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234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534 (Center)
209-668-4234
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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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Good for:
Casual Elegant
Romance
Outdoor seating

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Visitor rating
  • 23
    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:
  • Romance
  • Outdoor seating
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51 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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  • French first
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English first
Modesto
Top Contributor
62 reviews 62 reviews
46 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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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 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
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18 reviews 18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
141 reviews 141 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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
179 reviews 179 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
65 helpful votes 65 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
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34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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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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Merced, California
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

My mother's 90th birthday luncheon was held at the Bistro. Jayton, the manager, was very accommodating, and attentive to our luncheon ideas and specific needs. Jayton and Cassie, our servers, provided exceptional service, helped to keep the celebration running smoothly and made this special day stress free. All the guests enjoyed their entrees, beverages (both from the bar and the... More 

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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: Romance, Outdoor seating

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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?