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: 4082489091x
  • 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 7 DAYS A WEEK! 3:00pm - 6:00pm
    (Available at the Bar & Lounge Only)

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

    $6 Fresh Fruit Vodka Infusions (normally $11)

    $6 SMALL PLATES & WINES BY THE GLASS

    In The Bar & Lounge Only (Other Restrictions Apply)



    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 WinnerGreat for Brunch
  • Diners' Choice WinnerOutdoor Dining
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
118 reviews since June 2, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
94% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (77)great for brunch (48)great for lunch (46)fit for foodies (44)neighborhood gem (37)notable wine list (32)good for groups (27)special occasion (26)romantic (16)hot spot (15)kid-friendly (11)vibrant bar scene (10)scenic view (9)late-night find (5)Show More
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    We were disappointed. Despite good service, the food was very overpriced for what you receive.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Wonderful Breakfast! Service was great! Food was amazing! Thank you
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • VILLAGE California Bistro-Wine Bar
    DinnerLoverVIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    Love this place for brunch, but the dinner menu has a variety options that will appeal to any taste.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch at the Village
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 9/17/2014
    Our waiter yesterday was a bit slow in taking our order after being seated for lunch at 12:15pm. Our waiter finally remembered us seating without any bread and took our order after 30min. Long wait for us.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • First Timer
    Telly
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Great selection for brunch. Very California fare. Disappointed that menu posted offered pumpkin pancakes that sounded yummy, but when I went to order them they weren't available. Service a tad slow for a Sunday brunch but could be simply the Californian influenced dining experience. Would definitely try them again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • We've never had a bad meal
    GailVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    Perfect for anytime! Great service! The menus offers something for everyone!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • foodfriendly
    Dined on 9/8/2014
    Village Bistro in Santana Row is a favorite place for lunch. While the inside is lovely, the outside dining experience is particularly enjoyable. Beautiful salads on a warm summer day make this restaurant a good place for sidewalk cafe people watching in an unhurried atmosphere. I usually order the Cobb salad, full of chicken, ham, avocado, bacon, egg, and bleu cheese. A great splurge salad for a relaxed dining experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not great
    annew
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    We had a disappointing birthday celebration at Village on Saturday, 9/6. Even though the restaurant was not close to full, our waiter seemed inattentive. It took quite some time to get our drinks and bread only came after asking for it twice and after we got our starters. The food was good, though my salmon had to be returned to be cooked through and by the time I got it back, my dinner guests were done with their main courses. It was a lot of money to spend on a very mediocre experience.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food, Poor service
    Cupcake
    Dined on 8/31/2014
    The food for brunch was good. Prices of the meals were acceptable. Unfortunately there was a long wait for two dishes ordered. The waiter brought out the wrong dish for the second meal. Then he tried to assert that what he brought out was what I had ordered. He took the dish away and came back and apologized for the even longer wait and mentioned he might add something extra to the meal like a dessert. My meal finally came after my dining partner had finished hers. In the meantime he never asked if we needed anything else. No drinks or water refilled and nothing extra was offered after we finished our meals, just the bill.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect brunch atmosphere
    gigip
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Good drink menu and great brunch choices! Sat outside and enjoyed pitchers of mimosas while catching up with girlfriends and watching all the people on santana row. So far I've had the ceviche (classic white fish is the best out of the 3) and the breakfast bruschetta...both great dishes! My only gripe is mimosa pitchers were too small with too much ice for $40 each! Definitely would go again!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very enjoyable
    Jananah
    Dined on 8/26/2014
    The food was excellent! Our drinks were exactly as we expected them. We were waiting for friends and thought to order a drink while waiting. After 15 minutes, I had to approach the hostess and ask if we could order drinks. That was the only glitch. We sat outside which is along the street; but it's a semi-closed street; so we didn't care. Inside, the decor and atmosphere is lovely, warm and inviting. The staff is very attentive (other then our drink issue) and knowledgeable. The food is presented in a lovely arrangement and was cooked perfectly. When in the area, we will definitely go back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Excellent!
    PuraVida4YouVIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    We dine at Village Bistro on a regular basis for lunch, brunch, and dinner. The food is very good and the service is always excellent. The restaruant is always neat and clean. I never see vacant messy tables which is a big turn off for me. My wife has notable food allergies and the staff is always gracious in accommodating her restrictions and offering options. Cheers to consistentcy! My expectations are always met at Village Bistro!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Miss the entrees
    Dolphin781VIP
    Dined on 8/18/2014
