Santa Clara County Restaurants

10 8 Coupa Cafe - Stanford Golf Course

Address: 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford, CA 94301
Coupa Cafe - Stanford Golf Course
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Coupa Cafe opened in the Stanford Golf Course on May 1, 2013. Located in the foothills above the Stanford University Campus and housed in a 1930’s Bakewell & Brown building, Coupa Cafe offers an extensive menu featuring Coupa Specialties such as the Coupa Burger, Steak & Fries, Hickory BBQ Chicken, Grilled Salmon and Venezuelan Pabellon. The extensive menu also offers delicious paninis, salads, pasta, Venezuelan arepas, full breakfasts, pastry and a great selection of beer and wines. Happy Hour is from 3pm to 6pm, offering $4 Beers, $7 Wines, $9 Cocktails, $9 Sliders & More! Learn More »

10 8 Sawa Sushi

Address: 1042 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
Sawa Sushi
Unlike other sushi places that offer generic imitation rolls, Sawa Sushi goes above and beyond all expectations. Nestled in a strip mall, the exterior features a sparten décor. However, once diners walk inside, they find themselves lost in an in-depth exploration of seafood and sake. Named one of Forbes Top 100 U.S. restaurants, Sawa Sushi prides itself on practicing “Omakase” or “trust the chef” service. Head chef Steve creates a selection of sushi focusing solely on high-end ingredients and presentation exclusively for each table. Highlights include Steamed Monkfish Liver, Uni, and Salmon Sashimi, in addition to non-seafood options such as ... Learn More »

10 8 The Grill on the Alley

Address: 172 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
The Grill on the Alley
Tucked into the Fairmont Hotel, The Grill on the Alley serves the San Jose locals martini and steak fixes all day long. Upholding steakhouse traditions, The Grill offers a selection of steaks with the option of sides and a vegetable, but also includes indulgences such as Loaded Mac and Cheese and Roasted Brick Chicken. Of the red meat selection, the New York steak, served with bacon on top, excites any carnivore’s taste buds. For a hearty beginning to a meal, diners can choose between American Kobe Sidekicks, Spinach and Artichoke dip, as well as other appetizer staples. As a bonus, ... Learn More »

10 8 Tamarine

Address: 546 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Tamarine
When searching for a twist on Vietnamese cuisine in Palo Alto, head straight to Tamarine. The menu features food and beverages that infuse a fruity flavor into traditional Vietnamese dishes. Beginning with the appetizers, diners can enjoy a green papaya salad with dried beef or mushroom cupcakes, made with mushrooms and scallions, before tackling an entree. For something a little different, the Tea Leaf Beef starter plate offers a meaty snack. As for entrees, local favorites include Miso Chicken with a sweet sauce and yam chips, or the Clay Pot Cod. The sides served also impress the palate. The Empress ... Learn More »

10 8 Jim Cargill

Address: 13336 Old Oak Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
Jim Cargill
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House Family Vineyards is a family-owned and operated business located on our 73-acre family compound above Saratoga, California. Our House Family Estate Wines are made from grapes grown in our Old Oak Vineyard located on the property. We also make wine with grapes sourced from hand picked California vineyards with complimentary terroir, farmed in the same high-touch style we employ on our own estate. Our Vineyard Point Tasting Room with panoramic views of Silicon Valley and the Santa Cruz Mountains is open weekends from 12:00 noon to 5:00 pm and, beginning May 5, most Fridays from 3:00 pm – 7:00 ... Learn More »

10 8 Arcadia

Address: 100 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Arcadia
Located at the San Jose Marriott, Arcadia serves up a contemporary twist to classic staples of the modern American steakhouse. Breakfast specials consist of the Broken Yolk Fried Egg Sandwich, Arcadia French Toast and the Crispy Malted Waffle. Lunch features the Power Lunch, which offers diners a choice of salad or soup as well as an entrée for a low price. A la carte selections include Steak Frites, Truffle Risotto, Cobb Salad, as well as a number of burgers and sandwiches. Dinner finger foods such as the Lobster Corn Dogs, Truffled Popcorn, and Oysters Rockefeller will prime your appetite for ... Learn More »

10 8 Wine Cellar

Address: 50 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Wine Cellar
Wine Cellar in Los Gatos is a trendy restaurant specializing in California cuisine. Journey downstairs to the underground seating that captures the feel of an aged Italian wine cellar. The lively outdoor patio features views of the Santa Cruz Mountains and nearby shops. Wine Cellar is known for its extensive wine list, live music, and delicious cheese fondues. A local favorite is the Traditional Swiss & Gruyere Fondue, served with bread, fruit, and an assortment of veggies. Other signature dishes include the Fresh Sautéed Abalone, Grilled Painted Hills All-Natural Filet Mignon, and Duck Confit with Pan Roasted Breast. The Today’s ... Learn More »

