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BackDoor Bistro and Wine Bar

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829 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 3305817
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5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Sat 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
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  • 12
    Very good
  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 0
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Hidden Gem

Absolutely unexpected gem. Food was absolutely perfect! Excellent wines at decent prices. Highly recommend.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 29, 2015
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W of Paradise
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W of Paradise
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 29, 2015 NEW

Absolutely unexpected gem. Food was absolutely perfect! Excellent wines at decent prices. Highly recommend.

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Dixon, CA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

This cozy restaurant has top notch everything. We go for a date night once in a while and always leave impressed with food, service, and ambiance. If you want a nice meal with appetizer and dessert, the portions are just right and everything is fresh. I've been three times and loved each meal. I'm planning another dinner soon.

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Durango, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This place doesn't appear to much from the outside but proves you wrong from the moment you step inside. It is charming with the feeling of a French bistro. Quality ingredients simple menu and just delicious! They catered to our small children. It is small so call or plan ahead. Definitely a hidden gem!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

This was a great surprise to find a restaurant like this in Vacaville. The food was outstanding and the wait staff was magnificent. I had the scallops with a fried green tomato and corn relish. The plate was wonderful and the scallops, which can be tricky to cook, were served cooked flawlessly. A defining entree for a restaurant and they... More 

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Vacaville, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

My husband found this restaurant and took me there for an early dinner. It has a great vibe inside, very industrial looking mixed with a very cool bar! The service was great and our server was very attentive but not hovering. The thing I noticed is that I felt I was in the Bay Area at a trendy chic bar... More 

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Northern California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

BackDoor Bistro is a unique dining experience authenic California cruisine located in a a suprising location of a strip mall next to a laundry mat and liquor store. Don't be dissapointed by the outside appearance, as once you are inside you will be pleased by the quaint setting with knowledgeable wait staff and an impressive chef. THe feel is small... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

I've been working in Vacaville for 5 years and just found Back Door Bistro n Wine Bar in Trip Advisor. I thought I was in Napa or Paso Robles, not Vacaville. The storefront is common. The decor is attractive and interesting. The waiter was really a somm. The wine list was good, with lots by the glass. The food was... More 

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Napa, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

We recently had a large party for dinner for a retirement celebration. They went above and beyond for our group. Every dish was flavorful and delicious. Everyone was happy with the food and service. Wine selection was excellent. Can't say enough good things about this place! Welcome addition to Vacaville, with its plethora of chain restaurants.

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2015

Excellent lunch...will definitely go again. Had a buttermilk chicken sandwich that was delicious....along with a glass of superior Vitus cab...great lunch. The only thing that keeps me from giving 5 stars (circles) was the salad...kinda limp and not as cold as I like it.

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Vacaville, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2015

Good atmosphere, great wait staff, interesting menu.A daily fixed menu is offered and is augmented with other interesting entries.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 829 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA 95688
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: (707) 3305817
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm

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