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3310 Truxtun Ave., Suite 160, Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-864-0397
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4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm

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  • 36
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Amazing

Thank God for this place. The ONLY place in town I will happily go to. The best soups I've ever had. Great service. Amazing wine and a very eclectic menu year round. An owner that stops by each table to check in everything. 1970 style done with class and style.

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 6, 2015
Tommy L
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Bakersfield, California, United States
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Bakersfield, California, United States
Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

Thank God for this place. The ONLY place in town I will happily go to. The best soups I've ever had. Great service. Amazing wine and a very eclectic menu year round. An owner that stops by each table to check in everything. 1970 style done with class and style.

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

We took one of the candidates we're reviewing for an important position to Valentien's last week. The food was outstanding and the choice of wines was as good as it gets in restaurants, especially offerings by the glass, but these points have all been well documented in previous reviews. What made Valentien's stand out this night was the service. It... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2015

Finding a fine dining venue in Bakersfield is a tall order. The best choice in town is Valentien. The chef does a credible job in creating an interesting menu that frequently changes according to available fresh produce and season. The choices are usually varied enough to suit most palates and the presentation is professional.Portions are normal size, not the usual... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
Top Contributor
261 reviews 261 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2015

Came here for my birthday dinner. Service was amazing. The owner came by the table to make sure everything was perfect. He has a great sort of wine to pick from and with a lot of knowledge to help you if needed. The duck was cooked perfect. I can not recommend this place enough for a special upscale dinner.

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Sun City, California
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46 reviews 46 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We were staying close by and were craving some fine dining as we had been eating mostly fast food while traveling. This restaurant was close to where we were staying. It was a little hard for us to find as we are not familiar with the area and it's entrance is in a courtyard between two buildings. But when we... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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69 reviews 69 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

Very upscale restaurant. Absolutely the nicest upscale restaurant in Bakersfield. Second place isn't even close. I'm a meat eater. Love Filet Mignon. I've never had it taste so good as when I get it from Valentien. I rarely ever see kids in the restaurant. However, this trip I took our 10 and 13 year old grandsons with us. They both... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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261 reviews 261 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
137 helpful votes 137 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

This is really out only fine dinning in Bakersfield. The food was amazing. The service top notch. Wine list amazing. This is the best in town.

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Bakersfield
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36 reviews 36 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

We ate here years ago and never came back. Not that the food was bad, just not worth it. We were invited to a dinner last week here and the food was exceptional and worth every penny. The pate appetizer was so good I thought about canceling my dinner and ordering another one of those to share around the table... More 

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Ridgecrest, California
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54 reviews 54 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Wife and I were there for a Saturday evening dinner. We were traveling and arrived 30 minutes early for our 7:30 reservation - no problem, seated right away. We shared the appetizer special of stuffed squash blossoms and the Wife thought they were some of the best she'd ever had, Also share the dinner special of Sturgeon and it too... More 

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Houston, Texas
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58 reviews 58 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Food: trout was well cooked and seasoned. Very flavorful Restaurant: simple small layout. Wine: moderate selection Service: not overtly friendly but well managed and table was taken care of. Food rolls out slow so don't plan on a quick meal.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3310 Truxtun Ave., Suite 160, Bakersfield, CA 93301
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
  • Phone Number: 661-864-0397
Open Hours
Monday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
4:30 pm - 8:30 pm

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