good adult restaurant
Good for groups, on the nicer side, food was good and they were accommodating to adjustments. We were seated quickly and the wait staff was friendly helpful and attentive.
7/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
it was a delightful night.
it was a delightful night. the restaurant held a booth for us...it was in a quiet area of the restaurant and we had a ball.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Have been a patron since it
Have been a patron since it opened. Always delivers.
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bravo to the Napa Valley Grille!
I took my wife and daughters to celebrate my wife's birthday. All the staff were very professional, the food was great and the service was tremendous. I occasionally go to the Napa Valley Grille for Lunch, and it is great. We actually enjoyed the dining experience more at dinner! It was beyond my expectations.
I want to thank you for making it such a nice experience.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
exceeded our expectations
best kale salad w/ chicken we've ever had
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
I recommend this restaurant. It has a great atmosphere and patio. The staff was excellent too.
8/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good but pricey
WE had not dined at NVG for quite awhile since a number of past visits were mediocre. This time the food was consistently very good-- lean rabbit, fresh and crispy soft shell crab, short ribs. My only criticism, is that the cost is very pricey for what I consider good cuts of meat rather than excellent. (the rabbit a bit tough, the ahi, although perfectly seared was a lacked flavor.) The room was beautiful, the service efficient and friendly, the bar--- especially, friendly and attentive. I will return.
8/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Food Excellent if Sparse.
Decent wine selection. Good Happy Hour Alcohol Values. Nice bar ambiance although seating uncomfortable. Wild Salmon an excellent entree offering one doesn't find in many restaurants. Prepared beautifully and the chef easily made alternations for preference. All sides are a la carte so can be pricey.
8/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Very good as always, but this
Very good as always, but this time our waiter forgot to enter our order for a side with our main.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lower the Music
I have been going to Napa Valley Grille at least once or twice a month for years and have many favorite items on the menu...both healthy and unhealthy! I enjoy the Happy Hour from time to time with colleagues and often meet at Napa for work-related lunches. During the past six month, I have noticed an unfortunate change in the music. It is loud, oldies, pop music and completely in congruent with the atmosphere. I love oldies--I listen to K-Earth in my car; however, I do not want to hear it at a business lunch. It is distracting and frenetic. I associate Napa Valley Grill with a calming, sophisticated atmosphere and hope it returns.
8/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed our lunch; very
We enjoyed our lunch; very good food and service. We especially appreciated the fact that the chef went through the trouble of putting together an outstanding plate for our gluten-free, vegan guest.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Perfect Night
I took my husband out for his birthday and Chef Taylor knocked himself out. We've been talking about the evening and especially the food ever since. The staff is always outstanding, Phil was our server and did a great job, finding the perfect wine for the meal.
8/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent pleasant lunch
Great service and very good food made for a thoroughly enjoyable lunch.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
great before theater gem
great fresh food, great and attentive service making sure you get to your show.
9/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was better than I remember
Haven't been there in a long time. Food has definitely improved. Service, not so much.
9/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
VERY LOVELY MEAL!
We had a lovely dinner with another couple prior to going to the Geffen Playhouse. Nice menu...not too overwhelming yet something for everyone. Cocktails and wine by-the-glass were great and generous. All our meals were delicious. The starter Kale salad is a "must have"! The portions are a bit on the small side but the price point is very fair. We dined on their patio which was lovely...but, felt the service was a bit slow yet our waiter was very courteous. They were very busy on the inside so perhaps that was the issue. We'll look forward to dining at this restaurant again since it's an easy walk to the Geffen where we have season tickets.
9/13/2013 5:00:00 PM
Excellent and easy in every way
Napa Valley Grille is a lovely, unforced and unbelabored restaurant with superb food that isn't overly fussed-over but tastes so good! We need more spots like this in L.A.
9/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good food, reasonable price
Food and service is consistently good. Price is reasonable.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
Continues to delight!
Having grown up in Westwood Village as a child, going on my first dates there and enjoying the restaurant fare through the years and now in to my fifties, I can honestly say that it can be hard to find something new and fresh in the local habitats.
Not so with Napa Valley Grille, the service and food is always beyond par and the chef continues to surprise our palate. I look forward to every visit there.
Oh, and if you like to name drop, you might enjoy the company at the surrounding tables.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice business lunch
I had a friend coming over from Philadelphia, so I wanted to spend a good time with him catching up over lunch. The waitress was very nice.
We both ordered the steak, which was OK, although not the tastiest cut. It was a sirloin I think, and usually I prefer something with a bit more character such as hanger steak, but it was not offered on this menu. Nonetheless I had to go for the steak because I live in a country where they don't do steak, so I am very steak-deprived...
By sitting next to each other and lowering our voice we managed to have a fully private conversation. I don't like when other people can overhear what I say. Overall it hit the spot. We were not rushed.
10/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
We recently dined here on the recommendation of the concierge at Hotel Palomar. We were traveling with one year old twins, and we didn't realize how fancy the restaurant was until we arrived. Nevertheless, the maitre d and executive chef made us feel totally welcome (the exec chef stopped by our table, traded stories about his 7 mo old, and made special plates of steamed veggies and fresh fruit for the kids). A heartfelt thank you for your graciousness - a testimony that your fine dining establishment truly is a first class act.
10/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my son , a student at UCLA, to dinner here while visiting. The menu is diverse, food was very good, service was great and the atmosphere is energetic. Valet parking for $4 is another nice perk. Will go here again.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
real person sized entrees coupled with exceptional service made a birthday brunch a huge hit! I'll be back.
