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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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Today
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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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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
Most recent review
Well prepared food & good service in a nice setting

We've dined here about 3 times, and always had excellent service and feel the food is a good value. Danville has lots of dining options but this place is one we happily return to. Be aware, on Friday and Saturday nights the place is very loud and busy - not a place for quiet conversation... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 3, 2014
Motek99
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SF Calif, East Bay
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  • Casual Elegant
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SF Calif, East Bay
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

We've dined here about 3 times, and always had excellent service and feel the food is a good value. Danville has lots of dining options but this place is one we happily return to. Be aware, on Friday and Saturday nights the place is very loud and busy - not a place for quiet conversation. However, on a Sunday night,... More 

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Alamo, California
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161 reviews 161 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2014

This is another of the good, wide-ranging dining options in Danville. It is very near Bridges, but is much more relaxed and casual. The patio is nice and the dining room is very comfortable. We really enjoyed the tapas / asian-fusion style appetizers, especially the duck spring rolls and the thai salmon. Usually, there are fresh oysters, too. The bartender... More 

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Danville, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Nice lunch spot with attentive service by owner. Wait staff was not prepared or well trained so had hard time with ordering. Small selection of sandwiches for lunch, but lunch trio concept is nice for those who want variety and not huge amount to eat. Outdoor eating in warm weather.

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Pleasanton, California
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24 reviews 24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Very disappointing. We had a reservation at 8pm for our anniversary. Have visited many times before and always left happy, but should have known something was wrong when firstly it 'smelt funny' when we walked in then there were only 2 other guests in the restaurant. The service was excellent, although a little rushed - probably because she had no... More 

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San Francisco, California
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274 reviews 274 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2014

Amber Bistro is nestled on the same sweet side street as Bridges. It’s small restaurant with both indoor and outdoor dining. The patio dining has white tablecloths while inside the tables are wooden bistro style. I prefer the tablecloths even for a casual meal. The cuisine is a creative mélange of East meets West. Portions are substantial, prices competitive, and... More 

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Walnut Creek
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31 reviews 31 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

My husband and I had dinner at Amber Bistro. The food was quite good, especially the duck spring rolls.

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Danville, California
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

I was there with a party of 4 just 4 days ago on a Sunday at 6:30. Only 2 other tables occupied in entire restaurant. Service was very pleasant but something must have been going on in the kitchen because it took an hour for entrée to arrive and another hour for the dessert to arrive. Wait staff never came... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2013

Located conveniently across the street from a wine tasting room, the Amber Bistro is a better option than Bridges. The food is excellent, the wine menu well thought out, and the service always friendly.

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Georgia
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105 reviews 105 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2013

Ok, just to get it out of the way first, this isn't the least expensive place around - there are cheaper options. There are more expensive ones also. To give you perspective, my bill for one plate and 2 glasses of wine with tip (no appetizers or dessert) was a little North of $60. Entree's float around 30, with steaks... More 

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California/Italy
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190 reviews 190 reviews
122 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2013

While the menu is not large, one has a good choice of fish and meat dishes and some very creative appetizers. The gazpacho was an alternative version of this iconic cold summer soup but the taste was smooth and rich. The nut crusted halibut on a bed of farro was superb....balanced flavors, beautifully presented and filling. The service was attentive,... 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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?