Faultline Brewing Company
Faultline Brewing Company

Faultline Brewing Company

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.faultlinebrewing.com/
  • Phone: 4087362739x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Monday thru Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm,
    Dinner: Monday thru Friday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Saturday 5pm to 9:30 pm
    Happy Hour Monday thru Friday 3:30pm to 6pm (bar only)

    During Football Season Faultline is open from 9:30 am to 4pm
    (September through December only)
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: American, Brewery
  • Executive Chef: Daryl Dillahunty
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: FBC is available for private events on Saturdays & Sundays. For groups as small as 50 people. (minimum charges apply)
  • Private Party Contact: Catrin Wynkoop 408-821-7267x
  • Entertainment: Live Music Friday & Saturday Nights from 6pm to 9pm

    Price (Price reflects the average cost of dinner, including one drink and tip) $31 to $50

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Lakeside Drive
  • Public Transit: We are one mile east of the Lawrence Caltrain station. Bus routes 328 and 55 stop on Lawrence Expressway and Oakmead pkwy.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: We have a large parking lot that can fill up on busy nights. But after 6pm you can park in the neighboring lots
A word from Faultline Brewing Company
Whether you want to sit on our patio with an ice cold beer, take your new client out to lunch with a lakeside view, or enjoy a night out with family and friends for a spectacular dinner, Faultline Brewing Company is what you are looking for. Faultline brings you a newly remodelled patio, and a full service sports bar with 22 flat screen televisions.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGreat for Lunch
Faultline Brewing Company reviews from OpenTable diners
45 reviews since June 25, 2014
Overall Rating3.5
  • Food3.3
    Service3.7
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
good for groups (31)great for lunch (20)vibrant bar scene (14)great for outdoor dining (9)scenic view (7)neighborhood gem (7)fit for foodies (7)hot spot (5)special occasion (4)kid-friendly (3)great for brunch (2)late-night find (2)romantic (1)Show More
  • Faultline - Sunnyvale
    SarahL
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    This was a HOTSPOT and great for lunch 17 years ago. I took a family member who is a techie. This used to be a great Techie lunch and afternoon hang-out for quick bites or greta lunch, and drinks. What I found was STILL a good meal, but limited on lunch menu, lots of OLDER folks (I know I'm older too, but this tells me its not a HOTSPOT anymore) and even the furniture looked old. It's sad to see, when I am sure it could be a HOTSPOT with younger tech folks, again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Avoid the Octoberfest Menu
    SparkyRo
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    The items we ordered on the Octoberfest menu were awful....not authentic, and loaded in tons of garlic. The other item we ordered was sole which was old and smelled bad from across the table. The manager was polite and apologetic and removed the item from our bill; the service was great. The beer was very very good.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great place for a lunch meeting
    Foodie3VIP
    Dined on 10/7/2014
    I went to Faultline for a business meeting and was able to sit in a quiet area of the restaurant. The food was tasty and although I didn't have a drink, the menu was very enticing! I will definitely be back for an evening cocktail.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Spot
    Ohyeah
    Dined on 10/2/2014
    Really liked Faultline, but they had no record of my OpenTable reservation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Amazing!
    Foodz
    Dined on 9/20/2014
    Everything about this place was amazing. The food was eye rolling delicious. The drinks amazing and unique. The staff refreshingly friendly. Definitely a good find and will be returning again and again!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good beers, ok food
    MaxZ
    Dined on 9/19/2014
    Beers were good, especially the dark ones, the food however was just ok. Noisy, especially when the live music is playing, not the best place if you have a quiet conversation.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Fri night had band playing which made it difficult to talk. Service was very good, and accommodated one person's early arrival. Food style appears to have changed for spicier sauces and many hot peppers as condiments. Limits options for those who prefer milder spicing. Salmon was swimming in creamy sauce, hot pepper slices. Lentil dal had tinge of spicy flavor and spinach/garbanzo was tasty yet too soupy. Not good replacement for real Indian food since felt bloated and uncomfortable post-dinner, which does not happen at our fav Indian restaurants.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot, late-night find, neighborhood gem, scenic view, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • fun, lively and food is good
    Ariat2008
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    I had a small dinner party here for 6 of us after work on Friday. We met for drinks (missed the happy hour unfortunately) but had the great crafted beer - the Hefeweizen, Pale Ale, the IPA all were good. At 7pm we had dinner reservations, and the food was awesome. The memorable dinners that got great ratings from our group were: Jambalaya, fish and chips, and the Chicken Picatta. Our server Edward was great and made an effort to keep us happy and our beer full!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, scenic view, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Food much better than service
    napadiner2VIP
    Dined on 8/19/2014
    gave us our bill before even asking if we wanted dessert, and missed one of our party's beverage orders; had to ask 3 times. will recommend for the food, not for the service.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Got ill after eating
    HRSDVIP
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Ordered a Caesar salad with salmon and became ill about an hour later. Not sure if it was bad lettuce or bad salmon.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Business Lunch / Happy Hour Place
    bizluncher
    Dined on 8/14/2014