    This is one of our regular dining locations. However, I am not pleased with the new entree selection. The salmon was dry and the pork chop was bland. I was especially unimpressed with the pork chop. It was literally a dry pork chop on a plate with nothing else on it. The salmon was overcooked, but at least on a bed of a sauce and veggies. Stick to the appetizers until they bring back the other entrees or introduce some more flavorful options.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SpecialKVIP
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Our server was extraordinary -one dimple but plenty attentive and knowledgeable. His recommendations were superb and he worked with the bartender to ensure our off menu request was fulfilled.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food and service were just OK
    speedy
    Dined on 8/12/2014
    Food choices for both happy hours and regular are just OK. I probably would not go back there on my own unless going with some friends.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Day at The Village
    SpecialKVIP
    Dined on 8/11/2014
    We had the sole on the prie fix menu-excellent with the exception of soup arriving cold. Service was otherwise good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Average bistro
    Lacrosse
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    Was super excited about the menu. Things were executed well but not to the outstanding category. I'm still trying to figure out if I set too high an expectation from the web site and menu. Good solid bistro.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • outstanding service
    mjdino
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The service was outstanding. The was delicious and the ambiance was just as great. I recommend the brunch and if you enjoy creme breule order the lemon one its very good!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Scrumptious Bistro Food
    out2lunch
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    For being another "California" bistro, the food and ambience are really quite nice and all of the dishes were well-prepared. The service was friendly, and they allowed our group to relax with coffee after our brunch meal. They were very attentive but not overly so. The patio is a bit on the small side, but very pleasant especially if it is hot outside. Also, it was fun to sit on the patio and people-watch on a weekend over a leisurely brunch with mimosas.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Gianna Party
    Gianna
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Open Table was not accurate when I was attempting to reserve seating for more than four people. I called the restaurant directly and they were very accommodating. I had a party of seven and the service, wait staff and overall experience was very nice! A good time enjoyed by all! ;/)
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing Lunch
    Julie
    Dined on 8/7/2014
    Village Bistro was my favorite restaurant on Santana Row, but my friend and I were underwhelmed by the lunch food the other day. The waiter was very friendly and accommodating, but the food was not good. My friend and I ordered two dishes to split. One was the smoked salmon eggs Benedict with basil hollandaise. I didn't care for the croissant type bread they served the eggs on. It was very flakey, but was tasteless. Also the entire dish including the eggs was stone cold. The other entree we split was the tomato wrap with chicken and truffle aioli. It sounded so good, but was really a bland, tasteless wrap. I couldn't taste one hint of truffle, it was dry,the chicken didn't taste fresh so we left it. Not sure about this place now!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OutandaboutVIP
    Dined on 7/29/2014
    Good place to meet friends. Good food and nice seasonal menu.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Perfect for lunch
    Maddy
    Dined on 7/24/2014
    I have been to Village Cal Bistro many times and am rarely disappointed. Great cocktails and wine selections partner very well with the menu. I ordered a beautiful french rose to go along with the steak ban me sandwich. Very tasty sandwich and loved the chips. I requested something to dip the in-house made potato chips and add to the sandwich and was brought the wonderful spicy sauce also used in the sandwich. Yum! Leave room for the carrot cake! This is the best one I have ever had and my favorite on the dessert menu. Great service by Heather.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • good brunch spot
    sunnyg
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I liked this place, good brunch spot, had a good smoked salmon egg benedict!!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent Food and service
    SoCAdiners
    Dined on 7/17/2014
    We met friends for brunch and were very impressed with this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service couldn't have been better. We stayed far too long -- hadn't seen our friends for over a year -- and were very comfortable the entire time. The service people were always there when we needed something, but didn't bother us constantly. Each order (4 people, 3 different orders) was generous and tasty. We sat on the side patio, but the front patio and inside looked just as comfortable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • we sat inside
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    my only compliant was that we were told we couldn't sit outside. There were tables outside (set for 2 people), and I did have a reservation. so was my big disappointment because it was a beautiful afternoon.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Welcome to Summer in SJ Dinner
    dreamingfeelingliving
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    After a grueling drive, my boyfriend arrived in San Jose exhausted and hungry. I chose to make reservations at Village California Bistro after seeing the menu had a diverse selection that included meats, seafoods, pasta, burgers which was sure to satisfy anyone. While the menu had a good variety, it was not extensive; however since each person won't likely be ordering more than one entree at a time, it was perfect. The restaurant was a wonderful choice for dinner since it had indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for a warm summer night. We sat on the side patio where there were light strands that romanticized the atmosphere. The food came in a timely manner and were delicious. Given the cost of natural ingredients the trip was a bit pricier
