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Village California Bistro and Wine Bar

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378 Santana Row, #1035, San Jose, CA 95128 (Winchester & Stevens Creek)
408.248.9091
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 23
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 16
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
good Sunday brunch

The Village Pub in Santana Row is one of the few restaurants in this area that starts serving brunch at 8:30 am (until 3 pm) on the weekend AND accepts reservations. Brunch there is one of my favorite places in the area. Don't miss the egg bruschetta - my favorite. The Brioche French Toast is... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 24, 2015
Othello_Jago_2008
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015 NEW

The Village Pub in Santana Row is one of the few restaurants in this area that starts serving brunch at 8:30 am (until 3 pm) on the weekend AND accepts reservations. Brunch there is one of my favorite places in the area. Don't miss the egg bruschetta - my favorite. The Brioche French Toast is also highly recommended

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San Francisco, California
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17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I went to Village California Bistro and Wine Bar with friends for lunch. We asked for water, a requirement now in San Jose. Then, I ordered a cocktail and another guest ordered the house white wine. There was no house white wine. Why not? The cocktail arrived without a garnish, but it was very good. Our water glasses were never... More 

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San Jose, California
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31 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2015

Food is good, no doubt on that, however, I ordered the Asparagus & Prawn salad, it was missing it's sunflower seeds, pea shoots & mint. Also, a slice of radish still had the root on it; when I brought this to the waiter's attention, he made light of it saying it was a healthy restaurant, as if eating the root... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 22, 2015

This is a nice American bistro with an extensive wine and cocktail menu. The vibe is casual, but white table cloths and attention to all the details make this a nice date and special event place. The menu is eclectic: seafood, meat, pasta, salads. Pasta lovers will want to try the Chicken Porcini Penne with sun dried tomatoes and kale.... More 

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Northern CA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

this Santana Row restaurant had a pretty good menu selection, with great food and reasonably priced for the portions served. They served mimosa with the brunch, well paired.

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High Wycombe, United Kingdom
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 10, 2015 via mobile

this was my 4th visit and I have always made a point of returning for good food atmosphere and service but this time it was disappointing Very quiet but service was poor and it felt like no one was interested. Had to ask for water and bread. Steak knife for my main was delivered halfway through my starter and my... More 

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bay area, california
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27 reviews 27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2015

Santana Row is known for people watching and good food. So how did this place get here? When I ordered, the waiter said he wasn't sure if they were out of lamb shank, so would I mind picking a second choice. OK, no problem. But I kind of expected him to let me know what he was bringing -- before... More 

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Santa Clara, California
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We used to enjoy going to the Village but recently we were a bit disappointed. I like Eggs Benedict very much but get disappointed when the poached eggs are not consistent. Also, even more than a month after Thanksgiving, the only pancakes available were pumpkin spice, no normal pancakes. The atmosphere is nice, and the staff are friendly but the... More 

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Florence, Italy
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015 via mobile

Just had a by chance walk in dinner at the Village California Bistro for Friday dinner. No reservation but they happily accepted and seated us at a comfortable booth for two, our waiter was exceptionally nice and informative about the food and wine available. My husband had the beet salad, which he loved and the braised short rib while I... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

After our debacle attempting to be seated at the Left Bank, just across the street, we went to a movie and then looked for another place for late (~9:30) dinner. We'd eaten before at the Village, for a Sunday afternoon light meal, and decided to give it a go. I had some very good mixed seasonal plate with some Pita... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 378 Santana Row, #1035, San Jose, CA 95128
    (Winchester & Stevens Creek)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408.248.9091

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Wine Bar

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Sunday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
8:30 am - 10:00 pm

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