Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

4.5
1088 reviews
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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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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

This place has a nice informal atmosphere, with amusing "goat art" adorning the walls. Unfortunately most of the food was disappointing, including the watermelon salad (a special). The most important element – the watermelon – was mediocre (not very sweet and carelessly cut up, with white rind visible on several pieces). This fruit is at its peak right now; there's no excuse for featuring it in a rather expensive salad, then failing to deliver. My vegan friend was excited to try this place because it offers several vegan dishes. She had the avocado pineapple gazpacho and the quinoa sweet potato cakes, both of which she described as just okay without going into detail. I had the short ribs, which were excellent. It was a hot day and we agreed that neither the beer nor the prosecco was cold enough – a pet peeve of mine. The carrot cake was excellent. I'm sorry to say that I probably wouldn't go back.

l
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild Goat never fails to delight. Food is consistently excellent, with just enough changing in the menu to keep me coming back and trying new items.

DB
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great food. Creative watermelon salad. Flatbread pizza was also good. Tight quarters and a bit on the noisy side but very good overall.

OT
Miami
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Great very and ambience. Delicious food!

SS
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place. Food is on the healthy side. Salads are very good and seem healthy.
Nice Area to walk around when done. It's located in very fun complex with picturesque old cowboy feel.

CA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Top notch!

LR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great fresh food. Plenty of
Vegetarian options Nice, pleasant staff

P
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Wild Goat - always different items on the menu and many different atmospheres based on the table layout!

PB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Grat neighborhood place with something for everone in your group.

GO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wild go to bistro not only has excellent food but is also very accommodating for dogs. That adds to the charm of Petaluma where are you can stroll and dine with your dog.

T
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Great atmosphere, great selection on the menu and the food was outstanding. I only knocked the service cause she dumped some blue cheese dressing on my lap and only got me a wet dirty towel. Comp the appetizer or something, she did say sorry but it put a damper on our romantic night out. Still would go back cause of the food being sooooo good!

R
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Good people watching if you set at the window!

LM
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 2

The front dining area was unbearably hot. It wasn’t a super warm day but there was no ventilation and it was way too warm. This was my third visit and the other two times we ate in the area outside and the back room which was lovely. I’d go again but not if we had to sit in that horribly stuffy, hot area

R
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love Wild Goat Bistro. The food is always exceptional and we love the great service. Really appreciate the vegan and gluten free options.

MC
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 4ambience 3

We like Wild Goat, but it was sweltering in the restaurant.

AO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

The dessert was amazing-carrot cake. The Uptown beet salad refreshing. The $17 burger with 3 fingerling potatoes was meh.

KA
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Food and service were great, but the noise level was such that it was hard to hear across the table. And more importantly the tables were cramped with a ledge on the wall pushing into one’s space. Will ask for the annexe dining room next time

4
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Delicious food. A bonus that there were vegan and gluten free options. We loved everything we ordered.

DD
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

18 years working as a chef and I have never been treated to less service and attitude for no reason at all. From the moment my wife and I sat down. Worst service I have ever experienced.

CS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

I thought the food was good. Waitress seemed annoyed w/ us. I thought the wine was a cheap pour for $11.00.

OT
San Francisco
103 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

This was our first time here and we loved it. - Will definitely return, but ask for an outside table or the quieter back room.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Food is always great. Was a little warm / humid in the main restaurant as it's quite cramped and always busy - so food took a little longer to come to the table. Server pre-empted any frustration on our part by letting us know and comped us a round of drinks - a thoughtful and considerate touch.

k
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

My fish was great. Husband’s pizza was disappointing— crust not crisp and light like it has been in past. Dessert excellent as always.

J
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great meal at Wild Goat as usual. Food and service are always excellent. As someone with food allergies it is so great to be able to eat out without concern and have a variety of safe & delicious options.

M
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful atmosphere and amazing food. Everything was great and we will be coming back very soon!

EP
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Friends and house guest made the easy walk from SMART train station for lunch. Historic building provides intriguing charm. Combination entry to nearby bathroom was no hassle. When an ingredient was omitted from my entree, credit was offered and accepted. Very professional and attentive servers. BEST FEATURE: More private dining room separates guests from others on break from work, promoting a lingering vs hurried mood.

E
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Seating 7 outside is a bit difficult. Maybe think of other alternatives?

l
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food as always was very good and the effort to provide Gluten Free non contaminated choices is excellent and very much appreciated. If you want a nice experience on every level this is the place you should check out.

m
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 3

Not our kind of place. Owner seemed uninterested in our visit to her establishment. Food was overpriced and disappointing.

AD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

I love wild goats diverse menu. Our service was exceptional and the food was delicious.

OT
Cincinnati
8 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Excellent local establishment with focus on local ingredients. Greatvway to start our vacation. Seated in a back room was delightfully semi private. Will come here again for sure.

w
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had the BBQ Salad - it sounded better than it tasted, but, WOW, that Goat Cheese with fig compote and poached pear, as well as the fingerling potatoes with two sauces, were outstanding.

C
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had a pizza, salad and a bottle of the house red wine. Everything was Gerry good.

AK
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

The food was not as good as usual. The fig pizza was too sweet. And the Ahi Tuna didn’t seem as fresh as the last time. The price with the desserts was high. But the ambience and service were excellent.

m
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

Slow service. We've been here 4 times, and they always take a long time to take our order, serve and return our credit card. We sit outside, so they may not be paying that much attention to the outside seating area. They also forgot our appetisers. Then it came after the entree. Forgot my second order of wine. There was a mouse outside, and I told the staff or manager. It was hiding under the planter. She looked annoyed and said, there's nothing I can do about that. No apology. No suggestion to move table. I mentioned I'd like to sit somewhere else. She moved us, but I lost my appetite.

KM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite place to eat in Petaluma ... and I love taking friends and family because no one is ever disappointed👍

LL
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A favorite spot for date night and small office gatherings. Excellent wine, food is phenomenal and service is superb. Perfect location for everyone!

HH
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family and friends get together. Really nice dining experience!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 5

Delicious as always!

H
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Very well run establishment. Very friendly staff, and super fresh quality ingredients. A touch on the noisy side, but good food.

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