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Food was fairly bland and not cooked properly. A coffee carafe that was put down after I asked for coffee was $10 because my wife had a cup. That’s crazy. When I let the manager know, he apologized but didn’t offer a refund...
Definitely not worth the money not much of a selection at all
Went their for breakfast while staying at the Fairmont, and their breakfast and brunch selection is extensive, and the food is prepared very well. I'm an oatmeal-for-breakfast fan, and their oatmeal plate is the best I've ever had. Steel-cut oatmeal, plus a bowl full of fresh berries, plus smaller containers of raisins, slivered almonds, and brown sugar. Plus it's right next door to the San Jose Museum of Art, which I went to after breakfast and saw some marvelous exhibits!
Went in for lunch while airing for my job to start. Had two small plates and an iced tea. $45 plus tip! Ouch! Both dishes were good and different from others I’ve had so that was great.
The food was mediocre and the menu prices outrageous for the quality, even for the Fairmont. Service was slow and very sporadic.
Menu prices on Open table aren’t correct- breakfast buffet is now $39, bottomless drinks $25 (I doubt you’d get your money’s worth on bottomless drinks- good luck flagging down a server).
It was super loud and difficult to carry on a conversation.
We won’t be returning and wouldn’t recommend this restaurant.
We like the atmosphere at the Fountain, through its reincarnations over the years. The server has been on the staff a long time and while he's expert at handling large parties, I thought he was a bit abrupt and somewhat rushing us.
The food is excellent and made to order (crispy bacon requested and received, for example). But the bread basket was a disappointment. If you've ever been to Mimi's, their bread baskets are true to the impression one would have of "basket" with at least three varieties of pastries & breads. In ours, we had one croissant and one cheese danish, which in my mind we could have ordered separately. I recommend mini-pastries to fill out the basket, or don't call it a basket!
I prefer ordering off the regular menu, so this too was welcomed, in addition to offering the buffet brunch. The restaurant was decked out for New Year's Eve, so again, the ambiance was pleasing as were the classy touches: individual jars of jam and pretty teapots.
Good place for lunch meeting
We come here for brunch every year before the Nutcracker. There are always good choices for everyone, including the kids. highly recommend
We are staying at the Fairmont San Jose where The Fountain is located. Being that we had an early flight, The Fountain was a convenient choice. The food was good but the prices were incredibly high, even for a hotel restaurant.
Great lunch quizzically prepared and highlighted only by the excellent service all the staff were providing…
Used Opendoor to reserve here. It was Sunday so there's a mix of waiter service and brunch. I also believe they were shorthanded as the waiter took awhile to take our order. Our food was top notch. I ordered the Eggs Benedict Plate. it was delicious. worthy of coming again. THanks to Fountain and the Fairmont.
We enjoyed our twentieth anniversary breakfast and were meant to feel like we were at home. Delicious food and drinks! Gorgeous desserts.
We had an enjoyable and relaxed lunch! Our server was fabulous- they weren’t busy so we were a little disappointed that it took longer than expected to get our food - but once we did, it was well worth the wait! The presentation was beautiful and the the taste was amazing - delicious!! This place turned out to be a hidden gem!
The restaurant was very relaxing and the service and staff were great.
We were celebrating a special event and the Fountain helped us by giving us a quiet private seating area. The food is fresh and tasty. Service was great. Love the smoked salmon!
A good choice for breakfast, The food is wonderful. The device is very friendly. I have marked t down a few stars because the coffee is terrible - The have the cheek to charge €6 for a machine-made (not barista) single espresso of detestable quality.
The food was amazing and the service was excellent. Highly recommend.
I can't really assess anything because the restaurant spontaneously closed in the 5 minutes between the time I made the reservation after looking online for a place in the area and my walking to the restaurant. It looked OK from the entrance, but a bit annoying to waste the time to go there only to find that they decided to close the restaurant rather than honor the reservation they took just a few minutes earlier.
We opted to order off the menu instead of the buffet Sunday brunch. My husband had the croissant french toast and it was excellent. I ordered the scramble and I wished that I had ordered the french toast. Service was very good.
