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Village California Bistro and 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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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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Bay Area
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29 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Sit outside when the weather is nice. Short but good menu. Nice wine list. Good, knowledgeable service.

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Thank Harry T
Chino, California
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27 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped in early morning and had breakfast and cocktails for a weekend getaway ... the food was great and the staff was very friendly and helpful.

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Thank Richjendiaz
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107 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

A noisy bistro atmosphere with charm. Our server friendly, and always available with a keen sense of when to approach, and when to let us chat. My braised shank was wonderful (and I've indulged in many). My friend's beef was tender and sumptuous. Great wine-by-the-glass choices.

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Thank Valary M
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49 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Stopped in for late lunch. Place was not busy but it seemed to take a long time to get service and eventually our meal. I had a chicken wrap that was presented beautifully but had no taste. I had to ask for some dressing for the salad as I think they forgot to add it. My partner had a burger... More 

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Thank Jeanie M
Ojai, CA
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 11, 2017

This restaurant and bar is very pleasant in Mission-style decor. Entrees, salmon and filet, were excellent. Margaritas were top-rank. Also, a very good happy hour.

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Thank ojaitraveler77
Sunnyvale, California
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94 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 5, 2017 via mobile

This restaurant has been making consistently very good and creative food over the years. There menu has a good range to chose from. It has delightful salads, to yummy sandwiches, to very good Californian main plates. The different dishes are presented it a nice and straight forward manner. The restaurant has pleasant outdoor seating with a view of the square,... More 

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Thank MichaelH6811GY
Lahaina, Hawaii
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75 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 4, 2017

Been here before for lunch. Good appetizers and drinks. Entrees were less than average. I had a linguini with tofu dish. The pasta was cooked beyond soggy. The rest of the party's entrees were just ok. Don't think I'll be coming back here anytime soon. There are many other better restaurants in Santana Row.

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Thank krazykane
Silicon Valley
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153 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 2, 2017

We were looking for a breakfast spot at Santana to entertain another family with kids. The Village CA Bistro is one of two restaurants serving (late) breakfast. We were pleasantly surprised with the food and service. We ordered the Eggs Bruschetta, eggs benedict, and 3 egg scramble. All were very good! Village opens at 10 (weekdays), the only other restaurant... More 

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San Diego, California
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245 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 70 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 19, 2016

We were very hungry and stumbled on to this nice restaurant on Santana Row. It has a warm atmosphere due to the lighting and decor. We ordered from the prix fixe menu. I had the roasted half-chicken and my spouse had a kimchi seafood stew. The chicken was succulent and had a sauce under it that was delicious. His seafood... More 

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Thank lindymiles
Seattle
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2016

Nice place but he food and service was not good. Had mussels that were undercooked, a glass of wine that contained a tablespoon of sediment. Had the Cubano Pork and it was like eating boiled pork that was shaped into a square and dabbed with a tiny amount of sauce. We will definitely not go back there.

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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
$30 - $30
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions, Families with children
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
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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?