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Evolution Restaurant and Bar

3.7
3.7
184 Reviews
$30 and under
Italian
Inspired by the hearty cuisine of Italy's western coastal region, the cuisine blends the essence of Tuscany - natural flavors brought out by a simple preparation of fresh seasonal ingredients and locally sourced Californian produce, fish and meat.

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Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Santa Clara
  • Cross street
    Tasman
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Public Transit Stops: VTA <br /><br />Old Ironsides<br /><br />Great America
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 184 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

3.7
3.7 based on all time ratings
  • 3.7Food
  • 3.9Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 0.5Value

NoiseModerate

184 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I was able to make a reservation for 10am brunch. Online there is a brunch menu and everything. When you show up apparently the restaurant is attached to the hotel and they do not open until 11am. I asked why I could make a reservation and apparently they don’t do reservations and do not do brunch. Your information here is completely wrong.

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  2. Dinnerout

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    3.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on January 19, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    While the people were nice it important to note that you can make a reservation on Open Table - but when you get to the restaurant, they tell you they don’t take reservations and there is a 45 minute wait. What? This is ridiculous. Either take the reservation or pull the restaurant off of Open Table.

    1 person found this helpful

  3. LChandle

    Seattle

    11 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Be advised that on game day this is not as advertised. Buffet only, crowded and disorganized, buffet is very limited, and for the price not a good value. Parking is also silly due to the game, and keep in mind I write this based on a 10:45 am reservation yet game time was 5:30 pm. Can't imagine how much worse when it is a day game.

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  4. PattiB

    Cincinnati

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Great for a breakfast meeting. Buffet offered delicious options and the service was very good.

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  5. PaashaM

    New York City

    6 reviews

    2.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2018

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    an unforgivably bad breakfast

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  6. LanceM

    Tahoe

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    Made reservations when we got there they said they could not find a reservation. They refused to actually open the computer had to take a look. I believe they were just too busy and gave our seat away. We were 10 minutes early. They wanted to split Up our group and they refused. They have a menu but made us only order off the buffet. There was nothing indicating in advance that this was the case. The hostess was very dismissive. The person that actually ended up helping us was nice but understaffed. Food was average at best and completely overpriced for the value.

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  7. Expensivebutaverage

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 9, 2018

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Went for breakfast before a 49er game. Only buffets, no other options. Food was ok service was pretty good but we did have to wait for the check then to have it picked up.

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  8. SandyCampbell

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We went there for Thanksgiving dinner for the third year in a row. This year the restaurant was closed, and we were seated in the bar area. The food was as good as ever, which is to say, excellent. Members of our party had the traditional turkey with trimmings and the prime rib. All good. The dessert gelato was to die for. I suppose the restaurant area was closed because there were very few people with reservations. I was pleased that they at least kept the kitchen open to serve the high-quality food they normally serve. The Thanksgiving dinner was prix fixe and a good value at $55 per person. The server was attentive and helpful.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 18, 2018

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Excellent service. Overpriced, but decent food. Ravioli dish was very good, but needed a sprinkling of cheese. The Beef Pappardelle needed a better quality of meat, especially for the price.

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  10. JoyceF

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2018

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    they were closed! made online reservation, parked and went inside and restaurant was closed. very disappointed.

    1 person found this helpful

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Evolution Restaurant and Bar is rated 3.7 stars by 184 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Evolution Restaurant and Bar

5101 Great America Parkway, Santa Clara, CA 95054

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Tasman
  • Neighborhood
    Santa Clara
  • Hours of operation
    Breakfast: 6:30am - 11:00am; Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm; Dinner: 5:30pm - 9:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Italian, Californian, Breakfast
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Hotel Parking
  • Public transit
    Public Transit Stops: VTA Old IronsidesGreat America
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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