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For 2
7:00 PM
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You must make reservations at least 5 minutes in advance of the time at Nemea.
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Booked 16 times today


865 reviews
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$30 and under
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Hercules defeated the Nemean lion and then probably enjoyed an excellent glass (or amphora) of Nemean wine. Nemea is a noted wine & food capitol of Pelopennese in southern Greece. Our food is influenced primarily by the flavors of the Pelopennese with accents from all of Greece. We boast an amazing wine list with many great wines from Greece, the Mediterranean and around the world. Come in and let our mixologists make you a craft cocktail or enjoy a well made classic martini as you enjoy the best Greek food in San Jose! We look forward to serving you.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Greek, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation

Lunch: M-F 11:00am-2:30pm

Dinner: Su 4:00-10:00pm; M-W 5:00pm-10:00pm; Th-Sa 5:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(408) 279-4225
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Sanra Martinez
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Cross street
San Fernando
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Parking details
Nemea validates for San Jose City owned parking lot across San Fernando.
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Public transit
Major transit accesible.
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Fridays and Saturday there will be live Greek music.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 865 People Are Saying
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5.0  Dined on February 18, 2018

Good service and good customer service I will recommend this restaurant

vipjamie (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 16, 2018

Had a wonderful evening. Jessica, our server, was attentive and helpful. My husband ordered the Octapodi Salata and really enjoyed it. I had the Kotopoulo Souvlas and enjoyed each element (and mixing the elements). We had the Lukoumathes (Beignets) for dessert -- light and very tasty. Had a really pleasant evening, after catching some of the San Jose Jazz Winterfest at the San Jose Museum of Art - great combination of culture!

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

Delicious food. All the appetizers were good and my main lamb dish was amazing. The wine paired well. However the cost can easily add up and the final bill could surprise you.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was problematic

Riblets came burnt and we sent back and they came back ok.

Entree was undercooked(pink) when we requested well done so we sent back the entree. They were saying they would put it in the oven for 15 minutes. When it came back, it was the same(pink) and not even hot. Clearly, it was never put in the oven.

Anna (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Nine of our close friends had a group Valentines dinner and thoroughly enjoyed the extensive pre-fixe menu, fabulous food and Greek wines, exceptional service, and the ambience of their open wine cellar room.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Valentine's Day dinner reservations today, we have been to this restaurant several times but not since they changed chefs. It was a price fixed menu, The meals started good , we had a 4 dips each unique and flavorful with 4 warm pieces of flat bread. Followed by your choice of two appetizers we chose the grilled octopus which was tender and delicious our second was the zucchini cakes they were bland and definitely could've used some salt. Next dish was the lemon soup and a salad both nice dishes, entrée was the beef filet nicely cooked with aside of greens & potatoes. My entree was chicken Slouvaki with orzo, & greens, total disappointment 3 tiny pieces of chicken two pieces of grilled onion & one piece of zucchini, the orzo pasta had one note balsamic just vinegar, to top it off the dish was lukewarm. Not what you expect for the price. I mentioned this to the waitress and she replied I'll tell the manager. Dessert was good and service was attentive. Not sure it's worth a trip back based on value and quality.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

This was our first time to Nemea. The food was fresh and healthy. Very enjoyable experience.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

I have never written a restaurant review before, but I was so dissatisfied with our entire experience from the food, to the service and the spoiled meat. Even without the meat that was spoiled, I would not return. The evening was so ruined that the manager rightly comped us our entire dinner minus drinks. Our waitress was fine, but avoid our table once she realized our meals were ruined.
There was 4 of us dining and first one of our appetizers was forgotten and when it arrived it was burned and dry. The servers never returned to refill our waters or drinks. 3 of the meals arrived and then things became unbearable. Our 4th dinner was delayed and we had to keep flagging down staff for help. After 25 minutes, the 3 meals were cold and the 4th arrived. It was a double cut pork chop that was absolutely rancid. All of us could smell the spoiled meat. Our 3 fish dishes were dried out on top of mushy vegetables and instead of risotto with scallops they gave us rice.
We again had to flag down anybody, send the rancid dinner back and wait for a manager and did not offer drinks. We had to wait for more water and some bread for our friend who did not get a meal. The manager was conciliatory. Our goal was a nice evening and this restaurant is expensive. Having out dinners comped was the right thing to do, but did not make up for the food and service.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

Excellent food, wine. Risotto and scallops were our main dishes with octopi for appetizer, all were very good.

ColleenR (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 10, 2018

very tasty , great flavors ! recommend the prawns & burnt cheese