Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Napa Valley Grille - Westwood

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.napavalleygrille.com/
  • Phone: 3108243322
  • Hours of Operation:
    LUNCH (reservations encouraged)

    Monday - Friday: 11:30am-3:00pm
    Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am - 3:00pm


    DINNER (reservations encouraged)

    Monday – Thursday: 5:30pm – 9:30pm
    Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm
    Sunday: 5:00pm – 9:00pm


    BRUNCH (reservations encouraged)

    Saturday and Sunday: 11:00am-3:00pm
    BOTTOMLESS Mimosas $12


    HAPPY HOUR
    (first available seating in the bar and on the patio)

    Monday - Saturday: 3:00pm – 7:00pm and 9:00pm – midnight
    Sunday: 3:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Carte Blanche,Diners Club,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian
  • Executive Chef: Taylor Boudreaux
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: On-site and off-site catering for up to 2000 people. Please contact our experienced and creative Event Department at (310)824-2255 or westwoodevents@napavalleygrile.com
    Our events team has a flair for making events happen flawlessly: post-movie premiere parties, wrap parties, on-site and off-site business meetings and group dinners(A/V equipment available), commercial and television filmings, wine tasting parties, wedding receptions, bar-mitzvahs, baby showers, bridal showers, reunions, etc.
    (310)824-2255, westwoodevents@napavalleygrille.com
  • Entertainment: Watch UCLA games and the Lakers' games here! Flat screen televisions in the bar & on the patio. Voted LA's happiest happy hour. The Saturday and Sunday small plates Brunch features $12 Bottomless Mimosas, $4 Bloody Marys & $4 Sangria. The beautiful outdoor patio setting makes Napa Valley Grille Westwood's most popular afternoon and late night happy hour spot featuring an array of food and drink specials. Great spot to host an event, or book one of our Private Rooms with our Events Dept.
  • Special Events: Save The Dates for these upcoming wine dinners:

    Wednesday, August 28, 2013: St. Supery Estate Vineyards & Winery

    Thursday, September 12, 2013: Merryvale Winery

    Thank you sgain to Summerland Winery and to those of you who were here for the Summerland Winemaker Dinner on July 24th -- such fun!! It was a beautiful night on the patio with a 5-course dinner shared by new and old friends of Napa Valley Grille & fantastic wines from winemaker Bilo Narif !

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lindbrook Dr.
  • Public Transit: One block from the restaurant at the corner of Wilshire and Glendon.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Valet at front door, $4 up to 2 hrs with validation. $6.00 per car 2+ hours. Metered street parking & onsite parking garage(no garage validation)also available.Going to a show at the Geffen? We're located within walking distance of the Geffen, so pair dinner with a Napa Valley wine before the show, keep your car with our valet and return later for happy hour and dessert. We're open until midnight Monday through Saturday and until 11:00pm on Sundays.

