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Le Petit Bistro

8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
+1 845-546-4425
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible2%
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“fried oysters” (27 reviews)
“profiteroles” (8 reviews)
“veal” (11 reviews)
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8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
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Reviewed 6 days ago

This is one of our go-to places, but on our last visit, the service was not what we expect from this restaurant. We felt like orphans... that were passed from server to server, no one checking to see if the food was ok, one appetizer...More

Thank dbrit34
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Roasted Duck, Steak Frites, ... all the French bistro classics are prepared here deliciously. This place has been around for decades. It has always been good and it has even gotten better over the years with a beautiful extension into what used to be a...More

Thank rdhermann
Reviewed 7 December 2017 via mobile

Every course was creative, visually beautiful, delicious. Servers are excellent. The little hot rolls are wonderful, served hot with crunchy crust. The fried oyster appetizer is amazing, served in the shell, with spicy mayo, cold crisp veggies, and topped with caviar; and fried for just...More

Thank Lauren620
Reviewed 26 November 2017

Nice room, great brunch. Good service, good food! We were able to relax and visit with friends over a great meal, with no rushing from the very accommodating staff. The room is very pleasant.

Thank Karin17Jack
Reviewed 9 November 2017

It upsets me that after several years of many lovely evenings enjoying Joe's delicious cuisine I must rate our latest experience as average or less. (This does not reflect Chef's cuisine.) While the expansion is lovely and the bar is always packed, my rating reflects...More

1  Thank LaChatGKTGT
Reviewed 7 November 2017

Le Petit Bistro is not as petit as it once was. It has doubled in size with its recent expansion. But the cuisine has remained excellent. The expansion is basically a new bar with some seating. The food is authentic, varied and exceptionally delicious. It...More

Thank Robert P
Reviewed 4 November 2017 via mobile

I've had dinner and brunch multiple times here in Rhinebeck. The food is fantastic and the service is great. Fresh ingredients. Fish and scallops are especially tasty. Pork mignon should be tried by everyone. Overall a wonderful place!!

Thank frequenttravler20
Reviewed 30 October 2017 via mobile

It was over a year and a half since we have been to the restaurant. in that time they expanded into the space next door. it looks great. the food however has suffered. Cold onion soup. Salad with only oil but no vinegar. Greasy scallops...More

Thank 2100Dogtraveler
Reviewed 26 October 2017 via mobile

We entered the restaurant with hopes of finding French cuisine in the middle of Rhinebeck New York. While we were suitably impressed by the food that we ate, it was certainly not a French menu and it was not what we expected.. The pastries were...More

Thank Stevetiger
Reviewed 20 October 2017

Le Petit Bistro is a wonderful restaurant! They have expanded, with a lively bar, and a larger, more comfortable eating space, too. The food is outstanding! We had the duck breast special, served medium rare. One of the best duck dishes we've ever had! The...More

Thank FrTeacher
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3 October 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
8 September 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.
Allen D
5 September 2016|
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Response from zencowboy61 | Reviewed this property |
LOL...I personally dress like a gentleman when going out to a fine dinning establishment...Jacket..tie polished shoes......I can't say that for the majority of men today.....sadly.
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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
Bar Scene, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Open Hours
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. - 9:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Rhinebeck
  • Phone Number: +1 845-546-4425
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