Trying to find a great place to eat in an area you don’t know can be overwhelming, especially in Silicon Valley, which is made up of 13 different cities, each with their own delicious restaurants. We have done the hard work for you and narrowed down hundreds of restaurants to just 10 that you MUST try while visiting Silicon Valley.
- Bill’s Café – San Jose, Palo Alto, and Pleasanton
-American café serving breakfast, lunch, and cocktails-
Start your day with Bill’s Famous Bloody Mary or Mimosa alongside a stack of decadent pancakes or a spicy specialty breakfast. Or stop by at lunchtime for a classic sandwich or juicy burger and a signature cocktail or a simple soft drink. Every palate and personality will have something to enjoy off of this packed menu!
- Dishdash – Sunnyvale and Milpitas
-Middle Eastern cuisine serving lunch and dinner, along with catering-
For a contemporary twist on traditional Middle Eastern food, you must try Dishdash! They only use the freshest ingredients, many of which are locally grown, along with merely the best meat to create extraordinary dishes. The upscale atmosphere sprinkled with interesting décor completes the whole experience.
- Evvia Estiatorio – Palo Alto
-Greek restaurant serving lunch and dinner-
The unique dining room, featuring handmade pottery, a rustic fireplace, and an overall charming ambiance will transport you straight to Greece. They source their ingredients locally to create simple, yet flavorful dishes reflecting traditional Grecian dishes, some with a little Californian interpretation. This is an experience you don’t want to miss.
- Los Altos Grill – Los Altos
-American fare serving dinner-
Enjoy classic, American dishes in a cozy restaurant decorated with stunning woodwork and beautiful artwork on the walls. Signature cocktails and dishes, such as the jalapeno iron skillet cornbread and roasted chicken will keep you wanting more. Sundays feature live music for additional ambiance and entertainment.
- Maurizio’s Authentic Italian Cuisine – Morgan Hill
-Italian cuisine serving lunch and dinner-
With a focus on fresh ingredients and customer satisfaction, you will enjoy the full experience at Maurizio’s. Enjoy original Italian dishes, which are constantly changing and improving as Maurizio puts his personal touch on each one. If you are in the downtown Morgan Hill area, stop by and see what the buzz is about!
- Nick’s Next Door – Los Gatos
-American restaurant serving lunch and dinner-
The cozy, yet contemporary style of Nick’s Next Door is more than welcoming. The impressive menu offers multiple delicious dishes and signature cocktails that will satisfy any pallet. Make reservations ahead of time, as this is a popular spot!
- Orchard City Kitchen – Campbell
-American cuisine serving brunch, lunch, and dinner-
Orchard City Kitchen is a clean-cut, comfortable restaurant perfect for enjoying happy hour with friends or brunch on the weekend with the family. Indulge in a variety of dishes, from seafood and a variety of meats to unique veggie dishes, sweet desserts, and fun cocktails. This restaurant has it all!
- Sen Dai Sushi – Milpitas
-Japanese and sushi restaurant serving lunch and dinner-
The best sushi around! This simple, no-frills Japanese restaurant aims to serve guests nothing but delicious food and quick service. They use only the finest ingredients to ensure flavorful dishes for every customer.
- The Basin – Saratoga
-American gastronomy serving dinner-
Spice up your night with a visit to The Basin, an American restaurant with Spanish and Italian influences. They use the freshest ingredients and focus on organic foods, which reflect on their incredible, flavorful dishes. Complement your dish with a glass of wine from their extensive list or a variety of cocktails from the full bar. You will surely be impressed when you visit The Basin.
- Vaso Azzurro – Mountain View
-Northern Italian restaurant serving lunch and dinner-
Enjoy your meal on the patio or indoors where Mediterranean décor creates an upscale environment. They use the finest ingredients and prepare everything daily to fully satisfy every customer. Be sure to top off your meal with one of their signature desserts that will keep you going back for more.
This list of restaurants only scratches the surface of the many delicious restaurants worth trying in Silicon Valley. Hopefully this list will help you break away from the fast food chains and standard restaurants. Experience Silicon Valley through incredible restaurants and delicious meals!
Keep in mind that many of these restaurants do not serve food every single day of the week, so double check times and days before working up your appetite.1