Back Bistro

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204 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 204 People Are Saying
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OT
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Food was good but overpriced for portion size. A waitress slipped on a strawberry, elbowing my son in the back as she fell to the floor. We did not say anything as we didn’t want to make the poor waitress feel bad and we were concerned that she might be seriously hurt.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and drinks; waiters were attentive but not annoying and gave us plenty of time to catch up with friends.

JM
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! Will go again- loved the appetizers and chocolate platter was cool!

R
Portland
471 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Nice restaurant, casual, comfortable indoor or outdoor dining. Here for lunch today. Menu for light eaters to those wanting full meal. Food well prepared, tasty, nice portion size. Server very friendly and there when needed. Restaurant located in large outdoor shopping center so convenient for shopping. Worth trying.

MP
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Unfortunately this establishment lost its amazing offerings in food/service/ambience when they left their original location a few years ago and tripled in size ... I had dinner here a year ago and was disappointed but thought I’d give it another try ... and I am so sorry I did. I would say that this last visit was probably the very worst dinner service that I have ever had in my lifetime. I will never return.

t
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was outstanding and we will return. Especially enjoy your Tuesday night fixed-price menu. Only problem, the fixed-price dessert was not available.

K
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday dinner and it was yummy!

g
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Very nice ambiance but significantly understaffed to make the evening enjoyable. Guests had the burgers which were not accompanied by condiments, fries were delivered after meals eaten, no attempt made to see if further drinks were desired. Portions small, $12 happy hour burgers solo. Food tasty though but not a great value.

k
Sacramento
39 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit to Back Bistro in 2 months and brought other friends to enjoy the restaurant. We all had a great meal and the service staff was super.

OT
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always enjoy the Bistro!

S
Sacramento
7 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent.

PG
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The service was great. Our waiter was conscious of our need to get to Harris Center and brought things out, so we were able to savor everything, but also get out on time. I love the Ahi Poke. Would you ever share the recipe? If not for all, then at least the pickling used on the spiral cut veggie on top?

JG
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We've visited the Back Bistro many times, and as usual, the experience, especially the food and service, was outstanding. It's in a very convenient location.

SC
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a wonderful time all the way around! Food, service, ambience and everything was just great!

GT
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was great. The Happy Hour prices on the wine was much appreciated. All in all, the 4 of us have a very nice relaxing dinner at a reasonable price. We will definitely be back.

A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience3

First time at the Back Bistro to celebrate husband’s birthday. The Steak and Potatoes appetizer was delicious. The Garlic Truffle Fries did not have enough flavor, but were good. Although my husband ordered the Steak Frites “blue rare,” the steak was cooked medium, cut very thin and dry. The happy hour drinks were affordable. Overall service great, our server, Brent, was attentive and friendly. We will would return to try more dishes.

k
Sacramento
39 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit to Back Bistro and I really enjoyed it. Very beautiful restaurant. Staff was attentive and my lunch was just what I wanted. I intend to return in October with friends before we see a production at the Harris Center.

AN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We loved our meal. I had a pomegranate cocktail which was superb . The waiter was great and very attentive. I had the steak with potato and shrimp...appetizer? My husband had the creamy polenta and salad. We wanted a quick meal before the movie theater. There was a little delay but once we told the server he sped everything up. Great food and ambiance. Nice menu.

MR
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love that service personnel are so friendly. Food was excellent.

LF
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Normally this is a pretty good restaurant. We sat outside on a beautiful day, but tree droppings interfered with our meal. One meal was cold when it should have been warm. There were simply too many bothersome flies outside...a problem the restaurant should easily address!!!

GS
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Beautiful new place in a brand new Folsom shopping center. When checking out Folsom restaurants Back Bistro popped up as the best.
The place was quiet when I arrived at 1:15. Joked to the friendly young staff that I probably didn’t need to make a reservation, but she said it’s usually a good idea.
I ordered coffee while waiting for a friend and the French press coffee was delicious.
The Turkey panini was average according to my friend and the spicy Ahi poke was good.
We had a nice quiet visit and the staff stayed attentive but we needed nothing else.
I will try their Happy Hour when I find myself back in Folsom.

