Rosie McCann's - Santana Row

4.2
322 reviews
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$30 and under
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Comfort Food
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  • Good for Groups
  • Casual
  • Great for Lunch
Casual dining in an elegant atmosphere. Try one of our traditional Irish pub favorites such as Shepherd's Pie, Bangers and Mash, or Fish & Chips. Or you may opt for a tender Angus Filet or New York Steak or our Grilled Wild Salmon over garlic mashed potatoes and sautéed spinach in a jalapeno Aioli. Or drop in for lunch and enjoy a 1/2 pound Rosie Burger and a pint of Guinness. Great food and Fantastic signature cocktails all served with a generous helping of Irish hospitality. Voted Best New Restaurant in the 2004 Wave Magazine Readers Choice Awards. Three Stars from Shelia Himmell of the San Jose Mercury News.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Comfort Food, Contemporary American, Irish
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Hours of operation
Brunch: Saturday & Sunday 10:00am-2:00pm between 11:00AM-3:00PM
Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30am-4:00pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday & Sunday 4:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 4:00pm-11:00pm
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Phone number
(408) 247-1706
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Cervando Maya
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Private party facilities
Semi-private in dining room or outside patio or, private party in our large backroom.
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Private party contact
Mollie Greenlees: (408) 247-1706
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Catering
Catering available, whether especially designed for the occasion, or our beloved menu favorites. Catering available within limited distance.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Olin Avenue
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Parking details
Ample free parking
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Entertainment
DJ's Wednesday through Friday, 10:00pm to close. Live bands. $10.00 cover after 9:00.
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Special events & promotions
We can accomodate parties in sizes ranging from small and intimate to 50 - 100.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Dancing, Entertainment, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 322 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.1
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3.8
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 7 days ago

Great restaurant. We arrived 30 minutes prior to reserved time and were seated immediately. Our server, Megan, was friendly and knowledgeable and made excellent recommendations. We aren't local so probably won't be back for awhile but will definitely come again the next time we are in San Jose.

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3.0Dined on June 16, 2018

It was a full house so we expected slow food. Food options were nice. Our cocktails were tasty.

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4.0Dined on May 13, 2018

On Mother’s Day, my daughters and I went for brunch. The foods was great except the waitress was not friendly.

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5.0Dined on May 13, 2018

Went here for mother's day brunch. Service was absolutely fantastic. From the hostess at the door to our server and all of the bussers and runners. Everyone did a great job to make sure we were never in need of anything. Food was great. Drinks were always full. And the brought a rose out for my wife with the check which was a super sweet gesture for all the moms there. Will definitely be back!

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5.0Dined on April 30, 2018

Great food, ambiance & service by Daniel. We’ll definitely be returning.

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5.0Dined on April 28, 2018

A pleasant surprise. Full menu including everything Irish plus Italian, Indian, American and more. Best dressed (balsamic) simple side salad I’ve had in a long time.

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5.0Dined on April 18, 2018

We were seven for lunch and asked for a round table and they were very accommodating . The person seating us directed us to the back room and told us it would be quieter than in front of the bar. The only complaint we had was the very loud music . The waiters were great and very attentive and the food was good.

It is hard to have a conversation when the music is so loud.

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4.0Dined on April 1, 2018

The food was good. Our server was great. My only complaint is that I was charged $4 for substituting fruit for meat on my Pancake and Eggs order. There should have been a veggie option without the charge but other than that no complaints.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2018

The service was very good. Food was decent. Vegetables were really good. Scallop Potatoes were decent. Steak was average.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

We were disappointed with a few things. First, when we reserved our table we mentioned it was for an anniversary dinner. Not once did any one wish us a happy anniversary. Second we request a nice table. We got stuck in the back dining rooms at table in the center of the room. Not even a booth. Service sucked. Our server had no personality at all and seemed like he didn’t want to be there. We even tried to engage him, but had no luck. He never came back to ask how we were, and when it came time for dessert he seemed bothered that he even had to ask. Needless to say we didn’t get dessert. The whole vibe amongst all working there was bland as best. The over all atmosphere was not that of an Irish Pub but as a pretentious restaurant. For the $100 we spent our experience lasted less than 45 min. Our dinner showed up before we finished our appetizer and the server tried to take that when he dropped our dinner plates. Was very disappointed.

