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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BB
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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 4 days ago

Thanks so much! Brian

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LJ
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good food and service.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much! Brian

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RA
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 4ambience 2

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 4 days ago

Thanks so much! Brian

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DK
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

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.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded 4 days ago

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
2 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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.

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Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much! Brian

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E
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

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

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded 4 days ago

Thanks so much! Brian

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

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

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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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

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

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Responded on October 10, 2019

Thanks for coming! Brian

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g
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

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
31 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

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
19 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
30 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

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!

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
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
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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
109 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful service and delicious food.

VN
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

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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AL
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food and lovely design. Waiter was polite, and helpful.

OT
Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Although the restaurant was not busy it took quite a while for our food to come out. We also had an issue with one of our table mates getting their bacon cooked to be crispy versus burnt. By the time her meal came out correctly most of the table was done eating. Our sever was friendly but didn’t seem empowered or know how to address our issues.

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Cleveland
3 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Daughter got in to UCLA and we came from Cleveland for her move in

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 25, 2019

She is in good hands. Glad you could all get in! Thanks for taking the time! Brian

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J
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Highly recommended and plan to return again and again. Very friendly and courteous staff helped make for a special evening.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 25, 2019

Hi Javier, Such great compliments!! Thanks for taking the time! Brian

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S
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, great service at a table that allowed privacy. That’s about all I could ask for...Thank You!

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Responded on September 20, 2019

So glad we accomplished the mission. Thanks Steve!! Brian

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MM
Palm Springs
155 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love dining at Napa Valley Grille every time I visit Westwood, coming from the desert. The service is always special.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 25, 2019

That is very kind of you! Thanks for taking the time! Brian

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TL
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was terrific!
Food, service, and ambience

So great we are going back before heading home again!!

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Responded on September 20, 2019

Thanks Tammi!! Let us know when you are here! Brian

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EC
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Outstanding service and food!

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 20, 2019

Thanks so much Ellen!! See you again soon, Brian

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j
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fantastic meal and lovely venue. Service was wonderful.

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Responded on September 17, 2019

Thanks so much for your lovely comments! Brian

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T
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

I enjoy the patio during these nights.
I do not like NO validated parking
I like the music is not too loud in the patio and noise is also less

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 17, 2019

Thanks for enjoying the patio. Valet is $6 which is a lot lower than anywhere else in the city. Street parking is also available. Brian

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B
Los Angeles
130 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

James was an attentive, cheerful, great waiter! We really appreciated how he took care of us On Saturday night when It can get busy.
Seasonal watermelon gazpacho soup, meatballs, prawns, duck were delicious. The chicken was just so-so. We will return when we go to the Geffen theater theater

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 17, 2019

Glad you enjoyed your time with us!! Brian

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J
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I always have a good time and a great meal there. They are very accommodating nd the service is always good, too.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 19, 2019

Thanks so much Jane!! Brian

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OT
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great waiter!! Suggested a fantastic wine, gracious and attentive throughout the evening. Great table and booth , food came out quickly great presentation tasty and hot sea bass , steak. Chicken
. Post geffen theater special order of two entree’s free dessert. It was a great show a great dinner and a perfect day

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 17, 2019

We so appreciate your comments and for getting the work out about our promotion with The Geffen. Two great plays there now: Skintight and Witch!! See you again soon, Brian

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MF
Los Angeles
32 reviews
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I went to Napa Valley Grille with a friend and her husband.

Her husband spoke very loudly and used much profanity. While he was explaining what he was saying he gestured with his hands to such an extent that he knocked over my glass of wine. My seat and the whole right hand side of the table was wet from the wine.

In seconds, Brian, the manager came to our rescue and wiped my seat and table totally dry.

Now that's what I call good service.

I had their delicious kale salad and my friend and her husband had the ahi tuna salad. Both were delicious and I ate everything on my plate.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 17, 2019

No harm - no foul Maxime. You should see what I have knocked over....See you soon, Brian

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LB
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
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.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 17, 2019

Sounds like we were on point with you. For that we are thankful. And also we appreciate your support of the Geffen. We have a wonderful relationship with them!! Go See Theater!!!!!!!!!! Brian

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l
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 13, 2019

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

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MH
1 review
Dined on September 10, 2019
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.

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 13, 2019

Thank you very much Margie! Brian

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R
Los Angeles
61 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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

Napa Valley Grille - Westwood
Responded on September 12, 2019

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

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j
Los Angeles
36 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 on September 12, 2019

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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