10 8 Cascal Restaurant

Address: 400 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
Cascal Restaurant
Blending the culinary traditions of Spanish cuisine with the exotic flare of Latin America, Cascal in Mountain View offers a unique dining experience. Restaurateur Don Durante, the man behind the Silicon Valley icon, Birk’s Restaurant, created Cascal as a restaurant where he would go to enjoy an evening with friends. The menu features 25 Tapa style dishes, and a variety of paellas and regional dishes from all over the Latin World. Happy Hour, Monday through Friday from 3:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. features specialty cocktails, selected red and white wines by the glass, house champagne by the glass, and draft ... Learn More »

10 8 Parcel 104

Address: 2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
Parcel 104
Located at the Marriot in Santa Clara, Parcel 104 has served guests American cuisine utilizing farm fresh ingredients for more than a decade. A full bar offers those looking the whet their whistles a wine list featuring 500 wines, an extensive selection of spirits, as well as seasonal house specialty cocktails. Happy Hour runs Monday through Friday from 2:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. and offers drink specials and a bar menu. Parcel 104 serves breakfast Monday through Friday from 6:30a.m. to 11:00a.m. and on the weekends from 7:00a.m. to 11:00a.m. Lunch is available Monday through Friday from 11:30a.m. to 2:00p.m. ... Learn More »

10 8 Le Papillon

Address: 410 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129
Le Papillon
In great works of art, every element placed on the canvas is intentional. At Le Papillon, located at Saratoga Avenue and Kiely Boulevard in San Jose, food and art go hand in hand. Le Papillon’s take on modern French cuisine includes fresh and colorful plates with a focus on local, organic, and sustainable ingredients. Each item is precisely arranged on the plate to create eye-catching, edible art. The chefs at Le Papillon preserve the integrity of their ingredients by creating food that stays true to every component. The Truffled Hamachi Tartar appetizer is a cylinder of fresh fish accented with ... Learn More »

10 8 The Basin

Address: 14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
The Basin
With influences stemming from Italy and Spain, The Basin serves up both types of food with American flair. In downtown Saratoga, just southwest of San Jose, The Basin has a wide selection of small plates such as the Paella Pequena, Lamb Sliders, house made Burrata and Truffle Fries. Seafood and Salads are available with fresh Shucked Oysters, House Cured Wild Salmon and the Fancy Green Salad on the lighter side. If you are hankering for a large entrée, the Pork N’ Clams with a Snake River Farms tenderloin and littleneck clams should hit the spot, as will the Thick Cut ... Learn More »

10 8 Cin-Cin Wine Bar

Address: 368 Village Lane, San Francisco, CA 95030
Cin-Cin Wine Bar
Cin-Cin Wine Bar was made for those who do not just like, but love food and drink. Executive chef, Chris Schloss, adheres to three canons in his kitchen: buy from producers who love their product, cook with honesty and passion, and let the ingredients speak for themselves. With that said, Cin-Cin lives up to every expectation. Just taste the Wild Mushroom Empanadas made with Manchego cheese and a drizzle of truffle oil, all wrapped up in a flaky, homemade crust. It is a simple, but good thing. Cin-Cin makes every effort to ensure that each guest can find something to ... Learn More »

10 8 Paolo's

Address: 333 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Paolo's
Located in the heart of Silicon Valley, and to be exact, the epicenter of San Jose, is Paolo’s, an Italian restaurant with roots planted firmly in “The Boot”. Open now for over 50 years in the River Park area, Paolo’s serves lunch and dinner Monday through Saturday in a unique park-like environment. If you’re looking for pastas or pizzas, either contemporary or traditional, you can find them on the menu. Some of the items are originals from the first few years of opening, like the Ossobuco di Vitello (Braised veal shank, saffron faro, and gremolata) and Empress Salad which consists ... Learn More »

10 8 Birk's Restaurant

Address: 3955 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Birk's Restaurant
Hardwood grilled steaks, chops, and seafood have been the name of the game at Birk’s Restaurant since 1989. Lunch runs Monday through Friday from 11:15am to 2:30pm with a full menu. Starters include Buttermilk Onion Rings, Grilled Artichoke, and New England Clam Chowder. Salads like the Little Gem and Organic Baby Spinach complement main courses well, and Entrée Salads are available for a light lunch. The Barramundi Nicoise sandwich, Pulled Roast Chicken sandwich, and the Black and Blue Filet sandwich are available for patrons looking for something heartier. The Lunch Reserve List can satiate a craving for mid-day steak, chops, ... Learn More »

