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Backdoor Bistro

829 Merchant Street, Vacaville, CA 95688
(707) 3305817
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English first
Davis, CA
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201 reviews 201 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

I was excited to see such great reviews for a restaurant in Vacaville as the food scene is Vacaville is nonexistent. They served a bread with olive oil. The oil was tasteless. Need to change this as it was not extra virgin but a processed oil. We ordered the rock shrimp and zucchini blossoms: The batter good have been really... More

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Found Backdoor Bistro on this site. Outside is misleading. Inside is quaint & the food & service was great. Not a lot of good restaurants in Vacaville that we have tried. This one is one worth coming back for a nice evening.

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San Francisco, California
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We had heard about Backdoor Bistro from one of our neighbors last summer when BB was just starting out sharing space with another downtown Vacaville restaurant in the evenings. We did not immediately rush to eat there because we wanted to see how things went for them. Earlier this year I saw on facebook that BB had found its own... More

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Vacaville, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

Backdoor Bistro is a great place for dinner. Both times we have been there the service was excellent, and the quality of the food superior. This is not some fast-food greasy spoon like many of the other restaurants in Vacaville ... Backdoor Bistro is high quality dining. I highly recommend them.

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Vacaville, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

I am so shocked and impressed that Vacaville has a place like this. The food is all fantastic and unique, great wine options, great service, atmosphere.. And they have a great commitment to using ethical and local foods. One of the staff went out front to pick kale to use! And Saturday nights they have local artists playing 9-11 :)... More

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Vacaville, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Went for oyster night & you better get there early! We got the last plate of them. Good Chardonnay from chef's family (dad?). Amazing spin on Cesar salad with lovely anchovies. Everything we had was good.

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Vacaville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

The wait staff is attentive, efficient and knowledgeable of the menu items offered. The furnishings are well appointed for a Bistro setting. The food is quite tasty, of high quality and can be adjusted for any special requests or needs. I recommend getting reservations, especially on Fridays and Saturdays as the Restaurant already has quite a substantial following.

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Vacaville, California
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173 reviews 173 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
211 helpful votes 211 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2014

My wife took me here for my birthday. I was leery because of a couple of poor reviews ... but my opinion is "ignore the poor reviews." Yes, it could be located in a better neighborhood ... but hey, this is Vacaville not San Francisco. Most of the restaurants in Vacaville are of the fast food quality, despite their location... More

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Napa, California
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57 reviews 57 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2014 via mobile

Vacaville needed a place like this. The location is not that great ( located in a strip mall between a liquor store and a laundromat) but once you walk inside, you forget all about that. Tasteful decoration, friendly and helpful service (knowledgeable about the wines they serve too!), and great food. I had the basic spring salad with lemon vinaigrette... More

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Vacaville, CA
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17 reviews 17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2014

My whole family enjoyed the food. We were pleasantly surprised by such sophistication in Vacaville. For special occasions, this is our new favorite!

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