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About Loft Bar and Bistro

Loft is American bistro dining at it's finest in a chic, relaxed atmosphere. We serve lunch and dinner daily with an added brunch menu for Sundays. We have a wonderful assortment of appetizers, salads, sandwiches, steaks, seafood, pastas with something for everyone on the menu. Some of our signature dishes include crispy calamari, carpaccio, roast artichoke, NY steak, meatloaf;etc. Loft's wine list feature California wines that pair well with all our cuisine. Our spacious bars are stocked with premium liquors, specialty cocktails, signature martinis and mojitos. Our restaurant is located in the heart of downtown in close proximity to the convention center and all the major hotels.
Loft is available for private parties, corporate events, meetings, dinners, luncheons, with seating up to 250.All dining areas can be reserved privately or the entire restaurant for a buyout.

90 S. Second St
San Jose, CA 95113
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
American, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Tuesday - Wednesday: 11:00am - 11:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 11:00am - 1:30am, Sunday: 12:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
San Fernando

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 291-0677

Website:
http://www.loftbarandbistro.com/

Entertainment:
Loft has live entertainment and DJs at scheduled times. They are available to hire for any special event (wedding reception, holiday party, birthday parties, etc).
Our brainstormer pub quiz is a lot of fun with prizes for the winners. Our jazz night is a wonderful way to relax. The DJs play a variety of music to listen or dance to.
We also have 3 HD TVs to observe sporting events.

Tuesday: 7:00pm: brainstormer pub-quiz
Thursday: live jazz: 7:00pm to 10:00pm, 10:15pm to close dj & dancing;
Friday: 10:30pm to close: DJ and dancing;
Saturday: 10:30pm to close: DJ and dancing;

Catering:
Loft has catering available in the direct vicinity of the restaurant. We create custom menus specifically tailored to your theme or needs. We can either perform full service or we can drop-off. For drop-offs we can also do set-up and break-down with a service charge. Lease refer to our banquet menus to give you an idea of what we offer. Bear in mind some of our banquet dishes are not available for offsite catering. Pricing is determined by what type of function you are hosting.

Parking Details:
There are many places to park within walking distance from us. The surface parking lots that are closest to us, City Park, do not except any validations. The closest parking lot that we validate for is Pavilion Garage, just past 2nd St. and San Fernando on your right. Safeway also has there own garage, bewteen 2nd St and 3rd, but you must get validation from Safeway. We also validate for the multi-level garage between 2nd and 3rd on San Carlos and 4th St garage on San Fernando.

Public Transit:
Lightrail runs in front of Loft, exit at Santa Clara Station on 1st St. or 2nd St.

Executive Chef:
Adrian J. Mullen

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
Loft Happy Hour

Everyday Monday-Friday 3PM to 7PM

http://loftbarandbistro.com/happyhour.htm

Specials

Complimentary Dessert!

Specials

Complimentary Dessert!
Details

Indulge in one of our delicious desserts on the house!

Terms and Conditions: Maximum of 20 diners. Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: October 31, 2017

Ends: April 30, 2018

Availability: Sun-Thu 11:00AM-9:00PM
Fri 11:00AM-6:00PM
Sat 11:00AM-9:00PM

Private Dining

Loft Bar And Bistro is an upscale American bistro housed in a historic two story brick buliding in downtown San Jose.We offer a large ,varied menu and banquet menus fit for any occasion, a friendly professional staff to take care of all your needs.5 dining areas ,2 bars, and a rooftop patio.

Loft Bar and Bistro Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

Overall Rating

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food

4.3

service

4.2

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

89% would recommend it to a friend

Good for Birthdays (8)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
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Good for a Date (5)
Bar Seating (4)
Business Meals (4)
Comfort Food (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Special Occasion (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Good for Anniversaries (2)
Fun (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Sunday Lunch (2)
Tapas (2)
Authentic (1)
Great for Brunch (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
People Watching (1)
Quick Bite (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

We had been there in the past & had good food & a good experience. This time, although there was no other people in the restaurant, there were some items that were out or no longer available, the food had either no flavor or was very greasy & several plates that our table received were incorrect in some way. Maybe next time it will be better.

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·Dined on October 28, 2017

It was very good ! And romantic. I really liked our service. It was a nice patio setup outside under the lights and everyone was helpful and freindly

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Had the eggplant parmigiana and wife had the salmon. Salmon was raw. Eggplant was not fresh tasting and not hot, just Luke warm when served. Overall food below par for me. Service was about your average ,not bad, but nothing spectacular. Not someplace I'd return to.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Great place to get a quick, great tasting dinner before going to the Sharks games.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Quick Bite
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Went with friends after matinee theater. We were asked if we wanted to sit upstairs, downstairs or outside, all good options. We sat upstairs preferring to be where we could visit more easily. It was before 5:00, so had to wait a few minutes for the waitress that started at 5:00 before ordering. It gave us time to look at the fun lists of cocktails and beer. The menu is the same or very similar to the sister restaurant Caper's in Campbell. Great selection and very well prepared, all four meals. Some how my main dish was incorrect, but the waitress quickly resolved the issue and brought me what I ordered. In addition we were comped desserts due to this issue. Very nice of them to do that. This was the second time at The Loft and will definitely go back again when downtown San Jose. Our party really enjoyed the variety on the menu and very good preparation and presentation of the meals.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tapas, Comfort Food, Good for Anniversaries, People Watching, Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Bar Seating, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Casual, Good for Groups, Pre/post Theatre, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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·Dined on September 17, 2017

Every time I am in San Jose for the weekend I bring my friends to Loft Bar and Bistro. Great food. Excellent service. My favorite place!

