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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LB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great service and food! Our waiter was very attentive and offered recommendations. The lead and the manager both came to our table to ask if everything was OK and ask if we needed anything. The manager brought my friend a generous splash of wine to add to her wine glass, which was unexpected and a nice touch. We were dining before going to the Geffen Playhouse and did not have time for the complimentary dessert offered to diners going to the theater. The manager invited us to stop by after the play for our free dessert and gave us his business card so there would be no problem getting dessert. Will definitely return.

l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The staff are very friendly, courteous and attentive, and they took great care of our group!

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much! Glad you all had a great time!!! Brian

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MH
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wow. Great food, bravo to the chefs. Great service, kept every promise, professional, courteous, knowledgeable and proud of the food that was being served. So glad we found this gem.

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Responded 2 days ago

Thank you very much Margie! Brian

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R
Los Angeles
58 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Napa Valley Grille is a great restaurant with great food and staff.

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Responded 4 days ago

Appreciate your kindness! Thanks so much for taking the time! Brian

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j
Los Angeles
35 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 5

Our food was excellent (both the salad which was interesting and the branzino perfectly cooked). However, our server was MIA from the beginning to the end. She took our order, we waited almost 20 minutes for the salad... 30 minutes for our main course and had to get up and swipe a fork from another table to eat. When my branzino finally arrived, there were no lemons which I had originally requested...by the time they brought the lemons, the fish was barely warm. We were comped the entire dinner by the manager. I will return to NVG, just never use this server!!!!

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Responded 4 days ago

Wow Jackson. You are kind to even keep anything positive with what happened. Thanks for dealing with our issues and taking the time to let us know about them. See you again soon, Brian

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 4

nice ambiance but food preparation needs a lot of improvement. Had to send rack of lamb back twice (ordered medium rare, came out well done. Second time they brought it out was basically uncooked and not even warm. Initially thought it was a joke but had to send it back again). I expected more from a $48 dollar entree as far as the execution and preparation.

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Responded 4 days ago

Hello, Hope that you let a manager know so we could take care of this. Not sure what happened because the Colorado Lamb is one of our best dishes. Thanks so much for taking the time! Brian

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OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a fantastic and totally unexpected wonderful time at brunch Saturday, September 7th. And we want to thank all the people who work at NAPA Valley Grille who helped make our very special occasion with dear friends truly special on a very busy weekend day with multiple celebrations taking place throughout the restaurant, throughout the time that we spent there. We’ll all look forward to going back.

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Responded 4 days ago

Well that says something if we were able to please you on this past Saturday. We had a 120 person Bar Mitzvah party and we felt like we were on a speeding train. So glad this worked out for you!!!! Thanks so much for taking the time! Brian

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C
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Family monthly lunch.

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Responded on September 7, 2019

Glad you all could get here together! Appreciate the STARS!!! Thanks, Brian

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SG
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2019
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 4

Menu limited Better for drinks and food than dinner. Service great.

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Responded on September 7, 2019

Appreciate the STARS!!! Thanks, Brian

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HE
Los Angeles
47 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

I've been to this restaurant before, but not for dinner. While the table we had was comfortable and the service was very nice (with an attentive server), I found the food very over-priced for what they were serving and also for the food presentation. Not sure I'll be back again.

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Responded on September 5, 2019

Appreciate your comments. And so happy you like the folks here and our restaurant as a whole. We are not cheap, that is true. We use the best ingredients and we are what is called casual fine dining so you will pay here. Also let us not forget for us and every restaurant in LA, we just gave our staff an incredible raise ($14.25/hr) and that of course is something that bears in our pricing as well. The living wage is here! Thank you so much for giving us a rating, and a good one!!!! Brian

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WN
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 4

We were ignored by our waiter. When he disappeared for about 20 minutes, my dining companion called out asking for any waiter to help provide us with service. He only reappeared to give us our check. By the way, it was a birthday celebration and The waiter did nothing except provide good wishes together with the bill for service. The manager came out later with a piece of cake… Normally, this is a better quality venue in this neighborhood, but tonight it was abysmal.

We originally told our waiter that we had to leave promptly in one hour. We were kept waiting well beyond that time and that was the manager who brought out the cake. I hope the management cc comments and reprimands accordingly the negligent waiter.

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Responded on September 5, 2019

Thanks William. Doesn't sound like a common experience here at Napa Valley Grille. Sorry it happened. Feel free to reach out to me with more details like the day, date and time you were here so I can get to the bottom of this. You can call the restaurant, 310-824-3322 and ask for Brian. Take care, Brian

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n
New England
12 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I ate here twice in one week. Great place, great service.

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Responded on September 5, 2019

That is so wonderful to read. So many moving parts and so many small things need to come together to make a restaurant experience worth noting. Glad we got it right twice for you. Thank you so much for giving us a rating, and a good one!!!! Brian

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MF
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Napa Valley Grille has the best ahi salad. It comes with olives, baby tomatoes blue and white baby potatoes and, of course, ahi with the most delicious salad dressing.

