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BackDoor Bistro and Wine Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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829 Merchant St, Vacaville, CA 95688-6911
+1 707-685-9222
11:30 - 21:00
Closed now
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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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Vacaville, California
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3 reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It was a bit loud for me. We got the fried chicken. 4 small pieces for 2 people was too small for the price. Vegetables were some type of local squash I think, which I didn't care for.

Thank Scott P
Fairfield, California
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4 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food is very good and also the service. The ambience didn't match the food, looked like maybe it had been a different restaurant before and they just used the same decor.

Thank 320jeanniec
Vacaville, California
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24 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

Got a $100 gift certificate to this new place and what a fun time we had. Great food but make sure you get reservations in as there is not a lot of seating available! Food is excellent!!!

Thank John S
Vacaville, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017 via mobile

One of the best restaurants in the area. Locally sourced meat and produce with a gourmet touch. Nice local and good wind selection as well.

Thank Ruthsadventures
Elk Grove, California
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1 review
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2016

I had a reservation and was told the only table I could have was by the door they were all empty but they were reserved for their regulars I ordered my food was not so great and the service was terrible while we were still eating they asked us to please leave because they needed our table RUDE!!!! I was... More 

Thank giagiabea
Vacaville, California
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414 reviews
243 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

We have dined several times at BackDoor Bistro over the past couple of years, and have not been disappointed yet.

Thank DennisAtkinson
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60 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016 via mobile

Well I was impressed..the starter was a salad made from local ingredients. I might have to say it was one of the best salads I have had in a while!. The braised beef rib was very good even though I didn't order that I ordered chicken. The chicken was tasty as well. A couple of people got soup which they... More 

Thank Clint B
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

Stopped for brunch on our way to the Bay Area. Sorry we can't come in often. Lindsay Gilpin (owner/chef) has done a great job creating a small, cozy atmosphere with a menu that is solid and imaginative. We highly recommend the Backdoor Bistro!!

Thank Tracy W
Vacaville, California
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45 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

Amazing food just what Vacaville needed for a gourmet restaurant and quality customer service. We will definitely keep going back.

Thank DeeDee B
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016

Hadn't been back for a few years and had a very nice early Saturday night dinner. Staff out front did a great job and lots of evidence of teamwork, experience and good training. Meals were very good and of course well presented all around. Be aware that menu is not large but it makes great sense for a place of... More 

Thank Jim B

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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
Brunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
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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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?