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Loft Bar and Bistro

3.8
3.8
639 Reviews
$30 and under
American

Loft is American bistro dining at it's finest in a chic, relaxed atmosphere. We serve lunch and dinner Tuesday through Saturday and dinner on Sundays. We are open for private events on Sundays and Mondays - please inquire directly with the restaurant. 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.

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–1:30 am Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (408) 291-0677

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Adrian J. Mullen

  • 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.

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Cross street

    San Fernando

  • Parking details

    There are many parking options within walking distance. The parking lots that are closest to us, City Park, do not accept validations. The closest parking lot that we validate for is Pavilion Garage, just past 2nd St. and San Fernando on your right. We also validate for the 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.

  • 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-quizThursday: 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;

  • Additional

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

Menu

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What 639 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.8
3.8 based on all time ratings
  • 3.8Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.7Ambience
  • 3.7Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 29, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service, great food, great prices.

  2. JM

    JesseM

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on February 23, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fabulous food and service! My blackened salmon and tomato garlic soup, were wonderful!

  3. RS

    RaymondS

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 17, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place with great service. Parking validation is available and make it convenient

  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    It's okay. Not great and not bad.

  5. s

    saucypeeps

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on February 16, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Our bartender, Raul, was very engaging and helpful. We decided to stay at the bar because we enjoyed his company so much. The drinks were well-balanced, and the house wine was actually really tasty. The food was fantastic! We all loved the dishes we ordered. I had the short ribs and it was perfect. We will definitely be back.

  6. KM

    KathyM

    San Diego

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on February 10, 2020

    overall3food3service5ambience3

    The staff worked well together to handle us - it was clear they were understaffed. The food was fine.

  7. RS

    RaymondS

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service and great food. Available parking in downtown with validation.

  8. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Shelly was outstanding! The chicken picatta was delicious. Loved the ambiance and wine.

  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall1food1service4ambience4

    Their NYE menu was 2x more than their regular menu, and there was NO indication of a different menu on their website, this app, or even at the entrance before we sat down.

  10. G

    Gotwine

    Seattle

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a great meal and enjoyed the vibe on New Years eve.

  11. LC

    LizC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Nicole is a phenomenal waitress! She made our new years eve dinner that much more special by being knowledgeable and attentive to my family's needs and diet restrictions.

  12. m

    marioh

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Got there a little earlier than reservation time, but was sat right away. Service was friendly,and efficient. Food,and drinks were on par, and flavorful. Wonderful experience.

  13. BM

    BrianM

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 23, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Generally this is out go to place and we have been there many times. This time they were just completely off in every way. Its rare for sure

  14. TJ

    TimJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2019

    overall5food4service4ambience4

    This place has always been a favorite when we go to an event downtown (Sharks, Christmas in the Park, etc.). Never disappoints.

  15. BS

    BonnieS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great restaurant for a nice dinner before events in downtown, San Jose. The three of us shared several entrees and each of us had a glass of wine. Super wait staff and lovely meal.

  16. TT

    TimT

    Austin

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Wonderful staff, trendy decor, generous portions of very tasty food.

  17. MS

    MaryS

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 18, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Our server was great. We had a large dinner party and he was able to serve our table and the entire restaurant all by himself without delays in our orders. We were there to celebrate my daughter's 21st birthday and he made an extra effort to make sure we were taken care of.

  18. 2

    2delriotexans

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    I’ve dined here several times and find the food and service very consistent, which is why I continue to come back with more friends and family. The staff is friendly, attentive and accommodating.

  19. RM

    RMAH

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on November 10, 2019

    overall3food3service3ambience2

    Food was so so and service was very abrupt and not at all polished. Almost like we were bothering the server.

  20. FC

    FrankC

    Tahoe

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time having dinner and drinks there. Can't wait to go back. It was a great experience!!

