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“Very Good All Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of ARCADIA

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Ranked #50 of 2,156 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $41 - $80
Cuisines: American, Steakhouse
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Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, Full Bar, Parking Available, Private Dining, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Valet Parking, Validated Parking, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Market Street
Description: Acclaimed Chef Michael Mina's ARCADIA features a modern American steakhouse menu. In addition to mouth-watering steaks, the expanded menu offers fresh fish and chicken dishes, expertly prepared, as well as the freshest shellfish. Enjoy "ARCADIA Classics" like Lobster Corn Dogs, Ahi Tuna Tartare, Whole Fried Chicken, and Steak Rossini. Accompany your meal with traditional steakhouse sides prepared with Mina's modern twist. “Voted Best Steakhouse by Best of the Bay TV Viewers in 2011”
New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Very Good All Around”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2013

Great M. Mina steakhouse. Better food than its Las Vegas counterpart, Strpsteak.

Waygu Hanger steak and Wood Smoked mushrooms are excellent, as was the Black Cod.

A little on the expensive side for area, but it does everything above average.

Service was prompt and friendly. I would eat here before LV StripSteak.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank nicolawca
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Good food, nice ambience but service could be better”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2013

Delicious food in a very nice ambience but our waiter wasn't attentive e.g. I had to ask a passing waiter to find our waiter to place the food order. He didn't pour the wine and I had to attract the attention of the manager to order a second bottle.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank Mark S
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Charlotte, North Carolina
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3 reviews
“Wonderful food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2013

The food was exceptional - the design of the facility was "thoughtful" with great attention to the details. The food and service exceeded my expectations. Josh - their Sommelier - great knowledge and recommendations.

Visited September 2013
Thank gs532013
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San Francisco, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 119 helpful votes
“Wonderful dinner!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 23, 2013

First time visit to this restaurant in downtown San Jose. Wonderful cocktails (I had a dry martini up), followed by a delicious American Wagyu Flat Iron Steak paired with a Classic Bearnaise Sauce. It was tender and delicious and quite spectacular! I thought the service was very good and the restaurant modern and comfortable. It is a bit on the pricey side but the experience was enjoyable. I will try it again at some point in the future.

  • Visited April 2013
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Thank Norm1983
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Wellington, Florida
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“Overpriced...food is lackluster”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 21, 2013

I love Michael Mina restaurants and I was so excited to come here during our most recent ladies night but Arcadia just didnt deliver. The ambiance had no wow factor. We made a last minute reservation and the restaurant was empty and didnt seat us at one of the more luxurious booths although it was clear that they werent reserved. We started with cocktails- all of which were to sweet and/or very weak. We ordered the following-

Lobster Corndog- tasted like a frozen mini corn dog you can find in the grocery store- filling seemed more like a congealed lump of mystery meat

Kale Caesar- way too tart for our taste- waiter offered to bring frech ground pepper to offset some of the tartness but forgot to bring it out.

Diver Scallops- The scallops were huge but overcooked and a bit rubbery.

Wagyu Flat Iron- The steak was juicy and tender but lacked presentation. It was just two pieces of steak stacked on top of each other. The Pinot Noir Sauce we ordered it with was too sweet.

Carrot Cake and Profiteroles- Dessert was the best part of our meal. You cant really go wrong with profiteroles and nutella and the carrot cake was not too sweet and had the most delicious creme fraiche ice cream.

Our meal ended up being over $300- and although it was decent- there are just so many other places that worth that kind of price tag.

  • Visited August 2013
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Thank BossLady84
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