71 Saint Peter Restaurant

4.2
628 reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
European Kitchen and Bar with a modern take on old world cuisine. Each dish is made in-house with care and creativity using fresh Californian ingredients. Craft Cocktails, Boutique Wine and local Beer on Tap. Rustic Atmosphere with Outdoor Patio, Full Bar, and Private Dining Room. Special Events and Business Events Welcomed.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Modern European, Italian, French
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday by appointment only.
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Phone number
(408) 971-8523
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cordial Pajor
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Catering
71 Saint Peter provides full service catering and bar services.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Santa Clara & St. John
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Parking details
The Market Street parking garage is located directly across the street with 6 levels. Please inform the host should you need validations.
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Public transit
The St. James light rail station is located short two blocks away form the restaurant.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Located in Down town San Jose, 71 Saint Peter has been the go to Specialty Venue for Bay Area Locals and Companies alike . Our craft bar and unique private dining room is the ideal location for Receptions, Cocktail Parties, Networking Events, Rehearsal Dinners, Holiday Parties and Chef Menus.

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Specials

Happy Hour Flights, Pints and Bar Bites

Enjoy happy hour libations starting at $4 and all small pates for $6. The heated outdoor patio is a great place to start your night!

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Valid For: 1 - 20 people

Starts: September 18, 2018

Ends: September 19, 2117

Availability: Thu-Sat 4:00PM-6:00PM

What 628 People Are Saying
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PO
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 5

Waiter was excellent,;food was slow in coming; wine overpriced; thief time we’ve been there, previous times were better.

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PO
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food and service was very good. We had dishes of tilapia, chicken and gnocchi-all were very good.

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HO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Took my family there for my daughter 18th Birthday based on past experiences here. Was very disappointed. Had the waitress pour my wine into my water glass and say “sorry about that” and walk way.

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JW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Had not dined here in years and not much had changed. Relaxed and cozy on a Friday night just steps away from San Pedro Square madness. Great appetizers, the four of us had the brie and the beef carpaccio. Good entrees and found a really great Pinot. Was my wife’s birthday and service was good, everyone had enjoyable experience.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

Strong menu, good ambience, not too noisy. Most dishes excellent. Service adequate.

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JR
1 review
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a delightful dining experience my wife and I had for our anniversary dinner celebration! I highly recommend 71 Saint Peter to all those with discerning tastes and an eye on their budget as our meals were extremely satisfying, the service was exceptional and the atmosphere warm and welcoming. Our server Michelle provided so much attention to us that it felt like she was our personal server. She offered great wine and meal recommendations and greeted us with a Happy Anniversary message and some champagne to toast each other for our 35th wedding anniversary. Bravo! The tri-tip special was phenomenal, both in its presentation and preparation. The chocolate sour cream fudge cake dessert was yummy as anticipated. I highly recommend this restaurant that strives for excellence and succeeds.

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FM
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service was terrible. Food was okay compared to price. Price is high for the quality of food.

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OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on August 19, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

Great flavors in all dishes. My NY Steak was the perfect temperature and the sauce was flavorful. Could have been a slightly bigger portion or add more potatoes puree, would recommend sweet potato mash instead of puree.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service from the kitchen and wait staff - we had a memorable dinner and will definitely be back soon!!

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SY
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

It seemed that everyone’s food was pretty bland. I had the Niçoise salad with salmon and it had little to no seasoning and just a very oily dressing. Pasta was nothing to write home about either. Love the space and the location, I hope they can improve the food taste.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

The food and location was great. I haThe table wobbled and they ran out of ginger beer for my second mule.

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DS
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

The windows were very dirty. I ordered the rosemary chicken, and our server said the menu has been updated so the chicken will be a breaded cutlet instead, “like a schnitzel,” so I said ok. When he brought my meal, it was a pale boneless chicken breast that had been sautéed with zucchini and onions and peppers. Nothing like he described and a meal a beginner cook could make. The sour cream chocolate cake was dry. We had to ask for bread and it was also dry, and no butter was offered. All in all, a huge disappointment and we won’t go back.

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DB
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Arrived hopeful after all the good reviews but our experience was less than optimal. We were put in the back room and somewhat there abandoned there by waitress. Most troubling was that after telling us she would give us time to decide on food, we went through the menu and decided on a chicken dish. When she came back, only then did she inform us that the dish had been completely altered and that it had gluten. Decided on the pork dish and was told this also had gluten, because it was stuffed with breading- which is not mentioned on the menu!

It just seems prudent to me to let guests know that a dish has changed upfront rather than let them mentally chose something that is not available.

It may have been an off night. Food was ok, service was lackluster.

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a
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 3

Service was very disappointing. Took forever to get drinks. When 4 of us all ordered the same glass of wine the server did not suggest a bottle which is kind of serving 101. We had to suggest it ourselves. Had to ask for water. Restaurant was very warm too and tables were wobbly. Food was good but not amazing. The baked Brie was really good. I wouldn’t go back.

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LH
New Orleans
24 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food!

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J
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 3ambience 3

We had reservations at 6pm and arrived on time. They wanted to seat us on bar table in the hallway. We complained about the bar table and location. They said the manager will come and talk to us. He never showed up. They had a couple of tables available in the main dining room. After reaching out to the hostess several times and waiting for almost 30 minutes, we were finally seated in the dining room. Another couple sat next to us and were complaining that they had to wait 30 minutes although they had reservations.

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OT
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

First the restaurant messed up our reservation and didn't have the table I'd booked for 6pm. After a 15 minute wait, they squeezed us in, 3 people on a 2 top.

