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About VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar

Village California Bistro and Wine Bar is a neighborhood indoor/outdoor restaurant that serves California-inspired cuisine and wine. The restaurant prides itself on using only the finest and freshest organic ingredients, sourced from local farms. It offers a seasonal menu that revolves around salads, pasta, seafood, poultry, lamb and beef dishes. The Village California Bistro and Wine Bar also boasts an award-winning wine list that includes hundreds of vintages sourced from wineries around the word.



The Village California Bistro and Wine Bar features an outdoor side patio that provides the ideal place for hosting a small party. It also offers catering services that can be adapted to everything from small cocktail parties to large parties. This restaurant is open for lunch, Monday to Friday and for dinner all through the week.


378 Santana Row #1035
San Jose, CA 95128
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Organic, Wine Bar

Hours of Operation:
BREAKFAST SERVED EVERYDAY UNTIL 3PM!

Starting at 10am Mon-Fri & 8:30am Sat/Sun



LUNCH DAILY: 11:00am - 3:00pm



DINNER DAILY: Starting from 5:00pm

Closing: Mon-Thur 9:00pm, Fri/Sat 10:00pm, Sun 8:30pm

We Offer a $35 THREE COURSE DINNER All Night, EVERY Night!



AFTERNOON(Late Lunch)DAILY: 3:00pm - 5:00pm



PREMIUM HAPPY HOUR MON - FRI
Small Bites 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Drink Specials 3:00pm - 7:00pm



$3 Draught Beers; $5 Well Spirits

$7 Seasonal Fruit Infusions

$6 SMALL PLATES & WINES BY THE GLASS



Please go to our website to see our current menu selections but note they are subject to change according to the season and product availability.

Cross Street:
Winchester & Stevens Creek

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 248-9091

Website:
http://www.thevillagebistro.net/

Parking Details:
Plenty of parking street level and underground - Santana Row public parking (Hotel Valencia offers Valet for ALL Santana Row Patrons!).

Executive Chef:
Chef: Abel Landeros/ Wine Director: Tommi Renshaw

Private Party Contact:
Joshua Adams: (408) 248-9091

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
WEEKDAY LUNCH 'PLATE' PRIX FIXE ($22) . . .

Soup, Salad, Entree & Dessert Served at Once on One Plate for a Speedier Lunch!



DAILY THREE COURSE PRIX FIXE DINNERS ($29 & $39) . . .

Choice of Soup, Salad or Small Plate

4 Entree Options to Choose From

Dessert of Your Choosing

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VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.0

ambience

4.1

value

3.9

Noise

Moderate

87% would recommend it to a friend

Great for Outdoor Dining (23)
Great for Brunch (20)
Casual (19)
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Good for a Date (18)
Sunday Lunch (16)
Great for Lunch (15)
Good for Birthdays (12)
Fit for Foodies (10)
Notable Wine List (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Cozy (9)
People Watching (8)
Good for Anniversaries (7)
Bar Seating (7)
Business Meals (7)
Neighborhood Gem (7)
Pre/post Theatre (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Local Ingredients (6)
Quick Bite (6)
Afternoon Coffee (5)
Fun (5)
Healthy (5)
Romantic (5)
Seasonal (5)
Worth the Drive (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Authentic (4)
Handcrafted Cocktails (4)
Happy Hour (4)
Hot Spot (4)
Good for Groups (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Scenic View (3)
Good Vegetarian Options (3)
Disabled Access (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Kid-friendly (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

Becky was very helpful for making suggestions to help we vegetarians for the menu as the menus needs more options. She was great!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Sunday Lunch, Afternoon Coffee, Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

We have been going here frequently, but the last 3 times our experience was really bad. The waiter seems new and untrained. She was feeling overwhelmed with pretty much anything we asked. Such as a coffee refill, butter for the bread. The quality of food is also going down. I am personally disappointed because I used to love this place. After 3 consecutive bad experiences, I don’t think we will be going back too soon.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on January 14, 2018