10/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
Good local restaurant
We took our out of town family here to show them a little bit of Southern California cuisine and ambiance. For a Sunday evening, it was pretty quiet which was nice. The food was well prepared and tasty.
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
A new favorite
Awesome service, great food, interesting choices. Here and the Geffen for a perfect evening!
10/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
The hostess did not seem appropriately dressed for such a good restaurant.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth coming back to
Menu has good variety. The selection of small plates is a good alternative to diners who prefer variety and smaller portions. Wait staff and management seem genuinely interested in customer satisfaction. Met another couple for Brunch and it was easy to have a sociable conversation. Will come back again.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A little piece of wine country
Very much enjoyed our experience at Napa Valley Grille. Started great with their complimentary bread and olive oil - delicious! Crab cakes were a delicious appetizer and the salad was strong. Enjoyed the Short Ribs and the Pork Chop for our main course and would recommend (the gratin squash with the pork chop was really excellent as well). No room for dessert, but we had saved a couple pieces of bread and asked for something to wrap them in to take home to kids and instead the waiter brought us a whole box of bread to take - really nice touch! Would certainly go back.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
It is a great restaurant for
It is a great restaurant for going to the Geffen. Food was excellent with the exception of dessert - crepes - thought they would be warm or hot and they had no flavor to speak of. Otherwise everything was fabulous.
Valet Parking was tremendous - best I ever had!!!!!!!!!
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our server Michelle was excellent.
Our server Michelle was excellent. The burger w/ fries was excellent.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
our first time
My friend had theatre tickets wso decided to try out this restaurant unknown to us. We arrived early so had a chance to sit at bar and were greetede by a friendly Australian bartender who was most helpful and entertaining. Shortly therafter, we were seated for dinner. The manager came by to ask if everything OK and even The chef came over to our table. We commented on the delicious brussel sprouts and he gave us verbal directions on how to make them! How rare is that?!? Overall a delightful experience.
10/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
valet was particularly kind,
valet was particularly kind, getting the car and having us wait inside. It was a cold and windy evening. Food was good, service was attentive. Appreciate not too noisy.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Heaven in Westwood
Everything one could want in a restaurant is available at NVG.
Great food and menu selections.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
great food that is consistently reliable. go-to pre-theatre restaurant.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
We enjoyed happy hour drinks
We enjoyed happy hour drinks and then dinner. Therack of lamb, sirloin and sturgeon were all excellent.
11/2/2013 5:00:00 PM
Before UCLA Basketball
The Hostesses at the Restaurant were very pleasant, but the Waitress in the bar area was not very friendly. We arrived about 5:10pm for dinner, the dining room was not open until 5:30, therefore we waited in the bar area, we ordered a drink, but the waitress could not have cared less about us. When we were finally seated, the waiter was nice, took our order, then we waited forever for our main dish, after the salads arrived, and guess what, the steaks were cold, I sent mine back, it came back a little warmer, and I thanked the waiter and he apologized. We were offered a free desert, but we declined, had to get to UCLA for the game.( The steak was very good, just not hot)
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great business dinner
Loved the restaurant, and the whole experience was wonderful... A high recommendation!
11/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great for a business lunch
I'm in Hollywood. Lunch date staying in Santa Monica. Compromise-- Westwood. If you're looking for a place "in the middle," NVG is perfect. Easy to find, easy to park, great service, food and best of all, no shouting over noise.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Love this neighborhood restaurant. The food is always amazing and fresh, the chef is very nice and always looks after his customers! There are many superb wines by the glass from the Napa Valley region.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
What more can one ask for?
Good food, atmosphere and service. Just around the corner!
11/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the kale salad with chicken and it's my favourite. The food is always excellent!
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We had a really good experience eating here for dinner before a show at Royce Hall. We started with the sharable Harvest appetizer plate -- really enjoyable and enough for the three of us (except there were no figs, as promised by the description, but not to quibble). However, the main dishes -- lamb and braised beef rib, for instance -- were, like, really mini. They were good, but the polenta, for instance, was a mere smear across the plate. I'm not sure why -- I mean, even skinny people would enjoy eating polenta, right? We ended with one butterscotch bread pudding to share and it was literally to die for! Like a childhood DREAM. Get it if you go. So, overall, delicious food, though weirdly small portions of non-meat items especially.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very accommodating for groups
Very nice place for group lunches--well priced, and accommodating to a group wanting individual checks :). Very good service--we have become regulars at this restaurant.
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great with friends ..
A great place in Westwood to meet friends and enjoy good food and drink ...
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent Food & Service
A great place for either a business or social gathering. Excellent food and great atmosphere.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
Lovely atmosphere and dining
Napa Valley Grille is a delight. The food, service and ambiance are what make it a great place to dine.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Napa Valley Grille Does it Right
This is a wonderful restaurant. We have eaten here on several occasions, but this was our first brunch. The ability to combine small plates and/or choose from the lunch menu at the same time makes it a great choice for curious eaters who like to try more than one option. The nutella French toast is amazing and the eggs scramble was innovative and delicious. We love eating here!
11/23/2013 4:00:00 PM
Wait staff attentive. Delicious food. Portions small. Worth the calories.
11/24/2013 4:00:00 PM
If you can't be in Napa, NVG works!
Love this restaurant
Always GREAT service And professionally managed
Food outstanding and fits all appetites and diets
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
LOVE Napa Valley Grill!! My
LOVE Napa Valley Grill!! My husband and I met here. Every year we come back on the same day to celebrate our anniversary. Excellent food, ambiance and service.
11/26/2013 4:00:00 PM