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For 2
Thu, 2/22
11:00 PM
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VILLAGE California Bistro & Wine Bar

1184 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Brunch (23)
  • Casual (23)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (22)

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.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Californian, Organic, Wine Bar
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Hours of operation

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

Small Bites 3:00pm - 5:00pm
Drink Specials 3:00pm - 7:00pm

$3 Draught Beers; $5 Well Spirits

$7 Seasonal Fruit Infusions


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.
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Phone number
(408) 248-9091
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Chef: Abel Landeros/ Wine Director: Tommi Renshaw
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Private party contact
Joshua Adams: (408) 248-9091
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Cross street
Winchester & Stevens Creek
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Parking details
Plenty of parking street level and underground - Santana Row public parking (Hotel Valencia offers Valet for ALL Santana Row Patrons!).
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Special events & promotions

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


Choice of Soup, Salad or Small Plate

4 Entree Options to Choose From

Dessert of Your Choosing
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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
What 1184 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.1  based on recent ratings
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87% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipLucy7083 (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 4 days ago

Extremely disappointed. Ordered crab cakes Benedict and the cakes were cold! Hollandaise sauce was awful. Service was inattentive and the bar tending either understaffed or inexperienced. It took forever for my drink to arrive Management needs to review their staffing and customer service in addition to what is happening in the kitchen

viplilana (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

Loved the brunch and the customizable bloody mary option. Food was excellent. Service...meh. A little slow....I think they may not properly staff for Sunday brunch. We had to ask twice for my husband's beer; one item we ordered never made it to the table, but did make it onto the bill. They took it off, but still....
Anyway, it's a place I've been many times and will go back many more.

OpenTable Diner 
5.0  Dined 4 days ago

It was great, we had the table right by the front and since it was too cold outside it was perfect. There was plenty of natural lighting and the table fit six people. Food was great and drinks were great! A good Sunday for us girls to catch up. We got seated pretty quickly and everyone was so patient.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 days ago

Sat us immediately, very prompt service. Food was excellent, wine selection was top notch.

viploveCalistoga (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 5 days ago

Such potential, so many disappointments! Server quite friendly, but rarely seen. Coffee long past its prime, food delivered almost cold-but hard to rectify as server didn't come back for 15 minutes. Had it been hot it would have been very good.

OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018


WestSanJose (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

We were there for late dinner on February 14 - so appreciated the heavy drapes and outdoor heaters. It was very comfortable - and quieter than the inside! The food was excellent and service very good.

DrBob (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Greeted and quickly seated. Nice wine selection and food choices looked great. Our selections were delicious.
Highly recommended especially for a special dinner occasion.

vipPattyoboe (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 12, 2018

This was our first visit to the restaurant. The food was fine — nothing stellar, but tasty and what I expected. The issue was with the service. We were enjoying a cocktail and appetizer when our wine came out and, quickly after, our dinner. Surely they know to wait until we have finished with the drink and appetizer first? I felt rushed throughout because of that. I'm not sure if we'll return. I might be willing to give them a second chance, but I really think the service should be better.

vipJudithlh (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

It was hard to qualify this rating with stars. The food was good and the prices were very good for the quality of food. Our server was pleasant and attentive but not intrusive. In general, a nice place to have lunch with a friend.

But my whole experience was colored by the host who was not at all welcoming. When I reserved, I requested an outside table. Friday was sunny and hot in the Bay Area. So when we arrived I asked for a table in the shade, preferably along the side of the restaurant which is in a covered passageway. It appeared there were tables available there and also four-tops in the front that had sun umbrellas.

The host was quite insistent that the only available table was a small cafe table with a metal mesh top tucked into a corner in front of the restaurant. I pointed out that the small amount of shade for that table would probably disappear as the sun moved but he said he would bring the awning down if it got sunny. Which it did, and he did. But in a very short time the sun moved so that the awning was insufficient and as a result we spent our lunch mostly in the warm sun. Surely the host knew that would be the case.

I have no idea why the host was so resistant to giving us a table in the shady area, or a four-top in the front. If he had taken the time to explain (a large party coming in, an unexpected volume of reservations) I might have been less annoyed. But he was adamant to the point of rudeness. Maybe I should have worn fancier shoes. Maybe it's the way he treats a pair of women. Who knows.

Anyway if it had not been lunch hour in Santana Row and if I hadn't already dragged an old friend out of her way to meet me at my convenience I would have gone somewhere else. But I was in a social bind, it was lunchtime in the Row and my friend had been generous with her time. So we had lunch at the Village California Bistro. And like I said the food was good and the server was competent. But I don't think I'm planning to return.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 7, 2018

I actually really like this place. Food is great and service is pretty good. We had to ask a few times for things we ordered that were forgotten, but that’s alright.

What I don’t like is that the employer is too cheap to pay for their employees benefits so they tack on a minimum wage tax to your check. This place is located in Santana Row, they have to be making pretty decent money. Honestly if I would have known I probably would have gone elsewhere. Take care of your employees!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

Service was very slow

IMIM (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 30, 2018

At time of booking via open table, allergies were listed as well as notification that dinner was for a birthday even. Restaurant failed to show knowledge of allergies or birthday.
Food is reasonable, far from great. Service is well below average and this has a feeling of “a chain restaurant”. I would not recommend.
Restaurant showed great unwillingness to “adjust” food recipes to accommodate any food allergies. Waiter was initially even unwilling to indicate which foods would be ok (he pointed to one single option: sole, stated that was the only option). We then had to ask for a candle for the birthday, again the waiter obliged but not without a “disapproving” look.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 28, 2018

The only hit that kept this from being an outstanding experience was the expectation that the oysters were supposed to come out before our entrees AND that we had to ask for the status of that order

Sbeezy (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Poor service, had to ask for water several times, one brunch item was barely warm - asked for a condiment a couple times and it never came. Our waitress went in break and didn’t tell us or transition the New waiter. Manager Courtney apologized, took off the one meal and a little discount, that was nice but I told her, we have been there several times because we like the food and cocktails but always, service there is subpar. We keep thinking it will get better. Not sure we’ll visit again as there is a lot of competition and newer places to go to. Thank you for the opportunity and I really hope they can provide better service.

Karmief4242 (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

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

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  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.

5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

Excellent guest services!!! The chef shut down the kitchen to triple wash the grill to assure that my gluten free meal had absolutely no cross contamination!!! And the food was fantastic!!! Gluten free pancakes we're heaven! I will visit again and again!

OpenTable Diner (Orange County)
3.0  Dined on January 13, 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

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 7, 2018

Good food if somewhat limited menu what you get is very good