Misty
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  • Review Count
    10
  • Helpfulness Votes
    1
  • First Review
    July 7, 2014
  • Last Review
    October 7, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    4
 
 
Misty's Reviews
 
The Sea By Alexander's Steakhouse is the bay area's premier seafood dining destination. The restaurant distinguishes itself by focusing on rich sumptuous morsels from the sea, prepared with modern technique and flair. Chef Yu Min Lin blends contemporary cuisine with Japanese sensibility and ingredients to transform The Sea's menu into the extraordinary. Experience The Sea at its best.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Awesome food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We've been to the Cupertino Alexander's and had some disappointments, but The Sea was nearly flawless. Every dish we ordered - tune tartar, beef tataki, Hamachi shots, lobster risotto - was fantastic. The salmon and lobster entrees were also beautiful and excellent. The only food disappointment was the fried clam chowder - too greasy and salty. The drinks were amazing - the Green Machine was my favorite. Dessert was great and the cotton candy and nice touch to end the evening. The food is very expensive, but for a special occasion (we came for an anniversary dinner) this is a great place. We'll be back!"
Dined on 10/05/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Welcome to Maggiano's in San Jose, located at Santana Row, San Jose’s newly opened European-style shopping, dining & entertainment destination. Maggiano's 16,000 square-foot, 220-seat restaurant is ideal for group lunches, festive gatherings & romantic dinners for two. We specialize in serving lavish portions of authentic Italian-American cuisine served family-style. Our menu is large & varied, offering an extensive selection of homemade pastas, signature salads, prime steaks, fresh fish & memorable desserts.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great deal, lots of food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2009
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We tried the dinner for two deal where you get two salads, two pasta dishes, a dessert to share, and two pasta dishes to take home. It was a great deal and a lot of food. The baked ziti was good, but the spaghetti and meatball was disappointing - the meatball tasted like filler instead of meat. The raviolis were good, but the sauce very watered down. Overall well worth it for the money, but I normally prefer to get less but higher quality food."
Dined on 10/01/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene
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Blowfish Sushi is an eclectic sushi bar and restaurant that serves both modern and traditional sushi, sashimi, as well as salads. cooked appetizers, and special desserts. The menu style is called Asian Fusion and emphasizes clean, pure, healthy foods. Premium imported sakes and an original line of sake cocktails are featured in the restaurant's stunning liquor lounge. "Walk into Blowfish and step into your senses; 'it' decor houses a modern menu, reinterprets sushi and presents a new palette for the genre" -ctguide.com
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice improvements
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"We had a very bad experience last time we went, but about a year has gone by so we gave it another try. The menu has changed quite a bit and they have some nice adjustments. The filet mignon and prawn dishes were very tasty. The sushi seemed mushy, but at least one of us still liked it. The drinks were still awesome."
Dined on 9/26/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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La Folie is a French restaurant located in Russian Hill of San Francisco. Chef Roland Passot, with his wife Jamie opened La Folie in March of 1988. He combines the freshest ingredients in exotic combinations. Each plate leaves the kitchen resembling art-a canvas of color and design that tastes even better than it looks. La Folie continues to be rated as one of the top restaurants, receiving a star from the Michelin Guide, 4 stars from the San Francisco Chronicle and 4 stars from San Francisco Magazine. In celebration of 21 years, The Passots have expanded their bar into a lounge located next door, perfect for before or after dinner drinks. <br /><br />**We thank all of our guests for voting La Folie <br /><br />Best French Restaurant - 7x7 Magazine <br />Best French Restaurant - San Francisco Magazine<br />Best French Restaurant - SF Weekly <br />Best Restaurant - Eater SF <br /><br />Merci!
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
High hopes but disappointed
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"From the reviews, we had very high expectations of La Folie. The meal started off well - the corn soup and burrata salad were outstanding. The second course was escargot, but one of the snails was sandy and tasted bad. With the third course the beef was excellent, but the scallop dish included a poached oyster. When I cut into the oyster, gray ooze ran out onto my plate and the smell from the inerts was overwhelming and made both of us lose our appetites. I did appreciate when I let the wait staff know I had gotten a bad oyster the chef came out to talk to us and assured us the oyster was fresh and that is how they are when they are poached. If that is the case I would leave the oyster out or prepare it differently."
