Grand View

4.5
439 reviews
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$31 to $50
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Steakhouse
The Mt. Hamilton Grandview is a classic restaurant in a breathtaking location, 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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Steakhouse, Italian, Continental
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(408) 251-8909
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Alum Rock Ave.
Additional
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Entertainment, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Outdoor dining, View, Wine

Private Dining

Whether you are planning a large gathering or an intimate event, The GrandView restaurant provides an unparalleled venue for service and a spectacular view. Our dedicated staff has the experience to cater to your needs and give you the personal service you and your guests deserve. For Bookings over 10 guests, custom menu will be required.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I were celebrating our 7 year anniversary although in the distance they had fires several days ago which took away the sunset with all the smoke but we still enjoyed the view of the city from high above the weather was nice cool air and great food

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S
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 2

My expectation was a lot more than what I experienced. I was pretty disappointed with the food, had to send my steak back and still the chef did not get it right.

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BV
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great place to eat. Staff was very informative and explained dishes on the menu.

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A
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful location and the drive up the mountain is well worth the dining experience. The food was amazing and the service was excellent.

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LB
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 5, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Great service, nice amniance, my plate, only so-so. Beautiful view. Overall i’ll come back.

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KN
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is my 2nd time coming here, it is must better than the last time. The atmosphere is perfect for us - quiet conversation, intimate, beautiful scenery and great service. It's a little pricey, but it is okay for special occasion or you want to do something nice & difference.

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JB
1 review
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Just recently heard of this restaurant and neither of us had been there. We were so pleasantly surprised with what a wonderful place this is. We had amazing service and were treated like VIPs. We will definitely be back.

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K
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great location, view and very attentive staff! We had a group of 6 and everyone had a great time and an outstanding meal! Thanks again to Hector our waiter!

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CD
San Francisco
40 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 4

Old school steak and pasta house with a goal for fresh produce and new flavors. Excellent service staff. Gorgeous view, beautiful dining room and lovely location.

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PG
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The service was excellent. Any issues we had were fixed immediately. The waiter picked an excellent wine according to my description. The Crème Brule was fabulous. The sauce for the prime rib definitely needed more horse radish in it. The piano man was old school and I wasn't impressed. Can't beat the view.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great and wonderful staff

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AG
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 5

Our past visits here have been all five star experiences. So, maybe they just had an off night. Could be that the server was new, but she seemed very hurried, left us waiting and waiting, never checking on us. Way after we had finished our meal she came to our table with clean silverware and started sitting us up for dinner. She wasn't even aware that we had been served by someone else and were finished. We waited for our check for so long that a different waited finally brought it to us. As we we're putting our coats on to leave, she is hurrying by and says that she'll bring our check in a minute. We had to tell her that we already paid. So bad. Beyond that the lobster was way undercooked, and the appetizer and the two pasta dishes were just ok. A far cry from other times we've been here when all the food was amazing! One other gripe is that the dirty dishes from the bread and appetizer were just left on the table. Even the lobster shell just sat there looking horrible. No one was clearing the table during the meal. Again, totally unlike previous experiences here, when any dirty dish was removed immediately. Overall, a very disappointing evening. We wish we had gone somewhere else. For the price, we're afraid to give them another chance, even though it may have been a fluke.

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GZ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Great service! Great experience!! Don't miss the Prime Rib!

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SA
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing !! 🤩 Must visit with your significant other extremely romantic . A Gem of our beautiful city San Jose!

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CC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

The view is great,but the food and the service was only okay.

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OC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fun destination restaurant. Get there early enough to catch the sunset!

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i
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Beautiful dining experience; the food was excellent and the service great

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OT
Chicago
1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

Great view but food and service were sub par. They know you’re there for the view, so they act accordingly it seems.

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KB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Sat out side. View was fantastic. Food excellent. Will be back again.

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N
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

This was our first visit. We were given a dining gift card for this restaurant and had never heard about it before but you can be sure we will come here again. The view is marvelous. We dined at night and could see all of the South Bay lit up. Just wished we had come before sun down as I imagine that sight would have been spectacular and it would have added to our wonderful evening. My husband likes to ask a lot of questions so it was nice to have a server that was patient and knowledgeable. I ordered the veal chop and it was cooked beautifully. My husband had the Pasta Sinatra and he loved it. Overall we had a perfect evening. I would recommend this to anyone who is looking for a beautiful place to dine during the afternoon or evening.

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R
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

We booked our reservation in advance for a special evening to celebrate my husband and my brother's birthday. As always the view was spectacular! Unfortunately the service and food were overpriced and underwhelming. The table we were seated at was on a slope, and all of our food and drinks kept sliding downward. We were charged an extra $9 to add cheese to our $22 charcuterie tray, even though that was not listed on the menu. After asking to see a wine list three times, I finally gave up and ordered wine by the glass. The beet salad was made from canned beets and contained exactly zero cheese as described on the menu. When we asked the waiter about that, we were told that it was 'shaved goat cheese' . Ha ha ha! My $50 entree of seafood scampi consisted of three prawns and three scallops. After not eating the beet salad and such a small portion on the seafood I left the restaurant hungry. We were not offered bread, fresh ground pepper for our salads, and overall service was very slow. The waiter even forgot to bring our wrapped up leftovers to the table and we had to ask for those upon our exit. Overall, very disappointing for the very high amount of money that we paid for the experience.

