Corporate dining in San Jose that's not on Santana Row?
I live and work in SF but need to arrange a work lunch for 20-25 near downtown San Jose....but I don't know the area at all. Can you help me find a restaurant? The event is a kind of "team reward" lunch so it should feel like a big deal, not a delicious hole-in-the-wall. I haven't met most of the people, so it just needs to be generally appealing. I'll pick something on Santana Row otherwise, as that's the only San Ho place I know...
Your grateful friend,
355 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128
E&O Trading Co is out of business
Original Joe's - not special enough
McCormick & Schmick's is a good suggestion as is La Pastaia
The Grill on the Alley at the Fairmont is very good.
My vote would be for Arcadia at the San Jose Marriot next to the Convention Center - it's a Michael Mina restaurant and the food & service is excellent.
233 West Santa Clara St., San Jose, CA 95113
Original Joe's Restaurant
301 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113