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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
9:00 am - 10:00 pm
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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: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Dining
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 17
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 32
    Average
  • 18
    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
Lovely outdoor dining in central location

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.

3 of 5 starsReviewed April 24, 2015
psychjudy
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Los Angeles, California
Good for:
  • Outdoor seating
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110 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Los Angeles, California
Top Contributor
89 reviews 89 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015 NEW

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 NEW

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
16 helpful votes 16 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
Senior Contributor
40 reviews 40 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 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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Santa Rosa, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We ordered at the bar and split a sandwich and salad, both of which were very good. Ate under the trees on the patio. Lovely. Perfect weather, and Bistro 33 fit us in when another place was booked. In and out within an hour, so we made our performance at Mondavi Ctr. Have copied the Bistro 33 salad at home... More 

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Placerville, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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 

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Burlington, Vermont
Senior Contributor
32 reviews 32 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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 

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Davis, California
Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 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.

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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 

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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
  • 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

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?