Mosaic is a not-so-hidden gem in the neighbourhood. Located 'around the block' from downtown, it takes the bottom half of a hotel, which, usually, doesn't give it much of a recommendation. Take note: park anywhere downtown and hike it to Mosaic.
We usually use deep fried calamari as an indicator of the cooking skills of a restaurant - this plate had large, thumb size chunks of calamari that was crispy on the outside and tender, tender protein inside. Sweet onion and jalepeno was use as filler, but good themselves. Ahi salad (poke) was well done (!) and the potstickers flavourful with just enough bite in the wrapping. The only entrée we tried, the (something or other) beef was melt in your mouth tender and delitefully rare. We definitely intend to hike it (oh, so far) over to Mosaic again, and again, and again. And, oh, yeah. Tim is awesome.
We've been to Mosaic many times because it is close to the California Theatre where we attend Symphony Silicon Valley and other arts performances. This time I guess I ordered wrong. I had the soft-shelled crab, thinking it would be less salty than the lamb chops (my usual choice), and the tempura fried vegetables. The batter on both dishes was crispy but very thick, especially on the vegetables. It was not like the light batter of tempura one finds in Japanese restaurants. Also with the exception of two small pieces of broccoli, all of my vegetables were zucchini. I was expecting carrots, squash, green beans, or some other mixture (I had requested no onions). And everything was excessively salty. On the plus side, we got our usual friendly excellent service.
Excellent service and food. Tim was our waiter and he was fun.
tim was the best waiter i have had in awhile. pork belley tremendous
Terrific ambiance and live jazz music. Service was highly professional, particularly for our large group of 10. Food overall was quite good; however, one guest's steak was very undercooked and could not be eaten. Our server graciously brought a replacement steak dish 15 minutes later.
The food was very good and reasonably priced. The atmosphere was pleasant, busy but not too loud. Our waiter, Tim, was a delight.
Food was excellent, and our server, Timothy Solomon was exceptional.
Delicious food. Great happy hour. Must pay for outside parking
Have eaten at Mosaic several times. The drinks and food are tasty with lots of great flavors, good vegetarian options too. The ambiance is nice and you can hear conversations at your table without having to raise your voice. Excellent service!
Happy Hour looks like the way to go here.
We have been here several times. The food is consistent and the service is very good. Great Asian Flair.
Our experience at Mosaic on Friday evening was wonderful as always. It's a treat every time
and our waiter Tim was every bit as good as the food.
4 thumbs up, way up
Getting there early before dinner rush was a good idea. Food came out quickly and was hot. Our server, Matthew, was very helpful and graciously accepted feedback for improved service and food preparation.
12 people, 3 from other countries. Everyone enjoyed their meals and our server was outstanding
Excellent food and service.
The waiter was awesome. Otherwise the food and ambiance are unremarkable
What a find in downtown San Jose. Located in the Four Points Sheraton Hotel. Great dinner, great service and great beer selection for you craft beer fans.
Service was great in the beginning but it diminished towards the end. Stir fry mongolian and honey prawns were goog by the Salmon with crab was not fresh.
Had fantastic service - they asked when we arrived if we had theater tickets (we did) and even though we only had about an out they did managed to get us out in time for our show. Our server and the bus staff were all extremely helpful and efficient.
The food was great, as were the cocktails.
On the downside, the parking lot was $8 for the first hour, and they don't validate parking.
The location is great for people watching in downtown San Jose. The service is outstanding, but I found the sea bass I ordered to be a bit overcooked. The lamb dish was excellent though, perfectly cooked. The live music was a really nice touch, noticeable but not overwhelming to the point that my date and I couldn't hold a conversation.
If you like Roy's, but don't want to go up to San Francisco or down to Pebble Beach, then this is your restaurant!
Mosaic was a pleasant surprise. The atmosphere was quietly elegant. The menu was interesting and the food was good (albeit over-cooked). It is a nice change of pace for San Jose, and a good place for a pre-theater dinner.