The hostess was wonderful. The meals and service were unremarkable.
It's been a while since I've been to The Fountain at the Fairmont, but as usual it was very nice. I don't think there are that many restaurants that offer Sunday "buffets" anymore. I guess that's an "old school" thing, but it was Father's Day and I wanted to take my husband out to a nice buffet. The service was excellent. The food was very good, the desserts could have been a little better. There were many families there and everyone seemed to be having a good time.
This is the best brunch buffet in the South Bay. Period. This has been one of my go-to's for many years, having celebrated almost everything here -- from a day-after-wedding brunch, to various get-togethers with friends, to mother's day and father's day, and on and on. The food is excellent --delicious and fresh, with a wide variety to satisfy all palettes. And the service is impeccable with attentive and friendly staff.
The décor was lovely - really kind of felt like you were sitting in a fountain. My three girlfriends and I were attending brunch at 11:00 on a Sunday and half the restaurant was empty - so not overly crowded; however they did try to smoosh us between a bunch of seated tables. Nonetheless, host was very accommodating to our request to sit in a less crowded area. We ordered from the menu in lieu of the brunch - is wasn't the best meal I've had. The eggs were slightly rubbery and bacon greasy. We had to ask for more cream for our coffee on several occasions and adjust the balance of our table ourselves with two napkins. Our server was very nice, just a little less than attentive.
Got there late for brunch. (They had to expect us because I had reservations) what was left of the buffet was either sparse or dry. So we decided to order from the menu. Potatoes tasted like they were a week old. Restaurant is not as nice as it once was.
On Saturday afternoon, Fantastic looking buffet but we ordered from the menu which is not huge but has something for everyone. Our party had omelettes, sandwiches and salads. All were great! The restaurant is very open and pleasant but was too warm that day.
We enjoyed a wonderful brunch to celebrate my birthday. The brunch menu contained a variety of dishes and the brunch buffet offered choices beyond choices! The Bottomless Mimosas were a great deal but flowed a little slowly for our tastes. ;-) Will definitely return to this venue.
Nice brunch menu. Food could have been seasoned a bit more. Did not try the buffet. I like when they leave a carafe of coffee on the table. Very good service.
Super friendly and decent food considering it was a breakfast buffet. I guess I expected a bit more at that price point. Slow service but it was busy at the time.
Excellent brunch at a very reasonable price! The raw bar included oysters and plump peeled shrimp with several delicious sauces. The sashimi and sushi were available in generous portions and very fresh. Loved the salads, cheeses, cold cuts, made-to-order eggs, and strip loin carving station. The desserts were creative and yummy! The service was spectacular. Everything was perfect.
We went there for a business meeting. The overall ambiance is quite and cozy, plus nice view from the big window face the Museum of Art. My only compliant is no validation for parking at San Jose downtown.
Food was above average, service was very good. Prices seems a bit higher than I expected.
The food was good. The service was very good. Nice relaxing atmosphere.
We came here to celebrate a girl friends birthday. Upon arrival, the sign of " garage full" at parking entrance confused us and actually it's not. The parking staffs were attentive. We got the service properly. We got seated almost immediately after greeting at reception. We had ala carte, not buffet. Food came vary quickly. Tastes and pricing were alright, no surprises. Only complaint was after we paid our check we didn't get any services at all. The server grabbed our signed check and never return to our table even it's not busy at all. I would not recommend this restaurant for special occasions. It's just an average hotel breakfast.
Paul was an outstanding server. He was attentive, had energy and was engaging. I would recommend this experience to anyone having a business meal.
I loved the quiet atmosphere for my business meeting.
We had a terrible waiter, never came around to check on us, we had to go find another server to provide us our check, our server was no where to be found. Brunch was very delicious though.
Always good ! We come here quite often when in town.
The quality of brunch menu has gone down over the years.
Pretty simple... Food was good but didn't make up for the lackluster service. Unless you're staying at the hotel, give it a pass.