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“Hidden 5-Star Gem For Lunch or Dinner” 5 of 5 stars
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Ripe Tomato
5064 N. Palm avenue, Fresno, CA 93704
559 225-1850
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Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
california
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124 reviews 124 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 34 cities Reviews in 34 cities
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
“Hidden 5-Star Gem For Lunch or Dinner”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2013

Quiet, refined, hidden spot in Fig Garden. Always many specials and the food is absolutely beautiful. The chef also waits at lunch service. Why go to Max's (the prices are comparable) when you can have such a lovely, romantic, rich experience here; beautiful outdoor seating is shady and quiet. The salads are flawless and 1/2 is so very filling. Can't say enough good things. love it so much.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
Fresno, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Special occasion”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2013

This week my husband and I finally visited this wonderful little restaurant that is quite near our home. This was not a special occasion but soon became one with the wonderful attentive service and wonderful food. We did go for lunch and were able to take our time and relax. We chose to eat in the patio and that was a pleasant experience as well. We will definitely return and have put it on our list of favorites.

  • Visited May 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Can't believe we waited so long to come here!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

I can't believe this gem has been here all these years and we just discovered it. My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here recently and let's just say, we'll be back! The atmosphere is really quite lovely and romantic. One entire wall is a window that allows natural light to seep into the dining room. The food from beginning to end was amazing. The Portobello Mushroom appetizer was wonderful, such a great way to start our meal. The salads were sizeable and the dressing was delicious. I had the Pork Tenderloin with coconut curry sauce and my husband had the Ahi Tuna. Both of our dishes were superb, the sauces alone could have been bottled and sold. The potatos, carrots and green beans were to die for. We highly recommend this restaurant and we simply cannot wait to return. Great job Ripe Tomato, thank you so much for such a memorable evening!

  • Visited April 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Fresno, California
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8 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
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“good stuff”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2012

my food was cooked to temp that I requested (med rare steak)service great needs more staff to not overwhelm servers & staff

Visited May 2012
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Fresno, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
“Wonderful French Restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2012

It is the best restaurant in Fresno! Quiet, excellent food, good ambiance, superior service. However, it is expensive count on $120 and up for two people, if you can afford it go! It is well worth the money.

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