Clarion Inn Silicon Valley
3200 Monterey Rd.
San Jose, CA 95111
Phone: (408) 972-2200
Fax: (408) 972-2632
Bars & Cafes
Agave Restaurant & Bar is more known for its Tuesday Comedy Nights where the region's comedians showcase their talent. This lively Mexican diner also has DJs, karaoke and live music to keep you entertained. Savor their Chicken Nachos, Taco de Adobada (marinated pork meat), Enchiladas, Chimichanga, Molcajetes and Seafood Paella. Complement your meal with tequila or beer.
Apart from the regular coffees and teas that it is best known for, Elva's Coffee Stop serves a great range of hot and cold specialty beverages. Located on Lincoln Avenue in Willow Glen, this amazing coffeeshop was established in 2004. The warm, inviting place boasts of a friendly service and fairly priced offerings. Specialty drinks on their menu, like Mexican Mocha, Red Bull Smoothie and Snickerdoodle Latte come highly recommended. Apart from this, there's a selection of baked goodies and finger foods like burritos, sandwiches, croissants on offer, which complement the drinks verily.
Call it what you will - a retro sports bar or a neighborhood singles bar, The Branham Lounge is a great place to hang out while watching a live game. This one has been a mainstay of the Branham region in San Jose since 1969. Evidently the passing time has lent much character to the place; there's an mistakable vintage feel to it, yet it's replete with modern conveniences like the large LCD screens that grab quite a few eyeballs during game nights here. The drinks served are stiff and do their job, while the line up of events here is pretty interesting - be it featured DJs or performing artists or theme nights like the notorious Beer Pong Nights. But what takes the cake here are the extended happy hours that run from 10a to 9p everyday; head to The Branham Lounge for a good time without breaking the bank.
Part of one of the most popular chain of restaurants, P.F Chang's China Bistro flaunts a menu that adds an 'A' to authenticity. Satiate your craving for Chinese cuisine in the best way possible. With a long list of loyal clientèles who vouch for the quality and taste of their food, this eatery promises a memorable meal. Meat savories simply melt in your mouth. Fresh catch of shrimps, sea bass and prawns cooked in exotic sauces are every seafood lovers' dream come true. Good food, excellent wine and succulent desserts, this place demands large appetites.
Buca Di Beppo, with its many locations around the country, has cemented itself as a perfect place to enjoy an Italian food meal. The restaurant recreates the essence of Italy that can bring alive fond memories of the place whether or not you've ever been there. This family style restaurant has many popular dishes like the Chicken Carbonara, Spicy Chicken Rigatoni and Cheese Manicotti. While the small plates are just for one, the larger plates can be shared by a family. Groups can book in advance and enjoy special packages put together specifically for them.
Cafe Legato on Snell Avenue highlights its owner's love for classical music. This theme is reflected in its decor, menu and its WiFi passwords as well! Apart from the awesome albeit usual espressos, mochas and lattes, Legato is quite popular for its specialty beverages and gorgeous small plates. The signature beverages offered here include Vivaldi's Winter, Chai Quartet and Symphony Delight, to name; they're delightful in taste as well as presentation. Other drinks include diverse, flavored teas - florals, oolongs, herbals and greens as well as bubble teas. To nosh along these splendid drinks, there's a range of sweets and savories on offer - of which Ode to Joy and the turkey wrap come highly recommended.
This authentic British pub and restaurant caters to soccer fanatics in the daytime and the singles bar crowd at night. Sample traditional British dishes such as Bangers and Mash or Fish and Chips. There are many screens for sporting events, and the selection of drafts and single-malt scotches is impressive. Eat and watch the games outside on the patio or inside the air-conditioned restaurant. Admission is free at night but varies for the live-telecast soccer events from the U.K., which are always presented during the early morning hours.
Black Angus Steakhouse - Blossom Hill is just one of the multiple branches of Black Angus Steakhouse in the United States of America. It is popular for its premium steaks and the selection of margaritas and beers, with excellent discounts during Happy Hours. It has a kid's menu with items like Chicken Strips, Grilled Chicken Breast, Mac and Cheese and lemonade or cranberry juice. Its main menu includes Teriyaki Steak Lettuce Wrap, Wagon Wheel Sampler Platter, Fire-Grilled Fresh Artichoke, Chicken Tenders, Steak Quesadilla and Jumbo Shrimp Cocktail. Do not miss the desserts such as Sky-High Mud Pie and Root Beer Float.
Supposedly, this is the longest bar in San Jose. Even if that is not the case, it is long enough to warrant entrances on both First Street and Second Street. A lengthy and skinny establishment, it caters to mostly working class types and locals who pound Coronas all night. There is a DJ sometimes, if you feel like cutting the rug a little. It is a good place to escape the urban sprawl. In fact, you can barely even notice it from here.
This Latino joint has been a favorite San Jose meeting spot for quite a while and once you step inside, you will quickly see why. You can listen to salsa music or dance to live bands performing high-energy Hispanic music along with a stylish crowd. The signature beverage is Jarritos, a tropical Cuban mixture of fruits and liquors that is sweet and refreshing. A very spacious, elegant establishment, it does not allow sportswear, so dress up while heading here.
Quickly is a Japanese style cafe chain that is known for its wide variety of beverages. Ideal for kids as well as adults, one can enjoy an extensive list of flavors in slushes, juices, milk teas, espresso coffees, snow, rose and flavored teas, as well as flavored milk, jelly juice and other hot drinks. They also have puddings and other oriental inspired desserts here, in addition to Japanese gelato. If you're in for something savory, then try their snacks. Refer to the website for the complete menu.
Not quite a restaurant, but more than just a wine bar, at Grapevine you can browse their unique selection of small boutique wines and specialty cheeses. They have over 20 wines by the glass, specialty bottled beers, house infused fruit sake, as well as their very special non-alcoholic white jasmine sparkling tea. The wine menu changes weekly. In addition, they also offer a variety of small plates including a specialty cheese sampler plate and desserts. They have weekly special events, private parties, wine & cheese clubs, and can create cheese platters to bring home for special occasions.