Then our waitress took the order from the table next to us that had been seated after us. I heard her ask them if they were concert goers so she could make sure everything went quickly enough to make it to the concert in time.

When she took our order, I told her we were also going to the concert.

An hour later, about 7:15pm, after asking a few times where our food was, it arrived. (We'd even been asked by another waiter what we wanted to order, when we'd already ordered!). Our waitress admitted she had made a mistake which had delayed our food.

We had to rush through our dinner as the concert started at 8pm. I thought a table booked for 6pm would be plenty of time.

The food was ok, not great.
The service was terrible. They did knock off 20% when I asked for consideration for their mistakes, but It still wasn't worth it. I will not return.

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j
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Good food...good wine...good times

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SH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Don't book through Open table We were told after we arrived that we didn't have a reservation and that they don't use OpenTable. Strange experience.

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CG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

They were not well prepared to serve on an event night at SAP. We waited 40 minutes after being seated for someone to take our order. and they ran out of some items. The restaurant wasn’t even near full capacity. We had to fetch someone to take our order, bring us bread, bring us the bill, and take our payment.

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n
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

excellent fun cocktails and great seasonal delicious menu

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SM
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Decided to try this new place that we had not been to before. On a Tuesday night it was not very busy and we were early. Very pleasant waitress. Food was excellent!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 3

The service here was out right rude

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CG
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Charming ambiance and tasty food.

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r
Indiana
8 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

Food was OK, service was good , ambiance was a bit rustic. All-in-in all fine, but nothing special.

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NR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Server was great and so was food

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SS
Austin
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very cozy place and perfect for dates and special occasions. They served us very well on Valentine's day. Very pleased.

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U
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

This is an average restaurant with hard working people who want to please.
Food is fine but nothing special.

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

What a great find! We found 71 Saint Peter Restaurant on OpenTable as we were looking for a different restaurant to take friends for their bday dinner. The food was so good, it is comfort food meets foodie food. Their specialty is the Risotto of the day, which I will definitely be coming back for. The service was great, I was surprised it wasn't more busy on a Sat night, but that made it great for us. Great patio to people watch and a rustic European feel inside. Will definitely be back.

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OT
Seattle
6 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 4

The food was awesome, but service that evening was lacking. We were handed two different dinner menus which the server said everything on both menus was available. We never received a wine list, so we didn’t order any wine. The wait staff seemed to be struggling that evening and wasn’t very attentive. Other than the service, the food was really good and the ambiance was great.

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DM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

We haven't dined here in about a year and sadly, the restaurant seems to have declined and to us appeared struggling to stay in business.
The menu seemed to be a slightly reduced version in terms of number of dishes and cost of ingredients. Crab cakes are now shrimp cakes. The only fresh fish on the menu was tilapia instead of salmon.
The maitre d'/waiter/bartender was pleasant and helpful, but spread very thin trying to cover all the tables. The chef was trying to help out delivering some of the checks, so unless we just hit a bad night, when an employee or two called in sick, they seemed understaffed.
The food was presented well. My roast pork was a little over-done and dry. I like spinach, but it seemed like they got a bulk buy on the stuff because it seems to come with every plate I saw.
I think the ambience there is still quite nice and a good respite from the noisy bar scene on the rest of San Pedro, so I do hope they stay in business.

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S
Seattle
1 review
Dined on January 13, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 1ambience 4

Good was good, not great but still good. The service was horrible: slow and not attentive to our table.
They only had one person working the tables and the cooks also seemed overwhelmed.

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BH
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food and fabulous service for a great evening with girlfriends!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

very small menu, new york steak hard , even on medium rare, bad choice from chef on placing sweet mash potato under, steak,we were told was mash potato, server mixed orders and gave wrong cook steak, and no water for my table,
gelato was more watery than creamy.

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B
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

New Year’s Eve menu limited
Not much choice
Service was good
Food was average, had steak and it was tough

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OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

I enjoyed the dinner. I had been at restaurant several times in the past.

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San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We enjoyed the casual warm ambiance of 71 Saint Peter together with attentive service by Kelly and other staff. We both had the cream of carrot soup with ginger which was yummy, and the pork loin dinner which was very flavorful too. We also enjoyed some wines by the glass and found the overall costs to be very reasonable.

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San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on December 16, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The restaurant has a number of separated areas which helped keep the noise level down. The food was surprisingly great with very reasonable pricing.

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KK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 2

This was 11/18 and the restaurant was cold inside as outside. We asked if the door could be shut and never happened. Im sure it was so they could bring food in and out to the diners outside. However, the doors still could have been shut in between

It took almost for someone to wait on us and the place was not that busy at approx 6pm. We were not told of the specials (had to learn them when the waiter working with e the table next to us recited them well after we sat down.
I asked 2 times for a water and two times for bread. The food came to the table but not at the same time. My wife has the capellini (hers came early)and I had the chicken with polenta which came about 5-10 minutes later. Sadly, the polenta was not hot and the chicken was not fully cooked. We could not wait so I have about 1/2 the chicken and stopped as it was rubbery. I thought the waiter would have the manager come over but never did.
The waiter did offer my wife a glass of merlot on the house.
In closing, we have been dining at 71 St Peter since it first opened at least 2-3 times/yr. This is the first time we had this level of poor service and it will be awhile before we try the restaurant again

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Portland
3 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 2

Very average meal. Nothing Stood out. The preparation of the carpaccio was very basic. I would go out of my way to go here again

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