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Ripe Tomato - CLOSED

5064 N. Palm avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
559 225-1850
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
Most recent review
- Jan 20, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations

28 reviews from our community

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English first
Fresno, California
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56 reviews 56 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2014

Three couples lingered three hours over champagne, wine and a fine dinner with great fellowship...service impecable as were each course, nevered hurried...unfortunately, the restaurant is closing mid February 2014 due to health concerns of the owner/chef...we will greatly miss!

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Friday Harbor, WA
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28 reviews 28 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 5, 2013

The Ripe Tomato is a Fresno land mark located in Fig Garden Village. The printed menu is good, but the specials recited by the servers are unbelievable and overwhelming. Signature dishes include corn chowder, any of their seafood items and a delicious chantily. Definitely a great place for a special lunch or dinner.

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Fresno, California
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73 reviews 73 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

This is my third time to this place and it is going downhill. The menu is huge and my party of four ordered several dishes. The sauces tasted old and one dish had a hair in it. The service was good and we weren't charged for the entree, but the restaurant feels dated and sad.

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Hampton, Virginia
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146 reviews 146 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
108 helpful votes 108 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2013

My husband and I enjoyed a wonderful lunch on the patio. We heard a lot about this gem and were not disappointed. The inside was closed for a private function so we choose to stay outside which is shady and quiet. We were greeted and seated quickly and decided on the daily specials. Salmon grilled to perfection and sole with... More

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Top Contributor
75 reviews 75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2013

I loved the restaurant. My brother took me to Ripe Tomato for my husbands good bye diner to Izmir Turkey. I can still taste the food I seleted there. It was one the best dinners I have ever had in my life.

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Thousand Oaks, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2013 via mobile

So quiet tonight which is a shame. Good was so amazing this place should be packed! Salmon special with mango salsa was superb. Potatoes, carrots and Brussels sprouts on side were amazing. I never knew I liked Brussel sprouts! Bread good too. A bit too much dressing on salad so order that on side. Great all around dinner.

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Quiet, refined, hidden spot in Fig Garden. Always many specials and the food is absolutely beautiful. The chef also waits at lunch service. Why go to Max's (the prices are comparable) when you can have such a lovely, romantic, rich experience here; beautiful outdoor seating is shady and quiet. The salads are flawless and 1/2 is so very filling. Can't... More

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Fresno, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This week my husband and I finally visited this wonderful little restaurant that is quite near our home. This was not a special occasion but soon became one with the wonderful attentive service and wonderful food. We did go for lunch and were able to take our time and relax. We chose to eat in the patio and that was... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I can't believe this gem has been here all these years and we just discovered it. My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here recently and let's just say, we'll be back! The atmosphere is really quite lovely and romantic. One entire wall is a window that allows natural light to seep into the dining room. The food from... More

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Fresno, California
16 reviews 16 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

my food was cooked to temp that I requested (med rare steak)service great needs more staff to not overwhelm servers & staff

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