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:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:00pm.
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm.
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 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
Romantic Getaway in Northwest Arkansas
This was our first trip to Bentonville. We were pleased that our experience was equivalent to that of other reviewers for this restaurant. OpenTable.com did excellent work accurately depicting the restaurant objectively. The atmosphere and service was very pleasant. We were disappointed that not all menu items were available for purchase and it was fairly early into the evening. However, that did not curtail the excellent food service that we incurred. Nice place for a quiet and private escape. We had exactly the evening we were looking for. We will definitely return in the future.
Good appetizers, nice staff.
The location and ambience of the restaurant was very nice. The appetizers were very good. It is always great to see tuna pink and a delight to find corn in the crab cakes. The short wine list was also a plus. The staff was consistantly friendly and helpful. The main courses were in the most part disappointing. The steak au poivre displayed one peppercorn amoung two order, and was more like a flank steak cut.
You gotta be kidding me..
It's unfortunate that this is my first review ever on opentable after been to so many restaurants . I could help but leaving a review for others.
To begin with, they're skimping on the energy and it was icy cold inside, almost same as being outdoor in 42 degree. The flat bread was so salty we were kidding somebody dropped the salt container. We couldn't even finish a piece of it. Romaine sardine salad was a joke, Ribs or another meat was too tough.. and the prices were rip off!
I don't understand how all of other reviewers were so happy with this place. The only reason why I'm giving one star is because there is no option for NO STAR!
Do yourself a favor and go to somewhere you know or a well known franchise.
Sorry, Mr. owner but you need to do something about almost everything at your business..
The food here is always exceptional. However, the last experience I had here was disappointing only due to the fact of how long it took to get our food. The restaurant wasn't even crowded. Out of fairness, they did comp our appetizer. I love the food so much, this rare occurrence won't stop me from returning. A wonderful Bistro to have in NWA.
A lovely dinner! The pork osso buco was absolutely divine, the potatoes and the vegetables were cooked to perfection and beautifully seasoned. At most restaurants lately I find most dishes oversalted, so this was a wonderful surprise that the seasonings were perfect. The walnuts on the salad were beautifully toasted and not oversugared as is the wont in many other places. We prefer a crab cake style with more chunks of crab, but for this style (which is common in the Carolinas), they were very nice. The crème brulée was also excellent, with a perfect temperature gradient. Our waiter was pleasant, knowledgeable and quickly attentive without being overbearing. When we come back to Bentonville, we'll be back at the Petit Bistro!
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