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Bistro 234

Certificate of Excellence
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234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534 (Center)
209-668-4234
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11:00 am - 12:00 am
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Hours:
Tue - Sat 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Dinner, 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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  • 30
    Excellent
  • 13
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
A nice place to relax and have great meal

Bistro 234 is a great place to have a nice meal with your spouse or a small group of friends. Though the space is a little tight the service is good and the menu is interesting and diverse. So for a relaxed meal with cloth napkins, I recommend the Bistro 234.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 15, 2015
GiantDreamer
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Turlock, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
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  • French first
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English first
Turlock, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Everything was great! The atmosphere, the service, the food, everything was perfect! We will definitely be back!

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Turlock, California
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

Bistro 234 is a great place to have a nice meal with your spouse or a small group of friends. Though the space is a little tight the service is good and the menu is interesting and diverse. So for a relaxed meal with cloth napkins, I recommend the Bistro 234.

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Denair, California
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Bistro food is spot on for lunch or dinner. They have great meals, drinks and desserts. I've never had a bad meal here.

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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015 via mobile

Nice little place on main st. Great place for a couples dinner with wine. They have the best chicken Marsala. The atmosphere is nice and great service.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Went to the Bistro for lunch during a recent business trip to Turlock. All aspects of the visit were very good. Service was timely, informative and friendly. The Turkey Pesto sandwich was very good. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed their meal. Highly recommend trying the Bistro!

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Newmarket, Canada
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53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2015

I found a funny musty smell when we walked in. We went late (9:30pm) We were basically told to order in 5 mins or the kitchen would refuse to cook. I get it, we arrived late, before closing, but there is something about the delivery not necessarily the message. Getting a drink took at least 10 mins but food came... More 

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frankfort,ky
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103 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

This restaurant is excellent! The portions are very large; the menu is very varied; the service was superb. The wine list was adequate. We had a wonderful crab meat starter followed by an enormous portion of rack-of-lamb cooked exactly to order. We did not expect to find such excellent food in Turlock and were more then pleasantly surprised.

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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2015

We celebrated my nephew's graduation here. We had an excellent meal. Our party got split after the ceremony with half stuck in traffic trying to get out of the parking lot. The staff had no problem with us waiting for a half an hour for the rest to arrive and were attentive to our every need. Their drinks were good-the... More 

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Turlock, California
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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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75 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?