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Fine weekend lunch in San Jose area?

wnissen Sep 11, 2008 08:44 AM

Do no good San Jose area restaurants serve lunch on the weekends? A six-month old makes even an early dinner sometimes problematic. However, Chez TJ, Sent Sovi, Manresa, The Village Pub, and others have no weekend lunch. Currently I think we're going to California Cafe, which has a half lunch, half brunch menu. Help?

Walt

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    lgphil RE: wnissen Sep 11, 2008 08:58 AM

    Tapestry in Los Gatos is open 11:30-2 on Saturdays. Not quite as upscale as you have listed, but the food is good and they have a nice patio to enjoy your lunch.

    Dio Deka in LG has Sunday brunch from 10:30-2.

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      wnissen RE: lgphil Sep 11, 2008 07:08 PM

      Ah, the Tapestry menu does look good. We're looking for lunch, not brunch, so that's a candidate. Ironically, our kid doesn't mind sitting quietly while we eat outside, so indoor dining is more of an attraction right now. Thanks.

      Walt

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      buoncibo RE: wnissen Sep 11, 2008 12:06 PM

      Trevese in Los Gatos would be an excellent choice, on par with your other suggestions. They have a Sunday brunch and a lovely terrace outside. It does face Santa Cruz Ave, but it's partitioned it off with shrubbery and it makes for a very pleasant place to linger. The dining room inside the Queen Anne home would be another option if outdoors doesn't appeal to you.

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        mangefromage RE: wnissen Sep 12, 2008 03:46 PM

        Definitely try Dio Deka in Los Gatos if you're looking for a Sunday spot. The brunch menu actually features a number of lovely savory items from the regular menu. It's a white-tablecloth experience, and still a good place for kids--the staff is very accommodating and it's not too crowded on Sundays.

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          mangefromage RE: wnissen Sep 12, 2008 03:49 PM

          here's the website: http://www.diodeka.com/

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            Truffle Dog RE: wnissen Sep 12, 2008 04:13 PM

            Restaurant James Randall serves lunch on Saturdays. It's no Manresa, but it's pretty good. Closed Sundays

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