Grand View

4.3
1132 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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  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
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  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
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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
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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall3food1service3ambience5

This was my Wife’s birthday. My sirloin stake was poor quality and sauce tasteless, I had better at chili’s for 1/3 of the cost. My wife had only 3 scallops… food is way overpriced $70 per plate for not so good taste. Cocktail drinks were great. We were rushed to get out. View was incredible and my wife was impressed. Just improve the food quality and offer reasonable prices.

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Tianna
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Marco is phenomenal- he was efficient and extremely personable as our server

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BilalA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Didn’t accommodate to a better seating even though there were more seats available in the same level. I requested twice but every time response was “we will get back to you” which never happened. Server was rude as if anything you ask, you did something wrong! My wife and I had the most terrible experience there. Never going back.

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DianeO
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall3food2service5ambience5

The view is beautiful. The setting and staff are superlative. The food was disappointing.

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WayMinW
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall3food1service4ambience4

Over priced, food sucks. Steak was overcook and too dry. 75% of the price goes to the view

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MaryamB
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The chef was very accommodating to my husbands and I’s need for modification in the food as we don’t eat pork. Overall a very inclusive restaurant.

We had the 6 course, all of the dishes were great except for the lobster spaghetti. It was a bit lack luster and needed more heat.

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FernandoS
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Eddie was very polite and a outstanding waiter.

Grand View
Responded 7 days ago

Thank you for your positive review. Your five stars mean a lot to us and we are happy we earned them from your visit. On behalf of Eddie and the whole team, we hope you will join us again soon to explore more of our seasonal menus from our farm and to take in the air and gorgeous views! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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RicardoL
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food3service2ambience4

Been here before. Service has declined. Was there for my wife’s birthday. She asked for a medium well filet mignon and when it came out it was rare. We asked server if it can be cooked longer so they took her plate and came back. It looked charred from the outside but was still rare in the inside. Asked the server once again and even he said that was rare. He asked to take it back in again, but by that time my wife was already done waiting since it had been over an hour of trying to get her order right. We asked if they can replace the potatoes that were taken with her plate the first time so they brought out another order, which we were charged again for. The whole experience was just unsatisfying. I wanted to have a special evening with my wife and was a little more disappointing this visit.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall1food4service1ambience3

Over capacity.

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DebbieW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience3

50th Wedding Anniversary

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alanc
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Finding a parking space is always not favorable. Although there is enough space on the side of the road, it will be nice if the areas to park on the side of the road outside the restaurant has some sort of street lighting during the nighttime business hours for safety.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience2

To start with i had high hopes from this place but it was so disappointing starting from seating us up to the food and the view . I had made my reservation via open-table app and has mentioned them that it was my anniversary and had requested for a seat where the view is better .

Seating : Even after mentioning and having a reservation we were given a seat which had one side view . After change request we were clearly denied and said they wont be able to accommodate us anywhere else but clearly they had so many table and chairs available.

Food : the food menu keep changing so shouldn’t the website menu be updated which wasn’t. I was so ready with the food i wanted for that day and i was so disappointed.The food taste was very normal . The cocktails are horrible.

Location : Though the location is beautiful but it only comes to use if we are being seated properly. We only had one side view so the whole point for which we had gone to celebrate our anniversary was no use since we had to look at empty hill dark view side verses the city view.

Chair and Table : The table had bare minimum space with the most discomfort chairs which are even not like in a small cafe . For the price we pay the seating is horribly discomfort.

Anniversary special: nothing was done to make feel any special. I had celebrated my anniversary and birthday in so many other restaurants and they always come out with something special.

Overall experience was the worst anniversary dinner i ever had . I had so many choices and had chosen this place and was highly irritated at the end of the dinner that i left early and canceled few items because my back started aching because of their worst chairs.

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FadiA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Went on Sat, 9/11/2021 at 615PM. Left around 830PM. We timed our visit to experience the sunset ~730PM.

The Good
+ The seating outside was very comfortable temperature wise (about ~77F/25C. The chairs (Chiavari) were comfortable to start. Noise was moderate; it's easy to have a conversation without raising your voice; but if you pay attention, you can easily hear all the neighboring tables' convos; everyone was very pleasant all around.
+ Good opportunity to take some unique pictures/videos (bring some good camera optics, lots of smiles and a happy/go-lucky attitude).
+ The service and our hostess were amazing; and they appeared to sincerely want to accommodate my vegan diet request. In the end, the results were very limiting though (see below).

The not so good:
+ The drive up unnerved my wife and children quite a bit; the drive down much less (it was dark then).
+ The chairs were not padded, so around 1h30m into the seating (even though we got up a couple of times), we were all getting quite sore.
+ My wife and children are not vegan. I am. The food selection for a vegan is very limited/non-existent. I needed to break with my vegan diet and ate fish. I wouldn't order the Branzino again; it was bland (including accompaniments). Remainder of food was fine but not amazing. Children didn't like the food much (however, they are picky eaters).


Overall - A pricier meal than an average restaurant because of the view (which is very beautiful, though not spectacular give our prior experiences). My wife however, they were glad they experienced it once...

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vipJessicaN
San Francisco
18 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing view at night, the food and service was outstanding

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vipCarola
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Max was an absolute delight. He's the one that actually harvest the restaurant's food. He was a great waiver/host. We were never rushed; which was hands down the best thing ever. Food was scrumptious and the views are spectacular.

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GloriaO
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

A romantic early dinner for our Anniversary was perfect! We sat on the outside patio at first but the sun was a bit too strong so we asked the waiter if we could move indoors. All was good inside. The server was knowledgeable but I think his coldness made its feel as if he was having a hard week. The drinks we had were delicious. I order the purple rain and my fiancé had a citrus drink... can’t remember the name. I ordered the Filet mignon and my fiancée had the strip steak.... BOTH PERFECTLY cooked to our liking. The view was spectacular and our evening was great!! We recommend making a reservation closer to 7:45... not too hot and the sunset would probably be stunning. We do plan on going back for a future anniversary or special occasion.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Came here for my uncles birthday. The view was fantastic. Food was mediocre at best. I got the branzino and it was not fresh at all. Came out very fishy. Pastas and steak were good. Overall, it was a good experience.

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Annon
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Food was disgusting definitely not worth the price. Would not recommend grand view to anyone and will not be returning. The only thing that was great about it was the view..

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CarlosV
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. I definitely recommend this to everyone

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JessicaR
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went to the Granview for our 1st time to celebrate our anniversary. Jill was an amazing host/server. She ensured that our night was amazing. We had the porterhouse, black truffle risotto, & rack of lamb. All of it was delicious & exceed our expectations. The view is amazing, we had dinner during sunset.

Grand View
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. Your five stars mean a lot to us and we are happy we earned them from your visit. Isn't Jill awesome? We are lucky to have a server that shares our passion for service and hospitality. Service along with the food and ambiance are the best ingredients to a great meal and we are happy to have exceeded your expectations on all! We hope you will join us again soon to explore more of our seasonal menus from our farm and to take in the air and gorgeous views!

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BiancaP
1 review
Dined on September 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was really was awesome especially since it was our first time

Grand View
Responded on September 16, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. Your five stars mean a lot to us and we are happy we earned them from your visit. We are so happy your received the excellent service that we value so much at the Grand View. We hope you will join us again soon to explore more of our seasonal menus from our farm and to take in the air and gorgeous views! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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PalakS
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing. Food was unreal, views were unreal, what a fantastic way to celebrate our anniversary.

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vipProfessorJake
San Francisco
384 reviews
Dined on August 22, 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Dined Sunday night on the deck. Our experience was a bit derailed by the swarms of bees that kept swooping in when our entrees arrived. Quite unsettling! We won't be eating outside again, if we return in the future. Food and service were good. Prices continue to climb significantly, outpacing the product. Good but not stupendous, especially considering the ambiance drawbacks.

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

Best view for a date. No trouble finding parking. Server was respectful. But food was delicious..

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

10 year wedding anniversary , everyone treated us so kindly

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vipFoodie2mama
San Francisco
47 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall3food3service5ambience5

The first time I came here we had a great view. This second and most likely last time, we got a bad view. I was disappointed because I thought this was the “grand view” but I guess only for those who requested it. It was our anniversary dinner and nothing special was done. I was also disappointed with the amount of foam that was presented at every course from appetizer to entree. I know that it is difficult and quite special to do this but it negated the beauty of every plate, when it is done on every one of them.
Sadly, we will not return and wish the restaurant the best and hope others will find beauty in the foam on every dish.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall1food1service2ambience3

Definitely overpriced, total price $450, 100 dollars food, 100 dollars wine, 200 dollars view. Not recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

The view is amazing!

Grand View
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. Your five stars mean a lot to us and we are happy we earned them from your visit. We hope you will join us again soon to explore more of our seasonal menus from our farm and to take in the air and gorgeous views! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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HeatherA
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Dinner was amazing. The food was great. We had a great table. While the view was obstructed by smoke it was nice being outside. The only down side was it was very hot, but other than that we really enjoyed ourselves

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The food took a lil too long

Grand View
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for your positive review. Your five stars mean a lot to us and we are happy we earned them from your visit. We are sorry to hear our service was a little slow on the evening you dined with us. While we do not rush our guests and as a destination we want you to linger, we understand the line between well paced and too slow. We hope you will join us again soon to explore more of our seasonal menus from our farm and to take in the air and gorgeous views! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall4food2service4ambience5

Pasta dish we had was very salty. Chef must be taste blind. Dessert was good though. View is great can’t beat the evening sky and sunset.

