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English first
Sacramento, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 3, 2014

Cozy and very friendly. Great food and great service. It had a bit of a romantic feel to it. Very close to the Vision Quest Bed and Breakfast.

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Hawaii
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60 reviews 60 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

It is convenient if you are staying at Vision Quest, however, the food was not good at all even the salad greens were not what you would expect from that area. If you go, I would stick to pizza or a sandwich.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

Had the pizza, it was awesome. Staff was friendly and efficient. Helpful and gave great suggestions. Clean and reasonable. Close to vision quest ranch so it was convenient too.

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Fresno, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Ate here at the recommendation of Vision Quest Safari Bed & Breakfast and was pleasantly surprised with the friendly staff and equally impressive service. Very clean and well-lit dinning area coupled with a charming small town ambience making this a great place to partake of a delicious home cooked dinner. Don't forget to save room for dessert because the Coconut... More 

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Salinas, California, USA
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16 reviews 16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We live down the street from this fine local eatery and enjoy the food, ambience, price point and neighborhood feel. It also features a nice (if modest) wine list and (if you don't like what's on the list) has the best corking fee of any restaurant we've encountered; especially nice given the fact that River Road is now a wine... More 

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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014 via mobile

The food and service awesome. Give it a try. Love to eat there the atmosphere is family oriented. And I love their Bread Pudding prices reasonable

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Janesville, Wisconsin
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

My wife and I both enjoyed our meals here (we ate there twice) and so did our grandchildren (9- & 11-year old girls)

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Cape San Blas, Florida
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014

Food was awesome. Steak done just right. Daughter loved the Mac and cheese. Great wine, great service. Super place!

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Salinas, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2014

When one generous reviewer writes that "locals like it too" I wonder "local to where?". Perhaps there was a drastic change in menu and its execution before my family and I went. The staff were fantastic on my two visits there. But the food?!? Low-quality ingredients that were poorly prepared for our dishes. The interior smelled musty in a not-very-appealing... More 

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27 reviews 27 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

The staff here is very nice, and they have a good wine selection. But I have eaten food from here three times, and each time varied from underwhelming to poor. The first time, I ate at the restaurant and the food was ok. Nothing special. However, it is less than 5 minutes from my parents' house, so they ordered takeout... More 

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Additional Information about Element Bistro

Address: 275 River Rd, Salinas, CA 93908
Phone Number: (831) 998-7045
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Salinas
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: American

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