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About Steamer's Grillhouse


We will start with this...... Since 1979, for a mere 37 years, and counting,...Steamer's is STILL AROUND! . . . . Running Ever So LARGE!

31 University Ave
Los Gatos, CA 95030
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Mediterranean, Seafood, Contemporary American

Hours of Operation:


Lunch: Daily 11:30am-2:15pm

Dinner: Su-Th 5:00pm-8:45pm

Dinner: F-Sa 5:00pm-9:30pm

Cross Street:
Elm Street

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(408) 395-2722

Entertainment:
PLEASE join us in our can food drive benefiting Second Harvest Food.
We are collecting non-perishable food items to help Second Harvest fill their pantry so they can continue to help others now and later.
Together WE CAN make a difference, so please bring in an item to contribute to the bin by our front door.
Thank you!

Parking Details:
We pretty much have 360 degree parking around Steamer"s.
There is parking underneath the restaurant and across the street. All of which is Old Town parking. Public parking behind the restaurant. And, Public parking on streets and down the center of town, Underground and street level parking.

Public Transit:
There is a Public Bus Stop in front of the Old Town Shopping Center. Across the street from Steamer"s.

Executive Chef:
Paul Matulich

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Specials

Christmas Eve Special Menus & Offers

Sunday, December 24, 2017

Details

Steamer's The Grillhouse will be open for Brunch and Dinner on Christmas Eve, Sunday, Dec 24th. If your party is over 4 , we do accept large groups. Contact us for information. Brunch Hours 10:30am - 2:30pm and Dinner service starts at 5:00pm

Steamer's Grillhouse Ratings and Reviews

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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good for a Date (30)
Special Occasion (29)
Casual (26)
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Neighborhood Gem (25)
Good for Birthdays (24)
Good for Anniversaries (23)
Fit for Foodies (21)
Business Meals (19)
Bar Seating (18)
Great for Lunch (17)
Good for Groups (17)
Great for Outdoor Dining (17)
Handcrafted Cocktails (15)
Creative Cuisine (14)
Quiet Conversation (14)
Fun (13)
Notable Wine List (13)
Healthy (12)
Local Ingredients (10)
Great for Brunch (9)
Happy Hour (9)
Romantic (9)
Worth the Drive (9)
Authentic (8)
Cozy (8)
Comfort Food (8)
Sunday Lunch (7)
Vibrant Bar Scene (7)
Hot Spot (5)
People Watching (5)
Pre/post Theatre (5)
Seasonal (5)
Kid-friendly (4)
Disabled Access (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Paleo Friendly (3)
Quick Bite (3)
Scenic View (3)
Great Beer (2)
Tapas (2)
Good Vegetarian Options (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

We were actually late and missed our reservation. The manager was kind enough to accomodate us even though it was a full house on a Saturday night. We appreciate his professionalisim. The food and service weregood.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 4 days ago

extremely slow and unattentive service. My fish was good, so was the dessert. My wife's pasta was ok

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vip
 (Central Coast)·Dined 4 days ago

This was my third visit to Steamers. The service, as always, was excellent. The food and presentation, perfect. We had the halibut and scallops, both were delicious. We had the pumpkin cheesecake and vanilla gelato for desert and they were incredible.

Tags: Good for a Date, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Fit for Foodies, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

Love Steamers, one of my "Go To Places". Food is always great, service and drinks all very consistent.

Tags: Hot Spot, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2017

Arrived very late for lunch and were the last to leave. However, we were greeted nicely and were made welcome. Our server was gracious, skilled and never hurried us, although she could have due to our lateness. Our meals, as we expected from many previous visits, were excellent. We shall certainly return soon -- with a better eye on our clock!

Tags: Business Meals, Authentic, Paleo Friendly, Local Ingredients, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Great service, excellent seafood (clams and crab) and fresh fish (sea bass, snapper, halibut).

Tags: Kid-friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

I have been going to Steamers for many years...it is always enjoyable!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Happy Hour, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 8, 2017

Grilled cheese sandwich horrible. Bad bread and too much cheese and 2 little pieces of tomato

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Very very poor service. I am a business owner in LG and I expect much much better service.

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food4
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 1, 2017

Great place to dine on seafood or go to happy hour

Tags: Good for a Date, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We don't live in California, but we come to Silicon Valley once or twice a year for conferences, and we always make a point to come to Steamer's Grillhouse for their brilliant Prawn BLT. I think it's the best sandwich ever. I'm not exaggerating. Best with a nice glass of Chablis, but also great with iced tea (thank you, thank you, thank you, Steamer's Grillhouse for making iced tea that is just black tea, and not with some fruit flavor added!).

