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“Great food, great ambience” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Amber Bistro - CLOSED

Amber Bistro
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: American, Asian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Church St.
Transit: Bus 221, 960B, 960C
Danville, California
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82 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
“Great food, great ambience”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 30, 2013

I usually bring visitors and business colleagues to lunch at Amber Bistro. Their food is reliably good (though not out of this world), the price point is reasonable, and their service is always above average. In addition, they have a wonderful outdoor patio.

Visited December 2012
Helpful?
Thank TJWilliamsDanville
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35 reviews from our community

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Rating summary
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  • English first
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English first
Alamo, California
Level Contributor
163 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
“Superb California cusiine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 26, 2013

We prefer to eat on the terrace on a sunny day (hey there are 300 of those every year here)> The sidewalk terrace faces Bridges Restaurant and is part of an attractive side parking street to these two restaurants in busy downtown Danville. Really professional service. Popular owner. Interior is high class but the acoustics are overwhelmingly - well difficult for conversation when 4 at a table. Eat at Amber!

Visited November 2012
Helpful?
Thank BobOxenburgh
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Walnut Creek, California
Level Contributor
13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Not what it used to be”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 24, 2013

We went to Amber recently after over year's absence. What a disappointment. We used to like this place, but no more. Our food was just okay, but the atmosphere stunk. Even though the place was almost empty, it was noisy with a jazz duo that was much too loud. Never again.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank David S
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San Francisco
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149 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“food 10 noise 3”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 20, 2013

Ok, the title is a takeoff on the Chorus Line song. Food was excellent. Service pretty good but it started off with 2 of us 4 getting soup but the salads for other 2 didn't come for quite some time.
Noise level was excruciating.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Rogelio1
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San Ramon, California
Level Contributor
24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Pleasant, good food and service but at a cost”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 17, 2013

My other half and I went for dinner Prix Fixe on Valentines day. We had reservations through Open Table and were seated immediately. The service was fair but for the overall experience the price was high. Out the Door Dinner for two was $190 (after tip). The food was good but for the price I can do better, in the same area. I am giving it 2.5 Stars because the value is not there. I suspect the non-Prix Fixe meals are a better value.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Helpful?
Thank Scott M
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