Places to eat in San Jose

  • original joes
    original joes
    by tvdandy
  • Philz Coffee
    Philz Coffee
    by tvdandy
  • Kazoo
    Kazoo
    by Jim_Eliason

Most Viewed Restaurants in San Jose

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo

    Shoreline Golf Links Cafe: Great 19th Hole Food

    by ATXtraveler Written Jul 12, 2004

    4 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We went to this location for a nice business lunch today, and I enjoyed it. I had the pastrami sandwich, which was delicious, although the other chicken sandwiches of my co-workers looked equally as well.

    Was this review helpful?

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo

    Mexicali Grill: West Coast Mexican Food in San Jose

    by ATXtraveler Updated Apr 4, 2011

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    During one of my recent trips to Santa Clara, I enjoyed a meal at Mexicali Restaurant. It is a very nice dining location in the middle of a very nice shopping area. It is in close proximity to the movie theatre, so enjoy a full date of dinner and a movie!

    I enjoyed the fajitas, but would also recommend anything on the menu!

    Mexicali

    Was this review helpful?

  • ATXtraveler's Profile Photo

    Chevy's Fresh Mex: Chevy's Fresh Mex

    by ATXtraveler Written Jul 13, 2004

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Out on the road, the last thing I want to do is eat in a chain restaurant, although when you are travelling with a discriminating co-worker, sometimes you are forced to go places you would not ordinarilly eat at.

    Chevy's was nice, but you could tell everything came in large pre-packaged quantities. I did not personally like the meal, but I am sure it would be good for the non-adventurers.

    Favorite Dish: I had the fish tacos which were ok... the fish was not the freshest. The guacamole was also a little old.

    Chevy's Fresh mex

    Was this review helpful?

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo

    Sonoma Chicken Coop: Quality at moderate prices

    by trvlrtom Written Aug 16, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Sonoma Chicken Coop, a recently new arrival in San Jose, is very popular, especially during lunch, for its high quality, moderately priced food in a casual atmosphere. There is plenty of indoor and outdoor seating.

    Was this review helpful?

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo

    Paragon Restaurant: Destination for lively, casual dining

    by trvlrtom Written Apr 20, 2007

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Paragon, located in the refurbished Montgomery Hotel, is classy in a contemporary setting. The menu has a good variety of items that are well prepared and presented. In the evening there is often live jazz music and a pretty good bar scene.

    Paragon Restaurant at the Montgomery Hotel
    Related to:
    • Luxury Travel
    • Food and Dining
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons

    Was this review helpful?

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo

    Picasso's: Spanish dining and tapas

    by trvlrtom Written Aug 16, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Traditional Spanish dinners and tapas are served at Picasso's, owned and operated by Julio, a friendly Spaniard. Another place with nearly the same name recently opened a few blocks away, but the two aren't related.

    Favorite Dish: Pimientos del piquillo

    Was this review helpful?

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo

    Naglee Park Garage: simple high quality meals at a decent price

    by trvlrtom Written Aug 16, 2006

    3.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    The Naglee Park Garage, so named for the neighborhood it borders, opened early in 2006 and has quickly become popular with locals. The place is tiny, although the outdoor patio provides some elbow room. The menu is simple, reasonably priced and high quality.

    Was this review helpful?

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo

    Consistently great: 71 St. Peter

    by trvlrtom Written Aug 16, 2006

    3 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    We've never been disappointed here. The menu selections are creative and top quality. A good wine list too.

    Favorite Dish: You can't go wrong with the seasonal tasting menu, which includes several courses and wine pairings. It is a great way to be introduced to a variety of fine items and less common wines.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Shaft28's Profile Photo

    Cool little bar and very nice Pan Asian food: E&O Trading company

    by Shaft28 Updated Jun 11, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Great decor, friendly service, upscale feel with not that bad of prices at the end. San Jose is flush with glorified cheesy theme restaurants (AP Stumps etc) but E & O stands out. They make their own beer (not the best, but good) and usually have great bartenders.

    Favorite Dish: Their appetizer menu is worth it alone. On more than one night out we have made a night of apps and drinks at E&O's.
    The corn fritters are my favorite and for maindished I'd recommend what ever they have on the specials list.

    Was this review helpful?

  • Shaft28's Profile Photo

    Brewpub and great food: Gordon Biersch

    by Shaft28 Written Jun 11, 2003

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Gordon Biersch is one of the best brewerys around, their martzen beer is spectacular. And here you get all the benefits of a brewery background with pretty nice dining. Upscale waitstaff but friendly prices on the menu.
    You'll find a wide range of food from American comfort foods to pan-asian to pasta. All with recommendations of which beer to drink with it. Close to the symphony, San Jose State and any action you may find in SJ.

    Favorite Dish: Love the pizza but the burger and garlic fries are a old favorite of mine.

    Was this review helpful?

  • jumpingwithnorman's Profile Photo

    Il Fornaio: Italian Classic in San Jose

    by jumpingwithnorman Written Apr 14, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Casual yet sophisticated with white tablecloths, open view kitchen and soaring ceilings. The service is generally good though very laid back. They have a kids' menu which provides generous portions that taste wonderful. It's a very nice place but not so stuffy that you wouldn't feel comfortable taking the kids. Parking around this restaurant is a little challenging as it's right in downtown San Jose inside the Hotel Sainte Claire near the Basilica & The Fairmont Hotel. You have to go into the hotel and downstairs to get to the bathrooms but there's an added excitement of the ladies' bathroom being haunted that adds a certain zest to the experience. Throughout the year, they highlight a region of Italy and feature specials from this region. They do have an authentic brick oven so the pizza is very thin and delicious. This is a chain so they do have these throughout the United States.