Their fries are good, but this trip I substituted a small Caesar salad for the fries, and the salad was outstanding: great dressing on astonishingly good romaine. I can't buy romaine that is anywhere near that fresh in Texas, and it was a revelation.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Our favorite. Had pistachio Salmon and Grilled Halibut..excellent!

Tags: Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Worth the Drive, Great for Brunch, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List
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 (Dallas)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Steamers is predominantly a fish restaurant with a good variety of dishes. You can get other proteins or vegetarian options. The fish is cooked well
Great atmosphere and Steamers also do a brunch on Sunday

Tags: Late-night Find, Happy Hour, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 23, 2017

Appreciated most of all, the moderate noise level for a Sunday night (partially chosen because we hoped the noise level would be moderate!)
Next in appreciation was that my dinner selection - the special pasta of the night - was the very best linguine vongole I've ever had! The broth was so good I was collecting every last drop with the spoon that came along with the dinner after all else was gone. Our friends really liked their entrees as well!

Tags: Casual, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Great brunch.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 22, 2017

Good seafood, well-prepared with different options, excellent service

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Authentic, Good for Groups, Comfort Food, Fun
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Steamers has been a reliably solid seafood house for 3 decades now. It's a downtown Los Gatos fixture. Never a bad meal at Steamers;

Tags: Bar Seating, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Good for Groups
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·Dined on October 19, 2017

Excellent Eats, Fantastic Ambiance, Lovely People

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 15, 2017

Just the best seafood and everything else anywhere, I'm salivating just thinking about it.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Cozy, Local Ingredients
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Steamers was very busy the Friday night we were there. The bar area could use a stand-up area, but turnover of the chairs in the bar area was quick enough that we weren't "out of place" for too long. The bartender and waitstaff were prompt and our cocktails were great. Noise levels were not out of the norm for a restaurant of its type. Dinner was very good, and our waiter was attentive and prompt. We do like it better for brunch, but maybe that's because it wasn't quite as crowded on late Sunday morning than on Friday evening. We'll be back!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Good for a Date, People Watching
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Excellent service by Brett. Nice evening. Pretty restaurant. May go again.

Tags: Good for Groups, People Watching, Neighborhood Gem
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·Dined on October 9, 2017

We had a special event with two people in their twenties and two of us in their 50's - 60's. the food and the experience worked for all of us. The wait staff was friendly and timely, the food was well prepared and the atmosphere was conducive to good conversation.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Fun, Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

Great consistent sea food. Very good wine list. Professional service

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Anniversaries, Notable Wine List, Bar Seating, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 6, 2017

My favorite local restaurant for many years when you consider food, ambience, comfort, service, and price. (Nick's, for example, has better food, and charges for it, but it's terribly noisy and the tables are just way too close together.) Now we're retired and go to Steamer's bar about once a week around 4pm when it's fairly quiet and the underground garage has plenty of parking. Usually order a glass of wine and a bowl of chowder. I've tried a LOT of clam chowder, and Steamer's has the best--thickened a bit, with plenty of clams--served with Acme sourdough. The cheeseburger & fries are excellent. The fish tacos and quesadilla are also among my favorites on the bar menu. Not the best I've ever had, but still good. The service is friendly and usually pretty efficient for a bar. Above all, I enjoy the nice but casual, comfortable atmosphere with lots of windows looking out at Old Town and the mountains. If we're doing dinner in the dining room, I have the pasta with shrimp in a creamy sauce. Yummy, but I wish it had more fish. For a recent lunch I ordered the special: ham and gruyere quiche, which was excellent and generous and came with a large side salad of baby greens--a bargain at $16. On the other hand, the shrimp louie was a disappointment; not much to it. Bottom line, all things considered, Steamer's is a lovely, fun Los Gatos hangout.

Tags: Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Absolutely great, delicious with the freshest seafood

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Handcrafted Cocktails, Vibrant Bar Scene, Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Steamers seems to have run out of steam... A mainstay of Los Gatos, this restaurant seems to be riding on a reputation of yesteryear. Service was horrid, with a waiter who liked to remind us he has been there for 10 years, yet he had no clue how the food was prepared, and with erratic service (never came to offer a second drink), a bus boy who would come by every 10 minutes even though our plates were still full yet our water glasses would go empty, and who would press his body against our heads to serve us and try to clear the table... And the food, well. I had the Brazilian stew and it was so salty I could barely eat it, and the fish was mealy. Ended up being sick to my stomach and took me two days to recover. Perhaps they had the B team that night. Overpriced and not fit for foodies.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Great food and great service!! I would definitely come back!!

