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Back Wine Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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25075 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630-5704 (E. Natoma)
+1 916-986-9100
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 27, 2016

Small plate concepts are great if they are priced appropriately so if you are hungry you can order multiple items. I ordered a scallop entree for $28 and it was pretty much just 4 scallops. I didn't order more food because my friends were treating me so I ended up eating when I got home. All the flavors were lovely... More 

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Jeff B, Owner at Back Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you for joining us for dinner. Our entrée portion of Scallops ($28), that you ordered, generously features four large, fresh U-10 scallops from Maine. Our price for this elegant item is extremely competitive, for example, prices in the area for a Scallop Entrée range from $24 - $42. We do understand that value is subjective and ordering the most... More 

Bryant, Arkansas
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 25, 2016 via mobile

I happened upon this place on a Tuesday evening, which coincided with their prix fixe menu night. While the menu presented on Trip Advisor has been altered (no more small plates) it was definitely the best meal I had in this area. The polenta fries are a must have! The prix fixe consisted of smoked chicken bruschetta, shrimp stuffed avocado... More 

Thank Cyndi S
Sacramento, California
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204 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 2, 2016 via mobile

A lovely evening - romantic atmosphere, nice prix fixe menu on Tuesdays, excellent attentive service. My boyfriend would have liked a larger serving - but the concept and pricing are small plate. I look forward to a return visit!

Thank Michelelabelle
El Dorado Hills, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 27, 2016

The food here is very good. The owner is a sommelier and hand picks all of the wines they serve. Most you will not have heard of but he is very good at helping you decide and pick a great bottle in your price range. They often have wine specials. His New Years Eve dinners are really great but sell... More 

Thank doyles9999
Folsom, California
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 5, 2016 via mobile

We are regular diners at the Tuesday night Prix Fixe dinners. They are phenomenal food and wine pairings. The food themes are always based on what is at it their seasonal peak. The wine pairings are perfect and introduce us to new wines and wineries- they definitely are not the same-o, same-o. If you are looking for a Bay Area-type... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2015 via mobile

Our new favorite place! A chef from another restaurant told us about this delicious food at this restaurant/beer/wine bar. This is not just a fun wine bar, but the food is outstanding too prepared by a talented chef. The presentation and taste is equal to a four star restaurant. Go here for a dinner date or to have some appetizers... More 

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Alhama de Granada, Spain
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29 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 8, 2015 via mobile

We had dinner at Back wine bar last night with our family and another. We had reservations for 8 and had a separate little room. Service was wonderful and although this is a wine bar/restaurant they were great with special orders for the kids. I had the tuna which was deliciously seasoned and served over coconut curry rice. Yum! My... More 

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El Dorado Hills, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2015

We went on a Thursday night which featured a pre-fixe menu, but you could also order off of the regular menu. We had not been there for a few years, so were very impressed with the expansion and decor. The food was very good and the rating would be higher except for our server. I'm sure they are not all... More 

Thank MaggieMae919
Folsom, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is a great place. Great food, great services and a good bar/wine list. This is a small family run place so every once in a while something will miss but overall this is our go to place. We usually stick with small plates and do 2 or 3 per person. It is one of the best in the area... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 26, 2015 via mobile

I took a client here for dinner tonight and it was fantastic. The wine selection is plentiful with over 30 wines by the glass. Many wines are boutique wines from California and all are high quality. The food is so fresh and very well prepared. I had the heirloom tomato salad and the short ribs. Both were excellent. Our server,... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $26
Wine Bar, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 25075 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630-5704
    (E. Natoma)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom
  • Phone Number: +1 916-986-9100
Welcome to the award winning Back Bistro in Folsom! We are Folsom's Premier Wine Bar and Bistro! Serving 35 inspiring wines by the glass, microbrew beers and a seasonally-focused, wine friendly lunch and dinner menu. The casual fine dining restaurant features a beautiful horseshoe shaped custom concrete bar wrapped around a see-through wine wall. For a more casual setting, try our quaint patio with a view of the El Dorado hills. Join us weekly for the many exciting events and specials we have to offer. Voted best wine bar in Folsom/El Dorado Hills 8 years in a row! Zagat Rated

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