Great food and great service!
My fiance and I tried this restaurant for the first time a few weeks back and loved it! It was so nice to have a tasty and different restaurant so close to home. The service staff was awesome! After a long decision making process, we even decided to take our families here for dinner the night before our wedding in August of this year! We had such a great experience and there was so much more on the menu that we wanted to try! Thank you!!!
6/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Had a very nice dinner. The service was very attentive. Food was great. One of the better fine dining options in the south bay area. Saw a few groups with kids and there was a reasonable children's menu. Not stuffy, but definitely not a noisy boisterous atmosphere either. All in all a very pleasant night out.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
So glad Justin is back, his
So glad Justin is back, his dishes are so creative and unusual.
6/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing Food, beautifully done.
Justin's food is amazing. This is my second time visiting the restaurant and everything was delicious. I was with a large party, and we were seated once everyone arrived and the service was excellent. It seems they have ironed out any bumps that came with opening the restaurant and are doing very well. Everything we had was delicious, and the food is just beautifully presented. Hats off to Chef Justin and his staff!
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a group of eight and Justin's had no problem accommodating us. Every one of our meals was way above average. The waiter was a little cold but the rest of the staff was very friendly. Will definitely go back.
6/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Local Vibe
We love Justin's! The Santa Clara neighborhood surrounding the university desperately needed an upscale restaurant with a great local vibe and this is it! The food is extraordinary - sophisticted and fun at the same time!
6/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Came for a wine tasting and stayed for dinner.
Even though, the wine tasting seemed slightly mismanaged, but wines themselves and the information given about them was nicely done.
Dinner was amazing - bacon clam chowder then Macadamia nut crusted sea bass. Mmmm.
Portions are big enough so I was able to enjoy my meal again at lunch the next day.
7/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Worth a second try
This was our first meal at Justin's. We were happy to see a new restaurant go into this space in Franklin Mall. I had a boar chop, and although the meat was good, it really needed a sharper knife to cut into edible pieces. The sauce and rice were good, although a bit sweet for my taste. All in all, the menu was interesting and we will likely give it another try and see what some of the other entrees are like.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was fantastic:
The service was fantastic: we were promptly greeted, seated, and brought water and bread. The menu is an eclectic blend of ethnic foods, including Japanese, Thai, Mexican, and French. We were very impressed by the appetizers, but completely overwhelmed with the portion size of our entrees. My fiance made it through half of his giant burger - and was a little baffled by there being garlic fries on the burger, but the fries served with were plain. My salmon and halibut weave was... weird. The salads piled on it were cold (intentionally - just strange to have quinoa cold) and the fish a bit dry. My cocktails (I tried the lemonade and cosmo) were fantastic, with unique touches. Heavy pours without being straight booze.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Eclectic AND delicious
I had seen a review about "Justin's" complaining about the myriad of choices in the menu and a seeming lack of identity due to the variety of dishes. I disagree, especially since the delicious nature of these varying selections was clearly exhibited around our table.
We were a group of seven, and the selected meals ranged from a burger, to pizza, to a 16 oz steak. I think the FACT that there was something to appease differing tastes is a plus, and I think the variety IS the identity. For now. If Justin decides to change the menu in the future, that's fine, too.
The wines were delicious as well. And the desserts! OMG.
All in all, it was a great time, and everyone was glad to have attended.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
With they were in my home town
We were visiting the San Jose / Santa Clara area for one night. We found Justin's on Open Table and were very pleased that we did.
Our Server was enthusiastic and amazing; When the Manager came by to ask how we were enjoying our meal, she was engaging, not just the obligatory ask. After spending a few minutes with us, she came back from the Kitchen with Justin.
Our meals were not only extremely well presented, but everything came out hot...we could tell that the great attention that was being paid to us was also being paid to our meals.
Justin's Restaurant will be a must visit on our return to Santa Clara!
