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Bistro Vida

641 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502
+1 650-462-1686
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  • Excellent37%
  • Very good30%
  • Average17%
  • Poor11%
  • Terrible5%
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French, European
$$ - $$$
641 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Apérol spritz the right way and appetizers made for a perfect hot summer evening dinner. Our initial seat at the bar was a bit warm. The staff is friendly and carries just the right amount of French attitude to keep you dreaming of Paris. The...More

Thank AlohaQ
Reviewed 6 June 2017 via mobile

Had lunch today and ordered the hamburger without the bun stating I had gluten allergy. The owner/waiter responded by saying he didn't understand why people order the hamburger dish when they don't want it the way its suppose to be made. My son asked him...More

Thank Vera G
Reviewed 25 May 2017

Newly added sidewalk space provides a great opportunity to be outdoors. Feels like a French bistro. Food was good, service was attentive. Would definitely go again.

Thank travuluv2014
Reviewed 25 May 2017 via mobile

This place makes you feel like you are having a nice meal in a friend's home. Good bistro comfort food, attentive but relaxed service, very reasonably priced, with better dishes than nearby options. Option to dine indoors or out.

Thank stevefh
Reviewed 22 May 2017 via mobile

Short story: enchanting location, great for business, pleasure, and families, with good outdoor seating and nice ambiance. Great drinks. Long story: it was the best of times, it was the worst of times; it was springtime in Northern California, it was two weeks before I...More

Thank JP N
Reviewed 17 April 2017 via mobile

We had been dining in top Sonoma restaurants and perhaps it's unfair to compare... the food was Ok... my lamb was over cooked... the owner charming... however each time I asked for something from more salad dressing, to wiping up the table after the waiter...More

Thank GraceAgent
Reviewed 21 February 2017 via mobile

My wife and I eat here almost every week. She loves the croque Monsieur. I like variety so have something different each time. It has all been consistently great, whether on a busy weekend night or when it is emptier midweek. It is all very...More

Thank GMRoos
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Awesome coq au vin, boudin noire, and couscous - Reasonable with a wine list that doesn't make you feel like you just got rapped!

Thank PiperSpeed
Reviewed 5 February 2017

My only problem with Bistro Vida is that since they hired their new French chef, it is much, much more crowded. The bistro food is terrific. I loved the Coq Au Vin. I look forward to going back.

Thank Coastman3
Reviewed 28 November 2016

I had been here before a few times, but not for about two years. My wife's father was visiting and on Tuesday he took my wife, our son, and me to Bistro Vida. We loved it -- the food was terrific, service attentive and very...More

Thank JerryR10
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13 June 2017|
Response from Vera G | Reviewed this property |
I am unsure however that information should be on their website.
13 June 2017|
Response from GMRoos | Reviewed this property |
I don't know. You may be better off buying a gift card from Amex or Visa given protection and flexibility, then recommending a meal at Vida. I estimate by taking average entree price times 2 times number of people. More if... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 40
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
17:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 641 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4502
    (El Camino Real)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-462-1686
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