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“Quirky, great service, great food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Naglee Park Garage

Naglee Park Garage
505 E San Carlos St, San Jose, CA 95112-2104
408-286-1100
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Ranked #19 of 1,921 Restaurants in San Jose
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Seattle
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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
“Quirky, great service, great food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 21, 2012

The place is small and the menu somewhat limited, but the food is well thought out and presented and just different enough to make it worth goin gout ot eat.

They were also kind and considerate to my wheelchair using son, which in a small, not esp. family oriented place, was nice to find.

Pick a warm night and go listen to the music in the outdoor area and order the brussel sprouts!

  • Visited October 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Mount Pearl NL
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46 restaurant reviews
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38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Don't ever judge by the cover...This is the best”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2012

We loved it so much, we went twice on our 5 days stay in San Jose.

It was a 20 minute walk from our hotel, and we enjoyed it so much, we went again 2 days after.

The food is delicious and very creative.

We were kind of puzzled at first with the layout of the place, but just go and see it (and enjoy the food) for yourself.

You enter a small building that looks like a garage and you place your order at the counter. You take your fork and knife, and your drink, and head outside to get a seat at a table. Yes most of the tables are outside. There is a loarge communal table and a bunch of smaller patio type tables around. And you won't mind it when you get your food.

The atmosphere is great and the food even more...

We had the half maple chicken and roasted vegetable salad. The taste was best.

You got to go there if you're in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Night out”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2012

Casual restaurant with big outside seating area. Everything on menu is super. Prices are reasonable and a fun attitude. They also have live music though we did not get to see it on that night. Will go back again.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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cleve.
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“really creative food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

We found this from Diners, Drive Ins and Dives. It was fabulous.

You order at a counter and they bring the food out to picnic tables in the back. It is uber casual.

I had a sunchoke and cauliflower soup- crazy good. I had the grilled veggie salad which was also delicious, as was the asparagus and fennel.

Dinner for two with beer was just over $30. Incredible for this kind of food.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Denver
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“Great food and atmosphere in the heart of San Jose”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2012

Great food in a funky/cool atmosphere. Saw the Garage on Triple D and had to check it out, glad we did! Set in the downtown neighborhood of Naglee Park, this restaurant is located in an old house with plenty of outdoor patio seating in the back with long community type picnic tables. When we arrived around 9:00 pm on a Friday night the line was out the door, but moving fast. You order from the counter, so you need to grab a menu and figure out what you want while standing in line. We sat inside at a small table right next to the grill/bar area, and had a drink while waiting for our food. Relatively short wait considering how busy they were, about 10 minutes.

I had the Angus burger with goat cheese and caramelized onion on a soft poppy seed & onion bun. This burger was unbelievably good. Now I have to admit I am a burger fanatic, and always go with a classically dressed burger (lettuce, tomato, ketchup, mustard) always cooked to a medium rare temperature. The flavor of the Angus beef, goat cheese, and onion were a perfect match. Though next time I would try the Swiss cheese in place of the goat cheese. The home fries are amazing, thick wedges fried to a crispy outside with tender inside, and served with great homemade ketchup.

My wife had the maple lacquered half chicken with fresh vegetables. The flavor was fantastic and the chicken was cooked perfectly.

A definite must if you are in the San Jose area. And if you love a great hamburger, it is worth making the trip to San Jose just for that incredible Angus burger.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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