Found ourselves in Folsom tonight, an early birthday dinner with family. Saw the Bistro was rated best Overall Restaurant in Folsom in a local magazine, so we drove over. Surprised at the strip mall location. We took one of the paper menus on display near the front door and looked it over while in the car, since we knew we had specific entree needs. It listed several dishes that would work for the vegeterian members of our family. Once we were seated, bread & water served, we were given the menus. It was a much smaller menu than what was posted outside, (both were for dinner). The menu we were given did not have one non-meat/fish entree on it. Not a pasta dish, nor an entree salad to be had. We discussed leaving, since there were people in our party that would not have an entree choice. We asked the server about the two menus, he stated the one outside was ""old"", not in use any longer.(why is it still being displayed??) we explained our problem. He assured us they could fix up a great pasta dish with our choice of veggies in either a cream sauce or wine sauce. Sounded great. Well, when the dish arrived, there was no pasta in sight. It was a bowl of lentils, with assorted veggies over the top with a puree of some sort of squash on the side. No sauce to speak of. The other entrees were great, but we couldn't enjoy them knowing how dissappointed our dinner companion was. Her dinner looked like just some side dishes lumped on a plate. The fish entrees that were ordered were very tasty, but if we had known that the kitchen lacked the ability to create a simple dish for our companion we would have chosen a different place for this night's dinner and come back at a different time when the vegetarian entree wouldn't be an issue. But since we were mislead by the server we won't be back. It was not an inexpensive dinner and it left us a tad bit sad as we left. We did let the ""lentil dinner gal"" pick out where we went for dessert since, obviously, she was still hungry.
Pros: great fish entrees
Cons: misleading menus, disconnect between wait staff and kitchen, offered patio seating on cool evening, no propane in heater.