Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

4.5
1321 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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JAnaT
San Francisco
23 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.

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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.

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LisaD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Had a very nice lunch. The outside set up is comfortable and put together nicely. We ordered two pizzas, Four Cheese Fig & Pig and Perfect Pair. Both were different but very good. However, I will definitely order the Fig & Pig again. It was wonderful! The Polenta fries were very good as well. I would like to see the Wild Goat's Goat appetizer on the lunch menu. I've had it before with dinner and was disappointed it was not available at lunch. It is yummy!!!

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FromPetaluma
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The halibut was a bit dry but the accompanying sauce was very good and added moisture to the fish. A tasty meal.

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kikkit
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the gluten free pizza and my lunch partner had the tune sandwich. All very good. Sat at outside tables for social distancing and it was fine.

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Ferg
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Scrumptious and a joy to savor the culinary delights al fresca. Fair play to all for doing their part to keep this gem producing consistently excellent food in these challenging Covid crazed times.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience4

I went to Wild Goat with 2 friends, my order and one of my friends orders were correct, however my third friend was given food that she didn’t order. Normally this wouldn’t be an issue at all, they would take it back and bring you your correct order. In this case she ordered the tuna sandwich but they brought her the tuna salad, when they brought back the order is was very clearly just the salad shoved between 2 pieces of bread. We looked up pictures of the real tuna sandwich online and it looked entirely different to what she was given. It was way too full of lettuce and had ingredients that were only in the salad and not supposed to be in the sandwich. No one bothered to ask how our food was after that, I’m guessing because they knew they shoved a salad into bread and called it the sandwich.

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JM10
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Cherry blue salad still awesome, as are the beans and greens. Pizza with riced cauliflower and pesto was bland bland bland and avocado and pineapple gazpacho was really flavorless. That said, we really appreciated they were open for outdoor dining!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Birthday. Best carrot cake EVER!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall3food4service2ambience3

One of my favorite spots in Petaluma.
The new outside dining was well done and comfortable.
Service was a bit off this time around.
Not as friendly and personable.
Wine list is small but great choices.
Polenta fries are so delicious.
Nice sandwiches.

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Stephanie
Seattle
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great time and felt completely safe eating at wild goat. Thank you for staying open and putting the effort in!

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BrookeB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a wonderful time at Wild Goat! They’re making the best of a poor situation and the expanded outdoor dining is fun! Food was amazing as always.

JM
JM10
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Continue to get outstanding food here. Had the fig and pig pizza and it was delicious, as was the cherry salad and the heirloom beans and greens. Marked down for ambience but only due to pandemic and fact that we had to sit outside - in the smoky air! The food was worth it!!

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KarenS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

With special dietary needs I am sometimes left out of the "great meal" experience. Not at Wild Goat, my meal may have been the tastiest at the table. Spacious outdoor dining was a wonderful break from COVID concerns. Thank you!

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NancyB
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food was very good. Our wait person was not good. Luckily she was helped by other staff members. We had to ask for napkins and then ask for utensils. She never checked in on us, to see if we needed anything.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Terrific food.

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DrewB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wild Goat always rocks. Superior food and nice staff. Never had a bad experience.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 29, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Extremely overpriced for basic food.

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 1321 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.