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Leon Bistro

817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
+1 530-899-1105
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good14%
  • Average7%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible1%
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
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Reviewed 17 March 2016

Food here is creative, local, and delicious. Nice atmosphere and a happy hour, too. Fun to have appetizers with friends for dinner. The entrees are fabulous. Desserts unreal!

Thank Fuzzymilkweed
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Although the atmosphere has much to be desired, the quality of food makes up for it. Every bite, from beginning to end is absolutely heavenly delicious! The service is at times a bit slow, but the food is just the best to be had in...More

Thank Mary O
Reviewed 16 March 2016

Leon Bistro is a lovely restaurant, nice atmosphere. The food is incredible! I think it is not my most favorite restaurant in town.

Thank Terrie D
Reviewed 2 March 2016

Based on other reviews we went with high expectations. Service was slow but courteous. I had the scallops and they were seriously under done... barely a sear at all -- good thing I don't mind sushi. Brother's kobe beef burger was over done. Dad's mushroom...More

Thank BigSkyTripper
Reviewed 27 February 2016 via mobile

I have been to the restaurant many times and I am always impressed. This bistro has a unique vibe to accompany the constantly changing menu. It is more expensive than most places in town but it is very reasonable considering the quality of the food....More

Thank Macy W
Reviewed 9 February 2016

Fine dining at it's best. Ann Leon's masterpieces are not to be missed! Every dish is unique and bursting with flavor. The atmosphere and service are first class. You feel like you are dining in San Francisco but the prices are much more reasonable!

Thank Bob A
Reviewed 17 December 2015

With a robust gluten free menu, rich and unique sauces, I enjoy eating at Leon's every few months. The food is extremely rich and flavorful. Presentation is exotic and unique to anything else in Chico. If you are looking for something more than your standard...More

Thank hausenpepper
Reviewed 13 December 2015

While staying in Chico on a business trip I decided to try Leon's for dinner based on good reviews and a menu that included a large selection of small plates. Solo diners, especially at fine dining venues, are often not welcomed with open arms but...More

Thank Sharon P
Reviewed 4 November 2015 via mobile

Here the food stands out for many other place chef Leon takes it to a whole new level beautiful wines the food stands out as the greatest has she takes Chico and puts Chico on the Map.

Thank Steve D
Reviewed 27 October 2015

Ignore the location and go for the excellent food. The chef knows what she is doing. Everything is good and very fresh. The meat dishes seem to be her specialty but try it all. Oysters too!! The ambiance is nice inside. Good wine list. Service...More

Thank debcan282015
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thomas w
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
Breakfast, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Groups
Open Hours
9:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 817 Main St, Chico, CA 95928-5707
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Chico
  • Phone Number: +1 530-899-1105
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One of Chico's finest dinner restaurants.Open for dinner Wed. through Sat. at 5 pm.
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