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Vanessa's Bistro 2

1512 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4117
+1 925-891-4790
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  • Excellent40%
  • Very good47%
  • Average8%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible4%
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“tapas” (16 reviews)
“lettuce wraps” (5 reviews)
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Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese, Gluten Free Options
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1512 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4117
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been to Vanessa many times. But, their service and quality declined over time obviously. My wife and I can longer recommend this restaurant. Many mistakes back to back is just not forgivable: 1. giving our table to somebody else despite confirmed reservation 2. 'dumbfounded'...More

Thank 1goodtraveller2
Reviewed 16 September 2017 via mobile

This place is absolutely fantastic. The food and service are amazing. We did tapas and salt and pepper shrimp & lettuce wraps were awesome. Loved the whole experience!

Thank amy w
Reviewed 10 August 2017 via mobile

We were looking for happy hour and ended up with a sit down dinner, ordering a bottle of champagne for 1/2 off. Tapas. Rolls. Sandwiches. Salads. All for $10-15. Smaller dining room than the new neighbors so not as loud and easier to talk. Plus,...More

Thank Ts_Travel_Adventures
Reviewed 8 August 2017

My family loves to visit Vanessa's Bistro 2. The specials on Tapas Tuesday really are an amazing incentive but the food and drink values are always very solid. It's impossible for me to pick a favorite. Everything I've ever ordered comes out quickly, fresh and...More

Thank Kdimler1
Reviewed 12 July 2017 via mobile

Had a nice early dinner at Vanessa's enjoying their Happy Hour. Nice menu and reasonable prices. Worth the visit!

Thank MSMoratorio
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

Each month we and a couple friends search for a restaurant not tried before. This month our friends selected Vanessa's. It was a fun restaurant if you enjoy trying a variety of dishes (Tapas). Each dish was sufficient for each in our party of four...More

Thank dokepper
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Great Vietnamese food. The service here is so fast that you should actually space out the timing of your order. It seems that the food arrives at your table within minutes of placing the order. Shrimp Spring Rolls, Prawn Dishes are amazing.

Thank wrinkledoc
Reviewed 30 March 2017 via mobile

I was already in a good mood and this restaurant was the perfect accompaniment to catching up with old friends. We had fun choosing tapas which were half priced for the whole night and we made it in time for happy, so I ordered a...More

Thank travelcooky
Reviewed 2 March 2017

This was our third time dining at Vanessa's, Vietnamese tapas with a delicious French twist. The first time we went for lunch with friends. The second time for Happy Hour with friends and this last time with friends for dinner before a show at the...More

Thank cherylyosh
Reviewed 25 February 2017

We made reservations for an early dinner before a performance at the Lesher Theatre and were so pleased to find that Vanessa’s offered wonderful small plates for $7 during Happy Hour from 4-6pm. Our sweet and friendly server was Jessica who suggested very delicious plates...More

Thank StarLady99
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13 January 2017|
Response from nanA4174FQ | Reviewed this property |
They are a mix of Asian and French.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 30 - US$ 30
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
1:00 PM - 8:30 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 11:00 PM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1512 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4117
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Walnut Creek
  • Phone Number: +1 925-891-4790
Vanessa's Bistro 2 has been proudly serving the heart of downtown Walnut Creek since September 2009. Our Vietnamese tapas with a French fusion twist offers an eclectic array of dishes that are suitable and enjoyable for all dining occasions. Executive Chef, Vanessa Dang brings with her 30 years of food and hospitality experience to Walnut Creek while her sons Michael and Jimmy dazzle guests with their lovable personalities. Come by to experience our memorable Vietnamese food that will leave you craving it again and again!
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