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About ADEGA - San Jose

ADEGA, meaning wine cellar, is an authentic Portuguese restaurant by a team of Michelin-starred chefs Jessica and David. ADEGA is the first and only Michelin-starred restaurant in the city of San Jose. ADEGA serves simple but elegant food that is perfectly complemented by the restaurant’s smart casual environment. We serve fresh fish and seafood alongside a selection of salted cod and meat dishes.

1614 Alum Rock Ave
San Jose, CA 95116
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Portuguese, Contemporary European, International

Hours of Operation:
Sunday: Closed
Monday: Closed
Tuesday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Wednesday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Thursday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Friday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM
Saturday: 5:00PM - 9:30PM

Cross Street:
S 33rd St

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$50 and over

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 926-9075

Website:
http://adegarest.com/

Parking Details:
$5 valet service

Executive Chef:
David Costa

Private Party Facilities:
Private dining in our wine room.

Additional:
Beer, Corkage Fee, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wine

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ADEGA - San Jose Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

service

4.6

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4.3

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4.1

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Moderate

86% would recommend it to a friend

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 6 days ago

Excellent presentation and flavors in a comfortable environment.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Food is a little too rich for us. Salads are great.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

Adega is a Michelin rated restaurant that features Portuguese cuisine. The food is good but we expected a “wow” factor considering the Michelin rating. We started with the Octopus salad which was a disappointment in that the octopus, which was “mushy (overcooked?)” and chopped into small pieces “poki” like. Also had the cod fish cakes which were a little salty but tasty.
For the main course, we had the seafood rice and this was pretty good but did not “wow” the taste buds. We also had the rib eye steak which also was quite good.
For dessert, we had the baked apple with St. Jorge cheese ice cream. The apple was good but the cheese ice cream was different. We didn’t really know what to expect with this. We also had the Ovos Conventuais which was very good.

Tags: Special Occasion, Comfort Food, Pre/post Theatre
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·Dined on February 8, 2018

Adega's was quite an experience. I just finished my left over duck last night.

The restaurant itself is modest and modern in design. The service was impeccable. I dropped my napkin and when a waiter saw it she picked it up and whisked it out of the room. Several people served us the various courses. I think the kitchen had 3 chefs.

We started with a Rose Sangria with blueberries, orange, lemon, wine, port, cinnamon and mint.

Then compliments of the chef, a tiny teacup of carrot/cardamom soup, a green apple/blood sausage ravioli, and a spoonful of sardine mousse along with mixed breads and two kinds of butter.

For starters my husband had pigs ear and a fresh lobster/oyster soup and I had cuttlefish/polenta/vegetables with their house sauce.

For our entrees my husband had seafood stew, his favorite dish to order when we go out. It had lobster, octopus, huge scallops, and crab. He said it was very flavorful unlike his normal experience. I had the duck which was boned and perfectly done, accompanied by a rice mixed with duck bits and duck sauce.

Then there was a pre-dessert compliments of the chef of lemon mousse.

For the actual dessert we ordered the Portuguese convent sweets, three items of cake, sherbet, and pudding arranged beautifully.

Finally, though we were stuffed, a post-dessert of delicious homemade candies: Coconut pudding, passion fruit , ginger jelly, and cherry/chocolate bonbon for each of us.

We ate it ALL and left happy!

I think possibly our best restaurant or at least tied with the one we ate at in Rome.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Organic, Creative Cuisine, Disabled Access
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Service was fantastic and the food was outrageously good. We all ordered different items and tried each other’s meals. Everything was delicious.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Love it
Special occasion

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

An overall very enjoyable fine dining experience. Not a pretentious atmosphere and wait staff were attentive, but not intrusive. Delicious and interesting Portuguese influenced food. Extensive Portuguese wine cellar. I infrequently visit fine dining establishments, and as with the few others I have experienced, the price of dining in this restaurant is very high. I guess that is what one has to accept to dine in a Michelin starred establishment.

Tags: Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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·Dined on February 2, 2018

First time dining here but enjoy fine dining very much. Really a great experience. The food was excellently prepared with unique combinations and taste sensations. We went with the wine pairing with the chef's tasting menu (since I know very little about Portuguese wines). Carlos the wine guy was and excellent source of information. The wines were very well paired with the tasting menu. Service was very prompt and consistent. The only possible downside is that the ambiance was a touch too loud for me given the spirited conversation at other tables but not a major issue. We will be back.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Authentic
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·Dined on February 1, 2018

We had the 5 course tasting menu. It was outstanding. The octopus was so tender and perfectly seasoned. Everything was first rate including the wine. It got a bit noisy when the room was full but quieted as diners left.

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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Amazing service. Good ambiance and decent food. Can be crowded and a little noisy at dinner hours. No street parking in front - valet is $5 but street parking can be found nearby.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Fun, Romantic, Authentic, Cozy, Tasting Menu, Casual
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·Dined on January 31, 2018

Had a business meal at Odega's. Staff was very attentive and friendly, and the food was amazing. Would definitely recommend.

Tags: Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Great gormet food and setting in an out of the way location and at a very reasonable price. A new favorite that we will visit again soon.

Tags: Romantic, Authentic, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

This was excellent. It was a spacious dining room, the food was delicious and the service was great. It exceeded my expectations and is definitely worthy of the Michelin star rating.

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 (Hawaii)·Dined on January 27, 2018

We had a birthday dinner there. We had 4 kinds of chef”s complimentary treats. So generous and nice touch. At the end, they provided glasses of sparkling wines and dessert with candle. It was a very warm and celebrating birthday dinner. We will be back for our anniversary dinner in summer. Love this place!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 27, 2018

Excellent service and delicious gluten free options. Definitely going back to try other menu items. We had the duck and the steak - both were absolutely fabulous. Chef sent out 3 different "samples" in addition to what we ordered. Just wonderful!

Tags: Cozy, Gluten Free Options, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion, Creative Cuisine, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Food was very good but portions were small given the price. Nice touches in-between courses provided as gratis chefs samplers, e.g., small sampler of excellent mushroom soup, samples of very tasty desserts, Menu selection is somewhat limited and not very friendly for vegetarians.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

Authentic Portuguese restaurant. Loved the atmosphere, Portuguese wine and wait staff. All the food was exceptional. The only problem was that both the duck rice and cod cakes were bit overdone. We can't wait to return.

Tags: Tasting Menu, Fun, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

The Chefs’ Menu was delicious, beautifully plated, and creative.

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 (London)·Dined on January 23, 2018

Had the fried cuttlefish and the octopus for apertizers, and both were disappointing. Cuttlefish was chewy and the batter has no crispiness one would expect from deep fried dish. The octopus salad was chopped up in tiny pieces and lack flavor.

The seafood soup was good; very rich in seafood flavored and the chunky pieces of lobster was nice. I would recomment adding a squeeze of lemon to cut down the richness of the broth. It also helps balance the flavor.

For entree, I had the pan-seared filet codfish and loved it. The fish was cooked perfectly, paired with a blend of small crispy pieces of potatoes, fennels(?) and fried garlic was delicious. Highly recommend.

The sangias were good. I especially loved the red one.

My one bad experience is the bathroom. It was old and not clean. A bit shocking for high-end restaurant.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Excellent service and excellent food

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Although in a somewhat sketch neighborhood, and valet parking needed, get past that and you are in for a real treat. The food, service and wine are absolutely delicious. Portuguese. Lots of seafood but meat if you want too. Plus lots of amuse bouches in between in addition to the menu. Sandra provided exceptional service and reco's for wine to go with our ala carte selections. Four of us were thrilled with cod and arroz con marisco for entrees, and amazing desserts. Delicious and fun!

Tags: Hot Spot, Tasting Menu, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 20, 2018

Wonderful service, interesting menu, good food.
The chef tried very hard to create a savory vegan entree for our one vegan diner, and the effort was very much appreciated.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

We were disappointed in the food especially for the $$$. Octopus salad great but other appetizer just ok. It was supposed to be a "fluffy" cod but was dry and fried. Duck was pretty good but not great. Didn't like stew very much at all. Very spendy. Probably wo't go back there as we thought the value really not there.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 18, 2018

This was our first time at Adega and we were celebrating a 90th birthday. The food was delicious authentic Portuguese. The service was amazing and they made you feel like you were the only table in the restaurant. Our server Diana was awesome. I would definitely go back for dinner!

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Authentic, Romantic, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2018

Wonderful meal. Amazing food. Service was warm and welcoming and efficient. I highly recommend Adega and cannot wait to return.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

We went for a birthday celebration and had a fabulous 7 course tasting menu. The food was inventive, flavorful and beautiful....this is a really creative, thoughtful chef. In addition the sommelier was spectacular, having paired each course with interesting Portugese wines that really added to the overall experience . I would highly recommend this restaurant for that special evening, just be aware that its located off the beaten track in an area of strip malls.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Seven year anniversary

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 11, 2018

Wonderful evening - every dish was delicious, and the staff and chef are some of the most unassuming, kind and warm individuals that we have ever met. It was a perfect celebration for a family birthday, and we look forward to returning.

Tags: Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies
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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 9, 2018

This was my 2nd time here and it did not dissapoint. This time we went for my friend's birthday and he enjoyed every moment of it. Although we didn't do the tasting menu, we chose the steak, and it was made to perfection! The food was delicious and customer service was great! I would definitely come back!

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Went for our anniversary. We ordered A La Carte, everything was fantastic

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Steak is amazing

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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on January 4, 2018

Excellent food and outstanding service. Waitress was amazing.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 4, 2018

We had a very good dining experience. Would like to see the passion fruit sorbet as a stand-alone dessert. We had a very small amount as part of the dessert we ordered, and I loved it. The tastings were all excellent.

Tags: Good for a Date, Hot Spot, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 3, 2018

I am portuguese and love ecerytime we go there. Amazing Portuguese food with authentic portuguese products. Amazing service and ambience as well!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Amazing dining experience for our wedding anniversary. Both tasting menu were excellent even without wine pairing.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Special Occasion, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Notable Wine List, Good for Birthdays, Tasting Menu, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We went there for our anniversary and my wife chose the restaurant. We had the octopus salad and codfish cakes as starters. Octopus salad is probably the best I have had. Since we don’t eat pork, we had the sea food rice and cod fish. They were both excellent and amazing. Cod was perfect and very moist. Rice was full of flavor and chunky seafood. We also ordered the sangria sampler which was great. The service was courteous, friendly and overall exceptional. They also brought tasting menus of salads in the beginning, dessert tasting and champagne in the end, all complimentary.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We have been wanting to try ADEGA since they received their Michelin Star. It did not disappoint. We had a 7:30 reservation and they seated us immediately. The service was outstanding and the food delicious and reasonably priced. We ate a la carte but they did have nice prix fix 5 and 7 course menus. Parking is $5 valet only. Highly recommend!

Tags: Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

We thought Adega was ok, but didn't really agree with the 1-star Michelin rating. We thought prices for main courses were too high, though to be fair the restaurant does give quite a few "treats," a taste of soup and an hors d'oeuvre before dinner and tiny sweets afterwards, thus maybe explaining the pricing. We probably had the worst seat in the house, right by the kitchen, so the experience probably would have been better if we'd been in the main dining room. Perhaps our expectations were too high because of the Michelin rating.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Service is good, soup is great. The rib eye steak is not what i expected.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 28, 2017

I sent my mother and aunt here as an extremely belated Mother's Day gift, and they thoroughly enjoyed the experience! The service was excellent, and they were pleasantly surprised with the complementary food in commemoration of the occasion. One caveat, which doesn't reflect the restaurant, is that we could only find valet parking near the restaurant. Overall, I'm looking forward to the opportunity to visit the restaurant myself!

Tags: Casual, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Romantic
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