Rosie McCann's - Santana Row
Rosie McCann's - Santana Row

Rosie McCann's - Santana Row

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.rosiemccanns.com/
  • Phone: (408) 247-1706
  • Hours of Operation:
    Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm between 11:00AM-3:00PM
    Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm
    Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Irish
  • Executive Chef: Cervando Maya
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Catering available, whether especially designed for the occasion, or our beloved menu favorites. Catering available within limited distance.
  • Private Party Facilities: Semi-private in dining room or outside patio or, private party in our large backroom.
  • Private Party Contact: Mollie Greenlees 4082471706
  • Entertainment: DJ's Wednesday through Friday, 10:00pm to close. Live bands. $10.00 cover after 9:00.
  • Special Events: We can accomodate parties in sizes ranging from small and intimate to 50 - 100.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Olin Avenue
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Ample free parking
A word from Rosie McCann's - Santana Row
Casual dining in an elegant atmosphere. Try one of our traditional Irish pub favorites such as Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, or Fish & Chips. Or you may opt for a tender Angus Filet or New York Steak or our Grilled Wild Salmon over garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach in a jalapeno Aioli. Or drop in for lunch and enjoy a 1/2 pound Rosie Burger and a pint of Guinness. Great food and Fantastic signature cocktails all served with a generous helping of Irish hospitality. Voted Best New Restaurant in the 2004 Wave Magazine Readers Choice Awards. Three Stars from Shelia Himmell of the San Jose Mercury News.
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Rosie McCann's - Santana Row reviews from OpenTable diners
20 reviews since July 27, 2014
Overall Rating3.8
  • Food3.7
    Service3.5
  • Ambiance3.8
    Noise LevelModerate
78% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
great for outdoor dining (8)good for groups (8)vibrant bar scene (8)great for lunch (7)fit for foodies (6)late-night find (6)great for brunch (5)special occasion (4)neighborhood gem (4)hot spot (4)romantic (2)scenic view (2)notable wine list (2)kid-friendly (2)Show More
  • Just OK
    DryzVIP
    Dined on 11/8/2014
    Wanted a night out with the family so found this place on Open Table. Right from the start we were greeted by a non friendly hostess. I would think a smile would be mandatory for that job description. Waitress was fine, nothing great. Food was also good, nothing spectacular. The employees just don't look like they want to be there.
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  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 11/1/2014
    We initially made reservations, but had to extend it because we were running late. They were fine with it since it wasn't busy at all. I would have probably gave them 4 stars, but they forgot to put in an order for my friend and that was really disappointing, especially because everyone else almost finished their meals and she didn't even start yet. The bottomless mimosas are great, it was about $20 per person until 2PM. I ordered the chorizo burrito with a side of potatoes and that was really delicious. Overall we all enjoyed the food, but I would have to give it a 3 1/2 stars for the service. Because we were a group of 7, we felt that we didn't get as much attention as we did if we were a smaller group.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • World Series Game 1
    Louie
    Dined on 10/21/2014
    Loud and fun, and of course the Giants won! Had a great time.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Zoro
    Dined on 10/17/2014
    Ordered three different dishes from the menu, all were avrage or less.
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  • good service and food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/25/2014
    tried the lamb stew, shepherd pie and clam chowder and all tasted fantastic!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was ok...
    TTsHere
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    With having a reservation, I was surprised that we got seated at an incredibly wobbly table that seemed to be in a spot that was a last thought. The food was decent, but the exact items we orded from the sister restaurant in Santa Cruz was far better. Seemed to be lacking flavor. I was a bit surprised at a couple of outfit choices worn by the female waitstaff. Skirts that were so short there is no way they could bend over and flip-flops. They are better suited for a nightclub, not a restaurant where I just paid over $100 for two meals.
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  • Feel good comfort food
    webbhutt
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    They know how to pour a Guinness. This is comfort food made with grass fed beef/free range chicken. Everything I've eaten here has been delicious.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, late-night find, vibrant bar scene
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Brunch before spa
    LindaVIP
    Dined on 8/16/2014
    We went here for brunch before a,spa visit....ghey did not seem really ready for customers at 10am, so the service was a little slow. Food was wonderful irish comfort breakfast food!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were looking for outdoor seating
    NateVIP
    Dined on 8/10/2014
    The seating outdoor was fine. My wife had the Florentine and I had the Shepards Pie. They were very good. The Tahitian vanilla gelato was excellent. Katharin was our waitress and did a great job. We will return.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Birthday dinner
    tootiredtocook
    Dined on 8/4/2014
    We went here to do something different as we had never been to a Irish pub in the states and loved this restaurant! Our waitress was adorable and made my special night even better :) The food was delicious and the ambiance was so nice!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 10 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 27, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.9
    • Food3.4
    • Ambiance4
    • Service3.4
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • The following 148 reviews are from the Rosie McCann's - Santana Row reviews archive.
