About School Street Bistro
Bistro is defined as "a small informal restaurant serving wine" and School Street Bistro is a true bistro located in the heart of Lodi wine country. Focusing on the comfort foods of the Southern United States combined with fresh locally grown produce, wild sustainable seafood, and top quality meats, School Street Bistro delivers a unique "hometown" restaurant experience. School Street offers an extensive hand-picked local and imported wine list, as well as domestic and imported beers. Owned and operated since 2002 by a local Lodi Winemaker and his Family who have roots in the South, the Bistro offers a casual dining experience with warm Southern hospitality.
Southern, American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Saturday: 11:30pm - 2:00pm
Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
Between Elm and Locust
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Bar Dining, Beer, Counter Seating, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
School Street Bistro Ratings and Reviews
One of the top restaurants in Lodi. Tota ...
One of the top restaurants in Lodi. Totally underrated. The food is excellent, the specials are seasonal, and the service is great. I would recommend to any of my foodie friends.
We try to get here at least once a month. Really like the atmosphere and the food is always very good! Great place to go in downtown Lodi! Everyone is friendly and we look forward to coming back!
Hidden Lodi Louisiana Gem!
I tried this restaurant with a friend about a year ago, and was delighted with the food, quality of service. School Street Bistro is now my goto restaurant when I'm entertaining foodie friends. The consistent quality of the food and friendly service make this an easy pick. The portions are just right, and the chef always finds a unique blend of traditional Louisiana cooking with some new variations that are a treat. Highly recommended!
Food was delicious and service was impec ...
Food was delicious and service was impeccable. We never felt rushed in the least, even though it was near closing time when we were finishing up. Will definitely return when in the area again. I read one review somewhere that said portions are small. Not true!! We all were stuffed and sadly had to leave some food on our plates.
Always a good dining experience. Food is ...
Always a good dining experience. Food is worth the wait and staff is attentive.
Love going to School Street Bistro.
Interesting and delicious food served with style and friendly helpful staff.
School Street Experience.
Great ambience, great food, good wine list. However, they do need more Vegetarian choices. Very attentive staff. Had a good evening.
Always a pleasant time at School Street ...
Always a pleasant time at School Street with exceptionally exciting specials.
Great Valentine's Experience
It was a wonderful dinner! The food was cooked perfectly. The service was very attentive but not a nuisance. We are definitely making it our place to go!
First Visit to School Street Bistro
This was our first visit to School Street Bistro and I would definitely return. Though a little loud when we first got there, the food was very good as was the service.
One of the Best in Lodi
Great South Carolina "Low-Country" fare! Make sure that you make a reservation as it is a small restaurant and very popular (rightly so).
I brought my family and parents to dinne ...
I brought my family and parents to dinner here for my mother's birthday. Great service, nice downtown Lodi location, and tasty food!
Great service and always something new a ...
Great service and always something new and interesting on the specials list.
Good food, long wait
We made a stop on our way up to Tahoe and the food was great, specially the pasta Jambalaya that was awesome. The wait was excessive though...had to wait over an hour from order to get the food. It was friday night and full but still a lot.
Great food and service. The lighting co ...
Great food and service. The lighting could have been dimmed more to make the setting nicer, but overall a great choice for Lodi.
Food is always wonderful, especially the ...
Food is always wonderful, especially the homemade soups! And Wayne is a fabulous over
We look forward to returning to this cozy neighborhood find in the downtown area of Lodi. Our server was particularly helpful in offering gentle guidance through the menu and the choices we made were balanced and wonderfully varied. Don't fail to add at least a single order of the Ghouda Macaroni and Cheese for your table!
Comfortable, great service, AMAZING FOOD!!!!
This restaurant is perfectly off the beaten path of beautiful downtown Lodi. When you walk in you'll be met by the very friendly manager who will have you seated usually immediately. There is an open and comfortable atmosphere in the small and nicely decorated dining area. The waiting staff are wonderful and after you order, hold on to your seat because everything that will pass by your lips is delicious!!!
The service was expedient and friendly! The food was well proportioned and phenomenal, I'll definitely return.
We made reservations at 1:45 for lunch a ...
We made reservations at 1:45 for lunch and when we arrived at the restaurant they seemed rushed as they closed apparently at two. The onion rings which are normally very good work somewhat cold but the BLT in the hamburger were good
VERY CONSISTENT SERVICE & FOOD!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! A+
Have been here 3 times now in an effort to try the different things on the menu that we have wanted to eat. EVERY time the quality of both their service & food has been excellent. I would definitely recommend and we will definitely be back. Thank You.
All four diners in our group agreed thei ...
