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Le Petit Bistro

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8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
+1 845-876-7400
17:00 - 21:30
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Thu - Mon 17:00 - 21:30
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Waterbury, Connecticut
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82 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Me and a friend went here after visiting a winery. We had no reservations but were accommodated. The venue is small and seating is a little tight but it was well worth it. I ordered the mussells, venison ravioli and two pear martinis. Will definitely revisit and recommend to others.

Thank jorozco203
New York City, New York
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64 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We tried this instead of our go to's in Rhinebeck like Terrapin and Gigi's. It is hard to get in without a reservation. I must say that I thought the food was average. The onion soup was nothing great ( I make a better one myself-the key is a great stock). I had the fish tacos, very little fish thought... More 

Thank Linda N
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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Not happy. I called and left a voicemail message around 10:30 am on December 29 to make reservations as I was in town in Rhinebeck for a weekend visit. No one ever called me back. I called a second time and all I get when I call is the voicemail greeting. No human. I've been to this restaurant a few... More 

Thank lfazzina
Negril, Jamaica
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Now that they doubled the dining area but kept the kitchen the same size they just can't handle the volume. We went twice and each time was a disaster. The waitresses ignored us and food was mediocre at best. The manager was not sympathetic to our valid complaints. Next time we will stick with Terrapin.

1 Thank Nubiana2015
Rhinebeck, New York
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

1st visit in 1 year plus we always leave saying "Why don 't we come here more often." A small menu but as many specials as regular menu. We both had bistro salads ; mixed greens very peppery... so good. I had greek lamb ragout on eggplant with gnocci. Wonderful seasonings and flavor. My wife had steelhead trout filet with... More 

Thank mjregan
Valley Stream, New York
2 reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016 via mobile

This was our return visit to Le Petit and we were looking forward to another great experience. First of all the restaurant had expanded and everyone was packed in almost on top of each other. Second the service was terrible! Was served a drink after a long wait and then bread an hour later . About 15 minutes later appetizers... More 

Thank M R
Glen Head, New York
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

Very popular, you have to call them directly to make a reservation. Food was excellent, tables were a little cramped.

Thank Lynne M
New York City, New York
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17 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

Yawn, yawn, yawn... the dinner that is. The buzz at this place is phenomenal but maybe the locals are a bit too enthusiastic? The menu is very basic French bistro, delivered with the same wooden service. The old space is uninspiring, the old Japanese room that never got a face lift, but I would say the rest rooms are very... More 

3 Thank Emma O
New Milford, New Jersey
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

Le Petit Bistro is something out of a movie. The restaurant is beautifully decorated, cozy, and offers a delicious menu and wine list. The waitstaff is extremely attentive and courteous.

Thank Christine0912
Tenafly, New Jersey, United States
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104 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

This was the first time my husband & I had been there and went with another couple who had been there before and said that they had expanded to next door to enlarge the restaurant. The food was excellent and the service wonderful. My French onion soup was the best I've had in a very long time. I give them... More 

Thank Vickie B

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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
Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
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 12572-7620
  • 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?