VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar
VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar

VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thevillagebistro.net/
  • Phone: (408) 248-9091
  • Hours of Operation:
    BREAKFAST SERVED EVERYDAY UNTIL 3PM!

    Starting at 10am Mon-Fri & 8:30am Sat/Sun



    LUNCH DAILY: 11:00am - 3:00pm



    DINNER DAILY: Starting from 5:00pm

    Closing Times: Sun-Thur 9:00pm, Fri/Sat 10:00pm

    We Offer a $35 THREE COURSE DINNER All Night, EVERY Night!



    AFTERNOON(Late Lunch)DAILY: 3:00pm - 5:00pm



    PREMIUM HAPPY HOUR MON - FRI 3:00pm - 5:00pm



    $3 Bottled & Draft Beers; $6 Premium Liquor Mixed Drinks

    $6 Fresh Fruit Vodka Infusions (normally $11)

    $6 SMALL PLATES & WINES BY THE GLASS



    Please go to our website to see our current menu selections but note they are subject to change according to the season and product availability.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Organic, Seafood, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Chef: Abel Landeros/ Wine Director: Tommi Renshaw
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Large party seating is available for up to 50 on our covered & heated patio or up to 30 inside for Lunch or Dinner, SUNDAY - THURSDAY. WEEKEND large parties limited to 20 and under. Special menus and wine service available
  • Private Party Contact: Tessa Turner 4082489091x
  • Special Events: WEEKDAY LUNCH 'PLATE' PRIX FIXE ($22) . . .

    Soup, Salad, Entree & Dessert Served at Once on One Plate for a Speedier Lunch!



    DAILY THREE COURSE PRIX FIXE DINNERS ($29 & $39) . . .

    Choice of Soup, Salad or Small Plate

    4 Entree Options to Choose From

    Dessert of Your Choosing

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winchester & Stevens Creek
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Plenty of parking street level and underground - Santana Row public parking (Hotel Valencia offers Valet for ALL Santana Row Patrons!).
A word from VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar
At VILLAGE California Bistro and Wine Bar we feature California inspired cuisine focusing on artisan quality seasonal ingredients. Our chef creates ever changing seasonal menus with items that pair with our Wine Spectator award winning (7years) wine list.

Our wine list contains over 400 wines mostly from boutique wineries producing quality small lot wines not easily found. We have one of the largest half bottle selections in the Bay Area.

