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Cafe Stritch

) #62 of 1,896 Restaurants in San Jose €€ - €€€ American, , Cafe
374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2803
+1 408-280-6161
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good41%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“jambalaya” (3 reviews)
“burger” (7 reviews)
“french dip” (2 reviews)
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American, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary
€€ - €€€
374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2803
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1 - 10 of 52 reviews

Reviewed 3 days ago

Amazing tomato soup, great beers, great music, great crowd. French fries are not the best in the planet but other than that, this place rocks!

Thank Alicia A
Reviewed 1 May 2017

We picked this place from the Marriot's list of local less expensive places to eat around. We walked over, and found it busy (it WAS Friday night) and loud, tables not cleaned, not able to easily figure out what we needed to do. But nearly...More

Thank Deborah P
Reviewed 16 April 2017

In more ways than one, this is a great "taste" of San Jose. The atmosphere, the food, and the staff all give the classic neighborhood vibe. Every night is a different style of local live entertainment. Tasty hand-crafted burgers and friendly bar staff made this...More

Thank Tom M
Reviewed 15 March 2017

Cafe Stritch has been attracting better and better music bands/artists over the years. They have even added to their menu. This place has great ambience with its exposed brick wall and first-come-first served seating. What I love: excellent music many days of the weeks, adequate...More

Thank InformedDecision
Reviewed 13 March 2017

great place for a drink and some jazz, the food is okay, orders need to be made at the bar, which was not really clear for me. many local regulars. although they are called a cafe, they don't serve coffee

Thank LqF00
Reviewed 10 March 2017 via mobile

I'm on my fourth movie today at Cinequest Film Festival. The Cuban Cafe across the street wouldn't give me a glass of water with my meal saying the water was't good! Good Grief...give an excuse but don't say your water is bad. So I headed...More

Thank Marsha S
Reviewed 15 February 2017

San Jose - so close to the Silicon Valley yet so far away. And San Jose has come a long way from the ghetto area to the what's happening part of town. I've been searching for a place to enjoy live jazz in SJ for...More

1  Thank Anais A
Reviewed 14 February 2017

Went on a Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed the jazz quartet. Great atmosphere, fun drink options (loved the spiked horchata). The food looked good but we only tried the fries. Out door seating has heaters for cool evenings. Go early, stay late, sit back and...More

Thank Emley
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Came in with my sisters to grab a bite before a show down the street. Dim lighting but very nice feel to this spot. They had a live jazz band playing and their burgers were pretty damn gooooood! Not a big fan of their coleslaw,...More

Thank ianeta_soloi
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Yes, I went for the jazz and was very pleased to find a superb venue also serving excellent food and drinks at very reasonable prices. The musicians (Lenore Raphael Quartet) were great.

Thank CliveNoble
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$5 - US$20
American, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-280-6161
Casual dining. full bar, and world-class jazz club.
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