V's Restaurant

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92 Reviews
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$31 to $50
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Californian

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V�s Restaurant + Bar delivers a fusion of new American, Mediterranean and Italian cuisine in a hip and rustic atmosphere right along the Pacific Coast Highway. Offering breakfast, lunch and dinner menus, V�s motto of living life to its fullest is reflected in its approach to food. Guests who visit V's Restaurant + Bar can enjoy a hand-crafted cocktail or a glass of wine as cooks prepare creative dishes like ahi tuna tartare, saut�ed Fennel P.E.I. mussels or Tuscan kale and red quinoa salad. Entrees like grilled prime skirt steak chimichurri, pan-roasted Jidori chicken or wild mushroom truffle tagliatelle are also popular.

V�s Restaurant + Bar offers an intimate and upscale dining experience for group outings and dates. Kids menus and an extensive wine menu are also available. Guests can make reservations online.

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean, Italian
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Hours of operation
lunch

monday - saturday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


brunch

sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


dinner

sunday - thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
friday + saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(310) 456-3828
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Christopher Bocchino
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Private party contact
Vassil / Yassen: (310) 456-3828
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Catering
www.vsmalibu.com
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Cross Creek Road
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Parking details
Valet for dinner only!
Self parking for lunch!
-we have 2 parking lots where we offer valet, plus there is free street parking on Pacific Coast Hwy-
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.3based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.5
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4.2
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SR
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

We visited for quiet birthday dinner recently and were pleasantly surprised with V's. We were expecting a typical restaurant with typical meals and service, but the staff knows what they are doing. We were greeted immediately and the gentleman (probably the owner) had saved a very cozy table by the front window. The waiter was very attentive and informative. Our appetizers and meal arrived in a timely manner and were very flavorful and the amount was certainly enough to feel full and satisfied. We were quite surprised when the waiter informed us that our dessert had been complimentary, due to the special occasion we were celebrating. This was very thoughtful of them!

The only thing that we didn't enjoy was the loud group of people sitting right behind us. They were a little disruptive and would burst into loud conversation and cackling laughter throughout the evening, which took away from the restaurant's ambiance and tranquil feel. It made it hard for us to hear one another sitting just across from one another. However I don't fault the restaurant for their behavior it's just one of those things you might expect when some people have a little too much wine.

We will definitely be back to V's (and not just for a special occasion). The staff and delicious dinner certainly won us over. Thanks!

K
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 10, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

V's is stylish and fun , the food is excellent and not overly priced. The service is great. It is consistent and reliable. We always get good food, nice wine, and great service for a reasonable cost.

HR
Los Angeles
449 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The old Allegria has been remodeled and the food and service were good. Some elements could use a slight improvement such as the bread and chopped salad. The Margherita Pizza was very tasty and the fried mushrooms were delicious. If you don't have a pizza or pasta, you are in for an expensive evening, but the ambiance, service and food were certainly worthy of a return visit.

H
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2015
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 3

One of the people in our party didn't like their food. What was read on the menu didn't match what was brought out. The plate was barely touched, we let our waitress know and nothing was done. We won't be returning.

E
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Not only is the food amazing and the drinks unique, but the main thing that sets V's apart is their service. From the owners to the wait staff to the chef, everyone is friendly, approachable and energetic. V's has become our weekend hangout and we have taken everyone we know. We love V's and look forward to visiting and chatting away while we enjoy the succulent dishes.

OT
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V's has easily become our favorite restaurant in Malibu. The owners Vassil and Yoshi are so welcoming, every time we arrive we are warmly greeted and feel like we are guests at their home. The food and drink are always great, there are often new items and specials that never disappoint. The decor is modern, and the overall environment is an extension of the casual, friendly vibe. If you haven't tried, i highly recommend.

E
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2015
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

For our Valentines Day dinner we both ordered a great appetizer with the foe-gras and peaches. Delicious! But both of our entrees were dissapointments. The short ribs, though tender and moist, had no layers of flavor. The chicken with truffled leeks also lacked any imagination in flavor.
For dessert, my wife had a lovely chocolate tort but my berry crumble needed more crumble. It was a sweet fruit soup.
Pleasant service. Great looking wine list. But overall a disappointment. I wont be going back.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 6, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were so happy to find V's in Malibu. I would recommend this wonderful restaurant to anyone. We knew we were some place special when were greeted at the door by the owner. From that first warm and friendly greeting all the way to the end of the night we were taken very good care. The food and wine were excellent! The atmosphere is simple and sophisticated, and the dining room is quiet enough that you can actually have a conversation with your party. We are definitely going back again and again; all in our party agreed!

N
Los Angeles
103 reviews
Dined on January 15, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

We were welcomed and made to feel comfortable when we were late due to horrible traffic. Plan to return!

A
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very friendly, sophisticated atmosphere with tasteful food and great service.