    Favorite Dish: Cappellacci di Zucca is one of my favorites. It's fresh ravioli filled with butternut squash. Their bread is amazing. Linguine Mare Chiaro which is basically seafood pasta (clams, mussels, prawns, scallops) in tomato sauce is also yummy. My kids love the chicken tenders and the mac&cheese. Quattro Stagione is a special pizza that's not on the menu but they will make it for you if you ask. It's like a variety pizza with 4 sections of different stuff: asparagus, artichoke hearts, canadian bacon & something else. You can tell what sections I like, huh? hahaha.
    They feature different soups and my favorite, when they have it, is their tomato soup... It was so flavorful.
    Their desserts are pretty good also. The tiramisu does have a lot of alcohol in it and it is divine.

    Related to:
    • Romantic Travel and Honeymoons
    • Food and Dining
    • Family Travel

    Was this review helpful?

  • jumpingwithnorman's Profile Photo

    Chef Li: Freshest Fried Rice

    by jumpingwithnorman Written Apr 14, 2009

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    While most Chinese restaurants are kind of iffy on the cleanliness factor, Chef Li is a shining example of what a Chinese restaurant should be. White tablecloths add an elegance to this small place and the orchids that are displayed for sale are truly beautiful and very affordable. Located in a strip mall between Peet's Coffee & Tea and a Coldstone Creamery, there's lots of parking available. The service is very good and the food served quickly and deliciously.

    Favorite Dish: Fried Rice - they have the freshest ingredients in their fried rice. This is what makes us come back again & again. I love their tangerine chicken and their honey walnut shrimp. Their fresh vegetable plates are also outstanding. They recently added a new dessert menu which looks pretty intriguing. We haven't had a chance to try the desserts yet as we always fill up on their food instead which is absolutely delicious.

    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo

    Habana Cuba: Good Cuban food

    by trvlrtom Written Nov 17, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    This restaurant has become increasingly popular in the last few years. They have expanded the dining area and updated the decor. Habana Cuba serves good Cuban food, as one might imagine, in a comfortable atmosphere. If you like Cuban food, or are looking for something new, this is a good place to go.

    Related to:
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo

    Aqui: Creative Mexican, Californian style

    by trvlrtom Written Jan 1, 2008

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    Aqui is a far cry from the usual Mexican restaurant; They call it Cal-Mex food, and I don't know if it should even be labeled Mexican. The appeal here is that you will always find quality, reasonably priced food from a thoughtfully prepared and original menu. Aqui is very popular with locals, but service is fast.

    It is an informal restaurant - you order food at the counter and get called to pick it up yourself. They also have a small and popular bar next to the restaurant, as well as an outdoor patio in back. If you can't find a parking spot on the street, there is a good sized parking lot behind the building - take the driveway entrance next to the Blockbuster store.

    There are three locations, one in the Willow Glen area on Lincoln Ave. (closest to downtown), another on the east side and one in downtown Campbell.

    Favorite Dish: The daily specials are a good bet, but my wife usually opts for the salmon tacos.

    Aqui restaurant, San Jose
    Related to:
    • Family Travel
    • Budget Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

  • trvlrtom's Profile Photo

    Fatima Restaurant: Specialty Chinese Restaurant

    by trvlrtom Updated Sep 2, 2007

    2.5 out of 5 starsHelpfulness

    There must be over 100 Chinese restaurants in the San Jose/South Bay area, but I'm only going to point out one: Fatima. This one stands out because not only is the food better than average quality, but there are menu items that you probably won't find anywhere else. Fatima is a Muslim Chinese restaurant, and on menu includes a variety of items from regions apart from the usual Cantonese and Mandarin restaurants.

    The restaurant itself is clean and unpretentious, if not a little plain. That probably won't matter,however, because the draw here is the food.

    Favorite Dish: Whatever you order, be sure to ask for the sesame bread also, with green onions. And since it is a Muslim restaurant, there isn't any alcohol served.

    Related to:
    • Budget Travel
    • Business Travel
    • Food and Dining

    Was this review helpful?

San Jose Hotels

See all 68 Hotels in San Jose

Latest San Jose Hotel Reviews

Ramada Limited San Jose
Very Good (3.5 out of 5.0) 2 Reviews
Clarion Inn Silicon Valley
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Hotel Valencia Santana Row
Excellent (4.5 out of 5.0) 4 Reviews
Courtyard San Jose Airport
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
La Quinta Inn San Jose Airport
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Hotel De Anza
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Dolce Hayes Mansion San Jose
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Marriott San Jose
Best (5.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Holiday Inn San Jose
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Doubletree Hotel San Jose
Good (3.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review
Fairfield Inn & Suites San Jose Airport
Great (4.0 out of 5.0) 1 Review

Instant Answers: San Jose

Get an instant answer from local experts and frequent travelers

20 travelers online now

Comments

San Jose Restaurants

Travel tips and advice posted by real travelers and San Jose locals.
Map of San Jose