There are actually two restaurants, the V Bistro and a quieter slightly more romantic dining room-both are outstanding. Not just outstanding for a small town in the Sierra foothills, but outstanding by San Francisco, LA, Chicago standards. In my opinion, it would be a mistake to visit Murphy's and not visit either the Bistro or V restaurant.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
We have been to the V multiple
We have been to the V multiple times and it always maintains a high standard. I have hearing difficulties so this is a great place to be! The best restaurant in the area.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Maybe the best Hors D'oeuvres menu I have ever encountered. Every time we have eaten there (3-4 per year), we have discovered unique combos of flavor. This time it was a fig stuffed with bleu cheese wrapped in bacon that was flash deep fried. Amazing experience biting it to the little morsel.
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
Tucked away outdoor dining,
Tucked away outdoor dining, service was great and the food was wonderful. Great place for special occasion.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
We celebrated a 50th birthday and a 34th anniversary (4 of us) and had a great time. The food was spectacular. Best I've had in a long long time. Service was great. Absolutely no complaints and will return next time I'm in Murphys.
5/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
a local treat
Located below the B&B Victoria Inn just off the main street is the restaurant. It caught my eye initially as it looks very inviting from the outside at night.. Dining can be outside on the porch or inside. Both are nice. Pre-dinner mixed drinks were great.. The wine with the dinner was great. The wine list is not long , but adequate. The entrees were very enjoyable. The desert a nice end to a tasty meal. The service was good, We will definitely return.
5/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
V is our Special Occasion go to!
We have celebrated many special occasions at V...anniversaries, birthdays and, most recently, my son's graduation dinner. There is always something new & yummy on the menu and we never leave disappointed.
6/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great spot for a special event
Delicious menu. Wonderful service. They gave my husband and I complimentary champagne as it was our anniversary. Very, nice spot.
6/12/2013 4:00:00 PM
Thanks for the memories
This was our second time at V. This was our 50th wedding anniversary (no we did not tell anyone) and we enjoyed it tremendously. Our waiter was fantastic, we liked the laid back slow pace of the dinner. That is our kind of dining. If we wanted our food brought fast we would have gone to a fast food restaurant. It was an enjoyable evning.
7/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
We celebrated our anniversary with dinner at V. I had the pork-belly-wrapped filet and followed it with a peanut butter creme brulee. Absolutely outstanding. My wife had the pan-seared halibut and chocolate souffle - also delicious. Polite staff, good ambiance. They even comped one of our deserts for our anniversary! Loved the whole evening.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Service was wonderful and
Service was wonderful and food was delicious. We would love to return.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great find, highly recommended
We found this place walking around Murphy's while on vacation, and had lunch at their Bistro. Based on that we decided to reserve dinner four ourselves.
The ingredients are fresh and, I expect, locally sourced whenever possible: we started with three salads (Caeser, Roasted Beet, Seared Ahi) and all were flavorful. Entrees were fresh papardelle with spinach and cheese, seared scallop risotto and pan-roasted chicken. The preparation emphasizes the flavors of the food rather than trying to mask it, even the Caeser with its strong dressing did not overshadow the sweetness of the romaine hearts. Presentation was outstanding in all cases, and the service was attentive without being intrusive.
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
V restaurant & Bar
What a great find! Practically the only restaurant on OpenTable.com that you can make a reservation for and I am grateful that I did. The food was so good I had to meet the chef and it was an honor! My girlfriend and I will definitely be coming back in the future and everything from the complimentary bread to the food that we ordered was cooked to perfection!
8/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our second time dining At V. We had dined here a few months before. Both times the service was good and the meal enjoyable.When the small dining area is full , the room is loud. This does not distract from the dining experience here though. We found the cocktails uneven -one time they would be good and the next okay. The wine list is good. The deserts were good. We will certainly return.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
V is a Destination Restaurant
We are in the Sierra foothills from time to time, and whenever we are we try to make it to "V" restaurant in Murphys. Just as the town of Murphys has become a destination for a lot of folks (and rightly so), for us it has become even more so because of "V" . A beautiful room just off the main street, with great food. We live in San Francisco, so we know good restaurants; "V" could easily stand up to any of them.