LB
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been a fan ever since the early Back Bar days. The food is always great and the wine pairings are magical.

M
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

Just OK. We were seated promptly and the Bruschetta appetizer was excellent. Everything else was mediocre. Several items were not available which seemed weird for early Saturday evening. Mushroom flatbread was dry. Lamb burger was ok but the fries were limp. The artichoke appetizer was not appealing. The service was fine and I wouldn’t necessarily discourage someone from going but with so many other choices it will be some time before I try Back again.

D
Aberdeen
13 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my second visit. I already have reservations for the third and fourth. This is my MOST FAVORITE RESTAURANT. Lovely ambiance,gracious staff, delicious food, fun happy hour, just THE BEST!

VM
Sacramento
3 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We ordered a creamy artichoke appetizer for the first time. It was wonderful. I had salmon and it was perfectly prepared. The service was excellent. Since I was celebrating my birthday I had to order the Triple Pot de Creme for dessert. Heavenly! (But I usually order it even when it’s NOT my birthday.

OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went to listen to my son play guitar at one of my favorite restaurants! Love Back Bistro - have been a fan for a long time. Great food, awesome Happy Hour, and friendly service. Highly recommend it!

BC
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

The food was good but I was disappointed that they were out of my first choice for an entree. They were out of another entree also which meant that 20% of their menu was unavailable. Also when my food arrived the meat was hot but the polenta it was served on had cooled off significantly.

JN
Sacramento
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Back Bistro has always been my favorite place. I bring my friends here.

AF
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

To make it a 5, we felt the scallops were a tad undercooked and we ordered cheese that didn't come in a timely fashion. Overall, a wonderful experience and we will be back!

The choc dessert plate was incredible, wine was amazing and my salmon was great. Salad's were good too and the happy hour pricing/menu makes the value for fine dining tough to beat.

BC
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, great location, great service. We visit about once a quarter and are never disappointed.

CF
Sacramento
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Another wonderful Prix Fixe dinner and Wine Pairing with excellent service.

D
Central Coast
14 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I hate to recommend this restaurant because it was so flawless, I don't want it to become so popular that we cannot get in. Everything was absolutely perfect! The hostess was welcoming, the waitress, was thoughtful and accommodating, the menu was great, the food was served by two waiters so the four of us all received our food at the same time. Meals were so delicious we were all talking about our selections the next day. This is what we go out to dinner for! We call this, "Wow-factor," and everything we were served, qualified. The presentations were beautiful, generous, and delicious. Be sure to save room for desserts. They too were astounding. (Now stay home. We want to keep this great place to ourselves. ;-) )

SC
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We enjoyed a delicious lunch that was expertly prepared and presented. The food was delicious and the service was professional and friendly. We will definitely visit again, and next time I want to try dinner.

CC
1 review
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Always consistent and food is very good. Opted for a few appetizers instead of a meal.

PG
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience4

We went there before a performance at Harris Center, when I discovered I had left my tickets at the office. I had a coworker email them to me and the manager was willing to print them out for us. Over the top service. The food was delish. I would recommend the ahi poke to all. It looks like a small portion, but it is so rich, I could hardly finish it. The pickled cucumber on top was masterful - and I don't like cukes! The location is a little hard to find and parking was a challenge, but the food was terrific.

RM
Sacramento
12 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

For the second time in a row we were forgotten after being seated. If it weren't for Brandon and his excellent service I would write this place off. Fortunately, the food is wonderful and so are the cocktails so we will be back, again thanks to Brandon.

M
Sacramento
2 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner on the patio. Excellent service, delicious food. We'll be back!

CU
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite place in town. Loved the addition of live music Thursday’s. Always a great time!

KF
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The "new" location is awesome. It's open, bright and airy, yet comfortable and classy. My guests really enjoyed it as well. Our server was simply outstanding! We will be back!

DF
Sacramento
26 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a wonderful time. The service was friendly and helpful, and the food was all perfect. The happy hour drinks were full strength.