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Amber Bistro

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500 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3808 (Church St.)
Bus 221, 960B, 960C
925-552-5238
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11:30 am - 2:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • 7
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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
Nice outdoor bistro

Nice dinner at the Amber Bistro. There wasabi noodles are fantastic. Had fish which was good but a little dry. They also had some nice deserts. Nice outdoor atmosphere but tables are very close together. All and all would recommend.

4 of 5 starsReviewed October 7, 2015
lindafromNJ
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Danville, California
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Had gone a month or two ago and found it to be average, as many recent posts indicated. Mistakes made by the server who apologized but meant one person ate while the other watched. Then the reverse. Chose not to post here so as not to hurt a small local business maybe having an off-night. But seemingly, that wasn't the... More 

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San Ramon, California
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180 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Wonderful dinner on a quiet side street in Danville. Service great, Food very good, good menu choices. Full bar and valet parking or a free parking lot near by. Patio seating on nice evenings.

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Thank Gloria P
Danville, California
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17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2015

Staff very nice and accommodating my party without reservations during busy holiday season. However, food was just above average. We all had the salmon in curry which seems to have been served in what seemed to be an escargot dish with many indentations making it awkward to eat. The portion was a little less than I had hoped and flavor... More 

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Thank D K
Walnut Creek, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2015

Don't you hate anticipating the tender juicy pork chop you ordered only to find it dry and tasteless? Not here. They know what they are doing. Out it comes with a baked apple and spätzle. The bistro is another one of those intimate fine dining places where you are very comfortable and can't decide on what to order because everything... More 

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Thank Carole M
Concord, California
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202 reviews
195 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2015

Perhaps it is a little unfair to review Amber Bistro based on our recent visit, as we dined there for a special Thanksgiving offering and there were missteps. But, a great restaurant should perform just as well in non-routine presentations as in its daily meals. I think that Amber probably hired extra staff for this holiday meal. The service was... More 

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Thank dragonrees
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236 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 477 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2015

We ate here twice during our recent vacation in California, once for lunch and once for dinner and both meals were excellent. For the lunch occasion, we arrived after the scheduled lunch period and we were graciously accommodated even though we had obviously inconvenienced staff. Service was excellent and salads delicious. Evening meal on a subsequent date was equally good... More 

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San Ramon, California
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85 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

I finally made it to Amber Bistro, it's taken me years. I have to say it wasn't anything exceptional. Although the wait staff and food were both pleasant, it's not on my top list of eats in Danville. Food on average is okay, nothing to rave about.

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Thank StellaPL
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92 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2015

Nice dinner at the Amber Bistro. There wasabi noodles are fantastic. Had fish which was good but a little dry. They also had some nice deserts. Nice outdoor atmosphere but tables are very close together. All and all would recommend.

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Thank lindafromNJ
Rio Vista, California
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125 reviews
95 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

Specializes in flavorful, highly creative entrees matched to great wine selections. Great for couples, not so much for families. Parking in Danville is iffy, so plan ahead.

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Thank TopChef7
Danville, California
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193 reviews
127 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

Went here last night with my husband. The service was very marginal. It was a slow night, being a Sunday and also Memorial weekend. There were 4 tables of guests, and by the time we left only 8. There were 2 waiters and a manager that were visible. My husband ordered a coke and I ordered water. We ordered the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 500 Hartz Ave, Danville, CA 94526-3808
    (Church St.)
  • Public Transportation: Bus 221, 960B, 960C
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Danville
  • Phone Number: 925-552-5238

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 40
  • Cuisine: Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?