White Shallot
White Shallot

White Shallot

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.whiteshallot.com/
  • Phone: 4082465251
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Tuesday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Tuesday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Brunch: Saturday - Sunday: 11:00am - 5:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: French, Vietnamese
  • Executive Chef: Chef Lan Le
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Beer, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Please contact the restaurant for more details.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Winchester Blvd
  • Parking: Public Lot
  • Parking Details: Large and safe parking area.
A word from White Shallot
White Shallot offers the best in traditional French and Vietnamese cuisine, created by Chef Lan Le with a true passion for producing extraordinary dishes. Our menu selections are lovingly prepared from the highest quality produce and ingredients, rendering dishes with superb freshness and taste that pair wonderfully with our selection of French and California wines. The handmade desserts are truly marvelous, culminating your experience with a delicious sweetness. We look forward to serving you.
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White Shallot reviews from OpenTable diners
36 reviews since May 26, 2014
Overall Rating3.9
  • Food4.1
    Service4.2
  • Ambiance3.6
    Noise LevelModerate
95% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (21)fit for foodies (16)great for lunch (11)good for groups (7)special occasion (6)kid-friendly (6)romantic (6)great for brunch (3)Show More
  • A Special Spot
    1NitPicker
    Dined on 9/9/2014
    Three of us went here about 3 weeks ago...we brought 2 pals back...We all had nice meals. The service is great with Mike the server. He is a gem...What an energetic man...took care of every table in the restaurant...This night was a bit noisy with kids in the restaurant...One family had 3 little ones...So we didn't really have the quiet time we wished for...The dessert made up for that - the crepes suzette...with orange sauce is to die for...Will return...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Menu & Food.Excellent Service
    PrincesskimmyB
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    Happy to find this unique restaurant. Easy parking. Fine food in shopping strip store front. Not too fancy or impressive looking but nice inside. Small. Offers two menus French and Vietnamese. Prices are reasonable. Plan on returning here - wanted most of menu. Our waiter was nice and the other waiter was great!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Two cuisines combined
    Starky
    Dined on 8/28/2014
    French and Vietnamese deliciously combined on the same menu
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, kid-friendly
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great group lunch
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005VIP
    Dined on 8/23/2014
    We had a larger group (7) for lunch and had a great time. The menu was not huge, but had a nice array of choices, and everyone seemed to have a good time. Wonderful desserts.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • French what?
    ChefrjVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Some of the best French cuisine is prepared by French trained Vietnamese chefs, unfortunately White Shallot is not the case. I'd recommend only as another Asian food restaurant.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Special Shallot
    JKMTL
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    The food is unbeatable! She is an amazing chef and there's always something new on the menu. Staples like the seaBass clay pot and duck a l'orange are not to be missed. The escargot are a must, along with the custom ice cream. Go...regularly...:)
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A gem of a eatery
    1NitPicker
    Dined on 8/21/2014
    I had not been here in about 2 years and forgot how wonderful the restaurant is! Took two friends who had never heard of the place. Well, they so liked it that we are bringing 2 more pals here in a couple of weeks! Love the quiet atmosphere...You can TALK to one another and hold a conversation at this restaurant! And the food is all prepared to order and tasty. Service by Michael was super! And he handled the whole place! Recommend highly!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2001
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Wish that they had a more extensive wine list. Additional wines by the glass would be great. Too few selections of wine to go with french food.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • First time visit
    Foodlover
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Some of the items ordered where very good, like the Orange duck, the mussels, and the creme brulee. The corn soup and crepes flambé missed the mark. So the next time we visit I know better what to order.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A reliable choice
    TheoVIP
    Dined on 7/30/2014
    Food is consistently good in this pleasant strip mall restaurant. Service can be erratic: sometimes very good other times distracted. WE were able to find a selection of dishes for a vegetarian guest. Prices are reasonable.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Stick with the regular menu items
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 7/12/2014
    have heard great things about this restaurant...a bit disappointed. Food was average although perfectly prepared. Also ordered the lobster bisque which is a specialty item at this time. Was very unimpressed. Soup itself lacked a true lobster flavor and the minimum lobster meat they added was old, rubbery and fishy! Will go back again and order off of the common items which many diners were having, French Onion soup, Pho, etc..
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Each dish is prepared carefully
    Gonta
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    They are doing very good job. You can enjoy both French and Asian foods but they are not mixed. Foods are nice and served properly. Crab cake (seasonal) was one of the best I've ever eaten in California. Duck confit was crispy outside and juicy. Tableware is not gorgeous but simple and good: cutlery is Laguiole made in France. The interior is simple and real flowers are arranged. Price is really reasonable for the quality. I would be satisfied perfectly if the wine list could be a little more varied.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food
    JJandJ
    Dined on 6/20/2014
    My husband and I had dinner early on a Friday night and really enjoyed our meal. The service was excellent and everyone was friendly. I had the onion soup to start, which was very good. Not too salty like at other restaurants. My husband started with the escargot and loved the butter and garlic. The brie fritters were not what I expected as they were mainly deep fried brie. The salad that accompanied it had a wonderful dressing though that made up for it. The crown of the evening was the duck a l'orange. It was perfectly cooked throughout with a fantastic sauce and skin.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • White Shallot
    honesty
    Dined on 6/19/2014
    Third time at this restaurant and the one person who waited on us was not very attentive. Seemed to be more interested in accommodating a party next to us who he knew. Asked for knives and it took two askings before he delivered. Just not personable as the wait person I have had (male) the first two times - once lunch, once dinner. Food was good - some of it nice and hot, sizzling beef not hot. Oh well - maybe just a bad night for all.
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Food
    happycamperVIP
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    Can always count on White Shallot for delicious dishes with fresh ingredients! Quiet, quaint, pleasant environment, conducive to conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • A bit disappointed
    Mikifrank
    Dined on 6/5/2014
    This was my second time at this restaurant and was disappointed which means I won't come back. Very happy the first time but not this time. Mussels were excellent. Unfortunately had to wait a long time between appetizer and main course. The meat was not very good grade. There was only one waiter for the whole restaurant. He was good but seeing him having to rush from one table to another was not enjoyable. Their house wine was good and reasonably priced.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Quiet Jewel
    Xraybaby
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    We were we part of 5 for my birthday. Nicely appointed, quiet dining room. Two people got soup, French onion and a shrimp with broth, very good. My friend and I both ordered duck L'Orange, which was served flaming with smashed potatoes, carrots, and a small topping of arrugala salad, all delicious. Another friend had a beef dish served over fresh greens and veggies. The beef was succulent and went well with the salad greens. My mother ordered the Cornish hen wrapped in bacon, which she really enjoyed. Another friend ordered the duck curry, which she gobbled down with relish! Dessert included a caramel ice cream, profiteroles, a fruit sundae, & tofu flan (the only miss). Service was excellent!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 19 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 26, 2014
    • Overall Rating4
    • Food4.1
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 229 reviews are from the White Shallot reviews archive.
  • Great Food and Service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 5/15/2014
    Mike and Jared took great care of us. Their customer service was above and beyond and the food was tasty and portions were a great size.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • OutandaboutVIP
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Wonderful little neighborhood restaurant. The food is very good and quite different with a great French/Vietnamese twist. The service is friendly and efficient. Relaxing atmosphere and never too noisy.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Food great, service could be better
    vanillajla
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Waiters rushing around. Not well organized staff. We didn't get checked on and the waiters seemed in such a hurry it was hard to flag one down.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great neighborhood gem
    Paul
    Dined on 5/10/2014
    This restaurant is great! We have been coming here for both lunch and dinner for quite some time now. Chef Li is an incredibly talented chef. Her creations are always very tasty. We have never been disappointed with anything that we have ever ordered. Chef Li's weekend specials are always fantastic and highly creative! Save room for the homemade ice cream! Chef Li's passion is ice cream in all different flavors! Very good and worth the extra calories!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • A very pleasant experience
    Mellowrose
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Our anniversary dinner at White Shallot was very nice. The escargot was divine as was the roast beet salad. I cannot pass up the duck a l'orange and it was again perfectly cooked. Husband had the boeuf and thoroughly enjoyed it. Saw the lemon curd creme brûlée on the dessert menu and had to try it. Perfect finish to a lovely meal. Service has greatly improved, btw, with two servers who were constantly on the move but attentive and approachable. Quite nice!!
    Special Features:
    special occasion, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 1126VIP
    Dined on 4/17/2014
    This place is a foodie treasure in the Santa Clara area. Skip Santana Row and go here if you want to take your taste buds for a ride. Cozy, you can have some good conversation.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Pho
    happycamperVIP
    Dined on 4/9/2014
    We (3 of us) all had Pho...vegetarian special, beef and chicken...Abundant portion, delicious, and very fresh! This is an incredibly consistent and excellent gem of a restaurant!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Plain neighborhood kind of
    Bouffe
    Dined on 4/4/2014
    Plain neighborhood kind of establishment. Food that we ordered was bland, however service was attentive.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Disappointing
    OpenTable Diner Since 2001VIP
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    I really wanted to like this restaurant. Our waiter was young and enthusiastic, but too many mistakes. The place was not busy, so nothing to blame the mistakes on. We ordered a salad and an appetizer. After we finished the appetizer, our waiter announced our entrees were coming out. I asked about the salad, and he replied that he could put the order in and we could take it home! What??!!! For our entrees, he brought the exact opposite of what we ordered. The food was just okay. The duck in curry was cooked so long that there was no flavor left. The claypot sea bass was cloyingly sweet. There are better Vietnamese restaurants around and after our experience I wouldn't go back to try the French.
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  • Did not live up to Yelp reviews
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/15/2014
    We chose this restaurant, for a special occasion, based on peer reviews - particularly the passion fruit creme brûlée - but neither of us felt passionate about this well-meaning but not that great restaurant. The fusion menu was really more French than Asian and not the finest examples as such. The creme brûlée was only lightly flavored with passion fruit and not worth the trip out of town.
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  • Love this restaurant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 3/9/2014
    My husband and I are picky diners, and we always love eating at White Shallot. Sunday's lunch (group of 6) was as wonderful as expected!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Hidden Gem
    Tjm41VIP
    Dined on 3/7/2014
    A stripmall marvel. The good and service are outstanding. Great wine for $22 a bottle. Try it you'll find something you love
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our favorite spot for dinner
    Mac54VIP
    Dined on 2/27/2014
    Our favorite spot for dinner before going to a movie!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Well worth trying
    stevehogan
    Dined on 2/21/2014
    I selected this place for lunch because of its location - close to a scheduled afternoon meeting. Was absolutely delighted with the food and service. Looking forward to my next visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Outstanding
    Paul
    Dined on 2/19/2014
    Chef Lee is truly gifted. Both the French and the Vietnamese dishes are all outstanding. We have been coming here for nearly 5 years and have never been disappointed.
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    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Service
    mjm56
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Would prefer table cloths not paper covered tables. Appetizers were served at same time the entrees were served. Waiter should have written down our requests. Would not recommend.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great spot
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    The food was excellent, though a bit pricy. I had 2 minor issues: our main took quite a while to come out but the kitchen was clearly understaffed or going through some kind of issue that night, and the chairs are cheap and wobbly. The atmosphere was intimate and lovely despite a couple nearby clearly having a hushed fight which also served as quiet etertainment for all of the tables on our side of the dining room. We will definitely be going back again as there are many more things on the menu that my girlfriend and I would like to try.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Value?
    Dave
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Our entrees, beef filet and duck a l'orange were both very tasty. At just $22 each it seemed like a good value. Both meals came with parsley mashed potatoes that was pleasant, but got cold quickly. The duck also came with cooked carrots, but the filet just came with a shallot. We were there for a 7 pm dinner on Valentine's Day and were disappointed when they were out of several menu items. The menu lists a couple champagne cocktails - raspberry royale and bellini that they were not able to serve and they were out of the lobster bisque. On this night the wait staff seemed inattentive. It is unlikely that we will be back.
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  • Consistently great food and
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 1/30/2014
    Consistently great food and service. We have never been disappointed in the 4 or 5 years we've been enjoying the food and experience.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Yum
    lockjaw1VIP
    Dined on 1/28/2014
    We had the Boulliabase at the last minute on a work night...fabulous, diet friendly and lots of it! The waiter was even better! He totally know what we could eat on a Gluten free diet. The restaurant is beautifully decorated and has a lot of regulars which speaks volumes. Will be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • WE LOVE THE PLACE
    NOISYLADIESINTHECORNER
    Dined on 1/10/2014
    Food is always excellent.....Enjoyable new menu....only thing missing on it are those three mountains of love....the sampler dessert.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great small neighboorhood place
    PDCD
    Dined on 1/3/2014
    Can walk from Santana Row. Pretty easy to get a table without a wait! Good food at very reasonable prices!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fabulous Dinner!
    happycamperVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    I ordered the dinner special. The artichoke soup was fabulous! The lobster with noodles and carrots was incredible! Absolutely the best! The servers are always friendly and accommodating! This restaurant is one of my favorites in the entire Santa Clara County area. I am a foodie and very particular. I highly recommend the White Shallot for their gourmet and fresh meals. The ambiance is quiet and attractive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.