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BackDoor Bistro and Wine Bar

829 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-6911
+1 707-685-9222
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  • Excellent66%
  • Very good27%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (8 reviews)
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American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
829 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-6911
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Tuesday is fried chicken night, before you stop reading, this is not your ordinary fried chicken. Wonderful, crisp breading with homemade Cole slaw. We couldn't decide on wine, so they poured us a taste of four different wines before we decided.

Thank Ruthsadventures
Reviewed 1 week ago

Great food, great service, great wines. Menu is limited, but food is always incredible! I've done both lunch and dinners, and it is always delicious!

Thank Tonlew411
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Don't let the strip mall location fool you this is a very good restaurant. Get a reservation or take your luck at a spot at the bar which is very entertaining. If the Octopus salad is on the menu you can't pass it up. The...More

Thank cbarton21
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Tucked away in a non descript strip mall this little restaurant is a gem. We sat at the bar as the restaurant was completely full on a Tuesday evening. The menu was small but each dish was excellent. I had the halibut and it proved...More

Thank simon f
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Went here )from Oakland) because retired work friends and I are scattered from Oakland to Sacramento and wanted t find a somewhat central point to meet for lunch. I found this on line and most reviews were quite positive. All three of us ordered different...More

Thank LetsgoOakland_11
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This restaurant is by far one of the best I've eated at in awhile. We arrived without a reservation but were lucky enough to grab 4 seats at the bar. It was so busy, but we were given a lot of attention and great service....More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 16 August 2017 via mobile

We always pick this place on our date nights. Nice ambiance, great beer on tap, awesome wine selection & great Chef prepared food. Best restaurant in town by far for a nicer California cuisine type meal.

Thank stormiecmt
Reviewed 27 July 2017

Tucked away next to a laundromat, this bistro hides its considerable light under a bushel. Don't be put off by its strip mall setting, what they save in rent they put into the food. The help is helpful, the wine the right temp, and the...More

Thank Fraser000
Reviewed 3 July 2017

Their brunch is very good! Love their potatoes! Very tasty! Pot de Creme is the bomb as for dessert! Quality and taste is at par with Napa restos I've dined in. truly a hidden gem in Vacaville!

Thank Maestro2471
Reviewed 7 June 2017

I stopped off for dinner while on a business trip, it was rated among the better restaurants in Vacaville (not saying much) and was I ever disappointed! It was a warm day in May, about 97, but it was absolutely stifling in the restaurant. I...More

1  Thank AdamS4
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Questions & Answers
10 February 2017|
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Response from Lindsey G | Property representative |
Hello! For a group of that size we encourage a buyout of the restaurant. For lunch the cost is $45/person. Please feel free to call the restaurant if you have any more questions. (707)685-9222
Adriana L
23 August 2016|
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Response from Lori M | Reviewed this property |
I know they only have brunch on weekend..and their menu change frequently, but definitely ask them . They are great and at least will put in the suggestion if someone asks and again they are open to new ideas
22 October 2015|
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Response from L564GUrichards | Reviewed this property |
Yes, I believe they are even though I have not been there for lunch on a Friday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 - 14:00
17:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 829 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-6911
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Vacaville
  • Phone Number: +1 707-685-9222
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