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Cafe Stritch

$$ - $$$
American, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary
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374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2803
+1 408-280-6161
16:00 - 02:00
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Sun 16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 22:00
Wed - Sat 16:00 - 02:00
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Los Angeles, California
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37 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We picked this place from the Marriot's list of local less expensive places to eat around. We walked over, and found it busy (it WAS Friday night) and loud, tables not cleaned, not able to easily figure out what we needed to do. But nearly everyone had something different to eat, and was all decently good. Thankfully us oldish people... More 

Thank Deborah P
Calgary, Canada
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25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 April 2017

In more ways than one, this is a great "taste" of San Jose. The atmosphere, the food, and the staff all give the classic neighborhood vibe. Every night is a different style of local live entertainment. Tasty hand-crafted burgers and friendly bar staff made this a great way to cap off a busy work day.

Thank Tom M
Los Gatos, California
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197 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 111 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 March 2017

Cafe Stritch has been attracting better and better music bands/artists over the years. They have even added to their menu. This place has great ambience with its exposed brick wall and first-come-first served seating. What I love: excellent music many days of the weeks, adequate food if you are hungry, decent alcohol selection, low cover charge (voluntary $5), great ambience.... More 

Thank InformedDecision
Zurich, Switzerland
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53 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

great place for a drink and some jazz, the food is okay, orders need to be made at the bar, which was not really clear for me. many local regulars. although they are called a cafe, they don't serve coffee

Thank LqF00
Sunnyvale, California, United States
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104 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 March 2017 via mobile

I'm on my fourth movie today at Cinequest Film Festival. The Cuban Cafe across the street wouldn't give me a glass of water with my meal saying the water was't good! Good Grief...give an excuse but don't say your water is bad. So I headed across the street to Cafe Stritch to grab a bite. Reasonable prices cool atmosphere. It's... More 

Thank Marsha S
San Francisco, California
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24 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

San Jose - so close to the Silicon Valley yet so far away. And San Jose has come a long way from the ghetto area to the what's happening part of town. I've been searching for a place to enjoy live jazz in SJ for quite a long time, and to my pleasant surprise SJ has it. Cafe Stritch offers... More 

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San Diego, California
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21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2017

Went on a Friday night and thoroughly enjoyed the jazz quartet. Great atmosphere, fun drink options (loved the spiked horchata). The food looked good but we only tried the fries. Out door seating has heaters for cool evenings. Go early, stay late, sit back and enjoy. They have other fun activities through the week so check their schedule.

Thank Emley
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Came in with my sisters to grab a bite before a show down the street. Dim lighting but very nice feel to this spot. They had a live jazz band playing and their burgers were pretty damn gooooood! Not a big fan of their coleslaw, but that's no biggie!

Thank ianeta_soloi
Level Contributor
83 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 January 2017

Yes, I went for the jazz and was very pleased to find a superb venue also serving excellent food and drinks at very reasonable prices. The musicians (Lenore Raphael Quartet) were great.

Thank CliveNoble
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017

My daughter and restaurant inspector helper went out for an evening bite on a rainy evening, after a very busy day of parades and bad traffic. It seems half the city went home, got dressed up and hit the downtown for weddings, shows, and all sorts of activities, so parking was tight, but not bad. The menu and prices of... More 

Thank Greg D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 5 - USD 20
American, Bar, Cafe, Contemporary
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups
Open Hours
16:00 - 00:00
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
16:00 - 02:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 374 S 1st St, San Jose, CA 95113-2803
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Jose
  • Phone Number: +1 408-280-6161
Casual dining. full bar, and world-class jazz club.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?