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Mar 15, 2008 11:53 AM

South Bay - French Restaurant recommendations?

Any recommendations for a french restaurant that's good for a group birthdays? Hoping nothing too expensive, maybe <$25 for entrees ?
Thanks in adv!

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  1. Sigh...L'amie Donia and Brigette's are both gone now, so there's really only Left Bank that I can think of, and $25 might be pushing it. I've always had decent, if not exciting meals there:

    1. If you can up your price point to <$30 for entrees, Gervais Restaurant in downtown Saratoga is pretty good. The lobster bisque & asparagus soup were both delicious, as well as the foie gras - seared & terrine. My husband said the duck was ok, and I thought the quail was pretty good. The chocolate souffle was yummy as well! Be sure to order it w/ dinner if you want it, as it takes 20min.

      They had a small private room that fit m/b 10 or so people... The restaurant is in an old Victorian house, so m/b you could one of the rooms for your party if the private room is too small.

      Gervais Restaurant
      14560 Big Basin Way
      Saratoga, CA 95070
      Phone: (408) 867-7017

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      1. re: smlee


        Gervais Restaurant
        14560 Big Basin Way, Saratoga, CA 95070

      2. Emile's Restaurant, 545 South Second Street, San Jose; (408) 289-1960 is another option and it has 2 private rooms although the banquet menu is a bit higher than you requested. Its "bistro" offerings would match your range. I don't think the quality (food or service) has been quite as good since Emile Mooser sold it about a year ago.

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        1. re: sjbengoshi

          link for Emile's

          Emile's Restaurant
          545 South 2nd St., San Jose, CA 95112