LB Steak - Santana Row
Great Steak, Unlikely LocationLocated at the end of Santana Row, LB Steak did a number of things really well on this second visit with a colleague. It's a beautiful space, in a reserved, modern, steak house type of way. Service was friendly, attentive but informal. Starters of onion soup and the BLT wedge werent the most innovative thing we could have ordered, but they were solid and tasty.
The steaks were excellent, and I commend LB Steak on a wide range of price points for meals - you can probably get a steak dinner here with a starter for under $50. But my prime NY steak was the one you want - yum, well cooked, simply seasoned, with a traditional range of sauces on the side. Brocollini was spicy and great. Desserts disappeared rapidly. We'll be back.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was excellent. TheThe food was excellent. The place was kind of loud.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, bit priceyWent there for a special occasion... The place is very nice, our server was outstanding!
Although the food was good, it wasn't as good as the price tag.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMRelaxing Lunch with People WatchingWe ate outdoors with our poodle. We started in shade and when the sun came over, the waitress rolled out an awning.
Although it was a beautiful day (Monday), there were only 2 other occupied outdoor tables. It was very easy to converse which was important to us because my wife and I wanted to talk to our friend across the table.
Service was great and our waitress was knowledgeable. The food (asparagus, ceviche, chocolate hazel nut meltaway, dry-aged steak, halibut , and oysters) was all excellent. Portions are not large so do not expect any yummy leftovers.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent steaksHad the aged rib eye steaks, and they were fantastic. Perfectly cooked and melt-in-your mouth tender. Shared appetizers and salads among five of us (had to ask for some serving utensils to share the salads, would have expected the servers to be tuned to that). Desserts were excellent. All in all, very nice food and service.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome!Food is always excellent and so is the attentive service. I love everything that I have eaten there from the appetizers to the main dishes and desserts. They really care about the customers and that you enjoy your food and entire experience there.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMDefinitely no Alexander'sGreat for a business meeting or an outing with friends. Not recommended for a romantic night out. Food was good. Honey Maple Pork Belly appetizer is a must. The LB Steak sauce is a nice tangy taste to your steak. Steaks are cooked perfectly the way you order it. The truffle mac and cheese is more on the al dente side, if you like that. Staff & service was amazing.5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for a nice steak dinnerWe just moved to the area and are looking for a great steak place, to replace our go-to at home in Ottawa. This might fit the bill.
A few hiccups with the service: the server wasn't very informed about the bar offerings (though we were a little particular), and 1 appetizer came out much later than the rest. Otherwise, he was very friendly and helpful. And the food was so good that it didn't even matter.
Appetizers were great! The pork belly was delicious, the caesar salad was "the best she'd ever had" and the calamari was great too, after we asked for aioli sauce, instead of the marinara that came with it. We all had steak, all cooked to perfection. The sides were very tasty, but I couldn't really taste the ginger/wasabi in the snap peas.5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food, wine, and serviceSteaks are always top notch; bone in fillet mignon is magnificent. The wine list has great price range, with some excellent mid to high end wines. Service is very good, although always seems to be a short wait for booked tables. That said, bar is excellent to wait at!
I would recommend LB Steak every time.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great in presentationFood was great in presentation and taste, need to add additional seafood items. Limited choice of beer, but great selection of wine. Overall experience was outstanding.5/15/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and Service were outstanding!We eaten at most Santana Row restaurants but for some reason hadn't yet eaten at LB Steak. We decided to go for Mother's Day and have found our new favorite Santana Row restaurant! The service couldn't have been better, from when we were greeted by the hostess, to our waiter and servers throughout the meal... everyone was very friendly and attentive. The food selection was perfect, something to satisfy everyone in our party. The food was well prepared and delicious!5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMKid FriendlyWe went for Mother's Day Brunch and were very pleased with everything. The service and food were excellent. The Manager and staff were very friendly and greeted us when we arrived. They didn't have a children's menu posted on the website so I e-mailed the Office Director a couple of days before who promptly responded and sent me a menu to take a look at. I highly recommend this restaurant and look forward to going back for lunch of dinner.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat dinnermy moms birthday was lovely and she enjoyed how friendly everyone was...the managr john said they would bring her out a special bday dessert but that never came...it would have been nice if it had come it would have made it all that more special...but even though it never showed up my mom was happy (she is hard to please) and she loved her meal and all the staff. thank you5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat ServiceOur waitress was Tracy and she did a great job accommodating my family and I. The steaks taste great and the mac and cheese was awesome. I will go again especially for the A+ service.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMNice!Has become the local favorite for special occasions.
Good attentive service! Food is nicely presented.
