71 Saint Peter Restaurant

4.3
710 Reviews
$30 and under
Modern European
European Kitchen and Bar with a modern take on old world cuisine. Each dish is made in-house with care and creativity with fresh local ingredients. Cocktails, Wine and Craft Beer on Tap. Rustic Atmosphere with Outdoor Patio, Full Bar, and Private Dining Room. Special Events and Business Events Welcomed.

Offers

  • Happy Hour Pints and Bar Bites

    Multiple dates available

    Sun 4:00 PM - 6:30 PM, Wed - Sat 4:30 PM - 6:30 PM

    Our heated outdoor patio is a great place to start your night off happy. Daily drink and appetizer specials from 4:30 - 6:30

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 710 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.0
value
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73% of people would recommend it to a friend
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DavidD
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Lovely restaurant in a great area of San Jose, awesome experience!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Amazing food!

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KHerz
Minneapolis
11 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

LOVED the inside of this place! Very unique feel. Also, the food was delicious and well priced. I got the lamb flatbread and my boyfriend got the burger. The star of the show was definitely the burger! So juice and great flavor! My habanero pomegranate margarita was a bit small but very tasty. Would recommend this place.

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Jaydinesout
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Always a treat to eat at 71 Saint Peter. The menu is interesting, and the wine selection is good. The ambiance outside is particularly inviting.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience4

Great food. Server was neglectful.

MP
MaureenP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food was so good. Y only problem is I did mention when booking the reservation that it was for a birthday so I expected a cake or at least to ask me and they didn’t.

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WilliamK
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Just an average place with moderate food. Nothing special about this place at all.

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SuzanahH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Good food & great service.

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AndrewK
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, service, drinks, and atmosphere! Perfect for a date night or any occasion honestly. The front of house staff is attentive and very accommodating, while the kitchen knows what they’re doing as well!

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GeorgianaH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We have dined, often celebrated, here for 20 years. Sadly, this was not the same restaurant we have loved. First, the menu has gone from being upscale bistro to brew pub middling. Hamburgers and fried chicken 😩. All the same stuff you can get every other place on the Square. Where is the lovely pork loin or the lamb 3 ways? The prix fixe dinner was a disappointment. Out of the appetizer so we were served a substitute. Okay. The lentil and beet salad was overdressed and the beets were impossible to see or taste. The lamb risotto was tasty, but the lamb was a little dry. Portions were good. Service was mixed. We had to ask 3 times for water, but after that the waiter was attentive. Although it’s a tiny thing, the signature colbalt blue water glasses were no where to be found. Lost a lot of class with that decision. Will we return? Not sure...

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vipAnaA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2020
Overall3food3service2ambience3

It’s hard to rate a restaurant during Covid. Food was ok. The waitress spilled a drink on one of us getting us wet and they didn’t even offer to give us a complimentary one. The bathroom was absolutely dirty and not acceptable. Appetizers were over priced.

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Scootagrl
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience5

staff was attentive and beautiful location. lots of seating to choose from.

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vipNikiC
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They were happy, helpful and eager to serve it with changes. I appreciated that

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Jaydinesout
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the food was exceptional. The steak was perfectly grilled. Excellent wine selections.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Overall the experience was very pleasant. My short ribs were less than expected. It was a bit dry and fatty. Everything else was great.

DH
DaveH
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Great food, varied and eclectic menu. Service off just a bit as server is in training. Other team members jumped in to help.
Very nice team with a positive attitude!

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vipEthan
Central Coast
5 reviews
Dined on January 3, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

My experience here was a little disappointing. I chose this restaurant for the Roasted Mushroom gnocchi, which looked amazing from the pictures I saw posted online. A few minutes after ordering I was informed they were out of mushrooms and I would be getting mushroom-less gnocchi. It ended up tasting okay but it wasn't really what I wanted. My girlfriend got the pork risotto and she enjoyed it. The service was alright and everything else about the restaurant was also fine. The only other complaint I have is the billing. They have a little note on the menu that they charge an extra 10% service charge to supplement the servers wages. Which is whatever on it's own, but the food here is not cheap and I'm pretty sure I ended up over-paying considerably.

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awcfp
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall1food2service1ambience2

We were shocked and disappointed. It'd been very nice in the past.
When we arrived at 7PM, the restaurant was nearly deserted and the menu had changed.
We left before being served. Chose to eat down the street at Farmer's Union.
When we finished dinner ~ 8PM, we walked past 71 St Peter and found it closed!

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vipwbeeman
Minneapolis
74 reviews
Dined on December 20, 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience4

We have been going to 71 St. Peter for many years. We had our wedding reception there, and it has been a standby for us. After a hiatus of several months we went there again last night and were deeply disappointed in what is a precipitous decline in just about everything in the restaurant.

First off, the menu has been cut to the bone. There were only four serious entres, tilapia, chicken, steak and pork, and served in the most bare-bones fashion with just a hint of accompaniments. A wagyu burger ordered medium rare was as thin as a McDonald's patty and was served medium-well at an exorbitant price for what appeared on the plate with some potato chips. There were some pasta dishes, and a few items on the appetizer menu that seemed to be a cut above TGIFridays. The servers were extremely pleasant, but the service was sub-par. There was a long wait for food. When we asked for bread, again a long wait, and then a few haphazard slices of French bread served on a small plate, but no butter, which we had to ask for separately. We had an absolutely terrible creme brulee made with milk rather than cream. It was an insipid custard that had some caramelized sugar on top. There was only one other dessert--a chocolate cake. There were only four red wines by the glass, no cabernet or zinfandel (in California!). My dinner guest noted that the wine selections by the glass were better in a Chinese restaurant we ate at recently.

