Tri Valley Bistro

4.6
83 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
Tri Valley Bistro offers Creative Modern Californian American Cuisine including steaks, seafood, pasta during dinner and lunch with a great wine options and a tasteful weekend brunch selections.
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OT
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on June 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great food and the owners make you feel special and appreciated.

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OT
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect meals, service, hospitality.
Thank you TriValley Bistro.

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

Always a treat to eat at this wonderful little hole in the wall. Never a bad meal. This is a must eat on your list of places to eat.

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OT
Central Coast
7 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very nice find! Dined outside, great service and great food. Salmon was terrific!

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TS
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It’s my new favorite meeting spot. It’s family owned, jazzy mellow music, handsome ambiance and wonderful weight staff.

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S
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

A small quiet Bistro with excellent cuisine, this restaurant is located right on Main Street and we had no trouble finding street parking. the service was very friendly and accommodating. The food is not only delicious, but beautifully served!

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SG
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Love their Brussels sprouts! Always excellent service and food arrives hot.

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T
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

LOVE Tri-Valley Bistro. The Seared Scallops over Black Risotto is to die for! The service is always personable and impeccable! What a gem of a restaurant in downtown Pleasanton! We come over from Livermore at least once a month. It's one of our favorite places to dine!

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SS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Had a party of three and enjoyed a front window seat which we had requested when making our reservation. The bistro seating is fine for couples. The service and food very good. A bit pricey but for a special occasion worth it.

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VW
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We LOVE this restaurant and staff !!!

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r
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our second visit. We came back because first time we really liked the creative menu and the quality of the food. This time I had the scallops served over a wild rice mushroom bed. It was fantastic. Scallops were tasty and tender. The mushroom rice was very flavorful. Loved it.

Also like the fact that they serve almost all their wines by the glass. Lots of choices.

Highly recommended. At first the 'Bistro' part of the name turned us off. But this is fine dining! If you love good food, go try it.

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CS
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful food, easy and attentive service, and simple atmosphere of casual dinner and conversation. I wish I could eat here regularly, but sadly it’s a considerable drive for me.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food & menu selections were excellent! Really enjoyed and will go back again

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p
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I had the Rib Eye and it was great! Service was excellent,

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LB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

This is one of my absolute favorite place. I often go and have lunch or dinner. We celebrate friend’s birthday, too... They are very accommodating. They let us stay after they close if we are still eating and chatting. I recommend this restaurant to everyone.

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FP
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I was told about this local spot by my Lyft driver, and what a treat it was. I had salmon which was prepared with a Mediterranean sauce cooked perfectly. My other two colleagues had the fettuccine served with large sautéed prawns, and the chicken Florentine. All were exceptional meals.

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RC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

A quaint establishment that offers a nice selection of options. We were extremely happy with the Sautéed Brussels and Grilled Vegetable Farro Salad!

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v
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First visit; great service; great food; would come again!!

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SI
San Francisco
66 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed our recent visit to Tri Valley Bistro with a few friends. Everyone that had the lemon chicken soup were thrilled with it. My husband and I shared the prawn appetizer, which consisted of 4 very large prawns wrapped in prosciutto and sitting on a gorgonzola cream sauce. I opted for a lighter entree (beet salad with chicken) very fresh and the chicken was juicy. My husband had the rib eye which was cooked to the proper temp request and so tender. The mashed could use some work, not quite enough butter and cream but all in all the whole meal was delicious. Save room for the creme brulee so rich and creamy enough for 2.

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San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time at this restaurant. First impression was positive, interior updated, fresh and modern. Service was great. They must have noticed me unwrapping a birthday gift and brought a piece of cake with a candle. Food was excellent. Overall a very nice experience.

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JW
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service. Food was delicious and fresh. Ambiance was quiet and romantic

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PL
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Valentines Day

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AY
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Just perfect to join with friends and also family too.

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KF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 5

Had a burger - it was terrible; frozen patty, lousy bun - it's not hard to make a good burger so that seems like a huge miss.

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D
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always delicious with great service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent in every way!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was delicious!

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NF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Perfect spot to have a great meal and enjoy friends and family. Staff go out of their way to accommodate customers and make them feel welcome. It’s my local go to place for so many occasions.

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ML
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beef filet was exceptional

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BB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My kids love the Chicken Orzo soup from Tri Valley Bistro. The staff are extremely helpful and knowledgeable as well.

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t
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

First time experience started off a little shaky, but not to the restaurant's fault. For some reason, OpenTable has reservation times available during the restaurant's closed hours. My reservation time was 30 minutes prior to their open time. We stood outside for 15 min, then they seated us 15 prior to opening. Everything else was great from that point forward. I gave one less star on the food because most everything needed a little more salt to wake up the flavors; and rarely add additional salt to my food. Otherwise, everything was great.

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CT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

The food was very good. We were the first ones in so this wasn't a matter of the restaurant being slammed. The waiter didn't seem to know what he was doing. We ordered salads and to split a sandwich. I had questions about the salad dressing - I didn't want one with added sugar. He came back with, "Some of them have added sugar." Okay, which ones? The conversation went like that. Then we ordered the sandwich to split and when our salads came he asked us if we wanted anything else...We said the sandwich that we ordered. His response was, "Sandwich?" Oh my! I think that probably he was either new (and should have been shadowing until he got it), or there was a language issue? Not sure, but it was a bit frustrating.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My favorite restaurant in Pleasanton! Family owned and wonderful food with outstanding service with a personal touch.

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OT
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little restaurant. The prosciutto wrapped Prawns were the best dish of the night.

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AQ
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

We like this place because it is on the small side and when it's not jam packed, it has a bit of a warm, cozy fee to it.

The food has always been good but the other night, my Ribeye Steak was a bit tough. We were two couples just having dinner and no special occasion. The other three folks were very happy with their dinner deletions. I had the Chopped Apple Salad and the steak. The salad was great and the steak would have been very good, too, were it not for having to put out extra effort to eat it. Typically, Ribeyes are tender enough that they don't need special consideration by the diner. In this case, I was forced to be very careful about cutting it across the grain to make it tender as possible. For dessert, we split a slice of cake that was very good, also.

Jim

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S
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Menu had a good selection and food was good. Wishing there was a full bar for those in the group that don't drink beer or wine. Only downside.

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PL
Salt Lake City
19 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. We frequent Tri Valley Bistro on a regular basis.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Perfect for a girlfriends get together!

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D
Central Coast
6 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

We had a great time because we were celebrating birthdays and I was with the people I love most in this world but the food was not very good. They use too much pomegranate sauce which killed the taste of my lamb and my husbands rib-eye steak. I don't think either one of the 7 of us finished our food. It was an expensive meal not to enjoy :/

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B
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

It is uncomfortable to write critical reviews but there is no reason to be misleading. My first experience at TriValley Bistro that took place 18 months ago was very memorable. The place was alive, the food was great and the service was spot on. I should have know when we walked in last week and there was only two other dinners in the entire restaurant that something had changed. The menu was the same but the food quality was such a disappointment I am still stinging from the experience. I ordered the rib eye steak that was being sold as "prime", it was barely eatable. My wife ordered the house salad with chicken, it wasn't worth bring home in a too go bag. The wine they are serving by the glass was also a huge disappointment. For $130, it was a big waste of money and time.

It is a beautiful restaurant in a great location, I hope they can address their food and wine issues.

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