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Bistro Bethem

309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good34%
  • Average9%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible3%
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Open Now
17:00 - 22:00All hours
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
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Reviewed 31 May 2017

This is our go-to place we normally visit for lunch. On this visit, the service was good as usual, but the food lacked execution. The crab and avocado salad had several crab shells which made it very unappetizing and the jacama slaw could have been...More

Thank Casey7764
Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

I dined here with a friend on Sunday afternoon. We sat at the bar & received excellent service. We started off by ordering a flight of wine for $15 that included 3, 1/2 glasses of 3 different wines. They were tasty & the menu offered...More

Thank Crizo1
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here as well as Easter brunch. I had the FRC - Free Range Chicken airline chicken was amazing tender and full of flavor. Served with spinach and gnocchi mac and cheese. Delicious dish. The brunch was delicious as well. I had the...More

Thank Cindy S
Reviewed 7 April 2017 via mobile

My wife and I just celebrated our 30th anniversary there. We have been on many occasions over the last few years including a couple anniversaries. Service was engaging and delightful. We started with fried brussel sprouts that were delicious. It is funny to think how...More

Thank openthisapp
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Drove from Richmond to Fredericksburg with two girlfriends to walk around downtown Fredericksburg and also have lunch. We had made a reservation at Bistro Bethem and because the weather was so very warm, we were able to sit outside. What a treat! The lunch and...More

Thank gardens203
Reviewed 3 March 2017

We have friends who love Bistro Bethem, and join them for dinner now and then. In the past, we've really enjoyed our food, but this last visit wasn't quite as good. It was still worth 4 stars, but it used to be 5 star all...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

All I have to say to my wife is "The Bistro" and she us ready to go. The menu is fun--always interesting. If you like items that are a bit eclectic, like octopus, this will be your place. We always enjoy our meals here and...More

Thank Charlie S
Reviewed 19 January 2017

I have had dinner and lunch several times over the past two years and have never been disappointed. Service is always excellent and staff is very friendly. We love the different menu selections throughout the seasons.

Thank staziz2016
Reviewed 28 December 2016

My husband and I took my parents here as a special pre-Christmas dinner. We were so disappointed. After making reservations, the hostess placed us right next to the only other diners in the restaurant. Seriously? So I requested the empty table next to the window,...More

Thank Ballroom_Forever
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Thank you very much for joining us for a special holiday dinner. While we are certainly happy you chose us that evening, we are disappointed that we let you down. As you mentioned, you had excellent service and at any point during the meal if...More

Reviewed 12 December 2016

Stopped here for lunch. I had a BLT and it was very good. Comes with house made potato chips. There is a lot of unusual things on the menu. What I had was good, service was good. Would go again.

Thank Leslie W
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this reviewResponded 8 January 2017

Thanks for stopping! We hope to see you for dinner soon. Take care.

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Richard M
8 October 2016|
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Response from Aby B | Property representative |
Yes, service dogs are allowed to accompany their owner.
22 May 2016|
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Response from Beth L | Reviewed this property |
The menu varies. You should probably contact the restaurant to talk about the menu.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fredericksburg
  • Phone Number: +1 540-371-9999
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