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The Backdoor

A speakeasy inspired bar for great libations, great food and even better company. House made bitters, tinctures and infusions - not to mention barrel aged and craft cocktails nightly.
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15 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
(15 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 15 reviews
5 stars
(9)
4 stars
(4)
3 stars
(0)
2 stars
(2)
1 star
(0)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.4 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • late-night find(8)
  • neighborhood gem(8)
  • good for groups(6)
  • vibrant bar scene(6)
  • hot spot(5)
  • fit for foodies(4)
The Backdoor Reviews List
Review 1 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great Hidden Gem

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We needed a place for old friends to meet up in a central location. We found the Backdoor on Yelp and were pleasantly surprised. It's cool how you walk in and the entire bar/restaurant is sunk down so you can see everything - nice to scope it out before you actually go into the place.
Great beer and wine selection and amazing small plates. The fries are to die for - we even got a second order. The green beans and ahi were quite nice as well.
Our bartender (can't remember her name) was amazing and attentive even though we were sitting in the restaurant.
Definitely want to go back.
"
Dined on 2/02/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Review 2 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/01/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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Review 3 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 4 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/17/2016
 2007
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Review 5 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/11/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/11/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, late-night find
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Review 6 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, late-night find
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Review 7 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Don't miss the Backdoor!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The Backdoor is Beautiful! It's intimate and decorated in a lovely, romantic fashion. The food selection is varied and it's creative and very well priced. The cocktails are amazing! Lots of creativity there too. Service was perfection. Thanks!"
Dined on 12/04/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 8 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 11/07/2014
 2011
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 11/07/2014
 2011
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Review 9 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great find in Fremont!

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I went here to celebrate my birthday with some friends. Food and drinks were good and service was great. Such a cool ambience, speakeasy feel, complete with a not so weeping angel statue overlooking the bar. If you are looking for a cool place to celebrate a special occasion or just hang out with friends, this is the place!"
Dined on 11/21/2015
 2014
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, late-night find
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Review 10 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Fun speakeasy

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had an excellent experience at the Back Door. Our servers were efficient and friendly. The appetizers were cheap and delicious. We had delicious entrees. What made this place special were the inventive drinks! So interesting and so good. We were with a group of 6 and had a great table and a lot of fun."
Dined on 10/10/2015
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 11 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Nice speakeasy themed bar

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We love this place, cool vibe, great service and amazing craft cocktail, what more could you want? How about great food and 2 happy hours!"
Dined on 9/11/2015
 2015
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 12 for The Backdoor
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Part Bar/part Diner

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The decor on the walls sre are really nice and it's got a good vibe but the food was really not good especially the calamari. I felt like the calamari was really old. And I really don't understand who picked the tables because they are very strange --kind of like you're at a Denny's. The ceilings are high, the bar was good and the service was very good. But it was very interesting because I don't really know how to describe it --like I said it was certainly part bar, part Denny's."
Dined on 3/10/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Ratings-Only Reviews for The Backdoor
Based on the average of (3) ratings-only reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
1 out of 2 recommend this product
Food 
3.3 / 5
(Very Good) 3.3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.3 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.3 / 5
Noise Level
1.7 / 3
Moderate