Ashwant, our server was very friendly and showed us a great time! My GF and I shared a majority of the items we ordered, and we thought the portions to be great!
1 Appetizer + complimentary Duck Fat Fries and 1 Entree Split = Perfect amount of food for the both of us. (And we aren't two skinny people either... I am over 200 lbs! All muscle... ;D)
Anyway, great food, service, and atmosphere! Will be back again!
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Excellent food. Only great service.
We spent $450 for four of us for dinner. We were expecting excellent food. And we got it. They have a fairly long wine list, with very expensive bottles. They prepared a little dessert to celebrate my wife's birthday. This was much appreciated.
Our waiter seemed distracted. He never smiled. When he spoke to us, it was very faintly which made it tough to understand him. And, when he took our credit card and valet parking ticket, he forgot to bring the latter back and forced me to look for him. From a high-end restaurant like this, one would expect the waiting staff to make the guest a little more welcome than this...
One last note, the servings are way too big. I'd rather have smaller dishes in order to be able to sample more dishes...
5/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
We only had about an hour to dine before a concert, and we were well taken care of -we dined well, and finished on time.
Great salads! And we loved the trio of French fries that were served instead of bread. We have dined here several times and it has always been very good.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Enjoyed it very much
We stayed at the Marriott Hotel so the restaurant was very convenient It was also easy to get a taxi to the Pavilion after dinner. We actually walked back and that was fun and easy. We ate at Arcadia before the concert. People were very friendly, service was fast and accurate. The salads were delicious. I had a lobster tail "accompaniment" which was perfect. My husband had shrimp which was also good. We had a very good cocktail first then drank our own wine. We all were very happy.
5/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
Table for Six at Arcadia, San Jose
We recently hosted a dinner party for six at Arcadia, within the downtown San Jose Hotel Marriot. We were unanimous in finding the quality of the food and service to be outstanding. Steaks were prepared according to our individual preferences, and the rack of lamb was flavorful, tender and generous. We enjoyed tasty appetizers, including the duck spring rolls, and the complimentary french fried potatoes in three variations, with matching dips. A la carte sides and salads were also generous and delicious. There is an excellent and well-stocked wine cellar. Though not an inexpensive restaurant, Arcadia justifiably ranks among the best San Jose has to offer. Decor is comfortably post-modern minimalist, slightly on the noisy side.
5/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was my first time there
It was my first time there and I enjoyed the experience and the foods. I was not disappointed. I definitely will come here again!
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
5 stars. The food is fantastic and the entire experience is wonderful from the first bite. This time the chef sent out two different small plates to add to our great dining experience. Look forward to our next visit.
5/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food and service were
The food and service were outstanding-our waiter was very professional yet down-to-earth. He didn't rush us. We have been there many times - before the remodel and after and we have never been disappointed. Unfortunately , except for a few other restaurants on the Peninsula ( one actually) there just is no good food places. But, Arcadia is definately on the top of our list.
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lobster Pot Pie!
The duck fat fries and lobster pot pie were excellent!
6/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
My husband and I shared the
My husband and I shared the cowboy ribeye and it was an ample serving for each of us. A woman at the table next to us was served the lobster pot pie - the presentation was amazing. I wished I liked lobster! We also shared the beignets with Macallan butterscotch custard - divine!!
6/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and dining.
Loved the lobster corn dogs. Enjoyed the 3 variety of complimentary fries with different salts.
Prime filet mignon was cooked perfectly. Side order of mushrooms were OK, nothing to brag about. Guess it lacked any distinct flavors.
6/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best in San Jose
We always select this restaurant ehen we come to events in San Jose. The best steaks, but SO much more. Fabulous oysters, tuna tartare, yummy French fries, great Mac and cheese. Our waiter is the best!
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
$teakhouse, but still the Marriott
Arcadia has godo food and wine, capable wait staff and a fine selection. I particularly liked the french fries served pre-dinner as nromally would bread, this was a nice touch. That said, it is quite expensive for what it is - a restaurant in the Marriott. It still carries that hotel lobby feel - even in teh nicely appointed back area with tables of all sizes.
The meal was good, but it's not a price/performer.
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Dinner was great! Went early
Dinner was great! Went early and sat at the bar and took advantage of the happy hour specials before dinner.
6/30/2013 4:00:00 PM
We often go to Arcadia before San Jose Rep or the opera. The service is exceptional and the food is creative and excellent. This is our favorite place for steaks in the South Bay. French fries come as soon as you order - watch out, they are yummy. We never have time for the desserts, but they look and sound delicious. The fried chicken for two is fabulous.
7/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Our party of 6 received attentive service w/ very good food. We appreciated the free duck-fat fries, for sure! The dishes were appropriately priced, the food was very good, service was well-paced. Our server discretely identified our birthday boy, and we were pleased w/ the delicious birthday surprise. We will happily return!
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Everything tasted amazing. Food and drinks. Definitely worth the price
8/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was our first time at
This was our first time at Arcadia, definitely wound not be our last time. We enjoyed everything.
8/7/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was absolutely delicious!
Food was absolutely delicious! Our server Cheo was amazing as well. Definitely returning!
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
Great food, service and ambience. Nice selection of seafood and beef dishes. Servings where appropriate in size - not to large and not to small. The appetizers and starters where a nice compliment to the meal.
8/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
Once again, Arcadia has done a magnificent job with their food. The grilled cheese sandwich was the best I have ever had. The staff is amazing and pleasant to deal with. We were on a time constraint and we did not have to as for our order to be rushed!
9/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love the food!
Everything about this place is great, the service, food, drinks, wine list, everything! I have never had better steak tar tar in the south bay before! The steaks were cooked properly and were very juicy and tender, also the sauces that come with them are extremely complimentary. We had their mashed potatoes, asparagus, macaroni and cheese, and barrata salad...all were so good, so not ordinary! Will definitely make this place a regular spot!
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
Fit for Celebration
Really nice cuisine and helpful friendly service. Was able to converse without effort and have an enjoyable celebration dinner with my wife. Nice window view of downtown hustle and bustle without noise intrusion. Looking forward to dinning there again.
9/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
Although we had to ask for some of items more than once, overall the food, service & ambiance were good
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
I came here Saturday night, and had an absolute wonderful time!! The food was outstanding! I ordered the Filet Mignon, which was cooked just perfectly. The truffled mac and cheese was to die for! :) I loved the waiter's presentation on the Ahi Tuna. I would highly recommend this place to anyone and everyone I know!
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
It was a special occasion (a significant milestone anniversary) and I had noted that on the reservation. Everyone from the hostess to the manager greeted us and offered congratulations, and we were served a complimentary glass of champagne along with a special dessert. The food was delicious, the service was attentive but not annoying, and overall it was a great experience. Everyone made us feel special and valued. My only comment is that it's a little noisy, but I would definitely recommend Arcadia.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
The updated décor is beautiful.
The updated décor is beautiful. Warm and inviting. The menu has a nice variety and the presentation is very appealing. Our server was great. He gave us plenty of time to have cocktails and chat, but was there and ready when we needed him. Very nice evening with friends.
9/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
We had the ribeye and the rack of lamb. By far, thee BEST grilled meat I have eaten in Silicon Valley. I have been to all the "hot" spots in the area and none of the grilled meats compare to Arcadia.
9/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food, though a bit pricey
The food, though a bit pricey was excellent. The ambiance was great and our server Michael was awesome. We will certainly come again.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
A plus for Arcadia
I love this place and it remains one of our favorite places to dine. From the lobster dogs to the skirt steak, they know
How to impress!
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Dining Experience
If you are looking for a great dining experience with top service Arcadia inside the Marriot Hotel is the place to be. The lobster corn dogs are very tasty. My wife had the scallops that were cooked to perfection and my cowboy rib-eye with pinot reduction was one of the best steaks I have had. The waiter brought out some complimentary fries which were a good snack. To top it off, the chocolate lava cake was really delicious. Our waiter Charles was great.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Solid food and polite staff
I brought my girlfriend here for our anniversary. We arrived early and sat in the lounge for a bit. It was comfortable and I can see how small groups can gather for drinks. Once we were seated our server welcomed us and got us settled. Once we ordered the wait began. We got the complimentary duck fries and each had a ribeye. We ended dinner with the beignets. The food was good but dinner just took too long. We were at the table for over two hours. I am all for a relaxed setting but that was just too long. The staff was always very polite though. Valet is free if you dine in which was another nice touch. Id come again but would probably bring some friends so we can have some drinks and some laughs to pass the time more easily.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a treasure!
This was our first time visiting this restaurant, and they did not disappoint! The ambience was great, the food was amazing, and the service was impeccable. I would definitely recommend Arcadia to any one of my friends or family members.
10/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food and excellent service
We celebrated our anniversary here and couldn't have had a better experience. The waiter, Charles, was excellent from the moment he greated us, including acknowledging our special occasion, and throughout our night. My wife had the raw oysters to start and said they were the best she's had. We had the rack of lamb and rib-eye, and both were perfectly cooked and melted in our mouths. I will definitely be back.
