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Leon Bistro

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817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
+1 530-899-1105
09:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 09:00 - 15:00
Wed - Thu 17:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Chico, California
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2015

I just LOVE the nectarines with bacon onion marmalade. The back room is great if you want to get a group together. The bar is small, but friendly.

Thank Gina G
Dorado, Puerto Rico
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208 reviews
105 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 94 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015

Many gluten free options, very rich food. Nice wine bar, Leon's is a great place to have a nice dinner while in Chico for couples, family, or business.

Thank hausenpepper
Chico, California
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58 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015

Fantastic food, creative, talented chef, great service. Dazzles the tastebuds! This is a restaurant that would be considered very high quality, anywhere in the country. Chico is lucky to have this treasure!

1 Thank Rick F
Chico, California
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 July 2015

Wait staff Sue and Lizzie made our experience great! We have dined at Leon Bistro for years and Sue remembers everything we like! She is amazing. Lizzie was very attentive tonight and much appreciated. Ann Leon is a master and tonight's meal delivered culinary perfection!

Thank BLL1301
Chico, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2015

Local produce, locally sources meats, great wines, selection of excellent beer. If you are alone, sit at the bar. Large portions, good to share. Excellent appetizers, can make a meal of them

Thank Coopdloop
Chico, California
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36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 June 2015

I was really excited to try this place out as I have read many great reviews about the chef. Unfortunately everything that was brought out was covered in some type of sauce. Don't get me wrong I love my sauces however it was just over kill. at some point food needs to be able to stand on its own. may... More 

Thank ray s
Chico, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 June 2015

I have had the calamari dinner twice and both times it was over the top. My favorite restaurant in town. The price is not inexpensive but well worth it. Presentation great and very fresh ingredients. The atmosphere is very warm.

Thank barbarae362
Georgetown, Colorado
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287 reviews
133 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 185 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 May 2015

I was invited to a business dinner meeting that was supposed to take one hour but took twice as long because we had to wait for over an hour for the kitchen to prepare the food. Clearly someone dropped the ball. After the long wait I wasn't impressed with taste of the food. More effort was placed on presentation over... More 

3 Thank Paul S
Chico, California
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 May 2015

Leon's aims to please the palette for foodies and everyday appetites as well. I have eaten there many times and it has always been great, but sometimes the food comes out a bit slow. They have a nice selection of meat and vegetable dishes and a good wine list. Love the art as well.

Thank DebCan28
Chico, California
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326 reviews
190 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2015

A return visit assured me once again why Leon should be on everyone's top five list of places in Chico. An unpretentious entrance in downtown Chico with very convenient and always-available parking opens into a multi-roomed space with seating for dozens of diners. An impressive bar with high ceiling and casual booth seating is available; more intimate and quieter spaces... More 

Thank JoelZ195

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 10 - US$ 28
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-899-1105
One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat. at 5 pm.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?