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

The Shepard's Pie was delicious! Pleasing taste & meal!

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2.0Dined on March 18, 2018

Our corn beef was Tough and over cooked and the cabbage was undercooked . We were very disappointed with our meal.

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4.0Dined on March 10, 2018

Our server, La Kayla, was absolutely outstanding in every way: Polite, enthusiastic, helpful, well informed, and very patient in explaining menu options.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

We had a reservation, we were sat promptly. That’s about the best I can say ., not a person approached us for ten minutes. A guest at another table looked over and said “good luck, we have been waiting a half an hour for our food” . I wasn’t worried, it was a busy day , however the food wasn’t very good , my eggs, hash brown both cold. I’ll give it another chance .

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4.0Dined on March 1, 2018

I enjoyed the comfort of the restaurant. Problem: I selected it because your website said it was worth 1000 points. I only got 109. How come?

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5.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Always a good meal. Loved the bacon wrap prawns

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3.0Dined on February 25, 2018

I usually like Irish Pubs and have been to quite a few recently. This one, in particular, did not meet our expectations. First of all, the food was not good! The steak we ordered was too salty and some parts were overcooked. The Fish and Chips did not taste good and seemed as if they don't use quality fish for it (or it was originally frozen).
The salad's dressing was also focused too much on the top. As if they didn't have time.
The service was also not good. The waitress was okay but the food took them more than 30 minutes to cook.
Compared to the quality of their food, I think they're still overpriced.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

The food was delicious! I had the Lobster tacos on the specials menu and they were so yummy. The bread pudding was delicious as well. Good place, good food.

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1.0Dined on January 28, 2018

WHAT A DISAPPOINTMENT!!!!!! AFTER STRUGGLING TO FIND PARKING AND LOOKING FORWARD TO AN ENJOYABLE EARLY DINNER. WE ARRIVED AT ROSIE McCann's ONLY SEE A BARRIER WHICH STATED THE RESTAURANT WAS UNAVAILABLE DUE TO A "PRIVATE EVENT" BUMMMER!!!!!!!!

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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Great burger and fries here. Pairs well with a pint of Harp. It's a warm a home-like environment.

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4.0Dined on January 16, 2018

Met a buddy for lunch and sat outside. Food was decent and service was decent as well.
I think it would be a great place for Happy Hour..

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Checked in 5 minutes early and was given choice of two tables. One by Kitchen with a slight draft that was quieter or one by Gigantic TV. Took table by kitchen and got a very friendly waitress. Ordered a Stella and Drake Hefewiezen, which arrived right away!! Appetizer of grilled chicken took a little longer, but filled us until Entrees came. Cod Fish and Chips was WONDERFUL, espcially when they substituted house green salad for Cole Slaw. Lamb stew was delightful and not overly gamey. Mashed potatoes with stew were PERFECT. Entrees were so filling, that husband and I did not have room for desert. We plan to go again, when football is over when the local neighborhood does not take over restaurant to watch NFL Playoffs

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4.0Dined on January 6, 2018

Good place to go for a night of “dinner and dancing” all in one spot. Good food. Good drinks. Decent dance music.
NOT a quiet place tho, and they clear the floor dining area by 9pm-ish and the rest by 930pm for VIP bottle service and dancing -restaurant turn nightclub.

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2.0Dined on January 1, 2018

The food seemed to be all frozen and re-heated, there were a few very unruly people in the bar area allowed to play a game very loudly, in an almost empty restaurant service was slow.

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1.0Dined on December 27, 2017

No service whatsoever. Zero acknowledgement. Extremely high noise level with blaring music. This is not an establishment fit for dining as much as it is for drinking. The bar and dance floor dominate the space.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

Our meal was very good. We all had Ruben sandwiches. Our daughter was able to get a gluten free sandwich which she was very pleased about.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2017

We had a wonderful time at the restaurant. We got there early for lunch and had a baby with us and the wait staff was very friendly and accommodating. My sandwich was very good and the fish my friend ordered looked great. We will visit there again.

