One of the all time classic restaurants in San Jose, Original Joe's has been around since 1956. The waiters are never far away and the bartenders are truly one of a kind. Their menu is a lovely blend of Italian and American classics. Savor their Chicken Parmigiana, Roast Beef, Beef Stew, Linguine with Clams, Calamari Steak and Baby Back Ribs. Complement your meal with either wine or beer.
Since 1923, Palo Alto Creamery has served tasty food with good ingredients in a typical small town atmosphere; they are old fashioned and proud about it. Generations of consumers have been pleased and this is just the beginning. The philosophy of the restaurant is to cook simple food that is well made. This is a fun place to take your family or friends.
As you approach Vino Locale, you are transported into a delightful world that blends the charm of a fairy tale land and the Victorian age. Nestled in an old Victorian building, surrounded by bushes, shrubberies and flowering plants, this wine bar is a charming place to enjoy a candlelight dinner. Its garden dining even surpasses the dining room, replete with archways of crawling creepers, round tables covered with white cloths and pink flowers blossoming all around. This bar boasts of a selection of highly-local wines sourced from the wineries of Santa Cruz Mountains and the counties of Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Alameda. The wine list includes Feels Like Summer, Spring Fling, Love in the Secret Garden and Smooth and Sexy Reds. On some nights, musicians treat guests to the melodies of flamenco, jazz, bluegrass, folk and classical guitar music. Once a month, this restaurant also hosts a reception to showcase a selected local artists' work. If you dream of hosting your party under the stars, surrounded by nature, do hire this bar for your next function.
Downtown Palo Alto is the setting for Nola's. The menu consists of Creole Cajun cuisine in an enchanting building with romantic balconies. The New Orleans touch is evident in the Southern-style of cooking. Seafood gumbo or alligator and crawfish dumplings are classics that customers crave. They also offer etouffe - something every New Orleans person living in California will order. Their cocktail, The Hurricane comes highly recommended but beware because it is not for the faint hearted! Also, the room is filled with couched and HD TVs making Nola a great sport to enjoy games while sipping on strong cocktails.
This excellent and cozy British-style pub called Rose and Crown Pub offers award-winning fish and chips, along with an impressive selection of draft beers from Britain and elsewhere. The staff is friendly and the atmosphere is totally casual. You can cram into the bar at night with the mixed crowd of British expatriates and Anglophiles and play darts or relax on the patio outside. Rotating kitchen specials have included hard cider pork chops, perfect with a pint of Guinness. Please check their website for updates on their regular events.
If you are craving for some delicious Persian and Mediterranean-style eats, then head to Yeganeh Bakery and Kafe Unik on Stevens Creek Boulevard. This family-run eatery opened its doors in the year 2011. They serve a fantastic variety of traditional items like sandwiches, salads, soups, omelettes, baked goodies, desserts and a lot more. The cafe’s rich yet simple interiors exudes a homely vibe. It features an outdoor seating area that is perfect for the warm summer months.
If you are fond of flavorful meats, than Sarah's Latin Taste commands your attention. They serve appetizing meat options in a food truck. The meats are freshly prepared with unique blend of spices and seasonings. When visiting here you can expect a decent service and a great selection of meals. When rushing late for your work, you can also opt for takeaway service or get your favorite meals delivered to your doorstep.
Nestled within the Sesnon House of Cabrillo College, Pino Alto Restaurant is managed by the students of the culinary department. This, however, does not allude that the food served here is mediocre or amateur work; on the contrary, this place dishes up some of the best preparations in the city. Taste some of the best offerings of each season, concocted to perfection by these newbie chefs. Delightful fare of American cuisine, ranging across salads, steaks, soups, breads and sinful desserts are offered here. They house an extensive wine collection to complement your food.
Don't let the long lines snaking around Freshly Baked Eatery on the 3rd Street, deter you from eating here. The lines move quickly and the offerings here are fresh, healthy and not to mention, delicious! The menu here features classic subway sandwiches with cold cuts, fresh veggies and a range of dressings, sandwiched between their signature, freshly baked sourdough bread; the result is quite scrumptious. Between a friendly service and drool-worthy, healthy food offered for a fair price, Freshly Baked Sandwiches leaves no room for complaints.
Since its inception in 2012, Vesta is well known for its variety of wood fired pizzas and tapas. The menu is quite diverse and has plentiful options to choose from- the pizzas are topped with a slew of delicacies like Italian sausage, mascarpone, pecorino, mozzarella, German butterballs and so on. The tapas is packed with delectable flavors, right seasoning and fresh produce. Save some space for the desserts and try their sinful Affogato. The drinks menu is pretty impressive as well- patrons are spoilt for choice with a plethora of beers, premium wines and non-alcoholic beverages on the menu. The restaurant is pretty affordable and everything is priced in a way that you won't settle for just one order. The decor is beautiful and they also have an attractive patio area for airy summer dining.
Operating since 1961, Cicero's Pizza sure has its share of loyal customers. If you do decide to come here, be prepared for a long waiting line. A popular hangout for college kids, it's frequented by many families as well. Specially known for their thin crust pizzas; they also have a wide variety of toppings. Of course, this meal is incomplete without a chilled glass of beer.
Philz Coffee offers several blends of coffee, with a blend to match anyone's taste. Many blends are dark and bold and are sure to wake you up in the morning. For those looking for something more exciting than plain drip coffee, the mint mojito iced coffee is a unique drink that is particularly popular during the summer months. Tip- place your order with the barista, then pay at the register.