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For 2
Date
Thu, 2/22
Time
9:00 PM
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Vanessa's Bistro 2

4.4
748 reviews
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$30 and under
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Vietnamese
Top Tags:
  • Tapas
  • Fit for Foodies
  • Happy Hour
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Vietnamese, Tapas / Small Plates
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Hours of operation
Sunday: 1:00pm - 8:30pm, Monday & Wednesday: 11:00am- 8:30pm, Tuesday,Thursday, Friday & Saturday: 11:00am - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(925) 891-4790
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Vanessa Dang
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Catering
Catering menu is available for off-site delivery for any size parties. Please give us a call for details.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Bonanza
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 748 People Are Saying
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4.4  based on recent ratings
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4.3
service
4.2
ambience
4.2
value
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86% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

It was good

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Was alright

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DelC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Fantastic Valentine's Day Menu, Great atmosphere, excellent service, quality and delicious food. Awsome Staff and attentive!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

Group of six worked well

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DavidandPat (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Washington DC)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Food was excellent and good value during happy hour.

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vipEatlovebehappy (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Great food. Great drinks. Great staff.

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

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.

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vipScott (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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MaryFran (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

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!

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PMJS (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 8, 2018

Crab sandwich had a lot of crab but not much taste. Pork tacos were very flavorful.

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KathyB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

Incredible meal and wonderful service!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 6, 2018

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.

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Merlin (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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.

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NYgormand (New York Area)
4.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 29, 2017

Food and drinks are amazing! Staff is friendly and fast!

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vipRonni (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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!

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Diego)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 15, 2017

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.

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enjoyable (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 14, 2017

A charming spot for food with friends. Varied menu of tapas, salads and entrees. Ample servings and willing to omit ingredients as you choose.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

Friends getting together after a long time!

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Katarations (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Food and service was excellent! The lighting was a little strange and dark. I think candles on tables would light up table nicely.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on November 25, 2017

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.

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vipFoodie (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 24, 2017

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.

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