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“Good Brunch”
Review of Cafe Stritch

Cafe Stritch
Ranked #102 of 2,232 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.
Reviewed July 19, 2013

Stopped by the new neighborhood spot for brunch. Things got off to a slow start- it was Sunday at 11am and I guess the staff had a late night before.... once they opened it was a little slow to get a vibe from the bartender- did she hate us or was she hungover? Who knows! So we order beers and look over the menu- ordered and enjoyed. Other than the slow start everything was great. We plan to go back and take advantage of their nice outdoor seating area. I hear live music is the whole deal here so maybe I'll check that out as well.

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Reviewed April 25, 2013

We were planning to have dinner at Eulipia before attending a performance at San Jose Stage, only to find out Eulipia was no longer, and Cafe Stritch had moved in. Initially disappointed we ended up being pleasantly surprised!
Cafe Stritch is a jazz bistro with a great staff and wonderful food! No frills. You order from a wall menu at the counter, and your food is then served to you at your table. We had a fabulous seafood stew, which paired nicely with a glass of merlot.
The Cafe has live jazz several nights a week.

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Reviewed April 2, 2013

Note - There seems to be some confussion. Cafe Stritch is Brand New, just opened in February 2013. Any older reviews are for Eulipia, which was operated by Cafe Stritch's parents and Not The Same Place.
It still has the Jazz vibes with live music on the weekends.
But the food is now Modern Comfort Food, with Mac & Cheese, Burgers, Grilled Cheese.
I have the Fish Stew and the Mac & Cheese, because friends said, you got to try the Mac & Cheese. The friends were right, the mac & cheese had a good amount of cheese and cruncy bits on top.
The Fish Stew was excellent. The squid rings with eatable and not hard and rubbery. All the other fish and muscles were nicely done in a nice tomato sauce. I happily sopped the left over sauce with the bread provided.
Prices are Much Lower now - $9.95 for the stew and $4 for the Mac & Cheese. You can definitely get a nice meal for under $10 now.
They still have the full bar, with all the usuals, a number of nice beers, and some fun specialty drinks.
Definitely will be going back again.

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Reviewed February 21, 2012

The excellent service set the tone for a dining experience that will not dissapoint.
Every item I have tried on the menu is full of flavor, texture and presented with care.

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Reviewed July 31, 2008

The restaurant has fantastic dinners and desserts. Creme brulee especially.

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