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Faultline Brewing Company

4.3
383 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Great Beer (4)
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Whether you want to sit on our patio with an ice cold beer, have some great appetizers while watching your favorite sporting event, take your new client out to lunch with a lakeside view, or enjoy a night out with family & friends for a spectacular dinner, Faultline Brewing Company is what you are looking for. Our menu has a broad range of choices from traditional “comfort food” to unique dishes that tantalize the senses.

The beers we brew are traditional, with absolutely no candy, fruit or vegetable flavorings. Our brewer, Peter Catizone, has created a beer menu that offers something for every palate, from the black as coal Irish-style Stout to our light & refreshing Kolsch, a gold medal winner at the California State Fair. We even have a “cask conditioned" ale which is served at cellar temperature from a hand pump for a more pronounced flavor.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
American, Brewery, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Monday thru Friday 11:30am - 2:00pm,
Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm Saturday 5:00pm - 9:30 pm

Happy Hour in our bar: Monday through Friday 4pm-6pm, 9pm-close, Saturday 7:30-close
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Phone number
(408) 736-2739
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Charles Crossley
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Private party facilities
We have a private dining room that can be booked for lunch and dinner parties. It seats 40 to 50 guests. Please ask to speak to our Banquet Manager Donita Branson if you would like to know more.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Lakeside Drive
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Parking details
We have a large parking lot, however we suggest getting here a bit early as our lot can fill up quickly.
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Public transit
We are one mile east of the Lawrence Caltrain station. Bus routes 328 and 55 stop on Lawrence Expressway and Oakmead pkwy.
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Entertainment
We have live music on Friday nights from 6:00pm - 9:00pm
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 383 People Are Saying
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4.3  based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.2
service
4.2
ambience
3.9
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Noise · Moderate
93% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

Got window seats with nice view. Service is great. Truly enjoyed the lunch.

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JohannaL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

We love Faultline! Conscious Capitalism Bay Area chapter had a group event here in November (and hope to have more), and the other night the Board committee for the South Bay met for dinner and a little annual planning. Service is always exceptional, great beer and food, and they seated us in a corner so it was nice and quiet.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on January 25, 2018

All was good. Had burger and fries. Burger was good +, fries were lukewarm.

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Disappointed (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on January 18, 2018

Left special comments and told hostess twice we were celebrating 2 promotions and I thought something could be done but nothing happened. VERY underwhelmed by the menu in the dining room. If I knew the choices were that limited, we would have stayed at the bar.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 13, 2017

Had a brief delay in service and the manager was ALL OVER IT! Made it right, personally waited on us and comped a few drinks for the delay. She came back several times to be sure we were happy and well taken care of. EXCELLENT managerial skills. I would return again and again because of her attention.

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OpenTable Diner (Seattle)
5.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

Excellent service. A bit noisy but it’s a brew pub

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

This place is good for small groups. You can enjoy casual conversation and the food / price is decent and affordable.

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OpenTable Diner (Denver)
5.0  Dined on December 5, 2017

This place was amazing. I would definitely recommend the beer flight. All of their food dishes that we tried were amazing. The service was great! All staff were so attentive and nice. It was much more upscale than we were anticipating, but the price was still great as well. I definitely plan on going back with all of my friends!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 4, 2017

Our server was very slow to show up at the table or even acknowledge our presence. We ordered the bagel bites and cheese dip appetizer which was delivered as thin cheese soup and very few bagel pieces, and took an exceptionally long time to get to the table. We had also ordered a flight of beer, which was delivered alongside the appetizer. The entre came put fairly quickly and the presentation was good. The meal itself was not. I had ordered the bbq brisket sandwich, which was surprisingly greasy. It was clearly not made that day. In order to hold the sandwich, I had to use a napkin to dry up the outside of the bread. The sandwich was barely edible. It is evident that the food is not the draw to this restaurant. The biggest disappointment was the beer. Of the ten beers on the flight, three were passable. The beer styles were mostly traditional, but the ones that were an attempt at originality were poorly executed. In my opinion, the dinner menu needs to be reworked significantly. If you are going to have a limited menu, it should be good quality. As a brewery, the brewmaster should look for other work.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
2.0  Dined on December 1, 2017

Food ok. Service poor even aside from forgetting our order and having to retake it. The drinks took 30+ minutes, this at a brewery mind you. One that was more empty than full while we were there. Cannot recommend.

