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Leon Bistro

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817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
+1 530-899-1105
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Hours:
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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65 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This was our first visit to Leon Bistro, and it definitely won't be our last! Excellent food, great selection of entrees, nice salads, fresh soups, and the plates are beautifully arranged with a variety of flavors. Some chefs just put a slab of meat and a huge pile of potatoes on your plate and call it good, but Chef Ann... More 

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Chico
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

No other restaurant in Chico can compare to the food preparation, taste, and display. Leon's is a gourmet delight with specially made sauces that enhance the flavor of each meal.

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La Canada Flintridge, California
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123 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 September 2016

An outstanding experience in every respect. The food is excellent as to preparation and presentation. Wonderful service. This has to be one of the best restaurants north of San Francisco. The chef formerly worked with Alice Waters, and dining here is evidence of that.

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Thank weiss782
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I had the filet and my husband had some type of fish, I cant remember. the dishes were so colorful and unique!! Both meats were cooked perfectly and all the different tastes were so exciting. we ordered the oyster shots and were so pleasantly surprised by how different they were compared to a typical oyster shot at a sushi place....yum!!... More 

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N. California
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I'd heard Leon's rivaled San Francisco eateries and though it's been in Chico awhile this was my first visit here. It did not disappoint. We started out w the Thai lettuce wraps - amazing flavor. Next we had the halibut - I had it by itself and my husband had the surf and turf which included it. Fantastic colors, great... More 

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Chico, California
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the place folks make reservations for wedding dinners/announcements, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Gourmet, delicious, a real treat.

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Thank dsioux
Chico, California
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Chico. The food is amazing, plus you can actually have a conversation during your meal. I LOVE the calamari - extremely tender and tasty. The chef really shines with her vegetable and sauces. Service is attentive and friendly.

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Thank Cynthia M
Clayton, California
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61 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 July 2016 via mobile

I confess. I wore shorts. After all, it is the middle of summer in Chico. I didn't expect to find a restaurant this good in this part of the state. Our table of 5 split appetizers - fried calamari and barbecued oysters. Both were delicious. Salads of very fresh spring mix were very refreshing on a hot day. For entrees,... More 

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Chico, California
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16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016

I've had several meals at Leon Bistro and all were superb. Good service, appetizers enough to make a meal. Never had a bad meal there

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Thank Marcia M
California
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 June 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and love the cuisine. It is a little spendy, but well worth it for a date night. The dishes are very artistically designed. We hope to go back soon

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$28
Cuisine
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic, Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
09:00 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 21:00
Thursday
17:00 - 21:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
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
Description
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?