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Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge
Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge

Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.fahrenheitsj.com
  • Phone: (408) 998-9998
  • Hours of Operation: DINNER: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 10:00 PM

    HAPPY HOUR: Monday - Saturday: 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM (Best Happy Hour in SJ: 1/2 off beer menu, Craft Cocktail Menu, and Small Plates in Bar & Lounge areas)
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Californian, Organic, Contemporary American
  • Executive Chef: Danny Chu
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Counter Seating, Dancing, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact our Director of Catering/Private Events Eric Haraga at 408.274.9998 or eric@fahrenheitsj.com.
  • Entertainment: Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge features:

    Happy Hour - 5:00pm - 7:00pm

    DJ's/Dancing: Every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday: 10:30pm - close
  • Special Events & Promotions: Please contact our Director of Catering/Private Events Eric Haraga at 408.274.9998 or eric@fahrenheitsj.com.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Third Street
  • Public Transit: Paseo De San Antonio
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: There are lots at Third/San Fernando and Forth/San Fernando and parking on side streets. We also validate for City of San Jose parking lots: http://www.sjdowntownparking.com/parkmap.htm?images/maplayers/validated.gif
A word from Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge
Fahrenheit is the South Bay’s premiere venue for dining, entertainment and special events. With innovative design concepts by award winning designer Jones Baker. Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge, located in the heart of downtown San Jose, celebrates Contemporary California Cuisine. With the use of organic and sustainable ingredients, our "farm to table" approach uses nothing but the best produce, poultry, fish, and meat available from local farmers, ranchers, and fishermen. These ingredients provide the inspiration behind our ever-evolving menu. Wild Herb Crusted Sea Bass, Creekstone Hanger Steak, Ahi Tuna Tartare Tostada, and Asian Pear & Green Apple Salad are just some of the samples on the seasonal menu. The beverage program adopts the same philosophy, featuring boutique wines and beer from local vineyards and breweries, and delicious craft cocktails created by our master mixologists. We invite you to experience the best of California!Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerCalifornian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerHot Spot
  • Diners' Choice WinnerVibrant Bar Scene
Diner Reviews
  • "We were welcomed immediatelty - Danny was kind enough to introduce us to the Imrov contact - we did not have to wait an hour in line for will call - we had front row seats! The food is delicious and looked very appealing - the drinks were very good as well! Thank you for making our group evening out so much fun last Saturday 08/16/14! Jeanine and Brenda"
    Dined on 8/16/2014
  • "We enjoyed several small plate selections instead of a full blown dinner. Fish tacos were especially good. Pork was very small and ok. Calamari is good."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "Little too hot when we arrived. Would have wished for more air conditioning. Beyond that food was very impressive all the way around. Music was more towards beatnik in beat but definitely good groove. Wine service is not the best but would still recommend."
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Food is great and all natural! Service is great! Ambiance is great! I think many think it is a night club, as it deceptive from the outside."
    Dined on 7/22/2014
  • "If you want a noisy crowded place with incompetent management and service this is the place to go. I took a group of 5 friends to dinner at 7:30 on Saturday night. We were seated at a low table in the bar area. I asked for a dinner table and after a discussion, we were finally moved to a dinner table. They have a limited menu and were out of sea bass and pork chops. 0ur salads came without the pecans and our main course took an extra long time. The steaks were over cooked and came with a tiny potato and three pieces of vegetable. They were out of the dessert I wanted. The restaurant was extremely noisy with the party of 70, a baby shower and a bachelorette party. The icing on the cake, no paper towels in the restroom. Seriously???"
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "We tried several small plates to share. All good to great. Entrees were big. Good wines by glass. Stand-outs: strawberry salad, deviled eggs, pork chops. Next time we'll go for more small plates."
    Dined on 7/14/2014
  • "Didn't know that at 8:45 Fahrenheit converts to a nightclub - during dinner service. We hadn't finished our appetizer when some guys showed up and started sound checking (hip hop we think). Seating is not separated effectively from diners. We ordered the bruschetta as an appetizer, and the bread was way crispy - the topping muddled. Many reviewers recommended the braised short ribs. OK, they were nice, very tender, but a lot of salt and no opportunity for some spice (there wasn't a sriracha bottle to be found!). I had a red wine, my friend got a draft, and the bill was more than a Benjamin. There are many other fine dining experiences around San Jose at this price."
    Dined on 6/26/2014
  • "Not many places offer ANY happy hour specials - let alone so many GREAT specials. Treat yourself !"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great food and service. It's a lounge in the later evening but they so not cheat on serving top quality food. The chef knows what he/she is doing with flavors."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "Great drinks, amazing food! The bruschetta was unbelievable, and my risotto was cooked to perfection and so flavorful. The gnocchi small plate was disappointing only because we got it after the bruschetta. "
    Dined on 5/5/2014
  • "All the food is creative, beautifully presented, and best of all - it is truly yummy. The hot food is actually served hot and the cold food is served cold. I find that to be very rare. as part of the excellent service, they are willing to add or substract from dishes due to diet or alergy issues. I really enjoy this restaurant."
