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Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro

3590 Carson Rd., Camino, CA
+1 530-303-3749
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Ranked #1 of 10 Restaurants in Camino
Price range: $7 - $9
Cuisines: Canadian, Café, Bistro, Family Fare
Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: Crystal Basin Bistro specializes in tasty and inexpensive Shareable Plates handmade in our kitchen by our talented staff. We feature wine tasting of 6 of our own Bistro wines, a line of fun food gifts and a comfortable outdoor patio. Free Wi-Fi for business folks! Each Friday evening, the Bistro features a three-course meal for $17 accompanied by live music from talented local artists. Our hours are 11am to 7pm everyday except major holidays. Come in a see what the buzz is all about!
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Good for: Families with children, Outdoor seating
Description: Crystal Basin Bistro specializes in tasty and inexpensive Shareable Plates handmade in our kitchen by our talented staff. We feature wine tasting of 6 of our own Bistro wines, a line of fun food gifts and a comfortable outdoor patio. Free Wi-Fi for business folks! Each Friday evening, the Bistro features a three-course meal for $17 accompanied by live music from talented local artists. Our hours are 11am to 7pm everyday except major holidays. Come in a see what the buzz is all about!
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Davis, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

Fun, down-home, wine-friendly bistro next to Crystal Basin Cellars (one of our favorite wineries), just off of Hwy 50. Our group tried just about every sharable plate, including Carnitas Tacos, Stuffed Artichokes, Cheesy Bread with Vodka Sauce, Pulled Pork sandwich, Ravioli, Beef Brisket sandwich, and the spicy Asian Dumplings -- everything was fresh, fantastic (dumplings were a big hit, also... More

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the glowing review on TripAdvisor! Thanks to you and other reviewers, we are seeing lots of new customers show up and have the same great experience you shared with the TripAdvisor folks. Cheers and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Mike Owen More

Jackson, California, United States
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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

We enjoyed the food at the bistro while breaking up our wine tasting experience. The food is freshly prepared and the stuffed jalapeno peppers are unique and very tasty; not fried and fatty, the best that my husband and I have had. It is a unique bistro, on the backside of a gas station but adjacent to the Crystal Basin... More

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks very much for the glowing review on TripAdvisor! Thanks to you and other reviewers, we are seeing lots of new customers show up and have the same great experience you shared with the TripAdvisor folks. Cheers and we look forward to hosting you again soon! Mike Owen More

Camino CA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

The bistro is a great place for lunch, dinner, or just a mid-day snack after wine tasting in the Camino area (Carson Road wineries are awesome). Small plates are easy to share and there is a variety of tasty dishes! Great selection of wines and beers too!

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review of the Bistro on TripAdvisor! Before you visit next time - let us know how we can 'ramp it up' and provide a 5-star experience for you! Cheers, Mike Owen More

Pollock Pines, California
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 22, 2013

my husband and I stopped in last night with a deal from restaurant.com. we will be back for sure. The food was excellent, we had the pulled pork sliders and the spareribs with sauerkraut (a Croation dish). The spareribs were a special and I was put off by the sauerkraut but got them on a staff recommendation and I was... More

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review and we're honored by your comments. Please know that we appreciate your business and referrals. We're striving to keep the tastes great and the experience fun and we look forward to your next visit. Cheers! Mike More

Ione, California, Usa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

had a wonderful experience - tasting room staff were attentive and wine was delicious... ended up joining wine club so we will definitely be back!

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your kind words - we always like to host our neighbors from the south! We look forward to your next visit and promise not to disappoint! Cheers, Mike More

Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2013 via mobile

Can't say enough good things about this place. The food was outstanding. It's definitely a surprise to come upon such a high-quality restaurant adjacent to the freeway. And, when you're thinking of wine tasting, certainly Camino is not the place that comes to mind. Yet, this is in the Apple Hill area and there are many fine El Dorado County... More

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and for visiting our area. As you noted, Camino may not be the first place you think of for great wine and food - but we're working hard to change that! We look forward to hosting you again soon. Cheers, Mike O. More

Fresno, Ca.
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

If you are looking for good, reasonable, and healthy food when visiting Apple Hill, this is the place to go. The Veggie Supreme can be ordered on a bun or as a wrap. We chose the bun and it was unique and amazing. Although they have a great vegetarian menu, there are also good choices featuring beef, chicken, or pork.... More

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks for the nice review! We want to be the best restaurant on EVERYBODY's trip! Cheers, Mike O. More

Lodi, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
86 helpful votes 86 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2013

We purchased a Sweet Jack deal for wine tasting & then four plates from the Bistro. Having never been to the winery or bistro we did not know what "4 plates" would include. We thought apps, boy were we wrong. The plates were full entree items, making this Sweet Jack deal a great deal: 6 tastings, tour, bottle of wine,... More

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Glad you had a nice meal and a great experience! Thanks for the kind review and we look forward to hosting you again soon. Cheers, Mike O. More

Half Moon Bay
Top Contributor
79 reviews 79 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 22, 2013

Great little wine tasting and restaurant with a different concept. The Plates are large enough for sharing, and it is encouraged. Meats as well as vegetarian items. We had brisket and a pulled pork plate shared by three and had plenty. Gargonzola cole slaw was a winner and the meats were tasty. Order at counter, food brought to you. Nice... More

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks much for your kind review and we look forward to hosting you on your next trip up to (or back from!) Tahoe. Cheers, Mike Owen More

Tahoe, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

This is likely one of the best and at the same time unusual settings in the foothills. The food is a very good great differences between each flavor in the side and main elements of each serving. Make sure to share the different dishes with each other as they are all different. Great beer on draft and in bottles and... More

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Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thanks much for the glowing review - we'll be sure to not let you down when you visit us on your next trip up here! Cheers, Mike Owen Crystal Basin Cellars and Bistro More

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