Permanently Closed - Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
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Specialties include the Napa Valley Benedict and Short Rib Hash for brunch, Split Fryer Jidori Chicken and Open Face Lobster Avocado Sandwich for lunch, and Skuna Bay Salmon and Berkshire Pork Chop for dinner. Delicious desserts, a kids menu, daily happy hour specials, and a wide assortment of beers, wines, and cocktails round out our menu offerings.
Napa Valley Grille’s sophisticated, modern-rustic setting is a shining example of the hospitable spirit of the West Coast wine country. Outfitted with stunning chandeliers, walls of windows, and a flagstone patio equipped with outside seating options, we pride ourselves on offering phenomenal food in a stylish and welcoming atmosphere.
My best restaurant for meeting a friend for lunch.
I always, yes, always order the albacore tune salad. The dish if filled with lettuce; olives; heirloom tomatoes; beans and purple baby potatoes.
My friend usually has the kale salad with added chicken. Delish!
We order I/2 salad and can barely finish.
Our group had the sea bass, lamb and Filet. Everything was excellent, but it was really the service that made the night perfect. Carey was our server, and he was attentive yet unobtrusive. We all really liked him. I entertain clients a lot so dine in a lot of locations. Overall it was a great dinner, and I wouldn’t hesitate to bring guests here again.
So happy you had such a nice time. We will be sure to let Carey know of your wonderful comments. He is a great guy! Thank you for the nice note! Brian
Go there all the time, always goes well all around.
Thank you for the nice note! Brian
It was a very nice place for dinner for my gf and I we usually enjoy a nice upscale place for our “date” night and this was perfect. Thank you. 🙏
Glad you enjoyed it! Thanks for posting!! Brian
We went to Napa Grille after an amazing art exhibition by Julio Ramos at Westwood Village Square.
Alex was our server and he was so much fun and incredibly attentive. The dishes were delicious, especially the pork chops and mashed potatoes!
I highly recommend going there after Julio’s show or a stroll through Westwood.
Thanks for the wonderful review! Brian
Great food. Mixed reviews on service
Thanks for the nice stars and the comment about service. We are all engaged with each and every customer. Brian
The food ,the service and the entire experience was first rate.a great experience
So wonderful to read about!! Thanks for posting your thoughts!! Brian
Great food and atmosphere
Thanks for coming by! Brian
Everything was beyond my expectations!
How fantastic!!!! Thanks, Brian
It was all about our waitress who was FABULOUS! Cat. I will ask for her specifically every time I come there. Thank you! And the food was great. Yummy Chilean seabass and wonderful decadent chocolate dessert.
We will let Kat know of your great comments about her. It means a lot!! Thanks, Brian
Your menu is awful
It used to be great
No rush to return
Thanks for trying. Brian
Three of the four of us were disappointed with the food. To make matters worse, our mains arrived while we were eating our starters. When the entrees were brought back mine was cool and it was meant to be a hot dish. I was not sending it back a second time.
Not a great story about what happened here with you and your group. So sorry. Hope you let a manager know so we could act appropriately and quickly to make things right for you. Brian
Our server was a young man named Derek. He was very helpful and accommodating. We enjoyed the food and also did a flight tasting of wine. The wine was not spectacular, but was a good value. We would--and probably will return--and we will definitely ask for Derek,
Hi, Thanks for spending time on Derrick...we have two and the other 'Derek' just had twins!! This Derrick is a vital member of our staff and helps us manage when we are short or need an extra quality hand. And as you note, he is a terrific person!! Love that you all had a flight as well. We are soon to launch our Friday Night Flights Dinner where wine pairing with food will be the main thing. Hope to see you again soon!! Brian
Great food! We were on the patio almost all by ourselves all night so we had a great time!
Thanks for spending time on the new patio. It is so cozy out there now. See you again soon we hope, Brian
Great service. Food was very good. A little on the pricey side but you're also paying for ambiance. It feels upscale and casual at the same time.
Hi Linda, Thanks for the kind words. Want to mention as well for those coming from out of town that you are not only paying for the high quality food and service and decor but also for our living wage which is vital to our staff. LA will soon be at $15 hour and we feel that is a fair place to keep lifting the families who are a part of our staff. Thank you for the opportunity to talk a little business, social and economic structure here on Opentable. See you soon, Brian
Where do I start? My soup was curdled up on top. The bread was stale. I don’t think I was not served “ Chilean Seabass”...if so , it was overcooked and lacked its unique buttery flavor.
HI Amparo, You obviously had a very bad visit with us. So sorry for that. Please feel free to reach back to me at the restaurant. Brian Cousins, General Manager
We are always surprised at the taste treats we have here! And we always love the staff!
Glad to have pleased you so!!!! Brian
We've eaten here a few times before a show at the Geffen Playhouse. It gets busy and can be noisy but still OK to talk and dine with friends. The Scallops are very good. Also the salmon. Flat bread pizzas and salads are a good combo to share since the pizza is large. A friend had the duck and thought it was a little dry. Wait staff is friendly and when I let our waiter know we had tickets for the Geffen he made sure we had plenty of time to walk back to the theater.
We love our relationship with the Geffen!!! Know also you get a free dessert for two guests with tickets to the show. Just show us your tickets. We love our ability to support the arts locally. Westwood has so much to offer that way with the Geffen, the Hammer, the classic movie theaters and all of the happenings at UCLA. Always let us know if you have show or a movie to get to so we can better control the timing and your experience with us. Thanks, Brian
The food and drinks were yummy as always. Server was very courteous. Thank you!
Our pleasure!! Glad it all worked out. See you soon, Brian
Great place to chat. Close to UCLA campus. The service is great. Food has gotten much better. You can wear anything from a sport coat to a T-shirt here. Surprisingly good.
