Tri Valley Bistro

4.5
174 Reviews
$30 and under
American
Tri Valley Bistro offers Creative Modern Californian American Cuisine including steaks, seafood, pasta and vegetarian options supporting gluten-free
and dairy free meals during dinner and lunch with a great wine selection and a tasteful weekend brunch selections and bottomless Mimosas

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 174 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.8
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4.5
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4.4
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Noise · Moderate
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 12, 2021
Overall3food1service5ambience5

Before i decided to come here I read quite a few reviews, obviously all the ones that are critical. Just to see if anything stands out before I try for myself and see if their reviews hold water or if they were going over the top.

Unfortunately they were right about the Rib eye (ordered medium rare) it was not tender, by any means and needed A1 sauce to boot. I also ordered the rosemary chicken, which was dry and bland and I love chicken! It's tough to mess up a straight forward dish like that, even for me! Lol. Fresh mozzarella asparagus salad was ok, but room for improvement.

App baked prawns with feta was good! Service was great and they were very attentive. We didn't try any pastas or desserts, so if I do go back it will definitely be for those!

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vipTerriS
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

It is a family owned and run bistro. The food is always good and they are very kind and hospitable. We love to patronize this restaurant. Enjoy!

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vipTony
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall2food1service4ambience4

First, the positive. Staff was excellent. Very friendly and attentive to our table. The interior of the restaurant has a very nice atmosphere.

Then there was the food. Two of us ordered what was shown on the menu as "Grilled Prime Cut Steak". From the name and the associated price tag, one would expect to receive a piece of beef that was well above average. Both of our steaks were very tough to cut and chew. It did not remind me of any Prime Beef that I have had in the past.

The potatoes and Brussel sprouts that came with the steak were both very good. The steamed vegetables (broccoli, carrots, squash) were referred to on the menu as "seasonal vegetables". They seemed like an unnecessary afterthought and like something that would come from a steamed bag of mixed vegetables.

I wish the food was better and more reasonably priced because I really enjoyed the atmosphere and wait staff at this restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall2food1service5ambience5

I loved the menu choices, especially the appetizers. I wanted to like what we ordered, but the prawns we're not fresh-- very strong taste and the brussel sprouts were too heavy in oil. The service was excellent and they did comp the prosciutto wrapped prawns.

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vipMurali
San Francisco
51 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great service & a cool spot on Main

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MagnoliaD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Food was mediocre. Ordered hash plate that looked and tasted nothing like hash.

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vipLarryB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

I understand restaurants are just coming back from COVID-19 challenges ... some are doing a better job then others. Tri-Valley seems to be challenged. The food was just OK (fish was fine but ribeye steak was over-cooked). I didn’t complain to the waiter because I didn’t want to wait another 45 minutes to get our meals! It seems like they were serving the many outside tables first (many more table outside then the normal set up inside).

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OpenTable Diner
San Joaquin
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and apps!

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vipFremontCA
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Again, food is wonderful as is the service. Only drawback is the streetside dining with the noisy cars idling at the stoplight.

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vipNinjaFoodie
San Francisco
92 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and food are consistently good. I miss my scallops and black rice. This visit, I enjoyed the spinach ravioli. My husband enjoyed his butternut ravioli. The birthday girl was happy with her halibut and her husband really loved his curry pasta prawns. Those were exceptionally good. We ordered dessert, and were pleasantly surprised to also receive a complimentary chocolate mousse cake for the birthday girl. Our overall experience was very good, as always. Thank you for making my friend feel special!

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ElifR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The food was great and the service was attentive. We sat outside, and we were at a downward slant toward the curb which wasn't the greatest. However, they did the best with what they had available. Inside looked lovely.

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Picarota
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great place to gather with friends for brunch. The service was outstanding. The food was good too. A little pricy for the portions but good quality. Will definitely go back.