Dined on 9/06/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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At Forbes Mill Steakhouse we offer the finest cuisine, all natural Kobe and Prime Certified Angus Beef. Less than 1.5% of beef is elite enough to meet CAB brand prime standards. Our menu includes, Australian Lamb Chops, Veal Chop, Australian Lobster Tail, fresh Ahi Tuna from Hawaii, and a wide variety of seafood entrees for every guest to enjoy! Our cuisine is perfectly accompanied with a Wine Spectator "Best of Excellence" list featuring the finest domestic and international wines to please any palate or budget, all thoughtfully selected by our resident Sommelier. Our professional staff is dedicated to crafting a memorable dining experience for our guests, and they share a commitment to quality and a passion to serve you. Sit back, Relax and Enjoy the Ultimate Steakhouse Experience.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Wonderful anniversary dinner
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"This is one of our favorite special occasion places. Haven took excellent care of us and we had wonderful service. The steaks were right on, although the lobster was a bit chewy (it was Australian instead of from Maine), but still very flavorful. My only complaint is prime rib is missing from the menu."
Dined on 8/31/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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Town opened in March of 2006. Located in the heart of downtown San Carlos. Town features hand cut steaks & chops, the freshest seafood, local organic produce, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Excellent food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The food here was excellent! The rolls and tataki were very tasty, and the steaks were wonderful. The prime rib was a bit overcooked (medium instead of medium rare as ordered), but the baseball cut steak was perfect. Service was sketchy. The servers kept putting food down in front of the wrong people so we had to hand around the plates. We also had to request condiments more than once since the server wouldn't come back after a request was made. And getting water refilled was a challenge. We would go back for the food, but I hope the servers can be more on the ball next time."
Dined on 8/09/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
0points
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Los Gatos Brewing Co., established in 1991, offers a remarkable menu of the finest California cuisine, a lively atmosphere of casual sophistication and, of course, the original Los Gatos Brew.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Excellent experience
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Some of our past experiences have been mediocre, but this time everything was fresh and delicious! The beet salad was well balanced. The ahi was fresh. The sliders were juicy and cooked perfectly. The wings, peppers, fusilli, etc. all came out great. We'll be back soon!"
Dined on 8/02/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
0points
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Located in Santana Row, San Jose, Amber India has come to represent an inviting atmosphere of modern elegance, comfort and sophistication. An inspired menu boasts delectable Indian Cuisine. Traditional and contemporary dishes made with the finest and freshest ingredients. Award-winning chef, Sandeep Basrur strives to create food options that are authentically Indian with seasonal Californian influence. Exquisitely presented menu options, delicious dessert temptations and friendly, enthusiastic service ensure a memorable dining experience. An eclectic display of artwork, lighting and colors set stage for an unforgettable evening while you tantalize your senses with an exceptional selection of fine wines and cocktails paired with delicious light fare.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Inventive food, screaming babies
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Amber has very inventive and unique food. I am not an expert on Indian food, but considering that most of the crowd were Indian people, this must be the place to go for high quality Indian cuisine. On this visit we tried the lobster and butter chicken. The lobster was chewy and the butter chicken had a stronger tomato flavor than we are used to, so it wasn't something we enjoyed, especially at the high prices. The restaurant is beautiful, but almost every table had small children who did not know how to behave in a public setting. We were surrounded by screaming babies and toddlers. While badly behaved children is not the restaurant's fault, it really ruined the experience. It's unlikely we'll return here anytime soon."
Dined on 7/19/2014
 2009
Special Features: hot spot, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
0points
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Town opened in March of 2006. Located in the heart of downtown San Carlos. Town features hand cut steaks & chops, the freshest seafood, local organic produce, hand crafted cocktails, and a wine list with a focus on California, Washington and Oregon wines.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Awesome food, missing some items
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2009
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"The food and cocktails here were awesome! The San Diaz was an amazing drink, and the baseball cut was cooked and seasoned perfectly. Sadly, even with an early reservation at 6:30 there was no rare or medium rare prime rib left, so some of us didn't get what we came there for. We also had several times servers bring us the wrong items or forgetting to bring out items. All worked out in the end, but the service should have been a bit smoother. The restaurant was also rather dark. But we would return for the food regardless of the glitches."
Dined on 7/12/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
0points
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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
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Good, unique food
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2009
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Tried out Gastropub for the first time and had mixed results. The beet salad was fabulous. The angry prawns was very tasty but overwhelming without bread - you have to specifically request bread if you want it and this dish definitely needs it. The fish and chips had great fries, but the fish was not good. The cocktails were old-fashioned speak-easy style (gin, bourbon, etc) and were rather sour but good if you like sour. It was a nice evening for eating outside, but the inside was rather unappealing, so I'd recommend coming on a warm evening."
Dined on 6/30/2014
 2009
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies
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