We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Bistro 33 Davis

Californian
Improve this listing
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Your filters are still active.
There are no pins in your viewport. Try moving the map or changing your filters.
Get directions
226 F St. (at Third Street), Davis, CA (3rd Street)
530 756 4556
Website
Today
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Open now
See all hours
Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thu - Fri 11:30 am - 12:00 am
Sat 9:00 am - 12:00 am
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 104 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 15
    Excellent
  • 31
    Very good
  • 30
    Average
  • 18
    Poor
  • 10
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
nice location, ok food

It's a pleasant interior, and the fire pit outside is probably the best thing about the place. Unfortunately, it was too cold even for the fire pit the night I went. The food was fine, but uninspiring. I had the risotto special, which had a lot of tomato and a little shrimp. It was just not that... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed March 12, 2015
JMVermont
,
Burlington, Vermont
Good for:
  • Casual Dining
  • Outdoor seating
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Late Night
Add Photo Write a Review

104 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Swedish first
  • Any
English first
Placerville, California
Contributor
13 reviews 13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

It was my first time visiting a Bistro 33 restaurant. The outdoor seating area is beautiful! We were celebrating a birthday and our dinner party wasn't too big, there were seven people in our party. The food was good, not great, and the service was lacking. The wait staff was not attentive whatsoever, my husband asked for sweetener for his... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Burlington, Vermont
Senior Contributor
29 reviews 29 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015

It's a pleasant interior, and the fire pit outside is probably the best thing about the place. Unfortunately, it was too cold even for the fire pit the night I went. The food was fine, but uninspiring. I had the risotto special, which had a lot of tomato and a little shrimp. It was just not that interesting and came... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2015

I love the location downtown and the outdoor seating. The food is just o.k. and so is the service. I always leave feeling disappointed.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, California
Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

I have visited the Bistro several times. The food has always been good. The service ranges from good to excellent. The venue is just super cool. There is plenty of outdoor space with a large fire pit. It's a great place from brunch and lunch. Depending on the night and if UC Davis is in session, it can skew to... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Napa, California
Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant has great ambience, excellent service, delicious food artistically presented and killer drinks. I recommend this place summer or winter . Happy hour is lively.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, California, United States
Contributor
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

This restaurant is always bust because the food is good but the outdoor patio is fabulous. If you go on Thursday or Friday nights in warm weather, there's always live music. Sometimes, I go just for that!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Sacramento, California
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

This is the sister restaurant to similarly named restaurant in Sacramento. When it first open it set a new standard for food in davis. The setting is still beautiful with ample outdoor seating around a fire pit. The historic building was nicely renovated but the food has really gone down the tubes. At a recent dinner, the food was served... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, California, United States
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I so wish this restaurant would get it together as they have one of the best locations in Davis. The patio is spacious and beautiful and the inside has character. However, time and time again, when I go here (generally against my will) I am greatly disappointed. The service is apathetic at best and food is insipid. To add insult... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Top Contributor
83 reviews 83 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014 via mobile

Bistro 33 is a nice restaurant located in downtown Davis. The interior is open and airy with both indoor and outdoor seating. The service was excellent. My meal consisted of seared salmon, mashed potatoes and steamed broccoli. It was well prepared and flavorful. The salmon was perfectly seasoned, and the homestyle mashed potatoes was a good pairing. I highly recommend... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes
Davis, California
2 reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Over the couple dozen or so times I have been to Bistro 33 over the last 6 years, I have had slow service and unfriendly hostesses and servers. The food can be great one time and a couple weeks later it is soggy and overdone. The only positive aspect of Bistro 33 is the outdoor patio, which is no longer... More 

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Bistro 33 Davis also viewed

 

Been to Bistro 33 Davis? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Register now for free — and start getting automatic notification of new reviews, responding to traveler feedback, adding new photos to your listing and much more.

Manage your listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 226 F St. (at Third Street), Davis, CA
    (3rd Street)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Davis
  • Phone Number: 530 756 4556

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Good for: Outdoor seating
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:30 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
9:00 am - 12:00 am

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Bistro 33 Davis staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?