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Bistro 234
Bistro 234

Bistro 234 Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.Bistro234.com
  • Phone: (209) 668-4234
  • Hours of Operation: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - midnight
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Continental, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Chef LeRoy Walker
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: The Wine Cellar at Bistro 234 is perfect for you professional and personal private parties. Seating for 36 is available in an intimate dining area.
  • Private Party Contact: Erin Hobbs (209) 668-4234

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Center
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Bistro 234
Bistro 234 is honored to have earned the prestigious Wine Spectator's 2012 & 2013 Award of Excellence. Located in the center of historic downtown Turlock, Bistro 234 offers a dining experience that is sure to foster great memories. The fun atmosphere, high ceilings, heated patio and vibrant colors pair well with the eclectic cuisine of our talented Executive Chef, LeRoy Walker. At Bistro 234, we love to share our passion for food and dining with seasonal New American and French-influenced cooking. Bistro 234 is the ideal place to host your event, be it large or small. The Cellar is available for exclusive dining.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Don't order humas- it is good but only 4 chips Requested more and received 4 more. What's up with that?? Food was ho-hum for the price Willl be a long time before we go back"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We started with the crab cakes, fantastic with a delicious sauce. My husband loves beets and the beet salad with both red and golden beets with goat cheese did not disappoint! I had the fillet. Cold perfectly. My husband had the roasted chicken. Juicy and well seasoned. We don't eat potatoes so they gave us extra veggies instead. We got a bargain on a bottle of Robert Hall cab that was left from their wine tasting. Then they let us taste another Grenache gem and talked to us for a bit about wine. I can't wait to go back and try more things on the menu. We might also go to their wine tasting and their cooking classes."
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "Bistro 234 never disappoints us; always great food, great service, and a very nice wine list. Good place for a special occasion or just a night out."
    Dined on 8/2/2014
  • "Starting with the Brushetta and the Crab cakes both great ! Then the Ravioli s and the Prime Angus Filet was so good! The place very quaint and quiet makes you feel like your in a restaurant in San Francisco. Its a totally comfortable atmosphere and the food was Great it makes we want to go back just remembering! I will try Lunch the next time!"
    Dined on 7/29/2014
  • "The corn soup was excellent and seasoned perfectly. Sandwich not so great, too much pesto mayo and bread. I loved the to die for desert! Ice cream with Carmel, chocolate, toffee crunches on a sweet crust. Enough for 3-4 people."
    Dined on 7/16/2014
  • "My pork tenderloin was very good with an apple, onion, walnut topping. They are willing to change sides for food allergies. There were quite a few choices for gluten free which makes me happy. My husband had great sea bass!"
    Dined on 7/15/2014
  • "Despite it being an entirely packed house due to a Rombauer wine tasting, the quality of food and service were top notch! I wanted to order all of the dinner specials because they all sounded yummy, but ended up choosing a braised pork shank with blue cheese croquets... simply devine and definitely not something you're able to find anywhere else in Turlock. The Bistro staff was friendly, attentive, and knowledgable without being pretentious. Good food and good wine (and a good friend) all conspired for a wonderful evening at Bistro 234."
    Dined on 7/9/2014
  • "Arrived late for our reservation but the restaurant was really good about it. Had a nice table next to the wine racks. Service was attentive but not over zealous. Food was of a good standard - had steaks cooked perfectly to our order and vegetables and salad were all excellent. Summer Berry cheesecake was exceptional. Would definitely recommend a visit here."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "Bistro 234 is the nicest most quite place I've been. If I was you I wouldn't be wasting my time finding other places. This is my place from now and on."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "Great and attentive service. Food is superb. Could not find a better wine list anywhere!"
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Had a great evening here. Prices were great and the quality of the food was amazing. My gal and I had a great evening."
    Dined on 6/18/2014
  • "Nice quite back section for groups to enjoy lunch and conversation. Service was very good, drinks always stayed full and wait service was helpful and joked with guests. Food was hot, good portions and nicely plated."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "We have enjoyed Bistro 234 many times and have never been disappointed. Service is always great and food is always excellent!"
