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Back Wine Bar & Bistro

25075 Blue Ravine Rd #160, Folsom, CA 95630
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Ranked #6 of 219 restaurants in Folsom
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: American, Tapas, Contemporary, Californian
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Dining style: Fine Dining
Cross street: E. Natoma
Description: Welcome to one of the highest rated restaurants in Folsom! We are Folsom’s Premier Wine Bar and Bistro! Serving 35 inspiring wines by the glass, microbrew beers and a seasonally-focused, wine friendly dinner menu. The casual fine dining restaurant features a beautiful horseshoe shaped custom concrete bar wrapped around a see-through wine wall. For a more casual setting, try our quaint patio with a view of the El Dorado hills. Join us weekly for the many exciting events and specials we have to offer. Voted best wine bar in Folsom/El Dorado Hills 4 years in a row! Zagat Rated
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26 reviews from our community

92% Recommend
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English first
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014 via mobile

On the strength of a recommendation went to Back about a month ago and shared several small plates. All were good to excellent. On 2nd visit I had entree, Seafood Stew, which was a joke. $23 for 2 shrimp, about 6 tiny clams, a piece of fish the size of my thumbnail. "All" served in a broth with ground chorizo... More

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South Lake Tahoe, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 21, 2014

We came in for dinner, sat at the bar, the bar is just beautiful, the husband's beer was good and my margarita was one of the best I've ever had. The guy behind the bar was also super nice. And then the food we ordered came and they weren't what we expected to be (from all the good reviews we... More

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San Francisco
19 reviews 19 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2014

I really wanted to give this place an excellent review. The interior is charming and cozy. The food and wine selection is excellent. We enjoyed their mini pizzas, scallops, the cheese plate, and the bruschetta. We each had a wonderful mixed drink and then enjoyed a couple of different wines. The food was all terrific as we argued over what... More

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45 reviews 45 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2014

We used to walk by the restaurant and we always thought it was a wine bar. Then one time we saw that it was a restaurant and we tried it. And we are glad that we did. Last night was out third time dining at the Bistro. It is a place for special occasions, a bit expensive but good food... More

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36 reviews 36 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 2014

A wine bar and fine dining too. Tucked into the back of a shopping strip. The food was gourmet quality and the had a interesting option to match your food with a flight of three half glasses of wine. The wine nicely demonstrated a range of styles for the varietal you selected. Service was outstanding as well. I will return.

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Northern California
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20 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

This place in Folsom started out as a wine bar serving small plates before expanding to become a full restaurant. The wine list changes regularly, and 3 oz pours are available so you can try out a new wine before ordering a full glass or bottle. They just got a full liquor license, so cocktails are now available, too. The... More

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Folsom, California
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132 reviews 132 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Last night my wife and I went to the Back Wine Bar & Bistro to sample three of the entrees added to the menu by the restaurant’s new chef, Justin Kaufman. I ordered the Tuesday Night Prix Fixe menu, which featured a Baby Beet Salad with blood orange supremes, goat cheese and pistachio vinaigrette; pan-seared scallops, served with citrus butter... More

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Livermore, California, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The waiters were very excellent and helpful, the food was great! An intimate atmosphere, a great place for a special occasion.

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Folsom, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 7, 2014

The folks at Back Wine Bar really outdid themselves for New Years with a wonderful Price Fix menu and excellent wine pairings. The staff as always is helpful, friendly and caring! Just an outstanding evening and great way to bring 2013 to a close. Love this place!

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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98 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2013

6 for dinner and good thing we had a reservation. Lots of pricey wines by the bottle but we found some under $50 that were good as well. Dinner was great all around everyone loved what they had, dinner for 6 with 2 bottles of wine $280 before tip. This is my second time here and wonderful the second time... More

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