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Bistro 234

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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: 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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  • 27
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 4
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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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Good for:
  • Romantic
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English first
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

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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91 reviews 91 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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104 reviews 104 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
59 helpful votes 59 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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 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
14 helpful votes 14 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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15 reviews 15 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
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169 reviews 169 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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 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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Additional Information about Bistro 234

Address: 234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534
Phone Number: 209-668-4234
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 25
Cuisine: French

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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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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?