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Michael Bauer, SF Chronicle Magazine 5/16/04
“Overall: Three Stars – Excellent – A Winner in Walnut Creek. On every visit, I saw patrons who came in as strangers and left as friends. San Francisco restaurants should be very nervous. Restaurants like Va de Vi not only keep customers on the east side of the bay, but when it’s cool and foggy, what could be better than taking a 35 minute drive to dine and shop in sunshine?”
Contra Costa Times
September 30, 2005
John Birdsall of the Times awards Va de Vi “five forks” in his wine oriented re-review of Va de Vi.
“With its arched ceiling (reminiscent of a wine barrel) and walls of wine and windows, you can’t help but feel spoiled. And after an herb-crusted lamb chop and a flight of, say, Pinot Envy, you’ll wonder what took Va de Vi so long to get here.”
- Taste-apalooza: Va de Vi has a new chef, and the wine and food are more fun than ever.
- July 2008 Best of East Bay Outdoor Dining
“One of the seven Best East Bay Restaurants”
- Brendan Eliason honored as Best Wine Director
July 2005 – Best of the East Bay
Voters selected Va de Vi as the Best Spot For Appetizers.
“After more than a year and a half in business, Va de Vi is still the hottest place around. And while that title can often imply more style than substance, in this case, there’s quality to back it up. The many small plates are lusciously fresh and interesting, the wines are picked for maximum aficionado amusement, and the setting is handsome. No wonder there’s a mob at the door.”
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