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Diners' Choice: Best Overall restaurants in San Jose / Silicon Valley

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Updated 05 April 2024

Looking for the best overall restaurants in San Jose / Silicon Valley? You’re in the right place. Each month, OpenTable analyses nearly 2 million global diner reviews from the past four months. We sort the results by location and category to help you discover new favourite restaurants. It's a great partnership: you reserve, eat, and review. We listen...and deliver the results for all to benefit. Enjoy!


A photo of PintxoPote restaurant
4.9
4.9 (438)
$31 to $50
Spanish
Los Gatos
About the restaurant
Bienvenidos a PintxoPote! (pronounced 'pincho potay') a pintxos (tapas) bar offering a dining experience showcasing the range of traditional flavors typical of the Basque country in Northern Spain. Here, you will be transported to the world's most acclaimed culinary region: the seaside resort of San Sebastián, a region whose cuisine is distinguished by the excellence of the ingredients and the simplicity in cooking techniques.

Pintxo Pote is the only place in the SF Bay area that offers a current expression of authentic pintxos.

Top review
zachercat
Dined 3 days ago
Super fun evening with exceptional food and wine! We can't wait to return!
A photo of The Vesper restaurant
4.9
4.9 (73)
$30 and under
Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Campbell
About the restaurant
The Vesper is an American craft cocktail bar focused on artisan cocktails and delicious food. Owners Jim & Angelique Stump also own The Table in Willow Glen and Forthright on W. Campbell Ave. Located in Downtown Campbell, just around the corner from the historic Campbell Water Tower.
Multi level dining room, with seating on the patio and inside. Private events for up to 150 people, and small get togethers cool for walk-ins.

Top review
ratatouillezvip
Dined on 14 Apr 2024
Great drinks, spacious, great atmosphere where you can sit and talk.
A photo of Restaurant Gish restaurant
4.8
4.8 (119)
$50 and over
Korean
Santa Clara
About the restaurant
Good People
Good Food
Good Time

Welcome to Restaurant Gish!
For the reservation, please visit our website!

Top review
AndrewK
Dined 4 days ago
Another excellent dinner at Gish. We brought a friend and sat at the counter/bar, overlooking the kitchen. It was fun watching the crew work, efficiently and smoothly. Everyone made us feel welcome and the food was, once again, outstanding. We came hungry and left very satisfied. It’s also good to see the various house ferments and vinegars they have in progress, and wonder how they will be incorporated in future meals.
A photo of The Hero Ranch Kitchen restaurant
4.8
4.8 (2420)
$31 to $50
American
Saratoga
About the restaurant
All reservations are made online at Open Table.
A minimum of 24 hours notice of cancellation is required or a charge of $30 will apply.
Multiple reservations made by the same party will not be honored. Even if you leave a note on Open Table, our reservation platform will not accommodate this request.
We allow a 15 min grace period, from your reservation time to be running late or to be sat at a table.
We have set forth dining times allotted for each party; they are as follows:
- For parties of 2 we have reserved 1 hour and 45 minutes.
- For parties of 4 we have reserved 2 hours.
- For parties of 5-6 we have reserved 2 hours and 30 minutes.
Outdoor reservations are subject to delay or cancellation depending on weather.
Please dress appropriately with warm attire if you are reserving an outdoor table. Outdoor reservations are subject to cancellation depending on weather.
If you have any questions regarding your reservation, please contact us at info@theheroranch.com

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined today
The waiter made our experience so much fun! Will definitely come back.
A photo of Inn at Tres Pinos restaurant
4.9
4.9 (818)
$31 to $50
Continental
Hollister
About the restaurant
Built in 1880, The Inn was at one time a brothel, until it was raided by federal officers. The Inn was a favorite site of cowboys and teamsters, who appreciated the fine foods and jovial atmosphere.
Over 100 years later, the Inn at Tres Pinos is now a San Benito County Historical Landmark, carefully restored by owner, Mike Howard. The ambiance is intimate, rustic, and elegant. It’s country with a touch of class, and decorated in a style that is a reflection of Mike’s personal interest. Mike's grandfather taught him the the art of fly-fishing, and every year the family still fishes together at the Big Wood River in Sun Valley, Idaho. Mike married Mary along the Big Wood River in 2010, and the Inn has become a true family affair. Mike’s philosophy is “Keep it fresh and keep it simple.” His staff is personally hand picked and will make every effort to meet your expectations. The Inn at Tres Pinos is the only four-star restaurant in San Benito Country.

Top review
JCF1
Dined 3 days ago
The Tres Pinos Inn is a fun place to dine, with rustic ambience and very good food.
A photo of Asa Restaurants | Los Gatos restaurant
4.8
4.8 (437)
$50 and over
American
Los Gatos
About the restaurant
We are an American Restaurant House with influences derived from generations of Spanish and Italian heritage.

