Back Bistro

4.6
159 reviews
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$30 and under
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Newly relocated to the Palladio after serving Folsom for 10 years. Featuring casual fine dining, an elegant ambiance, fresh made to order cuisine and a large craft cocktail bar with personal service. We are Folsom's premier award winning wine and dine experience. Upscale California cuisine with a Wine Spectator Award of Excellence and exceptional craft cocktails. Happy Hour everyday 3-6pm and late night Friday and Saturday 9-10pm. Opens at 11:00 daily. Please call us for additional reservation times.

Specials

Happy Hour Everyday 3-6pm

Enjoy $5 glasses of red and white wine, $5 beer, $8 Specialty cocktails and $5 appetizers. Available throughout the entire restaurant.

Terms and Conditions:

Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: July 27, 2019

Ends: July 28, 2118

Availability: Sun-Thu 3:00PM-6:00PM
Fri-Sat 3:00PM-6:00PM 9:00PM-10:00PM

What 159 People Are Saying
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EH
Sacramento
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Best prix fix dinners & great wine selections. The waitress was super!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The best in Folsom and El Dorado Hills. Jeff Back is the owner and is on-site ensuring your experience is exceptional. We’ve been dining with Back since he opened in 2008. Highly recommend going there.

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CF
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Prix Fixe dinner, it was one of the best meals we have had at a restaurant in some time.

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JN
1 review
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back Bistro has been my favorite place to eat since I discovered them about 5 years ago. I took my friend there recently to celebrate her birthday. It was lunchtime, uncrowned, quiet, great food, great wine, and the staff was friendly and attentive. We both had a wonderful time.

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OT
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Good food and friendly service for lunch on a Sunday. Scallops were a bit too salty but quite good. I subbed mashed potatoes for the risotto. Yummy yummy

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SB
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We enjoyed our meal indoors and liked that we were able to go out on the patio for a more informal seating area to enjoy another glass of wine!

Back Bistro
Responded on July 9, 2019

Thank you so much for your review! We look forward to serving you again and thanks for supporting local.

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KM
Sacramento
10 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Back Bistro always delivers excellent food and great service. They also have a great Happy Hour where you can get smaller items at discounted price at your table. We love the Braised Short Rib, Shrimp and Scallops along with many other items.

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FO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

9 girlfriends met for lunch on the patio, everyone enjoyed their meal and drink selections. Our server, Amanda, was so accommodating and fun. The other staff was just as nice. We all agreed this should be the place to meet for future get togethers.

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FB
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

We went to Back Bistro at 6:30 on a Tuesday night. Business was a little slow but they seemed to be completely understaffed and their waitstaff was just spread too thin throughout the restaurant. We waited probably 6–8 minutes upon arriving before anyone even came over to offer us water or to take our drink order. We were 1 of 4 tables in the main dining area when we were sat and then there were a handful of tables outside. We then went our entire dinner waiting for our waitress to come by and check in. Both of us had nothing to drink through most of our dinner and were hoping to order another round of drinks midway through. Would have loved to have another glass of wine with my amazing dinner! We could see our waitress but it was impossible to flag her down as she was darting all over serving tables both inside and outside. During our meal a few other tables were sat in the dining area so it only got worse. The icing on the cake was the fact that we could see the manager standing at the bar most of the night and he seemed to make no effort to help back up his staff even though she was visibly stressed. I absolutely love this place and their food is fantastic but they really need their staff to have smaller areas so they can better attend to tables. Even if it is a slow week night. This was my hubby's first time there and unfortunately he has almost no desire to return even though he absolutely loved his food. I will say that when I mentioned the issue to our waitress at the end of the night that she comped a round of drinks so I truly appreciated her gesture. This by no means was an issue with the waitress, just not adequate staffing for a restaurant of this size. If you only have a two waitstaff in the whole restaurant perhaps they should consider closing off part of the dining are so the tables aren't so spread out. It would have been more manageable for the staff.

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Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on June 28, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 4

Maybe we just went on an off night because the food wasn’t really good at all.

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MC
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always fantastic food, great service and wonderful ambiance!

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w
San Francisco
50 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had another good dinner here--this time the Tuesday night pre fixe dinner. Jamie was once again a very good waitress!

