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Bidwell Street Bistro

1004 E Bidwell St Ste 100, Folsom, CA 95630
(916) 984-7500
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Ranked #39 of 222 restaurants in Folsom
Price range: $20 - $40
Cuisines: American, French
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Good for: Families with children, Romance
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Montrose Street
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English first
Roseville, California
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

For years we have enjoyed every aspect of Bidwell St Bistro. I was aware of the change in ownership, but wanted to give them a chance. We are sorry to say that we will not go out of our way to return. The menu looked somewhat the same, but the creative talents of previous chef were missing. The tables, brand... More

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014 via mobile

Dinner last weekend with wife and friends was not up to the quality level experienced during previous visits. The restaurant has changed ownership and will be known as Bacchus House as of June 17.The Caesar salad was good with just the right amount of dressing and anchovies as requested, but two of our entrees were subpar. The ahi special was... More

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sacramento
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143 reviews 143 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
111 helpful votes 111 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

This was sold, then sold again. The new owners kept the great chef, Wendi, but the food was not as consistent. In fact, downright dissapointing. I suspect some scrimping on the higher cost ingredients. Anyway, it's been sold again, she left, the name will change, so The Bistro is no more.

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Sunnyvale, California
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47 reviews 47 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2014

Forget that it is located in a strip mall with a hundred chain restaurants in the area. The food choices were a little light and the younger member of our party were looking for more vegetarian fare. The steaks were prepared exactly as requested and the dishes were all wonderful. Salads were excellent. The ambiance is nice and a nice... More

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Folsom, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

This place is in a tucked away corner next to a parking lot, but once inside, you would never know. There outdoor patio seating is landscaped to hide the public cars, etc. The food has a nice presentation, but a bit too salty for my tastes. They have a nice selection of wines and cocktails to choose from. The wait... More

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Folsom, California, United States
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26 reviews 26 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2013

My husband and I ate here for a date night. The food was pretty good but expensive for the quality. I was not impressed by the level of snobbery by the staff. Come on! The restaurant is located in a strip mall! I may have enjoyed my meal more if I wasn't made to feel as if I was lucky... More

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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129 reviews 129 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

Nice to have lunch with cloth table linens which I'm willing to pay extra for, nice patio during good weather, food is better than average depending on who's cooking that day, I've have excellent to fair, the service needs a little improvement feels like we are bothering them coming in.

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Citrus Heights, California
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26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 14, 2013

By the looks of the outside, you'd probably miss BSB. Its tucked into a little strip mall grouping of stores off of Bidwell street and not visible from the street. But its well worth finding. Its a relatively small seating, so its intimate and not cavernous. The wait staff has always been friendly and happy to make suggestions. There's a... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2013 via mobile

My husband and I were on our first date night in many months, and were looking for somewhere to have a lovely romantic meal. This may have fit the bill, had we been sat in Chad's section rather than Aaron's. The table next to us had Chad, and he was much more thorough and definitely more friendly. We barely saw... More

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Fair Oaks, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

My husband and I had dinner at Bidwell Street Bistro on Saturday, Aug. 3, 2013 and we each had a great meal. I enjoyed the Petrale Sole and my husband had the Plank Steak which was also delicious. Our server did a wonderful job - he was quite pleasant and took good care of us without being bothersome. I highly... More

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