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Back Wine Bar & Bistro

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Wine Bar, American, Bar, Contemporary, Pub
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25075 Blue Ravine Road, Folsom, CA 95630-5704 (E. Natoma)
+1 916-986-9100
Tue - Thu 11:30 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 22:00
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Rancho Cordova
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14 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

It is pretty small place located in the neighbor. Small portion food that taste just ok (not great). Friendly waitress checks if everything ok a lot. Good place to go if you want to be relaxed in the cozy atmosphere.

Thank jessicajS5024GI
Granite Bay, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

We were treated to a gift certificate to Back Wine Bar and Bistro - and fell in love. Small and intimate - the food is of excellent quality, imaginatively prepared and served with care and charm. Excellent wine selections - can be paired with your meal by the knowledgeable staff. Back Wine Bar and Bistro has it all !

Thank wheresally48
Folsom, California
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253 reviews
205 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 163 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 February 2017

My wife and I went to the Back Wine Bar & Bistro for the Tuesday night Prix Fixe menu. This is a small neighborhood full-service bar and intimate bistro with a dining room that seats maybe a maximum of 20 or so customers at a time. The restaurant's interesting menu offers small plate options and appetizers (including lobster mac 'n... More 

1 Thank DSteveCA
El Dorado Hills, California
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574 reviews
275 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 156 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 January 2017

It's the Wandering Yank here. Mrs. Yank and I met with old friends who love this place, and now I know why. Where to start? It's a small place, fairly quiet and romantic. It has a very intriguing menu, and most of the entrees are small plates, a good thing (several were offered as large plates as well - cheers... More 

Thank Mark M
Jeff B, Owner at Back Wine Bar & Bistro, responded to this review

Thank you so much for dining with us! We take a lot of pride in what we do and I'm glad you got to experience that. We hope to see you again soon! Cheers More 

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26 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 September 2016

Small plate concepts are great if they are priced appropriately so if you are hungry you can order multiple items. I ordered a scallop entree for $28 and it was pretty much just 4 scallops. I didn't order more food because my friends were treating me so I ended up eating when I got home. All the flavors were lovely... More 

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

Thank you for joining us for dinner. Our entrée portion of Scallops ($28), that you ordered, generously features four large, fresh U-10 scallops from Maine. Our price for this elegant item is extremely competitive, for example, prices in the area for a Scallop Entrée range from $24 - $42. We do understand that value is subjective and ordering the most... More 

Bryant, Arkansas
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 August 2016 via mobile

I happened upon this place on a Tuesday evening, which coincided with their prix fixe menu night. While the menu presented on Trip Advisor has been altered (no more small plates) it was definitely the best meal I had in this area. The polenta fries are a must have! The prix fixe consisted of smoked chicken bruschetta, shrimp stuffed avocado... More 

Thank Cyndi S
Sacramento, California
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212 reviews
124 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

A lovely evening - romantic atmosphere, nice prix fixe menu on Tuesdays, excellent attentive service. My boyfriend would have liked a larger serving - but the concept and pricing are small plate. I look forward to a return visit!

Thank Michelelabelle
El Dorado Hills, California
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 July 2016

The food here is very good. The owner is a sommelier and hand picks all of the wines they serve. Most you will not have heard of but he is very good at helping you decide and pick a great bottle in your price range. They often have wine specials. His New Years Eve dinners are really great but sell... More 

Thank doyles9999
Folsom, California
1 review
Reviewed 5 March 2016 via mobile

We are regular diners at the Tuesday night Prix Fixe dinners. They are phenomenal food and wine pairings. The food themes are always based on what is at it their seasonal peak. The wine pairings are perfect and introduce us to new wines and wineries- they definitely are not the same-o, same-o. If you are looking for a Bay Area-type... More 

Thank jlhslo6026
El Dorado Hills, California
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33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2015 via mobile

Our new favorite place! A chef from another restaurant told us about this delicious food at this restaurant/beer/wine bar. This is not just a fun wine bar, but the food is outstanding too prepared by a talented chef. The presentation and taste is equal to a four star restaurant. Go here for a dinner date or to have some appetizers... More 

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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 95630-5704
    (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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