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About Vanessa's Bistro 2
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.
Walnut Creek, CA 94596
Vietnamese, Tapas / Small Plates
Hours of Operation:
Sunday: 1:00pm - 8:30pm, Monday & Wednesday: 11:00am- 8:30pm, Tuesday,Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Catering menu is available for off-site delivery for any size parties. Please give us a call for details.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Vanessa's Bistro 2 Ratings and Reviews
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fantastic, tasty food. 2 out of 3 dishes knocked our socks off with flavor, texture, and deliciousness. We enjoyed the Shaking Filet Mignon Salad and Crispy Garlic Salt & Pepper Tofu tapa, not so much the Pan Seared Miso Soy & Honey Atlantic Salmon w/ Veggie Pad Thai (flavor off and mushy). Warm, trendy interior. Sound level when crowded is uncomfortable, we ended up shouting at each other by the end of the night and I wound up hoarse. Looking forward to visiting again and trying more dishes!
Four friends chose Vanessa's Bistro 2 for a quick bite before a performance. We ordered four dishes (tapas) to share and each one was delicious, with interesting flavors, well prepared and served hot. The staff was friendly, ready to offer advice when asked and happy to accommodate special requests - such as a sauce on the side or adding an extra portion in order to serve four. We loved every dish - fish tacos, pot stickers, pulled pork and fried shrimp - but the unexpected and really wonderful topper was the pear dessert. Oh my goodness. We plan to return soon.
The only minor drawbacks is that it is fairly noisy - which shouldn't be a surprise in a popular restaurant - and the table is pretty small for handling multiple dishes. The staff removed empty dishes quickly though.
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