At VILLAGE, locally owned and family operated, we believe in selecting the best ingredients our local California producers have to offer bringing them to you in a casual and sophisticated dining environment at reasonable prices. Please see our website (http://www.thevillagebistro.net) for our complete menu.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerMost Booked 1000-Point Tables
VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
128 reviews since July 28, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service3.9
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelModerate
91% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (73)great for brunch (58)great for lunch (46)fit for foodies (40)neighborhood gem (35)notable wine list (30)special occasion (29)good for groups (26)romantic (21)vibrant bar scene (13)hot spot (13)kid-friendly (10)scenic view (9)late-night find (4)Show More
  • Great Food As Always
    TWeaverVIP
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    Been to Village Bistro a number of times and it's always great. This time I had the twice cooked pork and it's definitely something that I'll order again. My wife had the Sole and it was great as well. We also love the outdoor dining at Santana Row.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding Waiter
    Santa
    Dined on 3/16/2014
    I am so sorry I do not remember the name of our waiter but he was the best. Even the young man that brought our food to the table was great. I had brunch on Sunday March 16th and we sat in a small booth across from the bar. Our waiter had dark hair, and he was a delight. The food was great as usual and I always enjoy coming back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place for brunch
    Odie74
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    The village is one of our favorite spots in santana row. Food is great but the wine selection needs to have a better selection. Service also needs some improvement.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Water please!?
    RealFoodMum
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    Very disappointed! I showed up with a reservation and was told that we were not able to have any of the empty outside tables because they were being saved for people without a reservation. We really wanted to be outside but was told that we had to wait 30 minutes despite that I had a reservation. We were seated all the way in the back next to the kitchen and waiter station. It was loud from the kitchen noise and then not exactly the ambience I wanted to celebrate my friends Birthday and to be birth of her baby. We had to ask for glasses of water three times re never replenished. Overall I was embarrassed because I brought my girlfriends there to celebrate and have a finer dining experience
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great lunch, excellent service
    RavenVIP
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    A friend that's new to the area, I've been introducing him to new restaurants periodically ... and Village Cafe is always a great brunch place. Our meal was terrific but we were extra impressed by our server. She was extremely attentive and personable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wine Bar at It's Best
    foodieVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    The Pork dish was amazing. The curry was terrific. Loved the wine flights. Great selections of wine by the glass, as well as bottle!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Eggs and Balsamic Vinegar - wow!
    JennCVIP
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    So this was my first visit to Village for brunch. The food and drink were amazing. I was sad there was no Bellemi on the menu but the Napa bubbles made up for it. I got the Brusettta - fried eggs and balsamic vinegar. I am amazed.... who knew eggs and balsamic were good together. The only comment I have to say is that the environment was very loud - we had trouble hearing each other at the table. This is fine for lunch but I would of liked it more quite this early in the morning.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hostess deplorable
    BeverlyVIP
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Will not return. We made reservations for outside seating - arrived 10 minutes early and was told our reservations for outside seating will NOT be accommodated. She said if an outside table opens up, she would seat us there. A table was free 10 minutes later and she said now there is a waiting list and our reservations made no difference. Food is good and service is typically good but we will not go back due to the rudeness of the hostess and that Open Table reservations with request for outside seating will only be accommodated upon the whim of this hostess. Unfortunate.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Almost a hit
    shkrandel
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    Sat 3 of us at a booth that was very awkward. waiter didn't take drink order first or point out appetizers we might start with. my tomato bisque was perfect. put the pear flat bread wasn't........so much onion it overpowered other flavors. My girlfriend loved her beet salad and it was large, but she got a 1/2 order of the appetizer pasta and the flavors weren't as described and a bit disappointing. Another friend ordered a burger which she loved, but the fries 1/2 the plate mounded and didn't look very upscale for this place. It should have been more for the price point. I left a bit disappointed.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Superb Dining Experience!
    Sandya
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This restaurant is a gem and I rate it among the best at Santana Row. The food was excellent and the service "top notch". They were very accommodating when we asked to add one more person to our table given the fact that it was Valentine's Day. I have been there more than four times already and still enjoy the restaurant like it was my first time. This is a definite "must try"!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Love it
    Alex
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    My girlfriend and I come here on occasion and everytime we do we love it. The food is great, service is great, and the place a very romantic.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • To be kind... not a memorable meal