Tags: Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 18, 2017

This place could be much better if service improves

Tags: Comfort Food
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vip
 (Phoenix)·Dined on August 6, 2017

Fun place in downtown San Jose

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Terrific service. Waitress helped us pick an entree. She recommended a chicken dish with a creamy mustard sauce. The sauce was so good we ordered more to dip our veggies in. Yum!

Sitting out on the balcony is very nice.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Birthdays, Good for Groups
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on July 30, 2017

My husband, daughter and myself ate there prior to a concert at the sap center, it was excellent food and great ambience sitting on the rooftop.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Tapas, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Diego)·Dined on July 30, 2017

The food was very good, portions were good. I thought it was a little expensive but I don't go out much do maybe I'm just out of touch.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 24, 2017

My favorite food at this location is the Tiramisu. I have been searching for great tiramisu for a long time and this place has the best locally. Worth the trip.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Special thanks to the manager for visiting our table and taking to our group

Tags: Fun, Good for Groups
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 (Adelaide / SA)·Dined on July 15, 2017

The service was friendly, the food was good, the price was reasonable. The menu was large and interesting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 12, 2017

Went on a quiet night for dinner. Shated a 2 lamb shank entry, roasted artichoke, the roasted red pepper soup and creme brulee. All were very good. Ate outside on the roofdining area which was very pleasant, although no view, just fresh air. Parking validation was very handy. Service was cheerful and efficient.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 22, 2017

Good food at reasonable prices. Came here before a show and left enough time to have a cocktail and dinner and still got done with plenty of time to get to the show,

Tags: Fun, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 10, 2017

We hadn't been to the Loft in a while and as usual we were not disappointed. The service was very good, the ambiance was nice, and the food was excellent. Always a winner.

Tags: Disabled Access, Romantic, Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 22, 2017

I have eaten at the Loft twice based on a client referral and both times it's thumbs up in all categories.

Tags: Vegan, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 18, 2017

Highly recommend pasta Chicken Pene!

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

The Loft Bar & Bistro has always been our go-to place for family parties. The food is always tasty, affordable and has something on the menu that everyone in your party will enjoy.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Casual, Great for Lunch, Cozy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

We went there for Mother's Day. The food was awful however our waitress tried her best. Two of us had the grilled shrimp salad. The shrimp or extremely over cooked. My daughter had the filet mignon and she ordered it medium well. When she cut into it it was rare. She sent it back and they basically just burned the outside and left the inside medium rare. It also had no flavor.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 13, 2017

It was not a great experience. First of all, when we got there, they ID'd us as the door and we had to go thru security (w/ a metal detector). We had never been there before and were expecting a sit down restaurant. Instead, they were transitioning to a night club and seated us is this area that looked like a covered patio and it was freezing. Meanwhile, there was blaring music going on in all directions and if felt like we were sitting on top of a sub woofer. We didn't end up eating there. We left.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Interesting building, large, busy space. Excellent, fast service. Large portions and lots of variety so it's difficult to decide. I like that they have lo-carb options.

Tags: Good for Groups, Hot Spot, Tapas, Fit for Foodies, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

Food was amazing!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Waitress was nice. The low carb Tri tip was over well done. Should have a spoon to get the sauce. Bread should be kept warm. The tiramisu was very good

Tags: Tapas
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 15, 2017

Consistently good. We like the boneless shortribs, the pork tenderloin, the salads and wraps and the salmon entries.

Tags: Good for Groups, Casual
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 (Richmond)·Dined on March 19, 2017

Great place-love the upstairs
Food delicious!! The menu is diverse and service very good. I'm looking forward to dining here again!

Tags: Tapas, Special Occasion, Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

Great food! Great portions! And, great service!!! Not to noisy, you can actually have conversation there!

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Loft Bar and Bistro provides consistent great quality meals. My personal favorites are the Chicken Marsala and Linguine Santa Marie. Since they offer a full bar upstairs and downstairs, you can get cocktails or select a nice wine. I love this place!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Late-night Find, Bar Seating, Happy Hour, Special Occasion, Tasting Menu, Casual, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was served lukewarm within 5 minutes of ordering. Pasta and vegetables were overcooked mush served in a pool of garlic water.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Man was that filet mignon good with that great sear on it. Perfectly cooked and the side sauce was fantastic. Teryaki ribs were a little one note though could have used some kick.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

We've been here a few times, wonderful menu, delicious and fantastic service!

Tags: Bar Seating, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Casual, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good Vegetarian Options, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 4, 2017

Pleasant experience, good food. Seating is a bit limited and cramped (we were 2 people sitting in the bar area instead of a table which made it difficult to get up if there were 4 people seated at the tables next to you - and there were). Excellent service!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 29, 2017

Great value, good food.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Food was good. Had the Filet mignon. Was good. Service was good.
When in Down Town SJ will be back.

Tags: Casual
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 (Toronto)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Everything was great food and service-wise. Bathroom was tragic with no soap.

Tags: Quick Bite, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

Staff was more than accommodating. Food was terrific.

Tags: Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 21, 2017

The owner went out of his way to accommodate my party during the Women's March in SJ. While the Fairmont closed it's doors to the public, he was welcoming and gracious. The food and service were great. We appreciated it!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

We always try to hit the Bistro when we go to the SJ Comedy Club. The food is very good (love the blackberry pork medallions) but watch out around adding chicken to your salad ($10+ up charge). We sat on the upper deck (outside but covered) and it was cold...yes they have heaters but still cold for the ladies. I don't suggest parking right next door either since the hours add up and we paid $27 per car.

Tags: Business Meals
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