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About Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

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.

6 Petaluma Blvd. North
Petaluma, CA 94952
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, International, Organic

Hours of Operation:

Lunch: Daily 11:30am-5:00pm
Dinner: M-Th 5:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm
Dinner: Su 5:00pm-8:30pm

Cross Street:
B Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(707) 658-1156

Website:
http://www.wildgoatbistro.com/wildgoatbistro/Home.html

Catering:
The Wild Goat Bistro offers customized catering for whatever the event might be - business meetings, birthday, graduation or anniversary celebrations, corporate events, private dinner parties. Our objectives are to plan well, deliver quality food in creative presentations, serve it professionally and do what it takes to make your event worry free. Unique menus are created for each event - no two events are alike, so why should the food be?

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Wine

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Specials

New Year's Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 31, 2017

Details

We will be serving our normal menu and the restaurant will be sparkling with festive decor.

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma Ratings and Reviews

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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (16)
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Gluten Free Options (14)
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Creative Cuisine (12)
Neighborhood Gem (12)
Good Vegetarian Options (11)
Good for Birthdays (8)
Special Occasion (8)
Comfort Food (7)
Cozy (7)
Worth the Drive (7)
Healthy (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Organic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Vegan (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Quick Bite (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Fun (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Waterfront (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Great Beer (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
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Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

My friend and I met pre-Christmas before things get too busy. She had not been to Wild Goat before and I thought she would like it; she did like the food...but I had forgotten how cramped and noisy the location is...I had thought we would be in the newer/larger room. Service was good, except for the hostess.
The hostess/seater was a woman who used to own a downtown shop. She wasn't outgoing and friendly then and she wasn't on this occasion. I think it's just her nature to be reserved and non-smiling. So, I don't think she should be a greeter..no smile, non-verbal..her usual self.
Back to the food, it was odd that a cup of soup was $6.00, but a bowl is only $7.00. $14.00 for an itty bitty (I did choose small vs large size) salad.
Overall, Wild Goat is still a good choice. (I had also introduced another friend to WG in November). But, I'm not sure I want to return soon.

Tags: Healthy, Seasonal
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·Dined 5 days ago

We thoroughly enjoyed our visit, food and service were great. We will be back again.

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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·Dined 5 days ago

Unexpectedly great food! Great wine! Met a dear old friend from high school and the ambiance was perfect. Not an over-crowded area. Noise level fine. Among the best in Petaluma.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Great Beer, Tapas, Good for a Date, Authentic
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·Dined 6 days ago

Went here for my 40th and had the most amazing food! Our server was friendly and knowledgeable! One of my all time favorite dining experiences!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Notable Wine List, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We loved it!! Can’t wait to go back

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Delicious handcrafted plates, local ingredients and chef specialty dishes that are sure to impress.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

We were 8 minutes late and they gave away our table and reservation- sat us right against the entry door where incoming guests brought a gust of wind and brushed against my husband. The first glass of water smelled and tasted like chlorine. After we drew this to their attention the service improved immediately. The food was amazing.

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·Dined on October 21, 2017

A small space but a great experience! #1 recommendation

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

It was so good last night we ate there again . Great dishes, highly recommended. Chef RJ

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

We took our brother out for his birthday lunch. He's picky but we checked the menu before to be sure there was something he'd like. He ordered the burger with Gouda and he loved it! We all shared the crab dip, goat cheese pear and fig small plate, and the meatball before having the pasta special , albacore salad and the cherry blue salad. The albacore salad was a bit too much tuna to lettuce ratio for me but it was tasty. One of us wanted more blue cheese in the cherry blue salad but the pasta dish was amazing! Overall delicious and we'd go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent little bistro, wonderful food with great service. Highly recommended Chef RJ

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 (Miami)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Very small place with a couple of tables outside.
Our waitress was outstanding, friendly and personable. They were out of the gazpacho that I wanted but I ended up with a delicious vegan dish.
My husband got the halibut and said it was really good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 4, 2017

I brought five friends from across the country for a reunion dinner; all of us had very different dietary preferences and restrictions and were happy to find that the menu offered each of us many things we wanted to eat! Our server was attentive and friendly, and we loved what we chose (polenta with pesto & red pepper sauces, brussels sprouts, sliders, mushroom soup, ahi salads, etc.) I'll be back!

Tags: Great for Lunch, Casual, Cozy, Pre/post Theatre, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Quick Bite
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·Dined on September 24, 2017

It was very crowded & loud. A waiter's rear end bumped the food on our table, which turned my husband off. There wasn't enough room for the servers to walk to their customers without knocking into tables. I don't think we will go there again.

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·Dined on September 24, 2017

Both friends had the calamari steak and neither was worth the price. One was inedible (taste, texture,doneness), both tasted old and the other was rubbery. The Pasta and Duck, the pasta was mushy and the duck was dry. The desserts were very good even though they were out of the choice we wanted. Unfortunately I upset my server when I told her I wouldn't be back. I tried to convince her that it had absolutely nothing to do with her and that all I wanted to do was give feedback so that the owners could remain in business.

Tags: Waterfront
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·Dined on September 23, 2017

We have been to the Wild Goat Bistro several times. The food and the service are consistently great! I love that they have so many gluten free options and the gluten free desserts are incredible!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Gluten Free Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This was our second visit and the first for dinner. Everything was great. I enjoyed the short ribs, but others had the burger, meatballs. We shared the very tasty chopped salad.

