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Vanessa's Bistro 2, Walnut Creek, CA
Vanessa's Bistro 2, Walnut Creek, CA
Vanessa's Bistro 2, Walnut Creek, CA
Vanessa's Bistro 2, Walnut Creek, CA
Vanessa's Bistro 2, Walnut Creek, CA

Vanessa's Bistro 2

4.3
4.3
1049 Reviews
$30 and under
Vietnamese
With over 30 years of culinary experience, Chef Vanessa Dang, brings to Walnut Creek Vietnamese tapas with a French twist. The success of Vanessa's Bistro in Berkeley has allowed Vanessa to open a second location in the heart of downtown Walnut Creek. A creative cocktail bar with rare spirits, wines from all regions great for food pairing and an assertion of delicious tapas on the menu, Vanessa's Bistro 2 will not disappoint your expectations.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (925) 891-4790
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Vanessa Dang
  • Catering
    Catering menu is available for off-site delivery for any size parties. Please give us a call for details.
  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Cross street
    Bonanza
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 1,049 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.3
4.3 based on all time ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 2.5Value

NoiseModerate

1,049 Reviews
  1. JJeats

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was not as good as I remembered. A little disappointed at the food and service.

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  2. Amanda

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Terrific tapas. The bok choy was amazing. Great service with a comfortable atmosphere!

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  3. alexism

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing service, thank you Mike!

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  4. DebbieB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    Interesting menu, and the food was delicious. Server was inattentive- two settings when there were three of us. We had to ask for a plate. Then cutlery. Then a glass for water.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Our second time to this restaurant. It was so good! We had the beef carpaccio and salt and pepper calamari for starters. Both were excellent quality, full of flavor! The better for the calamari was light and well seasoned. The crunch they added to the carpaccio in the form of nuts, sprouts and lemongrass- wow! We shared the prawn and scallop in a yellow curry and added rice. I’m still thinking about that flavor this morning! Slightly sweet, very savory! We each had 3 prawns and multiple scallops with plenty of veggies. The cocktails were great also! Great meal, solid value. Definitely recommend!

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  6. LilyG

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Love happy hour! Tapas are the best! The salads are also a nice addition and delish!

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was incredible and drinks so creative. Service was also fast and attentive. Would definitely recommend going here!

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  8. TJA65

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fun place to get together for shared plates and great drinks.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food. Great service!

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  10. shannonb

    Washington DC

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of my favorite places to eat in Walnut Creek! Staff, food and ambiance is on point! My husband had never been here before and thoroughly enjoyed the garlic noodles!! Will be back!

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  11. Mademrev

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The cocktails were very good and strong. The food all tasted wonderful with lots of flavor without being too spicy. The menus did look a little worn out and should be replaced. The red chopsticks also looks very old and the color was faded. The upside down orchids were intriguing but it too looked like the prime time has passed. The place just needs a little sprucing up to that it does not look tired but the food and drinks were well priced and very good.

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  12. Lau4you

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All of the food was excellent: appetizers, mostly seafood entrees and drinks VG also. Table outside- service excellent except that one entree of salmon came out a bit late. Great place. Highly recommend.

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  13. DoubleD

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mike and his staff do a great job ! Food is fantastic, comes out quickly and is a good value. Our server Arianna was very attentive and both she and Mike took really good care of us. Vanessa's is a must !

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food used to be better. Will go back again though.

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  15. Gourmetgirl

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We love Vanessa’s! Great food, great service and wonderful cocktails. Great for families & celebrations. Location is excellent, walking distance to everything in downtown Walnut Creek. Highly recommend!!

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  16. BethM

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Staff is friendly and attentive. Food is wonderful.

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  17. Kathleen

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a group of eight for a birthday dinner. Although our reservation was at six we arrived a little early and were seated early. Service was great. Thank you.

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  18. jackiem

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Always a good meal. Big portions and great cocktails. I hope to make it to one of the happy hours.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Mike and his staff at Vanessa’s Bistro are just simply awesome!! The food is always fantastic and I have a wonderful time every chance I’m there.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing! Salt and pepper tofu is a must!!

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  21. CarylN

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service is excellent. Friendly staff. Superb food!

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  22. CandyZ

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Father’s Day lunch with hubby and kids. Good location near all other eateries in WC, nice ambience inside, clean. Was seated fast with reservation and food was served pretty quickly, especially the tapas. Calamari wasn’t as crispy as we expected it to be, but it was still tasty and not greasy, although the portion was pretty small for the price. That was happy hour price, I’m hoping the portion is a bit more for the regular price. Overall, enjoyed our first time visit and will do so again.

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  23. CatherineB

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food and service. Perfect place to go before attending something at Dean Lesher Theater.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent as ever. The staff, the food, everything. Vanessa’s has been my favorite forever.

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  25. MrsGrumpy

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    A great place before the theater

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  26. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food and drinks are always delicious here. Service was curious and quick

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  27. MariselaV

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very good place!!! Good food and good ambiance!!

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  28. DavidD

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very nice time. Food, drinks and service were great!

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  29. Localg

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoy this place a lot prior to Covid. This is our first time back. Food still excellent. Still very warm due to sun coming in the windows and they don’t deploy the blinds unless you ask. Just dress lightly and you will get a wonderful meal.

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  30. ChristianM

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service! It is a noisy environment in need of better soundproofing.

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  31. WalnutCreekEric

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Vanessa’s is one of our two special occasion restaurants, especially for Mothers Day. Great food options and very nice service, even on an exceptionally busy day. Thanks!

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  32. casualdinerfromdublin

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We were seated as soon as we arrived. Wine and other drinks were very good. Food is authentic and special at the same time. So far my favorite of Walnut Creek

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 7, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tapas were great but the lemongrass chicken??? OMG DELISH!!

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  34. Carol

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my three favorite restaurants in Walnut Creek especially when Vanessa cooks.

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  35. WayneK

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Anniversary

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  36. Mark

    New York City

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Happy hour offerings are extensive and very tasty. Service was streched on a busy friday night but well done.A litlle to loud for conversations

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  37. PollyR

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on April 30, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Asian-fusion food with many choices for vegan and gluten-free. I had the best table in the house, outside, with a view of a public commons location with a mural of color and mirrors, complete with piano. Active street location with an upbeat service team. Highly recommended!

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  38. Kadi

    Chicago

    4 reviews

    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 18, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    We reserved for Easter on open table and when we arrived at the restaurant they were CLOSED. Very irritating that they did not update with open table that they were closed. Fortunately Lokanta Grill next door had openings and provided a meal for our party of four.

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  39. Elena

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 7, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The pan seared filet mignon was charged to worse and they did not run out of ice cream for banana foster. How can you run out of ice cream at 6:30 dinner reservations. Lol

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  40. Carol

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of my favorite restaurants in Walnut Creek.

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FAQs

Vanessa's Bistro 2 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 891-4790.

Vanessa's Bistro 2 is rated 4.3 stars by 1049 OpenTable diners.

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Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

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Google Map for Vanessa's Bistro 2

1512 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Bonanza
  • Neighborhood
    Walnut Creek
  • Hours of operation
    Dinner Tue–Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Vietnamese, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Vanessa Dang
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (925) 891-4790
  • Catering
    Catering menu is available for off-site delivery for any size parties. Please give us a call for details.
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