Napa Valley Grille - Westwood

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Napa Valley Grille’s California cuisine is Inspired by the bounty of the West Coast wine region. Located in the heart of Westwood, Napa Valley Grille embodies the hospitable spirit of the West Coast wine region.
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d
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The service was pretty poor and it took a very long time for the food to come and one of the dishes came out incorrectly and they had to replace

B
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall3food3service4ambience3

BUT I'd let them know prices are kinda steep for what you get though what you get is good.

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food3service2ambience4

Hi. It took a long time for us to see a waiter. We eventually stopped someone to see if we could get help. In addition,
I had asked for a medium rare burger which came overcooked. I expected more from this restaurant.

CC
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Large group that was expertly served by staff. Staff very kind to large group of mourners from VA double funeral. Nice variety of foods to meet every need. Good flavors but some execution errors such as requested doneness not adhered to. Overall very nice experience and perfect for a rough situation. Many many thanks

k
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Six of us met for a family get together. The restaurant is so nice and very cozy. The food was amazing!!! I suggest the lobster avocado toast. Jesse our waiter was amazing!!! We were also welcomed with complimentary champagne! What a treat. Highly recommend this gem.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere for a meeting!

D
Los Angeles
111 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We asked hostess to move us from a table next to a group with a baby. Then she seated a large group with a toddlers next to us. Had to shout over them. Food & servers very responsive.

b
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Hi, We were a party of 7 women and the young male staff were friendly but not very attentive. If we needed more water or coffee we had to not only signal them but ask more than once and often asking a different server as the original had not followed up. The young men did not seem particularly busy. It seemed a bit discriminating -- not sure it would have happened if men of the same age were part of the party.

R
Los Angeles
62 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Napa Valley Grille consistently delivers on excellent food and service.

OT
Los Angeles
42 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a pleasant surprise. Haven’t been here in a few years cause who goes to Westwood anymore, BUT had a great meal. Kale salad was tangy and delicious... my friend said she’d try and make it at home that night. We split eggs Benedict which was also delicious. Liked the vibe here. Energetic but not noisy. Service was efficient... we felt relaxed but never like we had to get anyone’s attention. I’ll be back.

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Responded on January 5, 2020

Thank you so much. Happy New Year! Brian

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r
Los Angeles
27 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A group of old friends (45 ys) had our annual holiday lunch at NV Grill again this year.
It's a great location, has delicious food with great service.
Surprisingly they have a terrific wine by the glass selection that was very impressive.

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Responded on December 31, 2019

Hi Ron, Thanks so much for your lovely review. Tavistock is our own brand of wine. They are very well made! Happy New Year!!! Brian

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our wait staff was lovely. They were attentive without being intrusive. Our cocktails were better than expected. The pate from the starter menu was our favorite. We shared the kale salad, mushrooms and mac ‘n cheese.

DZ
1 review
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thank you for a great holiday experience. Service and food were wonderful.

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Responded on December 19, 2019

Hi Debbie, So happy you all could celebrate here this year. Appreciate taking the time to rate us! Happy Holidays, Brian

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great menu and food prep. Service is timely and considerate. A bit noisy, but I feel that way about every public place these days...

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Responded on December 15, 2019

Thanks so much Chris. Yes, we are a lively restaurant with high ceilings so it can get buzzy. The best part of that though is that people are here and enjoying the restaurant. A good sign. Happy Holidays!! Brian

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LA
Los Angeles
63 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food! I very much enjoyed my kale salad with a piece of salmon. I was impressed with the chefs taste at the beginning of the meal and the service was great! We’ll definitely return for another special occasion

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Responded on December 15, 2019

Thanks so much for your nice thoughts! Happy Holidays, Brian

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R
Tahoe
16 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We come here every time we have a play at the Geffen play house. The food is great service and atmosphere! We love you

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Responded on December 15, 2019

We love you back. Thanks for being such a fan!! Happy Holidays, Brian

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JP
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was just ok. Nothing special for the price that we paid

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Responded on December 15, 2019

Thanks for giving us a look. Happy Holidays, Brian

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HA
Los Angeles
40 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

I ordered a Grey Goose martini on the rocks with olives, and after a long wait got a dirty martini straight up. My market fish was hot but nothing else on the plate was. Service was friendly but slow and unprofessional throughout. For the price, I expect much better.

