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BackDoor Bistro and Wine Bar

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829 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-6911
+1 707-685-9222
10:00 - 14:00
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Sun 10:00 - 14:00
Tue 17:00 - 21:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 21:00
Sat 17:00 - 21:00
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

As always pleasant experience. Eggs Benedict was awesome wish they had a variety of champagne little on the pricey side but worth every penny

Thank Cody C
Vacaville, California
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Good is exceptional everything is fresh and cooked to perfection. The service is very slow. It took over 15 minutes just to get a menu.

Thank Randy B
Napa CA, United States
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43 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We frequently watch CPBA but find most restaurants aren't around the Napa environs. We had seen this bistro touted on a recent show and have finally for lunch come to see what the shouting is about. Well, outside of the table for 12 full of birthday celebrants on full volume, we found this place fantastic!! Wines by the glass were... More 

Thank Alan B
Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really like this place. It's small and cozy. The chefs did a great job with the menu and paired with great wines. From what I have tasted, everything is from scratch. The staff is friendly and fun to talk with. I got the burger and would go back and get that again.

Thank Andy H
San Francisco, California
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114 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017

What a find! Okay, so it's not in the greatest location (in a strip mall next to a laundromat), but the interior of the restaurant is nice and the quality of the food and service were outstanding. We went here to celebrate a family birthday and loved it. Happy Hour is from 5:00-6:30pm. Since we got there at 5:30pm, we... More 

Thank casjf
Winters, California
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 March 2017 via mobile

This small restaurant can perform miracles in a relatively tiny kitchen. We have eaten here five or six times, returning because of the menu and food quality. The main downfall, and the reason I rated it as 3 star, is the noise level. It is nearly impossible to hear the person directly across the table. Seating does not seem crowded... More 

Thank H2OAlgae
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8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 March 2017 via mobile

Took a chance on friend's suggestion, service and food was excellent. Dessert was best part sharing apple fritters, espresso parfait and lemon cake.

Thank Cindy W
San Francisco
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102 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We were coming from north and south of Vacaville, looking for a halfway point in Vacaville. Used a trip advisor listing and ratings. back Door Bistro was a represented, clean, good menu selection, prompt and friendly service at reasonable prices.

Thank JackinSF
Sacramento, California
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106 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

My husband and I have eaten at Back Door Bistro twice and have been very pleased both times. The food is fresh and delicious and the service is excellent. I strongly recommend reservations. We tried to eat here one night midweek once for a celebration dinner and it was booked. Its small and a little on the noisy side but... More 

Thank MAAM19
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54 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The service here was excellent long with the food. People are friendly in this community and right off the highway they have a lot of places to eat sleep shop and do other things.

Thank michael d

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
American, Wine Bar, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Dinner
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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Sacramento, California
Groveland, California
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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?