Bistro 33 in Davis, California is a cultural gathering spot that offers guests a chance to experience Pacific Northwest cuisine and a friendly atmosphere that is inspired by local history. Enjoy paninis and wood-fired pizzas outdoors on the three-tiered patio or sit inside by the fireplace to enjoy a glass of wine, one of the many craft beers on the menu and more.
The menu at Bistro 33 includes ahi tuna poke and butternut squash tortellacci as well as sandwiches and burgers. Try shrimp cigars and a cast iron rib eye and dinner and be sure to watch the menu for the symbols that denote the many gluten-free, vegetarian or extra-spicy dishes offered at Bistro 33.
I made a reservation through Open Table but when we got to the restaurant they did not have the reservation and said they do not use Open Table any longer. So, do not use this service to make a reservation at Bistro 33!
We had an eight pm reservation and were seated promptly upon arrival. We were seated outside near the front entrance. Weather was perfect and they had live music which was loud enough to hear and enjoy, but we were still able to talk comfortably at the table. The tomato soup is a must-probably the best I have had, and the salmon dinner was very good. It came with rice, which had cilantro and other spices,very tasty, and broccolini which as also very good. Other standouts at the table...the Pikes Market panini and the Banh-Mi Style sandwich. Long Island ice tea was also very good. Will definitely be back again.
The outdoor seating area at Bistro 33 is excellent for lunch or dinner when weather permits. The indoor ambience is a little dark and dated for my taste. Service is good. The food is good and reasonably priced. Bistro is a solid choice.
The patio here is so lovely, probably the best in Davis, which is why it is so particularly disappointing that the food is so terrible. I ordered a simple salad and it was barely edible - too much dressing, ingredients not fresh, and, the worst part: there was a black hair on it. Revolting. The service was also mediocre: the waiter was fond of juvenile tag lines like "Is everything delicious over here?" I have been here before and had better food, so perhaps the chef was just having a bad day, but this salad cost $10 and it was horrible. I wish Davis would finally have some adult dining options, with consistently good food and service, but I've lived here for 5 years and am still looking. In the meantime, avoid Bistro 33.
Dirty cloth napkins, chicken breast on the burger was small-hidden in a large bun, small amount of fries cooked in old oil. I was disappointed to say the least. Happy to see the college have lots of money to pay for food like that.
I love Bistro 33 and eat there regularly. It was my friend's birthday - We sat on the patio and it was lovely evening! Love the new furniture around the fire pit.
We had a great server (sorry! forgot her name but not her good service).
She brought the BD girl a lovely birthday dessert that we shared.
I love your Chop Chop Salad!
Bistro 33 used to be my daughter and my favorite lunch spot, great food and service. This time it was only average with the menu change and price increase making it much less desirable. We'll be finding a new spot...
Overpriced for mediocre quality food. Portions were half of comparable places in town.
We have been here many times and have not been disappointed at any time. Their hours of operation have often fit the flexible times that we have needed.
Nice array of fruits and baked items at the bar (unlimited). Good choice of breakfast entrees and nice presentation. Unlimited mimosa's were delicious! All for $16.95. Worth the price!
Nice ambiance. Very attentive service. Let us hang while the 3rd couple arrived aboutv45 minutes late. Only thing lacking was food quality. Meatball appetizers seemed to have spiciness to disguise dull flavor. Same for tagliatelle bolognese. Sweet potato fries a hit. Lobster ravioli with scampi had no trace of scampi. Dish was sweet when a savory red sauce with garlic and basil would have been better.
We were searching for a new place to stop en route from Grass Valley to East Bay..what a find! We ordered too much because the portions were generous , next time we'll make dinner on a selection of appetizers. Definitely get the tuna appetizer!
The food was terrific, as was the service. There were five of us in our party, and it was a perfect location for catching up with old friends.
After being seated no one ever showed up to the table for 10 minutes---- we left without eating.
Had to increase our reservation by two and the staff was very nice about it, no problem. Beautiful night on the patio with family and friends!