10/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Superb dining - a little slow
We were pleased to find open availabilty at this Michael Mina gem. Booked a day before on open table and had many options for dining times. This is the only thing that irked me a little and reading past reviews, it seems like SOP. We arrived 10 min. prior to our reservation and we told to wait while our table was prepared. The restaurant was not noticeably busy but we still had to wait 30 min. for our table. This seems standard for other big name chef restaurants as well i.e. Jose Andres. Not a huge deal, just a little annoying. Other than that, amazing food and reasonable pricing. Tip: Monday night is 50% off bottles of wine! Duck fat fries were a awesome twist on pre-dinner starch and delicious! Best steak I've had since I can remember.
10/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Lunch or dinner are both great. Reasonably priced for the quality and freshness of the food. Excellent and comfortable modern ambience with plenty of window seats. A great place to meet colleagues for lunch and entertain clients for lunch or dinner.
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
What a pleasurable dining experiance. From the complementary french fries, the lobster corn dogs, to the perfectly cooked and seasoned Alaskan cod our meal was a perfect dining experience .. personable and knowledged wait staff, added just the right touches to an already great meal.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food was outstanding but
The food was outstanding but the service was a little slow. They were also very accommodating to my friend who has a lot of food allergies. I can't wait to go back.
11/1/2013 5:00:00 PM
The quality and variety of food was outstanding. The server could have been a tad more attentive.
11/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
This Michael Mina restaurant is one of my favorites. Even after moving away from the Bay Area, I still try to eat here when in town at the San Jose Convention Center for conferences or meetings. Consistent, quality food! The Duck Fries are served in lieu of bread. What a fabulous treat since I could not find them on the menu to order a la carte. Great ambiance! Service was also top notch. Would recommend this restaurant to all my friends and family.
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing food at Arcadia
Anyone expecting a regular Marriott hotel restaurant experience should prepare to be surprised. I dined twice at Arcadia and on both occasions was impressed. Of particular note were the scallops and black cod; cooked to perfection and all flavours on the plate came together well. This must be one of the best restaurants in the Valley; certainly close to or on a par with Alexanders Steakhouse.
11/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Amazing steaks and service
Was in San Jose for a seminar, we landed at the Marriot for an overnight for a two night stay. The Arcadia restuarant was the icing on an very memorable weekend. I would highly recommend this steakhouse. Much better than any other we have been to in the Bay Area. The service was friendly and we never felt rushed. Try the brussel sprouts!!!!!!.
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had proposed to my girlfriend earlier in the day and we went to Arcadia to celebrate. This is probably the best restaurant we have been to in the San Jose area and we dine out frequently. The service was incredible. The food was on point. Everything fit. While it is pricey you get a great experience and a great meal. Certainly great for a special occasion.
11/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
A valley gem
Best steaks in the South Bay. Always fabulous food down to the truffle butter popcorn and lobster corn dogs. Consistently great selections and a great place to entertain business guests.
11/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the second time we have eaten at this restaurant. Both times we have made reservations in advance. Both times they have ushered us into the dining room and tried to give us the worst table. This time the hostess tried to seat us at a table that could barely have seated one person. The restaurant was not full and most tables were empty . I just glared at her and asked for another table. She did seat us elsewhere but why did she try to seat us at an undesirable table when we had made reservations weeks before.? Don't like that kind of treatment.
11/21/2013 4:00:00 PM
A Very Nice Dinner for Two
Very nice experience overall; delicious filet and tasty sides, super attentive and friendly staff. Open feel, expansive views of downtown, and relatively quiet during our mid-week dinner. Convenient to light rail which was bonus.
11/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
very nice thanksgiving buffet
Arcadia had a very nice Thanksgiving buffet, with delicious turkey and fixings. The buffet seemed like the right choice for Thanksgiving dining out. Nice touches such as roasted pumpkin seeds on the butternut squash soup, giblet gravy, and delicious stuffing. Definitely poor on the vegan options, but this was a nice place to celebrate and abandon the diet for a day.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
We have been here for datenight,
We have been here for datenight, entertaining clients and holidays. always good food. Never an issue with service and we have always brought our son from newborn to now almost 3 with no issues.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
I was a bit reluctant, given the price and that it was a Thanksgiving buffet; however, probably the best such meal I've had in the Bay Area. My only regret was I simply coudn't sample everything offered but what I did try was always exdellent and the service was prompt, friendly and courteous.
I can't wait to go back and order from the menu next time.
11/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was great although
The food was great although a little pricey. The filet was cooked exactly as ordered but under seasoned. Neither of us had brought our watch and needed to be out in time for the opera. The server was wonderful and got us out with time to spare and we didn't feel rushed.
The cocktails were delicious. We had a nice experience but there are other places in San Jose wgreat one can get a great meal for less.
11/28/2013 4:00:00 PM