Beware of the Sharks!

silicon valley traffic signAs one of the country’s top NHL hockey teams has brought attention to this beautiful landscape, San Jose shares a rich history filled with Internet booms, entertainment, and diverse foods. The heart of the Silicon Valley can’t be stopped as some of the most successful companies have made their home in the breathtaking surroundings of San Jose.

But there is so much more to this unique town than just technology. One of the biggest surprises to many visitors find is that the cuisine of San Jose is amazing!

Listing Some San Jose Restaurants

For foodies new to the Bay Area, Id like to help break the hegemony of San Francisco’s lure and offer a tantalizing selection of the very best San Jose restaurants. Any one of these fine establishments can give San Fran favorites a run for their money, and in my opinion, outshine them in all aspects. From the romantic to the family friendly, there is something for everyone in San Jose. My culinary list is a downtown favorite,

Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana.

Nestled in the historic Sainte Claire Hotel, Il Fornaio offers some of the finest Florentine dishes outside of Italy. They only use the freshest local meats and produce, which means their dishes are not to be believed.

My personal favorite: the Calamaretti Fritti. Unbelievable. Moving on.

The Grill on the Alley has been serving American standards to locals and tourists alike for years. This retro grill is a great foray into iconic dining. Conjure imagines of the Rat Pack hanging out, having a laugh and great steak, and youll understand the appeal of the Grill.

My favorite: the double-cut Colorado lamb chops with fresh mint sauce. Mind blowing.

Should a taste of the Mediterranean be more to your liking, then Arya Global Cuisine is sure to delight. Nestled in Apples backyard, Cupertino, Arya blends Italian and Persian cuisine to produce a delectable culinary fusion. From chicken soltani to baked manicotti, you will be enticed to book a flight to Rome or Tehran after you sample their dishes.

Last, but not least is a Californian staple for Bay Area locals. The Los Gatos Brewing Company has earned its reputation for being the standard-bearer for Californian cuisine. Flecked with Asian and Italian influences, the Brewing Company is the perfect place to catch a casual lunch or late dinner. My favorite: anything on the menu and any of the house-crafted beers.

Downtown San Jose

More Information: If you would like to patronize some of the best San Jose restaurants, head downtown and enjoy.

So whether you are just traveling through for some business, here to catch a Sharks game, or you have decided to call San Jose, CA your new home, get out and enjoy some night life and grab a good meal while your at it.