San Jose >Food & Dining > Fahrenheit Restaurant & Lounge
99 E San Fernando Street, San Jose, CA | Directions 9511337.335386 -121.887406
Lunch: Mon-Fri: 11:30am-2:30pm
Dinner: Mon-Sat: 5pm-11pm
Neighborhoods: Central, Paseo, Central San Jose
it was okay but it attracts the older crowd – I would have to say this place is very nice on the inside. Its a bit small but the lighting and atmosphere is good. Im not to thrilled about the music that they play there. I love motif better. This place attracts the older crowd. It was okay but it wouldnt be my first choice to go.
Overpriced and Overrated. – The bartenders at Fahrenheit are by far the WORST and SNOBBIEST in downtown San Jose.
My girlfriends and I were ready to spend a night out dining and drinking and dancing. Instead of visiting our usual favorite haunts, we thought we'd up the ante and check out Fahrenheit.
I'd listened to some mixed reviews from other people, but I thought I'd try it out for myself!!
Let me be the first to encourage anyone planning on going to Fahrenheit: SAVE YOUR MONEY and enjoy an evening out elsewhere!!
First of all, it took us 20 minutes in a ridiculously short line to get in. The hostess was incredibly rude and walked away from us to deal with something else TWICE! Once we were inside, we headed straight to the bar where we waited another 30 minutes to ORDER our drinks. The bartender was unfriendly [that should have been obvious when he walked by us a few times before even stopping to get our order] and looked at me like I was an absolute moron when I asked for a bottled water. I politely explained that I was the designated driver and he just rolled his eyes and walked away.
Forget trying to find somewhere to sit. And dancing? Forget about it.....there's not enough room to do either. The only redeeming quality is that it's close enough to other, more respectable establishments that are actually fun and happy to have your business.
For a fairly new lounge, the employees seem to be under the impression that they're established enough to snub people at their own discretion.
If I never return to Fahrenheit again, it will still be too soon.
Friday nights are great! – Had a blast here this past Friday night. Came with a birthday group for some appetizers and drinks. Average price and the food was much better than what I would have expected. Had the tuna tartare and mandalay wraps. Both pretty delicious. They had 3 DJ's that night a dinner guy who spun some lounge music and then as it got later the other 2 played more of the typical dance tunes. Great variety of music and I enjoyed the remixes. Really good looking diverse crowd. 5 star experience for me and my friends and we will definitely be back.
Pale in comparison – ? pale when compared to other downtown restaurants.
? 1. Completely lifeless waitress: no smile; no eye contact
? 2. Out of stock on beer: We had to take third choice. Bar manager WUWT?
? 3. Food took 37 min to reach table.
? 4. Pan seared scallops were small and mushy. What a rip.
? 5. Asparagus steak rolls were over-cooked and too salty for all four of us.
? 6. ?garlic mashed potatoes? were nothing but mounds of flavorless starch.
Obviously, management and staff don't really care.
Editorial Review – Intimate restaurant and lounge draws a crowd with an eclectic music mix and a full menu of Asian-fused cuisine.
San Jose's finest nightlife venue! – Now I've been to all of these other "Ultra Lounges" downtown, but this is the only one thats an actual ULTRA LOUNGE. Now I understand why they have won so many accolades. I went here a couple weeks ago, probably been here a dozen times now. Great door staff, very friendly (I recommend getting on the guestlist, no cover until 11). The vibe inside cant be compared to any other nightlife venue in San Jose, except maybe Koji, yet theres hardly enough people there for that to count. Great looking people, safe and comforting enviroment. You can actually lounge here or go mix it up near the bar or shake it on the dance floor. The bar staff is pretty amazing, they have a few bartenders who do flair, its a pretty awesome show to watch. Never been let down with the music either. Yet to try the food, but maybe I will one of these evenings. Nothing bad to say from my experiences.
not so much – This place is filled with douche-bags and wanna-bes. If you want to hang out with ugly people who think they're the finest, and who think this place is cool, then go there. Obviously they've never been any place better and are highly mistaken! They have extremely lame parties which they try to hype up, everybody that works there is a dork and basically...yeah. Not so much if you've drank wine in south of France.