    Faultline Brewery is good for lunch and happy hours. There is a lot of variety on the menu to cater to many tastes. It's not a problem if you are vegetarian or have gluten free needs. They cater to those diets, too. The beer here is great and they have a lot of variety of great award winning beers. This place is great to have a business lunch in Sunnyvale to cater to all tastes. Noise level is good to so you can have conversation you can hear. Happy hour at Faultline is great too! The ambience is great during happy hour and is really busy. Food during happy hour is great too.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Go for the cocktails, skip the food
    ME23
    Dined on 8/1/2014
    The cocktails are good but that is about where the positive experience ends. I ordered the chicken jambalaya, it was mostly rice and spices that tore up my not-so-sensitive stomach. My boss ordered the seafood jambalaya, when it arrived it had sausage in it (he does not eat pork due to religious beliefs which is why he ordered the seafood dish), so he spent most of the meal picking out the sausage. The other dishes were also very heavy on the grease. It took over 30 min for our food to arrive, we barely saw our waitress. Really not a positive experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great for lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/25/2014
    This is a great place to grab lunch with coworkers. The lunch menu is diverse and has something for everyone. The food is good, and the beer is top notch.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Up and Down
    WalnutCreekFoodie
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Some of the food was great. The ribs weren't...super fatty and the bbq sauce had no flavor. Wings were excellent. Hit or miss with the food. But overall really liked the place and will be back.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, scenic view, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Happy times
    Susan
    Dined on 6/26/2014
    My sisters and friends often gather at Faultline for lunch. It is very central for us to meet there. Our servers are always great. It was a beatiful day so we chose to sit outside. This time two wanted sun and two didn't and our umbrella was great for that. We had beautifully healthy lunches so we could justify our drinks and shared desserts. I love this place!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 30 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 25, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.3
    • Ambiance3.5
    • Service3.8
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 288 reviews are from the Faultline Brewing Company reviews archive.
  • Hidden gem in Sunnyvale!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    Came here on a whim and was amazed! Great food, great beer and great tunes! I had the seared wild salmon and my fiance had the prime rib (cooked medium)... they were both so incredibly delicious! As for the beer....we started off with the sampler and ended up getting the Hefeweizen. As for the ambiance..there was a fantastic live band singing soulful R&B...with a lil Michael Jackson! Only wished we would have gotten there earlier to hear them play more! Overall it was a wonderful experience and I couldn't recommend this place more!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great lunch
    JeremyVIP
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Fastest service ever seen for a business lunchtime place. Very good Jamacian Jerk Chicken Salad with IPA!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Silicon Valley Engineers dominate.
    jimbarnesVIP
    Dined on 6/11/2014
    How is it these patrons have no taste and can't drive this restaurant into having decent food? Because, on the average, they have no taste! Beer is ok although served warmish. Worst brisket ever. Bad chicken stew. Plates cold. Food variable temperature depending on item on the plate--some had obviously been sitting out.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Locale
    Wonderful
    Dined on 6/9/2014
    This restaurant is located just off 101 and Lawrence Expy. We (a party of two) arrived just a few minutes before 2:00 PM (the end of their posted lunch time). The waiter advised that the menu may be limited due to the lateness of our arrival, however he went ahead and checked with the chef, who was willing to cook anything on the menu for us. Our lunch was wonderful and we didn't feel hurried in any way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, scenic view
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • went back!
    niceplace
    Dined on 5/20/2014
    We liked it so much we went back the ends night of our trip! The food was excellent and the beer was too! Don't miss this great find...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Sweet
    Shyam
    Dined on 5/2/2014
    Good Service and good food and BEER! We took the beer flight and I would definitely recommend it.
    Special Features:
    Hot Spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great place fro groups
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 4/24/2014
    This is a nice place to bring groups. Good energy level, great food and service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Slipping
    waltergiantVIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    This used to be a solid place to grab a nice pub meal with your beer, but the past three times I've been here, the food was markedly of less quality than before. Staff is less than helpful; vegan options are alluded to but not offered; and the quality of the ingredients just feel tired or of lower quality than I have experienced here in the past.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Hard to choose
    OpenTable Diner Since 2000VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    I've been here twice and both times I had to study the menu to find anything even remotely appealing. This is below-average bar food.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Second time here
    DryzVIP
    Dined on 4/19/2014
    This was our second time here probably a little over a year. Or last experience was really good. The food was excellent, service and ambiance was great. This time the first thing right off the bat was a live band playing and it was extremely loud. We could barely hear our waiter or ourselves talking. We noticed that the menu had changed since last time too. We ordered the calamari appetizer and it didn't have much flavor to it. In fact all of our dishes were just not that flavorful. And another thing was our main dishes took about an hour too come out. The server tried to do the best he could and we were given some free deserts. In all, not a very good experience this time.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 4/15/2014