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Justin's for a nice night out
Very positive experience - good food, good wine, very cool bar and atmosphere, friendly service
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
We went to Justin's to celebrate our anniversary. We had a very nice experience. Excellent service. We ordered appetizers: Calamari and Artichoke Hearts. Delicious! Our entrees were not rushed upon us which has happened at other restaurants. We were given time to enjoy our evening. Our daughter (16 yrs)was with us and she enjoyed all the dishes and the service as well. We mentioned our anniversary and they gave us a complimentary dessert which was beautifully decorated and delicious! We look forward to visiting Justin's in the future!
8/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
This is the first time we have been to Justin's and it was fantastic. It is in our neighborhood and we have been awaiting it's opening. We were not disappointed. The food is fabulous. They will be having outside seating soon and we are very much looking forward to that. We will definitely frequent this restaurant!
8/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Justin's was perfect choice
Justin's was perfect choice for my friend's birthday. She had never been there and it was important to make an awesome impression in all regards. Service is consistently always top notch. Enjoyed cocktails in the bar before dinner. We did have one of the best selling appetizers, curly tempura asparagus, but this time I felt the tempura batter was too heavy. The taste of the asparagus did not stand out. Dinner started with the grilled watermelon which was outstanding....perfect combo of sweet and salty. Crusted sea bass entree was a satisfying portion, and yummy, but the crusting was over-salted for my taste. Will continue to frequent Justin's.......the menu is always enticing and delicious and keeps this foodie coming back for more.
9/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My sea bass was excellent
My sea bass was excellent and the desserts were yummy! My only complaint is that the mussels were small and a touch overcooked. The waitress was perfect - attentive but not overwhelming.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
I went to Justin's for dinner the other night and the entire group left completely satisfied. We made a reservation before hand and were able to come in and sit right down. Great food and great service. We will definitely be returning soon.
9/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Nice place, excellent food
The appearance from the outside lends itself to an "institutional chain", but the food and service were excellent. Recommended.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
So Glad Justin is back!!
A very special b'day celebration. Appetizer- asparagus wrapped w/prosciutto (not salty at all) & grilled, dreamy pork chop (fabulous sauce, had to get a spoon to clean my plate. My husband had linguini from the sea dish with tons of seafood cooked to perfection, more linguini than he could finish. We could've shared this dish. With no room for dessert, got a surprise from the chef...just enough ice cream & white chocolate birthday greetings on the plate that I of course finished! We believe the sauce master is back and if you remember/loved Restaurant O in Campbell, Justin's new menu choices go back to those days. Have to give a shout out to Chris the bartender too...friendly and efficient with a daily Art of Zen cocktail you should try!
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Justin Hits The High Mark
We had a mutual birthday lunchat Justin's this week. The vegetarian entrees were delicious, so delicious that we had no room left for dessert. Our server brought us beautifully presented tiny scoops of ice cream with Happy Birthday written in chocolate on the plate. It couldn't have been more appropriate.
I enjoyed Restaurant O and have had four meals at Justin's. Each was great but this time the server practiced the definition of superb service. We were there October 1, our server was Jessica.
Thanks for making this a special birthday!
10/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
New Favorite Place
We got word of Justin's at Santa Clara Vintage this summer. They served Tomato and Basil soup. My goodness, this was certainly the best tomato soup I have ever had! We decided to go take our son there just for that reason. He loves tomato soup. They did not have it that evening because the soups change everyday and/or week. We did try another soup they had and that was delicious. They bring you out some warm bread in individual pots, super cute! Of course my 7 year old got excited about something and his elbow hit his off the table and the people there were so sweet, told him that was okay and brought him out a new one. Every time we're looking for something to eat, if I mention Justin's we all get very happy and want to go!!
10/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gave the restaurant another chance now that it's been open for a while and was pleasantly surprised by the service improvements. Food was good!