The best thing about this place is that was the only one on Santana row without a long wait. The hostess was very welcoming and pleasant. The waitstaff was rushed and not attentive. The food was mediocre not served as ordered & A bit overpriced for what it was. I ordered flatbread and added chicken for $11 (total $27) and it was about four pieces of over cooked chicken. If you’re looking for a quick easy place to get in and out of I would recommend it but overall it was just mediocre at best

Tags: Quick Bite
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Not the first time I have been here, and have enjoyed all of the times I have been. Give it a try it is good.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

We went for NYE dinner. We’ve celebrated the new year there before. The place was not very busy as in past years. My husband had lamb and it was not very good. Our first course was not up to their standard meal. I had the filet, mashed potatoe and broccoli rab was great ! The desserts were excellent!

Tags: Bar Seating, Cozy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Great appetizers and good place to sit outside and people watch. Enjoyed Kayla our server who was attentive and ensured we were taken care of with all of our questions and requests. I also appreciated Kayla attention to our teenage sons requests and questions.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Casual, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on December 27, 2017

The food was a hit and miss w/our party of 5. The bacon omelette was nicely done w/decent size pieces of bacon despite the waiter explained it poorly. Eggs Benedict was good as well but could've used more hollandaise sauce. The spuds that came with it needed to be crisped up and leave out the filler of green bell peppers (way too much!). The fish used for the fish and chips was very poor quality fish and the batter was way too heavy. Very poorly done! Would never order that dish again according to two at the table that ordered it. The burger was very good second time around as first time it was well done despite request was for medium rare! Three of five said they would not go back.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Quick Bite, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 27, 2017

This was my third time here. My first time was a great experience from start to finish. The second time, the service was sorely lacking -- had to ask to order drinks after being seated for more than 20 minutes and then asked for the drinks to be served another 15 minutes later. That was a bummer because I was treating a friend from out of state for her birthday. I went back this time for a holiday brunch with friends, hoping for the best. The food and Bloody Mary's were excellent. Service was not awesome, but it was not horrible either. I will go back another time.

By the way, the Build Your Own Bloody Mary menu (available weekends only) is phenomenal.

Tags: Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Great for Brunch, Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 26, 2017

Have been here multiple times & had excellent service. Came 2 hrs before catching a movie. Restaurant wasn't busy; however, our waitress, was SLOW. Our food finally came 1/2 hr before we had to leave!! Found out they were short-staffed; however, waitress should have communicated that to us. We told her of our movie plans. Will come again but hopefully, not the same waitress!!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Our waiter, Nakita (sp?) was welcoming, friendly and attentive.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Sunday Lunch, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The only issue we had was the staff seemed to be grumpy at each other. Our waiter was fine, but did not split our shared item as they usually do. The breakfast was fine but a bossy boss is not fun to watch.

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

The restaurant comped our dessert. They apologized for the slow service. We hadn't really noticed, but they apologized without us having commented at all. We were very surprised and very appreciative of their acknowledgement that their service was not up to their own standards.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Seasonal, Casual, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2017

Jose was wonderful!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

Food is spot on. Very good. Price is about right. Will come back again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 17, 2017

So disappointed with our latest visit here... this was one of my favorite restaurants in Santana Row because they are dog friendly, the menu was great and the service has always been outstanding (until this past visit).

The menu changed for the Fall Season which is fine, but, the choices were frankly uninspiring. We used to love the mini-wellingtons appetizer, but that's gone. We had to go with deep fried duck rolls as an appetizer, and they weren't very tasty. The main course selection was equally bland... we had Duck and Filet Mignon in the absence of anything interesting.

But, that wasn't the worst part of the evening. The service was terrible! We usually get great service here even when they are busy, but our server was super slow and almost non-existent on Saturday night! When she did stop by (in all of 3 visits throughout the entire evening) she could barely smile. Oh, until she brought the bill over... then she smiled WIDE so we knew she had it in her.

Even the guys who clear the tables and fill water had an attitude. I asked one of them if we could have water, he looked right at me, and then walked away.... I was pretty astounded because I said "please could we get some water?" in a non-demanding way... he was super rude.

Anyway, we're taking this off the restaurant rotation for now. There are too many good restaurants in Santana Row, we're not going to waste our time until they up-level the service and we'll check the menu before we go if we ever go back.