    Still difficult to park a car. Noticed that prices went up from our visit last year. Usually was taking friends from around a world there but now should change this place to something more appropriate. Even though beer and food are still good there.
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • A couple of weeks ago I was
    ME23
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    A couple of weeks ago I was at Faultline and became addicted to their ceviche. Upon my return specifically to have that dish I found that they changed it from a fish ceviche to a shrimp ceviche which is no where near as good. I was highly disappointed. Apparently they changed a couple of their popular dishes. Not sure why if they were popular. We went as a group on a Friday night to unwind and catch up with each other. They had a live band inside in the dining area and we had to ask to be moved because we couldn't hear each other talk, which was the whole reason we went out to dinner. Not a bad place, the rest of the food was pretty good, cocktails are good. Live music should be outside as no one seemed to be enjoying shouting over it.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but staff is untrained
    JudyVIP
    Dined on 4/10/2014
    Food was good enough to want to come back but the wait staff was so annoying that I may not return. I am always happy when a waiter/waitress comes back to check on how we are doing and if we need anything and/or if our food is ok, HOWEVER I have to say it crosses into rude and annoying on the 7th time they ask. Seriously we were interrupted mid-conversation 7 times by the waitress and then once by someone else (maybe the manager?). So frustrating. Maybe they wanted to just rush us through but our lunch took less than 45 minutes and there were lots of free tables so I can't imagine why. I think I will opt to go somewhere else next time.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • review
    nickname
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It was wayyyyyy too empty and quiet. I had really only wanted to go there to have dinner while listening to live music, but their band cancelled last minute. Not the restaurants fault. But there was only a handful of people in there so it was just so quiet. They definitely need to figure out a way to get more people there on the weekends. I may try going during the week.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Service
    Percy
    Dined on 3/26/2014
    Servers were very attentive and kept the people I brought happy and their drinks full. Appreciate the front desk staff getting us in immediately since we had reservations. It impressed the group. Thanks
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great service good food nice
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Great service good food nice decor. Horrible horrible live music and I mean unbearable loud annoying and in poor taste
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
  • We go with groups from work
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/26/2014
    We go with groups from work for special occasions. The food is good. I find it somewhat noisy but I generally like quieter places. I have never eaten dinner there.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • service with a smile
    VespaDiva
    Dined on 2/24/2014
    On a sunny, warm February day, I chose to sit outside. My dining partner needed shade. I alerted the restaurant of my desire for one in the shade, one in the sun seating. When we arrived, the hostess let us know our patio table was ready, just as we had requested. Once we were seated she asked if the music was too loud. It wasn't and I was delighted with the thoughtful question. Our server took our orders and delivered food in a timely manner, refilling my sparkling water regularly. My field greens with grilled vegetable salad was delicious and perfectly sized. My friend's steak, which he requested served with a demiglace arrived with a mushroom version of said sauce that my companion enjoyed. His house crafted brew was good, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, romantic, scenic view, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food at Faultline Brewing
    Donnaeats
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    There are much better brew pubs than Faultline in the South Bay area.
    Special Features:
    scenic view
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The beer and appetizer menu
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 2/20/2014
    The beer and appetizer menu are great. The entrees were just OK.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • wopgirl63
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Great beer selection and bar food....specials are the best
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Scenic View, Vibrant Bar Scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • faultline
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Food was great had an amazing time at this restaurant being a first timer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Just ok
    Visitor
    Dined on 2/10/2014
    Fairly expensive for "just ok". Beer is brewed there and is ok. Service was ok. Happy hour was weak- little discount on beer only (not other mixed drinks) and most apps are not discounted. Food in the ding room was ok not memorable. Kind of middle of the road - not bad, not great.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Reservation necessary
    SCbeerVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2014
    It is always full and you need to wait 15 - 30 minutes if you don't have a reservation for dinner time. Parking is also a challenge. They have huge parking lot but can't find any available slot. Neighbor office parking space shows "no restaurant parking. towed at driver's expense" which is scary.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great beer!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 1/27/2014
    I dined at Faultline Brewing Company on a recent business trip to Palo Alto. I had the eggplant lasagna and was very pleased with the meal. Even better was the beer! The service was also good - overall a very solid dining experience!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.