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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in San Jose / Silicon Valley

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Updated July 05, 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in San Jose / Silicon Valley? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyzes nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favorite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!

A photo of Hashiri Bettei Kaiseki Aoki restaurant
4.9 (4)
$50 and over
About the restaurant
We, Hashiri Bettei Kaiseki Aoki, deliver the experience of “kaiseki ryori,” a type of Japanese fine dining which historically developed to be served in the Japanese tea room. The tea room, as a space, symbolizes the home of the Japanese tea ceremony, a simple yet transformative experience offering a pause in time to appreciate the seemingly small experience of sharing tea. As such, we’ve designed both the architecture and the experience, to condense an infinite expanse into an extremely small space.

The space is designed sans distracting elements. Lighting will be subtle and architectural details are clean yet warm. Designed to allow dishes to remain the focal point of the experience, our space represents the endless potential for an intimate dining experience that continues to linger on pallet and in mind well after the end.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
It’s pretty good Japanese restaurant, which serves
A photo of PintxoPote restaurant
4.9 (449)
$31 to $50
Los Gatos
About the restaurant
Bienvenidos a PintxoPote! (pronounced 'pincho potay') a pintxos (tapas) bar offering a dining experience showcasing the range of traditional flavors typical of the Basque country in Northern Spain. Here, you will be transported to the world's most acclaimed culinary region: the seaside resort of San Sebastián, a region whose cuisine is distinguished by the excellence of the ingredients and the simplicity in cooking techniques.

Pintxo Pote is the only place in the SF Bay area that offers a current expression of authentic pintxos.

Top review
Dined 5 days ago
The best tapas in the world. Fantastic wine paring. Must visit when in Los Gatos
A photo of Naschmarkt - Campbell restaurant
4.8 (2554)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
Naschmarkt (NASH-MARKed) restaurant is located in historical downtown Campbell. The restaurant is named after the largest open air produce market in Vienna, Austria. The Naschmarkt has been a Viennese institution dating back to the 16th century and is known to locals as the "city's stomach". The restaurant, founded in 2011, features local Californian ingredients complimented by modern Austrian fare. Come enjoy our full bar, fresh ingredients and contemporary atmosphere. Cheers!
Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Food and service were excellent. I had the special - summer salad and it was so tasty. The salmon was also very good.
A photo of Restaurant Gish restaurant
4.8 (141)
$50 and over
Santa Clara
About the restaurant
Good People
Good Food
Good Time

Welcome to Restaurant Gish!
For the reservation, please visit our website!

Top review
Dined 7 days ago
Every dish was unique and appreciated the chef took the time to explain where the ingredients came from.
A photo of Dishdash Sunnyvale restaurant
4.8 (631)
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
About the restaurant
WELCOME to Dishdash Middle Eastern Cuisine, where we strive to embody the spirit of our namesake. Dishdash, a traditional article of Middle Eastern clothing, symbolizes warmth, comfort and relaxation. A beautiful example of a dishdash is displayed as our restaurant centerpiece.

Our ingredients are sourced from quality purveyors featuring:

Fresh, natural, domestic lamb

Certified Angus Beef®

Free-range chicken

Sustainably harvested seafood

Locally sourced produce

Echoing the culinary traditions of various Middle Eastern countries, our authentically original family recipes feature protein-rich legumes, earthy grains and exotic spices with a contemporary twist.

Fresh & Simple Middle Eastern Food. Sahtein!

Top review
Dined 6 days ago
Always our go to place when craving eggplant, falafels, humus, the appetizers, salads drinks are worth returning for over and over.
A photo of Chama Nativa Brazilian Steakhouse restaurant
4.6 (59)
$30 and under
Brazilian Steakhouse
About the restaurant
At Chama Nativa we serve a Traditional Southern Brazilian Rodízio. Our Prix-Fixe Menu, includes two courses. It provides the opportunity to enjoy a variety of Prime Meats including beef, chicken, pork and lamb, which we season and carefully fire-roast to expose the natural flavors contained in the meats.

A meal begins with a trip to our gourmet salad bar, featuring an extensive selection of the freshest vegetables as well as a mix of some of the most flavorful composed salads and hot dishes. The main course, the highlight of the meal, will start when you flip your coaster-sized “chip” from the red side to the green side, signaling the meat cutters you are ready to be served.

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined on May 19, 2024
Service was spotty. Meat tenderness and temperatures were inconsistent. Not bad we just thought it would be better.
A photo of The Vesper restaurant
4.9 (76)
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
About the restaurant
The Vesper is an American craft cocktail bar focused on artisan cocktails and delicious food. Owners Jim & Angelique Stump also own The Table in Willow Glen and Forthright on W. Campbell Ave. Located in Downtown Campbell, just around the corner from the historic Campbell Water Tower.
Multi level dining room, with seating on the patio and inside. Private events for up to 150 people, and small get togethers cool for walk-ins.

Top review
Dined on May 27, 2024
We had a great time with family and friends celebrating our daughter’s 22nd birthday. The cocktails are always the best. High quality ingredients and perfectly balanced.
A photo of The Hero Ranch Kitchen restaurant
4.8 (2524)
$31 to $50
About the restaurant
All reservations are made online at Open Table.
A minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation is required or a charge of $30 will apply.
Multiple reservations made by the same party will not be honored. Even if you leave a note on Open Table, our reservation platform will not accommodate this request.
We allow a 15 min grace period, from your reservation time to be running late or to be sat at a table.
We have set forth dining times allotted for each party; they are as follows:
- For parties of 2 we have reserved 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- For parties of 4 we have reserved 2 hours.
- For parties of 5-6 we have reserved 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Outdoor reservations are subject to delay or cancellation depending on weather.
Please dress appropriately with warm attire if you are reserving an outdoor table. Outdoor reservations are subject to cancellation depending on weather.
If you have any questions regarding your reservation, please contact us at info@theheroranch.com

Top review
Dined 1 day ago
Great all around Great food, service, ambiance and wait staff
A photo of Asa Restaurants | Los Gatos restaurant
4.8 (477)
$50 and over
Los Gatos
About the restaurant
We are an American Restaurant House with influences derived from generations of Spanish and Italian heritage.

Our dedication to sourcing the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients is the guiding force that our restaurants are built upon. We believe that local, sustainable, organic, heirloom and free-range products nourish the body and soul. Our devotion to providing an impeccable experience is made possible by our collective decades of experience in cuisine, wine, spirits and best-in-class hospitality. Our hand-curated wine selections reflect a life-long love affair with travel and unforgettable culinary experiences.

Top review
Dined 3 days ago
Food is exceptional and a value for the quality. The staff is super friendly and welcoming. Not to mention the frothy cocktails! If you frequent Los Gatos or live here, and haven’t dined at ASA, you are missing out!
A photo of La Foret restaurant
4.8 (1525)
$50 and over
San Jose
About the restaurant
La Foret offers fine French dining in an old country setting. We are proudly now offering outdoor dining!!!The historically significant building rests next to a quietly meandering stream in the verdant foothills of New Almaden. Picture windows surrounding the entire dining area allow you to fully enjoy the quietly beautiful surroundings during your meal. Specializing in fine French cuisine, La Foret has earned its place among the area's finest restaurants and in fact has been listed among the 50 best French restaurants in the United States.

La Foret ha an extensive wine list, which includes French and Napa Valley selections. It offers a tasting menu and brunch on Sundays.

This restaurant has private rooms for catering banquet-style private events. It also hosts weddings with capacity for up to 130 guests.

Top review
Dined 4 days ago
That was exceptional moment. So delicious and nice atmosphere. Recommend for date night.
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