    Dined on 5/2/2014
  • "This place is more of a late night club than a restaurant. We went on a Monday night at 6:30pm and were the only people in the restaurant. Food and service were good but if you're looking for a little more ambiance, I would try another place."
    Dined on 4/28/2014
  • "I took my fiancée to Fahrenheit on 04-18-2014 for his birthday and the food was excellent. I had the prawns with noodle and my fiancée had the short ribs. This was my first time visiting this restaurant so I am into seafood and my fiancée was into steaks . So this place has a very poor selection of seafood and the portion of steak for one person was just too much. But then we got this waiter who's name was Gary. We was so impress with his knowledge of the foods on the menu and how it were prepared, that we decided to stay and rely on his food choices.By his suggestion we made a wise choice. Gary the service was great and I am so sorry to hear that you are leaving. Thank you for a lovely meal and a great evening at Fahrenheit. Good luck "
    Dined on 4/18/2014
  • "We booked a table for 9pm and the place was dead empty. However we were sort of rushed to leave the table around 10 as the place turns into a club. Food was ok and the server was nice but really disappointed with the whole experience. It's a very nice bar / club, but wouldn't recommend it for dinner unless you turn up at 7 or so..."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "First off, the food was fantastic. We had the burrata for an app, the pea risotto with prawns and the short ribs for entrees, and a couple of the craft beers. The actual server was great, funny, and knowledgeable. The hostess left something to be desired. We had a reservation, and I arrived on time. They said there would be a 10 minute or so wait which was fine as a table was staying later than they had anticipated. We sat at the bar and the hostess forgot about us. ~45 mins later the restaurant was nearly empty and we were still at the bar. (we were enjoying our craft beer sampler...side note, the bartender was also good, attentive and knew about his beers...) We went up to the hostess and she had definitely forgotten about us. "
    Dined on 4/10/2014
  • "We tried the hummus, coconut soup, and short ribs. Everything was mediocre tasting. The service wasn't great either. The waiter would disappear for long stretches of time. We won't be going back there."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Celebrating my wifes birthday at Fahrenheit was perfect choice. We had excellent service from a pleasantly personanable wait staff. The food was amazingly delicious. It was our first experience with the establishment and will be a place we intend on revisiting for our future dinning. It couldn't have been any better for the special celebration."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "All the staff was friendly. Owner/Chef Danny was our server. For dinner, we had the calamari appetizer and then the Duck Au Vin and Pan Seared Halibut. The calamari was super yummy. It was nicely breaded, not too oily, and came with a yummy sauce that was very flavorful. The duck and halibut had good flavor, but both were over-cooked. This made them dry. Overall, I enjoyed the atmosphere and the staff. That's important to note, because, after checking out their website, I was worried that the place was going to be a crazy, party atmosphere. That may still be the case when dancing starts after 10pm, but we didn't stay that late. BTW, they validate parking! Final thoughts: I wouldn't say no if asked to go back, but it's not a must return."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "This restaurant is obviously, from its entrance, general setup and décor, a club that does better around midnight than at 8pm. That atmosphere detracts from the dining experience. I felt as though I was sitting in a temporary restaurant."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Chose this restaurant because of the good reviews we read and because it was close to our Hotel. Overall experience was very pleasant. Most of the staff was attentive and friendly. Our waiter was very knowledgeable and helped with pairing our meals with beverages. A major plus. Will definitely recommend this place to everyone."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "Very good restaurant by day, nightclub immediately after the dinner hour. We live in the neighborhood and highly recommend everything on the menu. We're 50 years old and love the food, just not the nightclub that it transforms into after 10:00. There's nothing wrong with it being a nightclub, just not our taste. The food is though! You won't be disappointed."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "I liked the choices on the menu. Although the portions of food were varied. My husband's short ribs was a big portion compared to my Duck Au Vin. The Brussels sprouts salad was very good and I would order it again. Would definitely try it again. Service was very good - friendly, attentive, and knowledgeable."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "There was not enough selection among items on the dinner menu. My date's halibut was underdone (pink), so she sent it back requesting that it be cooked until it was flaky. Nevertheless, it still came back underdone and pink inside. Apparently the chef demands you eat it the way he/she thinks you should enjoy it. The braised short ribs were good, however there was too much fat that had to be cut away before you could enjoy the beef."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "Tried Fahrenheit for 1st time...thought it was only a nightclub...glad the friendly owner/chef is focusing on the dinner side of the house! What an outstanding wonderful meal! Diverse & flavor packed menu with huge emphasis on locally sourced! Attentive & friendly service. Excellent bar with approachable wines. Will return for their 1/2 off wine nights on Wednesdays! (thanks for the head's up, server Chris!)