It is a bittersweet moment for us at Leon Bistro, marked by endings and new beginnings. We are sad to officially announce that after dinner service on Saturday, September 28, Leon Bistro will be closing. After eleven years of serving this community, our doors have to close in order for new chapters to begin.

At Leon Bistro, we have always strived to be on the frontlines of culinary innovation and creativity, and our announcement of closure comes with an exciting new start. Chef Leon will now become the Executive Chef at a unique new Chico restaurant and cocktail space: The Burban Kitchen.

Located in the heart of Meriam Park, The Burban Kitchen brings a one-of-a-kind dining experience to the North State, featuring creative flavor combinations and organic, locally sourced and sustainable ingredients. As Executive Chef, Ann Leon will bring her culinary expertise and style to every dish that comes out of The Burban Kitchen, and we are excited for this incredible partnership.

Read our full announcement and learn about the sale of our restaurant below. We love you, Chico.


Location & Hours

817 Main Street; Chico CA 95928



Open Wednesday and Thursday 5pm to 9pm

Friday and Saturday 5pm to 10pm

On-Street Parking

For reservations telephone (530) 899-1105 or

reserve online here.

Leon Bistro front of restaurant
Join Us for Epicurean Rendezvous

Leon Bistro is catering this incredible event

Join Leon Bistro once again for Epicurean Rendezvous, a dinner and wine-pairing event for Soroptimist International of Chico, featuring Chef Leon's culinary creations. 

The event will be held on Sunday, October 13 at the Chico Elks Lodge, from 5:00pm to 10:00pm. Your $150 ticket includes food prepared by Chef Ann Leon, wine pairings throughout the evening, and live music by Decades at a beautiful venue.

Tickets will sell out, so purchase yours using the link below. We look forward to serving you.