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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: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 9
    Very good
  • 4
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  • 4
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  • 1
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Dinner

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 10, 2015
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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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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 27, 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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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015

I have to go to Bakersfield about three times a year. This is the one place to eat in this town that could be in Los Angeles or San Francisco and thrive. The menu is spectacular and creative. The wine list is sturdy, and very well-priced. I couldn't believe the price of the Clos de L'Oratoire Chateneuf du Pape. Fine... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

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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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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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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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
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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