Beef is the main attraction, but there are alternatives.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent Service and foodWe came to LB for a date night and my boyfriend had never been. The Server was fantastic. She had a great personality but made sure not to interrupt us too much throughout the dinner. She would just casually come by and fill up our glasses of wine as needed. The food was cooked to perfection. My steak had amazng flavor to it and basically melted in your mouth and the Mac and cheese is NEVER disappointing there. I was very upset that the scalloped potatos are no longer on the menu at this point in time. A boring old baked potato was not what I had in mind but oh well. The placed was packed and yet the noise level was perfect. Over all the experience was a good one and we will definitely be back.5/6/2013 12:00:00 AMA Very Nice Steak HouseA friend and I went to LB Steak at Santana Row before a movie last Sunday. We got there before the crowd, and it was a *very* nice experience. They don't fool around with their steaks--very nice, and some very interesting appetizers and salads. Sadly, we were avoiding wine and dessert for all of the obvious reasons, but I'm betting that they do a very nice job of those too!5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGood food, even better serviceThere were a few reviews about the service but we decided to take a chance since there were a fair amount of good reviews about the food. Our server, Chad gave us a warm greeting and since it was our first time, he did make recommendations that we did consider. He was very knowledgeable about many of the menu items. The fried Calamari had thinly sliced lemon fried with the calamari which was unique and tasty. His recommendation of the dry aged ribeye was spot on and it indeed carried its own unique flavor without any sauces. My friend had the bone-in filet, medium rare which was done to perfection and paired well with the red wine sauce. The beignets were ok but did not affect our overall experience.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMNot Bad for Santana Row SteakI was a little dubious coming here, but it was during Restaurant Week and they had a prix fixe menu that I wanted to try. Their dishes were pretty adventurous and I definitely appreciated the enlightenment. For example, my steak came out with marrow flan, which I had never tried before. I'm pretty critical when it comes to steak as my family are big on rare, quickly seared steaks and have a keen eye for quality. My fiance and I tried two of their steak cuts, which I believe were the prime rib and the sirloin. Both were juicy and not overly spiced, cooked the way we wanted it. Their vegetable sides were not overcooked and tasted farm fresh. I especially liked their wine pairing choice with the meal. All in all, a great date night place!4/28/2013 12:00:00 AMMy dinner was so good. WeMy dinner was so good. We did enjoy. Busy
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Asked if I wanted anymore. Server was pleasant4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMThe Silicon Valley specialThe Silicon Valley special 3 course menu is great. My wife and I celebrate our 23rd Anniversary. And our dinner experience is fantasticc. Food is superb Highly recommended.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMFantasticAbsolutely fantastic. Steaks are ones of the best I've ever had. Service is outstanding.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AM-JoeBeing a transplant from a midwest cattle town (and consider myself beef knowledgeable) I found LB to be one of the best steak houses I have ever had the privilege to dine at. The selection is hard to beat. Table service impeccable...I will be back very soon.4/15/2013 12:00:00 AMThe hostess, Christy savedThe hostess, Christy saved the day. I wish she was our waitress!4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMThe steaks that were orderedThe steaks that were ordered were very good. The salmon was over cooked but still had good taste.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food! perfect placeGreat food! perfect place to take our international colleagues to a great steak house.4/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Prime Rib - would encourageGreat Prime Rib - would encourage bringing back their flank steak.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AM#1 Service!The atmosphere, food and location are great... But what stands out the most are the employees. Service has always been a reason on whether we return or not. Every single person we dealt with was exceptional... Every single one. This place is very lucky to have employees of that nature working for them.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and even betterGreat food and even better service, we entertained a customer and he was very impressed. We will be back.4/1/2013 12:00:00 AMHad a lovely Easter brunch.Had a lovely Easter brunch. My daughter and I shared entrees - the bread pudding french toast was absolutely a special treat. Likewise the crab and artichoke quiche was perfect. My husband was a bit underwhelmed with the frittata. But will definitely go back. Ryan, our waiter, was spot on!3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat service, Great Wine,Great service, Great Wine, Great Food. ... Great Time3/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLB Steak at Santana Row worthe theThe experience at LB Steak starts with your server. Very knowlegdable in the food and winelist, he made the evening flow. As we had a table of 5 dining, we had the opportunity to taste a variety of dishes. The scallop appetizer with citrus was fabulous, as were the oysters. Dinner included some of the finest beef that I've encountered in San Jose. Every dish was cooked to order. Presentation was appropriate, not over the top. Side dishes were cooked perfectly. The wine list has a good variety of offerings, but is not overly large to confuse the average wine drinker. After dinner choices are nicely laid out with the dessert choices. Overall a fantastic dinner! Be prepared to spend money here, though.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMPricey, but special.Pricey, but very good food. Glad we went on a weekday; last time we went on a weekend it was too crowded and noisy.3/25/2013 12:00:00 AMFood and service were great.Food and service were great. One of the best steak dinners I have had.
I am a frequent traveler. LB Steak is a great restaurant.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMWe went here for St. Patrick'sWe went here for St. Patrick's Day. I had the best corn beef and cabbage I have ever tasted. I think we will make this place a St. Patrick Day tradition.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMGrass fed steak is the best!Chose this restaurant because it offers grass fed beef. No more corn-fed, inhumanely raised feed lot-beef for us.
BTW, grass fed steak we ordered was delicious! As we're the side dishes. The more organic the ingredients the better.3/14/2013 12:00:00 AMGood steaks and sides. ServiceGood steaks and sides. Service could be more attentive and friendly.3/10/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellent steaks, salads andExcellent steaks, salads and salmon. Upscale, but friendly. Good with friends or for date night.1/29/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat place for visitorsMy friend who was visiting from Hong Kong was in meat heaven - she ate a big chunk of my aged rib eye on top of her order which was the house specialty - the bone in strip. The aged rib eye was fantastic! She had an absolutely great time, made all the more memorable by the great friendly service. Highly recommend for anyone who is entertaining out of town visitors.1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM