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Review of Cafe Stritch

Cafe Stritch
Ranked #93 of 2,208 Restaurants in San Jose
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $5 - $20
Cuisines: American, Contemporary
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Dining options: Late Night
Description: Casual dining. full bar, and world-class jazz club.
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Reviewed November 8, 2007

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Reviewed October 17, 2006

We went to this restaurant because Zagat's rated it well. I have since decided that a Zagat rating doesn't mean much - but that's another story. The restaurant had an overwhelming smell from the moment we entered - and it wasn't the smell of food cooking. There was a strong unattractive odor throughout - like damp mold - that hit you the moment that you entered. In fact, between the mold smell and the badly torn and tattered cloth napkin that lined the bread basket served to us, we almost got up and left before being served our drinks. In addition to that, there was one server for the entire restaurant. Granted, the restaurant wasn't huge - but service was a bit slow because of the limited staff. We didn't leave because we were in from out of town, didn't know where else to go - and quite simply were very hungry. To our surprise, the food at this small establishment was above average. The braised pork and chicken stuffed with brie were superb - but the overall "experience" couldn't be rated more than average.

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