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Bistro 234

234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534
209-668-4234
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Ranked #12 of 155 restaurants in Turlock
Price range: $20 - $25
Cuisines: French
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Good for: Romance, Outdoor seating
Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Center
Description: Bistro 234 is honored to have recently earned the prestigious Wine Spectator's 2012 Award of Excellence. Located in the center of historic downtown Turlock, Bistro 234 offers a dining experience that is sure to foster great memories. The fun atmosphere, high ceilings, heated patio and vibrant colors pair well with the eclectic cuisine of our talented Executive Chef, LeRoy Walker. At Bistro 234, we love to share our passion for food and dining with seasonal New American and French-influenced cooking. Bistro 234 is the ideal place to host your event, be it large or small. The Cellar is available for exclusive dining.
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English first
Temecula
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11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2014

I found it interesting to be in what appeared to be a nice restaurant in a somewhat rednecked town. The atmosphere was adequate but left a lot to be desired. Then again this is Turlock. To gentlemen came in for dinner. I would describe them as "wannabe" cowboy type. I was sitting at the bar. They joined me. It was... More

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Turlock, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Very delish Mexican food! Their bean dip is very delicious, I specially love their grilled chicken salad.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2014

This little restaurant is just beautiful a real jewel. The atmosphere is lovely and the staff is very accommodating. I decided I was having the chicken Marcella. It was so tasty I cannot wait to go back to have it again. They set me at a table by the window that has a collection of what appeared to be martini... More

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Turlock
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

Hubby and I had an awesome experience at the Bistro. Very friendly atmosphere. Food is excellent and service was also excellent.

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California
Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 via mobile

The menu is to die for and the specials are even better!!! One of my favorite places to eat. Staff is great always an enjoyable evening

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Senior Contributor
31 reviews 31 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2014

Very slow service prices steep and food not that good bread cold butter melted chicken was overcooked fish was covered in capers and peppers onions mushrooms ruined it made fish soup out of nice fish drinks ok wine list fair small portions dont go real hungry cost you fortune

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Sacramento, CA
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31 reviews 31 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2014

We went here for an early Valentine's Day dinner. Even though we had no reservations we were able to get a seat at the bar with full service. the service was a bit spotty but they were really busy so I'll give them a little bit of leeway there. We still had fun. The Mac n Cheese was great as... More

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Turlock, California, United States
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14 reviews 14 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 6, 2014

Long a favorite in the Turlock area the Bistro is once again returning to form as Turlock's finest dining. Perhaps there was a short term lack of attention, or too many new staff at the same time. Whatever it was has passed and the quality of the food and the level of service are returning to what everyone has come... More

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Turlock, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 4, 2014

Excellent soups and salads! We don't find a huge selection from the menu as vegetarians but they are happy to make accommodation for us. Desserts are out if this world, especially the Diana Torte and Jennifer's Peanut Butter Pie.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
104 reviews 104 reviews
61 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2013

I'm in Turlock every month or so for business and this is our usual "nice dinner" spot. You can count that everything will be solid- cocktails, apps, entrees. But as another reviewer noted, the prices are steep enough that the dishes should be executed at a higher level. I find their entrees a tad too salty as well, but not... More

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