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  • Review Count
    7
  • Helpfulness Votes
    0
  • First Review
    December 22, 2013
  • Last Review
    April 6, 2014
  • Featured Reviews
    0
  • Average Rating
    3.3
 
 
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Progressive American cuisine pioneer, Charlie Palmer, continues his West Coast trail with Charlie Palmer Steak, Reno: a contemporary steakhouse that feels more like a clubhouse wrapped with blonde wooden walls and textured fabrics in midnight blue, deep terracotta and espresso. In the kitchen, Executive Chef Dave Holman continues the clubhouse feel with neo-traditional steakhouse fare such as Oregon Wagyu Beef Short Ribs with Garlicky Gremolata and classic tableside service of Steak Diane. The trademark eclectic wine list is strong in America bottlings focused on the Northwest and including rare single-vineyard bottles.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2002
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 04/04/2014
 2002
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Santana Row welcomes a new dining destination this summer with the launch of Lark Creek® Blue which opened its doors on August 1, 2012. The restaurant features ocean-fresh seafood, a selection of USDA Prime and grass-fed steaks and a variety of globally-inspired seasonal dishes under the direction of Chef Paul Bruno. Lark Creek Blue is housed in the space formerly held by Yankee Pier, which had its last night of service on Sunday, July 15, 2012. The space has been completely renovated to offer casual, contemporary design with a circular raw bar, open kitchen and ample covered patio seating, perfect for warm summer days and nights.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2002
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"it's our favorite place to dine on Santana Row."
Dined on 03/14/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Santana Row welcomes a new dining destination this summer with the launch of Lark Creek® Blue which opened its doors on August 1, 2012. The restaurant features ocean-fresh seafood, a selection of USDA Prime and grass-fed steaks and a variety of globally-inspired seasonal dishes under the direction of Chef Paul Bruno. Lark Creek Blue is housed in the space formerly held by Yankee Pier, which had its last night of service on Sunday, July 15, 2012. The space has been completely renovated to offer casual, contemporary design with a circular raw bar, open kitchen and ample covered patio seating, perfect for warm summer days and nights.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2002
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 02/14/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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The minute you walk into Poseidon, you’ll be swept by the fabulous view. You couldn’t be closer to the sand and the beach than sitting at Poseidon on their beautiful outdoor patio. With such a spectacular ocean view, you’ll experience breathtaking sunsets and during the right season even catch a glimpse of the whales migrating up or down the coast. The bar offers a large circular firepit, which is nice on those chilly fall or winter nights. Off to the side of the bar is a split level dining room offering every table a panoramic view of the beach and the ocean. For over 33 years, Poseidon has delighted both local San Diegans and the tourists that love the beach. An excellent menu, a favorite with all the locals is designed to cater to all appetites and pocketbooks.
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Poseidon is right on the ocean with great views throughout. the valet parking was excellent as were hosts but the server was not at the top of her game. the assistants were great so you'll never want for water or have a plate linger too long but there were times - such as wine service - that could be improved.
the food was quite tasty and the portions were appropriate (read:not too huge) so you can have a side or two (or dessert) and not over eat. by the way their Brussels sprouts were fantastic and I'm not generally a fan but given they are accompanied by pancetta, blue cheese and almonds in a casserole format it worked for me.
still a very nice place and a must do for the ocean front crowd."
Dined on 01/28/2014
 2002
Special Features: great for outdoor dining, scenic view
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Santana Row welcomes a new dining destination this summer with the launch of Lark Creek® Blue which opened its doors on August 1, 2012. The restaurant features ocean-fresh seafood, a selection of USDA Prime and grass-fed steaks and a variety of globally-inspired seasonal dishes under the direction of Chef Paul Bruno. Lark Creek Blue is housed in the space formerly held by Yankee Pier, which had its last night of service on Sunday, July 15, 2012. The space has been completely renovated to offer casual, contemporary design with a circular raw bar, open kitchen and ample covered patio seating, perfect for warm summer days and nights.<br />
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
I'm kind of a picky eater...
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2002
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"I'm kind of a picky eater, but when I'm at Santana Row, this restaurant is the one I continually return to, mostly because I like the food, but also because the atmosphere is relaxed, I can get a great glass of wine, and I can wear jeans or dress up.
And the menu varies enough so that if I want something light, I can just have a cup of soup or a shrimp cocktail, or if it's a special occasion, I can get lobster and a bottle of wine. And everything in-between! I also enjoy the monthly specials, like "crab month", "1/2-price wine month" or "decorate your own cookie for a cause" month. Fun!
The swordfish entree the other night was great: the fish was fresh and the sides went well with it, thanks for another wonderful meal Lark Creek Blue!"
Dined on 01/05/2014
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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Left Bank is an authentic Parisian-style brasserie located in San Jose's vibrant Santana Row. Open since 2003, Left Bank transports guests to a quaint brasserie in Paris, where diners feast upon classic French cuisine in a charming brasserie setting along the boulevard, where people watching is at its best. Inside, the wonderful energy of an authentic French brasserie is in the air. Boasting Santana Row's largest bar, Left Bank is a place to see and be seen. <br /><br />The large, casual elegant main dining room offers everything from a family table of 20, to a quiet, romantic table for two. The open exhibition kitchen provides onlookers a window into the magic our chefs create. Whether simply sipping a pastis or enjoying a full meal, diners capture the true feeling of the Rive Gauche in Paris.
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
one bad meal
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2002
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2002
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
"Normally Left Bank is decently good and sometimes delicious, but my meal the other day was inedible. I ordered the trout. It was fishy, bony and soaked with butter/oil. The "haricot vert" that covered it were tough & stringy green beans. I certainly understand that it's difficult to have consistency with fresh fish & produce, but I would prefer that the kitchen management take something off of the menu temporarily if the ingredients aren't up to standard that day."
Dined on 01/03/2014
 2002
Special Features: good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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Santana Row welcomes a new dining destination this summer with the launch of Lark Creek® Blue which opened its doors on August 1, 2012. The restaurant features ocean-fresh seafood, a selection of USDA Prime and grass-fed steaks and a variety of globally-inspired seasonal dishes under the direction of Chef Paul Bruno. Lark Creek Blue is housed in the space formerly held by Yankee Pier, which had its last night of service on Sunday, July 15, 2012. The space has been completely renovated to offer casual, contemporary design with a circular raw bar, open kitchen and ample covered patio seating, perfect for warm summer days and nights.<br />
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Sometimes really good!
OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/20/2013
 2002
Dined on 12/20/2013
 2002
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
"Sometimes this restaurant is really really good, but even when they're not, it's still pretty decent food. I think it varies by who's doing the cooking, not sure, cuz one day the catfish will be outstanding, and the next day it'll be just average. Or maybe it depends on the shipment of fresh seafood they receive that day. But even with their off-days, this is still my favorite restaurant at Santana Row because they have great outdoor dining, yummy wines, nice service, and I just like the variety of their menu options."
Dined on 12/20/2013
 2002
Special Features: fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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