Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma

4.3
1598 reviews
$30 and under
American
Nestled in the historic Great Petaluma Mill, the Wild Goat Bistro offers a casual dining experience in a rustic and inviting atmosphere. The charming space reflects a European style bistro with intimate dining tables, a reclaimed copper-top counter which has a birds-eye view of the open kitchen. There is additional seating available at a community farm table for larger gatherings. The Wild Goat Bistro offers up a menu of honest food that uses local fresh organic ingredients in a variety of culinary traditions. From their specialty Neopolitan style 10" pizzas, to innovative salads, to scrumptious main dishes, to sharable small plates - it is a seasonally changing menu that has something for everyone anytime of the day. Special attention is given to making nearly the entire menu gluten-free - even the amazing home-made desserts. Their carefully curated wine list includes wines from hand crafted, small production local vitners as well as wines of interest from around the world.

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Jessicacostello
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a great meal at the wild goat bistro. You are welcomed by the owner, wait staff is friendly and efficient.

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vipPoirot
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall2Food3Service1Ambience1

A long time regular at Wild Goat, my past two visits have been very disappointing. The quality of service, which used to be cordial and expert, has declined enormously. My colleague and I had to wait 45 minutes for a simple one course lunch order was delivered; my order was bungled because the server "pushed the wrong button" on her electronic notepad, and when the correct order finally arrived, the soup that was served with it was a minuscule and lukewarm. This was the second time that I had the experience of a bungled and forgotten order. I can only hope that the owners and/or managers attend more carefully to the training or supervision of the service staff, and recognize that they are risking the restaurant's professional reputation if they continue to ignore this last and final step from kitchen to patron. For this reason, I can no longer recommend my friends and visitors to patronize the restaurant, pending a serious upgrade in service.

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SarahC
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1Food1Service4Ambience4

Ordered a salad and the turkey burger. Salad tasted like a can of tuna and the burger tasted like french’s mustard. Not the Wild Goat Bistro it used to be. The server said they recently changed the menu. I used to eat here frequently. I will not be back.

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OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience5

The menu is impressive. The wine list is fantastic. But in the end we were a little disappointed. The presentation is beautiful but the actual food was a let down. I wish we had tried some thing besides just salads and pizzas. Definitely willing to try it again to see how the main dishes are. I will say that the house white wine was terrible. I didn’t expect it to be fantastic because it was a house wine But Still.

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TaraW
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Attentive and friendly server, great wine list, good food. Spacious outdoor seating.

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jmsonoma4
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience2

Wonderful homemade beef and noodle soup. Blue cheese and cherry salad - yummy!

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Tootall
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always a favorite spot to eat.

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LauraA
Tampa
1 review
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent menu. Service was excellent. Food was excellent

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maryp
Anchorage
7 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wild Goat is always a first choice in Petaluma. Food and service is always first rate.

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KristinK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal at the Wild Goat. Very good food and our waitress wad great. She was covering for an absent employee so was zooming around. Ambience of the little harbor was special too.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service and delicious food! Can’t wait to come back again soon. Thank you!

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LorettaR
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Salad had no flavor
Nothing special from what I could tell

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food as always. Fast service.

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SteveN
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

My wife and my birthday are one day apart (so, we are the same age for a day!) And we like to go here for our personal celebration. There food, as always, was fabulous! It's actually very hard to decide what we want. The service is also very friendly and punctual. We sat outside to enjoy the fresh air (it's really great that that have many outdoor options during these difficult times). That did make it a bit noisier than dining indoors (traffic, etc.), but it was still very enjoyable. Their selection of gluten-free options is quite nice.
Cheers!

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flowergirl
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our meal was wonderful and the service was amazing. Thank you!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service!

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LovestoEat
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great service and great food with nice spacing for safety. Lovely evening out!

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vipfoodpassionate
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2021
Overall1Food2Service2Ambience2

The food was really just OK. This is the second time we have tried this restaurant and it will be the last. I think there are much better alternatives and while the restaurant has a cute little name I must admit the food was not up to par

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Deana4Jesus
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall1Food5Service1Ambience3

We waited 1 hr and 25 minutes for our food! They skipped our order. The waitress did comp our meals, which is good because we were extremely frustrated and hungry. Food was great when we finally got it. First time I’ve had a bad experience there.

