ASA - Los Altos

4.6
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$31 to $50
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American
An American Restaurant House with Influences Derived from Generations of Spanish and Italian Heritage
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4.6based on recent ratings
4.7
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4.6
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4.6
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4.2
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Noise · Moderate
96% of people would recommend it to a friend
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SM
1 review
Dined on December 3, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Amazing restaurant. Already recommended it to all my friends. Food was great, service was also good. Just a bit loud for my preference. The whole experience can get better if the noise level goes low.

C
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on December 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We thoroughly enjoyed my husband’s birthday day here with the family. The food was amazing and the service could not have been better. We had the rib eye steak and the beef wellingtonia and they were both wonderful. The wines are expensive but are all hand-picked and wonderful! It was an expensive evening but totally worth it!

HA
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience3

The is food is good but not great. Because of its location...its a bit pricey. The service is great tho...too bad the food is not on par. Not coming back.

L
Palm Springs
17 reviews
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a truly wonderful experience! So happy this place opened up in town.

DJ
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Asa just gained two more fans in our daughter and her significant other. We had a great time sampling many items from the appetizer menu as well as having deliciously unique drinks and flavorful entrees. We had a 7:30 reservation and rolled out around 10:00. It was so much fun and the time just zoomed by. I think I will get them a gift certificate for their 5 year anniversary in 2020!

W
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent tapas place, with extremely charming service. They'll make you feel special. Especially recommend the Pata Jamon Iberico and the Pork Shoulder. Absolutely amazing.

MD
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The Host ignored us when we arrived. He greeted the next party (behind us) and tried to seat them first. Fortunately a man in that party pointed out that we were there first. So the host sent us to the bar and told us to wait there. Hmmmm.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love Andrew

OT
1 review
Dined on November 18, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Always a very good choice for dinner. Bruno and staff always very attentive and accommodating. My go to place in Los Altos. Thank you.

MA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience1

our food was good however two of our dishes did not come prepared very well. The duck was cold and the steak was very underdone - raw instead of medium rare. We did return the steak for further grilling but did not say anything about the duck. - which we should have. The soup was excellent and so were the scallops.

But the real drawback was the noise level - we had to struggle to hear our dinner companions! I doubt we will go back. The third time we have eaten here and the noise seems to be getting worse.

EW
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and vibrant setting. Warmly greeted by the maitre’d.

Food was amazing as was the Asa G&T.

Great service. Will definitely be back!

d
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on November 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing high quality food. Incredible friendly service

TL
San Francisco
42 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The host was the best! The restaurant was very busy and his energy was refreshing and great comic relief! Of course, our dinner was delicious, too.

C
San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Service was friendly but slow. Food was good not great.

JB
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Best place in Los Altos.
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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall3food5service3ambience5

We were seated 45 mins late for our reservation

SP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Maitre D was to busy to greet us in a timely manner. He was picking up food underneath tables! Then he wanted to shake our hand! Service was poor and waiter inattentive. Tables were to close together and noise level high. Food mediocre at best.

R
Central Coast
10 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our first visit and we loved it we will surely come back

OT
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food & super courteous staff. Fun upbeat, swank, metropolitan vibe. They also properly course out the dishes, so your entree doesn't land on top of your starter. We got the pink trout, duck, lobster toast, jamon, & mushroom pasta. The food was so good! They also have a really good cocktail menu. I would get everything again except possibly the mushroom pasta.

K
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

AMAZING food!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 24, 2019
Overall1food3service1ambience3

Our waiter was terrible.

E
San Francisco
19 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wow the place was buzzing on a Wednesday but they deserve it. Service top notch. Fools outstanding.

RO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a gorgeous night. Not bad for family dinner!

OT
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

I added a note that is was a birthday celebration, but they didn’t do anything.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Bruno is the secret weapon. This guy is a truly gracious host.

SS
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I thought the food was really very good - prices were high, but worth it! Recommend it for foodies. Noise level pretty high, though!

ET
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on October 12, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience5

Absolutely love this restaurant but last night's dinner was not up to par. I brought several friends here to celebrate my birthday. The service, usually fantastic, was slow and unprofessional, teetering on rude. It took forever for us to even place our order, as the server did not come over for at least 30 minutes. Our first and second courses did come out in normal time, but sadly, nothing was outstanding. This was so different from my previous dinners at ASA where the whole experience felt very elevated: food, service, atmosphere. I will definitely go back, but last night was disappointing.

LA
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food, fabulous service

BB
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

ASA is always a great experience. Super service. Friendly host and staff. They love what they do and they do it well.

SW
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on October 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our friends loved this place! The Iberian ham, the chicken, the fabulous chocolate sorbet. We are happy to have introduced them to a great restaurant.

JY
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Food was really slow to come out of the kitchen

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Food is good. But service is a bit slow. I thought it was a bit overpriced.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We loved everything about ASA except that they need to step up their exhaust game. Our clothes smelled like the restaurant when we left.

AC
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Bruno is the absolute best! Great food and wine

s
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall3food3service4ambience4

The food was pretty decent until we saw the check. For the $$$ we surely could get a meal at a Michelin star restaurant. Having said that the service is great. The staff is very friendly and they do everything possible to make you comfortable.

OT
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience4

Service was pretty bad. Food is overpriced

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Flavors are delicious and selection of seafood on the menu is great.

p
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Desserts were great (lemon curd was amazing). None of the other dishes were outstanding. Scallops A-, mushroom pasta C, lobster brioche D

Service, however, was excellent.

CP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Andrew Welch continues to impress. Asa is phenomenal from start to finish. Wait staff is attentive and the food was excellent. We had the Filet Mignon and Ribeye tonight. Ribeye portions were tremendous and glad to take some home for tomorrow! Can’t wait to experience Asa Los Gatos when it opens!!!

h
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love this restaurant by Andrew and his chef and staff. The food is fantastic with wonderfully blended flavors and the fish is cooked perfectly. if you want fish cooked well done and over salted, this is not the place for you, or let them know. Be experimental and let them choose your wine!!! MAKE A RESERVATION..