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May 6, 2013 08:40 AM

dinner before concert near HP Pavilion [San Jose]

Looking for a good place to grab a meal before a concert at the HP Pavilion. We'd like to walk from the restaurant to the concert. We eat any type of food but would also prefer a place you can get a good glass of wine or a cocktail. Any recommendations would be greatly appreciated.
Thank you!

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  1. San Pedro Square Market - a mini version of SF Ferry Bldg. The pizza is good at Pizza Bocca Lupo & there's cheaper parking across the street in the garage compared to HP Pavilion.

    Amici's in nearby too.

    More options here:

    1. San Pedro Square Bistro & Wine Bar has a good happy hour (4:30-6:30, except for Sharks games) that is not overly fraught with fried food. We enjoy the scampi and the skirt steak crostinis. Also, they have a delicious honey cornish game hen with garlic rice.

      The wine selection is good but a bit limited in terms of wine by the glass. Still a good option.

      I still think that the best restaurant downtown is The Grill on the Alley attached to the Fairmont Hotel. Hand stirred martinis and a great mac and cheese, steaks. Could never go wrong there.

      Good luck!