754 The Alameda
San Jose, California.
two blocks from HP Pavilion and the Diridon train station.
There is a 2 hour lot behind the restaurant
as well as parking on side streets and main road.
Open for Lunch 11:30am-2:30pm Monday-Friday
Dinner: 5:00pm to 10:00pm, Monday-Saturday
Lounge: Monday 11:30am-10pm/Tuesday-Friday to Midnight
Saturday: 5:00pm to Midnight
The chef Curtis Ruiz grew up in Los Gatos, California and
before opening the restaurant with his brother did his apprenticeship at Roy's in Maui, Cafe Trio in Los Gatos,
AP Stumps in San Jose, Pascal's Aubergine in Newport Beach,
Russell Ruiz is his twin brother. They even have the same mutton chop side burns and are difficult to tell apart. He also worked at AP Stumps in San Jose, plus Roy's and the Lark Creek Inn in San Mateo.
Hugh Parker is the third and “he works the front of the house.”
You can read about all three on their web site. Their web site says this is a “hip site” and it certainly is with both great service, food, and atmosphere. We saw more groups together than “doubles” enjoying dinner. The fish was outstanding. The chef's background is reflected in both the decor and the menu. The kitchen is open and you can see the young people working very hard, but seeming to enjoy it. The servers are very attractive, helpful and attentive.
Not all the fine restaurants are listed here, but you will find many at: http://www.sanjose.com/dining/index.shtml