All four diners in our group agreed their meals were well prepared, tasty and creative. Our server was made us feel as if we were old friends and valued customers. Service was prompt. We also felt the prices were reason
I found this restaurant online and it was fabulous. Excellent food and the best Lemon Ice Box pie ever!!! Our waitress was very good as well.
We are regular diners. We have found tha ...
We are regular diners. We have found that School Street Bistro has the complete dining package. Exciting food; attentive and knowledgeable servers; diversified and satisfying wine list that is very reasonably priced; gracious and hospitable owners and management. Treat yourself.
Great food, bad chairs.
Excellent cuisine, but needs a better venue. Very noisy for dinner with no acoustics, and the most uncomfortable, metal backed wicker chairs. Wait staff is top notch. Great place for quality food in this little town.
Excellent service, delcious food and generous portions. My family and I had a wonderful experience
As good as always
This is consistantly our first choice restaurant in Lodi. We always enjoy School Street Bistro.
Best REstaurant in the Valley !
We love this restaurant, everything about it. The service is great, no shortage of staff and they are all friendly and welcoming. They have some real teamwork going on here, so we always feel like they are happy we are there and do everything possible to make our meal a great one. School Street is one of the rare restaurants where the wait staff seems to really take pride in what they bring out from the kitchen. Almost as if the waiter has double-checked my plate to make sure the kitchen did their very best. Always feel they work hard to make sure my meal is the best ever. The food is wonderful; nice portions, always well prepared and delicious, great presentation on the plate and always served at the proper temperature. Most nights they will feature a special that is not to be missed. Big emphasis on locally grown produce and veggies when available. Fried green tomatoes, when in season, are the best anywhere. The spinach salad is just one of my favorites. One of the few kitchens to cook a pork chop just right. Also a good wine list with plenty of local offerings. School Street Bistro has all the ingredients; great staff, great food and warm and friendly room. Highly recommend.
Special occasion; special meal
School Street Bistro is always our first choice. We only go out to dinner for special occasions and have never had a better meal in Lodi. The service is first rate. The menu, while static, has many options. We usually end up ordering the same as we usually order. This occasion's meal was wonderful, per usual. Thank you!
Fabulous food always
The sand dab special and the featured wine were wonderful. We took friends who had never been there. They loved it
Long wait for food
I've been here before and never had this problem but it took over an hour to get our food and when it came out it was mediocre
One of the best in Lodi. Small restauran ...
One of the best in Lodi. Small restaurant that closes at 9. So reserve well ahead of time on a weekend.
Wonderful meals all round
First time visit and so glad we made it. Came with best friends and we all loved our meals. The wine was wonderful. Our waitress Ms Rogers was outstanding!!!
Great as always
Neighborhood gem to say the least. Favorite for locals and travelers.
What a gem
This is what dinning should be. Relaxing, attended to but not rushed. Suggestions made that are insightful and not rehearsed. Thoughtful menu items. Well Done.
Thank you for a great dining experience. We love your restaurant!!! Always great. Wonderful soups and salads
Don't miss out on this hidden gem in Lodi
On a recent anniversary trip to Lodi, Ca we made lunch reservations at School Street Bistro....upon entering we where immediately greeted by a very friendly waitress who seated us right away. This restaurant is situated in the old down town area of Lodi and the building itself is very cool and right at age with all the historic neat stuff to look at in down town. This place caters to a more southern type of cooking so for this was great. After a few minutes of deciding we narrowed it down to the snow crab and sweet potato tater tots and a couple Black and Tans to start. This is the part where I need to stop....I could have eaten an entire basket of these they were so good and the aioli sauce I might have swiped the plate with my finger to taste the last little bit. Onto lunch I got the blackened catfish with blue cheese cole slaw and my wife got the chicken and avocado sandwich with salad. I am really not sure how my wives tasted but she raved about it...I was so busy devouring this catfish with this unbelievable aioli drizzled over top of it. I also found myself grabbing a bite of the coleslaw and then the catfish. It was just the right bite of creamy and spice. Probably one of my top favorite places I have eaten at now in the last year. We really wanted to save room for dessert but that just wasn't in the cards for this visit...maybe next time. When in Lodi make sure you make time for School Street Bistro.
Fabulous food and service
Our server, Wayne, was perfect. Attentive and entertaining. The fried green tomato appetizer was excellent! The salmon is always great, as well as the burger! Thank you for a great dining experience!
Our server Jacob was very attentive, fun ...
Our server Jacob was very attentive, fun and charming. Thank you Jacob for helping us to make our girls night out so much fun!!
The food and service were suburb. The Jambalaya Pasta and the Steak were both excellent. The Meatloaf Special would have been pretty good without the ketchup glaze. The service was above normal. The noise level, Friday night early, made conversation very difficult even with the waiter. If a return visit on a weeknight has the same noise level, we would cross this place off our list.
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