SS
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

Took the GF for New Year's Eve dinner. Comfortable, cozy atmoshpehere and outstanding service by an attentive staff. Was made to feel very welcome (which is somewhat lacking in most LA restaurants).

Food is just so-so. The filet was well prepared, but the Bordelaise reduction was very slight and had a bitterness to it kept the steak from being worthy of the price. Ceasar salad was excellent however. Here's a first - they ran of table bread during the evening. Didn't get any until about 30 minutes in. When we did, it was freshly baked but was also tasteless.

Prices are exhorbitant ($220 including tax/tip for 2 people and no alcohol - although does include a corkage fee). When playing in that league, there are better alternatives for foodies. If the prices were knocked down a notch or two, then it would be a good match for a decent restaurant.

It's clear the owners are trying very hard to provide an outstanding, high end dining experience, it's just that the food is a little mediocre. Try it once to see if it's to your liking.

OT
Los Angeles
55 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Greeted on arrival and quickly seated. Not too busy on a Saturday night. Must have hit it good because they were full the week before.

Reasonably quiet atmosphere with modern/casual decor. Excellent service.
Really good food (chopped salad, carbonara, short ribs)

Will certainly return.

L
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2014
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 4

Just returning from 3 months in Italy we were looking forward to trying v's (which is where the old allegria used to be). They haven't changed the interior much but they improved the small bar area. It's always been pretty inside! The flatbread appetizer was good and the grilled chicken was excellant. The pastas were average at best and were ridiculously expensive for what they were! The bollegnese was $28 for pappardelle pasta that was beyond al dante (almost hard!) and the flavor on the sauce was totally off. For $28 for a small bowl of pasta it better be amazing and have some lobster or truffles in it!!! Which this of course did not. No pasta with meat sauce should be that expensive (not even in Malibu!). The chocolate peanut butter dessert was good. The creme brûlée was average. All in all it was a good (not great) local spot that was a bit pricier than it should be. That said, I would probably go back and avoid the pastas next time!

D
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

Though we live in Malibu and V's has been open for a while, we hadn't tried it. Someone highly recommended going so Sunday pre-movie we popped in for an early dinner..(hence we have no knowledge of the bar scene and if it's a hot spot). I used open table, was greeted at the door, enjoyed fabulous food and would certainly go back to try other things on the menu that looked wonderful.

OT
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on October 11, 2014
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Was recommended as a great place to eat in Malibu but we found the decor, food and service just kind of plain and just ok. For the price, couldn't recommend it.

S
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2014
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

Unfortunately this local neighborhood gem and family restaurant was not up to par last night and the delicious food that once was, is no longer. Several of our favorite dishes are not being prepared in the same style and I find it hard to believe that the Chef that once prepared the stand our dishes and those fantastic scallops is still in the kitchen. When I ask if they changed their Chef in the kitchen, I am told no, however the food speaks a different story. Perhaps the reality of running a profitable restaurant have cut into the Chef's ability to prepare the same level of cuisine he was able to present when the restaurant first opened. This restaurant is way overpriced and the food is disappointing.

j
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2014
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

I have no idea where the other people who posted reviews for this restaurant had dinner, but I find it hard to believe that it was V's. The food was medicore - at best. My pasta dish was fine, but the salmon was dry. They ran out of chicken. Who runs out of chicken? They suggested adding chicken to one of the pastas. (Where that chicken came from is anyone's guess.) It made a bad pasta dish worse. The only thing worth complimenting was the server. Nice guy but his good attitude doesn't outweigh the bad food.

HM
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had lunch here and found the place to be just what we wanted and expected. The staff were very helpful, the service excellent, the food good and the prices reasonable. I'd definitely recommend V's and would visit again.

S
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

great food but expensive great food but expensive great food but expensive great food but expensive

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We went to eat a healthy and solid lunch the day before a triathlon race. The food was perfect and the service could not have been better. We had an amazing server, Darlene. Would go back again on our next trip. Thank you!

E
Cincinnati
14 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

V's was recommended by locals and they did not lie. One of the best meals I have had. Clean, organic, beautifully prepared and presented. Great wait staff. I had the pan-roasted chicken served with grilled Brussels sprouts and mashed potatoes with a hint if lemon (amazing). Husband ordered grilled wild salmon served with rice on puréed green peas. We finished our meal with chilled butterscotch pudding and cookies. If you are in Malibu and you don't have dinner here you will miss a rare opportunity for a gray meal in a lively modern setting. We are on vacation and going again before we leave.

M
Portland
69 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Cannot stop bragging about this place. Every dinner a wonderful experience, consistently good food, and great service. Favorites are the duck and scallops. Salmon was a delicious bonus, as it gave me faith again in ordering that fish. It was cooked perfectly, seasoned well- I was seriously shocked how good it was. Thank you again V's!! We'll be back very soon.

s
Los Angeles
329 reviews
Dined on August 31, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was very good and staff and owner were very friendly. As this was our first visit to this restaurant, we felt very welcome here. Our only negative note was that the restaurant was extrememly noisy at the time we were there. As the time got a bit later and the crowd diminished, it was more comfortable. Also, the lack of parking and a $5 service charge was problematic. We plan to return again to this restaurant soon.