10 8 Loft Bar and Bistro

Address: 90 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Loft Bar and Bistro
Loft Bar and Bistro in downtown San Jose is the hip spot to indulge in great drinks and fresh fare. Dining is three tiers with an upstairs and downstairs dining area and then a rooftop patio that is always bustling seven nights a week until 10:00p.m. Monday through Wednesday and until 11:30 p.m. Thursday through Saturday. The Loft has Italian hints on the carte du jour but falls more in line with contemporary American cuisine. Chicken Parmesan, Teriyaki Beef Short Ribs, and the Pork Picatta are meatier entrees. Fresh seafood peppers the appetizer section with fried Calamari, Smoked Salmon, Tuna ... Learn More »

10 8 Fahrenheit Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 99 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Fahrenheit Restaurant and Lounge
Downtown San Jose’s foremost setting for hip and haute feasting, activities of leisure, and special affairs, Fahrenheit offers patrons a place to eat, drink, see, and be seen. The menu specializes in items made with organic and sustainable ingredients. A farm to table ethos utilizes the best produce, poultry, fish, and meat available. Inspiration is drawn for the ever-evolving menu from the local farmers, ranchers, and anglers who provide the ingredients for Fahrenheit’s signature fare. A full bar has a wide array of signature cocktails, from the Key Lime Martini to the Limon Fresca and Ace’s Gimlet, there is something ... Learn More »

10 8 La Fontana

Address: 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
La Fontana
When visiting Santa Clara, the Hilton on the corner of Great American Parkway and Tasman offers a comfortable place to stay and a great restaurant to dine at. California and Mediterranean inspired food adorns the menu at the Hilton’s La Fontana. For early risers, the menu has an array of egg dishes with unique choices like the Angel Hair Frittata. Fresh salads, sandwiches, and wraps are served at lunch for those in the mood for a light meal. Dinner favorites at La Fontana include Cheese Sacchetti, four cheese stuffed pasta pouches, and Pasta di Mare Pomodoro, seafood tossed in linguini. ... Learn More »

10 8 Sundance The Steakhouse

Address: 1921 El Camino Real, San Francisco, CA 94306
Sundance The Steakhouse
At Sundance The Steakhouse, meat lovers can allow themselves to drool over premium slabs of meat. Serving classics such as Prime-Rib, Bone-in Rib Eye and Filet Mignon, Sundance accommodates any taste. Well known for their Prime-Rib, this steakhouse offers cuts ranging from 8-14 ounces along with a side option and vegetables. For those who prefer a seafood entrée, the Grilled Fresh Salmon tops the favorites list. In true steakhouse fashion, the appetizers, Seared Ahi Tuna Sashimi and Teriyaki Filet Mignon Skewers to name a few, tease diners’ appetites before their meal. Of course, no hearty meal is complete without a ... Learn More »

10 8 McCormick & Schmick's

Address: 170 South Market Street, San Francisco, CA 95113
McCormick & Schmick's
McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant in San Jose is dedicated to providing guests with superior seafood and grill concepts. With a vast variety of fresh selections including Blacktip Shark, Soft Shell Blue Crab, Keta Salmon, and Spot Prawns, the menu is constantly evolving every day to reflect what is available at the peak of its season. Guests wildly recommend the Shrimp Kisses appetizer: succulent shrimp wrapped in crispy bacon with Pepper Jack cheese. For non-seafood lovers, steaks and other specialty meats are featured such as the House Center Cut Filet Mignon and Parmesan Crusted Chicken. Stop in for the famous ... Learn More »

10 8 Il Postale

Address: 127 West Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Il Postale
For a hearty meal and a laid-back atmosphere in Sunnyvale, Il Postale offers diners the chance to unwind and enjoy their time. The petite restaurant plays host to intimate dining alongside an expansive menu featuring Italian-American dishes. Favorites like Fettuccine Alfredo and Baked Rigatoni make an appearance but it is the more elaborate dishes that separate Il Postale from the rest. The varied pasta menu accommodates any taste. For carnivores, the Baked Penne with Wild Boar and Italian sausages in home-style marinara sauce excites the appetite. Those craving a more veggie-centric dish can lavish in the artichoke, mushroom, red pepper, ... Learn More »