Had a very tasty dinner on Christmas 2017. Our servers, Richard and Kristina were super nice and helpful, and our food arrived quickly. We started with the Crispy Calamari which combined with the Chipotle sauce was extremely good. For our main course, we had Egg Flower soup, the Seared Sea Scallops, Steamed Buns, and String Beans - The presentation was nice and combined with a glass of Mosaic White Wine and a Cold Brew IPA were all very tasty and sumptuous! We completed our dinner by diving into the fantastic Matcha Creme Brulee.
I highly recommend Mosaic for your next food outing!
Great ambience, fantastic service and very tasty food.
We had the calamari to start and it was possibly the best calamari we have ever had.
It was a large portion and perfectly cooked and seasoned.
The crab cakes and the scallops were also delicious and cooked to perfection.
The matcha creme brulee was very good but a little disappointed that it was quite small (much too small for sharing).
The service was really top notch, even on Christmas day with the chaos of a full restaurant.
Our server was attentive and helpful and the atmosphere was very casual and friendly.
Thank you for a great dining experience!, Mosaic!
There was a strong odor coming from the bathrooms of the hotel that the restaurant is in....Like a sewer smell. The restaurant said it is out of their control which I understand but it made for an unpleasant dining experience, everything else was fine. This needs to be fixed by the hotel.
Lovely meal, awesome service, and great ambience. Highly recommend!
We ate in the bar so we could take advantage of their happy hour but were able to order from their dinner menu. Very good sesame seed tuna! Their cocktails are always yummy too! The service is professional, friendly and attentive!
I'd recommend eating at this place, especially before a show or performance!
Outstanding service, and the seafood and lamb chops and soups, both wonton and sweet and sour were excellent.
Loved everything about our experience at Mosaic - enjoyed happy hour bites and beer/wine before our dinner - all were delicious! Great service and location.
Mosaic was always good; but I feel it is actually getting even better. I really appreciate having a well thought-out, full Asian-fusion menu. The dishes are actually creative and use authentic Asian flavours. I really like that. The service is also always very polite and attentive.
The food was delicious but the service was slow. The restaurant is too large for the number of customers that were there on a Sunday night. The waiter was congenial and worked hard to make our dinner an enjoyable experience.
We have been twice before but this time it was a big disappointment. My friend sent back the soup that he said tasted terrible. When the bill came it was still on the bill we asked it be removed and the waiter agreed then then he still rang it up on our CC then he removed it which meant we were charged twice on the card. The initial charge has now been removed but overall we were not impressed with the food. Sad to say because our first time was great. Hopefully it was just an off night, however we won’t return.
This was a family get together for several birthdays after a show at San Jose Performing Arts Center. We had 14 people. The Manager was a delight to work with and made all the detail arrangements. The waiter staff were attentive and met all of our needs including adjusting the tables, special orders for those with allergies. Wonderful evening!
Tim was our waiter and he was great! The food was delicious. I will definitely return
We had very good service and we enjoyed our meal. The menu didn't differentiate the types of dishes and it seems some plates are geared more for sharing and others were standalone. It was a bit confusing but we liked what we ordered. The bar crowd was a bit noisy and it was difficult to carry on a conversation. I had forgotten to mention to the waiter that we had a performance we were going to after our meal but our food came out quickly nontheless.
Tim was our server last Saturday and we generally seek him out because he’s great! Friendly personality, sharp sense of humor and good food recommendations.
I had the crab stuffed salmon, my brother had the ribeye steak—both were fantastic.
Food portion is perfect and their kitchen is clean. You can see the cook from
Outside. I have a great server too and his name is Tim definitely go above and beyond to ensure great customer service. Food serve fast and hot too, with some mix of Asian fusion
The staff is awesome and we always get taken care of. They go above and beyond every time. The food is amazing never a complaint and it is always very tasty and delicious. You can not go wrong with anything you order. It’s a place you definitely must visit.
The foods was terrible, too salty
Worst presentation ever
Service was slow and everything we ask for was out of order , ex : vinegar, sparkling water, candle for birthday,....
Too bright for dinner and no soft music, only noise from the bar and kitchen
Never be back again
Great food and service