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Bistro Vida

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Certificate of Excellence

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Certificate of Excellence2016, 2018 Winner

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Le Pata De Campagne Maison
Homemade chef's country terrine, with cornichons, croutons and olives
Le Mini Tartare de Boeuf
Raw beef tartar with capers, shallot, cornichons, mustard, quail eggs, French fries, and baby greens
Le Tartare De Thon No 1
Grade tuna tartar margherita with tequila, lime, clinton and chips
Fonde Aux Fromages
Brie, blue and goat cheese
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
French, European
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Takeout
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

That said, it would be worth a bit of a drive. We spend a month a year in Paris, so we have a pretty good feel for what to expect in a Parisian-style bistro. On a Friday or Saturday night (when its usually close to...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Curiosity811659
Reviewed 19 October 2018

Authentic French drinks and food. Friendly service. Great atmosphere. Often we take the boeuf bourguignon even in the summer. They have outside seating, which has a nice Bistro atmosphere. I like their Aperol Spritz, they make these refreshing drink better than other places in Menlo.

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank StefanCal
Reviewed 4 September 2018 via mobile

I wanted something different in my tummy and chose this place. Friendly staff and everyone was having a good time. I ordered the Escargot and the Lamb Chops and they were both amazing. If I find I’m in this area again for business then I...More

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank TwinsOfGemini
Reviewed 30 August 2018

Ali provides a beautiful meal and dining experience. I prefer inside than the new seats that extend past the sidewalk.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Kathleen Q
Reviewed 23 August 2018 via mobile

Friendly serve, the boss is from Egypt, speak multiple languages incl. French. The food is really nice, Assiette de charcuterie, Moules marinières, cucumber and brie sandwich, fried calamari; all very good abd fresh. A place to recommend.

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Belot_Family
Reviewed 7 August 2018 via mobile

Had a great time here with a friend for lunch on an August weekday. Had a Croque Madam and Steak Frites. Both were ample sized, and everything was cooked perfectly. It was a nice summer day, the front was open, and most sitting outside or...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank andrewben
Reviewed 24 June 2018

This restaurant offers both pleasant outside dining and an interior dining room. The selection of French food is quite extensive and we've never had a bad meal here. I am particularly fond of the French Onion Soup and the Pate.

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank treborz1
Reviewed 19 June 2018

Started with salade marechale - nice fresh leaves with beets and chevre on toast Then enjoyed Steak Frites - perfectly cooked Accompanied by Cowboys and Angels well-balanced red blend Finished with ice cream with tasty hot chocolate sauce Altogether a perfect Bistro experience!

Date of visit: May 2018
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Reviewed 12 June 2018 via mobile

Excellent, every time! I got the Steak Frites, and I'm telling you it is just like in Paris. Perfectly golden and crisp fries, and a nice sear and charring on the Steak, all brought together by a delicious custard sauce. Albeit, the Steak was slightly...More

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank GuyDangerS
Reviewed 4 June 2018

Bistro Vida is one of our favorite restaurants in the Menlo Park - Palo Alto area. The service is always friendly, the food consistently excellent, and the atmosphere welcoming. If you are looking for dependable traditional French bistro fare, this is your place!

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank Scott K
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13 June 2017|
Response from 489verag | 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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