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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Thursday, November 28, 2019

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OT
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall4food3service4ambience5

We love to sit on the outside patio. The inside seating is very dark. The menu is limited, especially on a Sunday when they run out of many of the favorites. This last time we ate there (on a Sunday) it was hard even to find a desirable option. But the bar offerings are great.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall1food1service3ambience3

Too salty. Every dish was extremely salty.

JC
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I celebrated my 67th birthday dinner at Napa Valley Grille with my husband. We sat next to the fireplace, so the ambiance was very pleasant. For dinner, I had filet mignon with an outstanding reduction sauce, plus creamy mashed potatoes. For desert, we were treated with a delectable butterscotch bread pudding. The dining experience was excellent!

AW
New York Area
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Great food and service. A little loud on the music.

C
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our monthly sibling lunch. Excellent as always. Superior service and food.

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Beautiful restaurant!

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Responded 5 days ago

Thanks so much. Love that you had a great time with us!! Brian

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M
London
2 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Two nights in a row service was very slow. Sat a long time before anyone showed up and during the course of the meal

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Responded 5 days ago

And you still gave us 4 stars!! Food must have been good. Were you in the bar or in the dining room? The bar can get busy and like all bars, service can be a bit frenzied. Especially with our very popular Happy Hour. Let us know when you are back in. Thanks, Brian

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AN
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

So convenient when going to the Geffen. My original entree was too salty however.

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Responded 7 days ago

Hi, Hope you let the server know so we could make the dish less salty for you. Thanks so much for taking the time! - Brian

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LG
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on November 6, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience4

I hadn’t been to a Napa Valley Grille in several years and was looking forward to it. Unfortunately, the whole experience was mediocre. Decor and atmosphere are nice, but food and service didn’t measure up. Papardelle was hard, not al dente. Chicken was overpowered by other things on the plate. Sangria flight was disappointing, service was lackluster. Bread was excellent—a highlight, but that won’t bring us back.

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Responded 5 days ago

Sorry to lose you. But thanks for coming in. Brian

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

The service was very slow. The wine list is very expensive. The whole experience was mediocre.

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Responded 7 days ago

Sorry you didn't have a great time with us. We are on the pricey end of restaurants in Westwood. Hopefully you found a better place among the other great restaurants around us. Thanks, Brian

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MF
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best ahi tuna salad EVER!

The restaurant even made me a small batch of balsamic salad dressing to put on the greens. Delish.

Barnabus was our server and he was friendly and helpful.

The Manager, Brian is always walking up and down the floor to see if all is O K in the restaurant.

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Responded 7 days ago

And my knee is better Maxime!! See you Saturday, Love, Brian p.s. it's okay to love our customers right? Even if they don't leave a review!!!

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M
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Visiting grandson at UCLA, dinner hit the spot.

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Responded 7 days ago

What a great treat it was for him for sure. A night without Ramen!! Thanks so much for taking the time! - Brian

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SW
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant was very pleasant, our waiter was outstanding and the food was excellent.

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Responded 7 days ago

This is great to read Stephanie! Thanks so much for taking the time! - Brian

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Visiting UCLA for family weekend with our son

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Great to have your family here this weekend! Appreciate the Stars!! Brian

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ND
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Terrific menu and execution. We started with the charcuterie board. Lots of options. Something for everyone.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Thanks so much Nancy. Sorry that we didn't get it a little dimmer for you! See you again soon, Brian

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had a great time here for bottomless brunch with my boyfriend. We had the GM Bryan and our server Alex helping us out. We expressed to them how we’d prefer less OJ in the mimosas since we aren’t big OJ people and they happily obliged. I also enjoyed it because it had a nice atmosphere but not at all rowdy for being so close to UCLA. Great service, will definitely we returning.

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Responded on October 30, 2019

Great to have you both here on Saturday. Thanks so much!! Brian

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E
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on October 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My "go to" place for business lunches and evening meals ahead of Geffen Playhouse season tickets!

MR
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was good- it was a very quiet Sunday night which really helped.

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Responded on October 23, 2019

Thanks for taking the time to review us. Glad you enjoyed your visit with us!! Brian

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BB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Almost a 5 Star!!! Service was great. Hats off to Emily. Caesar salad was so so, pretty bland. No "spark". Skirt steak on top of salad was fabulous. I'd go back for sure, and hope somebody else was paying. A little pricey.

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Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks so much! Brian

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LJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food and service.

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Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks so much! Brian

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RA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall2food1service4ambience2

The food is overpriced. The food quality was mediocre. Cheese plate was not good. Tasteless bread with a small amount of cheese. We did not want the meat but were not given extra cheese to make up for it. Fish was poorly cooked and rubbery with tasteless potatoes. The only good part of the meal was the wine.

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Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks so much! Brian

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DK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience1

Generally I would rate Napa Grill a 5 on most counts, but this past weekend their were off their game. Took fabulous Branzino off the menu. Big mistake. It was awesome. Also their polenta was sorry, but horrid. Lumps, dry, overcooked. In addition to the less likable new menu, for some reason there was a Fire Department test/drill there during the dinner hour. Flashing lights, beeping sounds...loud. It seemed like forever but was most likely about 15 minutes. Now seriously, how in hell did the owner not work with the Fire department to do this test during off hours? Not Saturday night dinner? So bad ambiance, ok maybe maybe it was not their fault. But unlike my past two reviews, they just weren't with it this time. Very disappointed and we drive from south Orange County to enjoy Napa Grill. Bummer.

