Grand View

4.4
1060 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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Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
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 1060 people are saying
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4.4based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.5
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4.6
ambience
3.9
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85% of people would recommend it to a friend
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KayP
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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Peggy
Central Coast
8 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
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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rude
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
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
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
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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NicoleS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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.

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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 4 days ago

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
3 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
40 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 4 days ago

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!

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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 4 days ago

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!

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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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Colombiana
Sacramento
9 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Food is good. Restaurant appearance terrible. Chairs really uncomfortable. Our waiter was nasty and always in a hurry. Definitely NOT what I was expecting. Tons of better restaurants out there to choose. I won’t go back!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience2

Not cool looking at a view through plastic. None of the food was explained like we ordered black truffles for $35 and I have no clue where it was in the steak. We also ordered the smoke bottled whiskey and the 2nd round it had minimal smoke. Felt slighted but it’s whatever. Customer service is no where close to 4-5 star restaurants. No one asked if everything was okay. Didn’t have the creamy horseradish and had to ask for it again.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday celebration was great. Food and ambiance was perfect

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! Happy Birthday and we hope you have another occasion to visit us again soon! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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HonestReviews
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience5

I would not go here. My girlfriend and I went here for her birthday. They have an amazing view but their food and service is horrible. I girlfriend and I waited over an our for a waiter to take an our order. We kept telling the busboy that we were ready to order, but the busboy kept saying I’ll let the waiter know. Once the waiter came she said “oh I didn’t know you guys were eating here or just sitting”. I was shocked by her response. Then I order a NY steak medium. It cost $85. The steak was burnt when it came out. I told the waiter and she said yes that’s medium but the inside was grey. I don’t know if I’m color blind anymore. My girlfriend and I decided to just pay and leave. I didn’t finish the steak. Honestly if y’all want steak, Denny’s has better steak than this place.

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JuniT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Celebrated an anniversary and it was truly great option to celebrate at. Every single staff member took the effort to assure great service was provided. Food was exceptional as well! Coming back for many more celebrations!

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AlexM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Grand View did not disappoint, I’ve heard of it’s legendary reputation for the food, ambiance and service. Our expectations were not just met, but surpassed! I highly recommend it! We especially loved the sunset, and the lights from the city below was an amazing sight.

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KathyS
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

The food and service was good but this restaurant is ridiculously overpriced. We would be hard pressed to go back because of that. The food was good but not amazing. Not worth the huge Bill at the end. Too many other great restaurants in our area to go again.

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Maggie
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, great ambience, delicious food !

Grand View
Responded on April 17, 2021

Thank you for your feedback! We look forward to serving you and your guests on another occasion soon! Eat.Love.Celebrate The Grand View

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SushilA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Food with great service and Breath taking view of city

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JohnV
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Grandview is gem in the South Bay that a lot of people do not really know about. The restaurant has really elevated its game around a more sustainable model growing all of its fresh ingredients at its farm across the street. Oh and the view is the best in the valley!

Grand View
Responded on April 17, 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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Lola
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

View was beautiful. We received the only table without plastic surrounding, which we were told by other guests and employees it was the best table. I do agree with the statement but it was also the coldest to sit at unlike the rest of the tables, we did not have a heater that would be my only complaint besides that, the food was good and service even better.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We ordered the chef tasting menu, celebrating our anniversary, $175 per person. I swear this was one of the most disappointing dinners we ever had.
Oysters were seriously disgusting, steak was mostly fat and undercooked.
$400 meal for two, Way below average food, and way way over priced.
Servers were kinda rude, didn’t really appreciate our feedback.
Only good thing to say- nice view.
We will never go back!

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vipLovetoeat
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Decent food.
Nice view.
Everything a la carte.
Outrageously overpriced.

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SteveS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was good, a bit delay.
Wifey was happy :)
Ride and view was beautiful
Staff was nice

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DavidA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall2food3service1ambience5

We went on 4/02/21 for my girlfriend's birthday. Her first time to GV and she loved the ambiance. However it was pretty much downhill from there. Service was very slow and disappointing. Took over an hour to get our dinner. When it arrived, they brought my GF the wrong entrée. Then it took another 30 minutes to bring the right entrée.

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YvonneV
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Had an amazing time celebrating my significant others birthday there.

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AngelesA
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

everything is excellent. I loved the services that they provided they have the best servers.

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MikeF
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience4

Started out lovely then went downhill from there. $52.00 lasagna was lukewarm.
Service suffered when my birthday dessert came as we were leaving the restaurant.
The view is beautiful.

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AlejandraP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing first experience at the Grandview. Our waiter Maximo was amazing and the food is just... quality!

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TroyB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was soo good, I already set another Open Table Reservation for next week with my cousin and his girlfriend. The view and food were amazing.

If you want to really treat someone special... This is the place to go!

Grand View
Responded on April 10, 2021

Dear Troy, Thank you for your positive feedback. We look forward to your return visit! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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Ronick279
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience5

I had such high hopes for this restaurant! My date and I were so disappointed. The view is absolutely amazing. That's the highlight. Service by the waitress was extremely slow. The water boy would have made a much better server than our actual server and we mentioned this to the manager. For the price of the food, you would expect much better quality. The calamari seemed reheated, the steak was average at best, prime rib was dry, and the $16 baked potato was nothing to get excited about. The best parts of the meal were the view and the wine. This would be a great place to have a drink, but that's about it.

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 1060 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.