Grand View

4.4
1081 Reviews
$31 to $50
Steakhouse
The Mt. Hamilton Grandview is a classic restaurant in a breathtaking location, with plenty of outdoor dining, overlooking the exquisite Santa Clara Valley. The memory of a great meal and our sunset views will stay with you long after your table’s been cleared.
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  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
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  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
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  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

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Sun 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM
Tue - Sat 5:00PM - 6:00PM 8:00PM - 9:00PM

What 1081 people are saying
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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Celebrate birthday

Grand View
Responded 2 hours ago

Thank you for the five star review, on behalf of all of at The Grand View, we appreciate it very much. Eat.Love.Celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

The food was disgusting. The plate was hot around the edge and cold in the middle. After I explained the problem, the meal came back burned. We asked for the check twice, was given the dessert menu, declined and asked for the check a third time. 10mins later, the waiter brings out a birthday dessert and then waited another 10mins for the check - easily over 20mins waiting. Would strongly recommend to not eat here, so disappointing.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything we had was exceptional. Loved the house made pasta in the Frutti Di Mare Sicilian. Farm to table vegetables in the salad used the most tender greens. Cocktails are fabulous as are the views!

Grand View
Responded on June 12, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback! We hope you can join us on another occasion soon. Eat.Love.Celebrate The Grand View

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Jason
Kyoto
1 review
Dined on June 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect restaurant!

Grand View
Responded on June 12, 2021

Thank you for the five star review, on behalf of all of at The Grand View, we appreciate it very much. Eat.Love.Celebrate

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OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience3

The view is amazing and staff is friendly however they forgot about us!! We were seated at 820, order taken right away but food did not come until almost 10:30. The manager did approach us to apologize but it truly ruined the experience and did not meet our expectations. Food was decent, nothing special. Overall don’t think we’ll be back!

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VipulA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience5

We’ve been going to The Grand View since 2016 so we’re not new with the ambiance. We’ve

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing experience!

JB
vipJBSweets
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience5

Extremely expensive for what you get. The serviceware needs to reflect the food or vice versa. A huge plate makes a small steak seem even smaller, especially when it is served a la carte. The prime rib was good but there weren’t any sauces. I took most of it home just so I could make my own horseradish for it.

Grand View
Responded on June 1, 2021

Thank you for your feedback, the Prime Rib is served with whipped horseradish and bone marrow broth. So sorry to hear that your sauce was omitted. We hope to have another opportunity to surpass your expectations in the future. Eat.Love. Celebrate

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a great experience going for Mother’s Day!

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MichaelO
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I cant put words together to how great this whole evening dinner for us was. We have been here before and every time we go its definitely a home run hit by Barry Bonds.
See you again Grand View.
THANK YOU!

JG
JackG
New England
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible service, food, and views! This is absolutely a place I would recommend to anyone!

JM
JackieM
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love coming here for special occasions. The staff is phenomenal, views are amazing and the food is fantastic!

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MaryH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Such a treat for my husband and I. We are in the industry and appreciate all that the Grand View had to offer. M Howard- Inn at Tres Pinos

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RickM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall4food3service3ambience4

View was great... food was just OK...service was slow..tack on a 23.00 living wage fee with out advising me. Cost was high. But not super high.. value for cost. Tad below average.

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BooplovesBear
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a birthday dinner for my husband. Our first time. Loved the food and service was great.

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MichaelL
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience3

We went there for a birthday celebration mainly for the expected grand view over the mountain. Due to the summer time hours, the sun was still very bright when we got their at around 6:30 pm. Most of the time I was talking to my wife with my sunglasses on. And there was an annoying fly buzzing around all the time. Not a very romantic experience. The food was OK, not the best, and the service was excellent.

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JacquelineV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our 2 year wedding anniversary and had a lovely time. Our waitress was wonderful and the food was amazing!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

The restaurant set up with the views were amazing! The food was good, the service was good. Our server was overwhelmed and at times forgot about us, but we weren’t in a hurry. The supporting servers were awesome. Super polite. I would recommend and would come back.

