Should be on the short list
We came to Bistro 234 as a celebration. The evening was a huge success everyone left filled with good food and good times. We have been to the restaurant before and have enjoyed our past visits as well. The food is consistantly good and the service is top notch.
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
Overall a pleasant experience. Hostess was not very helpful when I first asked for a different table because the seat be the window was too sunny and warm. The tapas plate of chicken sate was just okay. The chicken didn't feel freshly cooked, but the peanut sauce was nice. The atmosphere is great and the martinis are wonderful.
4/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
We love this place. However,
We love this place. However, bread was stale, and we let them know. They brought some super fresh delicious bread. Food could have been warmer. We think it sat for a bit before making it to our table. Their Diana pie dessert is fabulous!
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been to this restaurant
We have been to this restaurant many times, always pleased. We took friends that had never been there before, and we were very happy that our friends enjoyed it so very much.
Discovered,when making my reservation that this restaurant was listed on Open Table.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
We will be back! Great menu,
We will be back! Great menu, almost too much to pick from. The only negative we had was that there wasn't a bartender, so when we ordered a night cap, we had to tell the waitress how to make it. It wasn't quite right, but I'm sure a real bartender would have made it correctly. Other than that, a great experience.
4/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
love it always
as usual, food was great, drinks were delicious, service was friendly and outstanding, and we love the "cellar" room. we always travel from another city, where we live, to Bistro 234 for special occasions or to treat special friends.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
We chose Bistro 234 for my father's 80th birthday party. We were a party of 12 and none had been there before. What a wonderful restaurant! The food was delicious and the service was beyond exceptional! Anna, our waitress, was incredible. All 12 meals came out timely, hot and perfect! If you are looking for and intimate dinner for two or venue for a special occasion with a group, this is the place!
5/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
The menu provided just the
The menu provided just the bistro touch we were after. Everything was tasty, and the wine selection admirable. Service was topnotch.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Dinner at Bistro
Food was good service was just a bit slow. All in all a good experience, wine list is excellent and my steak was perfect!
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I'm San Franciscan. Food was great!
There only seemed to be one waitress in our area, but she worked hard and kept our ice tea and coffees filled. This is my 3rd time at this restaurant and I've always enjoyed the food and service. We had the boneless short ribs with garlic mashed potatoes, Mahi Mahi ratatouille, & seafood penne. The short rib and penne were excellent. My husband liked the ratatouille, but said the Mahi Mahi was just good. To be fair, we usually like a different type of fish, but he wanted the ratatouille. Some prices weren't listed, but bill was reasonable($180/4entrees, 3 desserts, 2 appetizers, 2 coffees, tea, tax & tip). I'm not a food snob, but being from San Francisco, it's sometimes hard to find good restaurants in other areas. The food here was great.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Who would think?
Never, would we have thought Turlock had a first class restaurant. However Bistro, 234 is truly an excellent restaurant right in downtown Turlock. Will definitely be returning.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Never had a bad meal here. It was a busy Friday evening, but our service was prompt and excellent. Salads were just right, steak was wonderful, and dessert (we split it) was a great end to the meal. We did not feel rushed and were able to enjoy the dinner conversation.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Glad I branched out
This restaurant is not in my town but 20 minute away, so it's a big deal I even went. My daughter and I had tickets to a show in the area and decided to go there. We are glad we did. With the exception that the server was a bit less polished than what I would have expected, the food was delicious. I had a beet salad and the seared sea scallops and my daughter had the chicken marsala. had one BIG complaint though, the entree was brought out while we were enjoying our appetizers and with no apology that was not the norm. I would go again, I just hope we don't get rushed through dinner.
5/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
You know what your getting.
The Bistro is one of the most consistent restaurants we have ever been to. The meals are prepared perfectly each time we come. The portions never change. We know we are going to have an outstanding meal everytime. There is one downside to this Fantastic Restaurant. If you are not in the Clique. You seem to be seated by the restrooms, the very crowded hostess station or by the front door. Please do not try to switch your mashed potatoes for augratin potatoes.They will fight you over that. lol. Other than that a GREAT Restaurant.
5/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lunch was fun!
