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Canyon Bistro & Wine Bar

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$$ - $$$
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120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, suite 119, Topanga, CA 90290-3851
+1 310-455-7800
11:30 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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139 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Would have been an easy five with decent service. The waiter took over ten minutes to bring our drinks and a bottle of wine, and completely forgot a glass of merlot until are entrees began to arrive. The owner (I think he was the owner) stepped in to help. The waiter was very busy and fairly overwhelmed. Consequently the food... More 

Thank TTWindom
2 reviews
Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

Too expensive for the food. Bad service. Does not treat employees well. So many other good restaurants in Topanga, I'd avoid this one

Thank Jane A
Level Contributor
7 reviews
Reviewed 11 April 2017

Here in Topanga, there are not many restaurants to begin with, the best by far being Inn of the 7th Ray - but it is really pricey, so we usually only go there on special occasions. When this place opened we were so happy! The food is consistently good quality, not over the top, just some nice options and nice... More 

Thank Michelle S
Larry C, Owner at Canyon Bistro & Wine Bar, responded to this review

Thanks for the review! We'll keep updating the menu with new choices as we have over the years. Thanks for being a valued customer! More 

Los Angeles
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 10 April 2017 via mobile

We had the grilled artichoke, gluten free blueberry pancakes and white bean soup. Every bite was perfection. We ate there for brunch and I liked it so much I am considering going back for dinner. Each plate that was brought past us made me want to try that dish too. Can't say enough about this place.

Thank California-ite
Santa Monica, California, United States
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Lots of great food — some of the better dining in Topanga, in fact — and great entertainment on the right nights. Good wine selection, and relaxing environment.

Thank Brady B
nashville, tn
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75 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2017 via mobile

This is a nice little place in the canyon. We stopped on a Sunday evening and the place was full. The service was great and the food was delicious. My husband had the burger while I had a salad with salmon. Both were prepared well. We would definitely visit again.

Thank katNashville_Tn
Los Angeles, California
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Ambiance is lovely but loud - after all there is live jazz. The food is superb and a very lovely wine list. Best tuna tartar, crab cakes and mussels! The rack of lamb - delicious. Casual and comfortable.

Thank Sandi N
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18 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 18 January 2017

The food at the bistro is very good to excellent most nights. Occasionaly they will have an off night in service and quality. They seem to struggle some when they are very busy. On an average night its a great place to go with the family or for a night with a date or friends.

Thank Shane L
California City, California, USA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

Starting with the good part, the service was nice, the bistro about 1/2 full for dinner. First, they refused to pour a 1/2 glass of draft beer; I had to order the full pint. This has never happened in my experience, ever. So, no beer. The vegetarian lasagna was actually a veggie-ricotta quiche; little if any noodle. The béchamel and... More 

Thank Foodietraveler41
Topanga, California
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5 reviews
Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

If you visit topanga, Canyon Bistro is a must. It is located in the center of town, and it shows Topanga's unique style. In the same small area, Pine Tree Circle, you can visit a a cute shop, amazing library, wonderful art studio, tasty gourmet, and a nice cafe. The food at this restaurant is amazing! I definitely recommend the... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$9 - US$36
American, French
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Television, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Off-Street Parking, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Takeout, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 120 N Topanga Canyon Blvd, suite 119, Topanga, CA 90290-3851
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Topanga
  • Phone Number: +1 310-455-7800
A French-American Bistro in the heart of Topanga. Join us for lunch, dinner and Sunday Brunch. Live Music weekly!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?