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Le Petit Bistro

8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
+1 845-876-7400
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  • Excellent65%
  • Very good21%
  • Average8%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
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“fried oysters” (29 reviews)
“profiteroles” (6 reviews)
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French, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
8 E Market St, Rhinebeck, NY 12572-7620
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Reviewed 5 days ago

Unusual to find such a fine French restaurant in a small NY township, but Le Petit Bistro was just that. Food was excellent (except for one obviously bad oyster!!) and a little pricey but would eat there again, no problem

Thank Adrian440
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

What a great find! We had a reservation but the old part of restaurant was full of large parties. I’d still try and eat there next time. We ate in the newer section but it was fine. The menu, food, service are all perfect. Lots...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We love sitting at the bar in the original section of the restaurant. The fried oysters are a must have dish each time we visit and they always have a great selection of wines. The service has always been good at the bar. It is...More

Thank robwt1027
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food , Very consistent , I had Swordfish taco appetizer and strip steak entree Saturday both excellent. Always has a fish special , rack of lamb , hanger steak, pork schnitzel all consistently excellent in a great atmosphere

Thank stevenlawrence13
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Love this place! The sleek new bar is a great spot for a cocktail or dinner. The smaller older bar seats on the other side can be reserved for dinner. Comfortable single dining as well since there is usually lively banter among patrons. We tend...More

Thank svogtpilates
Reviewed July 9, 2018

This is one of our favorite restaurants in Rhinebeck however not so great last time out with friends. The waitress was friendly, knowledgeable, and had a good sense of humor. However, it took forever to get our drink orders served, not once but two or...More

Thank nybailey7
Reviewed July 9, 2018

Have been coming to Le Petit Bistro on and off for the last decade. Since the renovation about a year ago the space has become really charming and fitting for a French Bistro. As French Bistro's go it is the real deal. The fresh oysters...More

Thank Sam E
Reviewed July 5, 2018

Pistou and pate for lunch was incredible. Waitress very knowledgeable. Rustic, with gourmet touch. FARM TO TABLE FRESH!!!

Thank jonathan h
Reviewed June 30, 2018

We had dinner a Le Petit Bistro after two delightful gentlemen we met at a bar encouraged us to give it a try. Turns out they eat there every Thursday. They we right! This place is hopping and the food was delicious. I had a...More

Thank drcrushser
Reviewed June 29, 2018 via mobile

Since their recent expansion they have experienced growing pains which is the only reason it does not get five stars. The service can be uneven at times even lousy. However the food is generally excellent. Highly recommend the fried oysters which are a gem Usually...More

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Deborah G
August 2, 2018|
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Response from JoanAdria | Reviewed this property |
As far as I know, you need to call them.
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, Bar Scene, 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: +1 845-876-7400
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