California Cafe - Los Gatos
ServiceThe service at California Cafe was excellent. We enjoyed a lunch meeting on the patio.6/14/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific ServiceI have always enjoyed good service in the LG Calif. Cafe but this time is was excellent! Great waitress named JJ. Treated my firiend and I like Kings when she found out it was my birthday.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely Brunch!We enjoyed our brunch on Sunday, with so many great choices on the brunch menu. It was a bit cool outside, so we opted to sit inside at a round table for the 6 of us. The waiter was prompt and attentive. When the food arrived, it was all very good.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food and EnergyExcellent experience. We were greeted before even entering by one of the two concierges, who was vibrant, happy, and held the door open for us (wonderful service!). Two of us arrived early and were asked if we'd like to be seated or wait for our friends at the bar. We decided to check out the bar, which was staffed by quick and friendly bartenders. Friends cam and we were immediately taken to our table, which had scenic views out the back of the dining area. Appetizers were delicious, meals were filling, and drinks were paired well (wine was a little pricey considering the bottles, but welcome nonetheless). Throughout dinner our servers were friendly, patient, helpful, and prompt. All in all, our experience was fantastic, and we'll be back.6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMSercviceOn a particulary busy night (local high school graduations), our server was a real gem. Ceasar was there, unobtrusively, whenever we needed anything. Food came out on time - a challenge for any kitchen with numerous large parties in attendance.
A very good experience overall!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMLadies bible study group!This was an end of the year dinner for a small group of ladies from our bible study group that would meet twice a month. We usually all bring a dish and have a dinner at our meeting place. Seems we will end our year this way again by coming to CALIF CAFE. The staff was very accomadating to all of our needs and wants. Thanks to Ben our waiter and Carol at the desk. Food was excellent and presented beautifully as well. Thanks to all of the staff!!!
Sally Urso6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMClient DiscussionWe had a great table for a confidential client discussion and service and food was terrific.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMSlow!The food was good as always, but it was over 50 minutes from the time we were seated until the food came. It was a simple order for two ( a turkey BLT and fish and chips). We were given water when we sat down and it wasn't refilled. Not up to its usual standards.6/4/2013 12:00:00 AMVery happy as usualRevised menu with revised chef. Food quality still high, execution of menu standards consistent. Cheerful service provided quickly.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMA LG StarService and food were excellent....and the table that I requested was there waiting for us.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMI have been there many timesI have been there many times and each time is as good as the last. Especially the service and courteous behavior of its employees. The only drawback is the parking near the restaurant.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLunch w/long-time friendFood was superb! Our wait staff friendly and courteous but a bit busy and not easy to get his attention when we needed simple things like water refills, ketsup, additional salad dressing; maybe because our table was in the back and somewhat hidden from view by a wide pole? We will definitely continue to go there however as there was nothing severe that would warrant us not returning and the meals were delicious and the restaurant very, very nice. The chef was also completely accommodating with a special request from our guest - thank you CA Cafe!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMFree wine flight along withFree wine flight along with nice birthday dessert made this an enjoyable dinner.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFantastic food, service and settingMy family and I (a group of 9) celebrated my brother's Master's Degree graduation here. The server, Hannah, was a delight and gave us excellent service. My nephew has severe peanut/tree nut allergies and Hannah took steps to ensure no allergens would be present in any of the food. The manager was also professional and stopped by to congratulate my brother and to make sure our meal was to our liking.
The food: De-li-cious! Half of us ordered Rib Eye Steak and it was excellent: juicy, perfectly seasoned, and soft as butter. We are steak fanatics and loved it. My sister got the pasta with prawns and really liked it and my mom ordered a chicken that she also enjoyed (though this one was a bit on the dry side). I also recommend the calamari.5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMFabulous!We came here for a birthday celebration and loved it! The service was great! We were originally given a table in the center aisle, but upon arrival the hostess kindly offered to give us a table next to the view instead. Our waiter was very friendly and prompt. The food was amazing. This place is definitely a favorite!5/13/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Mothers Day DiningWhen considering where to dine for holiday events, most good restaurants fall short. California Cafe bucks that trend. We have eaten at California Cafe four or more times for holiday occasions and have never been disappointed. We have high standards and they continue to meet them!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful eveningChose to return to California Cafe for a Family celebration...combining Mother's day and college graduation.
It was an outstanding evening. The waiter (who was doing double duty on the bar) was incredibly attentive and did a great job of looking after us.
All small plates were exceptional- especially tuna poke.
Salad and soup were outstanding, especially strawberry/goat cheese augula (perfect dressing) and clam chowder.
