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Vanessa's Bistro 2

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1512 Locust St, Walnut Creek, CA 94596-4117 (Bonanza)
+1 925-891-4790
11:00 - 21:00
Closed now
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Sun 13:00 - 20:30
Mon 11:00 - 21:00
Tue 11:00 - 23:00
Wed 11:00 - 21:00
Thu 11:00 - 23:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 00:00
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Alamo, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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
Aurora, Illinois
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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 half priced lychee martini. The fried sole taco, chicken wings, calamari, and salt and pepper... More 

Thank travelcooky
San Francisco, California
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60 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
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 Lesher Theater. All the times we have dined, the food has been very tasty, the... More 

Thank cherylyosh
San Francisco, California
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527 reviews
351 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 237 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 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 to share, the best of which is the duck confit wraps. We also really enjoyed... More 

Thank StarLady99
Winston Salem, North Carolina
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221 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 February 2017

My wife and I happened upon this place walking through downtown one night and were excited about all the different options they have on their menu. It's a place we'll be visiting again soon!

Thank Elij51189
Clayton, California
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34 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

Vanessa's Bistro is one of my favorite locations to dine in Walnut Creek. Located right in downtown Walnut Creek, there is lots of shopping, restaurants, bars and more nearby to make a day of your visit to the restaurant. Being downtown, parking can be a little difficult, but this place is worth it. Tuesday's and Saturday's are great for half... More 

Thank DLGabriel19
Paris, France
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68 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 January 2017

The ambiance is great the food is delish highly recommend taking a trip there. Only bad experience was they did not have Vietnamese coffee on hand when I ordered.

Thank Natalie R
Concord, California
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165 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 December 2016

Vanessa's Bistro 2 serves Thai/Vietnamese/Spanish food. It doesn't quite know what it wants to be. The dishes also don't know what they want to be. The panko-crusted petrale sole tapas were the best thing that I ate. The tuna tartare was drowned in oil and the tuna taste was completely masked. The calamari was amazingly tender for being such large... More 

Thank YayaShare
San Francisco
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153 reviews
115 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

4 of us ate here. All the tapas were great. We dined totally on tapas and drinks. Top tapas included poke and calamari.

Thank Rogelio1
Koloa, Hawaii
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 October 2016

This small place has Vietnamese food with a hint of French. A great variety of dishes. Our group of 6 had 5 different dishes, we shared and I enjoyed them all.

Thank nanA4174FQ

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Spanish, Asian, Fusion, Vietnamese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Bar Scene
Open Hours
13:00 - 20:30
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 23:00
11:00 - 00:00
11:00 - 00:00
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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