  • Glad we came here
    Vikki
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    I really enjoyed the food and the atmosphere here. We were here for brunch so I didn't get a chance to check out the bar but it looked very friendly and inviting. The eggs benedict was very good and the eggs Florentine looked incredible.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Irish Pub
    JimC
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    Great place to hang with friends. Irish food served with a flare and it has more flavor and very tasty compared to some grub that is served in SF Irish pubs. Would definitelt recommend and go back if back in Santana Row
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, late-night find, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A Joy
    tricrichton
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Took my wife and 3yr old son to watch the World Cup game here. The service was outstanding and the crowd was fun. Since we just moved to Santana Row, We will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food but poor service
    foodie78
    Dined on 6/7/2014
    We dined at Rosie McCann's on June 7th. First they got us seated in a really drab place with a very dirty carpet. I am sure it is probably still dirty. We then requested to be seated outside. The patio was way better but the waitress did not even bother to come back for water refills. Food was very good though.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Nice brunch, ...
    mcd51
    Dined on 5/25/2014
    Had a nice brunch at Rosie McCann's. Food was fine, but not 'Irish' enough for the both of us. A bit disappointing in that regard, but otherwise an enjoyable visit.
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  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 5/23/2014
    The staff did not even mention the birthday I indicated we were celebrating when I booked the reservation, there was a strong smell of cleaning product lingering in the restaurant, and the French fries were soggy. The Rosie McCann's in Santa Cruz is a long-time favorite, but I'd skip returning to the Santana Row location, based on this all-around disappointing experience.
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  • Paremsean Cheese
    webbhutt
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Here is what I loved Crunchy Fried Calamari, Grass fed beef, free range chicken, perfect Guiness. Food tasted freshly made and was well done. Here is what was not perfect Parmesan Cheese on everything. Shepherd's pie does not need parmesan cheese. Fried Calamari does not need parmesan cheese. The music in the bar was LOUD- so loud my kid kind of freaked out walking through it. A little on the pricey side- $70 for 3 people.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • good food, decent service
    DeliasMom
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    the ahi tuna tower was great as was the calamari. The cheese really sets off the calamari. My pasta was ok, it did not need the red peppers, my daughter loved her hamberger and my mom's salmon was good, but my Dad's NY Steak was a bit bland.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A nice bar
    iclee
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    Dig in for the quick meal. The Crab Louie salad was nice and tasty. Gelato around the corner
    Special Features:
    Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • MD1111VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2014
    Poor service. Disappointed in the service....the restaurant did not go out of their way to clarify the menu and it's special.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Had a reservation for 6:30 pm, we arrived right on time and were seated immediately. Everyone was very friendly, we had great service and the food was good!
    Special Features:
    Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Don't overlook this place.
    Tootall
    Dined on 4/25/2014
    This is a good place for a Friday night date. Will be back again, soon !
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Vibrant Bar Scene, Notable Wine List
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fun Find!
    Feenominal
    Dined on 4/18/2014
    Been here before and love the food. The service was great they had a Bunny thing going on and all the girls were dressed as Bunnies for Easter. Always enjoy the food and love sitting on the patio!
    Special Features:
    Kid-Friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Late-Night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Vibrant Bar Scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food was good
    BayBrenda
    Dined on 4/1/2014
    I was there to celebrate a friends birthday on a rainy Tuesday evening. Service was prompt. We ordered 2 glasses of 337 Cabernet - turned out to be a decent wine. She had pork chops I had swordfish both dishes were served in a short amount of time and both dishes were good. Overall good meal as the evening went on the bar opens up for karaoke - we left as a woman was singing her heart out. Must really come to life after 9pm.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Marvelous
    Chuck
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    A wonderful evening with great service. Ordered the taco salad with steak Nd it was wonderful. Rosie salad for my companion was well received. Had the Pino Gregio and it was great.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Santana Row Option
    SemimagicVIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    While not one of the places "to be seen" on Santana Row, this is still a fun place to eat and drink. Super attractive and attentive waitresses. Huge variety of beers/ales. Wide variety of food on menu from Italian to sushi, steaks, burgers, Irish pub fare (shepherd's pie) etc. Great!
