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Le Petit Bistro

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8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
+1 845-876-7400
17:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Mon 17:00 - 21:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015 via mobile

By far my favorite restaurant in Rhinebeck. The food is spectacular and the atmosphere is warm and inviting. There are always many specials to choose from. My faves are fried oysters, fish tacos, veal piccata, grilled lamb or fish. It's all great!

Thank Foodie12572
Rhinebeck, New York
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2015

Got this as a gift certificate for our wedding. My wife knows the food but I needed an interpreter and the server was more than willing and joked with us about that. Food was excellent from the rolls at the beginning to the dessert. Only problem I had was the wine list. Not one Italian wine though many non-French wines... More 

Thank Robert M
Hyde Park, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2015 via mobile

Went here last night with my wife for our anniversary and we were both very impressed. The atmosphere was great and reminded us of some placed in Paris that we ate at this summer. The appetizers were great, but so many looked good on the menu and the special board. Hard to make a decision. For dinner I had the... More 

Thank Mike Z
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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72 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 October 2015

Le Petit Bisro is a real find. There are certainly terrific French restaurants in big cities, but finding one this good an hour up the Hudson was a pleasant and tasty surprise. Everything we had from the garlic infused appetizers to the well seasoned main courses stood up well against experiences in more likely locations. No room for desert, but... More 

Thank Victor1744
DeLeon Springs, FL
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 October 2015

It's a pleasant place, a bit cramped in space so it is definitely cozy. Service is friendly but oh so slow. We did not choose busy hours i.e. 7pm we chose 5 pm. The dishes were tasty but did lack in careful execution and did not match as to what was promised for ingredients. I chose Swordfish which was prepared... More 

Thank Gobitrip
Rhinebeck, New York
2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

Lovely food, great service. Just ask them to turn down the music and you've the perfect evening. Enjoyed the lamb and the scallops between us.

Thank Susane B
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2015

This restaurant is a gem in the rough! The food is cooked and presented perfectly. Probably the best restaurant in Rhinebeck. The fried oysters and mussel appetizer were fantastic. My wife had pork snitzel and I had swordfish. Unique flavors and delightful cozy restaurant.

Thank Gene D
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2015

We had wonderful food. Sat at the bar and had so much fun. The bartender was terrific. We just enjoyed the friendly atmosphere and oh my the food. The speztle was special.

Thank proudrose
Millersburg, PA, United States
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 September 2015 via mobile

We have dined at other restaurants in Rhinebeck, of which there are many, but this is the best in our opinion. I normally do not seek out French restaurants, but I am glad we tried this one. The ambience was great, the service wonderful and the food GREAT! When we pass through this way again we will definitely fine here😋

Thank Steven S
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2015

This restaurant is exceptional the food is delicious the service is professional. The noise level will Drive you crazy. The lighting is so dim I had to ask my server where I should sign my credit card receipt. What a shame. If you feel you can deal with mind numbing noise to the point where you can't communicate with your... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Local cuisine
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rhinebeck
  • Phone Number: +1 845-876-7400

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