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Bistro 234

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234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534 (Center)
+1 209-668-4234
11:00 - 00:00
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7 reviews
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

The Bistro is consistently good. I've frankly never had a mediocre meal there. But honestly, the chicken marsala they served last Friday, with mashed potatoes and an artichoke were truly out of this world. Simple food done memorably is the specialty of the house.

Thank Linda S
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

I have never been disappointed with the food or service. Had the Crispy Roasted Half Chicken. Amazing. However there are so many choices, I will go again.

Thank Kayla R
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 10 November 2016 via mobile

Wednesday night is half-price bottle of wine nights. Great wine prices! They do take reservations and it was pretty busy. Food was excellent, drinks were good, service was professional. A little slow, but again, the place full. Steamed clams appetizer was awesome! Fish and steaks were also excellent.

Thank Gene W
Turlock, California
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3 reviews
Reviewed 24 October 2016

Food excellent with a wonderful atmosphere. Very comfy. Really doesn't feel like you're in a farming community town. Very upscale. Highly recommend!

Thank lsimmons1741
New York City, New York
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192 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016 via mobile

This is our go-to spot for great dining in the Central Valley. We always have a great time and great service there. Special kudos to Jayton, who is always on top of his game. He mixes the best cocktails around. Tip: always ask for the specials. They never disappoint, particularly when venison is on the menu!

Thank BRIANandRONNIE2010
Atwater, California
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 October 2016

I've never been disappointed with anything I've ordered here. Their chicken picatta is to die for! And Jennifer's PB dessert is the ONLY way to finish off your decadent meal at Bistro 234!!!

Thank ThePriceFamily2010
Turlock, CA
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 17 October 2016

My wife and I wanted to take our good friends to a special place for their Anniversary Dinner. It was a warm evening, so we decided to eat outside. The service was excellent, with the server making recommendations on appetizers, and main courses. Food was excellent and a special dessert was served to celebrate our friends anniversary. It was a... More 

Thank 8bobbyjoe
Modesto, California
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 October 2016

Not only is this the nicest, friendliest place to have lunch or dinner it also has monthly wine/dinner pairings. The staff is really great and food is fabulous. Just try it once and you will come back again and again. Nice location on the corner so if you are inclined on a weekend evening a great place to people watch.

Thank srwbvf
Henderson, Nevada
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 September 2016

our first time in Turlock as we were passing through. Upon a recommendation we ate dinner on a Thursday night at Bistro 234. The atmosphere and service was very much to our liking. Outdoor seating out of the breeze on a delightful fall evening. My husband had the Bistro steak that was cooked just as he ordered and came with... More 

Thank Rockerwife
Laguna Beach, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 August 2016

This restaurant is one of the nicer restaurants in Turlock and we've eaten there many times when visiting the city. The service was great; our waitress was super friendly and helpful. The gnocchi was superb, rich with a generous portion size. The house salad was large enough for two and the dressing was quite good. The scallops were a disappointment.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$25
American, French
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Romantic
Open Hours
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 234 E Main St, Turlock, CA 95380-4534
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Turlock
  • Phone Number: +1 209-668-4234
Bistro 234 is honored to have recently earned the prestigious Wine Spectator's 2012 Award of Excellence. Located in the center of historic downtown Turlock, Bistro 234 offers a dining experience that is sure to foster great memories. The fun atmosphere, high ceilings, heated patio and vibrant colors pair well with the eclectic cuisine of our talented Executive Chef, LeRoy Walker. At Bistro 234, we love to share our passion for food and dining with seasonal New American and French-influenced cooking. Bistro 234 is the ideal place to host your event, be it large or small. The Cellar is available for exclusive dining.

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