8/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for outdoor - dog friendly!
We enjoyed a very nice evening dining outside on a warm evening. Super friendly service. It was a popular choice in Murphys on a Tuesday night . . . active scene.
8/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
V's offered a fun (and delicious) cocktail menu, good table wines, and delicious food. The menu options were interesting; the server was fun and accommodating. I am gluten-free and had several options available. This restaurant is consistently on the top of our list in this charming weekend get-away community.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
V Restaurant, great choice
When you go to a restaurant for the first time there are always two things that worry me, the abuse of garlic that kills the taste of real food and inflated wine list. The food at V is amazing, the real flavors come out and they plates are presented greatly and served in a timely manner. Their wine list is a selection of the best local wineries, and almost no price increase.
I would highly recommend this restaurant to anybody that wants to enjoy a great evening.
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Outstanding service and great food. We sat outside and it was very comfortable. Wonderful way to spend an evening in Murphys with good friends.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Delightful Dining Experience!
Hi - We thoroughly enjoyed V for our 34th Anniversary! The food was fabulous, the Tuna Tartar (shared), Beet and Cheve Salad, delicious and my Bacon wrapped Filet - fabulous, my hubbies Caesar had the perfect Anchovy on top and Halibut terrific. The service by Mark, our Waiter, was very friendly and he provided an excellent experience even though he was the lone waiter for the evening! The outdoor porch table was perfect, weather was good too! We took our time and it was ok! The local wine corkage was only $5. nice!
9/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Really enjoyed our dinner
It was a new menu, but the waitress was very well versed in what everything was. The couple of things she dod not know she checked on right away. Very attentive. Ot was a very busy night after an event in town but the food and aervice were excellent.
If you bring wine from a local winery you pay a $5 corkage fee. We took aome white wine over in the early afternoon and the chilled it for us.
The only thing that wasn't so good was the pear crisp. The crisp part was great but the pears were not ripe enough (not much flavor) and they could have been cooked a bit more. I like the fruit in my crisp prett firm but not raw.
I'll go back again
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The cheese plate appetizer
The cheese plate appetizer was terrific as was the Cesar salad. My entrée was outstanding, salmon on lentils with a garlic balsamic glaze. Loved the food! We sat in the bar area so we had some noise from that area and if the weather had been nicer I would have asked for outside seating.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful, delicious food
Caesar Salad was thea best Caesar I'd ever had. My husband had the yellowfin tuna tartar salad and he really liked his, too.
We planned to have the Halibut for dinner but they were out of it. They had 2 fish options, swordfish and salmon. There was some confusion regarding the source of the salmon, i.e. Atlantic or Pacific. We went with the swordfish. It was done perfectfully. Moist and very flavorful. We were crazy about the pumpkin risotto.
We loved the liquor (St. Germaine) sampling and numerous wine samplings. Wait staff was very attentive. Make sure you have a reservation. Numerous people where turned away.
Overall, this is a restaurant we would return to.
10/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
My daughter was proposed to at your beautiful restaurant on Friday night. Enjoyed all the fun cocktails and wonderful food. Great memories at the V!!!
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
V restaurant ...
Awesome meal, perfectly prepared, but service was ridiculously slow. 3 hours for a glass of wine,an entree and one dessert.
Server was very apologetic but it really detracted from the meal, esp when neighboring diners came....and went.
If you can deal with the time between courses, I'd recommend it for the food alone, but prepare yourself!
11/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great dinner for two in Murphy's
My wife and I ate dinner here while visiting Murhpy's. The food, service and bartender were outstanding. We had reservations at 7:30 on a Friday. The table was not quite ready when we got there. The hostess apologized and sat us at the bar for a drink. The bartender made our drinks to perfection; Lemon Drop & Margarita on the rocks. We were wined out after touring the Main St. wineries that day. We got seated shortly after our drinks were ready. Our server was very courteous and attentive throughout dinner. We each ordered specials; Filet Mignon tips stuffed Cannelloni & Escolar (substitute for the Halibut they were out of). We could have split a salad, they were pretty big. We highly recommend dining here for couples night out.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM