About Petit Bistro
Located, two miles from Crystal Bridges Museum, in a rustic stone building on north Walton Blvd, this French Mediterranean Restaurant and Lounge has something that will entice anyone.
Hours of Operation:
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 8:00pm.
Bella Vista Way
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Petit Bistro Ratings and Reviews
We have found our new favorite place to ...
We have found our new favorite place to eat. Food is excellent and the staff is friendly and fun to talk to. The tuna tower is the best we have ever had and order it every time. My favorite dish is the braised pork.
Dario, the owner, personally attended to ...
Dario, the owner, personally attended to us and did a fantastic job! He was patient as we asked questions about the menu and in helping us try to pick the perfect wines for the evening. The three of us at the table all loved each of our meals, and the atmosphere was quaint yet elegant. We will definitely be back!
Went for first time last night. Had stud ...
Went for first time last night. Had studied the menu and cocktail list before on Yelp. Martini's were listed at $9.99 and pizzas about $18. After one pizza and 3 weak watery martinis, was presented with a bill for $88 !
Needed to get my date home, so simply left. The martini menu on site listed no prices. We had Lemon Drops, $20 a drink !?! This stinks. You better ask the prices before ordering any cocktail. Maybe they charged extra for frosting the glasses?
Oh - there's no lock on the one bathroom inside.
Petit Bistro is in a quiet area just out ...
Petit Bistro is in a quiet area just outside of town.
The waiter was very personable and efficient.
The food was quite good, but those who had lobster ravioli couldn't taste
the lobster because the puttanesca sauce overwhelmed it. Great
This was my second visit this year when ...
This was my second visit this year when visiting Bentonville from Texas. The menu is varied and it isn't easy to make up my mind. Last visit I did Caesar Salad. This trip I did filet mignon. It was cooked to perfection. Our friends opted for smaller meals consisting of appetizers for entrees. They said the crab cakes and seared tuna were both excellent. It was easy to carry on a conversation and we never felt rushed. Their servers always make great recommendations. I definitely recommend a meal here!
We celebrated my husband's birthday here ...
We celebrated my husband's birthday here. The restaurant is small but very quaint. We had an early dinner so there weren't many people inside but our server, Brendon, did an excellent job. The food was excellent and I would highly recommend the lamp chops! Loved this place and will definitely go back when we get back to this area.
For my husband's birthday, I wanted some ...
For my husband's birthday, I wanted some place special and Petit Bistro delivered! The food was so delicious. We dined outside watching the deer graze and a squirrel foraging. Sharing the Napolean for dessert topped the evening off quite nicely. We'll definitely be back!
We went to this restaurant on Wednesday ...
We went to this restaurant on Wednesday evening. We were in town to tour Crystal Bridges. The restaurant is located on the highway by itself.
We were one of three tables that night.
We were greeted upon arriving and seated immediately. The waiter discussed the menu, and three of us ordered the Osso Bucco. The waiter took our order and returned to tell us that they only had one order left.
The food was good. Osso Bucco, steak, and lamb chops were good. Chicken was OK.
During the meal all employees left the dining area, and we had to hunt them down for service.
We probably won't go back.
Decided to try this place after reading ...
Decided to try this place after reading 5 star reviews.. I would say the reviewers were overly generous. It was a big disappointment. Food was Ok --just Ok not great. Hostess was pleasant but our male server wasn't at all gracious. Food presentation was not a priority with the chef. Fairly pricey for this neck of the woods.
FOOD: We both had steak -Hubby: Petit Mignon and me; steak au poivre. Both steaks were Ok--the Petit Mignon was probably the better. The steak au poivre had a savory sauce which helped w flavor. The steak was tasty but a bit tough and could have been trimmed more. It arrived in thick strips piled on potato rounds with some asparagus and beens. Not an attractive presentation. We shared appetizer crab cakes which were overwhelmed by the spicy sauce on them. Hard to taste the crab. We skipped dessert and coffee after our waiter told us they didn't make decaf because it wasn't popular and they weren't interested in making coffee to pour it down the sink later. I think $10 or so for 2 cups of decaf would make it worth making a pot of coffee.
