Best American Restaurants in San Jose

The BasinThe Basin
(1715)
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American | Saratoga, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Birk'sBirk's
(2544)
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American | Santa Clara, San Jose / Silicon Valley
West Side Grill - GilroyWest Side Grill - Gilroy
(441)
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American | Gilroy, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Willard Hicks - CampbellWillard Hicks - Campbell
(573)
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American | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Parcel 104Parcel 104
(1142)
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American | Santa Clara, San Jose / Silicon Valley
LB Steak - Santana RowLB Steak - Santana Row
(2449)
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American | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Bourbon Pub – Santa ClaraBourbon Pub – Santa Clara
(373)
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American | Santa Clara, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Firehouse No. 1 GastropubFirehouse No. 1 Gastropub
(393)
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American | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Scott's Seafood - San JoseScott's Seafood - San Jose
(1911)
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American | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Faultline Brewing CompanyFaultline Brewing Company
(415)
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American | Sunnyvale, San Jose / Silicon Valley
CapersCapers
(732)
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American | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Best Italian Restaurants in San Jose

Vito's TrattoriaVito's Trattoria
(251)
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Italian | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley
La Pizzeria - CampbellLa Pizzeria - Campbell
(100)
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Italian | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley
A BellagioA Bellagio
(1429)
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Italian | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Cafe TorreCafe Torre
(861)
$$$$
Italian | Cupertino, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Vin SantoVin Santo
(1030)
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Italian | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Il Fornaio - Santa ClaraIl Fornaio - Santa Clara
(590)
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Italian | Santa Clara, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Tigelleria Organic RestaurantTigelleria Organic Restaurant
(1206)
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Italian | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Piatti - Santa ClaraPiatti - Santa Clara
(965)
$$$$
Italian | Santa Clara, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Maggiano's - San JoseMaggiano's - San Jose
(5896)
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Italian | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Bella SaratogaBella Saratoga
(1127)
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Italian | Saratoga, San Jose / Silicon Valley
Il Fornaio - San JoseIl Fornaio - San Jose
(3299)
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Italian | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Popular restaurants in San Francisco

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Shirasoni
(62)
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Japanese | Alameda
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10 Hard-to-Get Reservations in San Francisco

We know a thing or two about snagging a table. See the spots that are hardest to get into.
Wako Japanese RestaurantWako Japanese Restaurant
279
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Japanese | Richmond District, San Francisco
OmakaseOmakase
321
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Japanese | SOMA, San Francisco
BenuBenu
1447
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Contemporary American | SOMA, San Francisco
QuinceQuince
2356
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Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Ijji SushiIjji Sushi
177
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Japanese | North Panhandle / USF, San Francisco
Gary DankoGary Danko
545
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Contemporary French / American | Fisherman's Wharf, San Francisco
Sons & DaughtersSons & Daughters
1218
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Contemporary American | Nob Hill, San Francisco
CoiCoi
1347
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Contemporary American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Jeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De FranceJeanne D'Arc - Cornell Hotel De France
736
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French | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Seven HillsSeven Hills
1219
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Italian | Russian Hill, San Francisco

Local Favorites: The 20 Best Restaurants in San Francisco

The top restaurants in the city, according to our savvy dining experts.
Tartine ManufactoryTartine Manufactory
625
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American | Mission, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6047
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5865
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
The ProgressThe Progress
858
$$$$
Contemporary American | Western Addition, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5959
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Wayfare TavernWayfare Tavern
4966
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9461
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Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1746
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French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2285
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10381
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Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2342
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
Park TavernPark Tavern
2299
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American | North Beach, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7218
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American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Rich TableRich Table
1584
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Californian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1702
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3197
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
755
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
OctaviaOctavia
1116
$$$$
Contemporary American | Pacific Heights, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
845
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5544
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

The Top 15 Restaurants by Cuisine in San Francisco

Whether it’s a margherita pizza or sashimi you seek, here are the best places by cuisine type, according to our tastemakers.
MarloweMarlowe
2342
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American | SOMA, San Francisco
CotognaCotogna
2285
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Monsieur BenjaminMonsieur Benjamin
1746
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Akiko's Restaurant & Sushi BarAkiko's Restaurant & Sushi Bar
1032
$$$$
Japanese | Downtown / Union Square, San Francisco
Leo's Oyster BarLeo's Oyster Bar
442
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Seafood | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5959
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
CalaCala
410
$$$$
Mexican | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
BellotaBellota
755
$$$$
Spanish | SOMA, San Francisco
China LiveChina Live
610
$$$$
Chinese | Chinatown, San Francisco
August (1) FiveAugust (1) Five
845
$$$$
Indian | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9461
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MouradMourad
1702
$$$$
Californian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10381
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
In SituIn Situ
525
$$$$
Global, International | SOMA, San Francisco
Hawker Fare- SFHawker Fare- SF
374
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Thai | Mission, San Francisco

San Francisco’s 10 Most Iconic Restaurants

Fall in love with these longstanding local favorites.
Kokkari EstiatorioKokkari Estiatorio
5959
$$$$
Mediterranean | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Foreign CinemaForeign Cinema
6047
$$$$
Californian | Mission, San Francisco
House of Prime RibHouse of Prime Rib
9461
$$$$
Steak | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Zuni CafeZuni Cafe
5865
$$$$
Modern European | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
Slanted DoorSlanted Door
10381
$$$$
Vietnamese | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
Absinthe Brasserie and Bar - SFAbsinthe Brasserie and Bar - SF
5703
$$$$
French | Civic Center / Hayes Valley / Van Ness, San Francisco
MarloweMarlowe
2342
$$$$
American | SOMA, San Francisco
BoulevardBoulevard
7218
$$$$
American | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco
SpruceSpruce
3197
$$$$
American | Presidio Heights, San Francisco
PerbaccoPerbacco
5544
$$$$
Italian | Financial District / Embarcadero, San Francisco

Treat your taste buds: Explore San Jose restaurants.

