Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

4.5
1337 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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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
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
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always WG delivers!

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Mike
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good menu and good quality.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The food was good but the portions were too small for the price- mainly the scallops. You were listed to be participating in restaurant week but when we got there we were told you weren’t. Our service was great and we like how you adapted for covid. Overall our dining experience was good

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vipShashankM
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a wonderful place. We highly recommend it.
Everything was fantastic and memorable

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T8SDAD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

This place is always exceptional, but on this special Valentine’s dinner, it fell a bit flat. The lobster Mac and cheese app was so small and dry that it set the mood for the rest of the dinner. My Shepard’s Pie entree was delicious, but I was still hungry after I finished the small portion. I actually ordered both of these because it was cold and rainy out and they sounded hearty (no Valentine’s pun intended). Because I love this place so much, I’ll let it slide and go back again. Hopefully, their portions will match their prices.

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Kris10r
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We had a wonderful time on Valentine’s Day! The food was beautiful and delicious and the staff navigated the outdoor space like champions. We had a small issue with being seated under a leaking overhang on the rainy night we were there but were moved to a more comfortable space without issue. Thank you for a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience1

We were put at an overflow table with no ambiance, in the cold wind. Goat cheese salad came without goat cheese. Server didn’t come for 20min to get orders. Awful service and completely over their head operating outside. It was obvious they took too many reservations.

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vipleahr
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild Goat is consistently delicious. We had short ribs and fish for dinner. Tasty

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HeatherG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food & service, and one of the nicest outdoor tent setups I’ve seen in Petaluma!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Have been before, and food was wonderful. But this last time was very disappointing. The pork osso bucco was extremely dry, like it had been sitting out under a heat lamp for a long time. The duck tagliatelle was also very disappointing. The duck was dry and tasteless. And overall the dish was bland and underwhelming. The crispy potato starter was definitely not what I would consider crispy. The only somewhat bright spot was the blue cheese sauce that came with the potatoes. The other sauce was basically tasteless unless you poured a huge amount on your potato. The carrot cake was bland. The cream cheese frosting tasted like a bland buttercream.

The service was good, and the tent they have is warm. Of course at first the hostess sat us on the walkway about as far from a heat lamp as you could get. No idea why she did that - the waitress immediately moved us to the tent.

Overall, really disappointed with our experience. I hope they can make some changes and get back to their former quality level!

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PatsiS
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

The food was great. THE CAKES spectacular!

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vipTiffanyH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, friendly service, nice atmosphere. An all-around great experience, as usual!

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Visitor
1 review
Dined on February 4, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Sadly, worst table service I've experienced. The waitress clearly did not care at all. I arrived early with a reservation as I was just one person. The website said 4:30pm but actually dinner did not begin until 5pm. So I waited, was not asked if I wished to order a drink and no turn on of heater. No lights came on until 6pm after I left. I had to ask for everything 2 or 3 times. Ossoc Bucco was very dry, the swiss chard was extremly heavily salted. The polenta was good. Will never go back. Expecially since the restaurant across the street the day before was excellent.

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KateJ
London
2 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food. Will definitely go back. The lemon cake is amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food is great and the outdoor seating is nice.

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JAnaT
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent. Service very nice. Its getting cold and they had heaters for each of the tables. Thank you,

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vipsffoodie
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It was my first time eating there since Covid. We actually sat at the tables on the upper deck and it was nice. The salads were excellent and the organic chicken they used was very tasty. Pizzas were thin-crusted so you could taste all the yummy toppings, which were the star of the show. Excellent service and our waitress was super friendly. Did not disappoint. My party was trying for the first time and they all loved it.

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vipAmyW
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Never a disappointment, always wonderful food, consistently good.

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vipDavidP
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As great as always. They have adapted to COVID restrictions very well.

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vipCCooper
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience2

I felt the service was slower than expected, considering there were many staff serving.

The appetizers were hands-down great! The entree's just didn't hit like I had hoped. I ordered the burger which came on what I think is a baguette. Whatever the spread was, it was bitter, not enjoyable. It came with a side of potato salad which was too bland and just didn't look good.

If ever I go back, I'd stick to the appetizers.

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viptoadtastes
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We live in San Rafael and we were looking for an outdoor restaurant in Petaluma with good food. The three of us enjoyed our meals. I had the adult grilled cheese sandwich and it was fabulous!

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Walt
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was great. Being under the overhang in the old building is very nice. I just hope they get some heaters soon. It was cold out that evening. It's tough times.

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EstherW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2020
Overall4food3service3ambience3

Fun birthday lunch with my friend. I had noted on my reservation that this was a birthday lunch, but the server never said anything, also didn't offer us a dessert? Good food, but pricey, especially since they added an additional service charge, I took that into account when adding the tip. Thought you should know.

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ShannonD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous lunch. The butternut squash soup is some of the best I’ve had. Wild Goat is consistently yummy.

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vipDaisy
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Remember that it is COVID times so ambiance is outdoors. However, we felt our order and service was very good and timely. We would try again.

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Elizabetho
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Three out of four dinner entrees was cold and tasteless. It was an overall expensive disappointing experience. It was dark and cold with no heaters available.

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KaitP
New England
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service, delicious food with many gluten free accommodations and amazing wine. I will be dining here frequently and highly recommend!

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Glenn
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Ate outside. Not the best ambience, but its what we've got. Seated immediately, food was very good. Great wine list. Good service. Happy.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

This place always has good food and the server was friendly and helpful.

But, wow, the hostess needs to learn a few of the sacred phrases of her role like: “Hello” “Welcome” “I’ll be right with you” “Sorry for the delay” “Good evening”. And learn to say it with a smile.

After waiting in line for 15 minutes to check in without a simple acknowledgement, the first words out of her mouth should not be “Who are you? When is your reservation”.

Curtesy is especially disarming and welcoming for hangry guests.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild Goat always exceeds expectations! Food, service, ambiance is always amazing! We especially love the fact that everything can be made gluten free. Hands down our favorite restaurant on earth!!!

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DianrD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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vipmaxx
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild Goat never disappoints. Food is farm fresh, service is lovely and they consistently deliver. It’s nice to have something you can count on in these days of uncertainty!

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RobertaB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants! - went there for a delicious lunch- BLTAS is spectacular - and then picked up take out food to take home for dinner. Also picked up some of their truly amazing Gluten Free cakes for our granddaughter who has a true allergy.

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Great service

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HannahR
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first time back since February. The outdoor dining experience was wonderful. They have added additional tables under pop up tents. We made a reservation and were led to our table right away. All the tables are spaced out, people are wearing masks and it felt like all covid precautions were taken. The service was delightful as always. The food is great for gluten free. Love the Fig and Pig Pizza!

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vip2OBS
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience2

The halibut special was overcooked, dry and overpriced.

JP
JulietP
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you're Gluten Free, this is the BEST place to go. They have amazing food and are so nice.

Don't miss out if you are in Petaluma.

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MISSY
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always amazing! Such an awesome local restaurant and so many delicious options for all! Service is always spot on and great to see that they are still making it during a challenging time with Covid-19. Love this restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nice outdoor setting in the shade. Good for a warm evening. Burger and polenta fries were delicious.

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 1337 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.