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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 good26%
  • Average5%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
Closes in 27 min
17:00 - 21:00All hours
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

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 3 weeks ago

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 4 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 8 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

Thank AdamS4
Reviewed 26 May 2017

I saw this place on the PBS show "Check Please" and decided to try it. What a pleasant surprise! Don't be fooled by the humble exterior of this bistro. (Next door to a coin-op laundry) The food is first rate farm to table. This small...More

Thank inglehoofer
Reviewed 23 May 2017

Looking for delicious food that caters to locally owned farms and quality ingredients? Then look no further. BackDoor Bistro is a hidden gem in the long list of restaurants in the Solano county region. Located in an unassuming strip mall center on Monte Vista Avenue...More

Thank Kerry G
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

Went to Happy Hour for appetizers and wine. Good and wine were excellent. Service was also very good.

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 20 May 2017 via mobile

My husband and I enjoyed our dinner. The waitress recommended a proprietary blend with our dinner. The wine was excellent. Keep up the good work.

1  Thank Martin S
Reviewed 30 April 2017 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
Reviewed 11 April 2017

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
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Questions & Answers
11 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
24 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
23 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
Romantic, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
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