  21. j

    jamie

    San Francisco

    232 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    232 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    overall4food5service5ambience4

    Large menu. Good food. Service attentive. Good place to go with friends for conversations

  22. CM

    CristinaM

    San Francisco

    106 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2019

    overall3food4service2ambience3

    I was looking forward to sitting on the patio- but it was booked by a private party that night and unavailable. My crab stuffed salmon was SO DELICIOUS!!!! However, our food took a VERY long time to be served.

  23. SR

    StanR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food. Great selection and wonderful service

  24. BS

    BonnieS

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Great menu & FANTASTIC. Server, Monica

  25. TJ

    TimJ

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on October 6, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Perfect! And the manager & server were so accommodating!

  26. MC

    MaryC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Charming building with industrial features. Excellent food and drinks. We had a large party and did not feel we had to wait for anything. Quick service and kind staff.

  27. TL

    TerryL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 29, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food like always and all workers are very nice

  28. KS

    KatieS

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2019

    overall3food4service3ambience1

    The food was good but the restaurant is a bit run down. The tables and chairs are very worn, most of the chairs were torn. Nothing special a bit pricey for the style of the restaurant. Looks Nothing like the pictures on open table.

  29. BA

    BASOrchid

    Baltimore

    28 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place to eat. Good food and wonderful service!

  30. F

    Femocc

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    2.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on July 21, 2019

    overall2food1service2ambience2

    Food was not great. Served stale hard bread. Greens in salad were turning brown. They were out of crab cake at 4:30pm for dinner. Waitress was very nice.

  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2019

    overall1food2service2ambience4

    Went for 1/2 off wine and were charged full price.

  32. C

    Cathy

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 30, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Best food, customer service, and caring staff ever!!!

  33. DP

    DeliciaP

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 23, 2019

    overall4food4service5ambience5

    Prime location and the food was good I like a little more seasoning but overall it was very nice.

  34. HK

    HK123

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service. They were very accommodating to our schedule when we came in early. It was much appreciated. And the food was great!

  35. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    We love the crab cakes entree- the best we've found!

  36. KL

    KevinL

    Las Vegas

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall2food1service5ambience5

    Inexpensive. Great service. Go for cocktails. Food was unfortunately not very good. But we came with a large group and the servers kept our drinks flowing.

  37. MO

    MichaelO

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on June 3, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience4

    Not half bad. Two stories, overlooking Second Street trolley. Almost no one there on Sunday evening. Full bar, and can’t go wrong with the food quality. I’d try it again.

  38. RS

    RaymondS

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on June 1, 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place and great location for dining or happy hour. The got huge varieties of beer and cocktails

  39. TW

    TraciW

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 18, 2019

    overall4food4service4ambience5

    Love the feel of the Loft...food was good...would for sure go again only downfall was service on getting our food was slow.

  40. C

    Cheryl

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on May 13, 2019

    overall5food4service5ambience5

    Went for mothers day my son and i ordered the filet. My husband had the ahi. Ours was fabulous. My husbands ahi was over cooked and tough, but cold? Since the restaurant was mostly empty (we went early) it should have been perfect! Ahi is a 50/50 experience. So this time not good! The waitress was exceptional. Hostess friendly! It was clean and everythin else was perfect!

FAQs

Loft Bar and Bistro offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 291-0677.

Loft Bar and Bistro is rated 3.8 stars by 639 OpenTable diners.

Not available on OpenTable

Unfortunately, this restaurant is not on the OpenTable reservation network.

If you like, we'll notify you by email if this restaurant joins.


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Additional information

  • Cross street

    San Fernando

  • Neighborhood

    San Jose

  • Hours of operation

    Tue, Wed 11:00 am–11:00 pm Thu–Sat 11:00 am–1:30 am Sun 4:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    There are many parking options within walking distance. The parking lots that are closest to us, City Park, do not accept validations. The closest parking lot that we validate for is Pavilion Garage, just past 2nd St. and San Fernando on your right. We also validate for the 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.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Adrian J. Mullen

  • 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-quizThursday: 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;

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (408) 291-0677

  • 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.

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