Misty
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  • Review Count
    10
  • Helpfulness Votes
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  • First Review
    April 14, 2014
  • Last Review
    July 21, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.8
 
 
Misty's Reviews
 
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
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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
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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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Consuelo Mexican Bistro features a traditional and diverse Mexican cuisine. The complex flavors from the kitchen are complimented with creative drinks, selected Tequilas, beer and wine from the bar. The decor matches that found in Mexico City's cantinas in the early 1900's. Bienvenido a Consuelo Mexican Bistro y buen provecho!
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Hugely improved, nice surprise!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We hadn't been to Consuelo for several years thanks to bad experiences with mediocre food and service on our few past visits. We decided to give it another shot and were very surprised at how much it has changed. The margarita was perfect. The tortillas and dip they provide were delicious. They now have chips for the homemade guacamole (they only gave tortillas last time we were there). The food was also much better than I remember, although the carnitas were dry. The server also was wonderful. We can re-add this to our list of Santana Row restaurants to visit."
Dined on 5/26/2014
 2009
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
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Sino, the second endeavor of culinary artist Chris Yeo, was envisioned to entice the palette with the tradition of Dim Sum and the wonders of modern Chinese cuisine. Grand in scale, Sino offers an intimacy and sensuality that is unparalleled- from the warmth of the dining room adorned with billowing crimson curtains and layers of gossamer, to the plush and luxurious appointments of the lounge where comfort and beauty beckon you to stay a while.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Still great food, still very noisy
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/24/2014
 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've been going here for years and enjoying the Asian fusion dishes. They just changed their drink list again, and the Triad was awesome. Our standard favorite dishes are salt and pepper (anything) and the Hong Kong crispy noodle. It's very loud, so not a place to take someone if you want to be able to talk without shouting."
Dined on 5/24/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, hot spot, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Jardiniere, opened in 1997, is housed in a beautiful landmark building in San Francisco's chic Hayes Valley neighborhood. Highlights of the elegant setting include a gorgeous bar and stunning staircase. The highly refined and sensual food of Chef/Owner Traci Des Jardins is a celebration of Northern California's best seasonal bounty prepared with classic French technique. The J Lounge features a full list of specialty cocktails and wines, and offers a variety of creative lounge food and small plates. Its proximity to the theaters makes it an excellent place to dine before or after a show.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Good food but monotonous
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2009
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"The food here was excellent, but we noted that every dish had a "sour" flavor to it. The chef obviously likes lemon/lime and tart flavors, and the sour flavor was overpowering. Portion size was very small and we weren't really satisfied by the end of the meal. Still, the restaurant was beautiful (I recommend going after dark when the starlit dome is more visible), so this would be a nice place for special occasions. Service was also excellent."
Dined on 5/17/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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MarketBar is San Francisco's answer to Grand Central Station but on the water in the restored landmark Ferry Building. The casual menu offers many of the organic ingredients sold in the thrice-weekly farmer's market as well as the shops filling the interior of the building. Full Bar, creative wine list and seasonal market driven menu attracts a cross section of the city's diners to its handsome dining room, comfortable bar and spectacular outdoor sidewalk terrace. <br /><br />**We do not take reservations for the patio. We seat only complete parties on a first come first serve basis.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Nice surprise
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"We went here for lunch while visiting the Ferry Building. We weren't expecting much since the restaurant seemed pretty empty compared to other places nearby. The food we ordered turned out excellent. We had the ravioli and the burger, and both were nicely cooked and flavored. We'd happily return."
Dined on 5/16/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, great for lunch, scenic view, great for outdoor dining
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Bushido Izakaya offers Silicon Valley diners the best of Japanese izakaya dining- an integral part of Japanese restaurant culture where people come together at casual “watering holes” to drink and enjoy unique small plates and authentic offerings that are satisfying for one or perfect to share. <br /><br />Specializing in unique Japanese "small plates', grilled Yakitori Skewers, highest quality Sashimi, Katsu, satisfying Ramen dishes, and select Sushi; Bushido serves authentic dishes with modern flair. Our flavors are perfectly balanced to complement our homey, izakaya roots while featuring the freshest of local ingredients; with a strong emphasis on sustainable seafood. The result is a menu that is in harmony with the seasons, the environment, and the palate.<br /><br />Full Bar with Happy Hour Specials 5-7 pm <br />Private Room & Outside Catering with Bento Box Lunches a Specialty
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Great food, mediocre service
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2009
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"The drinks and food here were awesome. The sashimi was super fresh, the rolls and chicken karaage just right, and the braised short rib was tender and yummy. We did not enjoy was the calamari because the breading was thick and greasy. The service was not great, though. It took too long for our order to be taken and it was about 30 minutes before even drinks came out. One person asked for a diet Coke 3 times. The waitress also didn't bring out all the dishes we ordered. When she asked if she could bring the check we reminded her we had ordered 2 more dishes which never arrived. The final kicker was they tacked on an 18% service charge even though we only had 5 people. I would go back for the food, but not if I'm in a hurry."
Dined on 5/11/2014
 2009
Special Features: neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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LB Steak, a modern American Steakhouse, is led by two culinary titans: James Beard nominee and owner of San Francisco’s renowned La Folie, Roland Passot, and fellow French Master Chef, Joel Guillon. <br /><br />In addition to LB Steak, Passot and Guillon oversee the three Left Bank Brasseries throughout the Bay Area. Chef de Cuisine Thomas Ricci executes LB Steak signature dishes such as the 20-oz. Porterhouse with Traditional Béarnaise Sauce and the Dry Aged Beef and Bone Marrow Burger, as well as a wide selection of fresh seafood, chops, salads and side dishes. <br /><br />The wine list features an array of domestic and imported wines, as well as an extensive selection of wines by the glass, offering diners options to fit any taste or budget. We look forward to serving you soon! <br /><br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Greatly improved
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2009
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"We had tried LB Steak when it first opened and had a bad experience. We decided to give it another shot and were very happy with the food and drinks we received this time. The beef tartare, French soup, and salads were awesome. The cocktails and desserts were also wonderful. The only disappointment really was the steak. The beef quality is supposed to be "prime" but the steaks were rather chewy, which considering that LB Steak is a "steakhouse" we would expect that part of the meal to be spot on. Hopefully they will get this sorted out and be deserving of 5 stars next time."
Dined on 4/26/2014
 2009
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Great for steak and so much more… Black Angus Steakhouse has built its reputation on providing a Genuine American Steakhouse experience to remember. Our Chefs are proud to serve only Black Angus steaks that are carefully aged, fresh-cut daily, and grilled over an open flame.<br /><br><br><br />Our other specialties include a variety of succulent seafood, fall-off-the-bone Baby Back Ribs and our famous slow-roasted Prime Rib. Whatever you’re craving, we pride ourselves at Black Angus Steakhouse for superior quality, friendly service, and great food. It’s more than a tradition - it's our passion every day. Black Angus offers a full array of menu items that are naturally gluten free. Ask for their Gluten Free Trail Map.
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Got their mojo back
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2009
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Black Angus seems to have gotten their mojo back. We had some poorer quality steaks this past year, but both our steaks were excellent tonight. Grant also provided wonderful service to us. My only real negative was being seated in the bar area at a table - the chairs were so uncomfortable."
Dined on 04/12/2014
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, vibrant bar scene, romantic, special occasion
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