This place gets noisy, The food is good, although portions sizes on the small size. I would recommend primarily for a couple of tapas and a drink, not dinner.
Great atmosphere with the combined lounge/dining/bar experience. Good selection of cocktails. Tasty fresh interesting dishes and attentive host. I will be back!
Fun and friendly atmosphere .
Good down town location. Next to the theater so you can walk to the show after some nice wine from their wine list or get a great cocktail so you can relax and have fun at the theater. Food is very tasty and seems very fresh ingredients.
Traditional and original asian fusion foods. Always great service.
The place was quite busy and I was glad I had a reservation! The staff was friendly and helpful and there are always lots of options with a full menu of yumminess!
Great food as always. Love the fish tacos， eggplant and duck lettuce wrap
My friends and I go to Vanessa's quite often for lunch, happy hour and dinner. We love the food! The service is always quick, efficient and friendly. Michael, the bartender and owner is awesome! He is quite the mixologist!
It was good
A smaller restaurant with better service on a busy Valentine’s Day. Price is good and not over priced. Food was perfect, good taste and perfect for two.
Fantastic Valentine's Day Menu, Great atmosphere, excellent service, quality and delicious food. Awsome Staff and attentive!!!
Group of six worked well
Every time I go to Vanessa's I keep wondering why I don't go more often. The food is simply terrific - high end Vietnamese food with a French undertone. Everything I have there is outstanding. My favorite is the 5-spice quail.
Do yourself a favor - if you haven't been to Vanessa's, go there. If you have been, keep going there. We want this restaurant to continue to thrive.
Food was excellent and good value during happy hour.
We got there past our reservation time, so our reservation was canceled, but we were able to sit in the lounge area for dinner. Loved the half priced Tapas and margarita Tuesdays! Food was delicious and service was wonderful.
This seems to be a really good place. We had potstickers, chicken spring rolls, duck confit, fish tacos. All were very good. Fish tacos could have used more fish. We will certainly return.
We’ve had a love for V’s for sometime now but finally introduced our very best friends to our favorite spot!...not sure what took so long, but Vanessa’s did not disappoint! For us, Vanessa’s offers the total package, great food, great service, great ambiance and I must mention great music! Thanks for always taking care of us!
Great food. Great drinks. Great staff.
It was the first time at this location. We had dined at the other location several times a few years ago. The food was just as good or better. Only one server took orders for the entire restaurant on an IPad, but she was amazingly efficient. We can't wait to go back.
Overall our appetizers and my wife’s dish, the curried shrimp and scallops dish was good. My steak though was really undercooked. I asked for medium rare, but the center was rare and chewy. Cooking a steak is a fundamental skill and never should be not what the customer ordered.
Great service and delicious food. While everything we had was spot-on, favorite dish was the Curry Coconut Chicken that was a recommend by our server. Make sure to order rice to sop up the yummy sauce.
great Asian tapas! service and ambiance are wonderful! Love their spring rolls and shaking filet mgnon salad. I come here as often as I can!
Crab sandwich had a lot of crab but not much taste. Pork tacos were very flavorful.
Incredible meal and wonderful service!
Unfortunately when we arrived for our anniversary dinner at 6:00 PM we were told that Open Table had overbooked and there was no table available, we were offered a low table near the entrance where folks wait for their table. My wife went next store to Lokanta and got us a table there. Dinner there was great. Evening saved! Close one lol.
The item choices were excellent and very favorable, the pricing a tad high. But the noise was close to intolerable at the 7-9 time frame. Literally had to shout to be heard, which only added to the chaos. Will try again during the Mon.-Thurs. period.
Every time we've visited Vanessa Bistro, we've had an enjoyable meal. The food is consistently delicious and original. We'll come back often.
Food and drinks are amazing! Staff is friendly and fast!
Fabulous as always! I usually have the chicken clay pot and the eggplant. Great wait staff! Cozy local neighborhood environment!! And my very favorite drink there is the spicy basil Bloody Mary! Delicious!
Went in for lunch with my mom. I know this is Walnut Creek, but I felt the prices were quite high for what I am used to with Vietnamese restaurants. That being said the flavors were good and the food was pretty tasty.
Way too noisy. The quality of their food has gone down hill over the past year. I ordered a scallop dish and it was very disappointing. Worst tasting scallops I've ever had. The drinks were the best part of the meal.
A charming spot for food with friends. Varied menu of tapas, salads and entrees. Ample servings and willing to omit ingredients as you choose.
Friends getting together after a long time!
I made a reservation for Vanessa’s Bistro (2) for a friend’s birthday. We were seated upstairs and served right away. We all ordered the sangria which was delicious and various tapas to share. The server was friendly, attentive and and very helpful. The food came out quickly and was spaced out well so that our small space was not overcrowded. The food was great and the birthday girl definitely enjoyed herself. Would definitely recommend for the food and service.
Food and service was excellent! The lighting was a little strange and dark. I think candles on tables would light up table nicely.
This was our first time to Vanessa's Bistro. Our server, Andrea, was excellent. The meal was served quickly and everything came out as ordered. The duck confit lettuce wraps and pulled pork tacos were great. Filet Mignon and shrimp was a particular hit. We will definitely come back to Vanessa's soon.
The food is always amazing, on this particular evening, they had taken orders from an online business which set the restaurant back, the food wasn't as good.
Nevertheless, they were great with us and accommodated us beautiful. We will be back.
We usually like the nurses and so we’re really disappointed. They couldn’t figure out the difference between Chardonnay and Pinot no war. We waited 45 minutes between courses and finally gave up on our last order and left. The waiter was nice but obviously overworked. They comped us a couple drinks but I rather would have had food.