    frequentflyer
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    I think the cuisine is good for individuals with a pallet for cuisine of that's toned down. I had the duck and it was delicious, but I felt like to had to add salt everything on the menu. Moreover, the wine selection is great and the service is excellent.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The food was good. Probably
    nicoliolihpf
    Dined on 2/11/2014
    The food was good. Probably not quite up to the pricing, but that's Santana Row for you. We were treated very well there and enjoyed the experience, particularly the extensive wine list even though it was rather daunting. All in all, a positive experience, and I would go back to try to make a dent in the wine list.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Friends night out
    potbellypig
    Dined on 2/8/2014
    Our party of four was seated promptly at an indoor booth as requested. The decor and feel was very warm and welcoming The service was great, we did not ever feel rushed. I had the fish special which was excellent. The wine selections were good. Definitely will go back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place. The Brie Appetizer
    TheWok
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Great place. The Brie Appetizer was amazing. Our servet was so cool he told us how to make it at home! Don't worry. We will still come back. Dimly lit at night, so good atmosphere. Overall, great time nice place.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Cool ambiance; food was not good
    PRinSF
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    Quite simply: food was not good. The place is very nice. I'd go back for drinks but not food. Nothing (not even dessert) was good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I was there!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    Only problem - they seated us, then 10 minutes later called me on my cell and asked if I was going to show up for my reservation. Also, if you're going to surprise your spouse with a dinner reservation, be aware that they'll call you the day before and leave a message. "Uh, honey, did you make a reservation at The Village?"
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch on Santana Row
    Marshgirl1VIP
    Dined on 1/25/2014
    Nice brunch menu. My husband had the Fish and Chips. The portions were good. He said it tasted good. I had the Tombo Tuna Melt. It was good but not very warm. The cheese was barely melted. It would be better if the sourdough bread slice was toasted first and the cheese was hotter. It was a little expensive, but that is expected on the "Row".
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wish it would be better
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    I have been there 20 times, hoping it would get better. It is so convenient to the movie with a friendly menu. But the food is ALWAYS sub par. Went Saturday night with 4 people, everyone had complaints about the food and the service. The shirt ribs were served completely dry and looked unappetizing. The burger ordered rare was served well done, salad had brown lettuce. That is only the beginning! Go to Left Bank across the street it is better!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great Food at the Village
    Ricky
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    I had the steak and my friend had the sole. My friend kept raving about the sole and when she was finished, I looked down at her plate and was surprised that not a crumb was left on her plate! We shared a pitcher of the Village Punch which was absolutely delicious. I don't care for red velvet cake, but theirs is absolutely delicious - I best I ever had. . Our waiter was tall, very handsome, very nice and very helpful. All in all we had an absolutely great time.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    Eatingoutagain
    Dined on 1/14/2014
    Had a very enjoyable meal here the other evening. The food was delicious, presentation elegant, and the waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time ....
    pjmo
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    Great menu, I chose the petrole with a cream of squash soup appetizer. Tasty meal but thought the value (price) just wasn't presented in the food. Service was excellent...
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • WE LOVE eating here!
    ANNEVIP
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Wine list that is quite unique and use the sommelier! Wines by the glass are even good quality - which is fairly rare to find. Always wonderful little plates to share - we also like sitting at the bar because the bartenders are very good servers also. I have never had a bad plate at The Village!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • One of my favorite local restaurant
    devinedine1VIP
    Dined on 1/9/2014
    One of my favorite local restaurants for breakfast lunch or dinner!! I am always trying something different...delicious!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Discreet Birthday Dinner
    Yankee
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    I treated my SO to dinner on the occasion of his 71st birthday (didn't tell the restaurant that). He had the mahi-mahi special, which he thought was fine except it needed wasabi, which upon request was brought. I had the mini-Wellingtons; enjoyed them, but didn't think much of the accompanying "pickled vegetables," which were a vinegary couple of desiccated green beans and some carrots. A mini-salad accompaniment would have been better. SO had no dessert, only a cappuccino, and I had a coffee-liqueur (forget name) that was fine. We appreciated the low noise level. And Santana Row is such a festive location. Especially in this season with all the lights.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First Time
    Juggynut
    Dined on 1/2/2014
    We had reservations for 7pm on a Thursday night. We got there early and had drinks at the bar. The Mexican coffees were strong, hot, excellent. The Vodka and Cranberry was weak. Dinner was good. The french onion soup was excellent, the beet salad very good. The Halibut was excellent, the duck was OK. The 3 paired dessert was an excellent set of flavors. The noise level was reasonable, however It wasn't very crowded. We decided we would come back and explore the menu. This decision was driven by our Outstanding waitress. She was friendly and attentive. She was obviously paying attention and timed the food perfectly,