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2.0Dined on November 25, 2017

There is a reason this place was empty for brunch. The inside smelled like bleach and stale beer. Outside was okay. The menu offers a lot of potential. But the execution of the food was subpar. Irish breakfast food is SO YUMMY, but this please is Irish in name only. Would not recommend.

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3.0Dined on November 14, 2017

We wait too long to make an order, nobody wants to come to us, but every waitress saw that we are ready to order some food. They just skipped us. It was really bad.
We were with the kids, and we were waiting about 30 minuets our order. Kids started screaming. Thank goodness for the administrator of this pub. She is like an angel, she do her job excellent. Food is really good!!!! But other services are not.
And one more thing, your waitresses should ask if need a separate check.

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2.0Dined on November 11, 2017

Went to Saturday brunch as it is one of the few places in the area that takes brunch reservations. It took two requests to get hot water & when it arrived it was luke warm in a glass instead of a coffee mug. The food was ok, not bad. But no spread or preseves for toast. It was very slow yet no one bothered to refill our drinks for 20 minutes. Second time I go and both times the service was quite poor. Probably best to stick to the night life version of this restaurant.

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4.0Dined on October 22, 2017

We came just as the place was switching to bar mode. However, the staff was very nice and sat us in the restaurant area instead of the bar. They were very courteous and attentive. The only issue was the level of the music. But that was becuase they had switched to bar mode.

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

Good food and great service! We have been here several times and it never disappoint us. We’ll be back.

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5.0Dined on September 16, 2017

We went to have some Irish stew...last night being with our daughter before her first classes of college started. Service was great, extremely friendly, warm, and honest. The daily menu surprised me as it was the last night of the Latin American Holiday, so the Irish pub was serving South of the Border dishes. Ignoring that, the Irish stew was very good, warming, hot, and tasty! The shepherd's pie was also very delicious with completely different seasonings than the stew...which is a very good sign. We were stuffed but my husband had to have creme brulee for dessert. It was different...not his favorite, but my daughter said it was quite tasty. It was just not the typical super soft milky custard; it was a little more firm and more egg tasting.
Great meal all around!

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5.0Dined on September 6, 2017

The salmon and chips and chicken piccata were delicious. Our green salad starter was very fresh and delicious also. I substituted veggies for the chips which were sauteed with garlic and yummy as well. The salmon panko breading was crisp and much lighter and more flavorful than battered ,and the wasabi aoli made the meal. Our server, Nikolas, was very attentive and accommodating. We dined on the patio which got dark for the nighttime dj and dancing, but it was much quieter dining outside.

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5.0Dined on September 4, 2017

All interactions from the hostess' greeting to the final check were friendly and appropriately fun.
Menu was varied and food was well prepared and delicious.
Service was unpretentious and friendly and our server was attentive but not invasive.
My only suggestions would be to expand the tapas offerings and improve the indoor acoustics. The website does advertise tapas, but not in the popular style of tapas dishes offered by other, local tapas bars and restaurants.
The small and shared plates were great, but not really tapas.
The inside seating area was uncomfortably loud even though there were only 4 guests at the bar at the time. So we chose outside seating and it was lovely!
It was a quality meal and, overall, a wonderful experience!

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2.0Dined on August 27, 2017

I was very dissappointed in the food. Overall tasteless. My son and I both ordered Corned Beef and Cabbage. Literally no taste to the corned beef or cabbage. The vegetable were too undercooked and the potatoes tasted like left overs from the previous day. I'll be looking for an alternative Irish restaurant.

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5.0Dined on August 23, 2017

I was very impressed with this place. We sat outside and it was wonderful. Our waiter was very friendly and for two people we got a great amount of food for a great price! I would recommend this to all my friends. I will for sure be coming back.

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4.0Dined on August 16, 2017

Our waitress Sonya was excellent - she made the experience!

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5.0Dined on August 8, 2017

Rosie is more popular as bar and night club and isn't as busy as dinner venue compared to other restaurants on Santana Row but the food is actually very good. I had the mahi mahi which was moist and perfectly seasoned and my daughter really enjoyed her Hawaiian burger. The chocolate molten lava cake for dessert was also delicious. We were seated in patio area close to heat lamp which was very pleasant space. The great service rounded out our wonderful dining experience.

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5.0Dined on August 6, 2017

Amazing brunch! Bottomless Mimosas!

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