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.
I liked this place, good brunch spot, had a good smoked salmon egg benedict!!
We met friends for brunch and were very impressed with this restaurant. The food was excellent and the service couldn't have been better. We stayed far too long -- hadn't seen our friends for over a year -- and were very comfortable the entire time. The service people were always there when we needed something, but didn't bother us constantly. Each order (4 people, 3 different orders) was generous and tasty. We sat on the side patio, but the front patio and inside looked just as comfortable.
my only compliant was that we were told we couldn't sit outside. There were tables outside (set for 2 people), and I did have a reservation. so was my big disappointment because it was a beautiful afternoon.
After a grueling drive, my boyfriend arrived in San Jose exhausted and hungry. I chose to make reservations at Village California Bistro after seeing the menu had a diverse selection that included meats, seafoods, pasta, burgers which was sure to satisfy anyone. While the menu had a good variety, it was not extensive; however since each person won't likely be ordering more than one entree at a time, it was perfect. The restaurant was a wonderful choice for dinner since it had indoor and outdoor seating, perfect for a warm summer night. We sat on the side patio where there were light strands that romanticized the atmosphere. The food came in a timely manner and were delicious. Given the cost of natural ingredients the trip was a bit pricier
The food was excellent, the service was excellent, very friendly and helpful staff with all I came in contact with.
Village California Bistro & Wine Bar has been my go-to spot since it opened. The staff is friendly and welcoming, the food is always amazing, and the atmosphere is comfortable and inviting. The menu features seasonal dishes along with classic favorites. It's the only choice for lunch and dinner when dining with my closest friends and business clients alike.
Food was excellent but they didn't have a record of my reservation, which was disappointing, especially when a hostess called me the day before and asked me to confirm I was coming, which I called back and did. After I explained I got a phone call from the hostess the day before and had an email confirmation I could show them on my phone, they seated me, but it still left a bad taste in my mouth that they had no record of my reservation. Food was very good -- we both had the tuna melts and they were excellent. Service was ok. The waiter forgot to get a glass of water that my mom asked for, and then we had to wait for a long period of time to get the bill and then for the waiter to take the payment. Service and management need to improve.
The Village is a great place for outdoor dining/people watching. Located in the middle of Santana Row, there is a lot of activity with a wide variety of people. The food is quite good and service is up to par. The only negative, nothing to do with the Village, is the some of the dogs walking by are barking and there are patrons that insists on talking, loudly, on their celss phones. One guy actually used his speaker phone.....quite annoying.
Our early lunch was delicious. I had the hamburger (tender and juicy) and my husband had the fish and chips (light, crunchy coating). We sat outside on a beautiful day. The only down side was the lady sitting next to us with the little dog that barked a lot. She thought it was cute. We didn't. Some people are clueless. Please keep your pets at home if you can't control them!! Our waiter, Sid, was fantastic! Very personable and attentive. We enjoyed chatting with him about the area. We'll definitely return.
We once again found ourselves unable to decide on any other restaurant and made the reservation at Village. Their new seasonal menu had just been released and it was wonderful. We started with the Corn Fritters and both had the tomato salad (the salad was almost too big). Both were excellent quality and absolutely delicious.
My wife had the forbidden rice curry with prawns and I had the New York steak. Other than the potato wedges being too dense, the food was perfect. Paired with a great wine and we had a wonderful evening.
Thanks again for a memorable evening at Santana Row. We will be back!!!!
We enjoyed a most lovely evening at Village, our first time. Our server was friendly, attentive and made wonderful suggestions on our selections. He was warm and engaging with our 3-year old daughter. It was a lovely restaurant, reasonable price point. Every dish from soup, kobe burger, local petrale sole and 4-layer carrot cake was delicately prepared and flavors exceptionally well balanced. Would absolutely come again.
The food was delicious. The menu had a great variety of types of food. We had very good service.
Every time we're here, the cuisine is uniquely delicious. Although there is not a huge selection of vegetarian entrees, which is what we eat, the two or three offered are superb. The wait staff is professional, and the wine list offers unusual California labels: We tried a Carneros chardonnay we'd never heard of, Poseidon, and though it was a bit expensive it was a wonderful find. We always enjoy dinner here!
This place has become one of my favorite brunch places. My only complaint is that the menu is somewhat limited. My favorite eggs benedict is especially good with real house made hollandaise sauce.
As regulars, we have always enjoyed the food and the experience at Village California Bistro. The Duck and Pork Two Ways are winners.