    Special Features:
    romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Our goto Santana Row dinner spot
    SmithFamilyVIP
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    The Village is my wife's and my own favorite local stop. We have never been disappointed and in fact the staff is most receptive to any concerns we may have from a wine that has possibly turned to being seating in a more quiet remote location of the store. Great time, experience and as always food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quality Food and Service
    WaterGirl
    Dined on 1/1/2014
    Aaron and the staff provide exceptional service. From entrance to exit, I was greeted with a smile, excellent service and food.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome New Years Eve
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Fantastic service! We brought our own special occasion wine, which they decanted and poured to perfection . Brie starter was delicious as wee the empanadas. We ordered scallops, beet salad, truffle risotto, salmon, and ravioli- all were excellent and cooked to perfection. Unique, high quality ingredients , 5 star presentation and an elegant ambiance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    ablesq
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This is a great little gem of a restaurant. I love that they focus on serving local, organic, sustainably grown and produced food. The menu has many diverse options. The food is refreshing and presented beautifully, but it tends to be on the bland side, and could use a little more flavor!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A very pleasant Brunch
    MondyVIP
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    This was my first try here and I enjoyed it very much. I am very picky about hollandaise sauce and often do not like it, but this one was near perfection. Everything was great.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Village Bistro is solid brunch
    RavenVIP
    Dined on 12/21/2013
    This place is close by with really good quality and a friendly staff. They have excellent pancakes, eggs benedict, and a egg croissant sandwich thing ... which is awesome. I would recommend also getting a banana nut muffin, those are terrific. Also, they have lovely beverage options for people not drinking alcohol. I regularly go here and it's very consistently very good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Love it every time!
    LMC86VIP
    Dined on 12/20/2013
    My friend introduced me to Village Bistro because she knows I'm a stickler for supporting local farmers, organic and natural food. She also wanted to introduce me to the Moscow Mule (Ginger beer and vodka). It sounded pretty gross to me, but she made me try one and now it's my FAVORITE drink. Way different then I expected - almost like a ginger mojito! The food is also amazing - unique with the right twists! This is a place you could wear jeans to or be dressed up super fancy - it's fit for families and couples! Go try it now, but make a reservation because it gets busy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • not for food
    Terucchi
    Dined on 12/17/2013
    Naaaaice environment, but foods suffered so did we. Baked brie was good (but who could screw this up), but other foods we had lacked flavors and were oddly cold when they were supposed to be warm to hot. As a result, I kept on stuffing myself with their warm sour dough bread although I hate sour dough. Considering their prices, it's not worth going back for foods. However, the atmosphere was nice. I liked the interior and how things were set up. But again I can't eat their table or high ceiling if you know what I mean. So go to them to enjoy talking to the bartender, not to eat dinner with your spouse. In my case, never again.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, notable wine list, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food for the more health
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    Good food for the more health conscious. Choices seem better for a lunch meal than for a dinner. However, some dishes stood out, ie. Beet salad- to die for!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great service and food
    adelial
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We had a Girls Night Out, bar drinks were very good, great menu and they were able to take special food requests one of my friends is on gluten free diet.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Dinner party
    JohnMartinVIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Enjoy a delicious and delightful dining experience with friends before theater. Our waiter Paul was patient and gave excellent advice on the dinner selections and the wine list.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • MIxed food, weak service
    SJRegularVIP
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Good menu, but not a great experience this time. Went there for brunch at 12:45. The server (Jeffrey) was slow to the table - by the time he got there we were ready to order and he noticed we did not have water so ran off to get that 1st rather than cocktail order. Just overall, not smooth or quick execution of the basics. My wife had a really nice eggs benedict. I asked if the fish and chips was excellent and he said yes, and I asked him to make sure the fries were hot and crisp. Overall flavorless & the breading on the fish was soft, fries were OK. Not sure if the food waited too long before it was taken out to us or the cooks made it ahead and kept it warm. Jeffrey spent most of the meal chatting his friend at the table behind us.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wow!
    Fursey
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    Our server was very charming and gracious. Knowledgable on the menu and did not hesitate when I asked a question. He made us feel welcome and at home. I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Place!
    CalibriVIP
    Dined on 12/5/2013
    We have been here several times and always find it enjoyable. The food is delicious! It's a great place to go after shopping and escape the madness.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.