The staff are wonderful, especially Tara and the Manager, Brian.

I drive all the way from the South Bay most Saturdays to have lunch with a friend, eventhough the drive is 45 minutes.

It is surely worth the drive.

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Responded on September 5, 2019

And Maxime is a very special lady. She is part of our community and a delight to see every Saturday. Thanks again Maxime for your wonderful words and support. See you this weekend!! Brian

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F
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Second time at Napa Valley. Service is friendly but we have been seated next to the server station both times - despite both times other better tables near the windows open and a relatively empty restaurant for a Friday. We asked to me moved this time which they accommodated but we were professionally attired so I’m unclear if they don’t prefer use of Open Table or of we’ve been unlucky both times. Food was mixed as my husband enjoyed his entree and I had the prawns which were swimming in oil and relatively inedible. I love the location convenience and atmosphere but can’t recommend for other Open Table diners as the Starlight across 5r street has better food and great service.

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Responded on September 5, 2019

Thanks for coming. If you ever do decide to come by again, let us know. You can pick whatever table that is clean and empty that you like. Cheers! Brian

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SM
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always great!

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Responded on September 5, 2019

Appreciate the kind words! Brian

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n
New England
11 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our second time here, great restaurant. Great service and food. The owner is a prince.

M
New York Area
27 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful and respectful service- I so appreciated having my stuff watched as I was injured and walking with a cane-its small acts of kindness and empathy that truly mean so much and would bring me back!!! (And of course the food was delicious!)

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Responded on August 30, 2019

Thanks so much!! Wish you a wonderful recovery!! Brian

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GH
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

we started to leave after sitting down because they were only serving “brunch” at 1pm last Saturday, and my daughter has celiac - on the way out the manager stopped me and asked if everything was OK - he then offered gluten free pasta and gluten free bread to my daughter - we stayed and the food and service was excellent - please thank the manager for me. Greg Hickey. 310.310.5011

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on August 28, 2019

Hi Greg, It is a pleasure. Sorry that we didn't pick up the issue initially. My wife has had celiac spru since 1986 so we are a little more dialed in than many place might be. Thanks for your patience throughout and it was great to meet you and your daughter on Saturday!! Brian

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RR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

The food quality was good, choices a little limited, service has been rather poor, the manager was kind enough to try to rectify the problems, but in this kind of restaurant shouldn’t happen.

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Hi Raimondo, Sorry for whatever occurred. Hopefully you feel that your needs were addressed. As to things not happening in a restaurant like this, unfortunately we are human and have many moving parts to our business. Frustrates all of us as we all want to be as perfect as possible. Hard to do in life and hard to do in business. But thanks for giving us a try! Brian

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d
Los Angeles
44 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

Lousy food. Third time is enough. Won’t be back

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Responded on August 28, 2019

Thanks for trying! Brian

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

Inexperienced wait staff.

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Responded on September 5, 2019

Thanks for taking the time! Brian

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LL
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful meal. Excellent service. Great energy for a weekday business lunch.

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Responded on August 29, 2019

Hi LouLou, We are very happy that you enjoyed your time with us. Thanks for coming! Brian

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EK
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

The service was excellent as were the tuna main course, brussels sprouts and Caesar salad. Also the flourless chocolate cake and the strawberry pot de creme were delicious!

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Responded on August 21, 2019

Thanks so much Evette! Always nice to read about it going well here. And it is especially wonderful when dishes are highlighted. Our menu is changing in the next month so come back and try some of the new dishes. See you again soon, Brian

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ST
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 5

Used to like this place, but very poor meal two nights ago. Food terrible. Pork Chop dry and hard to cut. Salads bland and unattractive. Flat bread that used to be good, also now bland and unappealing.

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Responded on August 21, 2019

Hi Scott, Not sure what happened with your meal. Hope first of all that you spoke to a manager rather than suffer in silence. In any event it is still a great place with fine food despite your experience. Reach out to me through the restaurant's phone number, 310-824-3322 and I will invite you back in. Good timing too since we are about to launch the new menu in a couple of weeks. Thanks, Brian

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

Very poor service, waiter was either new or very distracted and often left us for long periods of time.
Overall the restaurant is nice and elegant.

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Responded on August 21, 2019

Hi, Hope that you let our management know of your service issue when you were here. It helps keep us on track. Typical response by the way from guests on this forum and on Yelp as well is that they didn't say anything because they didn't want to feel uncomfortable complaining. Never an issue for us though. We can take it. Besides it doesn't stop folks from coming here to complain and that doesn't offer us the chance to solve an issue or make things right. Thanks for the time, Brian

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FM
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Although this restaurant is a little pricey, The food and service are very good. The staff is very helpful and friendly. One of my dinner companions thought her steak wasn't cooked properly, and it was replaced without a problem. The manager even came over to make sure everything was Ok, which it was.

