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, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
Petit Bistro Ratings and Reviews
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!
Absolutely surprised and pleased!
Googled fine restaurants & chose this one on a whim. 1 of 3 to pick from! The owner himself came to our table a few times to make sure we were happy. Wife & Father had steaks which were perfect. I had mint infused lamb chops which were to die for. Owner suggested the wine choice which was matched perfectly. Been in business 6 years - sorry it took us this long to find it. Can't wait to go back! Highly recommend this restaurant!
Was Just OK
The Wait Staff was very friendly and professional. The wine Selection was just ok, and thebottle cost was a bit excessive. I saw several bottles of wine listed for prices far greater then i would pay at other restaurants. The Food I was expecting to be exceptional and all i got was ok. .. The Crabcakes were dominated by chilli powder and I could taste no crab. The Salad was served in an odd fastion. Serving the romaine in chunks includeing the bitter heart of the lettuce caused the salad not to look lik a salad.. it was two hunks of lettuce on a plate with some dressing driszzeled on top.. presentation and functionality were lacking. The Scallops were cooked to perfection and the pilaf they were served on was very tasty.
Great food, lacking a few touches
The food, service and ambeince were all great, but paper napkins and salt and pepper shakers with lables put a little damper on what could have been a very romantic and class experience.
It was still worth the visit. The restaurant is charming and the food is excellent. I would return if I ever return to the area.
A previous visit was lovely, so we took my visiting parents here for a special occasion. We won't be returning, for several reasons:
- Quality doesn't match the cost: we spent $240 for four people, and that only included two glasses of wine among the four of us, and didn't include dessert (see below). At $60 per person in Northwest Arkansas, we expect consistently excellent food and service.
- Even though we were the second group to arrive after their opening (we arrived at 5:45pm), we were told that they were "only out of short ribs" on the menu. Unfortunately, that's what my father had been hoping to order! (we wondered why they were out of such a popular item at the start of the evening).
- We ordered several dishes that were highly recommended by our waitress. Two of them were disappointing: the swordfish was dry, and the steak au poivre was bland. We loved the flavorful chateaubriand - and we also very much enjoyed the Caprese and Crab Cake appetizers, as well as the House Salads.
- With only a few items on the dessert menu, and only one gluten-free option, our choices were limited. When we were ready to order dessert (at 7:20pm) we were told that the only gluten-free offering, Creme Brulee, wasn't ready yet. We decided to have dessert elsewhere since one of our party has a dietary restriction. All turned out well: we went to James at the Mill (which had four gluten free dessert offerings), and it was wonderful. That's where we'll go for our next special occasion! (or perhaps Theo's, or we might try the River Grille).
- Service was a mix between indifferent and cool, and got less attentive as the restaurant filled-up. This was similar to our last experience here, with a different server.
In summary, we'll go elsewhere next time!
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