The California minimum wage law seems to have scared the restaurant. A 10% service surcharge was added to the bill (which we absolutely don't mind paying), with a suggested tip of 8-10% bringing the tip up to the level we would normally offer. In short we were very, very sad at the steep decline of this once-wonderful restaurant. They once offered fine dining at excellent prices, but this incarnation hovers around Appleby's at a higher price. We are sad to see it go, but we don't see how we can patronize this restaurant any longer.

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KarleneW
1 review
Dined on December 18, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience4

Unfortunately the heater wasn't working on a cold day.

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TomG
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 17, 2019
Overall3food4service5ambience1

Chose 71 Saint Peter after looking at online menu and selecting our meals. The final bill arrived and for each item they charged more than the online menu promised. Not very nice.

Heater in the restaurant was not working. We had to eat in the bar and sit under a heater,

Service by Andrew was superb!

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vipdolphin31
Miami
11 reviews
Dined on December 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was staying at the Fairmont in downtown San Jose, and it is an easy walk. Nice variety on the menu. Well-prepared dishes, nicely presented, reasonable prices. Relaxing atmosphere and good service. Will return. Strange that it does not show up in Yelp listings?

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JOSEPHH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Limited food choices.

Pork loin was dry

Wat staff were not very attentive

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GaryC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed a great meal at 71 St. Peter. Sat outside and totally enjoyed the vibe. Food was delicious! Service was AMAZING! Our server, Saskia (sp?), knew her menu, made great suggestions, attentive (not smothering), and a joy to talk to! Definitely 5 stars!

Will be back for sure! Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2019
Overall3food2service4ambience3

Ok experience but you can tell entree was reheated in microwave. Likely would not return. Sad, this place has been a main staple in sj for a long time.

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AndreaL
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Awesome menu and ambiance. I would only add more options for desserts.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Had a great date night in this quiet spot. Went for 6:30 reservations and started with delicious drinks as well as mussels. Fresh ingredients in everything. Had low carb options which my husband loved - burger on top of charred romaine and I got the delightful mushroom gnocchi. Including picture and we will definitely be back. In great San Pedro Market area so walked around and had another drink at bar around corner after. LOVED the decor and ambience.

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vipLarsB
Hawaii
6 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience5

I usually find great food and wine here but this time the spaghetti carbonara and creme brulee were major disappointments. The former tasted stale, the latter almost bready. No worries, the waiter comped me.

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BeauW
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Made my reservation for 9:30, I got there at 9:30, they informed me that they closed early because it "was slow". I made a reservation. Honor it.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience4

Food was okay. Could’ve been worse but definitely had higher expectations going in.

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vipCristinaM
San Francisco
99 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

the mussels were delicious, and my glass of rose was great. Sitting on the patio on a warm summer night was lovely. I ordered the tilapia which was yummy. We were one of two tables in the whole place!

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vipNotabaconperson
New York Area
6 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The service was slow but our server was very nice. The food was very salty that kind a killed our taste buds

SG
SushiGirl
Minneapolis
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful rustic Italian food.. just a little noise from street traffic. Both otherwise great

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Very pleasant sitting outside on a warm Sunday evening. We had the Prix Fixe menu for restaurant week. The food was good, particularly the trip tip and bread pudding. The service was excellent. There were only 2 other tables filled. Overall pleasant experience.

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ChristyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

There is a reason the businesses on all sides of the restaurant are packed and this one appears mostly empty. Extremely disappointed to have made a reservation and ended being ignored and brushed off by staff after my arrival. Even when informing staff that I had a reservation, the staff member tried dismissing the idea that he needed to verify it. Left after he walked away abruptly as if we’d interrupted him from something more important than greeting guests.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2019
Overall3food4service2ambience5

Food was amazing and our server was very nice. He seemed to be the only employee and was running around from table to table with large gaps of time in between.

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vipTainapr
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience3

Pre concert dinner on a very interesting occasion. Not only was the first Sunday that the restaurant opened for dinner but they were not ready for all the reservations that showed up.

I was a bit apprehensive at the beginning, my welcome was by saying, we are not taking walk ins before even a hello!!!!!

That did not stopped us from staying and I am glad we did! Food was freshly prepared, the staff was a bit in disarray but they had so much passion for making it right to every customer that instead of dividing and conquer ( only three of them) they all did everything!!!! The ran food, took orders, bartenders, cleaned tables, check with customers and of course looked after each other. That spirit is what make me give them 5 stars! Just imagine with a little bit of direction how far those three can take that place. We had the steak, was a decent size, the tenderloin was a bit undercook and the carbonara that by the time it made it to the table was cold BUT was so delicious that I could not stop. We also had the pancetta flat bread that was a great start!

Overall, was a good discovery that for sure I hope to visit again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on July 14, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was good, servers were pleasant but definitely very hectic. It was the night fo large concert so it did feel like they were not anticipating the large dinner rush that occurred.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Concert at SAP so slower service was expected as everyone was wanting same time... Otherwise fine experience

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karenm
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Small menu, staff wasn’t familiar with what ingredients were in the specials. The one thing I wanted to order, off of the small menu-they were out of. Not sure how That happened, we were the first ones there and the only ones dining. Staff was very friendly though.
We have been here years ago, it was much better then. We won’t be going back.

FAQs

71 Saint Peter Restaurant does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. 71 Saint Peter Restaurant also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 971-8523.

71 Saint Peter Restaurant is rated 4.3 stars by 710 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.