A word from Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Napa Valley Grille is a casual, fine dining restaurant featuring Wine Country cuisine, with an emphasis on seasonal, sustainable ingredients complemented by an in-depth selection of premium California wines. The dinner menu features innovative first courses, light to robust entrees (including top quality meats, poultry and game from the grill, pastas and fresh seafood) and house made desserts. The lighter lunch menu features a creative selection of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, pastas and several options of entrees.
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Napa Valley Grille - Westwood reviews from OpenTable diners
192 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating4.2
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
90% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for lunch (86)neighborhood gem (78)good for groups (74)fit for foodies (69)special occasion (60)great for outdoor dining (57)notable wine list (49)great for brunch (42)vibrant bar scene (27)romantic (25)hot spot (17)late-night find (14)kid-friendly (11)scenic view (6)Show More
  • Taystee
    Taystee
    Dined on 10/19/2014
    French Toast was good but everything else on breakfast menu looked ok. Not too many vegetarian options.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always a pleasant dining experience
    empi
    Dined on 10/18/2014
    The food is always good and the service was very good. The desert menu selection could be improved
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good find in West LA
    Goodtastes99
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    This restaurant was just what we were looking for. A great place to relax, eat some terrific food with good wine, and either be able to talk after a very long day or revel in the energy of a bustling restaurant. They put us in a nice quiet corner so we could talk without difficulty, but other parts of the restaurant were louder and had lots of energy which was fun to watch. Loved the colors, lighting and high ceilings. Appreciated the fact that there was only one TV (over the bar which is in a limited nice area in the front). Most of restaurant was devoted to eating and engaging with companions. Duck was delicious as was the lamb; our server gave excellent advice. The chef made side substitutions without charge! Pricey but worth it!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    I ordered the scallops and I felt that it was very small entrée, not quite enough, especially for the price...and it was slightly overcooked.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • I love Napa Valley Grille
    Sandy
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    NVG-Westwood is a terrific restaurant. Great food, excellent service - a neighborhood gem and one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Good
    Nava
    Dined on 10/14/2014
    Good variety of healthy and tasty food with good service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • great patio, slow service
    LAtoSFVIP
    Dined on 10/10/2014
    He Kale Caesar and brussel sprouts w fried egg were my two favorite dishes.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great with friends
    JohnVIP
    Dined on 10/8/2014
    An excellent evening with great food and wine ... with outstanding service ... the whole group of us had a wonderful experience ...
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 10/5/2014
    The food was very tasty. Portions, small. Prices??
    Special Features:
    late-night find, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service below par
    jkeatsVIP
    Dined on 10/4/2014
    Not sure what was going on, but service was extremely slow. I don't ever recall it being this bad. The food was very good, but having to wait so long was very trying.
    • Food
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    • Service
    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • Napa Valley Grille
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    I had read reviews of the restaurant with complaints of slow or inattentive service. Management must have read them too because the service was very good. They actually brought our scallops almost too fast. They were served atop a butternut squash puree and topped with a "salad" of brussel sprouts leaves. It tasted wonderful but the portion was too small. The number of scallops was fine but if there could have been more squash and "salad" I would have been happier. Luckily we ordered a side of spinach which was excellent as was the wine by the glass. My friend and I are both petite. I doubt a big burly hungry guy would have been satisfied by the amount of food served.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Theater Dining
    Sandra
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    It is nice to valet, dine and walk to the Geffen. Our service was very slow. I would like to attribuite it to the fact that many other theater goers were there. However, I don't think that was the case. When we checked in, the staff mentioned my food allergies. A comfort that made me feel like someone really was paying attention. First thing on our table LONG before our (Large Flat) water, was the bread topped with garlic and a side dish of garlic and oil. Yikes! Maybe we threw off the gentlemen when we ordered bottled water, but even that took very long time. The waitress did not come to ask for drinks, mgr or asst did. It still took the waitress long after mgr (or whoever) poured our wine. We will return. Thanks Sandra
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/27/2014
    Convenient especially when attending the Geffen Playhouse.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not quite the same
    FoodIsJoyVIP
    Dined on 9/21/2014
    We used to live and work in Westwood and Napa Valley Grille was one of our favorites. During a recent visit we came away somewhat disappointed. The service was excellent, the food was good, but not outstanding, but the value was not really there. My husband's diminutive (but delicious) chicken wasn't worth the $24, exclusive of any side orders. The menu still doesn't offer many lighter options, such as entree salads with a protein, so I cobbled together a meal from a couple of small plates. The harvest platter had an interesting combination of foods, but the brussels sprouts salad lacked flavor. Both had too much pepper for my taste. The dessert (tiramisu) was good and not too sweet.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    The wine was poured quite generously and split between two people, which was appreciated. Disappointed in our server. Requested bread and butter and got cheese bread (which two of us would not eat) which we had to pay extra for. And, since we were still hungry, had to request bread and butter again. Many entrees were a la carte and were quite small forcing you to order a side or leave hungry. We've had better meals here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Meh
    Trvlr57
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Food and service were good, but not worth the price.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Convenient for Westwood
    Juniper
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Service very slow and offhand. Server not attentive or even interested in our party. Appreciated a table visit from the chef. Apple dessert poorly presented.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    SeafoodLover
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    The food at Napa Valley Grille is excellent. They prepare each dish that you order with great attention to detail and it is served nice and hot. They have a wide variety on their menu and you will be happy with whatever you order. Their wine selection is amazing and their butterscotch bread pudding is to die for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • buster
    Dined on 9/16/2014