Grand View
Responded on August 18, 2021

Thank you for your feedback we will share this with the team. We do hope you mentioned this in real time, as we are always happy to remake dishes, we want our guests to leave happy. Please let us know if we can assist you with a future reservation, we would love to have you back on another occasion soon. Eat.Love.Celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on July 31, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Had my birthday dinner there. Food was better than I thought, though overpriced (acceptable because view was really great). Sad thing is that I didn’t get a birthday cake from them, while a lot of other tables did. Open table occasion did not work huh.

Grand View
Responded on August 4, 2021

Awe! We missed your birthday? We are all about celebrating at the GrandView so we are sorry to hear we did not honor your day as we love to do! We sincerely hope you will reach out upon your next visit so we can double celebrate you on your next visit!

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall1food2service1ambience5

We left after waiting an hour and fifteen minutes for our food without an update. Spoke to a busboy and he told us the kitchen was in terrible disarray. Cut our loses and left.

Grand View
Responded on August 4, 2021

Dear treasured guest, We are sorry this happened and we wish our management team would have had the opportunity to speak to you and get your experience back on track. Please do reach out to us directly if decide to return so we can make things right. Eat.Love.Celebrate

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vipDrHowFun
San Francisco
75 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2021
Overall1food1service5ambience5

The view is phenomenal. The wait staff are personable and attentive. The food is incredibly disappointing. I don’t mind paying top dollar for a good meal. I do mind spending lots of money on a subpar one. The steak was not worth eating. It’s a shame that such a beautiful location produces inedible food. We recently discovered an AMAZING steak place in Campbell, Be Steak A. Go there for a high end meal. Avoid this place. We’ve eaten here dozens of times in the past and enjoyed it, but the last 2 times have been big let downs.

Grand View
Responded on August 6, 2021

Dear treasured guest, We are sorry this happened and we wish our management team would have had the opportunity to speak to you and get your experience back on track. Please do reach out to us directly if decide to return so we can make things right. Eat.Love.Celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an amazing experience here. The sunset , food,staff, atmosphere was priceless.food was phenomenal.Our waitress made us feel welcomed and she was informative on the history of the restaurant, the menu and the overall sense of timing . She went out of her way to take pictures of us at the right time . I recommend this place.we will be going back.

Grand View
Responded on July 24, 2021

Thank you for the positive review! Your 5 stars mean a lot to the entire team and we work hard fro them! We can't wait to have you join us soon! Eat.Love.Celebrate

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Great spot but it would have been better at a later time due to the sun in our faces.

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dnmc
San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall3food5service2ambience4

Had been here several times and wanted to share the incredible view with our guests from D.C. The view was, as always, spectacular! The cocktails and food (appetizer tacos and crabmeat somethings, branzino, scallops, and prime rib) deliciously and elegantly prepared. Some glitches in service (forgotten dishes, mainly, but also everything much slower than "enjoy dinner as the evening's entertainment" slow, plus prime rib overcooked) bring my rating down for this visit. Management did comp the late dishes, though, which is all I needed to plan a return visit for a special occasion. (Prices are way too high for just the food, but the view is worth it for a special time.)

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great and special experience on our 40th anniversary 😊

OT
OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

My Boyfriend and I celebrated our 3rd year anniversary here at this beautiful amazing restaurant. Food was amazing! Service was great although it took time to bring out the food but we understood that the chefs and hosts were trying to serve everyone at once but although it gives you a chance to talk and watch the beautiful sunset with your partner. Will come again!

Grand View
Responded on July 15, 2021

Thank you for your positive feedback and for choosing The Grand View for your special occasion. We hope we can welcome you back soon, if we can personally assist you in any way please let us know. Eat.Love.Celebrate

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vipSharonC
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 11, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Incredibly overpriced and we weren’t greeted at our table for over 20 mins after being seated. We ended up leaving at the lack of attention for such a expensive place - feeling completely ignored given we probably would have dropped about $600 there - too bad

Grand View
Responded on July 15, 2021

At The Grand View we have a passion for hospitality and service. Yes it is too bad that we missed the mark and didn't arrive at your table in a timely manner, I think we can all agree that is not the level of service one should expect, nor is it in line with our philosophy. Luckily this type of thing is rare although it shouldn't happen at all. We are sorry we missed the opportunity to serve you and your guests and to offer you a wonderful experience. 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 4.3 stars by 1132 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.