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
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.
Pad Thai was awful- noodle dish just okay- food way below average for downtown dining
Lovely, attentive waitress, attended to our every need.
Food was tasty and yet were told quite earlythat the kitchen was closing.
Our first visit here on a busy Saturday night, the staff were very welcoming to our group of 5 for dinner after a movie. Because they couldn't seat us right at the time of our reservation they graciously offered our first round of drinks on the house! We shared several of the appetizers, a couple of mains and 2 desserts all of which were delicious. For sure will go here again!
The service and drinks were amazing. I felt the food was mediocre. Very salty and no flavor. We got the seared ahi tuna and it was hard like a potato chip terrible .
Great! I enjoyed my meal and am looking forward to going back.
Food was generic, unimpressive. Good service, but a bar type atmosphere. Three diners, and all had same opinion of the food, not very good.
Items to order: Cumin Shrimp, Garlic Noodles with Chicken, Honey Prawns, and Wok fried eggplant.
We were upstairs, which we were thankful for, because it was so noisy downstairs that we would have had to leave.
The Salt & Pepper Fried Prawns, Spicy Lime Dipping Sauce and the Crispy Ginger Tofu w/ Onions, Ginger & Jalapeños were a bit hit, and we ordered seconds of each. The filet mignon with prawns main course was also excellent.
The Spicy Vietnamese Green Papaya Salad W/ Poached Prawns, Roasted Peanuts, Fried Shallots, was uninteresting, and the Thinly Sliced Filet Mignon Carpaccio, Fried Shallots, Asian Herbs, Roasted Peanuts was tasty but the meat was unevenly cooked.
We all agreed that we would come back again and would order some different dishes next time.
Loved it here! The food was so good. We came for NYE but would come back for everyday dining and date night. Really impressed.
The tuna soba salad is small and the tuna was dry. Ban me sandwich was good but sweet potato fries were thick and not cooked completely. The classic vermicelli salad was just ok. Service was mixed and overall left hungry with a sizable bill for lunch. Would not recommend- not clear how the rating is so high.
Vanessa's Bistro 2 offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (925) 891-4790.
Vanessa's Bistro 2 is rated 4.6 stars by 987 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.