About 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.
Turlock, CA 95381
Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Saturday: 11:00am - midnight
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Chef LeRoy Walker
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
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Bistro 234 Ratings and Reviews
I cannot brag on this restaurant enough! Our servers, Britta and Tye, were amazing! They are both a huge asset, bringing their “A” game to the table! They were lots of fun with their wit and just as charming with their knowledge, accommodating manners and professionalism!
The food is a 10 across the board and we thoroughly enjoy it each and every Valentines Day!
The food was so greasy! The whole bottom of my plate -bacon wrapped prime rib and my husband’s chilean sea bass was SOAKED in olive oil. When I showed my waitress she shrugged it off saying that the food is cooked in Olive oil. Cooked I understand swimming was too much. My prime rib was only about 4oz which was disappointing since I paid $31 for it and our food took an hour to arrive at our table. I was so disappointed since our first experience was wonderful. It’ll be a long time before we return.
We made reservations to celebrate a birthday and got a table next to the cold air and a really unhappy and unfriendly inattentive waitress. Very unwelcoming. No hello. No thank you. It was obvious she had better things to do than wait on customers Saturday evening. Pity we ended up with such a sour waitress. Why would we even bother to return?
As always, friendly staff that makes a point to visit. Always able to adjust some selections to vegan. Excellent dessert choices for vegetarians though not vegan. Attentive to patron needs throughout the meal. Pleasant setting. Have only been here for lunch so cannot comment on evenings. Have been coming here for at least the past six years.
I love this place but it’s just wasn’t good tonight. Our server was stretched too thin and couldn’t really connect w us or provide prompt service. Crab cakes were too salty, salad overdressed and halibut too dry. That said, half price wine for Wednesdays made an average dining experience better.
Visiting relatives in Turlock and read that the restaurant was very highly recommended. I live in Seattle and travel and eat out a lot. My sister had the Chilean Sea Bass and I and my wife both had ribeyes. Sister had to send back her plate due to very cold risotto and though she didn’t complain to the waiter, the risotto had no flavor and her fish portion was very small, especially for the price. My ribeye wa fine portion wise, but other than the sauce covering it had not much flavor and was not tender. They would do better to improve the grade of beef or at least try to improve the beef marbling. Wait service was very slow as well. On the positive note my Manhattan was done well.
I love the food here. However the past 3 times we have been there the service has been terrible. I'm not sure if it's because they are under staffed or just bad customer service. We we had to wait over 30min after being seated for our waitress to come over and take our drink order and put drinks didn't come for another 15min. After that we had to have a young man going around refilling water call the waitress so we can order appetizers and check on a drink that never came.
Although they tried to make up for it at the end for spending $400+ the service should be good from the get go. I hope they can improve their service since the food is exceptional here!
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