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Bistro Vida

641 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025 · Downtown Menlo Park
(650) 462-1686 · $$$ · French, Mediterranean
Rating: 3.0 out of 5"251 Yelp reviews ·


  • Mon - Tue11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM
  • Wed - Fri11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sat9:30 AM - 2:30 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 10:00 PM
  • Sun9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
  • 5:30 PM - 9:00 PM


Bistro Vida, in downtown Menlo Park, offers traditional meals in a warm and inviting bistro setting. The restaurateur's passion for obtaining quality ingredients allows Bistro Vida to put forth savory and sweet French inspired dishes before its dining guests.

Good for

Brunch · Lunch · Dinner

Popular menu items

French · Coq Au Vin · Tea · Beef Stew · Onion Soup

General info

Casual · Elegant · Credit: Discover, MasterCard, Visa



Latest reviews

  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jan 17, 2015 · by Nancy W. from YelpBistro Vida is actually a favorite -- but not based on my lunch experience there today. I ordered the salade nicoise. It came with a very thin slice of tuna (I hope), uniformly cooked, not seared. Not too tasty either. No dressing of any kind on the salad. I'm trying to cut down on acids anyway and so did not … Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Jan 10, 2015 · by Dorie L. from YelpWell, let me first say I really wanted to write a positive review. However, I was so disappointed, I'm writing a different review entirely. I had eaten here before, at lunch time and it was quite tasty. That was two years ago. Today was different. So let's start with service. Mediocre at best with no attempt to tell us … Full review
  • Rating: 5.0 out of 5"Dec 31, 2014 · by Blah M. from YelpGreat choice for brunch. Not very packed, food tastes natural and high quality. Service is friendly and swift. Full review
  • Rating: 1.0 out of 5"Dec 20, 2014 · by Tony L. from YelpSo here's what I don't understand. Our leadership team picked out Bistro Vida for our corporate holiday party and paid for everything--the dinner, open bar, the works. But when I ordered a Grey Goose and tonic, the bartender responds snidely, "OK, vodka tonic."I see the waitress mutters something to him. … Full review
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"Dec 01, 2014 · by John H. from YelpIs this the loudest restaurant on the Peninsula? On a weekend evening when every table is full, I'd say it's right up there. I'm going to find an app that measures decibel levels and take some readings next time.Having said that (loudly, above the din), I have to praise the food. Vida does a really nice job as an … Full review