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IC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a great meal at the Grand View. However, if you are expecting the amazing cheese cake from the original owners, you will be disappointed. Their cheese cake is good, but it is not the amazing cheesecake that was served before the restaurant changed hands. That said, the meal was very good. The menu is current and interesting. The food is well prepared and service was excellent. The ambiance was lovely. All in all it was a great meal. Next time I’ll try one of their other desserts

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B
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Had a wonderful evening with friends. Their first time and they loved it. The food and drinks were superb, the ambiance perfect and the view was spectacular. A beautiful gem in the east foothills.

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TF
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a fantastic restaurant for a special occasion dinner. The food is very good and the service is exceptional.

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A
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 10, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 4

By far the best reason to come here is the view. We really enjoyed that part. Otherwise, food and service were fine but not awesome. Quite overpriced for what you get. Three items in particular I thought of negatively:
- Dessert options a bit underwhelming.
- They charge a 4% "liveable wage" surcharge. I'm all for liveable wages, but for such an expensive place it does not reflect well on them if they apparently do not pay a liveable wage and deemsit necessary to fleece or nickel-and-dime their customers who are already leaving very high tips given the price level.
- We had two silver wedding anniversaries, so as something "special" they served a plate with 1 (one) raspberry and a tiny spec of whipped cream. OK, it was a gesture, but a single raspberry for us to share? Really? We spent over $100/person. Come on, guys, either make it something special or don't bother.

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A
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Loved our waiter, loved the service, we felt like royalty! We'll be back soon!

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MG
Tahoe
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I've gone here for years but this is the 1st time since its been remodelled. The view will always be fantastic but the building itself is much nicer now and the food much pricier...but much better. My only complaint was that my Caesar Salad was almost non-existant.

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NM
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The view of the city at night is really awesome, food and drinks are great and the server was really great!!

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AD
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

We came to celebrate our anniversary. Always a great experience with a wonderful view. While we were waiting to be seated a young man went to the piano and bega to serenade his girlfriend with a sweet John Legend song. When he finished singing he proposed! That was pretty cool.
The only negative was my husband ordered filet mignon and was brought a New York. It was a bit tough, otherwise a great evening well spent!

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RC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was our 10 year anniversary and was seated in the corner window table with the best view! It was simply breathtaking! The service provided by Tory was impeccable! The tomahawk steak was fit for a king and cooked to perfection! The salmon grandview was enjoyable but the crab stuffed inside the salmon was a tad salty for my taste. The espresso and cardamom creme brulee was heavenly! Overall the experience was really great and we would come back again.

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OT
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The whole plan to have dinner here was to celebrate our Anniversary and my now Fiancé proposed to me shortly before arrival. So we definitely celebrated our anniversary and engagement. From the moment we walked in we were greeted with lovely smiles and a “welcome, how are you?” We made a reservation 2 weeks prior and arrived right on time. Our table was already waiting for us, no waiting time, I loved that! Everything was phenomenal, from the service to the food and that beautiful sunset. It only got better, when it got dark and the staff turned on the lights and the patio heaters. I did not feel cold at all, they kept me very toasty. Awesome for us women who want to wear a nice dress for our men. Our waiter was very nice and welcoming and when we would ask for recommendations on drinks, appetizers or entree’s he definitely came through. Everything was delicious. Every single waiter that came to our table was very nice and funny! I really enjoyed our dinner. The view was so mesmerizing, everything was more than perfect. I really appreciated being asked if we were enjoying ourselves and that we could take our time, no rush. I have always felt in other places to be rushed and I did not feel that here at all. I want to say thank you for your phenomenal service, delicious food and beautiful setting. You have definitely become our favorite place. Keep up the awesome service because we really appreciated it.

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EA
1 review
Dined on October 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

It was a great surprise for out 5th anniversary, she loved it romantic,quiet,the view,live piano and most of all the food was delicious. The staff really friendly to!

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D
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing view, extraordinary service and fabulous cuisine. It’s a win-win-win!

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JH
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Very good service and food. The only negative is the drive to get there. Not a drive home you want to make if you have had a few drinks. View is outstanding. Service excellent. Everyone is very helpful and want to make sure you are having a good time and a good meal.

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MN
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great Place with a scenic view. Excellent food served by very friendly staff. Made reservations weeks in advance and asked for a window seat since it was our anniversary. When we went to our table (#3) we discovered someone had taken it. We were then seated away from the windows at a different table. Oh well.

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O
San Diego
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

The view is the most valuable asset of this restaurant, but they cover the patio with a plastic cover, which blocks the view and turns into a blurry view through the plastic.

The food was good, not worth its price though.

The live music is loud inside it's hard to hear each other unless you go to listen the live music, which was very good.

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T
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food people atmosphere and view

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m
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 26, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Outdoor dining provides the best view, but the slope of the floor makes dining difficult. Service was good and so was the food, but the wine list is grossly overpriced and provides no wines from the Santa Clara Valley.

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JH
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

First, let me start by telling you I'm an accountant. I don't mind paying for the view, I understand charging more for the ambiance but I would recommend being upfront about your charges and not nickel and diming your customers. I asked to have a salad split and when we got the bill a split plate charge of $4 was added to my $17 caprese salad which consisted of a half a tomato, two leaves of basil and fresh mozzarella...it was definitely not worth $21! Upon further review of the bill, we also had a 4% cost of living fee added to the total and they overcharged me for my glass of wine. Again, I wouldn't have minded paying the prices if they were up front about it and included it in the cost of the food or notified me ahead of time instead of just surprising me when I received the bill. I mostly likely will not return.

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NR
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service was amazing, the view is unforgettable. This is a must try for unique bay area fine dining

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