Love your detail on us. Thanks for taking the time to let folks know about us. See you soon, Brian
Soup was cold. Sent it back and it came back a long time later, still lukewarm. Service delayed. Vegetables didn’t come out with entrees. Server was nice, but restaurant was clearly disorganized
Sorry you hit a bad patch with us. Thanks even so with the nice rating. Let us know when you are back with us about your previous time so we can show ourselves at our best with you. Thanks, Brian
Very overpriced . 4 in our group. Waited 30 mins even tho we had a reservation. After entrees came we had to beg a second waiter to bring bread and pepper.
Thanks for giving us a try! Brian
The three of us ate well and inexpensively. The sides were a highlight of the meal with generous portions at a reasonable price.
We appreciate your nice review! Glad the experience went well. See you again soon, Brian
Nased on reviews we expected better service and better food.
Thanks for giving us a look. Brian
Everything was good, but my duck was slightly over cooked and somewhat dry. Service was excellent.
We appreciate your nice review! The duck confit can shade to the dry side. Thanks for the heads up. Hope you let us know when you were here. See you again soon, Brian
Happy Hour in the bar is ok and good value but the food in the dining room is pricey and unexciting.
Portions are not generous. The Caesar was boring - croutons that have been sitting around too long and definitely not grilled or roasted to order - dressing uninspired - ordinary in every respect. My prawns were cut in half (who does that???) so they were dry. Overall not a good value.
Thanks for checking us out! Brian
Napa Valley Grille is our "go to" restaurant when we visit The Geffen Theater. We are subscribers. This time, we were very disappointed. My husband ordered the watermelon soup and harvest roasted vegetables. The soup was just okay and the harvest roasted vegetables were an entire plate of onions (red and yellow) with very few other types of vegetables. Usually it is delicious. The server came up to us and clearly saw that the entire plate of vegetables were still on the plate. She said, are you done and my husband said yes, there were way too many onions. Did not say anything but picked up the plate and left.
A great meal, and our server was courteous thank you very much!
Great to hear. Thanks for the nice review! Brian
Our low expectations were exceeded for a pre-theater dinner at Napa Valley Grille. We were seated in a booth next to a waiter station, and immediately felt the chaos of the enormous restaurant. Everything was hurriedly done, and there was audible tension between wait staff and the kitchen. We could hear the waiters loudly discussing, perhaps arguing about orders. It was incredibly difficult to enjoy our dining experience. The wait staff was so hurried, ours spilled my mostly full wine glass while clearing away a plate. The food was mediocre at best. The only good thing was getting out of there on time for our performance.
Glad we could accommodate you. That night we had three staff members come down with the flu. You may have noticed our managers working the tables. It happens. And we were very busy that night. Hope you enjoyed the play. Brian
Great service! Wonderful staff. There for over 3 hours and everyone was attentive from beginning to end.
Great to hear. Thanks for the nice review! Brian
We love this restaurant! We go there every time we have tickets to the Geffen theatre. This time I am not sure why but the food wasn’t great. The fish I ordered wasn’t nice texture or flavor and so was my husbands chicken.
For the price... we did not get the amazing food we expected.
Thanks for the notice. We can always do better. See you again soon, Brian
Fantastic experience as usual. Yesterday was more special, however. I took my guest, a two star Army General and his team, to lunch. The chef came out and thank them for their service and covered the cost of the meal in a very generous and thoughtful act. We were all very moved by it and appreciative.
It was a privilege to have you all here!!! Thanks you so much! Glad you enjoyed yourself, Brian
Very enjoyable but very few vegetarian choices which is surprising. No vegetarian pasta main dishes unless I missed something. I'm sure I could have asked that the meat be removed from one of the pasta dishes, but I think in today's food universe, at least a quarter of the choices should be vegetarian. And the forward-looking restaurants would include at least 1 vegan option.
Hello, We do have a few choices that are all together Vegan as well as vegetarian. In the restaurants of today, we all often achieve vegetarian by removing meat and dairy (for the vegan). It allows us to make sure we can afford to carry the products we need for our whole menu. Thanks for nice review. Brian
Great Service. We ordered two entrees to share and the kitchen split them for us.
Thanks you so much! Glad you enjoyed yourself, Brian
I can always rely on the great food and ambience at Napa Valley Grille, and this time was no exception. Which is why I chose it for my birthday. They gave me a free desert too!
Love the review from a regular for whom it has always worked out with. Thanks you so much Mary Ann. Glad you enjoyed yourself, Brian
I always go to Napa Valley Grille practically every Saturday.
The Albacore tuna salad is my favorite as well as the kale salad. It comes with heirloom tomatoes, small purple and white beans, olives and hard boiled egg. The dressing is too delish.
Jeremy was my server and he was excellent. He listened when I placed my order and delivered it to me just as I had asked.
Thanks so much Maxime. We appreciate your kind words always!! Brian
Had a great experience and dinner. Wine was yummy. Our waitress was wonderful and gave good recommendations. Everyone enjoyed their meal and vegan options were great!!
Thank you for the very nice comments. Glad you had a good time with us! Hope to see you again! Brian
Excellent quality and value. We cleaned every plate, left full and satisfied. We will definitely return!
Hi Lane, Sound fantastic. Our menu changes soon so you will have more opportunities to clean your plate!! Thank you. Hope to see you again! Brian
Thank you. Hope to see you again! Brian
Reliable and excellent service. Other than the fact that the salads are drenched with dressing, it’s just fine for a one hour lunch.
Ask for light dressing or sauce on the side on your next visit. Thank you. Hope to see you again! Brian
Permanently Closed - Napa Valley Grille - Westwood does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates.
Permanently Closed - Napa Valley Grille - Westwood is rated 4.4 stars by 2819 OpenTable diners.