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Le Petit Bistro

8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
+1 845-546-4425
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good22%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried oysters” (27 reviews)
“profiteroles” (8 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
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Reviewed 1 week ago

Le Petit Bistro has always been a local staple serving a simple menu of French inspired foods. They have now added a pleasent brunch offering on Sundays. While there are no major surprises in what can be had, the presentation and atmosphere are perfectly acceptable,...More

Thank JanetJulia
Reviewed 1 week ago

The meal was delicious, the service was attentive; the atmosphere in the old section was cozy and much quieter than the new modern side. Perhaps they could add some items to absorb the sound on the sleek modern section.

Thank Windy821
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I spent 5 days last week in the area to attend a cooking school program and so ate at a number of restaurants. By far, this was the best. Service was stellar. Food was perfectly cooked. Nice ambiance. It would be the place I go...More

1  Thank Globaljoan
Reviewed 13 February 2018

This is one of our go-to places, but on our last visit, the service was not what we expect from this restaurant. We felt like orphans... that were passed from server to server, no one checking to see if the food was ok, one appetizer...More

Thank dbrit34
Reviewed 5 February 2018

Roasted Duck, Steak Frites, ... all the French bistro classics are prepared here deliciously. This place has been around for decades. It has always been good and it has even gotten better over the years with a beautiful extension into what used to be a...More

Thank rdhermann
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Every course was creative, visually beautiful, delicious. Servers are excellent. The little hot rolls are wonderful, served hot with crunchy crust. The fried oyster appetizer is amazing, served in the shell, with spicy mayo, cold crisp veggies, and topped with caviar; and fried for just...More

Thank Lauren620
Reviewed 27 November 2017

Nice room, great brunch. Good service, good food! We were able to relax and visit with friends over a great meal, with no rushing from the very accommodating staff. The room is very pleasant.

Thank Karin17Jack
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It upsets me that after several years of many lovely evenings enjoying Joe's delicious cuisine I must rate our latest experience as average or less. (This does not reflect Chef's cuisine.) While the expansion is lovely and the bar is always packed, my rating reflects...More

1  Thank LaChatGKTGT
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Le Petit Bistro is not as petit as it once was. It has doubled in size with its recent expansion. But the cuisine has remained excellent. The expansion is basically a new bar with some seating. The food is authentic, varied and exceptionally delicious. It...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I've had dinner and brunch multiple times here in Rhinebeck. The food is fantastic and the service is great. Fresh ingredients. Fish and scallops are especially tasty. Pork mignon should be tried by everyone. Overall a wonderful place!!

Thank frequenttravler20
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3 October 2017|
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Response from lenabydesign | Reviewed this property |
Yes, they seem oblivious to human kind. Robo-life the journey without a destination!
Robert H
9 September 2017|
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Response from TripleAB | Reviewed this property |
Bring a megaphone if you sit in the new area. It is so loud you can barely hear the person across from you.
Allen D
6 September 2016|
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Response from zencowboy61 | Reviewed this property |
LOL...I personally dress like a gentleman when going out to a fine dinning establishment...Jacket..tie polished shoes......I can't say that for the majority of men today.....sadly.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 36
Brunch, Dinner, Drinks
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rhinebeck
  • Phone Number: +1 845-546-4425
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