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Bistro 33 Davis

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226 F St. (at Third Street), Davis, CA (3rd Street)
530 756 4556
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 34
    Average
  • 20
    Poor
  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3 of 5 stars
    Service
    3 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great patio

This place has wonderful ambiance - a beautiful interior and a great outdoor patio with a fire pit. Unfortunately the food is just so-so. We ate here last night because it was one of the only places open on a Monday evening. I had the angel hair pasta which was nondescript and without much... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
DavisSunflower
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Davis, California
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115 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Davis, California
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236 reviews 236 reviews
132 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

This place has wonderful ambiance - a beautiful interior and a great outdoor patio with a fire pit. Unfortunately the food is just so-so. We ate here last night because it was one of the only places open on a Monday evening. I had the angel hair pasta which was nondescript and without much flavor. My husband had the fish... More 

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Oakland, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

It took forever to get our very simple meal and when it finally came the food was cold. Although the waitress was pleasant, she did not check on our food or bring it to us when it was ready. In fact, a server who was off the clock saw it sitting there and brought it to us. The environment was... More 

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California
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44 reviews 44 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
124 helpful votes 124 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

I stopped here for lunch one Sunday, as a break from a long drive home from the mountains. I was so pleased to find a pleasant patio where I could enjoy fresh air and watch people passing by (at mid-day the interior of this otherwise attractive restaurant looked rather depressing and dark). I even liked the food I ordered --... More 

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Davis, California
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4 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

The location in the old Public Safety building is really special. There is a wonderful out door fire place, huge trees and a wonderful feeling of been in a park. The interior is equally enjoyable. The menu includes variety of items - many are fun to share. OK - to the main issue. . . poorly managed servers and not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 30, 2015

The food is great, as well as the service. We arrive to the establishment 5 minutes before the kitchen closes. We were kindly seated and served all the food that we ordered. Great location! A must visit if you like to enjoy food.

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Los Angeles, California
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94 reviews 94 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
34 helpful votes 34 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

Our granddaughter loves this place, but we were disappointed in the food. The wait staff is overworked and runs from table to table barely able to keep up.

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Redondo Beach, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

I was always wanted to eat at Bistro 33 when we visited my son at U.C. Davis. I was disappointed by the level of food being served. The fish and chips were just like the ones ordered at a Denny 's. The chicken dish was nothing special, and the hamburgers were very messy to eat. The service was great and... More 

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Davis, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

Went there for dinner last Sunday. Asked for bread with the starter. Had to ask again, And again. Finally got some stale bread delivered. No olive oil, no butter. Had to ask again!! Both of us ordered the pan seared salmon. Portion sizes were meager. Ideal if one is on a starvation diet but otherwise quite inadequate. The 'salad' had... More 

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Montebello,CA
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

After a whirlwind tour of UC Davis, my grandson decided to enter as a freshman. We celebrated on the patio of Bistro 33 is an attractive restaurant and bar in the former Davis City Hall and Fire Department. My husband and grandson had the French dip and fries while I ordered the California grilled vegetable sandwich. Our celebration meal ended... More 

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Davis, California
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40 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I had lunch here with two business associates. If you are from out of town, just look for the statues of “The Joggers” on the corner of 3rd and F Streets. The current building is a historical landmark and originally housed the Davis City Hall. The inside bar and dining room are very nice. I prefer to sit outside on... More 

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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
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

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?