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vipfoody (Anchorage)
4.0  Dined on October 13, 2017

We were visiting from out of state and found this for Octoberfest. Great German sausage. Our server had a very large party and several other tables, so he was slow to greet us and our food arrived before my husband's beer did. A little disappointed! Once the big table left he became more attentive, but by this time we were finished with our meal and ready to leave.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on October 7, 2017

Food was good. The spatzel that my partner ordered was yummy and I was pretty jealous of his food. I got a grilled cheese with tomato soup. I think I’m just not used to grilled cheeses that deviate from the norm. It used Havarti which was great! But it had a really tart and tangy apple mustard that I wasn’t the biggest fan of. Also, I’m used to creamier tomato soups and this one wasn’t that. But these are my personal preferences - the food was still good outside of those. It was pretty quiet and sparse in the main dining room even though it was Saturday night. I guess people usually come here for lunch since it’s in the business district of Santa Clara. The beer sampler was really nice. Both my partner and I enjoyed it. We also liked the pretzel bread with beer cheese fondue and I wished I knew the recipe for it. It was very yummy. I think overall that their Oktoberfest special they have going on now is really good food. I’m not sure what they have there in place usually.

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JJRogers (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on September 21, 2017

Expensive. Came for a lunch date and was over $90 with 1 glass Chardonnay and 3 beers. Would only come for business.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on August 25, 2017

Birthday dinner that was amazing

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OpenTable Diner (Sacramento)
5.0  Dined on August 19, 2017

Good beer, good salad. Servers are attentive. Was not busy before the 49niners vs broncos game which was nice because we were starving and short on time. They got us in and out for a quick beer and meal before the game.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on August 18, 2017

Good food and service but very very noisy ... not good for conversing

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Brian (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on July 31, 2017

Very slow service and long waiting time, but good place to have beers and some snacks.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on July 21, 2017

Our server Dave was amazing. The food was delicious, service on point, and the beer... oh the beer.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on June 16, 2017

It was noisy and service was slow. However, the ambience was comfortable. We chose to sit at the patio to get away from the noise.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

Faultline featured an average menu with reasonable prices. The noise level was a bit too much for my taste, as building/room acoustics provided way too much interference from my ability to listen to normal table side conversation. It even made it difficult to hear our server. Please note the time of our reservation was at peak service. Parking can be difficult as well.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 24, 2017

Great selection of beer, but the food menu has become smaller. My choice, the fish of the day (Halibut) was seriously overcooked and dried out. A disappointing lunch from a once popular Silicon Valley hangout.

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MTO1 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on May 17, 2017

Good selection of craft brews made right at the location. Good ambience for a vibrant gathering.

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idogcow (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on May 15, 2017

Some dishes hotter than others, Dirty Chips would have been better if served hot or warm instead of room temperature.

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vipYummmm (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 19, 2017

First time I have gone here for lunch. I ordered a salad and my lunch partner ordered the burger. My salad was over dressed, but still edible. The food came out very quickly and we had great service. Overall, it was good, not great.

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vipJoseph (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on April 5, 2017

Great service

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vipCathTimm (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on April 5, 2017

This restaurant is good for after work with co-worker pals. However, the food was just so-so. Not bad, just not great. Our table had the ribs - kind of fatty and mushy, sauce good. Someone had the 1/2 chicken it it was kind of "wet" looking. She said the flavor was fine, but it was just chicken. Someone else had French Dip and he said it was good. Lastly, one person had the sausage appetizer; she said not bad, but wasn't overly impressed. The wait staff was attentive and friendly. Would I go there again, yes. Would I go out-of-my-way to go back, probably not.

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vipthediningMC (Louisville)
1.0  Dined on April 1, 2017

My mother's burger we sent back twice and still can't it raw.

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vipPhinedine (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on March 30, 2017

And the cocktails are awful
Such a shame as the place is really nice
They just went cheap on everything!

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FamilyDinnerReview (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on March 11, 2017

Very comfortable place, well laid out with a great bar area and cozy seated dining area. Nice view of the pond, ducks etc from the table where we were seated. The food was OK - the burgers were a little dry, as were the ribs. The calamari appetizer was great - definitely will order again.

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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on February 28, 2017

It's exactly what you think it is going to be: decent food and beer. There is plenty of seating too, so even if they are busy, turnover is pretty good.

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