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About 71 Saint Peter Restaurant

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.

71 N. San Pedro Street
San Jose, CA 95110
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Modern European, Italian, French

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm; Sunday by appointment only.

Cross Street:
Santa Clara & St. John

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 971-8523

Website:
http://www.71saintpeter.com/

Catering:
71 Saint Peter provides full service catering and bar services.

Parking Details:
The Market Street parking garage is located directly across the street with 6 levels. Please inform the host should you need validations.

Public Transit:
The St. James light rail station is located short two blocks away form the restaurant.

Executive Chef:
Cordial Pajor

Private Party Facilities:
Host your event with 71 Saint Peter in our private dining room and craft cocktail bar. We have pre-fix dining packages and buffet menu options customized to suite any event. We host reseal dinners, luncheons, birthday parties, business meetings and events, cocktail receptions, company parties, graduations, and wine pairing dinners to name a few.

Please contact our private dining coordinator for more details at manager@71saintpeter.com or visit our website at 71saintpeter.com

Private Party Contact:
Laura Rodriguez: (408) 420-8306

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

71 Saint Peter Restaurant Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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4.0

service

3.8

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Quiet

75% would recommend it to a friend

Creative Cuisine (6)
Handcrafted Cocktails (5)
Good for a Date (4)
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People Watching (4)
Romantic (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for Groups (4)
Bar Seating (3)
Good for Anniversaries (3)
Business Meals (3)
Casual (3)
Great for Lunch (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Great Beer (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Special Occasion (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Comfort Food (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Seasonal (1)
Sunday Lunch (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 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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 (Portland)·Dined on November 17, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 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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·Dined on November 11, 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 5, 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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·Dined on November 5, 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.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on October 25, 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.

Tags: Casual
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·Dined on October 22, 2017

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

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·Dined on October 15, 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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

There were 4 in our group and each of us had a great dining experience.
The moules are outstanding.

Tags: Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 12, 2017

The food was very delicious! Can’t wait to go back.

Tags: Business Meals, Pre/post Theatre, Notable Wine List, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Aaron was the best waiter! He was funny and accommodating. The food was amazing as well!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Not up to usual service. Excellent food, really bad service.

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·Dined on September 18, 2017

Staff, food and ambience was great! We will definitely go back.

Tags: Good for Groups, Late-night Find, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Casual, Cozy, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Good for Anniversaries, Comfort Food, Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, People Watching
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·Dined on September 2, 2017

We went there to celebrate birthday but they didn't have birthday cake and any kind of cake
Not good to celebrate birthday

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 27, 2017

The food tasted great, the waiter was very attentive and friendly, I ordered the New York steak, tasted great but a little tough. My date had the Talapia and it was excellent.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic
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·Dined on August 25, 2017

Stellar service, good pricing, excellent food. You truly cannot go wrong here. I will be coming back again!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, People Watching, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Great Beer, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 31, 2017

The restaurant was closed. Not sure how I was able to make a reservation on a Sunday when they are not open. This was very inconvenient as our party had to find another restaurant to eat at.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Nice place, but it was terrible understaffed. The minimal staff that was there was overwhelmed and gave several orders to the wrong tables. They comped some of our drinks for the inconvenience, but the chaos distracted from what would have otherwise been a great pre-concert venue.

According to our server, the restaurant is family owned and they have difficulty staffing up, which seems like a silly excuse when you know what the SAP concert dates are in advance.

With a little more effort on the owners part it could be a great restaurant. Right now it is just above average. The food is decent, but one of our Entree's came out of the Kitchen as a 1/2 serving. Lots of mis-steps here.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

It used to be a great place with excellent food. The food was OK and was over salt. For our dish, the Risotto's special, it was salty and they forgot to put the garnish and pickled vegetable on top. The crab cakes was salty. The beef carpaccio was good. the creme brulee was ok. Overall, the food was not so good like I remembered. We went there to celebrate my father & cousin's bday but was disappointed. I don't think I'll be coming back there again...

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 23, 2017

Great food, great service!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Servers were unorganized despite a reservation; seems like they weren't anticipating the busyness of the Bruno Mars concert diners. Took 20 minutes to get our drink orders. The food, however, was excellent as usual.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 21, 2017

I found this restaurant on yelp. The food was great, but the service had something to be desired. It took forever to get the food, to get drinks, refills on drinks, our bill, but the food was good. Don't come here if you are in a rush, or very thirsty. But the food is good.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 15, 2017

We dined on Sunday, the final night of Dine Out SJ, and chose the Prix Fixe ($45) with wine pairing (a steal at $15). Served a complimentary glass of Proseco to accompany the gratis foccacio, followed by a delectable charred octopus salad with rocket, EVOO & goat cheese, paired with a lovely Italian Pinot Grigio. Next was the star course (who knew?), prosciutto with melon on intensely flavorful watermelon with candied nuts, goat cheese and balsamic reduction - amazing flavors & textures! - paired with a nice Rose. We both chose the short rib with Swisscheesy Polenta and beef reduction, paired with a great Cab. The polenta and reduction were superb; the short rib was a little dry & tough, but still OK. Dessert was a brilliant, beautifully caramelized creme brulee with a delightful sweet cocktail (I think he said with Campari, but tasted more complex like Punt y Mes). Service was fantastic all around, from getting a prime table after arriving 50 minutes early to the fabulous waiter and servers. Will definitely return! I'll try & add some photos, but don't see that option on my phone...

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2017

My husband and I both love to go out for dinner. This time we felt for something more casual. Have to admit that we weren't sure what to expect. We were happily surprised. We chose the "Prix Fixe Menu with wine pairing". The quality of the food was great, sitting outside, the ambiance was nice... the only reason I didn't give 5 stars was because we asked the waiter to tell the kitchen that we didn't want to rush and if they could give us some time between the various dishes.... this didn't work out. As soon as we'd finished our appetizer, the entree came.... 90 minutes later we got our check - "whenever you are ready" :)

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, People Watching, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 13, 2017

Loved the atmosphere. service was good, food was great. They were understaffed bt did a passable job.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 10, 2017

We had the San Jose Dine Downtown special prix fixe menu, 4 courses for $45 plus optional $15 wine pairing. It was a very good value and the food was yummy! The portions were just right for people not wanting huge portions. Our server was friendly and accommodating. A photo of the salad course with octopus, fennel, lemon vinaigrette, feta, and pickled red onion. Yum.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Romantic, Tasting Menu, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 8, 2017

Cool little gem in the heart of San Pedro Square. Elegant, tasty and well-priced food. Great service and nice atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, People Watching, Scenic View, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Food was good but they ran out of the steak and lamb on that Friday night we dined.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 24, 2017

Service and location were both Outstanding! Food was VERY good I loved it and will be back!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 17, 2017

This has been a favorite restaurant of our for over 20 years, first recommended to us by my husband's colleague. Usually we go on date nights, but this time was a birthday dinner with the family. We each loved our perfectly cooked, delicious and creative entrees, from risotto with beef tips, to grilled tri tip (melt -in-your-mouth tender), to tilapia. Also, the Brie in puffed pastry appetizer was lovely, unique, and enjoyed by all. The chocolate sour cream cake was also great, but we were so full 5 of us shared one piece and it was plenty! We enjoyed the house Merlot and the unique sparkling Rose lemonade, which we had never heard of before. Lovely dinner all around.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 16, 2017

This is a significantly overlooked Restaurant in downtown San Jose. The restaurant is not generally packed like the newer restaurants in San Pedro Square but the food and service is much better. We had lovely salads and beef carpaccio as well as an excellent pork chop with some unique flavors. Definitely a neighborhood gem.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 13, 2017

Really tasty food! My only complaint is the server didn't come by very often and I needed water. But definitely coming back!

Tags: Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

71 St. Peter was very quiet the Saturday we dined there. I think the fact it wasn't busy, but surrounded by lively crowds up and down the street, influenced my experience and opinion. The servers were very good but not great. Overall it seemed to me like the restaurant isn't aspiring to be better/best. It's solid but nothing more.

Tags: People Watching, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 27, 2017

Amazing place! I went here for prom with my boyfriend and we loved the rustic decor, the prompt and friendly service, and the food cooked to perfection. He had the lamb shank (very tender, the meat fell right off the bone) and I had the roasted mushroom gnocchi in white oil. Everything was clean and well-decorated was a great intimate restaurant.

Tags: Good for a Date, Healthy, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Mother's Day was almost ruined by the poor service at this once treasured bistro. Sadly, the food didn't redeem the service. Our starter dish was forgotten entirely. When reminded about it, they brought it out to us after our entrees and comped it, but it was hardly worth it.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 29, 2017

Jesus was our waiter, great service.
Love the complimentary glass of house wine too!

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2017

We have gone here for many years for all types of occasions from business lunches to dinners for two. This is a consistent downtown spot which is somewhat uncommon in San Jose. On our most recent visit, one of our party has a number of dietary restrictions, and both staff and the menu helped to address these.

Tags: Good for Groups, Business Meals
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Very cool interior. Feels almost Medieval. Great location on San Pedro. Full bar. The service was great. They split our salad and entrees for us (separate plates) with no split fees. We had tri-tip with Brussels sprouts and new potatoes. It was delicious! Can't wait to go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Pre/post Theatre, Good for a Date
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