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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 - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 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
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 13
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  • 10
    Very good
  • 2
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  • 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
Al Fresco Dining

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 5, 2015
2butterfly
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San Jose, California
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  • Casual Elegant
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English first
San Jose, California
Top Contributor
128 reviews 128 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
38 helpful votes 38 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
20 helpful votes 20 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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223 reviews 223 reviews
150 restaurant reviews
135 helpful votes 135 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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3 reviews 3 reviews
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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30 reviews 30 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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136 reviews 136 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
60 helpful votes 60 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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Top Contributor
52 reviews 52 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 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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20 reviews 20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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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San Jose, California
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 19, 2013

My wife and I like to go to Siena Bistro. The staff is friendly and the food super delicious. My favorite is the 'Devil' pasta and the Bread pudding caramel for desert.

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Bristol, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 1, 2013

The Siena Bistro is a nice little restaurant in San Jose. It is Italian/American rather than French in my view. Parking can be difficult, as the lot outside the restaurant can get busy. The patio is nice for lunch but no view as it is surrounded by a fence screening the public car park. Nice mixture of salads, burgers and... 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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?