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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
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 4:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 38
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  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 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
Great Gem in Bakersfield

Excellent service. The staff was very attentive from the moment we went in to the last course. We went there for their farmers market Summer event. The event was well organized. The restaurant is very small and to accommodate more guests the tables were joined. It started with a reception... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed June 26, 2015
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Bakersfield, California
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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015 NEW

Excellent service. The staff was very attentive from the moment we went in to the last course. We went there for their farmers market Summer event. The event was well organized. The restaurant is very small and to accommodate more guests the tables were joined. It started with a reception accompanied by light appetizers. Lots of fresh vegetables, a drink,... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

I came for their wine tasting night. The wines were all 2010 Bordeaux's. They were pair with some amazing lamb and Oregon sea bass. Jermy hosted the event and shared so much good wine knowledge. It was an extremely fun and educated evening.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

I wanted to try this restaurant on a work visit to the area. The reviews were very good and I wanted fresh innovative food. I arrived on a Friday early without and reservation and was given an outdoor table at my choice. Since I was the only customer, I was a bit surprised at the slow service. It took quite... More 

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Bakersfield, California, United States
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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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 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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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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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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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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Additional Information about Valentien Restaurant

Address: 3310 Truxtun Ave., Suite 160, Bakersfield, CA 93301
Phone Number: 661-864-0397
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield
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
Cuisine: Pub

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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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?