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Alexander’s Steakhouse

Best Restaurant (Culinary Excellence)

Alexander’s Steakhouse  

Vallco Fashion Park, 10330 N. Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

The Table

1110 Willow St, San Jose

Nick’s Next Door

11 College Ave, Los Gatos

       

Best Chef

Jim Stump, The Table

1110 Willow St, San Jose

Nick Difu, Nick’s Next Door

11 College Ave, Los Gatos

Jeffrey Stout, Orchard City Kitchen

The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S. Bascom Ave #190, Campbell  


Best New Restaurant

Orchard City Kitchen

The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S. Bascom Ave #190, Campbell

Hult’s

65 Los Gatos-Saratoga Rd, Los Gatos,

Bourbon Steak and Pub

4900 Marie P DeBartolo Way, Santa Clara

Le Papillon

Best French Restaurant

Le Papillon   

410 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

Left Bank  

Santana Row, 377 Santana Row #1100, San Jose

La Foret

21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose

             

Best Small Restaurant

Henry’s Hi-Life   

301 W. St John St, San Jose

Poor House Bistro    

91 S. Autumn St, San Jose

Oak & Rye   

303 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Bill’s Cafe

Best Dining Value

Bill’s Cafe

1115 Willow St, San Jose

302 N. Bascom Ave, San Jose

2089 The Alameda, San Jose

5631 Cottle Rd, San Jose

1401 Kooser Rd, San Jose

Aqui    

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

201 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

10630 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino

5679 Snell Ave, San Jose

Opa!   

1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

276 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

325 Main St, Los Altos

27 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Los Gatos Cafe

Best Family Restaurant

Los Gatos Cafe  

340 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Buca di Beppo

The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S. Bascom Ave, Campbell    

Westfield Oakridge, 925 Blossom Hill Rd, #1529, San Jose

643 Emerson St, Palo Alto

(TIE) Aqui

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

201 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

10630 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino

5679 Snell Ave, San Jose

(TIE) Willow Street   

1072 Willow St, San Jose

1554 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

20 S. Santa Cruz Ave #218, Los Gatos

La Fondue

Romantic Restaurant

La Fondue

14550 Big Basin Way #3, Saratoga

La Foret  

21747 Bertram Rd, San Jose

Nick’s Next Door

11 College Ave, Los Gatos

Best Late-Night Eats

La Victoria  

140 E. San Carlos St., San Jose

131 W. Santa Clara St, San Jose

5015 Almaden Expy, San Jose

Original Joe’s  

301 S. First St, San Jose

A Slice of New York    

3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

       

Best Restaurant Patio

Aqui Willow Glen

1145 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Opa! Campbell

276 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell   

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Vallco Fashion Park, 10330 N. Wolfe Rd, Cupertino

       

Best Latin American Restaurant

Cascal   

400 Castro St, Mountain View

Mezcal

25 W San Fernando St, San Jose

Andale

6 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

21 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

       

Best Cuban/Caribbean Restaurant

Habana Cuba  

238 Race St, San Jose

Back a Yard Caribbean American Grill

80 N. Market St, San Jose

1189 Willow Rd, Menlo Park

Los Cubanos

22 N. Almaden Ave, San Jose

       

Best Cajun Restaurant

Poor House Bistro

91 S. Autumn St, San Jose

Lillie Mae’s House of Soul Food

1290 Coleman Ave, Santa Clara

Cajun Crawfish

1011 E. Capitol Expy, San Jose

       

Best Italian Fine Dining

A Bellagio

33 S. Central Ave, Campbell

Aldo’s    

14109 Winchester Blvd, Los Gatos

Paesano Ristorante

350 W. Julian St #1, San Jose

       

Best Moderately Priced Italian Food

Maggiano’s Little Italy

Santana Row, 3055 Olin Ave #1000, San Jose

Campo di Bocce  

565 University Ave, Los Gatos

Amici’s  

790 Castro St, Mountain View

10310 S. De Anza Blvd, Cupertino

880 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park

       

Best Mediterranean/Greek Restaurant

Agape Grill    

845 Stewart Dr, Suite A, Sunnyvale

Dio Deka   

Hotel Los Gatos, 210 E Main St, Los Gatos

Opa!  

1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

276 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

325 Main St, Los Altos

27 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

       

Best Middle Eastern Restaurant

Dishdash   

190 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

181 Ranch Dr, Milpitas

House of Kabobs   

161 S. Sunnyvale Ave, Sunnyvale

Arya Global Cuisine

19930 Stevens Creek Blvd, Cupertino

885 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City

       

Best Steakhouse

Alexander’s Steakhouse

Vallco Fashion Park, 10330 N. Wolfe Rd, Cupertino  

Forbes Mill Steakhouse  

206 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Henry’s Hi-Life   

301 W. St John St, San Jose

       

Best Barbecue

Smoking Pig

1144 N. Fourth St, San Jose

3340 Mowry Ave, Fremont

Andy’s BBQ  

2367 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

Henry’s Hi-Life

301 W. St John St, San Jose

Best Vegetarian Restaurant

Good Karma

37 S. First St San Jose

Chaat Paradise  

165 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View

Veggie Grill

Santana Row, 3055 Olin Ave, San Jose

565 San Antonio Rd, Mountain View

       

Best Hawaiian

Hukilau

230 Jackson St, San Jose

Banana Crepe   

248 Jackson St, San Jose

Da Kine Island Grill

23 N. Market St, San Jose

       

Best Asian Fusion

Banana Leaf  

McCarthy Ranch Marketplace, 182 Ranch Dr, Milpitas

Straits

Santana Row, 333 Santana Row, San Jose

Blowfish Sushi

Santana Row, 355 Santana Row #1010, San Jose

       

Best Ramen

Orenchi Ramen

Lawrence Station Shopping Center, 3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara

Hana – Sushitomi

4320 Moorpark Ave, San Jose

Kumako Ramen

211 Jackson St, San Jose

       

Best Dim Sum

99 Ranch Market  

Lawrence Station Shopping Center, 3540 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara

1688 Hostetter Rd, San Jose

Cupertino Village Shopping Center, 10983 North Wolfe Road, Cupertino

Dynasty Restaurant

1001 Story Rd #200, San Jose

Dim Sum King

824 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

       

Best Pho

House of Pho   

5353 Almaden Expy, San Jose

1066 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Beef Noodle #1

1611 E. Capitol Expy # 206, San Jose

Pho Wagon

1712 Meridian Ave, San Jose

1627 Hollenbeck Ave, Sunnyvale

       

Best Pearl Teas

Black Pearl Cafe  

1055 E. Brokaw Rd, San Jose

3245 Sierra Rd, San Jose

Tapioca Express

979 Story Rd #7045, San Jose

2285 McKee Rd, San Jose

Plant Shopping Center, 81 Curtner Ave #40, San Jose

Quickly Tea Cafe

Multiple locations

       

Best Vietnamese Restaurant

Khanh’s Restaurant   

335 S. Winchester Blvd, San Jose  

Anh Hong

1818 Tully Rd # 150, San Jose

Calaveras Plaza Shopping Center, 233 W. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

Vung Tau

535 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose

Best Korean Restaurant

Bamboo Korean BBQ House   

  Abel Square Shopping Center, 260 S. Abel St, Milpitas  

Burnt Rice

Plant Shopping Center, 121 Curtner Ave #20, San Jose

Korean Palace

2297 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

Best Thai Restaurant

KrungThai  

642 S Winchester Blvd, San Jose  

580 N. Winchester Blvd, San Jose

Blue Mango

San Jose Market Center, 635 Coleman Ave, San Jose

Amarin Thai Cuisine

174 Castro St, Mountain View

4300 Great America Pkwy #180, Santa Clara

Best Seafood Restaurant

Steamer’s Grillhouse

Old Town Los Gatos Shopping Center, 31 University Ave, Los Gatos

Fish Market Restaurant

3775 El Camino Real, Santa Clara

1007 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto

The Bay Fish and Chips

826 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale   

Yuki Sushi

Best Sushi

Yuki Sushi

1140 Lincoln Ave #8, San Jose

1827 Pruneridge Ave, Santa Clara

Ariake

Riverhill Shopping Center, 1008 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

Hacienda Shopping Center, 759 E. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Villa Shopping Center, 5190 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

Sushi Confidential

247 E. Campbell Ave, Campbell

       

Best Burger

Arcadia

San Jose Marriott, 100 W. San Carlos St, San Jose

St. John’s Bar & Grill

510 Lawrence Expy #110, Sunnyvale

The Counter  

3055 Olin Ave, Santana Row, San Jose

369 S. California Ave, Palo Alto

The Village at San Antonio Center, 2580 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View

              

Best Pizza (Independent)

212 Pizza  

19998 Homestead Rd #A, Cupertino

A Slice of New York  

3443 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

1253 W. El Camino Real, Suite D, Sunnyvale

Tony & Alba’s

Winchester Shopping Center, 3137 Stevens Creek Blvd, San Jose

Best Deli/Sandwich Shop

Antipastos  

3454 McKee Rd, San Jose  

La Villa  

1319 Lincoln Ave, San Jose

Ike’s

2235 The Alameda, Santa Clara

75 E. Santa Clara St, San Jose

21000 Stevens Creek Blvd, Suite 100, Cupertino

       

Best Microbrew Food

 

Rock Bottom

The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S. Bascom Ave #700, Campbell

Firehouse Grill

111 S. Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

Gordon Biersch

33 E San Fernando St, San Jose

640 Emerson St, Palo Alto

       

Best Desserts

Icing On the Cake  

50 W. Main St, Los Gatos

Nothing Bundt Cakes

1702 Meridian Ave, San Jose

2721 Aborn Rd #10, San Jose

939 W. El Camino Real, Sunnyvale

Alexander’s Patisserie

        209 Castro St, Mountain View

       

Best Donuts

Psycho Donuts

288 S. Second St, San Jose

2006 Winchester Blvd, Campbell   

Stan’s Donuts    

Mariposa Gardens Shopping Center, 2628 Homestead Rd, Santa Clara

Christy Donuts

Berryessa Corners Shopping Center, 1150 N. Capitol Ave, San Jose

1291 E. Calaveras Blvd, Milpitas

       

Best Ice Cream/Gelato

Dolce Spazio   

221 N Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

Palo Alto Creamery Fountain and Grill

566 Emerson St, Palo Alto

Crema Coffee Roasting

950 The Alameda, San Jose

       

Best Frozen Yogurt

Willow Glen Frozen Yogurt/Willow Glen Creamery    

1100 Lincoln Ave, San Jose     

Frozo’s Frozen Yogurt  

1000 Lafayette St, Santa Clara

Yumi Yogurt

3787 Stevens Creek Blvd #102, Santa Clara

Plaza de Los Gatos Shopping Center, 464 N. Santa Cruz Ave, Los Gatos

       

Best Food Truck

Baba Kabob

@thebktruck  

MoGo BBQ

@MoGoBBQ

Sam’s Chowdermobile

@chowdermobile

       

Best Caterer

A Catered Affair  

3255 Scott Blvd, Santa Clara   

        

Best Tea Room

Lisa’s Tea Treasures  

Santana Row, 1145 Olsen Dr, San Jose

The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S. Bascom Ave #165, Campbell  

Fairmont Lobby Lounge

170 S Market St, San Jose

Satori Tea Company

37 N. San Pedro St, San Jose

       

Best Ethnic Market

Santo Market     

245 E. Taylor St, San Jose

International Food Bazaar  

2052 Curtner Ave, San Jose

Mitsuwa Marketplace

675 Saratoga Ave, San Jose

       

Best Microbrewery

Rock Bottom

The Pruneyard Shopping Center, 1875 S Bascom Ave #700, Campbell

Firehouse Grill

111 S Murphy Ave, Sunnyvale

        (tie) Gordon Biersch

33 E. San Fernando St, San Jose

640 Emerson St, Palo Alto

(tie) BJs

San Jose Market Center, 511 Coleman Ave, San Jose

925 Blossom Hill Rd, San Jose

10690 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino

          

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