We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Emile's Restaurant - CLOSED

545 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112-5708
+1 408-289-1960
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good25%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible8%
23 Jul 2012
“Old standby”
2 Jan 2012
“European elegance hidden South of downtown San Jose”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Italian, French, International
545 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112-5708
All Details
Reviews (12)
Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year

1 - 10 of 12 reviews

Reviewed 23 July 2012

Emile's is a long standing go-to place to eat. I don't like driving to downtown San Jose that much, so don't visit the place very often. But, that being said, if I have a reason to go downtown, that's where I like to eat.

Thank ODonal
Reviewed 2 January 2012

Emile's is an old, old standby for us. It provides an elegant European atmosphere with excellent food. Meals are not rushed and the place encourages leisurely dining. It's also proved an excellent venue for large business dinners with a private dining room available for booking

1  Thank Steven L
Reviewed 28 July 2009

My husband and I and another couple went there before attending the Opera. Our server Carlos was very professional and was able to reccomend an excellent bottle of wine for our dinner. My friend and I had the Duck and out husbands had the Filet...More

Thank LadyIgraine
Reviewed 5 March 2009

This used to be spectacular and a completely wonderful experience...10 years ago...The chef visitied the dining room and the owner always had a nice bottle of wine to suggest. In the last 1-8 years we have wasted way too much money on a dying mess....More

Thank LynCrock
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 4 May 2008

roughly $75 per plate, but the everything about the service and food was exquisite!!

1  Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 27 February 2008

The main dishes were quite good (one filet of trout, one vegetarian), and I enjoyed the excellent beet/gorgonzola salad. The restaurant does not offer a simple salad of fresh greens and refused to make one(this would never happen in Paris!). Nor do they have reasonably...More

Thank Henri_Quart
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
San Jose, California
Reviewed 4 January 2008

Great food, atmosphere seems dodgy to me for the prices.

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 7 November 2007

Good food, though I think it may have been better under the original owner. Was nearly empty last time I ate there. Too bad as it is still worth visiting.

Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
Reviewed 23 March 2007

Emile's offers a cosy French ambiance, which feels and tastes like true French cuisine. It is intimate, and until May 15th, they have this exhibit of a French artist called "3 days in Paris". Stunning photographs to match great food. A must see.

1  Thank Frenchy_Frog
Reviewed 15 February 2007

I'd like to be able to say how good the food was, or how attentive the service was, but the unfortunate fact is that we didn't even make it inside. I had made a reservation for Valentine's Day more than 2 weeks in advance -...More

2  Thank ronca
Nearby Restaurants
Caffe Frascati
80 reviews
.44 km away
Pho 69
49 reviews
.44 km away
Cafe Stritch
54 reviews
.34 km away
Orchestria Palm Court Restaurant
25 reviews
.12 km away
Nearby Attractions
The Tech Museum of Innovation
803 reviews
.68 km away
San Jose McEnry Convention Center
79 reviews
.53 km away
California Theatre
77 reviews
.42 km away
Plaza de Cesar Chavez Park
67 reviews
.68 km away
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$41 - US$80
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings
Open Hours
22:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 17:30
22:00 - 17:30
23:00 - 17:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 545 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112-5708
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-289-1960
Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?
Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. Claim Your Listing