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Party Size
For 2
Date
Sun, 4/22
Time
7:00 PM
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71 Saint Peter Restaurant

3.8
607 reviews
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$30 and under
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Modern European
Perfect For:
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Romantic
  • Quiet Conversation
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.
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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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
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Private party contact
Laura Rodriguez: (408) 420-8306
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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
What 607 People Are Saying
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3.8based on recent ratings
3.8
food
3.8
service
3.9
ambience
3.5
value
Noise · Quiet
65% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on October 7, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 17, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 1, 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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5.0Dined on August 26, 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.

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5.0Dined on August 25, 2017

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

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1.0Dined on July 30, 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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2.0Dined on July 29, 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.

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3.0Dined on July 22, 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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5.0Dined on July 22, 2017

Great food, great service!

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