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Umami Burger, 452 University Ave., Palo Alto.
650/321-8626. Specialty and classic burgers with
carefully crafted combinations of toppings. $$
Vault 164, 164 S. B St., San Mateo. 650/348-8164.
An eclectic selection of American-style cuisine, with
a wide variety of aged steaks, chicken, pasta, sustainable
seafood and organic produce. $–$$
Village California Bistro & Wine Bar, 378
Santana Row, Suite 1035, San Jose. 408/248-9091.
Casual but sophisticated eatery excels with a seasonal
menu and an impressive wine list. $$
Wählbürgers, 185 University Ave, Palo Alto.
650/382-1389. The family focused franchise from
Donnie and Mark Wahlberg features hamburgers
and a host of hearty and lighter offerings. $
Willard Hicks, 280 E Campbell Ave., Campbell.
408/374-5000. Steaks and other wood-fired entrees
plus beer and cocktails are served in this clubby,
masculine restaurant and lounge. $$$
The Wine Cellar, 50 University Ave., Los Gatos.
408/354-4808. Old Town’s only original tenant,
this charming, Old-World European restaurant has
been a Los Gatos tradition since 1966. $$
Yard House, 300 Santana Row, San Jose, 408/
241-9273. Featuring a full range of choice eats
from snacks to steaks, specialty cocktails and an
endless beer list. $$
Nasch Austrian Bistro, 217 A N. Santa Cruz
Ave., Los Gatos. 408/402-5092. Leaving hungry is
not an option at this tribute to Austrian favorites,
including Viennese sausage and pretzels. $$
Naschmarkt, 384 E. Campbell Ave., Campbell.
408/378-0335. This highly rated eatery delivers
with central European traditions along with lighter
California twists. $$$
Armadillo Willy’s, 1031 N. San Antonio Road,
Los Altos. 650/ 941-2922. Fun, casual family dining
offering prime Texas barbecue dishes. $
Dan Gordon’s, 640 Emerson St., Palo Alto.
650/324-1960. “Beer, BBQ, whiskey” is the tasty
trifecta that ensures Dan Gordon’s status as the ultimate
destination for comfort food fans. $$
Little Lou’s BBQ, 2455 S. Winchester Blvd.,
Campbell, 408/ 796-7852. Traditional barbecue
choices such as ribs, burgers, pulled pork and
combo dinners stand out. $
Sam’s Bar-B-Que, 1110 S. Bascom Ave., San
Jose, 408/297-9151. The famed signature barbecue
sauce perfectly complements the menu of mouthwatering
meats at this family-owned restaurant. $
Bistro Vida, 641 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park.
650/462-1686. Extensive bistro menu offers classics
such as steamed mussels, coq au vin and steak
frites, served in a warm, inviting setting. $$
The Bywater, 532 North Santa Cruz Ave., Los
Gatos. 408/560-9639. After 15 years at Michelin
three-starred Manresa, chef David Kinch opened this
Southern-style eatery with partner and wine director
Andrew Burnham as a salute to New Orleans, where
Kinch first learned to cook. Along with po’ boys,
fried green tomatoes, and “Oysters Rock-a-Fella,”
you’ll find a raw bar and a slew of Big Easy cocktails,
from juleps to Sazeracs. Dinner includes creative
Crescent City variations like snapper court-bouillon,
“rich man’s” red beans and rice, and all day on
Sundays crawfish boil by the pound. Snag a leather