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Best San Jose Outdoor Dining

Enjoy dining al fresco?  Let yourself be romanced by the sidewalk sounds of a big city or pampered by the peacefulness of a patio garden. Flock to the terrace, deck or boulevard table and share a bite, under the sun, an oversized patio umbrella or the stars. Be it a brunch in the breeze, sunset supper or long lunch, all of it tastes best outside. Visit a few of these top airy hot spots for the best outdoor dining in San Jose.


The Basin Mediterranean
14572 Big Basin Way
Saratoga, CA 95070
Innovative cuisine, regional and international wines, plus specialty cocktails in a charming setting. More...

Campo di Bocce Italian
565 University Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95032
Patrons can eat, enjoy the sunny outdoor seating and play bocce ball. More...

Chez TJ French
No Rating
938 Villa St.
Mountain View, CA 94041
Housed in an 1894 Victorian, Chez TJ offers multi-course menus of French-California cuisine. More...

Forbes Mill Steakhouse Steakhouse
206 N. Santa Cruz Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030
Juicy steaks and a buzzing after-work singles scene make Forbes Mill a Los Gatos dining destinations. More...

Gordon Biersch Brewery Restaurant Brewpub
33 E. San Fernando St.
San Jose, CA 95113
Singles scene with hearty, spicy pub fare and lagers. More...

Left Bank French
Dining Room at Left Bank, San Jose, CA Santana Row
377 Santana Row, Ste. 1100
San Jose, CA 95128
Renowned chef Roland Passot's lively brasserie is ideal for traditional country French cuisine with a modern, creative twist. More...

Nick's American
Dining Room at Nick 11 College Ave.
Los Gatos, CA 95030

A locals’ hangout that’s worth the trip for out-of-towners. More...

Paolo's Italian
Dining Room at Paolo 333 W. San Carlos St.
San Jose, CA 95110
Italian cuisine in downtown San Jose. More...

Parcel 104 Contemporary
Dining Room at Parcel 104, Santa Clara, CA Santa Clara Marriott
2700 Mission College Blvd.
Santa Clara, CA 95054
Parcel 104 offers seafood dishes and juicy steaks, complemented by a notable wine list. More...

Park Place American
Cypress Hotel
10030 S. De Anza Blvd.
Cupertino, CA 95014
A casual bistro with a lively bar scene. More...

Sino Restaurant & Lounge Chinese
Dining Room at Sino Restaurant & Lounge, San Jose, CA Santana Row
377 Santana Row, Ste. 1000
San Jose, CA 95128
Chef Chris Yeo, the man behind Straits, scores another winner with this upscale Chinese restaurant. More...

Straits Singaporean
Dining Room at Straits, San Jose, CA Santana Row
333 Santana Row
San Jose, CA 95128
An artful blend of Thai, Indian, Chinese and Vietnamese cuisines and one of the best mojitos in the South Bay. More...

Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza Pizza
Quick Bite
1072 Willow St.
San Jose, CA 95125
A Silicon Valley favorite serving wood-fired pizzas, fresh salads, and a variety of fish, meat and poultry from the grill. More...

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