Vanessa's Bistro

$$ • French, Vietnamese, Tapas Bar

1715 Solano Ave, Berkeley
(510) 525-8300


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Reviews for Vanessa's Bistro

This is a popular spot, especially for happy hour, but owner needs to tighten up food and service or me thinks savvy Berkeley clientele will be moving on. We arrived around 5:30, were given the regular menu not the happy hour menu. After being ignored for 10 minutes or so, and with happy hour running out at 6 pm, I walked to the bar and requested the happy hour menus. 10 minutes or so later, someone came to take our drinks order warning us the bar was behind and there may be full review
Today (8/11/2021) around 5:30p, I arrived at Vanessa's and I was really excited to try this place. I recently read an article how they were struggling during the epidemic so I was looking forward to supporting a local business, and also catching up with a friend. Then, that excitement took a 180 degree turn. With no host at the front door, I walked up to the bar and said, 'hello' and asked the bartender if there was any outdoor seating. The bartender said, 'Yes. But, you can' full review

Went recent to Vanessa'a and found the food as good as ever. I don't know how they keep things going as well as they do during the pandemic. But I give them Credit for doing so well. Some of the best Vietnamese food I have ever had. To bad some of the Karen's had some issues with it. Will be back soon

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Monday 4 - 8PM
Tuesday 4 - 8PM
Wednesday 4 - 8PM
Thursday 4 - 8PM
Friday 3 - 9PM
Saturday 3 - 9PM
Sunday 4 - 8PM

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