Vanessa's Bistro 2
- 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
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Spicy Chicken Wings
w/ Sweet & Sour Pineapple Dipping Sauce
Salt & Pepper Fried Prawns
Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce
Fresh Dungeness Crab Salad
Avocado, Tomato, Onions, Cilantro & Lemon Ginger Vinaigrette
Delicious food, as always! Service was excellent. We ate indoors for the first time since Covid restrictions have been relaxed. Spacing between tables was perfect. Overall, a great evening at Vanessa’s.
Everything was good and happy with it but they closed early and we had to wrap it up with my friends.and they should change the blinds for windows.:)
Clean and spaced for health, love the cocktails, and food arrived quickly. Friendly service!
Great food and service! We were celebrating my son and daughter-in-law’s anniversary! The spicy basil Bloody Mary is my favorite drink - ever! Love this place!
Our first time at this Vietnamese restaurant for the longest while. The server made us welcome and given it was only her second day, she did well helping us navigate the menu. Food was awesome. Nice mix of flavors with some on the spicy side, which we really like. Vanessa's stocks a full bar and makes wonderful cocktails, although the wine list was by the glass and somewhat limited. The food was fast out of the kitchen, so I would recommend spacing your order between starter and main. Looking forward to our next visit in the not too distant future.
Food was super average, absolutely no "french" flair as they claim. super average, oily food.
Delicious food and great service!
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Great to hang out with friends. Food are good. Highly recommended! Bar tender and server are great!
Fantastic food and service!
We had a delicious meal at Vanessa’s. It’s been a long time since we have been there and were so happy they are still with us and make such beautiful, and delicious food. We can’t wait to go back again now that things are opening up!
The items listed below are all very tasty with excellent flavor. Our server was very helpful in making suggestions and a pure delight. Can't wait to go back (smile)
* Fresh Dungeness Crab Salad
* Cumin Marinated Jumbo Prawns
* Claypot Rice
* Stir Fried Filet Mignon & Chicken Breast
Glad to see they are surviving the pandemic. There was only one other table in place and waitress stayed at thier table the whole time. So service was pretty poor, but food was awesome as usual.
1st time out of probably 100 visits i had anything to complain about.
The food was great. Garlic noodles with crab and shrimp. Spicy chicken. Really didn't like the salt and pepper prawns . the Hennessey lemonade was good
The food is fantastic, comes out quickly and is priced well. The service is very attentive without being overly so. A great casual place !
We were excited to try VB2. It was better than Slanted Door San Ramon, but still didn't WOW us. The chicken was great but the beef vermicelli salad, "salt & pepper" prawns and oreo cheesecake were just good. Granted we like big, bold flavors so maybe they toned the spices down for us. The spicy bloody mary was great! And Natalie our server was fantastic. The outdoor seating was fine, but next time we will sit inside.
First time there for dinner reservations with a friend. Begged the hostess for inside seating because it was FREEEZING outside. She wouldn’t accommodate us even with 4 open tables inside.... We sat outside and froze to death. It was so cold we left. Not a good experience. Won’t be going back.
We arrived and ere given a choice of indoor or outdoor dining, we chose indoor. It was a mistake. Because of two tables at opposite ends of the room the noise was excessive. It was a Friday night and people were in good, if loud, moods. The service was great, attentive and friendly (Thank you Natalia). The food came out post haste, it was good but the selections were a tad sweet.
Excellent food, service and outdoor seating. Thanks for a great evening.
Awesome noodles, well cooked meat and shrimp. Not big fan of the pork. Solid Vietnamese/French fusion. Good cocktails/wine. Food came very quickly and we ate it even faster! Would recommend.
Great food, great price point. I would recommend Vanessa's.
Nice decor but place felt more like a bar even if the decor was going for lounge.
I should have sent my meal back. This is the first time I have not loved my meal at this restaurant. The oven baked crab sandwich was room temp on top but refrigerator temp inside and the cheese was totally solid. There was no lemon or sauce for garnish. The french fries also appeared to be machine cut and reminded me of something I would get in the grocery freezer section, except I would heat those above room temp. I normally like this place, but this was a sad meal.
It was so nice to dine inside. We loved everything we ordered. The roasted pork was our favorite. The service was excellent. Thank you for a wonderful meal.
interesting menu. small plates with lots of variety. great service! loved the cocktails!
One of my favorite restaurants. Great deals for Happy Hour.
The noise level was high and brassy so it was hard to have a conversation. I noticed it over the phone when I called and very noticeable we entered the restaurant. The food was tasty, but we were disappointed with the small portion of some dishes. The duck confit with lettuce leaves only had 3 lettuce leaves (4 of us), little duck, and the tasty flavor was due to the sauce. The piece of fish in the fish tacos was small and unnoticeable in the flavor profile. The service and staff were great but we didn't feel we got value for our dollar. We won't recommend it as a go to place.
Service and food are always consistently great! One of our favorite places to dine.
Took my son here for his 17th birthday and he just loved it!! Always wonderful food and the staff here is amazing. Really the best and why I just love coming here. You HAVE to get the chicken wings!!
Every time we go to Vanessa's we ask ourselves why it took so long for us to return. The small plates are exceptional, including their French onion soup and their 5-Spice Quail. The small plates are an exceptional value. Vanessa's has creative cocktails to accompany its eclectic menu.
If you are looking for a thoroughly enjoyable evening, you cannot go wrong with Vanessa's.
Definitely not a place for seniors. So so noisy. Although the food was good don’t go there on a weekend if you are a senior.
Noisy and below average food.
Vanessa’s never disappoints! Service is always great, food is delicious!
No, I don’t recommend. Look out for better alternatives
Valentines Day weeknd dinner
Very nice Happy Hour on their Tapas Tuesdays!
The food was good, not great. Downstairs is noisy and loud, though upstairs was quieter. The service providers were very nice
Acoustics very bad. Can’t hear each other talk. But food is great.
We keep coming back to Vanessa's Bistro. The food and beverages are always great. The ambience is conducive to pleasant socializing. I will be back.
Vanessa's Bistro 2 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 891-4790.
Vanessa's Bistro 2 is rated 4.7 stars by 997 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.