Lemon Ricotta Pancakes
three fluffy pancakes with lemon zest & ricotta cheese served with home made raspberry butter
Sauteed in Beurre Blanc Sauce & Lemon capers
Food was nothing to write home about
Our dinners were all delicious and prepared to perfection. Our waiter was attentive and very professional. Great experience!
I am a frequent customer but Friday was a huge disappointment . It was very busy and the kitchen could not seem to keep up. We had a 8:00 theater which we advised and ordered promptly . The entree didn’t arrive till after seven which left us 15 minutes to eat . The food was spotty. But the service was great. Our server did everything she could to get our dinners promptly while dealing with too many tables. She is a star. I cancelled booking for 8 a few days later. Very disappointed
This is the second time we have gone to Backstreet Bistro this season. The food was exceptional the first time and we could get a reservation so we wanted to take friends back there. What a disappointment. We were seated quickly - but NO ONE came by the table until I flagged down the bartender. Finally water arrived; again flagging down someone to take a drink order only to be abandoned and not have a dinner order taken. WAY UNDERSTAFFED!!!! Again the food was delicious. I just won't suffer through lack of service to get it again.
Service was very poor. Waitress only smiled when she brought the check.
Absolutely delicious Italian food and great service combined for an outstanding value. We'd definitely stop in again to this great neighborhood restaurant.
Good service. Large portions and food was very good. Not outstanding but good. Was a bit taken back by the appearance of the hostess and the owner. Should wear some make up and look the part. Not a good first impression. Was shocked by the owners look. She was a mess and obviously did not care about her look. Messy old clothes, hair a mess no makeup. Had her shirt on backwards. Come on..your the owner, not a homeless person who just walked in. People were very polite to her but then commented to each other about her terrible look. Get with it and make yourself feel better and your customers. Loved the marinara sauce.
Great service, good food, and quiet enough that we could talk and visit. We enjoyed our meal and time there.
Excellent as always. Great food and wonderful selection of wine. Highly recommended.
Our group of 5 sat outside, in the wonderful weather of Palm Desert. Waitress was attentive, and the food was excellent. We will return for dinner at another opportunity!
For a strip mall restaurant, the Backstreet Bistro does a nice job of creating ambience and the food is very good.
Great foot, attentive service. Nice people.
We made a reservation for a party of 3, and arrived on time. Waited about 10 minutes at the door to be seated; the maitre d' was doubling as a wait person. There was a bit of a wait for our drinks and taking our orders. Wine list is somewhat limited, but the pours were generous. Caesar salads were very good. Our main courses (veal ravioli with a mushroom cream sauce and spaghetti carbonara) were well prepared, but bland. Overall, a pleasant experience, reasonably priced.
Very good meal for the price. Service was excellent.
Wonderful food great patio table. thank's to Mario and staff.
We stopped for lunch at this amazing , dog friendly restaurant. The Reuben sandwich and turkey supreme sandwich were fantastic and huge. We were too full for dessert but the selection looked good. Service was great - fast and attentive.
We’ll be back!!!
It was a beautiful day to sit on the patio and this is one of my favorites. Good food, efficient service and a lovely patio!
Service was terrible. The chef apparently was injured and they had the waiters doing the cooking. Several people walked out after 2 hours of not receiving their food. They brought ours after 2 hours and it was terrible. They ended up not charging us and “coming clean” that they had a meltdown in the kitchen. Should have just been honest from the beginning.
Saturday are so much fun. Great music and enjoyable afternoon on the patio
Cute place, nice menu, great service. Tables are too close together.
The restaurant is lovely and the service staff were very kind.
Shrimp Salad: Tough overcooked shrimp. Veal Piccata: Miniscule portion of meat. Service: Pleasant but waitress forgot to bring the wine and the salad dressing.
This is a very friendly restaurant with great food for the price and attentive service.
We were excited to be able to get a reservation through Open Table a few hours before we wanted to dine. However when we arrived at the restaurant, they did have our name [saw several friends that had also booked through Open Table and they said their names were not received by the restaurant], but with a near-empty indoor area they first tried to seat us at a table that would be in the middle of all traffic....kitchen and diners. We requested one toward they back and they said those ‘had reservations’ — funny enough, so did we, and they were not for a specific table. We had almost completely finished and were leaving before the 2nd to last table was seated so there really was no problem. Other than that, the staff was exceptional, the food fabulous - GREAT menu too. We are looking forward to going back.
Party of 2. Ordered wedge salad, kitchen split for us which was nice. One order of ravioli & one order of penne pesto.
Not a busy night but our server seems a little stressed. Overall did an ok job for us though.
The salad was standard fare but found it odd to have some spring mix under the iceberg wedge. While I enjoyed my Penne both flavor & portion other party was disappointed with flavor of ravioli - filling wasn’t noteworthy & vodka sauce just seemed to lack seasoning.
Overall a disappointing date night.
We have been to Back Street Bistro a few times and you always have consistent service and good food.
We so enjoyed the food and ambiance on New Years Eve. Diane was our server and she was just terrific ! As were the lovely gals who kept our water glasses full. Food was amazing! We’ll be back :).
Had an enjoyable dinner with friends at the Backstreet bistro. A couple of minor issues, our table for 6 was not ready when we arrived - we requested outside seating. Initially they set a small circular table for 6 which would have been very cramped. Thankfully our friends were late by which time a larger table had become available. Most of the food was good but the Lasagne was poor. Service was a little slow as they had a group of 40 people that sat down before us but staff were friendly and attentive.
Quant Restaurent with pleasant ambiance. Entree salad with shrimp was generous and well presented. Veal piccata was well prepared. Service was very good. We did not have desert.
The food was Great
It was 6 of us and everyone was happy with their meal
We were able bring you our dog there
Service was very attentive. Can't wait to go back in March
We have eaten here several times n the past and went again because we always enjoyed the food and the service. This time we did not. There were six (6) of us for dinner. We were rushed from the time we arrived (and it was not crowded) until we left. There is no way they could have actually made the food at the time our order was placed. They merely heated it up. The pasta fagioli soup was terrible - lacked flavor and any resemblance to the real soup. The linguini and clams not good at all; the pasta being mushy and the clams tasteless. All the pastas were 'watered' down with un-flavorful sauces. I guess that is our last dinner at BackStreet Bistro.
Perfect evening out on the patio. Our server got a heater for us. Martinis were excellent with floating ice and the fried zucchini was very fresh. The food was very tasty amour server couldn’t have been better. She even got our furry friend his own chair.
Our server was fantastic!!! Best service I’ve had in a restaurant in awhile.
Our meals are consistently good. The service is friendly and attentive.
Great place. Excellent service. Tasty food.
Always a wonderful meal! Fireworks from Bighorn while sitting on the patio only added to a
We made a note of Victor being gluten free on our reservation and he trusted his meal to be GF as ordered but he had a horrible reaction through the night and most of yesterday. Today is a little better.
Love that the outdoor seating is pet friendly - and that they brought an ice-cube filled bowl for our dog. Huge bonus!
Great food, lovely atmosphere, fun time with friends. They were very impressed as first time guests. We had our usual fabulous meal.
We love your restaurant..?and love the piano music😄
Backstreet Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (760) 346-6393.
Backstreet Bistro is rated 4.3 stars by 793 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.