Santa Clara County Restaurants
198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford, CA 94301
$ Recommended New Editor's Pick
Coupa Cafe opened at 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 extensive menus featuring Coupa Specialties such as the Coupa Burger, Crepes, Tequeños and Venezuelan Pabellon. The menus also offer delicious Paninis, Salads, Pasta, Venezuelan Arepas, Quesadillas, Tacos, and a great selection of Beer, Wine and Cocktails.
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
$$$ Recommended New Editor's Pick Outdoor Seating
Pastis, restaurant and wine bar, is your little piece of France located at 447 California Avenue in Palo Alto. Discover an amazing French cuisine in an authentic bistro ambiance. Enthusiastic service, charming decoration, outdoor seating… you’ll definitely be coming back!
1042 East El Camino Real, Sunnyvale, CA 94087
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 ...
172 South Market Street, San Jose, CA 95113
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, ...
546 University Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
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 ...
100 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95113
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 ...
50 University Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
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 ...
400 Castro Street, Mountain View, CA 94041
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 ...
2700 Mission College Blvd., Santa Clara, CA 95054
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. ...
410 Saratoga Avenue, San Jose, CA 95129
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 ...
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070
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 ...
368 Village Lane, San Francisco, CA 95030
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 ...
333 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110
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 ...
3955 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054
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, ...