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Leon Bistro

817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
+1 530-899-1105
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  • Excellent78%
  • Very good13%
  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
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Reviewed 23 August 2016

This is the place folks make reservations for wedding dinners/announcements, anniversaries, and other special occasions. Gourmet, delicious, a real treat.

Thank dsioux
Reviewed 26 July 2016

This is by far my favorite restaurant in Chico. The food is amazing, plus you can actually have a conversation during your meal. I LOVE the calamari - extremely tender and tasty. The chef really shines with her vegetable and sauces. Service is attentive and...More

Thank Cynthia M
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

I confess. I wore shorts. After all, it is the middle of summer in Chico. I didn't expect to find a restaurant this good in this part of the state. Our table of 5 split appetizers - fried calamari and barbecued oysters. Both were delicious....More

Thank ClaytonBearBacker
Reviewed 28 June 2016

I've had several meals at Leon Bistro and all were superb. Good service, appetizers enough to make a meal. Never had a bad meal there

Thank Marcia M
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

We have eaten here a few times and love the cuisine. It is a little spendy, but well worth it for a date night. The dishes are very artistically designed. We hope to go back soon

Thank lspalmer
Reviewed 28 June 2016 via mobile

Once again chef Anne and crew come through with an epic dinner that keeps us coming back. We came last Friday for my wife's bday with another couple and left fat and happy. My wife has a gluten intolerance and they always accommodate her substitutions....More

Thank bfin13
Reviewed 5 June 2016

It's one of those places that I will never go to again. They need to change there chef and menu Thumbs down

1  Thank Reem R
Reviewed 2 June 2016 via mobile

Great food, great service, efficient but not swarmy. Funky, fun decor. They do need a light over my table, the little one by the bar.

Thank Edie R
Reviewed 26 April 2016

This restaurant is run by a local chef who prides herself in using local meats and vegetables. She serves an interesting and variable menu depending on the season. She also teaches a variety of cooking classes on the premises. Has one large room that can...More

Thank Kathryn H
Reviewed 21 April 2016

The atmosphere is casual but refined. The staff was attentive but not overbearing. The food is very very good, the presentation of the food is awesome and the flavor of the food is off the chart good. I would highly recommend Leon's. It is the...More

Thank haellis
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thomas w
Is it teen apropriate my son want to take his girlfriend they are 14 would that be okay?
29 January 2015|
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Response from JC-OMCA | Reviewed this property |
I think they would enjoy it. There's no bar, so alcohol isn't a major player there. The atmosphere is not intimidating--certainly no dress code!--and the young serving staff would probably enjoy offering suggestions.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 28
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
09:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-899-1105
  • E-mail
One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat. at 5 pm.
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