ISO: A Celebratory Lunch Spot in Downtown San Jose
I'm a bit of a foodie and well, I'm in a pickle. I need to host a celebratory lunch for 10 colleagues in a few weeks and well, I don't know San Jose restaurants. Ideally, I'd like a spot near 280 or in the general vicinity of downtown SJ. Anything near Hamilton Ave. or Meridian Ave. would be great! A non-chain restaurance with good fresh food, maybe even some tables outside is what I'm looking for!
Thanks in advance for any suggestions!
La Pastaia is a solid choice. If you're feeling spendy, you might want to check out Arcadia (at the Marriott's Hotel), it's a Michael Mina restaurant. These 2 are in downtown San Jose proper.
You mentioned Hamilton/Meridian exits, that's really Willow Glen and Campbell. I've been meaning to try out Naschmarkt Restaurant in Campbell. I heard it's a great modern Austrian, not something you see a lot around here.