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The Bistro

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5105 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1623
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
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Mon - Fri 06:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:30 - 21:00
Sat - Sun 07:00 - 11:00
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Fort Worth, Texas
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35 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017

The Bistro is tucked away next to the Sheraton, and we walked from hotel to restaurant. The exterior made the restaurant look as if it were going to be average. The food and service were surprisingly excellent! My kids' steak was cooked exactly as requested. (And yes, they are particular about how their steaks are cooked!)

Thank Jennifer B
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

A nice restaurant that serves breakfast, lunch and dinner. When we stay at the Four Points Sheridan we usually eat at least one meal here. When we've eaten breakfast here it's always been good to excellent. Pancakes are large and fluffy. The bacon was excellent. No small limp greasy strips here! My husband orders the two egg scramble, but it... More 

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Bakersfield, Ca
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50 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

I took a friend to lunch yesterday as a treat, using a coupon. We were treated elegantly and were not punished for using a coupon. I ordered the special of the day, salmon with a delicious topping of avocado, pineapple and other delicious items. The french fries were extra crisp and delicious. I ate everything around the salmon first, as... More 

Thank Barbara M
Bakersfield, California, United States
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

My husband and I went to the Bistro last week and had a wonderful meal. I got the salmon, and he got a steak, which he said was tasty and tender. My salmon was very good, and the vegetables with both meals were done exactly right, not too hard nor too soft. The server was a bit slow to help... More 

Thank Andries M
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

If you have the money, you cannot be disappointed with The Bistro for fine dining! Everything that my husband and I have tasted there is superb! He loves their salmon, and both of us have had crab cakes all over the States, including Boston, and these light and fluffy cakes have a delicious remoulade sauce on top, served with baby... More 

Thank Lou D
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94 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2016 via mobile

Stayed at the Four Points where this restaurant is located. Had a drink at the bar in the evening which was a little quirky. Bartender was a bit of a character but I enjoyed my drink. Had breakfast in the morning. Very basic menu but very reasonable prices for a hotel restaurant. Tasted as expected. Extremely quick too.

Thank Trey J
Tustin, California
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 June 2016

Very good restaurant. Moderate pricing. Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner are all good. I liked the Salmon.

Thank Wordiculous
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 May 2016 via mobile

Great meal, wonderful service and delicious deserts. Limited menu. The macaroni and cheese was incredibly good.

Thank alljoygirl
Bakersfield, California
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245 reviews
179 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

What a great dinner place to eat at. We had to use the Groupon, my husband had purchased before it expired. Our daughter and son-in-law had gone a couple years ago with his work and they said it was good, so we try and stay away from chain restaurants and thought we should try this place. Very, very good meal.... More 

Thank altonjk
State College, Pennsylvania
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36 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 April 2016

The breakfast was huge and tasty--two eggs, bacon, potatoes, toast, coffee, etc. Great! Stayed at the Sheraton, of which this is part, and hit the bar in the evening. Very nice service at the bar, and, as things go, not too expensive (the salads looked great, but we had already eaten). Beer (on tap) and wine selection were good, not... More 

Thank Tamarack97

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:00 - 11:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
06:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:00
17:30 - 21:00
07:00 - 11:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5105 California Ave, Bakersfield, CA 93309-1623
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Bakersfield

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?