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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

4.5

service

4.5

ambience

4.2

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

92% would recommend it to a friend

Casual (17)
Good for a Date (16)
Fit for Foodies (15)
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Gluten Free Options (14)
Great for Lunch (14)
Local Ingredients (13)
Authentic (12)
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)
Notable Wine List (6)
Pre/post Theatre (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Kid-friendly (5)
Healthy (5)
Organic (5)
Vegan (5)
Quick Bite (4)
Seasonal (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Fun (3)
Great Beer (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Great for Outdoor Dining (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
People Watching (3)
Waterfront (3)
Business Meals (2)
Disabled Access (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Bar Seating (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Live Music (1)
Scenic View (1)
Tapas (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 13, 2017

Good fresh food at a reasonable price
Close walk to other parts of town

Tags: Casual, Kid-friendly, Great Beer, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 12, 2017

We love The Wild Goat Bistro. Our favorite spot to sit is at the counter, overlooking the action in the kitchen. We have been very, very happy with each and every meal we have eaten at The Wild Goat. The staff is great!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Healthy, Worth the Drive, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Wild Goat Bistro is a great little restaurant tucked hidden away in downtown Petaluma. The menu has so many delicious sounding items that it's often difficult to choose just one.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Casual, Local Ingredients
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 8, 2017

Good food and good service. It is a little pricy, but what isn't? We celebrated a birthday here. We had a good time with good food, and a wonderful dessert. Highly recommended!

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Cozy, Notable Wine List, Local Ingredients, Organic, Gluten Free Options, Good for Birthdays
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·Dined on August 7, 2017

Fantastic place. Great food and presentation.
My only hint, and I realize the restaurant is small, but the seating is very tight.

Tags: Cozy, Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Worth the Drive, Casual, Great for Lunch, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Nice little place in the mill. Lamb chops were great. Polenta fries very tasty. We would go back next time we're in town

Tags: Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine
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·Dined on July 31, 2017

Everything was great. Their small plates are more like appetizers so keep that in mind if you're hungry.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Just outstanding food, ambiance and service. You cannot go wrong. Took amazing care of myself and friend visiting from out of town.

Tags: Business Meals, Good for a Date, Gluten Free Options, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Food was great. My wife has many allergies and they are knowledgeable and she loves the food. It was our second visit. We wish we lived closer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

Love meeting friends here for yummy food and a chance to visit in a comfortable atmosphere. Service is excellent

Tags: Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Comfort Food, Quick Bite, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fun, Vegan, Cozy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 27, 2017

A great place for lunch. Great food and good service. Will eat here on my next visit to Petaluma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 27, 2017

The service was fantastic, unfortunately the food was average to poor. The meatballs were thoroughly ordinary, the crab dip was pretty tasteless, and the halibut was overcooked and dry. Very disappointing.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

Had a wonderful gluten-free and vegan pizza (The Wild Thing) and only thing I'd love to see more for the pizza would be a vegan cheese too. Perhaps Miyoko's Creamery brand VeganMozz, from Miyoko's Vegan dairy (a local) it's a fresh mozzarella type or even Daiya mozzarella.

The salad was delightful too. We had the Hippie vegan ceasar made gluten-free and it was super yummy too!

A few more vegan and gluten-free options would be great too so we could visit often and try different things each time.


We'll definitely come back some time though.

Tags: Good for Groups, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Vegan, Authentic, Fun, Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining, Healthy, Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Good neighborhood place on the river. Always good with good service.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quick Bite, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Fun, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food and service where excellent, but the noise level was much too high. They should put something on the ceiling to absorb the sounds of conversations.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We stopped in on our way back to the city from SF. The service was very good, our server was polite, friendly and very attentive. The restaurant is a bit chopped up using multiple spaces for dining in the old mill. We were in the "social club" which felt a little confined with no windows. The food was good, competant but not as innovative as we had hoped. We enjoyed the cucumber avocado gazpacho, very creamy and refreshing but could have used a bit more depth with fresh herbs or a hint of spice. My husband enjoyed the crab dip which was too rich for me. We shared a pizza that was a very good but again not terribly special. The wines by the glass were quite nice. Glad we stopped there but wouldn't go out of our way to revisit.

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

AMAZING!! BEST RESTAURANT IN PETALUMA! I had goat burger it was delicious!

Tags: Organic, Casual, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Had to wait about 10 minutes for our reserved table after a walk-in couple took the last available seats. So, not a good start, but service was friendly and the food was fine.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

I have frequented this restaurant for several years now and as always they deliver an exceptional experience with wonderful food and I'm very pleasant and helpful staff.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Amazing food. Love the atmosphere and outdoor dining. Great service. One our favorite spots.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The steak and calamari were excellent. Great service. Cozy spot. Definitely need reservations, but they seated us a few minutes early.