    We have always enjoyed dining at Napa, especially the after-theater scene when we get some small plates and wine. Have especially noted that we've always had friendly, helpful service. The wait staff must be carefully chosen.
    Special Features:
    late-night find
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nickname
    Dined on 9/13/2014
    My mother-in-law's favorite restaurant and my latest meal was the best I've had there. We were early diners at 6:00 so the room was pleasantly quiet and the service attentive.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tmarian
    Dined on 9/11/2014
    The menu was not that great. We actually ordered appetizers with side dishes. It pricey for what you get. The chef was friendly but we rather have more items out of the ordinary. Thanks
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • neighborhood dining
    Peter
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We enjoy going there for happy hour and dinner but never for lunch. We have not had good experiences with waitstaff at lunch. We had a lovely and helpful waiter last evening. Quinoa salad is the greatest. Also enjoyed the gazpacho and miss the little fish tacos and corn chowder. Menu keeps changing which I guess is good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • daric
    Dined on 9/10/2014
    We had lunch and the food, ambiance, and service was excellent.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • DCinLA
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    This is a great spot; the food was excellent, however, the serving portions are extremely small.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not very distinguished
    PeneloP
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    I hadn't been to Napa Valley in several years. The food was exactly the same, not distinguished in today's restaurant scene. Napa Valley either needs a new chef or a review of its menu.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food, Great Staff
    BondGirl
    Dined on 9/7/2014
    My visit was my first to the Napa Valley Grille - everything I had was delicious. The staff was very knowledgeable on the items on the menu, and super-pleasant when I arrived!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • NVG remains terrific!
    wissyVIP
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    We come here often for brunch, but dinner was also a delight. The kale salad (which comes with chicken at lunch) was a hit appetizer. One guest adores soft-shell crabs and was really pleased with the version here. The halibut was also delicious and for carnivores, the short ribs were pronounced fantastic. The butterscotch bread pudding with homemade marshmallow is simply outstanding! You can really have a conversation here and it never feels cramped or rushed. Service was friendly but unobtrusive with good advice on wine and beer selections. It's not inexpensive but not outrageous either, and Happy Hour is quite a bargain.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Waiter, great food
    zubie
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    Our waiter Isaac was incredible - provided excellent service, remembered everyones name, entrees, etc., in addition, he is very nice looking. Everyone in our party thought he was the best! The food was excellent
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistently....
    Guyin310VIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good. Even with a small private party going on, the service and food was excellent.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hands down,....thee best!
    GreatVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Just go and check it out. I can blah blah blah all day about this spot. Just go and you will not be disappointed.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good conversation and nice dining
    WestwoodDeb
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I was catching up with an old friend, wanted a nice meal in my neighborhood, a good place for conversation, and a menu that would enable me to eat healthily. Napa Valley Grille did all that, plus we had a very patient and attentive waiter. I booked on Open Table and requested a table by the window and they made a point of accommodating me. Everyone was very polite and professional, from the valet to the greeter to our waiter. I'll continue to come here.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love This Restaurant
    WestwoodVIP
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    We had a birthday celebration at Napa Valley Grille. Everything we ordered were great: Kale Salad, Pork Chops, Branzino (deboned whole fish), Steak, non-pureed mashed potatoes (fries), wine, Bread Pudding, and Chocolate Cake. Chef Taylor Boudreaux came out and made sure we enjoyed our dining there. We highly recommend this restaurant.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SouthBayGirl
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Our experience at NVG continues to be the best in the Village. The food is consistently good, well-plated and we love that we can split with no charge. That is reading your public well. Travis, as always, provides great service and is knowledgeable and friendly.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Always nice
    shewqueen
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    Definitely one of the nicest restaurants in Westwood-always good, great ambiance
    Special Features:
    special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lovely resource in Westwood
    CharliesGirl51
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    Very nice and reasonably priced lunch location in Westwood, Beautiful décor and very comfortable. Good service always and some specialties on the menu that are real treats.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 18 Years Outstanding
    BobbVIP
    Dined on 8/17/2014
    Napa Valley Grille is simply one of the outstanding places to dine in Los Angeles. There may be flashier spots and there may be more eclectic menus, but for a can't miss dining experience NPG has delivered for 18 years in a row. Under the capable hands of Taylor Boudreaux the food is excellently prepared and served by a knowledgeable staff in a very comfortable setting. The restaurant has as an excellent space for private parties and a wine list with plenty of wines by the glass and flights that makes dining and tasting a pleasurable experience. And its very well priced too! Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Enjoyable Evening
    DonnJulieVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We had an early reservation. We were seated immediately. Our waiter was attentive and friendly. The food was very good. Noise level was moderate so conversation was easy. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Elegantly relaxed
    GreviewVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    Elegantly relaxed, environment and food at top levels
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Experience
    BillVIP
    Dined on 8/6/2014
    I went to Napa Valley Grille with someone who had not been there in years. We were looking around at what other people were eating and the Executive Chef came by chatted with us, asked us if we had any questions and then gave us great answers, made some recommendations, which we followed and enjoyed greatly. He even followed up with us later. It was a terrific experience. I am glad we chose to eat at the Napa Valley Grille. I would highly recommend it!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, scenic view, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    SherylVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    I appreciate, above all, their efforts to keep the restaurant quiet for visiting with friends. Many restaurants have very good food. Few attend to the acoustics and think that we don't want to converse with the people we've brought. This one doesn't make that mistake - Bravo to them!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet