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Village California Bistro and Wine Bar

American, Wine Bar
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378 Santana Row, #1035, San Jose, CA 95128 (Winchester & Stevens Creek)
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Sat - Sun 8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

This came highly recommended but I was not as happy with my food, the Tuna Salad. The flavors just didn't mesh for me. The service was very good and we enjoyed the covered patio as it was a bit quieter for visiting.

Thank Gypsybam
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57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sometimes I am dissapointed. This time really dissapointed. Two persons ordering fish dishes was happy. All others including me was indeed not happy at all. Ordering a Kobe Burger getting a sour Ceddar on the top a tastless Kobe Burger was not what I had expected. I am still upset. How is it possible to kill a meal? Yes it... More 

Thank Radiv
San Jose, California
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57 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 5, 2016

Food was decent, lots on the menu to choose from. The duck confit hash was not hash, it was duck leg put over cold potatoes and it did not have bacon jam as indicated on the menu. I liked the Dungeness Crab Eggs Benedict as the crab cakes were a good size and the they use a basil hollandaise sauce... More 

Thank Tai-may J
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87 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

The Village California Bistro has a nice patio right on Santa Row so you can have a relaxing meal while watching the action of the area. They serve mainly American food which was all well executed with nice flavours. They have a selection of small plates, pasta, seafood and steaks. They also have a reasonably priced seasonal three course prix... More 

Thank Cuong L
Mebane, North Carolina
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15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

Great food and service. We went here for dinner after traveling 18 hours and jet lagged. Wine flight was very good.

Thank Bob G
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2016 via mobile

They have a yummy selection of wines, cocktails and small plates during happy hour. If you do choose to take advantage of happy make sure you tell the hostess so you're seated I the correct section.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
Bridgeton, New Jersey
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2016 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Very nice table outside but food wasn't top notch (cheese wasn't accurate). Would not go back if in the area)

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Wichita, Kansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2016 via mobile

The waiter was excellent, so attentive to the youngsters in our group who were working very hard to be on their best grown up behavior. The food was beautifully served and delicious. The Bloody Mary bar was terrific.

Thank LR2th
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55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016 via mobile

My friend and I stopped in for brunch while shopping at Santana Row. I had the crab cakes eggs Benedict. Everything was good except our noisy & obnoxious neighbors at the next table. Maybe the tables need to be a bit farther apart :)

Thank Lesley B
Manhattan Beach, California
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5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2016

I got the strawberry salad and butternut squash flatbread. Both were excellent. The food was great, but our waiter wasn't the happiest of people. It got a little bit breezy outside but I would overall recommend this restaurant.

Thank Aaron K

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
American, Wine Bar
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Bar scene, Romantic
Open Hours
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
8:30 am - 10:00 pm
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

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