Over. It.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Distinctly average.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on December 11, 2017

Great Service allowed us to relax and enjoy time together over leisurely meal.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 10, 2017

We had a very nice dinner here. My wife's filet was cooked perfectly and my duck with mole sauce was very tasty and perfect amount of sauce - not overwhelming. Our server was outstanding and we also had a cocktail at the bar and our bartender was a great guy and excellent conversation!

Tags: Bar Seating, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on December 9, 2017

This place is very cozy and food is great. Prices are reasonable, service very good.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Local Ingredients, Cozy, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

my friend ordered the beet salad with chicken, It cam with no chicken. Sent it back and the waiter brought her coleslaw while they redid the salad.
Waiter was very nice but not very attentive. The salad finally came and she was charged $8.00 for the chicken, a little pricey.

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 5, 2017

Wow. I ordered the Eggs Benedict Florentine and found they used a puff pastry instead of an English muffin and it was outstanding. Very light. The hollandaise was just the right amount of butter and lemon - divine. Also, our waiter was particularly engaging and genuinely friendly.

Tags: Sunday Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2017

Great service, food, everything. They even took care of us as we lingered after dining, allowing old friends to catch up.

Tags: People Watching, Sunday Lunch, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Business Meals, Casual, Good for Groups, Fun, Comfort Food, Creative Cuisine, Afternoon Coffee, Local Ingredients, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Quick Bite, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find, Cozy, Good for a Date, Authentic, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 26, 2017

It was great

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 26, 2017

Delicious dinner and wonderful service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

The food was great. The service was terrible. It was as if we were an inconvenience to our server and serving staff.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Never had a bad meal here, all creative and delicious. Hostess/ manager is also a sommelier, intelligent, nice and helpful.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 25, 2017

Food was outstanding and our waiter was awesome (chewy). We will definitely be back

Tags: Good for a Date
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We came here for my birthday and sat outside. The ambiance was perfect with the trees lit up with twinkle lights. I was excited that they had wine flights and I had the most delicious roasted beet salad! The rest of the food was good too and we had a great experience.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Outdoor Dining
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·Dined on November 19, 2017

We were there a week earlier as well for my husband's birthday and food was heavenly amd our waiter Jose (which we got him twice) was very awesome and very nice. BIG Kuddos to the Chefs and Jose
Thank you
MaryB

Tags: Late-night Find, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Casual, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Great place for gathering ;)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

They are not introducing the oyster to us when they deliver the dish to us. Just put it down and leave. Also, we have 3 people but only 2 forks for oyster. To be fair, the server did come back awhile later and check if everything is ok, but we already finished the oyster (one of my friends decided not to wait and used a regular fork) so we did not tell him.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Server was less than interested in serving us.

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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Nolis is a manager and also stepped in to serve us. AMAZING!! Knowledgeable. Friendly. Attentive. Food was great- perfectly cooked salmon. Perfectly prepared gnocchi. Wine list was excellent.

Tags: Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Great for Outdoor Dining, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Great place for lunch and on the weekends, brunch. Menu is always interesting with many great options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

I never sat inside before and realized the outdoors is what makes this restaurant worth going to. The service was ok and I say that because I do not like getting my food before my drinks, we ordered wine and it did not arrive until several minutes after our food with both our dinner and our dessert.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 2017

A special anniversary and the hostess made sure we got the perfect table. Thank you!!!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Our server Friday evening Jesus is one of the BEST severs we have ever had the pleasure of dining with ....he is a real gem.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Great for Brunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I keep giving this place a try because it’s a good location and has an early brunch start time. It’s never memorable. We asked what kind of pancakes and the waitperson said they were just regular pancakes. The arrived and they were pumpkin. And not good pumpkin. Biscuits are blobs of dough. Eggs scrambles were dry.

Wine list is fine. Bloody Mary’s are good.

But it’s def not worth the money.

I will go back for a glass of wine but won’t ever eat here again.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

The service was awful. The bartender and the host were covering for our server who kept disappearing.
Service - Zero stars
Food - 4 stars

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food a little salty

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