- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Sealed or wrapped utensils used
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
beef stewed in red wine, pearl onions, baby carrots, mashed potatoes
New York strip, sauce béarnaise, french fries
fillet of sole, beurre noisette, haricots verts, roasted fingerling potatoes
I took my elderly mom here for her birthday dinner. The ambience was wonderful...I felt like I was in Paris. The food was excellent. We had the beet and goat cheese salad, bouillabaisse and cassoulet, as well as a divine creme brûlée. We both really enjoyed the jazz ensemble. I think my mom had a really great time and felt special. We will definitely come back.
Always a great meal, casual setting. The expansion of outdoor space is wonderful; as well thought out as the menu.
We had a delightful meal with friends at an outdoor table. Everyone's meal hit the spot and service was excellent. A fine, reasonably priced bottle of Sancerre was perfect accompaniment. Bistro Vida is in stride!
Father’s Day. Band good but a bit loud for conversation.
Enjoyed our first Father’s Day brunch in a beautifully set outdoor seating & with that a live band. Everything we ordered was amazing. Love the cute set up, made you felt like you were in France.
one of our favorite restaurants. everything is always top notch
As always, our food was great and staff is wonderful. It is our go to place. We recommend the bistro enthusiastically. It is nice to have outdoor dining that is pleasant. The MA jazz band is a real plus on Sundays.
Was a wonderful lunch, but my companion's plate was removed from the table before I was finished with my meal. Felt a bit rushed. Otherwise, was a delicious lunch and very pleasant atmosphere.
Place is always consistent and good. It's a great local spot in Menlo that's walking distance from my house. Ali the owner is fantastic and he was a wonderful attentive staff. Great spot for lunch or dinner!
Green beans were poorly cooked but overall meal was good just not great.
We booked a late last minute table, but despite being one of the last tables there, the service was still great and the food and drinks were perfect.
My go-to place never lets me down. Mussels and salade niçoise as good as anywhere.
Ali is the best host.
Good food. I would go back. Excellent service. The staff were very accommodating. My table was a little too sunny for me, but they found me something shady. Great cocktails.
Love the food and the service is fabulous.
We love the outside dining here at Bistro Vida, especially when there is live music to entertain us. Beautiful evening, great food, attentive servers, we had a fabulous time in our own town.
we had a great seat just inside the restaurant but with fully open doors, best of both worlds. Nice live music. The Cassoulet was amazing. The deserts are equally yummy but should be shared - they're large!
Fabulous as always
So good to be alive again
Great food and great service. Love the outdoor seating. You can’t go wrong with the steak frites with bernaise sauce.
Service excellent, the band at the Left Bank (next door) was a little loud.
Great location in Menlo Park for standard brasserie fare, w/ a few other choices. Steak tartare is a winner as is the mussels entree. Dessert selections good. Sufficient (and solid) wine by the glass choices. Only issue was that service was spotty (all the wait staff was quite pleasant), though the place was packed. Parking is really tough at lunch time so plan on extra time for parking.
Great food, it was cold in outdoor seating but they had blankets and heaters, and very kind employees.
Eating outdoors was great. The menu has a variety and my chicken and veggies were perfectly done. Nice wine. Good evening with a friend.
Great music - jazz with a French flare. The sidewalk seating was comfortable protected from rain and music, food and seating made me feel like I had been transported to France. Plenty of parking relatively close ... a block away. The food was quite good and the staff was attentive.
As always Vida was great despite the wait since it was so busy, the staff always hustles and the food is superb.
Great food and service!!! Authentic French dishes.
Just the best place ever!
Our food arrived lukewarm, the steak was tough and sadly our meals were not what we had hoped for when we ordered from the extensive and mouth watering menu. Also, have you ever had someone who is NOT a paid staff member, take your dessert order and clear your table? It happened yesterday. We couldn't get anyone’s attention so, finally, a nice man, saying he was "a friend of the owner", took our order, cleared our table and gave us the best service we'd all day. An interesting but disappointing trip to Menlo Park.
Great food, lovely service, authentic French cuisine. Love the new outdoor setup!
Great variety of food. Nicely paced to enjoy each course with never feeling rushed or waiting forever.
A little disappointed in food. My onion soup was a bit sweet for me and my beef carpaccio wasn’t as savory as I would like. Too many pickles in it as well. I do plan to return and try other items.
We took our toddler and it was a great experience. The gentleman who served us was very warm and friendly. The food was good, and we had the pleasure of live music to listen to. We will be back again!
Great brunch! The eggs benedict, french toast and bloody mary were awesome!
Live music and dining al fresco with friends. The service was flawless amd the waiter was helpful and unobtrusive. I enjoy this place better each time we go. Like fine wine...gets better with time.
Jacques was our server and he was brilliant. Professional, friendly, and attentive. Every aspect of our experience was perfect - best Croque Madame outside of Paris!
Service was excellent, food was very good, and on a Tuesday night there was great live music!
Ali and his team were really hustling and working hard with a large number of diners, and everything was delicious and timely served and it was a great and relaxed evening. I really appreciate the care that Ali and his team put into making the experience so worthwhile.
We took our daughter here for her birthday brunch. The food was excellent, as always, the service attentive, and the outdoor setting attractive. It remains one of our favorite dining spots.
We did a belated Mother’s Day celebration with 3 generations of mamas. It was a wonderful meal everyone enjoyed and lovely ambiance with great outdoor seating space.
Very consistent, couscous was great as usual, bouillabaisse fresh and tasty. Very nice space outdoor.
Bistro Vida offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 462-1686.
Bistro Vida is rated 4.7 stars by 2158 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.