice and never got it - service could have been a little more attentive. Overall have been here a few times and will definitely go back. I had the sweet potatoe quinoa cakes - really yummy!

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ChristineF
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time dining inside for ages. Seating was well spaced. Service was attentive and sharing was not a problem. I was disappointed to see a service fee of 4% added to the bill. The menu clearly stated that this was their practice.
We just adjusted the 20% tip to 16%.

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SamanthaB
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had a nice experience. The food and service was great and they had an outdoor tent to shield from the street and still have outdoor dining. It was great catching up with a friend.

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vipTaste
New York Area
63 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Nice location, good staff - although they missed an
item we ordered & we had to correct the issue- and the food was very good. Most appreciative of the Vegan choices for my 22 year old Son. Will go again!

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Dhchaotic
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food tasty as usual. Wild mushroom pizza was outstanding. The salted caramel chocolate cake was outrageously delicious.

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AnnaH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Wonderful. Friendly service. Delicious food. Highly recommend . We ate outside on a beautiful day and really enjoyed our meal.

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JanMarie
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GREAT food, attentive staff, very good COVID precautions (adequate table distancing, proper mask wearing by staff), and nice ambience.

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Alibongo
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday. - made a special reservation for 7. Did this in person as open table didn’t allow.
But very accommodating.

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Stephenh
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Favorite lunch place in town!

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RobertE
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on March 22, 2021
Overall2food3service4ambience3

Party of 4. While the food mostly tasted good, it was very overpriced for the portion size. Goat's Favorite Burger was $19 with an oversized bun and no flavor. The Pork Osso Buco was $28 and contained about 3 oz of meat and 10 oz of bone. The Wild Halibut was probably the best tasting dish but overpriced at $29. The Quinoa Sweet Potato Cakes were the best deal at $18 with good flavor and a tasty Brussel sprout slaw. An 8 oz bottle of Diet Coke will set you back $4. Beer was reasonably priced at $5-$6 per pint as well as the house white wine at $9. I would not recommend eating at this establishment unless you enjoy paying for overpriced food. To add insult to injury a 4% service charge is added to the already pricey bill.

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ChanaF
New York Area
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely pleasant and helpful. The brussel sprout appetizer was delicious!

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vipMP123
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the ambiance! The food was delish - can't go wrong with any of the Pizzas, even gluten free was tasty!

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Kerae
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

The burger was the best item we ordered. Good wine and beer list. Very nice and attentive staff. The brussel sprouts were way too salty.

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JoannL
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience4

Lovely atmosphere, gracious staff, extensive menu with local products.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience2

We did not enjoy our dining experience here. Service was very distant and we were expecting a little bit more from our local downtown restaurant. The food was good but very expensive for short ribs, pasta and two small cheese pizzas . One glass of house wine. About $120 before tip..

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vipLauraT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a delightful experience with delicious food friendly service and a great vibe
We’ll be back ASAP

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

So nice to get out and enjoy a meal al fresco! Our waitress was lovely!

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vipKellyD
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Very attentive server with good advice. Food was good -- salads and pizza. Desserts were very good by those who had them. We'll return to try their dinner menu.

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vipNVLocal
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and excellent service comfortable outdoor seating!

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Haley
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall2food1service1ambience4

We are only giving 2/5 stars because the quiet ambiance was a nice, warm setting and the bottle of wine we purchased was great - Seghesio Zinfandel. We ordered the polenta fries to start & thought they were very bland & unseasoned. For entrees we ordered the fig pizza and pappardelle duck dish- the pizza was warm, not hot, and the pasta dish was nothing special. Overall, we didn’t enjoy the food at all but what could have made the experience better was good service. Our hostess was very friendly & seated us in a heated area, but our server was not friendly or personable. I felt very unwelcomed by her and would not be dining here again.

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PhoenixRevived
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The food is quite good: organic and gluten-free. The carrot cake is to die for! The short ribs were delicious!

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lorac
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outdoor lunch with a friend. Perfect

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vipSoCoD
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We had a nice table for two outside… The food was good however my grilled cheese sandwich was very tough to eat. The bread really tears up your mouth. The flavor however was delicious. The potato salad was just so so. My friends sandwich she said it was very good as was the butternut squash soup.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It was good, always consistent. The chop salad was amazing and the bottle of wine was outstanding. It was my daughter’s 30th birthday and it was a relaxing lovely lunch.

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Stephenh
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always WG delivers!

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 4.5 stars by 1375 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.