JD
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Good food and service. First time at the place and I was impressed. Though we only had meatball hor d'oeuvres and margharita pizza, both were excellent. The staff was extremely patient with us, because we were more into talking than eating. And now I'm smitten to boot. All good. But me being smitten has nothing to do with this review.....definitely a great place.

L
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Every time we go, be it for brunch or dinner, we never walk away unsatisfied. Their sausage pizza and roasted chicken, and deliciously seasoned French fries are our favorites at dinner. Really everything there is great. Brunch pancakes are the absolute best!

G
New Orleans
7 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Well, there are a lot of good places to eat in Malibu, but V's is certainly at the top. Very nice ambience, experienced wait staff, not kids, fantastic food, nice wines....
Only negative which is actually a positive is that it is not on the beach. Dining is inside, so you don't get blown away or too hot or cold while eating a nice meal.

S
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So my wife and I decided to try V's that we drive by all the time. The only negative about this is, we didn't do it sooner...much sooner! Amazing place and the food is outstanding! The New Zealand Sea Bass and the Portobello Mushroom fries are out of this world! Great wine list and cocktails as well. It is now one of our favorite places!

R
Central Coast
4 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Drove down from Santa Barbara to meet family from Santa Monica and ate at "V's" for the first time. We are so happy we found this restaurant on the internet. The owner and staff are very personable. The decor is very pleasing and tasteful. The food could not be better. Great dish selection and presentation. The service was perfect. My only disappointment is that we live so far away from this excellent gem.

SH
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The quality of the food was excellent and the service was likewise excellent

G
Los Angeles
21 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

WOW - food was great and presentation was done well too

SM
Los Angeles
57 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Terrific dining - creative food - crisp service and a lot of food without outrageous prices. A Malibu Must.

LS
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

my husband and I enjoyed the last evening of the DINE LA week... he had the chopped salad which was delicious; the Salmon, and we both shared gelato.
I had the Tagliatelle with heirloom tomatoes, and I thought it was outstanding.

M
Las Vegas
11 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ordered from Dine LA Menu. The burger was huge and delicious! Must try the lemon cake and ice cream delicious. We will definitely eat here again!

g
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Another DineLA find. I really enjoyed the chicken and the salads were good too! Lots of fun cocktails and that great Malibu breeze. Not sure if the prices would have been worth it with out the DineLA menu but we'll certainly keep it in mind for future outings. Oh and the manager was very helpful and walked the floor keeping an eye on his guests. Was a good experience.

m
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

We went to the restaurant for the first time. The interior is very nice and comfortable, the food was delicious and the service was excellent.
However!! The noise level is uncomfortable. We were 6 people, seated closely together and still had a hard time hearing each other...
We are not an older group, btw. Bottom line, I would recommend this place, but I would highly caution about the noise level. Better to go off hours when less crowded.
Perhaps the restaurant could install acoustical tile on the ceiling to lower the sound....

T
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This little gem on the PCH in Malibu is a great place for couples or small groups to enjoy modern American cuisine. The ambience is modern elegant American meets seaside chic. The crowd is on the mature side, the service is attentive and professional, but somehow this places manages to casual and not stuffy. Share a delicious flatbread as a starter. The heirloom tomato is delicious. The main courses are familiar American comfort classics prepared in a modern way. I really enjoyed the roasted chicken served on a bed of mashed potatoes and Brussel sprouts. The mash potatoes have a lemon zest and a light chicken jus. My husband ordered a delicious homemade pasta. But I look forward to trying the filet the next time we go.

LM
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

I was in a mood to eat something special. UI am glad We picked this lovely place! The menu is full of extraordinary jewels, and it is hard to make a choice. I choose meat ball as an appetizer, and after seeing the portion ended up canceling the main course. I will have to go back!! which I gladly will!
My partners seared tuna was done perfect as was the fantastic beef rib dinner! I indulged in a wonderful bread pudding with Greek yogurt, vanilla and Meyers lemons. Yummy!!! Service was excellent, prompt, pleasant, happy, knowledgably.

M
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2014
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

The flavors expressed in the food were excellent. Preparation and presentation are very good. The rissotto was wonderful. The dishes at our table demonstrated creativity in terms of ingrediebts. This restaurant is definitely worth visiting if you are a lover of food prepared well.

S
Los Angeles
33 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The menu had a nice selection and the items we ordered, fish, filet and bolognese, along with the mushroom flatbread and a salad, were all tasty and well presented. Unfortunately we could not hear our friends who were seated across the table from us.

If they could find a way to cut the noise level, we would certainly go back.

m
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

We have enjoyed every visit to V's. Service is great and food is very good - offering a nice variety. Corkage at $20 is very fair enabling us to share a special bottle of wine.

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