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great dinner and beer
    RichardVIP
    Dined on 3/6/2014
    Great place for beers and straight forward food such as Shepards Pie and Slow cook lamb with an Irish twist..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yummy Bar Food
    RMAND
    Dined on 3/1/2014
    Went in for a quick bite after a movie. Cocktails were great and we shares a potato nacho with bacon that was generous for more that two people. Everytime we've been here, bar is noisy and fun with lots going on!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great if you are looking to party
    David
    Dined on 2/22/2014
    Not so great if you are looking for a reasonably quiet dinner. I like pubs and there are some that you can actually have a nice peaceful dinner but this is not one of those places. Let me say, its a great pub, but a lousy dinner restaurant. Lunch is good but the weekend nights are not for the serious dinner minded folks looking to actually hold a conversation without needing a bullhorn. I thought I was at a Delta Tau Chi frat party ala "Animal House", perhaps I needed to drink more. The waitress tried but appeared disinterested and barely got the order right, good thing there wasn't a quiz following. The food wasn't bad at all but one order was under cooked and hard to identify. The drinks were good. So go for the party and skip the dinner.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene, scenic view, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great service!
    LApostolVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Went for breakfast. Good food, great music, and even better service! I had never thought of going to Rosie's to eat, but I'm glad I did. We will be visiting again soon!
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding Service
    JimMc
    Dined on 2/9/2014
    We went here with my parents who are both in their 80's. Gluten free and Lactose free... The waitress was fantastic. The food was way better than expected for a pub. There wasn't any think left on the plates what more can you ask for.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Unique & Delish Salmon Fish & Chip
    Barbara
    Dined on 1/21/2014
    Lovely upscale pub. We sat for over 2 hours and always made to feel welcome. Be prepared the portabelo mushroom sandwich has a hot sauce which is med heat, yummy but a surprise if not expected. Everyone who ordered the Salmon Fish and Chips were very happy with this unique off take of the dish.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not the experience I hoped for!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 1/19/2014
    I came here on a Sunday and was expecting to have a nice quiet dinner and it turned out to be everything but that. It was extremely noisy which made it difficult to have a conversation.So it took over 5 minutes for a server just to greet us. The food took a long time to come and when it did it was bland. They ran out of the appetizer that I wanted (jalapeño poppers). Overall just not a good experience.
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  • Great food, great fun
    HappyDining
    Dined on 1/13/2014
    We drove from Salinas to meet out kids from San Antonio, Texas who were in Ca on vacation @ your wonderful restaurant the other day. None of us had ever been there so we were hoping that we made a good decision. All six of us thoroughly enjoyed everything from the service, the food, the desert, & the ambiance. We were not rushed, which was great, since we hadn't been together for 6 years.We visited, laughed & even had our family photo taken by one of your great employees. Thank you, we will be recommend you, & we will be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, vibrant bar scene, great for brunch, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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  • Great Service, Good Variety of Food
    LocalGalVIP
    Dined on 12/13/2013
    If you read Yelp Reviews, you may be hesitant to go because apparently this is a popular bar/dancing/hot spot after dinner hours. That made me think food might not be that great, but this place has it all. Varied menu--my friend and I both enjoyed our meals. Hostess, and multiple servers that we interacted with were extremely friendly and helpful on a very busy night during the holiday season. I'd definitely go here again.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Easy Dinner on Santana Row
    Courtney
    Dined on 12/8/2013
    We went there prior to going to the movies - the food was good, service was great. Nothing extraordinary, but I did enjoy the shepherd's pie very much. My husband was disappointed with the size of the fish and chips portion.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Customer Service Staff
    Meehshell
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    Our server was very attentive and always checking if we are satisfied with our order. The food was good and we didn't have to wait for a long time to be served.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, late-night find, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointed
    ilikefood
    Dined on 10/15/2013
    We recently ate at the Rosie McCann's in Santa Cruz and loved the food, so we decided to try the Santana Row restaurant for a birthday dinner. The service was great. Our server couldn't have been nicer or more accommodating. We were a party of four, and two people (including the birthday boy) knew they HAD to order corned beef and cabbage since 1. it is one of their favorite dishes, and 2. we were at an Irish restaurant/pub, so it was an obvious choice. It was extremely disappointing. The few pieces of corned beef looked like it came out of a can, and it was very tough. So contrary to what CB&C should be. My shepherd's pie was good enough but nothing to ever have to order again. The fish & chips were good. Dessert was very good.
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  • our experience
    my1to3
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    Service was very good got drinks and food in a timely manner. The lamb stew was pretty good but the coned beef and cabbage was tasteless and the corned beef tough. overall it's a nice place the music was way too loud making the people talk in the restaurant at a shout level. I'd be hard pressed to go back.
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good food, great service,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 9/6/2013
    Love the out door seating. The ahi tuna tower is fantastic Pork chop is very tender and tasty.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.