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Bistro Bethem

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309 William St, Fredericksburg, VA 22401-5831
+1 540-371-9999
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Tue - Sun 11:30 - 14:30
Tue - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
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Richmond, Virginia
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 wine were delicious, the service was perfect and our waiter friendly and helpful. We will... More 

Thank gardens203
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204 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 198 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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 the way. The service was excellent, and we love that we can bring in our... More 

Thank Julie S
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 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 BB has a wonderful wine list. And the mignon they serve with their oysters is... More 

Thank Charlie S
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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
Locust Grove, Virginia
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84 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 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, which she said was already reserved, though after our 2+ hour dining experience, those reservations... More 

Thank Ballroom_Forever
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

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 your food was incorrect, we wish we could have known to make it right. As... More 

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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 review

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

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20 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

The food was fine but I thought it was a little pricey for what you get. I only tried it once so maybe I should give them another chance.

Thank Jim P
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Thanks Mr. P, for joining us for what I assume is dinner. I appreciate the comment about 'another chance'- as a small 'mom and pop' establishment, we are personally invested and proud to serve our customers. I will tell you part of what goes into the price of our food- is the craft, and quality of ingredients involved. Our goal... More 

new york
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53 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

We walked around almost the entire Fredericksburg checking out different restaurants before deciding to eat here, and we were very happily surprised. We shared the pork osso bucco, which was a great dish, and the beet salad, also great. Both glasses of wine we ordered were really good, and one was so good (the french blend) that we bought a... More 

Thank lauren8181
Port Charlotte, Florida
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46 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Just walking by and decided to try this restaurant. We thoroughly enjoyed most of our meal. The blistered shishito peppers for an appetizer were outstanding. This is a must try if you have never had them. We also shared a grilled romaine salad. This was a disappointment as the lettuce was barely grilled and cold. It was topped with pickled... More 

Thank paulinebob
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to provide us feedback of your experience at our restaurant. We are a small mom-and-pop owned and run business and we take all our feedback to heart. We are so happy you enjoyed your meal here- the blistered shishitos are one of our favorites too! The grilled romaine salad has been a standing favorite... More 

Colorado Springs, Colorado
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2016

Me and my husband visited last weekend for brunch. The ambiance of the restaurant was amazing and we can't wait to visit for Tuesday music night. The menu offered a variety of options but I think they can improve on their brunch selection. I ordered the biscuit with the pork belly and eggs, and although very tasty, the potion seemed... More 

Thank Casey7764
Aby B, Owner at Bistro Bethem, responded to this review

So glad you enjoyed your visit here! We actually had the same thought regarding our wood oven pizzas, and have recently introduced a large pizza to the menu, which is a filling meal all on its own. Our menu changes daily, and every week we feature new brunch options. We look forward to taking care of you in the future! More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 12 - USD 30
American, International, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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
Romantic, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 14:30
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 - 14:30
17:00 - 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?