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Responded on October 17, 2019

Hi Donna, We change our menu 3 times a year. Always have, always will. The Branzino replaced the John Dory and the Chilean Seabass replaced the Branzino. People are loving it. Sorry you didn't. As for the fire department and the alarm, that is absolutely NOT in our control. If you felt annoyed, multiply your displeasure times 178 and you might feel how we felt. They are contracted with our building 1100 Glendon of which we are a tenant along with several hundred others. Thanks, Brian

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A
New England
3 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were great. We had sea bass and wagyu beef. The kids menu was a great option for only $10, and staff was super friendly with our son.
The whole experience was expensive ($200 for 2 adults and 1 child with just 1 glass of wine), but totally worth.
However, it ain’t your go everyday restaurant.

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Responded on October 13, 2019

Great description of your experience with us!! Thanks very much for the rating! Brian

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WO
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

The ambience of Napa Valley Grill is perfect for bistro dining indoors or out. The staff is wonderful, thoughtful and accommodating. The waiter did not say " how are we doing tonight ? ". He was intelligent
and had a great sense of timing. I recommend this restaurant for a perfect for a delightful dinner before the theater.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks so much! Brian

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Napa Valley Grill is a reliable place to enjoy great food and conversation.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 17, 2019

Thanks so much! Brian

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Very bad service, dropped off food and never even checked on us.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 13, 2019

Hope you let a manager know. That isn't what we do here. Thanks for the heads up. Brian

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AH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

We were sat in the back room. I like the main dining room better.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 10, 2019

Thanks for coming! Brian

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d
Seattle
4 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service is laid back but fantastic. Ambiance inside and outside both welcoming. Slightly noisy outside. One of my favorite places on the west side.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded 7 days ago

A very nice and apt review of Napa Valley Grille. We are not a quiet place but an open and lively space. Thanks so much for taking the time! - Brian

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g
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience3

Not a good day for service. Hardly had anyone attending to us. Had to wait a long time to get our food. Perhaps they were understaffed, but definitely felt neglected.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 9, 2019

Thanks! Obviously brunch is important to you since it is in your masthead. Let us know when you are back here about your previous experience. It will be a different visit for sure. See you soon, Brian

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Birthday brunch for my wife—- HORRIBLE service- indifferent waiter- very very slow service
We should have left
Will not return

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 9, 2019

That's very disappointing to read. Hope that you let someone know about your service while you were here. Feel free to reach back to me at the restaurant if you want to come back in. Thanks, Brian Cousins, GM

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MF
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

My friend and I both ordered the ahi salad and by mistake asked for it to be chopped up and mixed together.

Not my cup of tea for I always love the pieces of ahi nestled on top of the salad, but it was still delish.

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Thanks Maxime!!

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FE
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Reservation for two was honored and we were seated right away. Have been to Napa Vally Grille a number of times and always have an enjoyable meal. And this time didn't disappoint. Our server Phillip had a great personality and was very attentive to our needs and of course the food was excellent.

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Terrific to know that you had a wonderful experience with us. We will let Philip know of your kind compliment. See you again soon!! Brian

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PM
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfectly comfortable destination. Excellent waiter and food was lovely.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 9, 2019

So glad you enjoyed your visit with us! Brian

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ML
Orange County
33 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Just a last minute lunch after a visit to UCLA. My wife and I enjoyed our meal in the outside canopied area. Service was amazing, not rushed, informative, followed up often and engaged in conversation with us. Food was interesting in a good way. The grilled cheese with Pumpkin soup was a nice spin in a classic and the salad Nicoise was made with freshly seared ahi tuna.
If you enjoy a low key lunch, this is a gem of a little spot.
Enjoy!

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Responded on October 9, 2019

Thanks so much!! Our tuna is actually albacore but it is still a wonderful cut to a great Nicoise salad. Appreciate you taking the time to review us. Hope to see you again soon, Brian

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T
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely horrific experience. We made an early reservation at 530 as we needed to be at an event at 730. We put that info in the reservation notes well in advance. One of our guests had to leave without eating his already ordered meal

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 3, 2019

Hi Tracy, Unfortunately we were taken by surprise with business that night. It was the first night of Rosh Hashana which is the Jewish New Year, normally a very quiet night for us. We made our plans accordingly. We however had one of the busiest nights ever with over 200 walk ins!! We are so sorry that you were caught up in a perfect storm. Understand your frustration totally. If you do come our way again, let us know so we can make it up to you. Thanks, Brian

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DO
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I WOULD RECOMMEND FOR BRUNCH NOT FOR DINNER. I AM NOT A FAN OF YOUR DINNER MENU.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 9, 2019

Lots of folks are. Dinner menu just changed last week and there are so many wonderful items on it. Getting a great response. We change our menus 3 times a year so it is always new. Thanks, Brian

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Greatest restaurant ever. Try the bread pudding

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 28, 2019

Not sure if we deserve that much of an accolade. But so nice to read nonetheless. And yes the bread pudding is to die for!!! Appreciate your nice review!! Brian

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F
Los Angeles
110 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food4service3ambience4

We were there before theater. It took forever for the food. The server was nice but had too many tables and didn’t properly apologize for delays. The table next to us had comped drinks - not offered to us.
The food was good, but for the price not good enough to outweigh the aggravation.
Not recommended if you have time restraints.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on October 3, 2019

Thanks for the heads up Forroz! We hope to do better with timing on your next visit. Brian

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OT
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service and delicious food.

VN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Kale salad with chicken was overdressed. Chicken was flavorless and dry. For a long term "standard" like NVG, the food can be better. Tuna salad was better, tuna was good, veggies were good, even though we ordered just a side of tuna, the presentation was nice.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 28, 2019

Vince, Very comprehensive. Hope you let a manager know about the overdressed salad. The Kale is a staple for us and we always get wonderful comments on it. But we can mess things up as much as any human. We have a new menu starting in a couple of weeks and hopefully you will come and try it and let us know again how you feel. Appreciate your nice review!! Brian

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