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Responded on August 7, 2019

Thanks so much Fred!! Glad we were able to make up to your table. We appreciate your patience and allowing us to make things better. Brian

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B
Los Angeles
129 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Thank you for a wonderful dining experience. Food and service were both fantastic.

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Responded on August 5, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your time with us! Brian

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DF
Los Angeles
232 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Napa Valley Grille is a comfortable, well-run restaurant that provides excellent service and delicious food! Highly recommended!

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Responded on August 1, 2019

Appreciate your kind words Diana! It is a work in progress always and it's wonderful to hear when it works out for all of us. See you again soon, Brian

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IH
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience. The staff is professional and the food is constantly good. The atmosphere is comfortable.

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Responded on August 1, 2019

Thank you so much Ira!! See you soon, Brian

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Y
Seattle
10 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

We were incredibly surprised by how good the food was. Service was initially slow and server needed some training on the wine menu and how to talk about the food preparation. Outside of that it was a lovely meal and we will be back the next trip.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on July 31, 2019

Thanks so much for the feedback. Glad you enjoyed it! See you the next time, Brian

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MF
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brought a new friend to Napa Valley Grille and she loved it.

We both ordered the ahi salad and it was delicious.

Tara, our server, was attentive without being obtrusive. She certainly added an extra warm and fuzzy feeling to our lunch.

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Responded on July 31, 2019

Thanks Maxime! Tara is indeed a wonderful person. Glad you and your friend enjoyed it! See you soon, Brian

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MC
Atlanta
13 reviews
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great , attentive service and the food did not disappoint! My father ordered his favorite entree, the Berkshire pork chop- portion is generous so skip lunch!

OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Attentive staff, excellent food, catered to vegetarian requests.

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Responded on July 31, 2019

Glad you enjoyed it! Brian

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OT
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We were going to see a show at the Geffen and this location was convenient so I reserved using Open table. Nowhere did it say they ONLY serve the brunch menu on Sundays (we wanted the lunch menu). Service couldn’t be nicer and the food was ok. The chicken and waffles was wanting in the chicken department...very little meat/mostly crunch batter.

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Responded on July 24, 2019

Loved having you here! Sorry that you weren't expecting a brunch menu. Opentable does have links to our menus. And yes, we do brunch every Saturday and Sunday from 11-3. That being said there are 9 items on the menu that are lunch items that include sandwiches and salads and even the salads can have proteins like fish, meat or chicken. We also give our guests the option to turn the Steak and Eggs into a Steak Frites. Appreciate the opportunity to clarify our brunch. Brian

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MF
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Brian, the manager welcomed me and treated us like family.

Our ahi salads were superb!

The service was exceptional.

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Responded on July 24, 2019

Thanks so much Maxime!! See you Saturday, Brian

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T
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Has been a favorite pre-theater (Geffen) place for years. The food was great and the service, was friendly and attentive, including a small treat from the kitchen. Can't wait to go back and have the kale salad and scallops again!

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Responded on July 20, 2019

Thank you so much!! We are so happy that it worked in all areas for you and your guests. We have a very special relationship with the Geffen, sponsoring their opening nights here and supporting all of their programs and initiatives. Fantastic theater and a worthwhile partner in Westwood. We hope to see you with the new season that begins this fall. (and thank your for the private message too!!! will let Kat from Liverpool know of your nice comments!!!) Brian

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MA
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

They have the best kale salad in town. Get it with the salmon.

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Responded on July 20, 2019

Thanks so much for touting our Kale Salad Mary Ann. It is the only dish on the menu that never changes. See you again soon, Brian

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R
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Our meal was disappointing! The soup came missing key ingredients. The Kale Salad and an entry were just not good. This judgement is both against an absolute standard, but also based on comparisons with what we have previously experienced at this restaurant. We have had excellent dishes here before and this night they were just not up to par. The manager came to our table and was most gracious in adjusting our bill. I would hope this experience is the exception and does not become the norm. As I said, we have had excellent meals at this restaurant in the past.

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Responded on July 18, 2019

Thanks Richard. What we hope is that you are a patient customer who also realizes that like you we can make mistakes and that we are always striving to do our best. There are no absolutes in restaurant as in life. The best part of your review is that you said something when you were here and we responded when you were here. And hopefully you left somewhat satisfied with our ability to recover your experience. Let us know if you happen our way again. Brian

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Y
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 3ambience 4

this is a very comfortable environment and the service was quite good. But the food for all 3 of us was average at best. Nothing wrong with average but not better than average for sure.

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Responded on July 16, 2019

Appreciate the time you took to review us. Thanks, Brian

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AM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Many of us had heir smoked tomato soup which was very good. Those who had Branzino also fel it was very good. My sonmhad the catch of the day which was dry. The bread pudding was very good.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on July 16, 2019

Hi Alan, The smoked tomato soup will be on the new fall menu paired with a grilled cheese so stay tuned for that one. Appreciate the nice review! Thanks, Brian

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