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
My guest from Holland and
My guest from Holland and I were meeting in Santa Clara and chose Justin's based on reviews from Open Table. We were immediately pleased with the chic ambiance, the charming bread pots, and the large roomy tables. The server was patient and attentive. Our choice of Pork Chops with Pesto, muscles and artichoke salad was extremely satisfying. We were so pleased that this lovely restaurant offered us an amazing venue to share for several hours.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I had our anniversary dinner here last week. The food and presentation were amazing! We also had a fantastic wine with dinner. I would highly recommend Justin's.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had a really wonderful dinner at Justin's. We had the baked brie appetizer, and it was absolutely delicious. We were also served bread in little flowerpots that was so good, it needed no butter or olive oil. I had the pork chop, and it was amazing. There was a Madera sauce on the bottom, and a delicious pesto on top, and they worked together beautifully. I had the chocolate and banana dessert, and it was a complex treat of bananas, frozen bananas, fabulous chocolate cake, and a smooth caramel sauce. Justin's also has a nice lot for parking, so it's easy to get to. We'll definitely go back.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Good spot to eat
Service was very good. Food was great as well. I would not recommend it for a romantic date because the tables are quite long and they separated the two of us. I would definitely recommend it for large groups.
10/18/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner at Justin's
The food was excellent, its presentation was attractive, and our server, Shawn, was outstanding. The fried pickles appetizer was an unexpected treat. I've never had them before, but they were really very good. Others in the party, who have had fried pickles before in the South, said they had never had them served so elegantly. Our dinner was with a candidate in a job interview, and this was a perfect place for a relaxing meal at the end of a long day, where we could make a final good impression. I had not eaten at Justin's before, but I will keep it in mind now for future events where I want to share a fine dining experience in an understated but elegant setting.
11/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
Service was great, and the
Service was great, and the food was delicious. Perfect portions and great ambiance. We will definitely be going back.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Justin's is fantastic! Went
Justin's is fantastic! Went with four friends we all ordered different entries. And each person said their meal was outstanding.
Would highly recommend!
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A good addition to the Santa Clara U neighborhood. The nicest place in the university area. Beautiful and artsy decor with many good dining areas. An active bar scene with more intimate areas tucked away too. Good friendly service and an adventuresome menu with some surprises.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A welcome addition to the neighborh
This was my first visit to Justin's, after being recommended by a friend. It will not be my last! Our party of four all ordered different entrees and every one of them was excellent. Chicken and salmon were moist and flavorful, the soup and pear salad were works of art! Service was excellent as well.
This has just become my favorite restaurant in Santa Clara and I'm very happy that Justin's has added a touch of class to our neighborhood.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was impressed with the food. Everything was excellent and we had 4 courses. It is a great place to enjoy some amazing flavors with good service. I will be back.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great creative food
Was there for lunch. Will definitely return to try the dinner menu.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
First time visiting Justin's
First time visiting Justin's and we were all impressed. Service was excellent. Beet salad was great. All of our entrees were really wonderful (party of 6.) Drinks, desserts--everything great. We will go back soon.
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
2 year anniversary dinner
Justin's is clearly a force to be reckoned with. There isn't anything that can compare within a 15 mile radius. The menu is seasonal and appropriately festive with it's decor and glamour. I found that most restaurants have a general theme, but this restaurant in particular has a chameleon like attribute. The theme of course being Justin Like a person the restaurant tries to embody the many idiosyncrasies of a person. The decorations and style clearly are linked, but you would have to be Justin himself to fully understand it. A large variety of "interesting artwork" that leaves you with much more to talk about than you would expect. My first time coming to Justin I was with my current girlfriend (future wife) and we loved it. Amazing food!
12/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
My friend and I enjoyed our
My friend and I enjoyed our lunch, although the burger that we shared was very messy. The veggie burger was delicious and plenty for two, including the sweet potato fries. Service was attentive and very friendly. I would go back, but probably only for a special occasion. Menu and decor were very eclectic and interesting!
12/9/2013 4:00:00 PM