Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Wonderful ExperienceWe had our celebratory graduation dinner and had the best food in LA. The ahi tuna was the best I ever had, as was all the entrees and dishes.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Post-Graduation SpotSix of us went to Napa Valley Grille after my wife's graduation from UCLA. The server was welcoming and knowledgeable, the food was very good, and the ambience was classy yet relaxed. Table are not too close together. Would highly recommend.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMAbsolutely Perfect!We brought our family here to celebrate our son's UCLA graduation. My husband works in Westwood, and he had been to NVG for lunch, but never dinner. First, the restaurant called and emailed to confirm our reservations, which we appreciated. When graduation ended earlier than expected, we called to see if we could move up our time, and they were happy and helpful in accommodating us. When we arrived, the host was attentive and we were seated quickly at a nice round table for five. Our waiter was excellent--not too attentive, but easy to find when we had any questions. He had just the right mix of attention and care. The food was absolutely delicious! We would definitely recommend this to anyone seeking a special dinner spot for celebrating!6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic chef, attentive,Fantastic chef, attentive, but nor intrusive, wait-staff.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMBeen going there since theyBeen going there since they opened the doors. Probably have sat at every table. Great wine dinners in the private rooms. The best restaurant in Westwood. Why go any place else?6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food,Food and service as usual were excellent. Very helpful suggestions by the servers on food selection.6/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGood for lunchGreeted by very friendly staff. Drink order taken immediately after seating. Had the Seared Ahi salad and really enjoyed it. Will be back.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the regular spotsThis is a place I go to regularly. The food is fresh, the room bright, the service excellent. It's very good for an early Sunday night supper.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMAfter GettyWent to the Getty with some friends and chose NVG to finish the day. Arrived a bit early which on this particular Sunday was not an problem. Our server was great. Explained the selections well, assisted with wine and beer selections. We ate lightly so we shared a salad of Kale and Romaine and it was plenty. My pork chop was as requested and juicy with a cherrie sauce on top and spincah to complement. My wife had ravioli stuffed with lobster and cheese. One of our friends had the roasted/baked shortrib and she was in heaven. Her hubby had the crab cakes and was very pleased. Server was attentive and we wish for nothing. Each couple split a chocolate ganache desert and I think we licked the plate.. Hope to be in the area again soon.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMthe best kale salad around
amazingthe best kale salad around
amazing pasta with clams
enjoyed speaking with the chef!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMNapa Valley Grille is oneNapa Valley Grille is one of my favorite restaurants in Los Angeles. The food is flavorful, but not fussy. The menu varies based upon what is in season. The kale salad, scallops, pork chop, and rack of lamb are exceptional. The service is always attentive, but not pushy.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMNever disappointsWe took our out of town friends and had a really good dinner on a Friday night!
Menu has enough variety to cater to vegetarians, fish and fowl eaters, and of course the meat crowd!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMIt was wonderful food! WouldIt was wonderful food! Would definitely come back if I am ever in the area again.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best!Our seafood dishes were so outstanding we continue to rave about them! This is a terrific restaurant for any occasion and Taylor Boudreaux's kale salad is famous.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMA great place as always!We have been here for lunches and dinner, but this was our first time at the Mother's Day brunch. It was fantastic! The buffet has such wonderful selections - a little something for everyone's preference. One of my faves was the bagels and lox! Don't even get me started on the great brioche! As always the staff was warm and friendly. Our server, Sebastian was very attentive and quite personable. He made our dining experience even more fun. I highly recommend the Napa Valley Grille for not only regular dining experiences, but for Mother's Day as well. =)5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMAccommodating for disabledAccommodating for disabled diner. Waiter gave good explanations of food prep°
Duck and short ribs were exceptional5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMBullseyeNVG is a sure fire hit ALWAYS. Whether a meal for 2 or a large party of 7 or 8, you will love going to NVG.5/7/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice accomodation for specialI set up a birthday luncheon for six friends and one of them has hearing issues. There was a large group of fraternities there for Mothers Day, but we were very nicely accommodated in the small room to the front of the restaurant, where little sound carried and we were able to have normal conversations at a perfect sized table. Thank you for arranging individual checks for the group, as well.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our visit once againWe've eaten here several times, and have always had a nice experience. Friendly, capable service. Pretty environment. My short ribs were melt-in-your-mouth deliciousness, and my husband liked his half chicken very much. We will continue to dine at Napa Valley Grille.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGREAATThe service was fabulous, from valet parking to hostesses, to waiters - they were so pleasaant,
that we wanted them to be a part of us. The two who seated us were exceptional, two classy young
ladies!. My UCLA granddaughter had a good time for her birthday and no singing - hooray!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Restaurant for any occasionI thoroughly enjoyed my recent dinner at the Napa Valley Grille. I went with a date and we found the restaurant to be the perfect spot for our pre-theater meal before attending a performance at the Geffen Playhouse. I ordered the Natural Grilled Pork Chop mustard greens, cherry and sweet onion compote, bourbon apple jus with an appetizer of the soup of the day. My date had the Kale Chopped Salad quinoa, toasted almonds, parmesan, plump raisins, lemon-parmesan vinaigrette. She could not have the soup due to the cream ingredient, but our waiter happily discovered their was some gazpacho, and that made a good substitute. The wine choices were good, and I will say the ambiance was great and the noise level was moderate.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMA very good choiceLooking for a walk-to restaurant in Westwood is not difficult. There are many and they range from simple to fairly elegant. Napa Valley Grille trends toward the more elegant end of the spectrum without being pretentious at all. The short rib entree was rich and well- seasoned. The seared tuna was perfect. Ample wine choices by the glass. Only the lemon tart dessert disappointed. It's closer to cheesecake than tart and not very lemony at all. Our pleasant waiter agreed. Too bad he didn't offer that opinion first, but we didn't ask.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have been there few timesWe have been there few times and always enjoy the excellent food.4/21/2013 12:00:00 AMBusiness LunchWe chose this restaurant for a business lunch and it was perfect. The food and service was excellent, and the menu had a good variety to choose from. The dining room had a spacious feel; the noise levels were at a minimum making it easy to discuss our projects. I will return again and look forward to have dinner the next time.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMNVG is outstanding! GreatNVG is outstanding! Great and inventive menu constantly changing for better, which is amazing since it is fantastic already .Had the best Branzino EVER and only $29. Also had the we item pork chop, wow. The NVG burger is an outstanding selection too.The kale salad is the best anywhere4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMWe were a group of six afterWe were a group of six after attending a play at the Feffen. Our reservation of confirmed before and a nice table was ready for us. The food was good and we has a lovely time.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMI enjoy Napa Valley GrilleI enjoy Napa Valley Grille very much. I had a friend in from out of town and we met there for lunch. The service is impeccable as is the food. It was a little noisy, but not too bad. The location is great except parking is difficult. They do, thankfully, have valet for $4.00 however. I would recommend it!4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMInteresting menu well preparedInteresting menu well prepared by Chef Taylor Boudreaux and his staff served in one of the prettiest restaurants in town.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWish I could eat more!What NVG has done with food and their menu offerings is OUTSTANDING!
The chicken, quinoa and kale salad OMG
The flatbread WOW
These are just but two incredible items
Their lunch menu combo is wonderful4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed our dinner very much.Enjoyed our dinner very much. The branzino was excellent.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMNapa Valley Grille has comeNapa Valley Grille has come through reliably for several recent, last-minute, holiday-related meals. When the ocassion calls for something better than the usual neighborhood place, Napa Valley delivers (figuratively speaking).3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOverall the food was veryOverall the food was very good. One of our party thought there was a dearth of lamb in the ragu however. Service was friendly, perhaps a bit too much so, but also attentive and efficient.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMNVG is turning into a favorite.NVG is turning into a favorite, especially for brunch. The complimentary coffee cake is a nice touch, and the small plates format for the brunch selections makes it possible to try many tastes. We really like the Napa potato hash, not really hash, but delicious, and the piece de resistance is the butterscotch bread pudding with housemade marshmallow topping. This visit, the soup was a fantastic gazpacho, and other soups have also been very good.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMEveryone cleaned their platesEveryone cleaned their plates so I guess that is the best thing one can say about a restaurant. Salads , fish and meat all prepared well and with good portions. Over the years they have held up.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for dinner before orGreat for dinner before or after a show at the Geffen Playhouse in Westwood, within easy walking distance.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had lunch reservationsWe had lunch reservations and were seated promptly. The food was delicious and fresh. We each had a sandwich, a grilled chicken sandwich with aioli sauce and a turkey sandwich. The sandwiches each came with a delicious side salad and I ordered my favorite side sauteed spinach. I've been here many times and it never fails to provide the freshest food and the best service.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoy the food and was ableEnjoy the food and was able to have an intimate dining experience with family. Service was attentive but not overwhelming. Excellent Lentil soup.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMA very pleasant lunch. ItA very pleasant lunch. It was not noisy as many places can be and food was very good with many items we likes to choose from. I liked the innovative wide selection of small plates3/3/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyable dining with attentiveEnjoyable dining with attentive service at this handsome venue.1/18/2013 12:00:00 AM