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KayP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Our table was very slanted which made it uncomfortable to eat and enjoy our dine in. The service was also very slow. Food was moderate and our view wasn’t as spectacular as expected as we got the very back table.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience1

This is a very expensive restaurant. We went there knowing that. But there was a party there when we arrived with 2 very LOUD, undisciplined toddlers. This restaurant is nit appropriate fir small children. We were a party if 4 adults, but most tables were parties of 2, trying to enjoy a nice, romantic dinner. This group ruined the atmosphere. In addition, my husband ordered the lamb, medium at $72. 2 of his 3 chops were over cooked. I ordered the prime rib. It was cooked perfectly but lacked flavor. We did have the tiramisu which was delicious. For the 4 of us our dinner was $564. We had requested 2 separate checks, originally the waitress only brought one. She did take it back and fix it. With our tip our total was over $300. For this price I don’t expect loud toddlers to be disrupting my dinner and I expect excellent food. BTW, we have been her several times before (pre Covid) prices were not as high and the food was amazing.

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Marcel
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience thanks. Happy to celebrate my husband’s birthday.

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Peggy
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, well-prepared and presented. Good size portions. Excellent service. As expected, the views were amazing. Next time we go we'll take the smaller car and not the big ol' pickup truck which was wider than was comfortable on that narrow and winding road.

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DavidK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

Celebrated our 15 year wedding anniversary at Grandview. My wife's experience was outstanding, with excellent meal. Mine was not great - I ordered the 14oz Ribeye steak and requested it be cooked "medium". It arrived on my plate "well" done and extremely dry. And, while I was offered a new order, the rhythm of the evening was thrown off significantly without so much as a sorry for the trouble. We had made reservations months in advance based on rave reviews. I was just let down by the experience.

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rude
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

Went to Grandview for the first time and was very disappointed. For the price, the food fell short. I ordered the special prosciutto wrapped beef and it was unbelievably salty, same for their carbonara. The kobe steak was good but not 80$ good.

The service and views were top notch, but everyone at the table agreed we were only paying for the ambience, not yummy food.

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DeeK
Central Coast
2 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience3

This place was highly recommended and a friend offered to take me here for my birthday treat. We were mostly looking for a good place to get steak. Unfortunately either this place is suffering from the covid crisis or is really very overhyped. There were three of us and we all agreed that food we had was greatly lacking in flavor and execution for the prices we were being charged. We ordered two appetizers, steaks and had desserts. The best part of the meal was actually the dessert. The plating and service of was fine, the lady serving our table was also wonderful but the food lacked creativity and flavor. The wine by the glass were also not that great, maybe we will go by the bottle the next time. Also since the place was packed parking was big challenge.

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Akire
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. Definitely pricey and you are definitely paying for the view. They added a below section. You can definitely tell which “type” of people they place below and whose seated on top. Very noticeable.

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NicoleS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience4

This is definitely a 'bucket list' destination. The views are spectacular and the cocktails are amazing. Our server either had too many tables, or was not as interested in us as I would have expected for this environment. One meal (chicken) was less than hot - and I should have sent it back - but I didn't. The other two meals (steak and prime rib) were perfectly done and did not dissapoint.
I had hoped for more, but came up a bit disappointed.

Grand View
Responded on May 4, 2021

Thank you for your feedback. We will certainly share your experience with the entire staff, as it is always our goal to improve. We hope you will alway speak up in real time so we could have offered you a dish that would leave you happy, which is what we always want. We do hope we can wow you on a future occasion. Eat.Love.Celebrate The Grand View

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FallonM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place itself is so beautiful and feels very classy! It overlooks a gorgeous view of San Jose and we went when it was raining and it was still perfect! The food was absolutely delicious as well as the drinks! We sat outside but were kept warm with the multiple heaters and the staff was by far the best part of the experience! They were friendly and responsive to any needs we had! Can't wait to come back here!!

Grand View
Responded on May 2, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us and the Open Table community. We are so happy you enjoyed the gorgeous view and felt cozy with the heaters standing by. On behalf of all of us a The Grand View, we appreciate it very much! We look forward to another opportunity to serve you and your guests again soon! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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DeannaGonzales
Seattle
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Experience, showed up a little early but had 0 wait time.

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DanielH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent, the service was outstanding, and the ambiance was just right. Although we couldn't enjoy the view at night with the blurry plastic drapes it was a well-spent evening eating some fine cuisine. I believe the drapes were to keep the cold in, but something that would allow them to be more transparent would be nice. Highly recommend eating here!

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vipRajeevG
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food - Average. We got the Kale Salad, which was tasted good (pistachios and avocado!) but felt a bit dry. The pasta with lamb ragu was quite good, flavorful and juicy. The chicken parmigiano was disappointing - cold inside, little sauce, plain spaghetti. Canoli desert was reasonable. For the prices, the food felt unexceptional.

Service - Good. Our server was friendly and efficient. She spent time explaining the options and made some recommendations. The wine we wanted (Barolo half-bottle) was out, so they substituted a Barbaresco, which wasn't as good.

Ambience - Good. The views are wonderful. Even though the day was cloudy, so we could not see the sunset, we did see the transformation from day to night with the city lights. The patio is comfortable, with good heaters and clear screens to protect from wind / bugs. The facility is large and opulent. Only downer was that it was super busy, and there were a couple of large groups next to us, one of which was very loud. Not ideal for fine dining!

If the food was better or the prices were more reasonable, this could have been a worthwhile visit. They are probably leveraging their location, milking it with high prices, and not providing concomitant levels of food quality.

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ComeauF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Overrated.Overrated.Overrated.Overrated.Overrated.Overrated.Overrated.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is amazing. The food delicious. Be sure to book around sun down.

Grand View
Responded on May 2, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us and the Open Table community. On behalf of all of us a The Grand View, we appreciate it very much! We hope you will join us again soon! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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Evilleda510
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this new find! Delish food, customer service on par and beautiful location. Perfect date night!

Grand View
Responded on May 2, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. We are thrilled to hear you enjoyed your experience with us. On behalf of all of us a The Grand View, we appreciate it very much! We hope you will join us again soon for your next date night! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our experience was absolutely wonderful. The food was so delicious and everyone was very kind.

Grand View
Responded on May 2, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback.On behalf of all of us a The Grand View, we appreciate it very much! We hope you will join us again soon for another special evening! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place never disappoints. Took my wife for a birthday dinner. Cajun ribeye steaks were great. Service was great. Ambience and view was great!

Grand View
Responded on May 2, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback. On behalf of all of us, we appreciate it very much! We hope you will have another occasion to celebrate at The Grand View soon! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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Fooooodie
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Ambiance was great. First time here and enjoyed the outdoor seating. Heat lamps help keep me from getting cold.

Service wise was somewhat slow. We ordered immediately but took a while to get our food. The party of 8 behind us (who was seated after us) got their food way before us.

Apps and salad were our fav. Steak and prime rib were decent but wish the horseradish sauce had more kick to it. Sides were a little small for the price in my opinion.

Overall, decent dining experience. Parking was super hard! For the # of customers, there were not enough parking, even if we parked along the road.

Grand View
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us and the Open Table community. On behalf of all of us a The Grand View, we appreciate it very much! We hope you will join us again soon! Since Covid we have been unable to offer Valet Parking, but hopefully we can bring that back in the near future to help our guests with parking. Eat.Love.Celebrate

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Teefany
San Diego
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

The reviews for this place was pretty polarized on yelp/google/opentable but I decided to come for the views anyway.

There were 2 outdoor seating areas. My friend and I were seated on the upper outdoor area where there is a plastic covering. If you want better views, go for the lower outdoor seating, it doesn’t has a plastic covering and you get better views.

Let me start by saying that I am VERY LOW MAINTENANCE when it comes to food. I ordered baked oysters for appetizer and the after taste of fishiness was so heavy, it was awful. If you’ve had fresh Maine oysters, this dish was a 1/10.

For main course I ordered the pollo with pesto pasta, it was one of their “signature” dish. I figured it should taste at least a 7/10 at worst. The meal came fast and LUKE WARM. The chicken was breaded but the breading was soggy. The chicken itself was a large slab but it has no taste and the texture was hard and I can only describe it like old chicken nuggets. The pesto pasta was very light and I could barely taste the pesto and was very bland.

I ordered 2 appetizers, 2 main courses, 1 glass of wine and the bill was $250. They also slap on a near 5% living wage fee.

READ THE 1 STAR REVIEWS, they are all true. The food was disgusting and VERY overpriced. I would only recommend to come here for a cocktail if you want to enjoy the views.

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OscarJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience for any special occasion! The view is 2nd to none ! That’s my second visit with my wife ,we loved everything about that place . Highly recommended.

Grand View
Responded on April 23, 2021

Thank you for sharing your positive feedback with us and the Open Table community. On behalf of all of us a The Grand View, we appreciate it very much! We hope we have anither opportunity to serve you and your guests again soon. Eat.Love.Celebrate

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FAQs

Grand View offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 251-8909.

Grand View is rated 4.4 stars by 1081 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.