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Valentien Restaurant

3310 Truxtun Ave., Suite 160, Bakersfield, CA 93301
661-864-0397
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Ranked #18 of 705 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Dining options: Reservations
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- Aug 25, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations
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English first
Ridgecrest, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 NEW

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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45 reviews 45 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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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New York City, New York
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36 reviews 36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

This was my second time at the restaurant - both food experiences have been very good, we came twice with a local customer of ours who goes frequently - service very personable, good fresh and prepared very well.

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Bakersfield, California
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112 reviews 112 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

Amazing food and ambiance. The staff are friendly, kind and passionate about providing a quality dining experience. The food is always prepared with excellence and incredibly tasty. This is a unique dining experience in Bakerafield and great for a romantic dinner or private business affair. The menu reflects the seasons and the availability of "farm to table" ingredients. A must... More

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Garberville, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2013

Three of us were on a business trip in Bakersfield. Happy we found valentiens. Pate plate starter was well seasoned, and presented well. Salads were imaginative, fresh and had wonderful flavors (the warm lamb, wilted spinach with onion dressing was very tasty). Had a mushroom pasta dish that was spectacular. Wines - we tried local regional producers - were enjoyable.... More

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013

Gourmet food in a relaxing atmosphere. The breast of duck was one of the best I've had. The salads are terrific. I had the roasted stone fruit salad and my husband really enjoyed the watermelon salad. You won't be disappointed.

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Rancho Santa Margarita, CA
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67 reviews 67 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013

We visited here last weekend. The location is in a little strip mall on a good corner but seems to be very quiet. I made reservations online several days in advance for a Saturday night at 7:30. When we arrived there were perhaps 4 other couples and a party of 4. The place is definitely not big...perhaps a dozen tables?... More

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Houston, Texas
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77 reviews 77 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
158 helpful votes 158 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013

"Fine food in Bakersfield" is not an oxymoron. After a succeesful week of meetings, myself and two colleagues ventured out to Valentien for our final dinner. I wish I'd found this place on previous visits to BFL. The restaurant is hidden away in a small alcove at the NW corner of Oak and Truxton, but you have to park in... More

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Bakersfield, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2013

This restuarant puts to shame places like Maxwell's and The Padre. Incredible food. Always, everytime. Service has always been awesome. The problem with the other two restuarants is that it's always hit and miss on both service and food. Valentien is the place to go. Possibly the best filet mignon in town. Their soup of the day is always a... More

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California
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91 reviews 91 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2013

Food quality is good...though some of the dishes are on the salty side (as other patrons have commented). My two biggest complaints are the portion size and seating. When you divide the price to the portion size, it comes out to be quite expensive. The other complaints are the chairs. For such a nice restaurants, the chair are downright miserable.... More

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