AMBIANCE: We went on a quiet Monday night. I thought it was bad--depressing really. The place is a stone cottage. Walking up to it --you climb some concrete steps. The place is not welcoming --No greenery, no flowers no plants and by the way those steps could prove hazardous to anyone unsteady on their feet. Inside the walls are pained brown, the ceiling is brown, the tables are dark brown and the curtains --you've guessed it--were brown. No table decoration except a oil "candle" which no one bothered to light. The afore-men tioned curtains were sack cloth and the windows they covered weren't clean. I do understand "rustic" and I some attractive rustic elements could have warmed the place up. The interior was grim.There a bar in the middle of the room and if you know the owners/managers you sit there--apparently. I recommend finding a more pleasant place.
Quaint warm atmosphere. Old world décor ...
Quaint warm atmosphere. Old world décor and plenty of windows with views to the treed property. Good menu selections and great food. Prices in-line with upscale restaurants.... Hard surfaces create a noisy environment, making conversation difficult... Next visit we will try the outdoor eating area.
The restaurant is a French Mediterranean ...
The restaurant is a French Mediterranean cuisine set in an old stone farm house with a natural spring flowing through the back of the property. When the weather cools down, there's a nice back patio to enjoy the wooded lot. The service was excellent and friendly. There were 6 of us and all enjoyed their entrees. We ordered the beef sliders for an appetizer which were wonderful. They also had a good selection of wine at a reasonable price which made up for having a unusually high $30 cork fee. Overall, we had a great experience and would enjoy going back.
My husband and I were visiting Bentonvil ...
My husband and I were visiting Bentonville to see Crystal Springs Museum and found the Petit Bistro to be delightful. The owner waited on us with most pleasant service. We found the food to be delightful and perfectly prepared. Just the right amount of seasoning and depth of layered flavors. Adorable setting and worth driving out of the "square" area. I we were returning to this area, I would definitely return to Petit Bistro.
We were so surprised to find traditional ...
We were so surprised to find traditional French gem menu items in Bentonville. Truly wonderfully mussels in white wine with perfectly crusty French bread and osso bucco better than I've found in the state. We will return for date nights and I can't wait to bring by 9 year old for an early dinner.
Nice house turned restaraunt, outdoor ar ...
Nice house turned restaraunt, outdoor area very nice for a large group!! Bruschetta with figs, honey, was nice start. Noted as a French bistro and did not get that impression.
Pork shank was large and sides perfect, great value and tasted excellent. Suggested pasta with chateau steak was too saucy and pasta lacked flavor, blue cheese on the dish added little, would not repeat this dish. Nice atmosphere and would recommend.
We love this place. The food is just ab ...
We love this place. The food is just absolutely grand! The service is great! The house wine list by the glass is a tad bit high. 2 glasses of wine cost $24. $50 for two persons is just too much to be a weekly or monthly regular. So we consider this a very special occasion restaurant instead of a weekly or monthly restaurant.
Three of us enjoyed a delicious meal her ...
Three of us enjoyed a delicious meal here on our visit to Bentonville. We loved the cozy ambiance of the rustic yet updated setting. Our food was delicious with generous portions! It will be on our to do list next time we visit Crystal Bridges!
Complements to the chef and wait staff. Outsanding food. The rum raisen cheescake blew us away. Best we have ever had. Would love to have the recipe. If we are ever back in Bentonville we will definitely eat at Petite Bistro again. The perfect ending to the day. Lovely country setting.
The ambiance is terrific. Great place fo ...
The ambiance is terrific. Great place for a special get together with a couple of friends. The food was excellent. Our waiter was knowledgable but not engaged with providing good service. Overall the experience was too pricey.
A hidden gem
Girl's trip to Bentonville started with a dinner at Petit Bistro. We were off to a great start. Salads were a delight. Caesar was served as whole romaine stalks trimmed to have two on the plate. The dressing was yummy and anchovies were optional additions. "Pizza" was more a flatbread but my friends loved it and took some back to the room with us. My crab
cakes were nice but not outstanding. Both were considered Petite Plates. Nice wine selection. Rustic decor. Fantastic server. Would definitely recommend.
Excellent food and service.
Excellent food with European portions which allows you to enjoy all 3 courses! The service was anazing and very friendly. Fully recommend this place for special occasions and nice relaxed quiet dining with excellent quality food and wine.
A good night
Went with my wife for our anniversary. Their website made it easy to also have flowers delivered to the table before our arrival. The staff was friendly and genuine. The food, as always was great. A solid choice for great food, great atmosphere and it's easy to find something for everyone on the menu
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