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vipAlex
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We have visited twice and both times were fantastic

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jimf
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We enjoyed our lunch outside with some friends recently and everyone enjoyed their meals. Havva and her team were outstanding ensuring that we were satisfied and everything was up to par. Had not ventured out much recently so this was a excellent start to the post pandemic world that we moving into

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OpenTable Diner
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was just wonderful. The food was excellent and the service was probably among the best I’ve experienced. A little noisy on the street but didn’t detract from the experience.

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vipWalt
San Francisco
83 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We enjoyed a very nice lunch outdoors. The food was very nice and the service was outstanding.

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GretchenL
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service is great and food is delicious. Breakfast is my favorite dish so far.

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drew
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Welcoming staff. Prompt on seating us with our reservation. Food came out as timely manner and was delicious.

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Sourdough
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great foo..Attentive service. Fair price

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vipFremontCA
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Food was excellent and it was great to get back to a restaurant. The only drawback was the noisy Main Street traffic since we have to dine outside with it. Looking forward to getting back to normal dining eventually!

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vipPaigeJ
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was nothing outstanding, but great sidewalk table, and server was great. Also, bottomless!

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vipSharonG
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good and excellent service!
Safe environment and attentive staff.

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vipKimberlyH
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and the food was delicious! Try the crab cakes!

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ShanaM
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff was very friendly. The food was very good. Overall 5 stars.

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vipVictor
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Eaten here in the past; now open inside but it was lunch and a nice day, so ate outside. Service was excellent. My companion has the burger (looked good but you can get burgers almost anywhere), I had the fish tacos, very tasty. Another companion had the pastrami and didn't offer me a bite! I forget what the 4th diner had. Family run business, good menu, nice choice of beers on tap. We'll be back.

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Rick
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and a restaurant that makes you feel welcome.

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Amber
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience4

The quality of food from our meal was not great (the meat in particular), especially for the price. The service was also not good. I asked for items to be left off my plate that were added anyway and we were never checked on after our food was ordered. I was really excited to eat here after reading the reviews but it was really disappointing. Maybe we just caught an off night but we won't be going back.

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vipHammers
San Francisco
62 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We both ordered the grilled vegetable sandwich and it was the best we've had. A generous amount of perfectly roasted veggies, the right amount of melted cheese, and thin yet crunchy bread.

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Ro917
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Valentines Breakfast

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vipBridgetB
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had another wonderful dinner and always ask ourselves why we don’t come more often. My husband had a chicken breast perfectly cooked covered in artichoke and I had the arugula salad with salmon. Wine list is limited but the food makes up for that

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vipBridgetS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 12, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as well as the service, definetly going back

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Michael
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Everything was wonderful. However, the tent material would make quite a bit of noise when cars would pass. Sit near the building if you can.

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kevinw
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Great food, great service. Unfortunately we had to eat outside. Very cold.

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vipDenB
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Their tent was good protection against the cold.

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vipjennifers
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service. Wonderful choices on the menu. Delicious Food.

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vipKathyD
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service was great. The Gorgonzola prawns were cooked to perfection. Staff worked very hard to please and stay on top of everything. Great experience.

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vipLaurenD
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding service and food

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JacquesG
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I ordered the blackened chicken and gorgonzola sandwich with a side of sweet potato fries. The order was processed quickly and our food was served within 10-15 minutes. The sandwich was great. The meat was juicy and the combination of the gorgonzola, spinach and sauce was great. the fries were hot and crisp and were a great pairing with the sandwich, For dessert I had the chocolate mousse cake. It was good about a 7 out of 10. All in all a nice dining experience and great food and service. A little pricey through. My lunch was $24 plus tip and no beverage.

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vipALSF
San Francisco
28 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the outside dining with family. Food is great and service is impeccable. Will definitely come back.

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Niecey
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was impeccable. The food was delicious and plenty of serving. The servers kept coming back to
Make sure we had water and to takeout plates when we were done. I would visit again and tell others about it.

FAQs

Tri Valley Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 523-3815.

Tri Valley Bistro is rated 4.5 stars by 174 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.