Nice split menu, French &
Nice split menu, French & Vietnamese. The ambiance is a bit odd being smack in the middle of a strip mall, but that can be overlooked for the food. Certainly worth a visit for fine Asian and budget French.
1/1/0001 4:00:00 PM
One of my very favorite restaurants! I love the lunch menu pork chops! Their specials are always good! My friend and others I have taken LOVE the crepes! You can hear yourself in a conversation. Fresh, delicious food in a clean. quiet, attractive environment.
3/29/2013 5:00:00 PM
Hidden gem near Santana Row
Great menu. The appetizers were awesome. Entrees looked great. We just decided to get 5 appetizers with a bottle of wine. Next time will try they're entrees. A must go. Went during week and not to busy. Ambience was nice and quiet. Menu changes depending on season but I'm sure it's always excellent. Can't wait to go back.
4/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
This is the perfect restaurant for my wife and I; she likes Vietnamese food and I love French food! I started with the escargot and it was one of the very best that I've had. The snails were tender and the herbed butter was very tasty. My wife who doesn't like "weird" foods did try it and she liked it. My wife had the vermicelli with steak and shrimp. The flavors were wonderful. I had the lamb tenderloin stuffed with proscutto, spinach and pine nuts. It was done perfectly. Overall, I would give White Shallot a thumbs up and we will be back again to try some of the menu items.
4/5/2013 4:00:00 PM
Food was great... Duck for me and shaking beef for the wife. Mothers Day and they seemed a little short-staffed. They were nice, just a bit overwhelmed. Would go again when restaurant is less full.
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very good food
Went on a very busy Mother's Day. Packed to the gills was this restaurant on that date. Although they were extremely busy and the food took a little longer to come out than usual, we surmise, the dishes were all good. The papaya salad, lemongrass chicken, and sea bass were all very delicious. The salmon was the least favorite of everything we tried, as it just seemed like any other salmon preparation, or perhaps because the other entrees and the appetizer had so many great flavors. Hardworking and friendly staff. Looking forward to trying them out on a less busy date, and also prob. better just to reserve a table over the phone.
5/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food for reasonable
Great food for reasonable prices! Nice mix with the French and Vietnamese.
5/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great food at reasonable prices
Really enjoy this restaurant with it's combination of French and Vietnamese dishes
6/1/2013 12:00:00 AM
Invited two people for a business meeting. They enjoyed the food and we were able to talk and conduct business without the challenge of a loud environment. I have taken many people here as it is one of my favorite restaurants, and everyone has loved it and they often return on their own. I never worry if people will enjoy it. It's not a risk. The food is fresh and delicious in a lovely, quaint environment! Parking is easy too!
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
White Shallot review
It has both French and Vietnamese cuisine. We had the same filet-of-beef entrée, and it was delicious. My wife ordered one of the Vietnamese soups, and it was very unusual and very good.
- On our reservation, we told them it was our wedding anniversary. They did not acknowledge that or do anything about it. We even mentioned it to our waiter-- with the same indifference.
- We told them when we arrived that we had an Open Table reservation. They just shrugged shoulders, and did not seem to care.
- My wife substituted bread for potatoes on her entrée, and we were charged a substitution fee. We were not told in advance, and this is ridiculous anyway.
- The drinks (Vietnamese iced tea, glass of Pinot Noir) were disappointing.
6/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
Looks are deceiving
In a strip mall. Doesn't look like much, but it is actually really good. It seems like an odd pairing with the French and Vietnamese food, but it was a good value. I would definitely recommend it, but I could see where they could be slow with the service, if it got busy.
6/23/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food, Nondescript location.
The food at White Shallot was delicious. The service was attentive without hovering. The internal ambience was well done for a smaller restaurant. The location, between a bev-mo and a beauty supply shop, belies the caliber of White Shallot. I thought the prices were an excellent value, which may be a direct result of the location.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
THe French cusine was wonderful and not over priced. We also got to meet the Chef which was nice. Wonderful all around.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great eats after great shopping
Next to Valley Fair and Santana Row, the White Shallot is an excellent restaurant for dining after your shopping trip. Worth to go to on its own as well, with a nice selection of French and Vietnamese entrees and appetizers. Look carefully in the strip mall where it is located to find this hidden gem. Our group of 3 ordered the duck, the lamb, and fish entrees and all were amazing. Then we shared the profiteroles with each of us choosing our flavor of the house made ice cream. A nice finish to our meal. I'm definitely going back!
8/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Surprisingly good French/Vieet
Surprisingly good French/Vieet Nameses restauant at reasonable prices in a strip center.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
you can choose from either the menu half of Vietnamese specialtis, or French. We did both and liked
the entree choices. The spring roll appetizer was especially nice also.
good service and quiet.
10/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
Did not disappoint!
We haven't been here for over a year, primarily because we don't go out too much. But it was hubby's birthday and we wanted something special. I cannot pass up their duck breast a l'orange and, again, it was divine. We also had escargot with scrumptious baguette. Yum. Hubby seemed very happy with his bouef as well!! My only quarrel with this place is how hard the server has to work. He does everything with no help at all which sometimes results in overlong waits for wine, extra bread and the like. But it was not a huge problem. We will definitely return.
10/15/2013 12:00:00 AM
My birthday friend selected this restaurant for his dinner on a Tuesday night. We arrived at 5 PM (opening). We had our choice of tables we were the only people there for the 90 minutes. I asked our waiter (sorry I can't remember his name) what he suggested. He went down the menu and described each item, what seasoning, how it is cooked, etc. This was very helpful in deciding among so many entrees. Everything, salad and entrees were delicious. We will be back. This restaurant is located across the street from Santana Row in a strip mall on Steven's Creek Blvd. next to BevMo.
10/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Food was amazing!
Service and food were both amazing! We recommend the French Onion Soup, Shepherd's Pie, the Croque Americaine (hamburger with blue cheese on Brioche) and the Steak and Frites. We love the desserts too! We had the Trio - very yummy! The Passion Fruit Creme Brulee was amazing and our only complaint was that they ran out since we wanted to order another one.
10/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
nice quiet place good food
The food was really nicely prepared, and very tasty, from the basic salmon, well done to interesting meat balls. My brother loved the steak
11/16/2013 4:00:00 PM