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Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro

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3590 Carson Rd, Camino, CA 95709-9348
+1 530-303-3749
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11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Auburn, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We love this place. On our recent visit we had the Artichoke Jalapeno Empanadas with Cilantro Dipping Sauce (Excellent!), the Caprese with peaches & heirloom tomatoes (Excellent!) & stuffed mushroom caps (Good). We are going back for their Summer Concert Series on a Sat. or Sun. afternoon. Headed West on US 50 from Tahoe? They are right off the freeway... More 

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Thank Todd W
Las Vegas, Nevada
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

After a busy day at Apple Hill we wanted to grab dinner locally before heading home to Reno. We went on Open Table and snagged a reservation for Crystal Basin Cellars. Wouldn't have mattered. First of all, our GPS couldn't find the place. This was not their fault, but made us frustrated to start with. So we called the number... More 

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Thank caralea09
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2016 via mobile

Fun for Friday nights. Various musical talent that is pleasant! We love the jalapeno/artichoke dip. Salads are great. Start at Crystal Basin Cellar across the parking lot and pick up a bottle of wine first...no corkage fee for their wines😄. We love the bubbly white. Concerts on Sat/Sun late afternoons too.

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Thank Judy H
Playas del Coco, Costa Rica
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2016

Great food, fun atmosphere, outside dining with music. Go casual. Crystal Basin winery is next door so you can wine taste, pickup a bottle or two and stroll to the Bistro next door.

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Thank aproskier
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6 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Stopped in for lunch. Nice sit down menu and very good food. Within walking distance from 3 wineries and snow line hospice. Fresh tasty food

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Thank Teresa A
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 29, 2016 via mobile

Ohy gosh best food ever . Everything was amazing. Great wine great company......... definately a must go too

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Thank Rayelin M
Crystal_Basin, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review, Rayelin! We appreciate your patronage and can’t wait to see you again soon! More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

Great food and wine! Very fun guy pouring wine. Loved the Albuquerque Chicken Sandwich. My husband had the Brisket Sandwich. Super yummy. They have wine parings for you for the menu!!

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Thank Cheryl R
Crystal_Basin, Guest Relations Manager at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Hi Cheryl, thanks for your great review! We’re so glad that you enjoyed the Albuquerque chicken sandwich and brisket sandwich (both are delicious!) and service when dining with us. We can’t wait to have you visit again soon! More 

Camino, California
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2016

Stop by often on Friday nights for some food, some wine and dancing. Love the pot stickers and the pulled pork sliders with gorgonzola slaw are to die for. Lots of wines to taste and a fun crowd of people. That the place is noisy and somewhat small are maybe it's only drawbacks. Love in the summer when they have... More 

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Thank Kay Lou P
Crystal_Basin, Manager at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to write such an excellent review for Crystal Basin Bistro! We truly appreciate your feedback and are pleased to hear you enjoy all we have to offer! We look forward to having you back again soon. More 

Camino, California
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15 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 4, 2015

We stop by on many Friday nights and visit when they have music in the summer. They have a delicious menu that can not be beat. Stop by and try the food. You won't be disappointed. Great beer and wine, too. Wine is from the Crystal Basin winery next door.

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Thank DMcNeice
Sacramento, California
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17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2015

I have been to the bistro several times since they have opened. I never thought there food was anything more the average, and the service was hit and miss. Well the last visit there will be the last. Long story short the waitress seemed to have written down both of our orders. So when my husbands food showed up and... More 

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Thank 319marie
Crystal_Basin, Owner at Crystal Basin Cellars Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for taking the time to leave us a review. Although we were very disappointed to read about your most recent experience, we appreciate your feedback. We strive to offer our guests the best quality of food and service, and we sincerely apologize for the lack of flavor in your husband's dish, and for your order not arriving on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$7 - $9
Cuisine
Wine Bar, American, Cafe
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3590 Carson Rd, Camino, CA 95709-9348
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Camino
  • Phone Number: +1 530-303-3749
Description
Crystal Basin Bistro specializes in tasty and inexpensive Shareable Plates handmade in our kitchen by our talented staff. We feature wine tasting of 6 of our own Bistro wines, a line of fun food gifts and a comfortable outdoor patio. Free Wi-Fi for business folks! Each Friday evening, the Bistro features a three-course meal for $19.99 accompanied by live music from talented local artists. Our hours are 11am to 8:30pm everyday except major holidays. Live music every Saturday and Sunday, all summer long, no charge to customers! Come in a see what the buzz is all about!

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