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a modern French twist on American steakhouse
cuisine. Save room for luscious pastry desserts. $$$
Manresa, 320 Village Lane, Los Gatos. 408/354-
4330. Chef David Kinch amazes diners with his
creative, award-winning cuisine. $$$
Mosaic Restaurant and Lounge
(Four Points Hotel), 211 S. First
St., San Jose. 408/282-8888.
This stylish bar and restaurant
offers an American/
Asian twist on Continental
Viognier, 222 E. 4th Avenue,
San Mateo. 650/ 685-3727.
This Cal-French restaurant
blends California’s bounty of
fresh food with Southern sensibilities.
Features a world-class wine selection
and seasonal dishes. $$$
Zeni Ethiopian, 1320 Saratoga Ave., San Jose.
408/615-8282. Inviting spot serves up a tantalizing
variety of flavorful dishes, many vegetarian,
with your choice of spice level. $
Baumé, 201 S. California Ave., Palo Alto. 650/328-
8899. New venture from the Michelin-starred chef
Bruno Chemel. $$$
Black Sheep Brasserie, 1202 Lincoln Ave., San
Jose. 408/816-7251. Stylish Willow Glen Parisianstyle
brasserie melds contemporary and classic
French and Californian tastes. Full bar offers creative
craft beers and a changing wine selection. $$–$$$
Chez TJ, 938 Villa Street, Mountain View.
650/964-7466. This Michelin-starred restaurant is
known for its high-end, contemporary French
cuisine and use of fresh ingredients. $$$
La Mère Michelle, 14467 Big
Basin Way, Saratoga. 408/867-
5272. Elegance and fine traditional
French cuisine combined with
family pride provide a memorable
dining experience. $$–$$$
Le Papillon, 410 Saratoga
Ave., San Jose. 408/296-3730.
Acclaimed for its award-winning
French cuisine, this Bay Area institution
blends fresh ingredients with impeccable
Left Bank, Menlo Park. 650/473-6543; San Jose.
408/984-3500. Popular eatery features contemporary
French cuisine and a variety of seafood prepared
with fresh, seasonal ingredients. $$$
Melting Pot, 1 Transit Center Way, San Mateo.
650/342-6358. Fondue spot features four flavorful
cooking styles and a variety of entrees with dipping
sauces. Be sure to save space for the chocolate
Navio (Ritz-Carlton Hotel), 1 Miramontes Point
Road, Half Moon Bay. 650/712-7000. This luxurious
seaside restaurant overlooks the panoramic golf
The Plumed Horse, 14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga.
408/867-4711. This 2011 Michelin-starred
restaurant delivers contemporary, seasonal California
cuisine based on solid French techniques. $$$
White Shallot, 3143 Stevens Creek Blvd., San
Jose. 408/246-5251. Serving traditional French
and Vietnamese menu items including ratatouille
and lemongrass tofu. $$
Zola, 565 Bryant St., Palo Alto. 650/521-0651.
Seasonal French cuisine features regionally sourced
meats and produce, complemented by a wide selection
of French and California wines. $$–$$$
Ludwig’s German Table, 261 N. Second St.,
San Jose. 408/771-9871. This spirited German
establishment serves grub and brews in a contemporary
interior and outdoor beer garden. $$
Teske’s Germania, 255 N. First St., San Jose.
408/292-0291. Starting with appetizers like potato
pancakes and jalapeno cheese–stuffed pretzels,
Teske’s serves tasty German comfort food. $$
Wursthall, 310 Baldwin Ave., San Mateo.
650/931-4282. Led by James Beard Award-winning
Chef Kenji López-Alt, this gourmet bierhaus
serves handcrafted pretzels, schnitzel, sauerkraut
and other German delicacies. $$
Dio Deka (Hotel Los Gatos), 210 E. Main St.,
Los Gatos. 408/354-7700. This innovative, yet
Old World establishment emphasizes Hellenic cuisine—
a melding of Greek and Mediterranean influ-
FLIGHTS is the hottest addition to the Bay Area dining scene.
Serving comfort food tapas style. All food, beer, wine, and
cocktails are served as a flight of three dierent unique flavors.
Shared plates are the perfect way to eat out on a date night,
girls’ night out, family outing, or business meeting.
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