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Siena Bistro

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1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023 (Minnesota Ave)
408-271-0837
Today
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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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

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  • 14
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 2
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
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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
Great Place for Celebrations

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Connie F
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San Jose, California
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San Jose, California
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15 reviews 15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015 NEW

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
Top Contributor
134 reviews 134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
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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84 reviews 84 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
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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233 reviews 233 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
138 helpful votes 138 helpful votes
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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31 reviews 31 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
30 helpful votes 30 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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redondo beach
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137 reviews 137 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
64 helpful votes 64 helpful votes
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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44 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

Went for the first time with our "dinner group". The arrangement was made by a Willow Glenite (if there is such a thing) who had been there many times. My first reaction when I saw the menu and prices was that it seemed costly for pasta. I chose the cheesy bread (appetizer) and prawn appetizer. The prawns (5 "medium" size)... More 

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Lahaina, Hawaii
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2014

Went with friends who always wanted to take us there. Nice little place in Willow Glen area. Didn't disappoint. Mediterranean based menu. Started with the cheesy garlic bread - to die for. Everyone enjoyed their entrees. I had the Angry Pasta with spicy Italian sausage and tomato sauce. Good medium heat dish - not for anyone who doesn't like spicy... More 

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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
  • 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?