The main courses didn't disappoint (altho' burgers were not available).... The Sea bass and Ahi tuna were our favorites...but sirloin with cajun fries was also delightful.
Bread pudding was perhaps too sweet but OK to share.
Wonderful...Keep up the high standards5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was excellent howeverFood was excellent however children's many is limited and they run out of pizza. Hard to believe it actually was the cause.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMAnother solid experienceWe got the seared tuna and bacon burger. Since I knew their portions, I went for my usual extra entree. Unfortunately, they ran out of whatever they needed to make pizza. Bummed, I opted for their ravioli.
The raviolis came first and they resembled an appetizer. There were just 5 raviolis swimming in sauce. Good thing I wasn't counting on making a meal with this entree. At $15.75, it definitely wasn't an appetizer.
My burger was just as good as I remembered. The combo of blue cheese and bacon is a bit of an acquired taste that I've come to like. The seared tuna seemed lost as the 5 bare slices sat unadorned on a large plate. For $24.50, I'd expected a bit more flair. Otherwise, I could have seared up a $4 piece of tuna at home.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMawesome food and servicewe went to the Los Gatos California Cafe as returning foodies. We went to celebrate a birthday. The food was great, and they were great at splitting our meals too. The wine and drink list was pretty respectable too. We had cocktails and wine. The birthday celebration tiramisu was delish! We have called this our new favorite restaurant for two or more. The views and the environment in and out of the restaurant were great.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMCalifornia Cafe is so AWESOME!Outstanding staff and totally delicious food!
On May 4th, my daughter took me out for lunch for my birthday. Loren our waitress was a delight and very attentive. Everyone was professional. As a former customer service facilitator - I take particular notice of how customers are treated by the staff. Our food was absolutely delicious! Thank you California Cafe manager and staff for truly making me feel very special on my birthday.
Be sure to try the 1/2 pound chocolate cookie skillet. Mmmmm better than delicious.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMMy regular lunchspotI eat at the California Cafe once or twice a week. I am always treated well. I am greeted ans seated quickly and the waitstaff have gotten to know my my particular requests so I don't have to explain myself. There is a fairly good selection, and the food is fresh, tasty, and with good ingredients. It is a pretty space to eat in, with a nice view and comfortable booths.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWe have beem there many timesWe have beem there many times and they are consistently good. Probably one of the most courteous restaurants I have ever been in. Same review all the time.4/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat location right nextGreat location right next to the Los Gatos Creek Trail. Food is good, service is almost always excellent..4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of our very favorite restaurantOne of our very favorite restaurants for many, many years now. It's the only one to which we come as often as we do.
As usual, however, the waiters seem to have too many tables to cover. They work hard and keep busy but don't have quite enough time for the attentiveness found in comparable places.4/18/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, great service,Great food, great service, great atmosphere. We'll be back.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful ambience for anWonderful ambience for an indoor lunch on a cool day. Don't usually get a burger (and this isn't a burger joint) but felt like it and it was excellent. They substituted the fries for a perfect caesar...not a big deal but they did it flawlessly.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was slow coming out ofFood was slow coming out of the kitchen snd the restaurant was not that busy4/7/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistant qualityAlways the primary Los Gatos dining destination. We go here because the Chef knows how to craft a menu that works with our palate, the crew is focused on consistent delivery of quality fresh food.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe selected this restaurantWe selected this restaurant because it had a varied lunch menu and seemed suited for a relaxed conversation. It exceeded expectations on both counts. Lots of interesting menu options left to try next time.4/3/2013 12:00:00 AMA gem in Los GatosCalifornia Cafe is a great restaurant. The food is prepared to perfection and served promptly, always with an elegant presentation. The staff are well trained, knowledgeable and courtesy. This restaurant is a family favorite.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Easter Brunch was wellThe Easter Brunch was well done. We had a group of six and were sat a very nice table near the back windows. Food was very good, though the menu was a bit odd. Lunch type items followed by breakfast type items. Service was excellent - very attentive to our needs regarding coffee, drinks etc.3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGo to spot!This is our to to spot when we can not decide where to go. The service is outstanding and the food has never disappointed.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place for a mid-weekVery nice place for a mid-week evening dinner. Service was excellent. Even had status inquires from manager and executive chef.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AMUsually god, but...Usually good, this time the food was not up to par, but not bad.3/9/2013 12:00:00 AMFestive and great foodAlways a great place to eat. Excellent food and a very festive place!12/14/2012 12:00:00 AMFriendly atmosphereFriendly staff and a wonderful place to have a business meeting, which was the purpose of my visit. Our waiter was very attentive and friendly.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM