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“Popular Place”
Review of Cats Restaurant

Cats Restaurant
Ranked #75 of 164 Restaurants in Los Gatos
Price range: $30 - $30
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Highway 17
Chico , ca
Level 4 Contributor
28 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Popular Place”
Reviewed March 7, 2013

Went to the restaurant on a weekend , place was packed , bar was noisy . Had reservations but was given a buzzer to notify us when a table was ready. They goofed , either punched in the wrong number or else forgot about us. The manager noticed us after 30 minutes , had a table set up on a stage in the bar area , not very appropriate for a dinner but at least we were able to sit down and order. Salmon , ribs with the dry rub , two sampler platters , salads , and sauteed mushrooms. Salmon , ribs , mushrooms were a little better than good..sampler was a disappointment . Sampler was ribs with a sauce { not very meaty } , pulled pork , and chicken wings with barbeque glaze . Service was not fast but not real slow , appeared to be two servers for the bar patrons and the dinner quests in the bar area . They have an upstairs and a lower level for most of the dining . located on the highway to Santa Cruz , entrance is okay { but watch for it } while exit to the other side of the highway means traveling a few more mile towards Santa Cruz before you can get to an overpass to go back to Los Gatos . Not worth going again .

  • Visited March 2013
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Thank TSmith450
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English first
Danville. CA
Level 5 Contributor
90 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Cats - BBQ is back”
Reviewed December 27, 2012

It's been a long time since I have been t Cats. The remodel has kept the same old time feel with more elbow room and an actual place for the band in what was formally a poorly lite area past the bar.

I split an order of the combo chicken and ribs and a side of burnt end beans. Succulent chicken, moist ribs and an excellent rub. Ribs had a beautiful pink color without being overwhelmed by smoke.

The rub was tasty and didn't really need the sauce, but the sauce was tasty!

The baked potato was like the Cats of old, even though the potato oven is no longer there.

We got there before the after work crowd and found plenty of seating. But once the offices let out, it quickly started to fill up.

Looking forward to trying out more of the menu the next time I'm in the area.

Note: Highway 17 requires your attention and respect. If you plan to drink, please make sure you have a designated driver. No kidding, this highway does and regularly takes its' pound of flesh in cars and people.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank jjmail94526
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Los Angeles
Level 3 Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
Reviewed November 22, 2012

I wrote a review about Cats back in April, I just returned and was very disappointed. A few reasons;

The staff was too young and obviously don't know the history of the restaurant nor understand good customer service. No one looked like they wanted to be there.

There is no prime rib anymore! That was my favoite part of the food there, huge bummer.

My filet was not cook right and looked like a piece of meat I could buy at Ralphs.

The new upstairs is cold and lacks that Cats ambiance. We were seated there first and it was cold, when asked if they could change the temp, he said it's locked sorry.

VERY bummed, hopefully it was a bad night .....

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank KatherineHermosa
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Saratoga, California
Level 5 Contributor
35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Best BBQ outside St. Louis”
Reviewed November 11, 2012

Authentic wood-grilled BBQ! The new owners have restored the historic restaurant without losing any of its rustic charm. They even studied up to make sure their fare is really St. Louis style.

Visited September 2012
1 Thank Polly H
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Level 4 Contributor
43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
“what a wonderful place!”
Reviewed September 8, 2012

This is the best outstanding service, and food is to die for. Their ribs are so good they dont need any sauce on them its aplace we want to keep going to as much as possible. It mat cost a little more but its worth it The decor is cool too. Oh and try the beans they taste lioke nothing before, greatr smokie taste and flaovor. but go their from los gatores because it is safer. The trafic to cross over is a bit tricky

Visited August 2012
1 Thank reddresspurple
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