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Responded on December 15, 2019

You should get much better than that certainly! Sorry we didn't do well by you. If you do come back, let us know of this experience. Happy Holidays, Brian

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GJ
1 review
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food quality is consistently good and portions are generous for the price.

On busy days (popular Geffen Playhouse shows in particular), the wait staff can get a bit overwhelmed, and service suffers (late cocktails, late bread for the table, etc).

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Responded on December 15, 2019

Thanks Grant! Geffen is always a challenge as many folks arrive late due to traffic in LA and then we get in a bit of traffic jam here too sometimes. We find when our guests come on theater nights that if they order fairly soon, we can control the service better. Happy Holidays, Brian

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WN
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We arrived early avoiding the crowds and were rewarded by very little ambient noise in the restaurant. It picked up a lot after 6 PM.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your time with us. We are a lively place! Thanks, Brian

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MF
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had the albacore tuna salad. It was exceptional, as per usual.

Our waiter, James listened to how we wanted out order and brought it to us with a genuine smile on his face. Really an added plus when your server is pleasant.

Brian, the manager always comes around and says "hello" with a kiss on my cheek and observes if everything is O K for us.

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Responded on December 15, 2019

We spoil you!!! Love, Brian

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RO
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful Food and staff. very attentive, and I enjoy the menus very much. I do miss the Ahi/albacore/tuna entree at lunch!!

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Thanks Dr. Ron!! We do change our menu three times a year. Hope you can fall in love with our new dishes. See you soon, Brian

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i
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My new favorite restaurant. I don't know why I never tried it before - I'm kicking myself for missing this wonderful restaurant. They have a very creative chef, as well as a very creative mixology staff. I wish I could remember the name of the cocktail that I started the evening with - it contained rum and chestnut puree and arrived with a lid, as it is smoked. So delicious I would go back even if that was the only part of the meal that I enjoyed. It wasn't. Every bite that followed lived up to the first sip of that cocktail. Their Seasonal Salad has butternut squash, apples, glazed walnuts, feta and baby kale, and is dressed with a maple olive dressing. Who knew the combination of maple and olive could taste so good? Apparently, their chef. Our duck Confit and Chilean Sea bass were both cooked perfectly and each was accompanied by exciting sauces and garnish. The sweet potato gnocchi that came with the duck, and a the passion fruit beurre Blanc on the sea bass were especially noteworthy. If you manage to save room for dessert, the butterscotch bread pudding is a winner.
Before I run out of superlatives, kudos for the service. Knowledgeable, helpful, enthusiastic, efficient. All of the above contributed to a stellar meal andthe experience.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Thanks for such a lovely description of all things Napa Valley Grille. We are thrilled that you found us. See you again soon, Brian p.s. please ask for me next time you are in so I can say hi!

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E
Chicago
10 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience3

Service was slow
Food came cold
Since food and service were poor there was no check
Management did the right thing

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Well we tried. We made up for it apparently. But yet....one small star. Brian

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ME
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

GOod food, nice service. A little noisy for talking, but always a good meeting spot.

Z
New Mexico
2 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

It is a go to place for interviews of job candidates.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

How fantastic! Hope you were successful in your interview! Thanks, Brian

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

My wife and our 2 daughters had a wonderful meal last Sunday.
We had a great time.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

How fantastic! Thanks, Brian

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S
Los Angeles
287 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This restaurant never disappoints. The menu is varied and delicious. They respect your time if you have Geffen Theater tickets.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

How fantastic! Hope you enjoyed Andy Garcia and Key Largo!! Thanks, Brian

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Our waiter was wonderful. Everyone who served our table was friendly. Great experience!!!

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on December 8, 2019

How fantastic! Thanks, Brian

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MF
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I just love this restaurant. From the time I enter to friendly faces, till the end of our lunch after excellent service,I am grateful.

Their Albacore Tuna salad, their Kale salad …. and much, much more.

