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Bistro 234

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234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534 (Center)
209-668-4234
Today
11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Description: Bistro 234 is honored to have recently earned the prestigious Wine...
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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  • 24
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 8
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Bistro 234: Great Grub and Grape List in Downtown Turlock

Foodies, rejoice! Sleepy little Turlock's Bistro 234 serves up some serious gourmand grub AND a great wine list for those hankering for a little something beyond fast food. This casual yet upscale family-friendly restaurant on Main St. features flavorful fare, friendly service, and Oregon Pinots... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 7, 2014
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Seattle
Good for:
  • Romantic
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52 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • English first
  • French first
  • Any
English first
Turlock, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

This is our favorite restaurant in Turlock. Great food and they make a great Martini. Would like them to work on the loud mouthed a little too drunk to be in a nice place people sometimes

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Modesto
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63 reviews 63 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2015

First time here. We met friends. They have a fair sized wine cellar. We ordered prime Angus filet with roasted red potatoes; Chilean seabass with creamy jasmine rice; chicken marsala with penned pasta and one of us is vegan so they made a wonderfully delicious penned pasta with ratatouille that was not on the menu. We also ordered roasted heirloom... More 

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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

The Bistro never disappoints. No place in the valley cooks fish nearly as well. It is always full of flavor and juicy. The servers are knowledgeable and appropriately attentive.

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Seattle
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Foodies, rejoice! Sleepy little Turlock's Bistro 234 serves up some serious gourmand grub AND a great wine list for those hankering for a little something beyond fast food. This casual yet upscale family-friendly restaurant on Main St. features flavorful fare, friendly service, and Oregon Pinots - what's not to like?! For those of you in town or passing through, definately... More 

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Turlock, California
Top Contributor
151 reviews 151 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

This is my daughters and my favorite lunch place. We love to eat here and catch up with each other. Love this place:)

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2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

Pricy for average food and below average service. Menu has not been updated for years. Service is slow and not always coordinated with other diners at same table. Nice place just needs to wow a little more than it does at that price range.

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Los Banos, California
Top Contributor
182 reviews 182 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Four of us celebrated my upcoming birthday. Arrived @ 5pm and table waiting. Parking is at a premium so expect a challenge in finding one! Restaurant had a relaxed, comfortable feel to it. We never felt rushed & server also willingly took photos. Bistro has no wifi. Very ample wine list. We were pleased with our meal. Glad I ordered... More 

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Turlock, California
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

This is definitely a place to go if you are looking something upscale with a unique menu. Intimate dining experience, great food.

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Turlock, California
Reviewer
5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I picked up my son after school one Friday afternoon and wanted to celebrate last day of finals with a nice lunch at Bistro 234 since we had a gift card. We went in and right away we were greeted by snobby attitude, "do you have reservations?". I've lived in Turlock since 1978 and I've never had to make reservations... More 

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Hilmar, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Our friends from out of state were visiting this area for the first time and of course we wanted to impress them with a nice meal at a good restaurant.....my grandson suggested Bistro 234, in Turlock.We could'nt have been more pleased!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534
    (Center)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: 209-668-4234

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic

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.
Open Hours
Tuesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Wednesday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Thursday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
11:00 am - 12:00 am

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?