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Siena Bistro

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1359 Lincoln Ave, San Jose, CA 95125-3023 (Minnesota Ave)
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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Tue - Thu 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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San Jose del Cabo, Mexico
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

THEIR beet salad is fantastic. ALSO on birthdays they have an unique arrangements of candles. THEIR service is right on.

Thank hasiegel85
Puerto Vallarta, Mexico
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34 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016

Dinner for five with pasta and chicken dishes mediocre and ribs better. Service was good, restaurant was pleasant and cool as it was hot hot outside. Dinner for two includes a bottle of wine at $63 which is ok for SJ.

Thank John S
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2016

Very Mediterranean .. fresh, carefully chosen food products and carefully prepared! Outdoor patio eating is casual with a white table cloth feel. We were in Willow Glen and just didn't feel like the heavy food the ol' standard Italian deli serves ... just a few steps away, and tucked behind another restaurant we found the Siena Bistro. Our host and... More 

Thank quicktrvlr
Santa Cruz, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 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 

Thank christinef19
San Jose
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 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 

Thank Sharon H
San Jose, California
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29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 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 

Thank Connie F
San Jose, California, United States
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3 reviews
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

Thank Susan G
San Jose, California
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292 reviews
175 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 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 

Thank 2butterfly
San Jose, California, United States
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85 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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

Thank MC994
Silicon Valley
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334 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 161 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 

Thank boscosq

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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

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