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Bistro Vida

641 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park, CA 94025
(650) 462-1686 · $$$ · Bistro, French
Rating: 3.0 out of 5"224 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: 1.0 out of 5"by Jaime L. at Yelp User Review4/2/2014First mistake: Having a Spanish name for a "French" restaurant.Second mistake: Ignoring that first red flag and coming here.Third mistake: Ordering anything off the menu.Fourth mistake: Actually paying for said items.Fifth mistake: Walking out, realizing you just paid for one of the crappiest experiences in both … More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Jorge C. at Yelp User Review3/2/2014I was pleasantly surprised about this place!The espresso coffee was only $3 and the food was very reasonably priced.The portions are very generous and plus the food was yuuuummmmyyy!!! I've only had brunch in this place and really liked it! More
  • Rating: 3.0 out of 5"by Christina R. at Yelp User Review2/26/2014The food and the atmosphere was delightful. The servers were efficient however the server we had was extremely rude. We were polite guest and hope for a better server next time. The food is reason enough to give it another chance. More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by Craig D. at Yelp User Review2/22/2014I've had lunch at Bistro VIda twice recently and was quite pleased both times. The sandwiches are well made, seasoned nicely, and very tasty. The French onion soup is made correctly (many American restaurants don't do it right) and is very good. The service is pleasant and attentive enough to keep my water refilled without being overbearing. More
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"by M. D. at Yelp User Review2/14/2014Nice restaurant - I loved the coq au vin. Delicious! More