They offer great cakes for dessert; I especially liked the salted caramel.

Attentive, non-intrusive service. Great option in Petaluma.

Tags: Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Vegan, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 21, 2017

This is one of my favorite restaurants! They have wonderful food, great selection for picky, problem, or multiple needs eaters (and small groups of such), and great service. No soy in the place and much in gluten-free options.

I had t-bone lamb with a light, delicate summer squash casserole thing (like a kugel) and my date (husband) had one of their pizzas. Delicious! This was our second time here, and we both love the place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries, Seasonal, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Cozy, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Hot Spot, Organic, Romantic, Creative Cuisine
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Experience overall was not as good as it used to be. Food ranged from ok to good. They sat us 15 minutes after our reservation, although we arrived on time. Brussel sprouts small plate was prepared just ok. Ruth, our server, was so, so. She was slow and not very attentive. Also she made a big goof. We asked her when we first ordered that she hold a piece of carrot cake for us and then she proceeded to not do so, and then the restaurant ran out. Very disappointing since she said she would. After she told us they we're out of the cake, she proceeded to tell us she forgot because they were busy and then ask if we wanted another dessert for purchase. One of the reasons we chose the Goat was for the awesome carrot cake.

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 (Calgary)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great location. Great service. Wonderful food. Nice small bistro with wonderful atmosphere.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Not a place for an intimate dinner on Friday night . The seating was very tight. The noise level was very high. My wife ordered a salad. I ordered the T-bone lamb. The salad was excellent, fresh and very tasty. I would not recommend the lamb to a friend. It was tough and relatively tasteless. Service was excellent even though the place was packed. Next time I would not order the lamb.

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·Dined on September 16, 2017

Great dining experience. Lots of gluten free options. Great tasting and fresh food. Yummy.

Gluten free deserts will blow your doors off.

Tags: Vegan, Good for a Date, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 14, 2017

Very good flavors. We went for lunch and I would have given it five stars but the bread on the chicken sandwich was huge with a very tough crust. Had to borrow my friend's steak knife to cut. I don't know of anyone with a mouth big enough or teeth strong enough to bite into it. I ate the filling which was superb - incredibly moist chicken. Perhaps they should offer a choice of bread.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

We went there on a busy Saturday night and got our preferred outdoor table straight away. Our food was fabulous and the rest of the menu looked so tempting so I'll definitely be going back to sample something else!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

The restaurant was amazing. Cute little location and recommend for anyone looking for a date spot.

Tags: Good for a Date, Authentic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Anniversaries, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

Really terrific dinner and many many choices. Lovely sitting outside (but no river-side seating options.)

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 8, 2017

fabulous experience dining at the bar at Wild Goat. I googled "lunch in Petaluma" and this creative menu and great reviews caught my eye so I decided to give it a try. Cannot wait to go back and try chef's other delicious bites. the avocado gazpacho to die for!

Tags: Business Meals, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine
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 (London)·Dined on September 5, 2017

Expensive. Small starters for a lot of money. Salad was basically a bowl of iceberg lettuce. Overpriced for bland food

Tags: Paleo Friendly, Vegan
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·Dined on September 3, 2017

The biggest disappointment was that they were unable to offer entrees without garlic, which was not mentioned in the menu. We were able to get the salmon without the garlic sauce but it was bland. Also the carrots were hard and needed to be recooked. The good news was that the beef entree was excellent. None of the desserts were appealing and they did not offer lattes.

Tags: Romantic, Gluten Free Options, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 30, 2017

Ate here with my friends and my dog. The food was delicious and they were very welcoming of my dog.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Very good place for a quick but satisfying meal. My turkey burger was one of the best ever. The salads are quite good as the ingredients are local fine purveyors. We sat outside which was pleasant but if busy can by noisy. Nice neighborhood place for a casual bite and comfortable surroundings.

Tags: Comfort Food, Quiet Conversation, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Really delicious food with a diverse menu. Define we will return!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Wild Goat Bistro never disappoints. The food quality is always more than good. The pizzas were especially delicious and the salad outstanding. It's always a great local place for lunch and dinner and we dine there at least a couple of times every month.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Found the recommendation on Open Table for the area. Charming bistro. Very small restaurant and table are cramped due to the small space, with a few tables outside. Our table ordered dried cherry salad, sliders, pesto pizza (with artichoke, roasted tomatoes onions ,olives), and on the specials a shrimp pesto pasta. The service was friendly and the food was delicious. I would return!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Very hot and cramped in the front seating area especially when the temperature outside is close to 100! Food and service were excellent. Could have done without the flies too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 26, 2017

We love this place and generally bring out of town guests here as it is so much "Essence of the BEST of Petaluma"

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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·Dined on August 22, 2017

My husband's birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 20, 2017

The wine list was very inaccurate both online and in house. The service was moderate.

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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on August 19, 2017

The food was good but not memorable. The service was excellent. We sat outside in a hallway as we had a dog with us. It was a good restaurant but not a great one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

Consistently great. Friendly and accommodating staff. Favorite for Friends meeting for lunch.

Tags: Comfort Food, Gluten Free Options, Organic, Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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