Tri Valley Bistro

4.7
154 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 154 people are saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.6
food
4.8
service
4.5
ambience
4.3
value
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Alex
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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jimf
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
81 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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
12 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great foo..Attentive service. Fair price

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vipFremontCA
San Francisco
43 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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PaigeJ
San Francisco
7 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
21 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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

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

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ShanaM
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
30 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
47 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Great service and a restaurant that makes you feel welcome.

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Amber
Baltimore
1 review
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
61 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
9 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
35 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.

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Giovani
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A great find! A cozy, comfortable venue with well-prepared dishes. Have already been back!

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JulieP
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food is always tasty, service is good. This time it took quite a long time to get our food, but will chalk up to challenges in the time of COVID!

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vipValerieW
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and family

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vipptownangel
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall3food2service3ambience3

We really love the vibe of sitting outside with the music. The appetizers were good as well as the chicken and scallop dishes. However, the steaks were a terrible cut of meat. They were cooked correctly but were so tough that the dish was left uneaten. We notified management so we hope that they will buy a better cut of beef in the future.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The staff has done a great job considering the outside dining set up. Waitress was very attentive to us. The noise level was good because the city blocks off the street to cars on the week end. Everyone loved their meal!

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HuieD
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We were looking for an outdoor dining venue for "date night". Chose to NOT do SF as usual; too chilly now with fog rolling in. Looked though many places online and found this restaurant that had an open slot for us around 7:15 (not too early and not too late).
Parked about 3 blocks away and ENJOYED the walk. Saw many different restaurants open on the way which afforded us other future restaurants to try in the future.
Walked-up; told the waitress my name on reservation and was immediately seated. Had plenty of room to sit and converse without having to shout at each other. Weather was absolutely perfect! Seemed like a street faire vibe going on in Pleasanton that night. Saw families and individuals walking around in costumes (Batman...with baby "bats" in tow...too cute!!), Darth, etc. Food was served in decent time; staff was very kind and hospitable. Beautiful presentation of food. We shared bites of each others food; I have the mango salsa Mahi Mahi and my sweetheart had Flat Steak (TO DIE FOR!!). I had never had Mahi Mahi before and felt it could have had more flavor for me; whether in the fish itself or in the mango salsa on top, but, it was a good sized piece of fish and I did enjoy it. Value for the meal was great. We had figs, walnuts, etc. for our appetizer (forgot name of the dish...photos included) and my sweetheart had a warm beet salad that she LOVED!! Will definitely return again. You should go...hopefully your night will be as enjoyable as ours. (Huie Dinwiddie Photography-Hayward, Ca.)

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ErinA
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice lunch on the back patio! My first time on the back patio and it was so nice! Great service and great food!

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viplaurentv
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall2food3service3ambience3

Nothing special

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vipTraveling1
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So glad to finally revisit one of our favorite restaurants in Pleasanton. The ambiance of the street fair (closed off to traffic so restaurants can expand) was fabulous! A wonderful dinner, great music and fantastic service! Head to downtown Pleasanton Friday nights - Sunday night for a wonderful experience!

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vipPleasantondiner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always fresh tasting; the portions generous and the menu diverse enough for most peoples' interests and dietary restrictions. But the warm and engaging welcome and personal attention from wait staff, even with COVID restrictions is an even more enjoyable reason to go!

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TDC1
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

With Covid, we ate outside and the crowd was energetic. Everyone was friendly and the food was amazing. I really felt the food and service were great and the value of the experience was fabulous.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Yummy sandwiches and great salad on a lovely rear patio.

FAQs

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

Tri Valley Bistro is rated 4.7 stars by 154 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.