Excellent food. Only great service.We spent $450 for four of us for dinner. We were expecting excellent food. And we got it. They have a fairly long wine list, with very expensive bottles. They prepared a little dessert to celebrate my wife's birthday. This was much appreciated.
Our waiter seemed distracted. He never smiled. When he spoke to us, it was very faintly which made it tough to understand him. And, when he took our credit card and valet parking ticket, he forgot to bring the latter back and forced me to look for him. From a high-end restaurant like this, one would expect the waiting staff to make the guest a little more welcome than this...
One last note, the servings are way too big. I'd rather have smaller dishes in order to be able to sample more dishes...5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ambience environmentI enjoyed my time here, i specially requested a windows seat because downtown at night is amazing. Food was great, the noise level is just enough that it doesnt get awkward if you and ur date arent talking much, our server was friendly. Overall it feels formal but not so formal that it is intimidating they also have free valet parking for 2.5 hours, just pull up ur car up the marriot entrance and theyll tell you what to do5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFoodThis is a Michael Mina restaurant good. This is my first time dining at Arcadia. Food was amazing starting from appetizer to desserts. Entrees are large portion especially the cowboy ribeye and pork chop. I would skip the scallops though...small portion for an entree and caviar was missing. Side dishes are amazing. I have to say the dessert was amazing. I had the beignets. The dipping sauce was Macallan butterscotch. It was a nice touch.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMFancy and cozyThe food was well presented and fancy, expensive but not outrageous, although some steaks were pricey but delicious ($40-50). Dinner for 2 with a steak and dessert was about $80
Dessert was delicious, great atmosphere, dress nice, but you don't have to be too fancy
We went on a Thursday night and it was quiet, really romantic
We got complementary duck fat fries with dipping sauces... AMAZING!
Our waiter was very nice5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Review to End All ReviewsArcadia really has very fantastic food. It's quite expensive, but it's good for a special occasion. My wife and I had the Kurobuta pork chops and the New York. Both were excellent. I recommend either. We also had the truffled mac and cheese, which was delicious.
The waiter was friendly and knowledgeable, but I only gave three stars because he didn't really check up on us enough. There were times we had to call other waiters over to help us because our waiter was hanging out at the bar on the other end of the room.
Beautiful location and great restaurant layout. I'd like to come back. Maybe when I get paid again.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMThe mashed potatos were toThe mashed potatos were to die for, a great experience all around.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways Excellent Service and FoodWe have dined at Arcadia quite a few times and the staff is always attentive and professional. There are constants on the menu (like the lobster pot pie) as well as seasonal dishes that are unique and ever-changing.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMMust-tries here are the mushroomMust-tries here are the mushroom bisque and the beignets. Truffled mac and cheese is delightful as a side. Half-off a bottle of wine on Monday nights is a great deal. I'd try for a booth near a window or a regular table -- the half-booths in the circular area are uncomfortable.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of the best fine diningOne of the best fine dining restaurants in Downtown SJ minus the snobby-ness of SF. I love this restaurant. The DuckFat Fries are awesome and filets are great.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent food, we had theExcellent food, we had the wagyu beef and pork chops :) excellent service from Ash! Thank you4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMThere are no words to describeThere are no words to describe this place......it's simply perfect. GREAT FOOD, GREAT CHEFS, GREAT MANAGEMENT!!!!!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMArcadia went out of theirArcadia went out of their way to create a great Easter brunch. There were the usual brunch favorites, combined with many of the special dishes Michael Mina is known for. The staff was energetic and friendly, the rib eye was sensational. Those pot pies...not so much. Watch out if you order alcohol-champagne at 10 bucks a flute? Wowie!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat spot at the bottom ofGreat spot at the bottom of the Marriott convention center in downtown San Jose here. Excellent range of food items from comfort American to modern gastro fusion. I'll definitely go back and possibly hang at the bar - Tanq - one of these nights.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMAlways a great evening! CustomerAlways a great evening! Customer service is top notch (thank you, Ash!). Fabulous wine, inventive dinners. Love the Ahi tartare, love the duck fat fries with the cherry ketchup dipping sauce. Roasted mushrooms are divine. Yum.3/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFood 5 stars, Decor needs more starDelicious food and excellent service. The decor needs to be updated.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMNice ambiance and great service.Nice ambiance and great service. A bit pricey, but appropriate service and food.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding food! InterestingOutstanding food! Interesting flavor combinations in some cases. We were a party of five, and ordered quite a few different entrees and appetizers. I have to say that EVERYTHING I tasted was extremely good. The service was very good too. It's a bit pricier than it should be (in my humble opinion), but the 50% the entire wine list on Monday's was a fantastic way to counter-balance!3/11/2013 12:00:00 AM