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VM
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We celebrated my husband’s birthday with family. Food was great and service good. Back Bistro never disappoints.

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K
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

We went early to take advantage of happy hour. The food is always good and the wine selected for “house wine” also good. The service is exceptional.

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C
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time in the new location - and happy that the value and deliciousness of the food has not changed! Beautiful bar and restaurant! Everyone seemed to be having fun! Will definitely be back!

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EH
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome! This place is relaxing & quiet. The food is always great

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DR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a wonderful Father's Day dinner at Back's Wine Bar/Bistro. The salad portions were generous and delicious, the entrees were hot and perfectly cooked, and the dessert (Sticky Toffee Cake) was too good to leave any behind. The wine was wonderful and our friend tried a flight of rye whiskey that he enjoyed. The waitress was attentive and knowledgeable and we had outstanding service. A great experience. We'll go again for another special occasion.

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H
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice happy hour, nice outside. Good food

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RM
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sitting outside is just fantastic and our waiter, Brian was just great. Much better than the last experience.

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OT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

food and service were amazing!!

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JS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous, food, service. Our waitress was outstanding. A lovely evening

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SM
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

They did not offer a house salad
They had very limited choices on salad dressings for the large salads that were offered.
The salad 2 of us ordered had a rancid flavor to the dressing, we had to send it back.
There was not much chicken added to the salad for the price.
The outdoor sofa cushions were stained/ dirty.
Service was very good.

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Tahoe
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Came back the next night and felt the same entree a bit better the second night. Guess it depends who’s cooking. Server was also more attentive and knowledgeable but had a good time both nights.

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DH
8 reviews
Dined on June 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had the Tuesday prefix dinner special for June and every course was fabulous! Enjoyed the selection of wine pairings as well. Generous portions!

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LE
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mackenzie did a fabulous job and the food was delicious!

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TD
Sacramento
11 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service

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F
Detroit
8 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

It was a great time, our server was so much fun.

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d
Sacramento
23 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Overall great experience. Minor feedback...service was a little slow especially around drinks from the bar.

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SO
1 review
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Happy hour is the best way to try all of their amazing starters! Our favorites were the champagne asparagus, goat cheese fritters, and marinated artichoke hearts. Jarred was our server and gave great recommendations as well as service. All staff were friendly and attentive. It's right next door to the movie theater, so it is convenient also!

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PA
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal and amazing service from Jamie. She is such an amazing person and gives her all to her job. We have eaten here 2x’s and we were blessed to have Jamie take care of us both times. Her choices for our food were perfect!!

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SA
1 review
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved it. First time there. Food was a little sparse. Pizza was incredibly tiny. Salad was amazing.

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JE
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 1ambience 2

Sadly, our food was horrible. Inaccurate description of the food on the menu. We knew it was a bad sign when the restaurant was empty on a Friday night at 6:30...

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W
Sacramento
111 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was great. Perfect level of noise. Good ambiance and great service!

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OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service, very good food.

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L
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This was a nice place I had not tried yet. Overall the ambiance and the service were amazing. The drinks were very good. The food was good but not quite up to par on meat quality for the price. We averaged about $100 per person. The charcuterie and cheese board was pretty good with good cheese but only had salami(rather than prosciutto), which seems a little underwhelming again for the price. My filet mignon was a little over cooked and three of us ordered this but the portions were all very different. I would give it another try.

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MD
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

I didn't like the tables so close together, especially for a quiet romantic dinner.

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JP
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is our favorite restaurant in Folsom. Great location, great food, great ambiance.

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CH
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious, perfect place for an amazing mothers day treat!

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DA
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We attended their Mother’s Day brunch and They struggled with keeping the buffet full with delicious food. There was a small selection of foods; cheese without bread or crackers, salad with only two dressings, muffins with no flavor, shrimp cocktails with two shrimp, etc. I went through the line twice and several items were out each time I went. I would suggest concentrating on the quality of the food and making sure there is a larger quantity rather than trying to make the food look elegant.

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w
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had another good dining experience here. We were there at the suggestion of our friends who enjoyed their 1st experience well enough to suggest a repeat visit. We have been there other times both with other friends and also by ourselves. We have had Jamie 3 or 4 times and she has done a great job. The food has always been tasty! Good job all the way around......

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