."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Title says it all. Service in particular was amateur hour"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "bad experience, reservation was for 9:30 we didnt get seeted until 10:30. Didnt get food until 11:00. Overall very poor job with mamaging of this restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Overall we enjoyed our Valentine's dinner. However, we didn't recieve complimentary champagne until we inquired it as the restaurant advertised. Our waiter brought us our champagne when we got our desserts. Otherwise, food was delicious. Not too impressed with lobster bisque. It was very watery and tasted like old sea water. Would not recommend it."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This place doesn't have a clue how cook. I ordered my meet medium and my girl friend ordered her meet medium well. They both came out rare. The water taste terrible, so we had to buy water. For desert we had the strawberries, which were very soggy. And the rest of the food tasted bad also, the flavors they mix together just aren't right. These chefs should not be chefs. It was a huge waste of $250.00."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "So I guess I should have known better than to think I would find a gem with only a few days before Valentine's day, but I thought for $70 per person fixed menu it would be great. We got in were sat at a folding table that had bare metal legs positioned near what looked like a VIP section. The lights were so bright over our table that I had to ask the staff to lower them cause it was hurting my eyes, let alone the fact that it was valentine's day. My drink their take on an old fashion was great, but my fiance ordered an apple bourbon drink and she said it was super weak, so she just went to wine. The food was OK, but it was not worth $70. Finally we had to wait over 20 min to get our bill. I ended up paying $250 and was underwhelmed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Never had such salty food. I'm the type that doesn't mind salty food but this dinner was unbearable. The chef must have really got careless with the salt shaker."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went to celebrate valentines day. Party of 4. wonderful, attentive service. Hats off to the chef. food was presented in a professional caring manner. Our server and her helpers were aware of our needs and special requests. We were all very impressed."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great for Pre-San Jose Rep dining. They have added some dining tables by the window area on San Fernando, so early seating is ample. The staff is helpful with suggestions and checking in that all is well and whether anything is needed. The food is prepared well. Portion sizes are right sized (except the "cowboy rib-eye" is HUGE -- great for leftovers. The duck was falling-apart tender and with a tasty wine reduction sauce (a bit on the salty side, for me -- but I don't add salt to anything). I have tried several of their soups and salads -- always a treat. Their panko calamari is tender and crispy."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "The Barman and waitress were Great. The before dinner small plates were excellent."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "This was the best birthday thus far. I enjoyed my dinner and time with yg. I Will definitely be coming back to the Fahrenheit lounge Thank you so much for making my 21st birthday something to remember! :-)"
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "We enjoyed the food and service as much the second time as the first which was very much. I especially like the portion sizes which are not too large so you can't over eat. We will definitely be returning."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This is a bar with fantastic food. If you want the high end restaurant feel go else where. However, for a date night bar and dinner it's your olace"
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "We planned a bday dinner for one of our friends a couple weeks back. When the BF told me we were going to Fahrenheit I was skeptical, I'd only known them as an ultra lounge. We had a big group, they were able to seat us easily and take excellent care of us throughout the entire evening. The specialty cocktails from the bar were delicious, my favorite tasted like apple pie! Having such a large group we were able to taste a little bit of everything on the menu, I recommend the Pastrami Pork Belly and the Cowboy Bone-in Rib-Eye which was GIGANTIC, well seasoned, and perfectly cooked. I'll definitely be back!!"
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "My Brother & I came to this place not knowing much about it other than the reviews left here. We both had the Braised Ribs, Bacon Mustard Greens, and Potatoes. The Brasied Ribs were good but a little over-cooked for my liking. The Bacon Mustard Greens were awesome and the highlight of the dish. I could have ate another bowl of just that and been happy. Potatoes were good too. We also tried two of the desserts. The Bananas Foster was amazing! The Cookie Sundae was just OK. Lots of fun drinks on the menu if you are into that and a good selection of spirits."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "Our group of four celebrated a birthday at Fahrenheit. AWESOME food and service. While the entertainment lounge/bar is great: Definitely go for the food. Each dish is accompanied by perfectly paired sides. Portions are appropriate. Price is reasonable. Great find. We'll be back."
    Dined on 12/4/2013
  • "Just had dinner and we enjoyed it very much, we split the mac & cheese, the black bean chicken with biriyani rice and the cookie sundae, everything was delicious came out quick, and the staff was all very friendly. We had a couple cocktails and the flavors were all balanced and amazing , the antti niemi was my favorite."
    Dined on 11/26/2013