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The Best Restaurants
in San Jose

Michael Mina's gourmet cuisine makes Arcadia one of GAYOT's Top 10 American Restaurants in San Jose


Need help planning your next night out? GAYOT has rounded up the best restaurants in San Jose for your eating pleasure. Enjoy gourmet American cuisine or find a dining destination with a romantic setting.

TOP 10 SAN JOSE RESTAURANT LISTS

Browse these top 10 lists of the best restaurants in San Jose for a variety of cuisines and dining categories (top rated, romantic, etc.).

American

Romantic

Thanksgiving NEW!

Top Rated



BEST SAN JOSE RESTAURANTS
BY CATEGORY

Manresa, one of GAYOT's Best Romantic Restaurants in the San Jose area

With so many great restaurants in San Jose, it can be difficult to narrow a list down to just 10 restaurants to be featured in a particular culinary category. These lists below offer suggestions for the best brunch, steakhouses and more.

Brunch

Barbecue

Heart-Healthy

Outdoor Dining


Romantic

Steakhouses

Value Restaurants

BEST SAN JOSE HOLIDAY RESTAURANTS

GAYOT has you covered for the holidays with ideas on where to dine out for New Year's Eve in San Jose. Find out where to take that special someone for a romantic meal on Valentine's Day. There are also round-ups of the best restaurants for brunch on Easter and Mother’s Day.

Easter Brunch

Mother's Day

New Year's Eve

Thanksgiving

Valentine's Day

AMERICA'S TOP RESTAURANTS

Discover the best female chefs, top pizzerias and stellar seafood restaurants with GAYOT's Top 10 lists of the best restaurants in America.