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Back Wine Bar & Bistro

$$ - $$$
Wine Bar, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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25075 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630 (E. Natoma)
+1 916-986-9100
11:30 - 21:00
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Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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El Dorado Hills, California
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26 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2015

We went on a Thursday night which featured a pre-fixe menu, but you could also order off of the regular menu. We had not been there for a few years, so were very impressed with the expansion and decor. The food was very good and the rating would be higher except for our server. I'm sure they are not all... More 

Thank MaggieMae919
Folsom, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2015

This is a great place. Great food, great services and a good bar/wine list. This is a small family run place so every once in a while something will miss but overall this is our go to place. We usually stick with small plates and do 2 or 3 per person. It is one of the best in the area... More 

Thank Duece2dollar
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2015 via mobile

I took a client here for dinner tonight and it was fantastic. The wine selection is plentiful with over 30 wines by the glass. Many wines are boutique wines from California and all are high quality. The food is so fresh and very well prepared. I had the heirloom tomato salad and the short ribs. Both were excellent. Our server,... More 

Thank Arnixon
El Dorado Hills, CA
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408 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 319 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2015

Friends asked us to the Heirloom Tomato themed prix fixe dinner at Back this past week. A different prix fixe menu is offered each Tuesday. Dinner is only $25, and an additional $10 for the wine pairings. Fantastic deal! Although longtime residents of the area, we had never been in. We were almost shocked to find this lovely, little restaurant... More 

1 Thank Michaela
San Francisco, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2015

I had a great meal and excellent service. The salad was crisp and flavorful, tasty appetizers, lamb main course was cooked to perfection. The small dining room is great for conversation. Service attentive without being too much. Good prices for very good food.

Thank Ger9131
El Dorado Hills, California
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 March 2015 via mobile

This restaurant does not open until 5:00 PM. This is the second time I have tried to go to this place. Please correct the opening time.

Thank Pat E
Jeff B, Owner at Back Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Pat, Can you please tell me where you found our hours? There are lots of sites out there that we are not responsible for. Please always go the business own website for correct hours. Thank you for trying to come in. More 

El Dorado Hills, California
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127 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015

This is not one of those big "fancy" restaurants but it has the type of food & service you would expect and a fine French 1 star Michelin establishment. The wine list is extensive and priced very reasonably. There are recommended pairings of wines with each course and with their 1/2 glass options it is possible to sample a number... More 

Thank Neil C
Northern California
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62 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2015 via mobile

Great time, good food! Tomas was informative and guided us to some great wines, and a great dessert! Good happy hour, $4 house red wine was good!

Thank pirokp
Alhama de Granada, Spain
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40 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 July 2014 via mobile

I've been to Back Wine Bar several times as we live nearby. The atmosphere and service are always excellent. The wine selection is fabulous. The servers are always very helpful, honest and knowledgeable about the food and wine. I like to 1/2 glasses of wine to try different things. The food is usually amazing but the last time I was... More 

Thank Lkezmoh
Sacramento, California
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24 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 May 2014

this restaurant is hard to find, in a weird spot, but once you do find it the menu is great, interesting and everything I have ever had here is delicious. Small intimate setting, good wine list, flavorful inventive dishes, save room for dessert as it is always delightful, and different as well.

Thank Catherine A

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Wine Bar, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Television, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Fine Dining
Good for
Open Hours
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: 25075 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630
    (E. Natoma)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Folsom
  • Phone Number: +1 916-986-9100
Welcome to the award winning Back Bistro in Folsom! We are Folsom's Premier Wine Bar and Bistro! Serving 35 inspiring wines by the glass, microbrew beers and a seasonally-focused, wine friendly lunch and dinner menu. The casual fine dining restaurant features a beautiful horseshoe shaped custom concrete bar wrapped around a see-through wine wall. For a more casual setting, try our quaint patio with a view of the El Dorado hills. Join us weekly for the many exciting events and specials we have to offer. Voted best wine bar in Folsom/El Dorado Hills 8 years in a row! Zagat Rated

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