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DeeDee
Portland
3 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall3Food4Service1Ambience2

Had to wait about 10 minutes to check in, hostess was not at stand. After being seated, had to wait about 10 minutes to get a menu, another 15 minutes to get our iced tea, and then another 45 minutes to get our food. Food was tasty. We had to flag down several people to get our bill paid. Like everywhere else, I guess they're operating with a reduced staff.....

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cbgo
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2021
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Overall a nice luncheon with family. Would recommend to others. A bit pricey. But portions were generous. We were a party of 4. Service charge may have something to do with COVID. Nice variety of fresh food options for every taste and diet.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

Excellent food and service.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My family was celebrating a birthday and we enjoyed everything about it.

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vipmichellea
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good

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curtskim
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Nice place for lunch. Centrally located. Outdoor seating.

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AlisonM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 6, 2021
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

Good, dependable, local restaurant with creative salads and sandwiches. Excellent service and relaxing outdoor patio.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 5, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was outstanding! I knew it would be good but that is an understatement. I brought my 82 yr old dad who is visiting from Boston. He was so impressed he asked to go back again soon before he leaves.
The shrimp in the pasta was the best I’ve ever had. So tender and tasty. Every bite was a delight.
Thank you wild goat! We love you❤️

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 4, 2021
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Stopped by for a late lunch. Waitress was less than pleasant and food was a bit bland and slightly overpriced. Very limited lunch menu.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our party was seated inside the back room. The ambience was beautiful and we were served quickly and efficiently. Thank you for such a nice experience! The food is always amazing!

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foodiefamily
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great outdoor seating- excellent service and food!!!

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Curlytop
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We live south of Petaluma and we were driving home a couple of years ago and googled restaurants in town. We found this gem!
The food is creative and delicious! Bonus is the option of having gluten free breads for burgers and sandwiches. And the rolls for those are fantastic! (Shout out to local bakery “Mama Mel’s”)
Staff is always great!
Salads and appetizers are super special too.
Have been back several times and never disappoints!

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CJohanna
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall2Food2Service4Ambience2

The food is extremely overpriced for what you get. I reserved a table inside and we were seated outside. Very disappointing.

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vipumsken
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

So glad WGB made it through COVID so far. They've expanded their space a lot with outdoor seating. We had a delicious meal and the service was great. What more can you ask for.

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Cata
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2021
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

I had the first salad farmers chop salad and it needed more goat cheese and more oil/fat and more seasoning/pizzazz. It was a boring salad and needs a better dressing. My girlfriend’s salad was also pretty boring for her as well. She also complained that it needed some fats. Yes it was very green and lightly dressed but ultimately both were boring.

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vipBoneca
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

wild king salmon was perfectly cooked.
pizza with fig and prosciutto also delicious.

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vipMaribethW
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

One of our favorites!

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vipMelissaS
Indiana
11 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My business colleague and I found this gem here on OpenTable! The food was delish! We would definitely return!

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vipNapaDiner44
Central Coast
22 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

Always a good meal at WGB.

Oddly, the server told us that they did not carry bottled water (sparkling or still) even though we have ordered it there before on occasion. Then at the end of our meal we noticed 4 different tables surrounding us had been served bottles of S.Pellegrino. Just a weird observation, unsure why we were denied.

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Dharmagirl
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My companion didn't care for her cheese sandwich as it was richer and more oily than she was wanting and Wild Goat didn't charge her for it. My dish was, as always, delicious. This is my main "go to" restaurant in Petaluma. Love them!

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BobbiB
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2021
Overall3Food5Service4Ambience2

One of my favorite restaurants. Great food, good service. But this experience was not a good one. It was a special reunion meal for 5 and we were hoping for a meaningful conversation but the music from the nearby venue was so loud and harsh we could barely hear each other or the waitress. The music was creative, but non-harmonious for sharing a meal. Very disappointing. Next time I will call to find out if there will be music, and maybe avoid weekends. Or maybe the music another time would be mellower.

FAQs

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 658-1156.

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma is rated 4.3 stars by 1598 OpenTable diners.

Wild Goat Bistro - Petaluma does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://wildgoatbistro.com.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.