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Village California Bistro and Wine Bar

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American, Wine Bar
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378 Santana Row, #1035, San Jose, CA 95128-2039 (Winchester & Stevens Creek)
+1 408-248-9091
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08:30 - 22:00
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 08:30 - 22:00
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Redwood City, CA
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37 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My wife and I were visiting Santana Row recently and stopped into this restaurant after perusing the menu. The decor and atmosphere of restaurant was very nice. Food We started out with complimentary sourdough bread and and order of their calamari. The calamari was cooked perfectly. They added Shishito peppers to the dish which could have been left off. The... More 

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Angola, Indiana
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Three of us dined. The other two meals were ok (but VERY EXPENSIVE) for lunch. I ordered the Caesar salad. When the dish alleged to be a Caesar salad arrived it was pathetic (see picture). When I complained they took it to the kitchen, added 2 more leaves (I counted), and put it on a bigger plate to pretend it... More 

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Minneapolis
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91 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 52 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were looking for a restaurant in Santana Row with small plates as we did not want a huge meal. This fit the bill. Had an excellent apple flatbread (unfortunately, they were out of the burrata, which was our first choice). I had the mini-Wellingtons, which were very enjoyable, if a bit bland. My daughter had the pumpkin soup which... More 

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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

We go to this place for a light meal and a drink at Happy Hours. They have it every day 4:00 to 6:00pm, which is quite unusual, most places don't have Happy Hours on weekends. The menus is not very big, but everything is soooo tasty, delicious beef Wellington, Burrata cheese is great, flat bread with apples and smoked chicken,... More 

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Cedarburg, Wisconsin
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260 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stop here every year for lunch and this year was no exception. Located on Santana Row, Village Bistro offers both indoor and outdoor seating. We have been lucky enough to get outdoor seating without reservations for lunch, but I wouldn't count on a table at night without reservations. Lunch consisted of a cobb salad and fish 'n chips. The... More 

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New Hampshire
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35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Was in the area for business and met family members here. First of all, Santanna Row is an amazing area, first time there. Parking was hard to come by, but it was Saturday night. Seating was slightly uncomfortable because our table for four had a bench seat on one side and two chairs opposite. The cushions on the bench weren't... More 

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Singapore, Singapore
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

went with a large group of people and the food was really good. a very broad menu and all the food was good . service was excellent and knowledgable

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San Jose
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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

A nice selection of entrees, sandwiches, burgers, and breakfasts served all day. Elegant dining rm and outdoor seating. Mid-priced. Extensive wine and beer list.

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Hilton Head, South Carolina
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35 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

I've eaten eggs Benedict all over & this was definitely one of the best!! Brunch is served on the weekends & worth the trip! I also recommend the Bubbles Napa- Mango flavored. Great start to my Saturday.... service was great also. Thank you, Alice for your suggestions!

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99 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Great wine list with lots of expensive choices, and nice inexpensive choices too. I had a burger, who've was nicely done, and my wife had a pasta concoction she loved. Great service from friendly, attentive Waiters.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
American, Wine Bar
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
08:30 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 22:00
Saturday
08:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 378 Santana Row, #1035, San Jose, CA 95128-2039
    (Winchester & Stevens Creek)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-248-9091

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?