San Jose >Food & Dining > Arcadia
301 S Market St, San Jose, CA | Directions 9511337.330313 -121.888370
Neighborhoods: Central, Central San Jose
One of My Favorites – I love Arcadia! Excellent food! Offerings include American classics with an upscale twist (i.e. Maine Lobster Pot Pie, Kobe beef "Chicken" Fried Steak). Everything was delicious.
The restaurant looks much better in the evenings than its pictures indicate. This restaurant has an intimate feel. For a romantic dinner, request a table by the back window.
Service was good, but a little rough around the edges. I'm sure it will improve with time.
Great grub in a hotel? – Well, I too was skeptical. But this is not just any hotel restaurant. Give it a try. You will not be disappointed. Try the Kobe beef in ANY form!
LET DOWN – I was so excited to go try Arcadia, we got seated w/out reservations on a Friday evening. Not even half the tables were occupied. I ordered the Arcadia salad, which was drowning in blue cheese, and the server came back 10 minutes later to ask if I wanted pepper. I then ordered the Chicken ravioli appetizer, the flavor was very over powering. My dinner date ordered the Meat and Potatoes, although the meat was excellent the potato trio was very small and the price Big!
I was really dissapointed and will probably not recommend or return
$19 lunch that let's you try a bunch – Downtown SJ was a trek, but I was curious about Michael Mina's new place. I wasn't disappointed and highly recommend Arcadia. The service was professional and quick. When I found a hair in my dessert, they comped the dessert.
Arcadia offers a $19 "express lunch"--a great value. The lunch consists of a salad you create yourself (choose up to 10 ingredients from a list of ~30), 2 small cups of soup (corn chowder and tomato in my case), and 4 small sandwiches ~2.5 times the size of a finger sandwich (roast beef w/foie gras, lobster salad, lox, BBQ chicken). I was worried that the lunch would be too small because everything was referred to as "bites", but there was plenty of food.
You can also get a dessert sampler for an additional $7. I was given smores, root beer float, 2 cookies, and peaches w/cream. Again, plenty to eat.
Trendy American in San Jose – Arcadia is a great addition to downtown San Jose. It is modern and hip with a good mix of people . A great place to just sit at the bar for cocktails and people watch or to have a nice dinner, alone at the counter, or at a table by the windows. The food is attractively presented. Truffle Popcorn could use less salt and more truffle oil. Try the Lobster hotdogs. Their broccoli soup was great and Chicken Fried Steak was delicious and modern.
Our server, David, is great.
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