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Le Petit Bistro

8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
+1 845-876-7400
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good22%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible2%
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Travelled back from my gallery show of my Beatles photos at Soho Contemporary Art Gallery on the train, taken here for dinner. What a treat, now do please book ahead its so very popular and even though its enlarged its so good, you may have...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank snapone
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This authentic French bistro in historic Rhinebeck has become our favourite spot for a romantic evening whenever we’re in the Kingston-Rhinebeck area. The food is consistently great, beautifully prepared & presented, the staff are friendly and knowledgeable, and the dimly-lit, cozy atmosphere can’t be beat....More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank rmongoos
Reviewed November 7, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful restaurant has become a favorite of mine... consistently great food, romantic atmosphere, and genuinely friendly staff make for a great experience. Perfect for date nights, or quick drinks and oysters at the bar. It’s a little slice of Paris in Rhinebeck!

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Newmama1026
Reviewed November 6, 2018 via mobile

No smiles when we came in to a very hot stuffy restaurant - just a cursory “there’s a 10 minute wait”. We decided to sit at the bar where we were ignored for 15 minutes. At least they realized we were being ignored as the...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank dsjorgy
Reviewed October 23, 2018 via mobile

Stylish bistro. Great ambience. Satisfying lentil soup and baked squash with fig sauce. Scallops pretty good. Fried oysters despite hype almost tasteless. Interesting selection of wine by glass and tap beer. Get there early—by seven they’d run out of two specials including rabbit two ways....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank bouchee
Reviewed October 11, 2018

We had generally good food and service at this upscale bistro. My trout was a bit dry and my pork appetizer was just ok. My wife had excellent scallops and the wind was properly priced. Just a little off but still a good enough night...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank saturdaydiner
Reviewed September 27, 2018

We went here for a late lunch and had a good meal and a good time. We both had a stuffed sole special, which was good and reasonably-priced. Service was attentive without being intrusive. All-in-all a very good experience. We would go back.

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Bruce B
Reviewed September 25, 2018 via mobile

Our B&B host recommended Le Petit Bistro, and it did not disappoint. Friendly professional service and great preparations of classic French dishes. A very satisfying evening.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Withyscott
Reviewed September 23, 2018 via mobile

If you want to be treated with no respect then this is for you. We walked in asked for a table the maitre’d showed us a table in the cafe section so we informed her that we would like to sit in the lunch side....More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Paola P
Reviewed August 27, 2018

This was the second time we were there. Our first visit was in summer of 2017. Food is still great. The place is sill crowded, noisy and has very small tables.However the negatives are worth enduring for the good food. We both had the veal...More

Date of visit: July 2018
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August 2, 2018|
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Response from SEM12533 | Reviewed this property |
I think they either closed or moved.
October 3, 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
September 8, 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.
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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, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene
Open Hours
10:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
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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