71 Saint Peter Restaurant

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619 reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
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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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Thu - Sat 4:00PM - 5:45PM

What 619 People Are Saying
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3.0Dined on July 31, 2018

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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4.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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1.0Dined on July 21, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 20, 2018

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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3.0Dined on July 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on July 15, 2018

Great food!

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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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1.0Dined on June 17, 2018

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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5.0Dined on June 3, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on May 17, 2018

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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2.0Dined on April 25, 2018

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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5.0Dined on April 22, 2018

excellent fun cocktails and great seasonal delicious menu

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

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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1.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The service here was out right rude

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Charming ambiance and tasty food.

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4.0Dined on February 22, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Server was great and so was food

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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2.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on February 10, 2018

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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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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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3.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 4, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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3.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 31, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on December 23, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 16, 2017

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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1.0Dined on November 18, 2017

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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2.0Dined on November 16, 2017

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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2.0Dined on November 14, 2017

I had been wanting to check put 71 Peter for sometime. Located in San Pedro square, it is near a few other restaurants and offers a parking lot across the street for patrons. The bar in the back is adorable. Old rustic, tons of options for libation. The kitchen is somewhat open and you can watch as they cook. It has street seating which is very cool to people watch. Last night we went in for dinner. It took them over 15 min to come to out table. We had to ask repeatedly for bread and never got it. It seemed to us that they had the bartender 1 waiter and 1 Bus boy for over 18 tables. Three tables walked out as after about 15 min they went next door to eat. I won't lie and say that didn't occur to us as well...... when the food came, we wish we had. It had a gloop of hard cheese on it...it wouldn't melt. The pasta wasn't fresh but was cooked ok. The rest of the plate was a hot mess. It was capellini. Usually that comes with basil tomatoes and red peppers..this had sausage bites with gravy , dark roasted onion like a French onion soup and peppers. It was not taste and looked even worse. We ask for a coffee to go and never got it. We finally just left. I felt bad for the server. He had a good attitude even though he must have known and felt it was going to be a hard shift to work. I wouldn't go back, nor would I recommend.

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4.0Dined on November 12, 2017

I miss their wine pairing meal!

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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

I was amazed the restaurant wasn’t more crowded on a Friday night! The ambience was lovely, nice and quiet, the service attentive, and the food was absolutely delicious. The beef carpaccio was wonderful!

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2.0Dined on November 4, 2017

I had the waitress-recommended capellini, which had virtually no seasoning and was almost tasteless; certainly not worth the price. Coffee was old and burnt. Even though it was cool outside, the ceiling air conditioning was blowing fiercely down on us. Open Table should stop listing this place.

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

We went with some friends to celebrate a wedding anniversary. We arrived early as we had plans for the rest of the evening. The place has a cool vibe to it as it is located in an old historic building. The service was excellent. Wait staff was attentive but not intrusive.

The menu was a single page. There was a nice variety of choices but not overwhelming. We enjoyed an appetizer of baked brie in a phyllo dough crust with some nicely cooked, but crisp apples and a walnut butter. A tasty opener.

A salad of greens, goat cheese and a bacon drizzle was a perfect set up for the main course. Main courses included a flavorful pork steak with a dried cherry demi-glace with roasted potatoes and spinach. A nice New York steak thickly cut, cooked a perfect medium rare with turnips and potatoes had just the right spice to support rather than overwhelm the flavor of the meat. The best of the main courses was the risotto du jour featuring plump, nicely charred shrimp. The risotto was creamy but not mushy and came with some bitter greens for texture and complexity.

Dessert featured a well done, but not spectacular creme brulee. It was a little overdone, but well flavored. A sour cream fudge cake with homemade honey gelato more than made up for a slightly overdone creme brulee.

A fantastic experience in the midst of San Jose's hip, downtown restaurant hot spot on San Pedro.

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4.0Dined on October 24, 2017

Service was very good. Food good - not special or excellent; narrow menu (we had dinner). But worth going back for a quick casual meal. Although a bit overpriced. Liked the wine (New Zealand). Wood seating/table ambience were uncomfortable, thus not a good place to relax with friends.

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1.0Dined on October 21, 2017

For $200 for 4 people and minimum alchohol, this place wasn't worth it.

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2.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Booked a reservation at 5:30 to have enough time to make the sharks game at 7:30. At 7:30 we still didn't have our food and missed majority of the first period. The service was horrid. No water, drinks/refills. No checking in our updating. We had to ask several times for items and the waiter hit me in the head with his elbow as he was having to take back the raw steak that was served to the table next to us. When we finally got food it was ok. A bit cold, but ok. Other tables were also having similar issues and no manager was in sight to address any patrons, apologize or offer concessions. The waiter did tell us that the kitchen is too small to keep up with the number of tables they have. When leaving, I peeked in the kitchen and saw there was barely enough room for two people to stand in the kitchen. Bottom line. I won't recommend this place or return for another long wait.

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1.0Dined on October 14, 2017

We arrived at our scheduled reservation time: 5:45 p.m. By 7:25 we still had not been served our entrees. We had let the wait staff know that we had to leave at 7:30 for the theater. Luckily we had had two appetizers and a salad (which were very good), but there was obviously a problem in the kitchen and we had to leave before our entrees were served. This was a disappointing experience, as I had eaten at 71 Saint Peter's before and had enjoyed it very much. It would have been helpful if we had received some explanation for the inexcusable delay, but none was forthcoming.

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