If you want to go there for brunch, even during the week, wonderful menu as well.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

We LOVE you more Maxime!!!! Brian

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j
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Have been there many times and was very satisfied. Thanksgiving Dinner, by contrast, was a huge disappointment. Food was dry and felt stale. Service was indifferent at best.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Hope you spoke to someone. We had lots of terrific comments. Thanks, Brian

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VS
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We went for the "Thanksgiving Feast." The food was spectacularly bad. The turkey dinner was exactly the way I remember TV dinners from childhood: a couple of dry slices of turkey with a drizzle of gravy on top of spongy dressing. The only thing that was missing was the aluminum container. The salads were too cold and the entrees were not hot enough. The desserts were mediocre, too. Seriously, the hot bar at Gelsons, Bristol Farms, or any number of places would have been 10 times better for a tenth of the cost.

I will always remember this meal as being among the worst dining-out experiences of my life.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Sorry for your disappointment. Brian

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DA
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A truly wonderful afternoon Thanksgiving meal. Not rushed, delicious food. A great alternative to cooking

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Responded on December 8, 2019

How fantastic! Thanksgiving this year was joyous!! Thanks for being part of it! Brian

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RM
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I’ll be generous and give them a 3 star. It was Thanksgiving dinner and they just weren’t on their game. (I’ve dined here many time before and enjoyed it.) Food was just above average, the presentation so-so, and the service was prompt-perhaps too prompt. My feeling was they gave the A-Team the day off. Our server was pleasant but he put the check on the table before we finished our desert (a no-no) and didn’t bother to ask us if we wanted coffee or another drink. Not a big deal, but we just got the feeling he wanted to turn the table, though it was not especially crowded at the time. So you’re probably thinking: Serves you right for being too lazy to cook at home, and you’d be right. In any case, I’d recommend this restaurant any other time of the year. And my suggestion to the management: Give everybody the holiday off so they can spend the day with their families. Us lazy diners would be OK with that. Thanks.

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Responded on December 8, 2019

Sorry Robert. Many good things happened that day. You just had a so so experience. We are sorry for that because many of us dedicated ourselves to our guests that day in lieu of our own families. And were more than willing to commit to that. Hope to see you again soon! Brian

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A
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

We went for Thanksgiving lunch and service was a little odd. The server responsible for bread was randomly selecting which table would get bread and removing bread plates from other tables, to only bring them back because we all wanted bread. Our server didn’t really understand our request for a drink & cocktail menu- which was resolved mid-way through our meal and then during dessert, 3 servers were discussing when the rest of the staff were coming in to work.
The food was good, but the service wasn’t all that great.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Glad you enjoyed the food at least! Very busy day for us on Thanksgiving...people getting their bearings and revving up for the big day. Sorry it was so wonky for you. The day went very well gratefully and we had lots and lots of happy customers. Thanks for coming in! Brian

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OT
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Great staff. We requested a seat by the fireplace and they had no problem with that. They even kept our food in the fridge for us when we went to the Geffen. Great service! Food was great! Love that the server made drink suggestions.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on December 8, 2019

How fantastic! Great show - Key Largo!!! Thanks, Brian

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LV
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always book a reservation at Napa Valley Grille before attending performances at the Geffen Playhouse. As we’ve come to expect, the evening was lovely and the service and food were outstanding. Our server Andres made sure we were well taken care of and the food was delivered in a timely but not rushed fashion that enabled us to walk to the Geffen for the play. We ordered the raw oysters to start paired with their house Sauvignon Blanc. Very Yummy. For dinner, my husband had the pan seared scallops and pork belly and I had the Chilean Sea Bass - both of which were very good. We capped it off with Strawberry Pot de Creme and the Butterscotch Bread Pudding. Both were very good and our only complaint is that we were so full we couldn’t finish them.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

What a lovely time spent here at Napa Valley Grille. Appreciate all of the delicious details and the time you have taken to make all aware that we did very right by you. Nice to read good comments!!! Thanks for coming in! Brian

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m
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food and the service was AMAZING! Although the prices were very high for the portion sizes, it was a great place to bring my mother for her birthday.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on November 29, 2019

Hope your mother had a great birthday with us. Thanks for coming in! Brian

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SR
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Had the Seasonal Salad to start which was excellent. The Lamb two ways and the Pork Chop were also delicious, though at $40+ for each entree it would have been nice to have a side of vegetables included.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Thanks for coming in! Brian

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MF
Los Angeles
37 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend travelled from Long Beach to be able to have lunch with me at Napa Valley Grille.

Not only was our food excellent (The best ahi in town), but our server, James listened to our requests and served them with a genuine smile.

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Responded on November 29, 2019

Thanks for coming in Maxime!!! Brian

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