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Emile's Restaurant

545 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112-5708
408-289-1960
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Ranked #759 of 1,922 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: $41 - $80
Hours:
Mon - Wed 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thu 11:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Cuisines: French, Italian, Continental
Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
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Good for: Romance, Large groups, Doing business
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English first
San Jose, California, United States
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 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.

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San Jose, California
Top Contributor
142 reviews 142 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 2, 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

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Los Gatos
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 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 Trio. The mests were prepared perfectly and the sauces were to die for. The vegetanles... More 

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San Jose
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 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. The service was cozy and yet refined with key personell that seemed to have known... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2008

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

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Paris
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12 reviews 12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 27, 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 priced French or Italian wines by the glass. They had to open a St. Emilion,... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2008

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

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 7, 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.

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Fremont, CA
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 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.

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Boulder Creek, California
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28 reviews 28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
68 helpful votes 68 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 15, 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 - but it looks like Emile's doesn't deal well with 'popularity'... We arrived just before 8PM... More 

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Additional Information about Emile's Restaurant

Address: 545 S 2nd St, San Jose, CA 95112-5708
Phone Number: 408-289-1960
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Monday 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Tuesday 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Wednesday 10:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 pm - 5:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 41 - 80
Cuisine: French, Italian, Continental

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