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Valentien Restaurant

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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
Dining options: Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 46
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best white-tablecloth restaurant around

Undoubtedly the premier dining place in tired ol’ Bakersfield. We’ve been going to this place since it opened under its original chef many years ago, who now has a great place in Santa Barbara. We hadn’t been back in a couple of years and thought we’d give it a try and were very, very pleased... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 2 days ago
Michael H
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Santa Monica, CA
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Santa Monica, CA
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62 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Undoubtedly the premier dining place in tired ol’ Bakersfield. We’ve been going to this place since it opened under its original chef many years ago, who now has a great place in Santa Barbara. We hadn’t been back in a couple of years and thought we’d give it a try and were very, very pleased. Some of the great, friendly,... More 

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Redlands, California
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115 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

When we arrived there was already a well-lubricated party, so loud that it was impossible to hold a conversation. But they left as we arrived. The menu was limited for vegetarians (3 out of 6), with only one vegetarian entree. So we ordered some starters and salads and shared bites. The desserts were wonderful. Great wine list. But then another... More 

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Thank SaladAlexander
Lodi, California
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77 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2015 via mobile

Delightful place, excellent cuisine,one of the best meals I have had anywhere. Decent wine list. The local was hidden and unexpected.

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Bakersfield, California
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9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The restaurant is small, intimate with all efforts focused on the food, wine and service. While small, the food is clearly the most imaginative in the city. The kitchen is consistent in quality and variety week over week. A wonderful wine selection and great counsel from Jeremy, the restauranteur. The ambiance is quiet to mid level noise when busy. Seating... More 

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Thank Mark A
Bakersfield, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

When I moved here from Los Angeles, I felt the loss of French, trendy and classy restaurants. Valentien filled the gap. Jeramy and Jennifer provide fine dining with a menu of seasonal and local specialties. The wine selection also is superior. This is a place to take out-of-town guests, celebrate an occasion, or have a reliably great meal. They even... More 

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Thank Cynthia S
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2015

Excellent place in Bakersfield. Very light & high quality. If you want a quality meal in a tranquil setting a great choice. Please don't ruin it if you are a loud person, the quiet was so nice! I'm from Sonoma/Napa and this place would fit in fine there as a little start up restaurant. The service is excellent, you can... More 

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Thank Evan A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2015

Small restaurant tucked away but the food was delicious. Excellent desserts and unique coffee! Staff was very attentive. Really enjoyed our dinning experience. We look forward to visiting again.

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Thank David M
Majorca, Spain
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224 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2015

I researched this place on line and as it was near to our hotel, we gave it a try. The soup of the day was very tasty and a larger portion would have been nice. The sage chicken was well presented and had a combination of very effective flavours. Don't be in a hurry here, as they do take time... More 

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Thank mojoman580282
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

Beautiful presentation. Delicious food. We each had an appetizer and split dinner and they did it without a penalty, although we would have been happy to pay it. A cozy place, great service, delicious, well presented food. I would highly recommend it.

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Thank Peggy B
Bakersfield, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

I have been dining at Valentiens for years now and have just finally gotten around to reviewing Valentiens. I have enjoyed every visit and every dish I have ever ordered at Valentiens. Jeramy and Jennifer really know how to make you feel a part of their family. I have had several private dining events over the past 10 years at... More 

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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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Pub

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Bar scene
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?