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, scenic view, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Food was Excellent !
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 7/11/2014
    The food was excellent, the service was excellent, very friendly and helpful staff with all I came in contact with.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite Santana Row Spot
    PJinSJ
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Village California Bistro & Wine Bar has been my go-to spot since it opened. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the food is always amazing, and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. The menu features seasonal dishes along with classic favorites. It's the only choice for lunch and dinner when dining with my closest friends and business clients alike.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Village Cafe
    Fonduegirl
    Dined on 7/6/2014
    Food was excellent but they didn't have a record of my reservation, which was disappointing, especially when a hostess called me the day before and asked me to confirm I was coming, which I called back and did. After I explained I got a phone call from the hostess the day before and had an email confirmation I could show them on my phone, they seated me, but it still left a bad taste in my mouth that they had no record of my reservation. Food was very good -- we both had the tuna melts and they were excellent. Service was ok. The waiter forgot to get a glass of water that my mom asked for, and then we had to wait for a long period of time to get the bill and then for the waiter to take the payment. Service and management need to improve.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Oudoor Dining
    chewmanVIP
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    The Village is a great place for outdoor dining/people watching. Located in the middle of Santana Row, there is a lot of activity with a wide variety of people. The food is quite good and service is up to par. The only negative, nothing to do with the Village, is the some of the dogs walking by are barking and there are patrons that insists on talking, loudly, on their celss phones. One guy actually used his speaker phone.....quite annoying.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious.
    Boxter
    Dined on 7/4/2014
    Our early lunch was delicious. I had the hamburger (tender and juicy) and my husband had the fish and chips (light, crunchy coating). We sat outside on a beautiful day. The only down side was the lady sitting next to us with the little dog that barked a lot. She thought it was cute. We didn't. Some people are clueless. Please keep your pets at home if you can't control them!! Our waiter, Sid, was fantastic! Very personable and attentive. We enjoyed chatting with him about the area. We'll definitely return.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Never Disappoints
    SmithFamilyVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We once again found ourselves unable to decide on any other restaurant and made the reservation at Village. Their new seasonal menu had just been released and it was wonderful. We started with the Corn Fritters and both had the tomato salad (the salad was almost too big). Both were excellent quality and absolutely delicious. My wife had the forbidden rice curry with prawns and I had the New York steak. Other than the potato wedges being too dense, the food was perfect. Paired with a great wine and we had a wonderful evening. Thanks again for a memorable evening at Santana Row. We will be back!!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • 5-stars food & service
    amuseboucheVIP
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    We enjoyed a most lovely evening at Village, our first time. Our server was friendly, attentive and made wonderful suggestions on our selections. He was warm and engaging with our 3-year old daughter. It was a lovely restaurant, reasonable price point. Every dish from soup, kobe burger, local petrale sole and 4-layer carrot cake was delicately prepared and flavors exceptionally well balanced. Would absolutely come again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • melsj
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    The food was delicious. The menu had a great variety of types of food. We had very good service.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Always distinctive
    GrendelroryVIP
    Dined on 6/24/2014
    Every time we're here, the cuisine is uniquely delicious. Although there is not a huge selection of vegetarian entrees, which is what we eat, the two or three offered are superb. The wait staff is professional, and the wine list offers unusual California labels: We tried a Carneros chardonnay we'd never heard of, Poseidon, and though it was a bit expensive it was a wonderful find. We always enjoy dinner here!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Brunch is wonderful
    MondyVIP
    Dined on 6/22/2014
    This place has become one of my favorite brunch places. My only complaint is that the menu is somewhat limited. My favorite eggs benedict is especially good with real house made hollandaise sauce.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great as always...
    TWeaverVIP
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    As regulars, we have always enjoyed the food and the experience at Village California Bistro. The Duck and Pork Two Ways are winners.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Rubber Short Rib
    BruceBVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Had high expectations based on the Santana Row atmosphere, but the food was just inedible. A braised short rib should just pull apart with little more than a few pokes with a fork. The one served at Village Bistro was so rubbery it could have passed for a dog toy -- it was difficult to cut, even with a knife. Great place to sit outside and have a glass of win, but don't eat the food.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/18/2014
    Side patio is quiet enough to talk easily with friends! Food was good! When ordering ice tea, I was told they had flavors, but wasn't told that the flavors came in a bottle and the cost was more than the regular tea. I think I should have been told! Other than that, the service was good.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.