Vineyard Bistro
Vineyard Bistro

Vineyard Bistro

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.vineyard-bistro.net/
  • Phone: 831-659-5020
  • Hours of Operation:

    *Lunch: Wednesday - Monday : 11:30 am - 3:30 pm;
    *Dinner: Wednesday - Monday : 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm;
    *Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 9:00am - 1:00pm

    *Closed Tuesdays*
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, French
  • Executive Chef: Jimmy Ugaz
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Fireplace, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Special Events: The Vineyard Bistro is open to host your event and create unforgettable memories!

    We have professionally trained staff to give out first class service and a variety of food items to choose from. Contact Owner Jimmy Ugaz of any questions you might have towards your event and we will make sure to be flexible with your budget and food choices.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 6PILOT RD
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Vineyard Bistro
Located in Carmel Valley Village the Vineyard Bistro quickly became another gem in the scenic area, with Owner/Chef Jimmy Ugaz greeting customers, warm attentive staff, and of course delicious food.
To this day Vineyard Bistro is committed to serving the freshet local produce and seafood from the Monterey Bay. Enjoy meals from fork-tender braised lamb shank, mouth-watering sautéed veal liver, or flavorful duck. It's the perfect spot for a lively dinner with friends, a romantic dinner for two by the fireplace, or weekend brunch/lunch outside in the garden before wine tasting. The Bistro also specializes in private events if you have a business dinner or wedding rehearsal.
Come join us! If you have a canine be sure to bring them along as they are welcomed on the patio garden!
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Vineyard Bistro reviews from OpenTable diners
3 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating4
  • Food3.7
    Service4
  • Ambiance3.7
    Noise LevelQuiet
66% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (2)great for outdoor dining (2)romantic (2)special occasion (2)neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (1)notable wine list (1)great for brunch (1)good for groups (1)great for lunch (1)Show More
  • Loved it!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    The salmon was amazing, the service kind and helpful - We were there during the week, so it was quiet, but I am sure on the weekends, this place is much more crowded.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great seafood, but fell short
    Amg77VIP
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had two fantastic fish dishes, but also an undercooked artichoke drowning in balsamic reduction, a beet salad with great produce but a layer of thick/funky goat cheese under the salad (?) and also slathered in balsamic reduction. Great ingredients but poorly presented and prepared. The outdoor patio has cheap and poorly hung Christmas lights, not fitting the prices on the menu. There were cobwebs all over the fence we were seated next to.
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 1 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating5
    • Food4
    • Ambiance5
    • Service5
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 9 reviews are from the Vineyard Bistro reviews archive.
  • Dinner for group of 10
    Pmami
    Dined on 5/24/2014
    It was very special occasion for bridal party of 10. Restaurant was very responsive. They called before to confirm the reservation. We were 20 minutes late and were gracious enough to accommodate us. Service was prompt & friendly. We would definitely recommend them
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Owner Occupied
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Had a great meal with great service. Had a nice visit from owner but he did not over stay his visit. Very nice wine list and good by the glass selection. Inside or out a great comfortable find in Carmel Valley Village.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Favorite of Locals
    CaCkBksVIP
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    I hesitate to give the raving review that this restaurant deserves in fear that it will become popular to the extent that we locals might have trouble getting reservations at last minute which we seem to do! Expect to receive warm and welcoming service, not overdone but you feel that they are happy to have you as diners. Menu is not overwhelming but covers our likes, usually a fresh fish, a meat special and changing desserts...Otherwise the menu is full of varied courses and our favorite appetizer is the stuffed mushrooms.... We have always been happy with our choices at this family restaurant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Superb Food
    CriticsDelight
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Fresh fish of the day prepared with delicious French sauces. The pasta dishes were greatly appreciated by my two friends, and the halibut I had was divine. Service was exceptional. We called ahead to ask if we could be served relatively faster than is usual at a French restaurant where one's dinner is carefully prepared, as my friends had an appointment on the other side of town; they took care of us immediately and beautifully, and we had finished well in time for them to make their appointment. Another thing we all appreciated was that we asked for bread and got it; had we not asked, it would not have been offered as this fine restaurant has everything, yet wastes nothing. By the way, the bread is wonderful, too. Solo eating is also fine.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good but strange
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    I had made reservations for 6:30pm through Open Table, then changed them to 7pm. When I called on Saturday to see if we could be bit later they still showed my reservation for 6:30pm. I told them I had a confirmation for 7pm. They said we could not arrive any later, that it was a very busy weekend and they could not accomodate us later. So we RUSHED back to the hotel, checked in, barely showered an RACED out to the restaurant to find barely anyone there. Not a soul outside and there must have been 15 tables at least, and only 7 or 8 tables full inside. No explanation at all. Wierd. I assume they were short staffed. Food was good but not remarkable.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, romantic, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • disappointing
    vacationvisitor
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    Rated as best in town but not. My salad drowned in balsamic which overwhelmed other flavours. Seafood special lacking taste and bland - needed better fish stock. Partner's rack of lamb however declared as delicious and her salad better. Friday night and few diners and no buzz. Service good.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A memorable evening
    SipandnSup4
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    I took three friends to Vineyard Bistro on a Friday evening. None of them had ever dined there even though they all live on the Monterey peninsula. They were so impressed with the ambience, especially enjoying a restaurant where conversation can be heard. The service was impeccable......the food was( as always) superb. These guests were men who are executives in corporations, and travel world-wide. It was, for all of us, a wonderful dining experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Vineyard Bistro is a real gem!
    Monica
    Dined on 11/9/2013
    My husband and I visited Vineyard Bistro after reading a review about it in our local paper. What a delight! From the moment we entered, we were welcomed in a warm and sincere manner. The service was excellent and the food terrific. Don't miss out on this neighborhood delight.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Nice Surprise
    Coppertop
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    We came here because of its listing on OpenTable. We had such a nice experience. It is a family owned/operated restaurant and the food and service were top notch. It was quiet and romantic. We fully enjoyed our meals and our time here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, romantic
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.