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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"235 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: 3.0 out of 5"Jul 23, 2014 · by Matthew H. from YelpThree stars seems about right. Nothing amazing about this place. Decent food, maybe less of a wait then other nearby restaurants. Given the opportunity, I'd keep on walking on to give another downtown Menlo Park restaurant a chance. Full review
  • Rating: 4.0 out of 5"Jul 23, 2014 · by Timothy B. from YelpI had dinner at Bistro Vida this weekend and thoroughly enjoyed my experience. I ordered the lamb chops, which were fabulous! The setting was charming and the wait staff was courteous and friendly. I definitely would come back again! Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 19, 2014 · by Dog L. from YelpI've been here several times, but was never enthusiastic about coming back.It was more of a "oh I'll try it again, I'll give it another chance".But tonight really put the nail in the coffin.First, no kids menu.It's in MP, and how hard is it to make 3 meals that are palatable for kids?So I don't have to pay $20 per kid … Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jul 16, 2014 · by Jenny C. from YelpI've been wanting to try this place forever. I finally did today and I have to say I was so disappointed!! The best thing about this place, aside from the cute decor, is the bread & butter. The food was so sub-par! I was honestly shocked at the quality of food this place is putting out, especially considering the … Full review
  • Rating: 2.0 out of 5"Jun 28, 2014 · by matthew m. from YelpThis place is cute inside but the service is terribly slow and the service staff seems disinterested in helping you. Their order of service and service standards indicate extremely inexperienced or under qualified staff. It took them forever to get to us at a slow time in the restaurant and though they demanded … Full review