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“Food is very good, but portion a little too small”

Valentien Restaurant
Ranked #29 of 841 Restaurants in Bakersfield
Certificate of Excellence
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Dining options: Reservations
Description: Valentien is currently closed for re-engineering, but will be reopening soon!
Reviewed 11 March 2013

Food quality is good...though some of the dishes are on the salty side (as other patrons have commented). My two biggest complaints are the portion size and seating. When you divide the price to the portion size, it comes out to be quite expensive. The other complaints are the chairs. For such a nice restaurants, the chair are downright miserable. Maybe they ran out of chairs for us, but there is no reason to have plastic costco chairs at "fine" restaurants. Service was excellent for us and the wine/alcohol list was quite good. This restaurant has the potential to be one of the better ones in town for "foodies", but these flaws must be addressed.

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Reviewed 8 March 2013

small but very nice atmoshere. good service. Eclectic menu with good quallity food. I felt the food had too much salt and pepper.

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Reviewed 21 February 2013

The food at Valentien's far outshines anything else available in Bakersfield. I wish the setting was a little nicer to match the excelletn food, but this is still Bakersfield. Every time I come here I am treated to something delightful and often new. If you have discriminating taste buds and aren't out for the heavy plate stuffed with meat, this is the place for you. The coffee is an experience all in and of itself. The only caveat I have is leave plenty of time--they are a fine dining establishment and will not be rushed.

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Reviewed 28 December 2012

Food was good and very quaint atmosphere. A little pricey for me, but a nice place for an "upscale" dinner in Bakersfield

1  Thank Jared S
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Reviewed 12 December 2012

Simply a perfect little local restaurant with great owners that love and care about what they serve on a daily basis.

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