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Backstreet Bistro

"Where Friends Meet Friends" is what the locals say about Backstreet Bistro…and that is exactly what you"ll find at this Tuscan inspired hidden gem just blocks from the busy El Paseo scene. Dishes are a blend of rustic Italian cuisine and family recipes that feature a wide array of fresh fish, pastas, soups and salads. Lunch and Dinner specials are available daily, along with a full bar and specialty cocktail menu. Enjoy dining in the relaxing ambiance indoors or on the pet-friendly outdoor patio as you gaze upon the beautiful views of the San Jacinto Mountains. This local favorite is also one of the area's best live jazz venues with popular valley musicians performing every Tuesday from 7pm to 10pm and Saturdays from 12:30pm to 3pm. Prices are under $30 at $12-$15 per person.
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308 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
(308 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 308 reviews
5 stars
(123)
4 stars
(112)
3 stars
(46)
2 stars
(16)
1 star
(11)
Food 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Noise Level
1.9 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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Backstreet Bistro Reviews List
Review 1 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/27/2016
 2015
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Review 2 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/28/2016
 2013
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Review 3 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/24/2016
 2015
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/24/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch
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Review 4 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Decent, not amazing

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Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Live music was great and was why we chose Backstreet Bistro. The bruschetta was also very good. However, I had the eggplant parmigiana and it was mediocre, too much thyme, too much cheese vs eggplant, and just too heavy. Some of the servers were great, while the ladies who fill water, etc seemed grumpy. Overall, it was just ok."
Dined on 4/19/2016
 2013
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Review 5 for Backstreet Bistro
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
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 4/23/2016
 2003
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Review 6 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 4/22/2016
 2011
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Review 7 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/15/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 8 for Backstreet Bistro
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
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/13/2016
 2015
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Review 9 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Outside Patio

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Very dark outside in patio after sunset to read menu & eat in the dark - could have some ambient lighting
Waiter was very attentive & food taste was just average
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Dined on 4/11/2016
 2012
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/07/2016
 2014
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/07/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 11 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"the appetizers we tried were just average and quite expensive. Pasta was very good though."
Dined on 4/09/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 12 for Backstreet Bistro
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
Dined on 4/08/2016
 2005
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Review 13 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 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 4/08/2016
 2007
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 14 for Backstreet Bistro
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
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/05/2016
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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Review 15 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice restaurant

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Nice restaurant,, some comfort food was good, salads were great. Ravioli stuffed with veal was tasteless and eggplant wasn't throughly cooked"
Dined on 4/04/2016
 2008
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Review 16 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2012
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2012
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/28/2016
 2012
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 17 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 4/03/2016
 2013
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 4/03/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 18 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 4/02/2016
 2004
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Review 19 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 4/02/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for brunch
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Review 20 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Slow Kitchen

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Took friends to dinner two hours before we were to be somewhere else in the same neighborhood. We told the waiter we had to leave in a hour and a half. He was very attentive and on top of things, but evidently the kitchen was not. Each course took way too long. The food was delicious and hot, but too long in getting to us. With so many dinning options in the area, there is no reason for us to come back."
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 21 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
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Review 22 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 4/01/2016
 2006
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Review 23 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

our new favourite place

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/29/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 24 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

it's palm springs...

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"It's a fun little restaurant hiding behind a strip mall.
My biggest complaint is regarding the other customers. We were surrounded by cranky oldsters who seemed to have a complaint for everything. First they want to be outside... Then they want to be inside (a party of 7, mind you). Its a small space so theses annoyances affect all the patrons.
Great food, good service, i would probably return."
Dined on 3/31/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 25 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Early bird dinner

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Dined on 3/30/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2015
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 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We went for the early bird appetizers and wine, and then ordered from the prix fixe dinner menu. It was great value for the money. The portions were really large-doggie bags are available!"
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Review 26 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/30/2016
 2002
Special Features: neighborhood gem, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 27 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/27/2016
 2011
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Review 28 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, late-night find
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Review 29 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 30 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"First time at restaurant; service was not provided for at least 20 minutes after arrival; appeared short staffed and no one came by until we flagged someone down. After that, service was good. went on Easter Sunday so possibly that was the issue - also were not ready when their customers arrived - still setting up. Food was good though so would give them another try."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2007
Special Features: great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
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Review 31 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Nice view, but slow to be served.

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Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"We were there for Easter Brunch. They were busy, and appeared to be short staffed but really, an hour to get our food? All we ordered were ham and eggs."
Dined on 3/27/2016
 2016
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 32 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Bad waiter and food. Will not return.

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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2015
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Review 33 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great patio

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 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
"Sitting outdoors was great with sun setting on the hills.
Service and selection was good.
I ordered the "special" snapper...not good, mushy, no taste. Too bad because it is an easy fish to cook. My wife had chicken marsala..very good.
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Dined on 3/25/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 34 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/25/2016
 2010
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Review 35 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2013
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Review 36 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Worth returning to

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Dined on 3/24/2016
 2015
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2015
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Felt very comfortable and all our needs quickly addressed ! Our 18mo old granddaughter was taken care of by all and loved the spaghetti n meatballs !! Overall - great family meal out ! Thanks"
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 37 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Overwrought

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Dined on 3/23/2016
 2016
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2016
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We had a 7:15 reservation for five people. When we arrived shortly before that time there was a crowd at the door. It was at least 20 minutes before a hostess got to us. Then it was another 40 minutes before we were seated. From then on the service while slow was not such that we would be as negative but overall the evening seemed a burden and frustrating rather than an enjoyable night out."
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2016
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Review 38 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Great as usual

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 3/24/2016
 2012
Special Features: great for outdoor dining
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Review 39 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Uninspired service

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"This was our first time at Backstreet Bistro. The outdoor seating is what appealed to us but we were not able to get seating outside. We did not get water or a waiter for about 10 minutes after we were seated. I requested a bottle of wine and 15 minutes later we were told they were out of that wine. But the waiter did not come prepared with the wine list so I could choose another. We had to track down our waiter to get the wine list. When he brought the wine he did not bring wine glasses or a wine opener. So, 45 minutes to get the bottle of wine. It took an hour to get our dinner. The food, however, was good."
Dined on 3/23/2016
 2007
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Review 40 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/25/2016
 2011
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Review 41 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 3/24/2016
 2012
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Review 42 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
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Review 43 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Charming atmosphere, but food a bit weird. The pasta tasted like it was out of a very old dry box or cooked in a strange water. The taste was there in both the penne & carbonara which was so oily & not creamy."
Dined on 3/18/2016
 2001
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Review 44 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2014
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Review 45 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2014
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Review 46 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 3/20/2016
 2011
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Review 47 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Nice Little Gem!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Sat outside on the patio and had a lovely meal. Very reasonably priced and food was very good. Will definitely go back!"
Dined on 3/04/2016
 2004
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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Review 48 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 3/20/2016
 2010
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"What a charming place! I randomly chose this restaurant based on type of food, proximity, and the good reviews and I'm so glad I did. We loved the outdoor patio with the twinkle lights, the service was outstanding, and the food was fantastic. We'll definitely be back when we visit Palm Desert again!"
Dined on 3/20/2016
 2010
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Review 49 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"While the food was good we were all but forgotten by our waiter. We would have to flag down other service staff as they hurried by just for a simple request."
Dined on 3/19/2016
 2006
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Review 50 for Backstreet Bistro
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Wonderful Place

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Dined on 3/16/2016
 2009
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Have come here each time we find ourselves in the area. We really think that it is a great place."
Dined on 3/16/2016
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, fit for foodies
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