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Bistro Bobette

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1209 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4146 (Formerly Bouchon) (South 12th)
+1 804-225-9116
11:30 - 22:00
Closed now
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Mon 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Fri 11:30 - 22:00
Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Went here for a date night and was blown away!! Its in a unique part of the city which adds to the experience. We went for dinner and had great food. The wait staff awesome and very knowledgeable of the menu! The truffle mac n' cheese was an instant favorite! And the great choices on the dessert menu was a... More 

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yorktown virginia
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172 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was with a group of Frenchified folks attending a meeting at the Virginia Capitol--and then going to Bobette's for lunch. The place is attractive, and the service was excellent--despite that each person in my group had some special need or desire! And a French lunch--is not an hour--we stayed way too long--but they were ok with it! I did... More 

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Abingdon, Virginia
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is a small, quaint restaurant on Cary Street. The menu has a good selection of meat, fowl and seafood and there were a couple of very interesting daily specials. The wine list was relatively weak on west coast wines but had a good selection of French wines. Desserts were excellent.

Thank AbingdonHoo
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Service was excellent, Food was absolutely delicious, light portion allowed me to have room for dessert but feel utterly satisfied. The wine quality pairing with the food was phenomenal, try the French Pilot Noir

Thank Susanna Schombu... C
Washington, DC
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

A delightful lunch in this charming bistro -- the chick pea fritters are absolutely wonderful. Wish we could have indulged in a glass of wine from their interesting wine list.

Thank aeflow
Richmond, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017

Bistro Bobette offers outstanding french food, with warm and friendly service. We've just come home from a special Valentine's Day meal there. It was difficult to choose between the various tempting offerings,. But we finally decided on the beef tenderloin medallions and lobster tail with Bernaise sauce and Sea Bass for our entrees, and chocolate mousse and poached pear with... More 

Thank ltrice2151
Norfolk, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 January 2017

Outstanding restaurant. Food, service, ambience--all great. We dine at Bistro Bobette as often as possible.

Thank stonelso
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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248 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 427 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

We ate lunch during a workday. They were breaking in a new server, who was honest enough to let us know her status. I am all for being patient when someone is new and learning. Despite that, we really didn't have any problems with the service at all. The meals were good, but I was not overly impressed with the... More 

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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 January 2017 via mobile

Friends recommend this restaurant and they were right. Our meal was delicious and service was good. I had the braised duck. It fell off the bone and was full of rich flavor. My husband had the red wine beef stew--it was the best he ever had. The mouse was a great way to end the meal. The wine list is... More 

Thank ilovehuck
Newport News, Virginia, United States
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32 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017

Bistro Bobette is a quaint french bistro in downtown Richmond. The staff was friendly and the food was pretty good, but the service was extremely slow. We enjoyed our meal and will likely try again.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
French, European, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1209 E Cary St, Richmond, VA 23219-4146 (Formerly Bouchon)
    (South 12th)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Richmond
  • Phone Number: +1 804-225-9116
Bistro Bobette, Richmond's first authentic French Bistro serving comfort food in Historic Shockoe Slip. Our atmosphere is lively,chic casual and we strive to provide our guests with the utmost in professional service and quality cuisine. We utilize local,organic seasonal ingredients.Menu includes classic French fare, steak frites, mussels, quiche, homemade soups, charcuterie, tartare, escargots, house made terrines/pate, salads, fish and meats, complimented with an expansive wine menu. All desserts are homemade. Specials change daily. Menu changes monthly . 3 course Chef's Pre Fixe nightly from 5-6. for 22. Special Bar Bites available nightly.

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