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Siena Bistro

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1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023 (Minnesota Ave)
408-271-0837
Monday
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Hours:
Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations

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  • 3
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Dinner surprise

Booked for 5:30 early pre play meal. First time dining here but had heard great comments from others. Seated on time, knowledgable waitress with great service. Four of us for dinner and we ordered three of the fish offering with raves from all of us. Fourth diner had the Angry Pasta, he loved... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 2, 2015
Sharon H
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San Jose
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Santa Cruz, California
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 26, 2015

The chicken marsala lunch was underseasoned except for the marsala. It was obvious the chicken breast portions had been sliced lengthwise more than once resulting in 3 bites. The chicken was boiled, no light saute. The potatoes and zucchini were ok, but the lunch portions could have been served on a tiny dessert plate. The mimosas should have been served... More 

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San Jose
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2015

Booked for 5:30 early pre play meal. First time dining here but had heard great comments from others. Seated on time, knowledgable waitress with great service. Four of us for dinner and we ordered three of the fish offering with raves from all of us. Fourth diner had the Angry Pasta, he loved the spicey sauce definitely would order it... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

A small group of friends went for dinner to celebrate a birthday. The service was good, food was amazing, wine list was so-so. They only serve wine and beer, which was a big disappointment for one of our group. We all enjoyed our dinners. It's a bit pricey for such a casual atmosphere and you sit quite close to other... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

We love going to Siena Bistro. The service is great and Chef David comes to your table to see how you are enjoying your food and service. The sole almondine is wonderful. It's now our "comfort food." We have brought most of our friends here and they love it,too

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San Jose, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Went for lunch and was delighted by the patio dining. It was the perfect beautiful day to enjoy the outdoors. One of us had the beet and goat cheese salad which was delicious, another the salmon, and I, the sole almondine which had too much butter on for my taste. All in all, it was a great lunch, but be... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

It has been while since we went to Sienna. But the food is still great and the servers are the same ones since it opened. Good food and atmosphere. We recommend you stop by

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Silicon Valley
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 18, 2014

We were excited to be back after a long absence to this cozy and busy -- even on a Tuesday night -- Willow Glen neighborhood bistro. Service and food were good to very good. Nothing extraordinary about either, but better than average. Prices are a bit high, though I am sure rents are steep in this upscale San Jose neighborhood.... More 

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San Jose, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

Excellent dinner all around. The food was terrific (duck and mushroom pasta dish, especially). The staff were a lot of fun and the whole atmosphere was spot on. I recommend Siena Bistro for a nice night out, good food but not too stuffy a restaurant.

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 18, 2014

Usually able to get a seat at last minute we find this place very cozy and with very good service. We like the variation they offer but seem to stick with our usual dishes. We start with their very garlicy Bruschetta $8 - yum, then I get the Seared Scallop salad in parmesan crust $18 (they cut back on how... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014 via mobile

We waited forever for our food. We were told because they had a party of 14. How about an appetizer or a free drink for waiting? We sat outside and food was great

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Additional Information about Siena Bistro

Address: 1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023
Phone Number: 408-271-0837
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
Open Hours:
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: French

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023
    (Minnesota Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: 408-271-0837

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Price Range: $ $ $
  • Cuisine: French

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?