Tags: Authentic, Good for a Date, Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

We sat in the social side and had a great time talking to our neighbors. Food was very good and the salted caramel cake was amazing, can't believe it is gluten free.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Local Ingredients, Gluten Free Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on July 4, 2017

The food was wonderful (and it was really hard to choose between the fantastic-sounding dishes). Our service was excellent, too. Everyone in our party of seven was thrilled by their meal, which spanned a wide spectrum and was all beautifully prepared, farm-to-table fresh, and delicious. My husband had the lamb burger, my aunt had a cherry and greens salad, and I had the parsnip soup and quinoa/sweet potato patties. The river is just outside, which was also lovely. I live across the country and wish we had a place like this near our home.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Birthdays, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 4, 2017

Very small portion for a very high price. Just a few paper thin small pieces of avocado for the cobb salad...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 29, 2017

Wow!!! Someone new is cooking here !!
Please try the hippie Caesar and guess what the dressing is made of!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Notable Wine List, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Healthy, Great for Lunch, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on June 28, 2017

We loved this gem of a restaurant in Petaluma.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 27, 2017

Food is always fresh and tasty. The atmosphere is congenial and cozy. The small down side, some of the tables are a little closer together.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Semi-good service. had to flag the wait staff down to come back and complete the order and we couldn't get the waitress to come and pick up our payment at the end of our dining, had to bring it to the front in order to leave. It wasn't THAT busy, either. Pizza was above average. Salad was good, but way too much dressing - couldn't finish it. I wouldn't say that the food was exceptional- slightly above average. Not sure we will go back.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Nice ambience. Service was excellent. Food was nicely presented and tasty, but not exceptional. Overall a very nice dinner. I would dine there again.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Organic, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Comfortable seating in the cooler & quieter back area for our trio of ladies was very welcome. Very attentive and caring server. Nice wine choices for mid-day and loved my COKE in a chilled bottle ! Menu choices enuff to suit a variety of eaters. The mushroom sandwich was divine but the polenta fries were a truly wonderful treat . Entrees were so filling that there was not only no room for dessert but we were afraid to look at what nifites they would have tempted us with !Would recommend this lovely little BISTRO/restaurant to anyone !

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion
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 (New England)·Dined on June 17, 2017

We had a fine meal. Our salads and entrees were great but we were really glad we had room for dessert. The carrot cake and coconut cake were amazing. The other cakes looked good too.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 15, 2017

Cute but chic, this cozy bistro offers delicious locally sourced plates. Their small plates were too incredible to get to their entrees on our first visit but already looking forward to returning and working our way through the rest of their delicious menu! A wonderful, relaxed date night away from the kids, the service was as wonderful as the food!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Tapas, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 11, 2017

Poor service. Food overrated. Our server took a long time to take our order for 2 people as she was chatting with someone. She took our order for pizza a fish entree and pork chop entree. Instead of bringing the pizza out first, she brought it out with our other entrees. She didn't bother to clarify if the pizza should come out first. The pizza crust was soggy. When I complained politely to the the host she argued that the pizza is an entree that always comes out with the main meat entrees! The halibut was bland. The pork chop was decent. Will not come back here again.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Fresh mushrooms and other ingredients in burger, but not much flavor. Soup somewhat better.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Charleston)·Dined on June 5, 2017

Excellent server named Juan. Great suggestions and quick, friendly service. Professional and not too intrusive. I went with the pasta special, a penne with clams, mussels, and shrimp. Very tasty light red sauce. My dinner companion had a salad which looked excellent. We had a bottle of pinot noir and split a piece of chocolate cake for dessert. Everything was great. My pasta was served steaming hot. Just fantastic service.
I'm glad I made a reservation because for a Monday it was very busy.
Every time I've been here they offer very creative dishes. Highly recommended.

Tags: Healthy, Good for a Date, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Scenic View, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Wild Goat Bistro continues to serve up delicious food -- in general. Chicken was outstanding on our trip Saturday to Sonoma. The Chopped Salad was fairly ordinary, so suggest avoiding it. That accounts for a four star rating for this visit.

Tags: Local Ingredients, People Watching
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 (Austin)·Dined on June 3, 2017

Have been there twice in last month. Delicious food both times. Love the pappardelle shrimp pasta! Good wine. Front room is noisier and more crowded than back one. Friendly service. Excellent desserts, mostly gluten free (but you'd never know it). Fresh, local ingredients. Will definitely plan to go back again when in Petaluma area.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Healthy, Seasonal, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 2, 2017

We just loved this Bistro. Super friendly staff, great healthy food choices, local produce, nice wine selection. I highly recommend this spot for casual but quality dining and friendly service. We had a difficult time getting an Uber to our airport ride, and one of the owners offered us a ride.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Paleo Friendly, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

The staff was very accommodating when our friends were delayed about an hour in Memorial Day traffic. Very good food as well as excellent Pinot Noir by the glass. We had never visited Petaluma before, but touring the area while waiting for our friends I saw no other restaurant that rivaled the energy and bustle of the Wild Goat. Should we again travel through Petaluma again, I would surely return to this restaurant.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 29, 2017

Easy...fresh...great for lunch. We will be back.

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