    Dined on 6/7/2014
  • "My wife and I have been going here for years. But probably the last 3-4 times we've gone I keep saying its the last time we go. Menu never changes. Even the specials are always the same. The portion sizes are much smaller. The servers aren't very knowledgeable. I don't know, just not feeling this place like we used to. They need to step up their game. 10 East is now my favorite spot in turlock. "
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "We celebrated a birthday there! Our server was awesome! The mango margaritas are sooo good! Food was great! Only negative thing was the onion soup! Too salty!...oh, and the looks of the ones dining there...perhaps because we were of a different race?!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "I made a last minute reservation for 10. Our table was ready when we arrived, the food was fabulous, as was the service. We had a perfect time. "
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "It was the first time I'd been there and I was thoroughly impressed! The food was great, I had the market salad and it's a must try amazing unique creation by the chef. The rack of lamb was great, very good quality lamb. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "The food was great, the service was nice, but slow. The restauraunts is smaller than I expected. "
    Dined on 5/17/2014
  • "I been to Bistro234 twice, once with friends and once with my girlfriend, booth times I had fantastic service and fantastic food, I highly recommend this place."
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "The steamed clams were excellent! Entrees were flavorful and key lime pie to die for!!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "We really enjoy dining at this restaurant. The decor is casually elegant. The food is always excellent and service is on point. Guaranteed enjoyment. Try the artichoke appetizer."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "Great place for quiet conversations, food and drink. Wine list is superb. Food selection at lunch could be more varied but great. Service is outstanding."
    Dined on 5/1/2014
  • "Another nice dinner at Bistro 234, as usual! Not that many quality resturants in this area but Bistro is always top notch with food and service!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "Restaurant was understaffed at lunch. It was slow to get order taken, but the food was very tasty when it arrived. "
    Dined on 4/16/2014
  • "Mikayla was an amazing waitress. She made our experience incredible and the food was amazing. Definitely would recommend."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "This is a consistently good place. There are things that fall a titch short...wedge salad needs to be colder. Butter on bread plate should be firm not mushy. Placement of a table in main dining room near the bar is out in the middle, where people need to walk to get to the bathroom. It's awkward. But other than that, it is a great place. Their gnocchi with sage cream sauce is incredible. And you can't go wrong with the Diana torte for dessert. Delicious and enough for four people!"
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Friday night dinner with a reservation..we were seated at the table closet to the door with other tables available. Server failed to recognize us for approx. 10 minutes then failed to offer cocktail service while we waited for the other couple to arrive. Food was tasty my vegetables were very undercooked. We ordered a bottle of wine that was delayed and arrived mid way thru the meal. Not the best experience we have had and it won't keep us from coming back, not the experience we have had in the past."
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "When we checked in, the the hostess said "it is going to be a busy night so we put you at a high table" I told her that we wanted a table. This didn't seem to please her. We were seated at the smallest table available, right behind the hostess station. We had to put the salt and pepper shaker as well as some of our dishes in the window display (where the rocks and plants were) to make room for our food on the table. I felt like we were being " punished" for asking to sit where we wanted to sit. I'd made reservations well in advance and made a note that it was my boyfriend's birthday There was no mention of that, or basically anything. It was a miserable dining experience. We couldn't wait to get out of there."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "The food here is outstanding! Had potato gnocchi that simply amazing! But we were ignored all night...practicality had to beg for ice and refills.. Just for that I wouldn't run back any time soon"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "always have a great experience at this restaurant. food is delicious and the service ids generally top notch. the service was a little lacking this time but nothing really bad just not as good as pay experiences. the atmosphere is nice but still fairly casual. this is my favorite place to go. I love the gnocchi with sage cream sauce.. awesome!"
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "We had a great time, we almost didn't want to leave."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife was delighted with the sea bass, I enjoyed the new York in a peppercorn sauce, we shared a salad. all was good, was a busy night (valentines) was a pleasant experience."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "old charm atmosphere located downtown beautiful Turlock. This small central valley town is home to numerous restaurants, however Bistro 234 has the most exquisite selection of foods. The head chef creates mouth watering dishes from chicken marsala to perfectly grilled salmon or halibut. It is a dining experience that is perfect for a romantic evening. Nice wine selections."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Artichoke appetizer is really good having been steamed then grilled; served with balsamic vinegar drizzle and aoili. The gnocchi is a large serving with tender chicken. Does not reheat well-much to my dismay. The bacon-wrapped filet is a favorite and the shallot butter with the fingerlings is wonderful. Never had a bad meal."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "Second time there and food and service was very good"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "The food at Bistro 234 is what keeps us coming back. It is always delicious, fresh and cooked perfectly."
    Dined on 2/5/2014
  • "Bistro Is Always On My Go-To List & I'm Never Disappointed When I'm Able To Dine There. Thank You!"
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I love that when I make a special request, like sitting in a certain area, they always accommodate."
    Dined on 1/9/2014
  • "Food was a limited menu and not very good. We ordered 4 out the 8 options and all were a bust! But the wine was good!!"
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Delicious, as usual. I highly recommend Bistro 234 to everyone dining in Turlock."
    Dined on 1/7/2014