Our dedication to sourcing the highest quality, farm-to-table ingredients is the guiding force that our restaurants are built upon. We believe that local, sustainable, organic, heirloom and free-range products nourish the body and soul. Our devotion to providing an impeccable experience is made possible by our collective decades of experience in cuisine, wine, spirits and best-in-class hospitality. Our hand-curated wine selections reflect a life-long love affair with travel and unforgettable culinary experiences.

Top review
OpenTable Dinervip
Dined 5 days ago
Great food and wine selection!!! We love coming here and tried almost everything on the menu and nothing ever disappoints. Good vibe and good cocktails!
A photo of Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub restaurant
4.8
4.8 (559)
$30 and under
American
San Jose
About the restaurant
Gastropub noun\ˈga-strō-ˌpəb\ : a pub, bar, or tavern that offers exceptional food in a casual and comfortable environment.

From succulent pork belly sliders to house made paté on our charcuterie plate and an incredible house-made burger - this is not typical bar food. Paired with hand-made cocktails, exclusive craft beers, and superb wines - Firehouse No. 1 Gastropub offers an experience unlike any other bar. Located in downtown San Jose in San Pedro Square

For parties over 10 please email Dale@firehouse1.com

Top review
LorenP
Dined 2 days ago
Everything was great about our experience. Our wait staff were super friendly and attentive! Food was good and drinks were good. Chef was diligent about the freshness of seafood and ultimately made a call to not serve something because it wasn't up to their standards - we very much appreciated this honesty. They have indoor and outdoor seating. Restaurant was clean.
A photo of Naschmarkt - Campbell restaurant
4.9
4.9 (2520)
$31 to $50
Austrian
Campbell
About the restaurant
Naschmarkt (NASH-MARKed) restaurant is located in historical downtown Campbell. The restaurant is named after the largest open air produce market in Vienna, Austria. The Naschmarkt has been a Viennese institution dating back to the 16th century and is known to locals as the "city's stomach". The restaurant, founded in 2011, features local Californian ingredients complimented by modern Austrian fare. Come enjoy our full bar, fresh ingredients and contemporary atmosphere. Cheers!
Top review
FrankM
Dined 7 days ago
We were at the restaurant to celebrate wife's birthday. We had a bottle of white wine, which is just right. Appetizer and two entries. Wife had beef goulash, and I had jager schniezel. Both are very good. Staff brought a small plate of sorbet to celebrate her birthday. It was very nice. A bit on the pricy side, but experience is worth it.
A photo of Alter Ego Cocktail Club restaurant
4.8
4.8 (17)
$50 and over
Lounge
San Jose
About the restaurant
A dimly lit mysterious cocktail lounge tucked behind the curtain of the vinyl bar, Still O.G., boasting a diverse array of delicious and methodically prepared small plates in addition to wildly imaginative and carefully crafted cocktails.

Small plate offerings include dishes such as steak tartare with puffed rice served in a perilla leaf, Spanish octopus al pastor that is confit then fried and served alongside caramelized pineapple puree and pineapple salsa, and the namesake Alter Ego egg.

The diverse cocktail menu features 16 signature cocktails such as the Kyushu Coffee, a blend of Shochu, black coffee and kuromitsu topped with a black sesame foam or the Buster and Babs; a Rum and Brandy based milk punch inspired by the flavors of carrot cake served in a decanter with glassware for 2.

A seated experience with tableside service in an intimate space, reservations and walk-ins both accepted, although reservations are highly recommended.

ID required (21+ & up only)

Top review
ElizabethT
Dined on 13 Apr 2024
Very nice bar for an upscale night out. Great music and service, drinks were great. Make reservations.
A photo of Dishdash Sunnyvale restaurant
4.8
4.8 (599)
$30 and under
Middle Eastern
Sunnyvale
About the restaurant
WELCOME to Dishdash Middle Eastern Cuisine, where we strive to embody the spirit of our namesake. Dishdash, a traditional article of Middle Eastern clothing, symbolizes warmth, comfort and relaxation. A beautiful example of a dishdash is displayed as our restaurant centerpiece.


Our ingredients are sourced from quality purveyors featuring:

Fresh, natural, domestic lamb

Certified Angus Beef®

Free-range chicken

Sustainably harvested seafood

Locally sourced produce


Echoing the culinary traditions of various Middle Eastern countries, our authentically original family recipes feature protein-rich legumes, earthy grains and exotic spices with a contemporary twist.

Fresh & Simple Middle Eastern Food. Sahtein!

Top review
OpenTable Diner
Dined 3 days ago
Great - it was nice outside and they were quick to accommodate 2 more diners
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