Great Dining Experience, Sleek Ambiance, Attentive Service, Best Nightlife in Town! – I made dinner reservations there with a group of friends. We were greeted politely upon our arrival and brought to our table which was all ready for us. I was really impressed with the wide array of items on the menu. We started with a few appetizers. The fried calamari still stands out in my mind, it was very tasty and the textures were wonderful. The ahi tuna appetizer was even better! It was probably the best I have ever had. As far as entrees were concerned, everything we ordered was excellent. The garlic noodles are a must! The dishes all came out in a timely manner (I?m the type of person who doesn?t like to feel rushed when eating, nor do I like to wait to too long for my food, so I was very happy with the pace). The prices were more than reasonable, the service was great and the food was delicious.
After dinner, we stayed for a few drinks at the bar. The bartenders were great! All very friendly! We were having such a great time, we decided to stay and get a table. Luckily, they had one available. The table was in the upper lounge area which was great. It gave you the feeling that you were still apart of everything that was going on, but still felt a sense of privacy. The waitress was very polite and courteous. She really treated us like VIP?s. She was accessible, which was a miracle given how busy it was. She even found time to make our drinks for us. I?ve been to many clubs and lounges in San Jose, I must say that this was one of the best crowds I have ever seen. Everyone was having a great time. I would highly recommend Fahrenheit to anyone looking for a great place to eat or looking for a trendy place for a drink.
Great Happy Hour Enviroment & Dining! – Some of my co-workers and I wanted to try something new so we headed over to Fahrenheit after seeing an ad in the Metro. I was quite surprised at the appearance inside, how modern the design was and the ambiance was terrific. We were greeted politely at the door, but rather than sit at a table we opted for the bar. Happy Hour prices were great with $3 specials on all beers, and they had a decent sized selection. The bartender was very courtesy and personable chatting off and on with us and other customers, seemed to be a lot of regulars. After glancing over a menu and being quiet impressed we decided to dine as well. While waiting for our food I glanced around, noticing a very mixed crowd, consisting mainly of young professionals like ourself.
I received my thai chicken breast and again was impressed. One of my co-workers got the garlic noodles w. chicken and enjoyed it also. They definetly take time in preparing their food.
Now I only give an 8, because I cannot comment on the nightlife, though if it is anything like what I experienced during happy hour, I will definetly try coming out sometime.
Terrible Customer Service at such a fancy place. – I'd like to start off by saying that this place is pretty nice and fancy, but thats as good as its gonna get! The employees that work there are pretty rude, yes, the customer service is ridiculous! I really do no have time to write reviews but I made it a point to write about this place. You are expected to order an alocoholic beverage at the bar! If you want to hydrate yourself with water, after all those other drinks you purchased, the bartenders pay NO attention to you.........not even a soda! Its obvious that the bartenders are not there to serve their customers but to keep feeding their pockets. On one occasion, the bartender started to yell at my friend, I think this bartender must have been going through some sort of withdrawal or something. The other bartender noticed that this guy was completely irrate so started helping us and told the other bartender to "be cool" and that guy still kept yelling. Its clear to me that the employees AND the manager there know that there are some customer service issues, Sad to say but I will not visit this place again. I dont understand how this place is considered upscale when the drunkest of the drunk act better than some of the employees that work there.
I am one of the owners of Fahrenheit. Being in business for close to two years, it is quite upsetting to be reading a review such as yours. An incident like this should NEVER happen at Fahrenheit. We pride ourselves as being one of the true upscale venues in the South Bay. Actions that you describe should NOT be happening within our venue. The bartenders are there to help ensure that you have a wonderful time at our venue, not just to make money. I would like to discuss your occurrence with you if you have some available time. Just email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org I would like to clear this up as soon as possible, and to take necessary actions so that occurrences like this do NOT happen again. I hope that you do not carry a negative feeling towards Fahrenheit based on this one instance. Thank you for your time in assisting us to better our business.
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