I recently treated my girlfriend to lunch here and we had a very nice experience. I had perhaps the best lentil soup of my life. There was also a Pinot Grigio that was the special for $4.00 a glass - quite the bargain and delicious as well. The server was wonderful, better experience than the first time. Although the entree coming out during the appetizer test could not be conducted due to the fact that it was lunch and I had my soup and salad come out at the same time.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Turlock's best restaurant--hands down! Definitely my favorite place to bring family and friends for special occasions.
5/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
We've been ther twice, and it's been very goodnight times. I would recommend 234 Bistro to all my friends.
5/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
I took my sister for lunch to celebrate her birthday. The food was wonderful! The service was great! We had such a great time!
5/31/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is one of my favorite restaurants and they never disappoint. Upon arrival we were promptly seated outside on the patio, I had made a note on my reservation that outside seating is preferred. We were helped very quickly and the food was excellent. The only thing negative I can say is that my date does not like asparagus, and there were not many asparagus free dishes to choose from this time of year. For an asparagus lover such as myself, that is a bonus though.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for the Valley
234 Bistro has all the attributes of a trendy urban eatery
6/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, variety of choices, good atmosphere, servers are happy and smiling every time we go in...
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
We found Bistro 234 just browsing on OpenTable it was a 45 min. drive however it was worth if the swordfish was great.
Bristro 234 was nice clean, watch the baseball game at the bar, wait staff was nice friendly
Patio area looked great to dine at (tables full when we got there)
6/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Salad was fresh with great dressing and ingredients. Perfect for lunch. Service was great at 12pm Quiet with mostly local professionals grabbing lunch.
6/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
great restaurant but..
i was just curious as when you charge gratuity for a party. We only had 7 people and we were charged 15% usually i have seen it to be 8 or more people that was pretty rediculous and besides that we had reservations @ 730 and i got a call @ 727 asking if we were still coming in? patience would be great. but considering the fact we got there right @ 730 and it took over 5 minutes for someone to come even greet us
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Ahi tuna special
The Ahi tuna special is to die for and the rib eye steak always cooked to perfection. We also had a great poke salad and heirloom tomato salad with tomatoes from Turlock. The staff at Bistro 234 are attentive, knowledgeable, and fantastic. This is our favorite place for a date night!
7/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great time. Definitely will
Great time. Definitely will return. Halibut, THE BEST
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A very nice memorable evening!
The layout of this restaurant is broken up into small little rooms giving an intimate private feel wherever you sit. It has outdoor seating, but I recommend sitting indoors where the atmosphere is elegant. The food is upscale, excellently prepared, and sufficiently portioned. Everyone in our party raved about the entree they had in front of them.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is my favorite restaurant
This is my favorite restaurant in Turlock. The Filet is amazing, the samon is awesome, specialty drinks are my fav! Great Martini's.
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
234 gets a 9.5
Great feel, pretty good wine list ranging from entry bottles to decent aged and rare bottles. Food was spectacular and staff was very helpful and friendly. This is my place to go for a wine n dine just make sure u make reservations if there are more than 2 in your party. See you again soon Bistro 234
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heard a lot about Bistro before trying it and it certainly met my expectations ... service was terrific; my petite filet was even better ... however, my wife only gave her chicken marsala dish an "OK" ... she didn't like the dark sauce.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Don't know if "energetic"
Don't know if "energetic" is the correct word for the noise level. We ate inside and it was downright noisy! Had to practically yell at each other to be heard.
9/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food is good, but portions a little small and prices are WAY too high for the town.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
A lovely Bistro
The food at Bistro is very good! The servers are very attentive. The Bistro always has several fish choices on their menu as well as daily specials. The fish is fresh and is paired with different side dishes. The menu has several different dinner salads which are delicious. The desserts look amazing! Have not tried them though but hear others rave about them. The wine list is excellent. Lots of choices by the glass as well as bottles.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great place for good food.
Great place for good food. We enjoyed our dinner plus our waiter Shaun knew the wine list with great recommendation!!!!!!!!!
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
Consistently great food with good service. Extensive wine list. Chef Leroy continues to amaze!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food and service
The service was excellent and was attended well by the host, server and waitress. The food was served on time and tasted great. I would return soon and try some of the other items on the menu. First time here and will not be the last.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wonderful Staff & Food
The staff at Bistro 234 could not be more accommodating. I had to cancel four of my ten reservations at the last minute (four no shows) and they were so nice about it all. We had a terrific lunch, you just can not beat the food in this restaurant and we will go back again & again & again. The Portobello Sandwich is just to die for.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM