Santa Clara County Restaurants

Cin-Cin Wine Bar

Address: 368 Village Lane, San Francisco, CA 95030
Cin-Cin Wine Bar
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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 …

House of Siam

Address: 151 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113
House of Siam
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For a taste of Thailand, San Jose inhabitants can indulge themselves at the House of Siam. Offering an expansive selection of appetizers, soups, salads, and classic Thai entrees amidst authentic Asian décor, guests can escape city life without leaving San Jose. One Thai favorite highlighted on the menu is the Pad Thai; diners can choose between seafood, chicken, or tofu atop a mixture of thin noodles, garlic, onions, broccoli, and egg. Other specialties include Ped Yang, roasted duck served with spinach and a house sauce, or Siam Pork, sautéed pork in a chili paste and vegetables. Vegetarians have their own …

Tarragon Restaurant

Address: 140 South Murphy Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Tarragon Restaurant
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The Tarragon Restaurant in Sunnyvale offers new American cuisine in a classy and relaxing environment. By offering dishes like Stuffed Chicken, filled with mozzarella and prosciutto, Tarragon flavored French Fries, or Pot Roast and vegetables, hungry diners can succumb to their comfort food desires. The menu also features seafood favorites such as Paella, a rice and seafood combination, or Fish Tacos served with a red pineapple sauce. Dessert, as always, cannot be ignored. Delights include a Butterscotch Banana Rum Cake to sweeten the dining experience. In addition to their varied menu, Tarragon offers accommodations for any occasion. The outdoor seating …

Royal Taj India Cuisine

Address: 1350 Camden Avenue, Campbell, CA 95008
Royal Taj India Cuisine
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When the appetite cries out for flavorful Indian food, Royal Taj India Cuisine answers the call. This casual restaurant offers traditional dishes, like Chicken Masala, Lamb Korma, and Spicy Curry selections, in a full service atmosphere. Vegetarians also have a place at Royal Taj; the menu offers Aloo Baingan, or spiced eggplant and potato, among other vegetarian options. In order to devour these saucy dishes completely, multiple flavors of Naan, a traditional Indian bread, are available to wipe the plate clean. Those with a heartier appetite can dive into the lunch buffet, where diners can fill their plates over and …

Paolo's

Address: 333 West San Carlos Street, San Jose, CA 95110
Paolo's
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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 …

Birk's Restaurant

Address: 3955 Freedom Circle, Santa Clara, CA 95054
Birk's Restaurant
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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, …

Forbes Mill Steakhouse

Address: 206 North Santa Cruz Avenue, Los Gatos, CA 95030
Forbes Mill Steakhouse
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The Forbes Mill Steakhouse provides Los Gatos locals the opportunity to live life lavishly. Guests can relax at white linen topped tables next to a roaring fire while pouring over the decadent menu. In true steakhouse fashion, Forbes Mill offers an assortment of cuts ranging from the petite 8 ounce Filet Mignon to the larger 24 oounce Porterhouse. On top of the steaks, diners can choose to add a Béarnaise, Cabernet Demi-Glace, or Cognac Peppercorn sauce for extra flavor. For marine options, the menu boasts entrees such as Seafood Risotto, filled jumbo prawns, scallops, and sea bass or Ahi Tuna …

Kyoto Palace

Address: 1875 South Bascom Avenue Suite 2500, Campbell, CA 95008
Kyoto Palace
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At the Kyoto Palace, the wall between the table and kitchen disappears, immersing diners in a theatrical show of culinary delights. Located in Campbell, guests sit around a large grill, watching in amazement as the chef juggles, spins, and slices the ingredients in an agile but elaborate way. Offering a selection of beef, chicken, seafood, or vegetables, guests choose an entrée to be grilled before their eyes, ending with the chef flipping the final product straight from the grill to the plates. Dinner specials include Soup, Salad, Shrimp Appetizer, Hibachi Vegetables, Steamed Rice and hot Green Tea. A more lavish …

Arya Global Cuisine

Address: 19930 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014
Arya Global Cuisine
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Experience the elegance of the Old World at Arya Global Cuisine in the town of Cupertino on Stevens Creek Blvd. The philosophy of Arya is a blend of Italian and Middle Eastern cuisines. On the Persian side of the menu, guests can choose from dishes that elicit the contrast of flavors that set Persian cuisine apart from other Middle Eastern plates. Arya uses exotic spices like saffron, dried fruits and nuts to create traditional Persian flavor combinations that will excite and surprise guests. The Pomegranate Pistachio Meatballs are a perfect example of the contrast between sweet and savory. Kebab plates …

Il Postale

Address: 127 West Washington Avenue, Sunnyvale, CA 94086
Il Postale
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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, …

McCormick & Schmick's

Address: 170 South Market Street, San Francisco, CA 95113
McCormick & Schmick's
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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 …

Azuma Japanese Cuisine

Address: 19645 Stevens Creek Boulevard, Cupertino, CA 95014
Azuma Japanese Cuisine
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Azuma Japanese Cuisine, located on Stevens Creek Boulevard and North Portal Street, is a restaurant that stays true to Japanese traditions. The restaurant is a far cry from those flashy sushi bars serving Dragon or Philadelphia rolls. At Azuma, guests can be sure to find dishes that are staples of Japanese home-cooking. Deep fried Chicken Karaage and Alaskan Black Cod Kasuzuke are menu favorites, but Azuma’s most ordered menu item is the Agedashi Tofu. This fried tofu preparation is a dish of few ingredients, but is prepared using a technique that Azuma’s chefs have perfected. The Agedashi appetizer is served …

Faultline Brewing Company

Address: 1235 Oakmead Parkway, Sunnyvale, CA 94085
Faultline Brewing Company
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Nothing cures the stress of the workday quite like a cold brewski. Faultline Brewery has over 20 different styles of brews that cover the entire spectrum of beer. The massive wooden dining area provides the perfect view of the adjacent lake, where guests can lounge on the patio, sip a beer, and enjoy the beautiful view. The restaurant is a great place for groups of any size, and the brewpub offers a variety of dishes that are perfect to share with friends. If choosing a brew from the long list of beers becomes difficult, beer aficionados can order the 10 …

House of Genji

Address: 1335 North 1st Street, San Francisco, CA 95112
House of Genji
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The House of Genji provides San Jose residents both dinner and a show. Serving teppan-yaki style Japanese cuisine, the House of Genji prepares a selection of chicken, beef, and seafood right before diners' eyes. The menu highlights specialty combinations, one including prawns and a choice of Filet Mignon or New York Steak. These meaty entrees include soup, shrimp appetizer, steamed rice, vegetables, and Ginger tea for a complete Japanese experience. The chefs arrive at the table ready to entertain guests with their showmanship skills of grilling and slicing while teasing the senses with the sights and smells of the readying …

Sundance The Steakhouse

Address: 1921 El Camino Real, San Francisco, CA 94306
Sundance The Steakhouse
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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 …

Casa de Cobre

Address: 14560 Big Basin Way, San Francisco, CA 95070
Casa de Cobre
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In the tiny Mexican pueblo of Santa Clara del Cobre, craftsmen still utilize old methods to produce copper goods of high merit. This devotion to integrity and skill influenced the creators of restaurant, Casa de Cobre, on Big Basin Way between 4th and 5th Street. The restaurant’s name, which translates to “House of Copper”, is a nod to the people of Santa Clare del Cobre, whose belief to never take short cuts has been adopted by the restaurant. The quality preparation shines through in the food; fresh Dungeness Crab Enchiladas are bursting with crab meat, and the Taquito de slow …

La Fontana

Address: 4949 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054
La Fontana
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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. …

Fahrenheit Restaurant and Lounge

Address: 99 East San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Fahrenheit Restaurant and Lounge
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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 …

Loft Bar and Bistro

Address: 90 South 2nd Street, San Jose, CA 95113
Loft Bar and Bistro
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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 …

Menara Moroccan Restaurant

Address: 41 East Gish Road, San Jose, CA 95112
Menara Moroccan Restaurant
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Menara Moroccan Restaurant is not simply a restaurant; it’s an adventure. Located in San Jose, this restaurant provides an exotic ambiance complete with cascading fountains, stunning archways, and tented ceilings ornamented with silks in deep crimson and violet hues. For an authentic experience patrons are encouraged to eat with their hands while seated comfortably on plush cushions on the floor or the low lounge sofas. The menu is comprised of five fixed-price options to share, that offer several courses. Signature dishes include the Tajine Rabbit with Paprika, the Lamb with Honey and the savory Prawn Chermoula. A vegetarian option is …