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White Shallot
White Shallot

White Shallot Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.whiteshallot.com
  • Phone: (408) 246-5251
  • 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/5/2014
  • "Can always count on White Shallot for delicious dishes with fresh ingredients! Quiet, quaint, pleasant environment, conducive to conversation."
    Dined on 6/10/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 5/11/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 5/10/2014
  • "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!!"
    Dined on 4/26/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/17/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/9/2014
  • "Plain neighborhood kind of establishment. Food that we ordered was bland, however service was attentive."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/15/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "A stripmall marvel. The good and service are outstanding. Great wine for $22 a bottle. Try it you'll find something you love"
    Dined on 3/7/2014
  • "Our favorite spot for dinner before going to a movie!"
    Dined on 2/27/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "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."
    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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 1/28/2014
  • "Consistently great food and service. We have never been disappointed in the 4 or 5 years we've been enjoying the food and experience."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "Food is always excellent.....Enjoyable new menu....only thing missing on it are those three mountains of love....the sampler dessert."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Can walk from Santana Row. Pretty easy to get a table without a wait! Good food at very reasonable prices!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We have eaten there perhaps a dozen times. It's unique in having both French and Vietnamese dishes. Food has always been good, although sometimes they run-out of menu items. A relatively small and quiet restaurant, it is great for having a good visit with friends. Never rushed. Prices are reasonable for quality food."
    Dined on 12/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 12/28/2013
  • "This was our third visit. I chose White Shallot for my birthday and they did not disappoint; from Pho to fillets, Vietnamese and French, it's all good."
    Dined on 12/27/2013
  • "Our first experience was great, 2nd experience not as good. However,homemade ice cream was awesome! Might stop in for ice cream, but probably not for dinner again. Inconsistent service - although wait staff are very kind - we had to wait and were late for our play that evening even though we allowed 90 minutes for dinner and there was only one other table being served. Too bad, because when the food is good, it is really tremendous. The escargot was very salty and I should have sent it back, although I hate to do that. The dinner special had no vegetables so I had to purchase a salad for something green. My husband's crepe was tasty enough but nothing special. Out of the creme brulee - AGAIN!!! so we were sad about that too..."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "This place is our go to place, it's close to our house.. The food is so flavorful and good.. When we don't fell like doing the whole Santana row thing , we come here,, it's low key place with great food!!!"
    Dined on 12/21/2013
  • "This gem is tucked away in a strip mall right next to a BevMo. The food is very good, although the service can sometimes be lacking -- our waiter was great but he was the only one in the entire place, and was clearly overworked. On busier nights the service may ironically be better."
    Dined on 12/11/2013
  • "The food was really nicely prepared, and very tasty, from the basic salmon, well done to interesting meat balls. My brother loved the steak"
    Dined on 11/17/2013
  • "Surprisingly good French/Vieet Nameses restauant at reasonable prices in a strip center."
    Dined on 9/21/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/15/2013
  • "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."
    Dined on 10/5/2013