Specials at top restaurants in San Jose / Silicon Valley

Enjoy great restaurant specials, set menus, and more
Ozumo - San JoseOzumo - San Jose
75 reviews
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Japanese | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

No question, among the nicest sushi dinners I've had. The unagi has a lovely smokiness and melts in your mouth. Several menu items not commonly found in most sushi restaurants include amber jack and a couple snapper variations, all melt in your mouth. This past visit, the uni could not be beat. Just be prepared, these delights will cost a pretty penny. More

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Kyoto Palace RestaurantKyoto Palace Restaurant
1282 reviews
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Japanese | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley

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71 Saint Peter Restaurant71 Saint Peter Restaurant
638 reviews
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Modern European | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

The food was mostley delicious and the service was great. My only complaint is our desert was not good, it was one if the worst creme brulee my wife have ever had. However we would try it again because the rest of our experience was so good. More

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Steins Beer Garden - CupertinoSteins Beer Garden - Cupertino
44 reviews
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American | Cupertino, San Jose / Silicon Valley

the seating could be a little better. Chairs could be a little padded ..... too much like a cafteria seating. More

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LV MarLV Mar
638 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Redwood City, Peninsula

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A bit loud with the live music but it’s a great place for food and the cocktails are creative. More

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Diners' Choice Winners: Best Overall

San Jose / Silicon Valley's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
The Hero Ranch Kitchen1. The Hero Ranch Kitchen
31 reviews
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American | Saratoga, San Jose / Silicon Valley

A great new restaurant in Saratoga that offers everything people are looking for in a dining experience these days. Amazing food, reasonable prices, a fun vibe, warm decor, and good service. A nice all-around place for getting friends together for a few hours. More

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Naschmarkt Restaurant2. Naschmarkt Restaurant
1512 reviews
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Austrian | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Naschmarkt is ALWAYS fabulous -- superb food, authentic cuisine, wide choices, knowledgeable staff, great service, attention to details, interesting and appropriate wines, decent/fair prices...the accolades list goes on and on. Very simply this is one of those "must try" restaurants -- not because it will be your/the ultimate blow-your-socks-off dining experience but rather because it is just outstanding. No doubt that's why it's so popular. And we drive 40 minutes just to dine there. This is the kind of restaurant that you not only want to return to, you will be eager to do so...as soon as you can. Furthermore, you will wonder why more restaurants aren't capable of meeting all of the benchmarks set by Naschmarkt...they do everything perfectly. More

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A Bellagio3. A Bellagio
1429 reviews
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Italian | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Is wasn’t my first time at Bellagio, each time is better, the food and the attention was and is all the time great, particularly Anna our waitress was spectacular, it was a great night. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Santa Clara4. Fleming's Steakhouse - Santa Clara
245 reviews
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Steak | Santa Clara, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Really enjoy this place. My wife and I have been there for dinners and happy hours. We always left with big smile on our faces. The cocktails are good and the steaks are amazing. We always get the tomahawk. It feels like you can't go wrong picking any of the sides or desserts. The service and ambiance also makes this place ideal for celebrations or a nice date. Already planning for future reservations at this Flemings. More

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PintxoPote5. PintxoPote
123 reviews
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Spanish | Los Gatos, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Fun conversations with the staff. They all had suggestions which were very good. More

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New to OpenTable

San Jose / Silicon Valley restaurants that recently joined the OpenTable network
Flights - CampbellFlights - Campbell
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Tapas / Small Plates | Campbell, San Jose / Silicon Valley

FLIGHTS was founded with FUN in mind. Restaurateur, Alex Hult, and his wife, Sarah Hult, created this concept on a vacation to Hawaii in search of the perfect flight of cocktails. FLIGHTS is a comfort food tapas style restaurant with an incredible cocktail program. Everything on our menu is served as a trio of three different flavors including food, cocktails, wine, beer and even desserts! Excellent food that's made for sharing, combined with our flight attendant servers and aviation themed decor, makes FLIGHTS a one-of-a-kind dining experience that is both delicious AND entertaining. Stop in for triple the fun at FLIGHTS! ***Please note that for Fridays and Saturdays, we do not take reservations, it is first come first serve. Also, reservations for larger parties (>6 people) may be made if the space is available, call the restaurant for more information. More

Küsan Uyghur CuisineKüsan Uyghur Cuisine
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Halal | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

At Küsan Uyghur Cuisine, we’re proud to share our love for traditional Uyghur dishes with our community. Uyghurs, a Turkic ethnic group living in East and Central Asia, are known for our unique cuisine and the heavy Middle Eastern influences in every dish. We stay true to these time-honored recipes, and from Polo to Samsa, you’ll experience bold, authentic flavor with every bite. Join us for a laid-back lunch or an evening out -- either way, we can’t wait to serve you something fresh and delicious.More

Mariscos Costa AlegreMariscos Costa Alegre
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Seafood | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Mexican Seafood Restaurant in San Jose, California. People talk about Micheladas, shrimp tacos and overall great food and drinks.More

Tacolicious - Santana RowTacolicious - Santana Row
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Mexican | San Jose, San Jose / Silicon Valley

Tacolicious is a modern, casual Mexican restaurant in San Francisco, Palo Alto and San Jose. We source our ingredients responsibly, take our tacos as seriously as our cocktails, and offer a fun sit-down, full-service experience. More

The Hero Ranch KitchenThe Hero Ranch Kitchen
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American | Saratoga, San Jose / Silicon Valley

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