Tags: Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Seasonal, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (Tahoe)·Dined on September 29, 2017

I have been to Steamers many times and go back because I really like it. I have always had wonderfully cooked fish. My lunch choice was not at all tasty to me, a grilled cheese sandwich. I was not ready for smoked cheese and the taste did not suite me. I really disliked it and had only a couple of bites. My friend liked it a lot. The steak salad my second friend had was the real winner.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Healthy
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 28, 2017

Excellent cuisine and outstanding service! We would highly recommend.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (Dallas)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Steamers is consistent in the quality of food and service. Every day is busy which says they must be doing something right. Good menu for fish lovers

Tags: Great for Lunch, Seasonal, Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Quick Bite, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Brunch, Happy Hour
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 (Orange County)·Dined on September 21, 2017

A great dinner as usual. They were able to accommodate our request for grilled fish with steamed vegetables so we could indulge in their Key Lime Mousse pie.

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·Dined on September 19, 2017

The restaurant appeared to be traditional but clean and elegant. The decor was simple. The service was friendly and efficient. Our food was very good - but over priced. I don't think $26 for an ahi tuna salad is reasonable, especially when there is only a small amount of tuna, lots of lettuce and a tiny dab of dressing. The ingredients were fresh and delicious. If money is no object, I might return.

Tags: Disabled Access, Afternoon Tea
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 17, 2017

We enjoyed cocktails, dinner and dessert over a few hours and our server never once rushed us or hovered over us. The food was great and we were lucky enough to enjoy the outdoor seating.

Tags: Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Happy Hour, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 16, 2017

It was a pleasure to enjoy our anniversary at Steamer's, sitting outside on a perfect evening. The menu selection was great, our servers were wonderful with their suggestions and attentive service. We enjoyed the Pistachio Crusted Salmon as well as the Organic Salmon, after starting off with wine, an appetizer special of the day and cups of clam chowder. We'll be back!

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Healthy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 13, 2017

The food was good but the service was incredibly slow....

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·Dined on September 8, 2017

I sent my parents here for their 50th wedding anniversary dinner. The really liked the restaurant and said the food was prepared perfectly. My parents got lost on their way to restaurant coming from the east bay area, and the customer service was right on point. Steamer's called to verify they were still coming and accommodated them, even though they were an hour late. I appreciate the great service.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 7, 2017

Excellent service by the manager but the service helpers were very aggressive and picking up our plates before we were finished and vacuuming around our table as we were eating our dessert, which was gross

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 3, 2017

My wife and I will not be recommending this restaurant to family, friends, or any unsuspecting guests. It was uncomfortably warm where we were sitting (behind a 1/2 wall). At first we thought it was just us, maybe the wind and the hot food, but realized we were abnormally hot. Since our dinner had come within a few minutes of ordering our wine and we just ate it, thinking we would just go. In the mean time I commented to the person refilling our water glasses that we were uncomfortably warm.

The Manager came over immediately to "explain" that two of the air-conditioner condensers were "out". He went on to chide us that it was, and has been, extremely hot and that they have an open kitchen and they were all hot and we all have to accept that we might not be comfortable, but - and not in these exact words but close to it- suck it up.

We did not expect any special treatment and tried to be understanding about the breakdown but my wife and I felt that we had been lectured about our expectation of their ability to please us, we did NOT get an apology - like - we are sorry that our air conditioners are not working at 100% tonight, but the weather has played havoc with them.

I always hope that the manager is the one with the cool head and some customer appreciation but I and my wife felt that he was irritated thinking maybe we wanted a different seat, a comp meal, a - we don't know what - but if he treats others like this I can not suggest to anyone to go there. We did expect a response of apology for equipment failure, but getting zero from anyone and generally feeling rushed during the meal, we left & had dessert elsewhere. Sorry -

Oh and when we got up to leave - and walked through the central area of the restaurant where the other 4 air conditioners were working - it was a lot more comfortable than where we were sitting. A few fans might have helped move the cooler air to those who had only hot air.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 2, 2017

Nice dinner. Good service. Food was terrific. Halibut wonderful

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Healthy, Fun, Good for Birthdays
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on August 30, 2017

The food, service and ambiance at Steamer's Grillhouse are simply terrific! Just make a reservation now!

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Quiet Conversation, Business Meals
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