VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar
Yum!Had a team brunch here and the food (and the cocktails) were delicious!6/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNot left behindWe had an awesome dinner at the Village Bistro. Even when they got busy, our waitress, came by frequently, to keep our evening going.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistently good.This is a favorite of ours and we always look forward to a meal here.6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThis was a birthday celebration.This was a birthday celebration. It was great success because the food was great. I look forward to having lunch there soon.5/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGood Choice for Food at Santana RowFood is always good at Village Bistro, and the wine selection is very good. Love eating outside watching the endless people-watching while enjoying a good glass of wine. Inside can be very noisy, especially if you sit near the bar. Had the salmon this visit; was good but sort of strong. I prefer their beef dishes. They seem to be more satisfying. Service can be spotty. I've had GREAT waitstaff, and I've had mediocre wait staff. I suppose that's the way it can be any any restaurant. I will say this: when I think of eating at Santana Row, Village Bistro is usually tops on my list.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMReally tasty brunchWe went for brunch on a Sunday morning and could not have been happier. Great food, some interesting flavors, and just a generally positive experience. Grab a reservation in advance to be safe though - it's a pretty popular place.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMMy new favorite brunch spotThis place is my new favorite weekend brunch/lunch spot on Santana Row. Great food, great wine list, great service. Especially lovely during warm weather when you can sit outside on the sidewalk under an umbrella and enjoy the people watching. Highly recommend!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat variety, with high qualityOur party of four had two vegetarians and two meat eaters.Everyone was happy with the wide selections. Salads were great, as was the tuna ahi appetizer, grilled chicken and sole. The curry sauce was a bit heavy. That is our only complaint. Banana Bread pudding is scrumptious. Service was wonderful. We sat in a booth in the back which was comfortable and felt private.5/5/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother great visitWe had another wonderful time at Village Bistro. This time our server was Michelle and she did an amazing job taking care of us and making us feel welcome. The drinks are always fresh and seasonal. The only smudge on this dinner was that we all felt the food was a little under seasoned so we ended up having to add salt.5/3/2013 12:00:00 AMSeasonal, well prepared food.Had the New York Steak which was juicy and cooked just right and the roasted vegetables were delicious. I really liked the macaroni and cheese, which was more like macaroni in alfredo type sauce. Everything was seasoned just right, not too salty. Overall a very nice meal.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good restaurant in Santana RowMost of the restaurants in Santana Row are over the top - price and especially noise. Village Bistro is a pleasant change as it has the "New York City" decor and the noise level is usually tolerable. We were there on a Monday evening and there were only a few people inside, so of course it was quiet.
We had their "Seasonal" fixed price menu that was discounted to $35 as part of the San Jose Restaurant Week. Duck was a little under-done, then once sent back was a little overdone and dried out. The salmon was excellent. Service was reasonably good.
Their wines by the bottle are, frankly, priced too high. We found a reasonable wine by the glass and got a bottle of it which worked out to be more reasonable.
I highly recommend the place.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMA Huge FanWhat can I say? Village Bistro & Wine Bar is now at the top of my list for dinner out.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMHad Swordfish (special) asHad Swordfish (special) as recommended by our server, Sheila (who was excellent). Had the chopped salad and a glass of Chardonnay. Everything was fantastic and I highly recommend this place.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place to dine.Having dined at Village California Bistro & Wine Bar several times(Sunday Brunch, luncheon meeting and dinner with my husband), it is one of my favorite restaurants.4/9/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had another wonderful time.We had another wonderful time. The food was well-prepared and brought out in a timely fashion. The drinks that we had we refreshing as always, including our favorite: the elderflower sparkler! We love coming here and we look forward to going back soon.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMSit outside and watch the people!I enjoy eating at the Village Bistro when I'm at Santana Row. The food is good to very good, and there is a very good wine selection. I ordered the short ribs this time around and while they were very good, the beef was a bit dry, and the winter root vegetables were a bit to "earthy" for my taste. This is a great place to sit outside when the weather is warm. The interior is very French bistro like, but the noise level is quite high.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat dining experienceOur server Ilya was great. We were going to order 2 glasses of a nice chard and he recommended a 1/2 bottle that turned out to be as good and about the same price. He was attentive and informative without being annoying. We each had the tasting dinner and each course was good.3/21/2013 12:00:00 AMWe've eaten at Village BistroWe've eaten at Village Bistro on a number of occasions and every time it's been great. I love their Hamburger and fries. My wife had the stripped bass which was awesome! In the past we've had the 3 or 5 course meals which are a great value.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMIt's become one of my favorites...It's become one of my favorites... Great food, great drinks, wonderful atmosphere.3/11/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food and service wereThe food and service were excellent. The atmosphere is very pleasant.1/12/2013 12:00:00 AMbest carrot cake ever! thisbest carrot cake ever! this place serves delicious food in a lovely and comfortable setting.12/8/2012 12:00:00 AMHad the occasion to visitHad the occasion to visit the San Jose area and picked Village Bistro for dinner. Service was very good, our server was attentive to our needs. The salmon was expertly prepared and velvety smooth. The cubano pork was seasoned with multiple sauces including some sweet cabbage which provided a culinary mouth explosion of flavors. Will return again to experience other food offerings.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PMEverything on this menu wasEverything on this menu was great, the cocktails were amazing and the place is just perfect.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM