Braise - San Jose

4.6
127 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
Braise is a Willow Glen restaurant focusing on share plates and select main courses and a full craft cocktail bar. Headed by Chef Anthony Jimenez, formerly of The Table, Braise offers an upscale twist on classic comfort foods, meat savvy dishes, and a modern take on seasonal vegetables.

With a focus on quality, we rotate our menu regularly to incorporate locally sourced and seasonal ingredients whenever possible.

Come on in and try us for yourself!

Support Braise - San Jose during COVID-19

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
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 127 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipSJDri
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined a day ago
Overall5food5service4ambience5

A cozy space with great food. They have a great selection of cocktails too.

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SharonM
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great place, but could only book table for 90 mins

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JoyceB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The cheddar cheese beignets were heavenly. Worth the visit just for those!

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joyceh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent as always, service top notch. Great anniversary experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service are always amazing. I like the recent updates to the menu for the most part. New plating was lovely. One of the best newer restaurants in Willow Glen. We’ll continue to support and follow the journey of this unique gem!

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vippatrickv
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food1service3ambience3

The food was terrible. The pb&j bone marrow was not good. We ordered the Carbonara and it was horrible. It was like the restaurant was trying to make cool twists on classic food.
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ScottP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love the food and service. you wont be disappointed.

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vipNathanW
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braise Willow Glen is so cute and such a great place to enjoy brunch. I have only visited for brunch but will have to try for lunch and dinner soon and I will update my review once I do.

I was so excited to see Chilaquiles on the menu with the option to add Chorizo! Can't get much better than that! A regular of Braise was walking by as we sat down and he highly recommended the Cheddar Beignets and he wasn't wrong, they were delicious! My friends ordered the breakfast burrito and Farro Verde Fried Rice. All of our food was fantastic and our server was amazing!

Can't wait to try Braise again!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

First time there. Impressed by creative vegan friendly dishes.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Hawaii
2 reviews
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Amazing food and service - will definitely go back! Everything we had was great - whole fish, pasta , fried chicken, papaya salad, cheese plate, cheddar beignets- all outstanding!

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vipMaryp
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Juan was very personable and we had a great experience. Food and drinks were amazing as well. Cyrus is a great bartender. He is right on point with his recommendations

Will definitely come back again

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vipLarryC
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Nice outdoor setup. Good services. Fun choice on breakfast Bruch menu. Would definitely want to try the dinner also.

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charlesg
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Unique dishes masterfully prepared. After our first visit, Braise is now our favorite!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was excellent juan was an awesome server and the food was perfect. Definitely going back as soon as I can for the pb and j!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really delicious food and drinks, the staff was wonderful, super accommodating. They let us sneak into our reservation a little early. We had a great time and will definitely be back!

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vipPkanter
San Francisco
115 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience2

No heat lamps. Cold!!

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OpenTable Diner
Sacramento
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

It was a beautiful day and the customer service was excellent!

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joyceh
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outside seating, a little noisy due to traffic. Food was awesome, had the pancakes, bacon and the Yogurt Parfait. Definitely should go for brunch on Sundays or dinner on the other days!

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KimP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great dinner with fun drinks and delicious foor. Everyone was outstanding.

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KirstenF
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braise is such a great restaurant, the food is outstanding, and the menu changes frequently while also keeping some favorites available consistently. (cheddar beignets and fried chicken, oh yes!) This time we had brunch. The buttermilk pancakes were outstanding also loved the egg and sausage sandwich, delicious!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!! We ordered the cheddar beignets, pasta bolognese and fried chicken and they were both incredible. Highly recommended!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Never been to this place before, trying to celebrate our early Valentines. Made this reservation. Got there. Had to seat by the streets, where cars passing by. Was raining. Tho there was a table outside the restaurant, not the side street. People 2 tables. One person with stroller was sitting there with no reservation. Another person sitting on the other table with the dog, not a customers. We end up sitting by the street side, with the heater. Husband and I got up and left, went somewhere else. Pretty sad how customer service, host could not prioritize people with reservations. I could understand that we eat outside, but wow poor help.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braise us is our favorite restaurant.

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BobG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was creative, fresh and service outstanding. Chef graciously accommodated a special dietary request. Unique and fun drink menu.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and specialty drinks. Great service.

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vipDavidR
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Thx great experience

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braise is mine and my husbands’s favorite spot. The food, cocktails, and service are always great and the music is always on point!

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AlyseO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved the special “breakfast for dinner” menu! It was such a special treat to get out and have a date night. Every dish was tasty and filled with fresh ingredients.

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vipDateNighter
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Great fresh food. Service was slow, from ordering to even receiving our check took a while. But we’ll
be back and hope that improves.

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vipSuzanneL
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

So far I haven’t had a meal I didn’t like! Great variety. Becoming one of our usual spots!

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rian
1 review
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The PB&J is the reason to come to this place. Don't leave without trying it.

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BastardoRetardo
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

To be fair to the Ambience and Noise Level rating, with COVID rules here in CA we were sitting outside on the sidewalk which is not normal.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

God tier; amazing service, cocktails, gnocchi, and the flan was out of this world!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Braise is always great, it’s one of our favorite restaurants. The food is always great and the fried chicken is one of our favorites, can’t go wrong with anything.

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AR19
Minneapolis
3 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2020
Overall4food3service5ambience5

They made us feel safe by taking temperatures, spreading us out at tables (outside). The cocktails were fantastic. Food was good-nothing horrible, nothing to write home about. Would recommend for cocktails and apps or desserts.

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EisraelV
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great flavors

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beverlyh
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What great dining during COVID 19 ... we started off with a lemon drop martini ... we asked for two straws as we wanted to try it ... what a surprise when the drink was delivered the bartender put the drink in two glasses! Drink went down very smoothly... ordered their delicious cheese beignets and PB the steak prepared to perfection and the pork chop(a bit spicy for our taste; we scraped the topping;)we finished off with the pot de creme and fresh pressed coffee! We were celebrating a birthday and one dessert was on the house ... much appreciated! What made the night was our exceptional waiter(sorry I cannot remember his name) ... we will definitely be back ... BFH

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MichaelB
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

So glad we discovered Braise. Saw them featured on PBS's "Check Please - Bay Area". So good. We highly recommend.

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StephanieL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, unique take on some items. Definitely coming back!

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NikkiRaeRae
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, drinks, and service. Loved the outside set up as well.

FAQs

Braise - San Jose offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 294-2919.

Braise - San Jose is rated 4.6 stars by 127 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.