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.
Bentonville, AR 72712
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
This place was really great; although it was a little nicer than my date and I had anticipated. We both weren't refined enough to know a lot of the French names for the food so we had to look them up. Once we received our food, it was amazing! Tad pricey, but less than Ruth's Chris. Overall really great place.
We chose Petit Bistro as the location to celebrate our 9 year anniversary. It was magical. Service excellent. Lamb chops my husband ordered he commented were the best he had ever eaten. I had the pork shanks with plum sauce that were divine! We will most definitely return to Petit Bistro for the quiet ambience, the great service, and the special memories. Thank you!
Several of the items on the menu had bones which suggested that the chef must appreciate the flavor bones add to a dish -- Osso Bucco, veal chop, pork shank, etc.
2 of us cleaned our plates, another member of the party needed to take hers home because of the large amount of pasta in the dish and my chop was bigger than I realized.
Our second visit to Petit Bistro. It was excellent the first time, and continues to reach that level.
Its setting is cozy, but convenient, an old rock house. Dress is casual, if desired, but you would not feel uncomfortable in jacket and tie. The menu is sort of French, with a Mediterranean nuance. I tried the veal chop special with couscous, it was prefectly cooked and delicious. The wine list is medium quality, not enough by the glass, and too many "boutique" labels, or unfamiliar new vinyards. Excellent, attentive service.
We shall return as often as possible.
WE celebrated a late Christmas at Petit Bistro and could not have been happier: great variety on the menu pleased each of us from age 13-73. The food and service were just excellent. Thank you for a wonderful evening. What could make this better? A cracking fire in a fireplace! The place just begs for the warmth of a hearth.
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 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.
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. 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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.
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.
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.
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