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“Loses Its Character”

Steamer's Grillhouse
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Ranked #6 of 165 Restaurants in Los Gatos
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Seafood
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Reviewed 12 January 2014

I have been fortunate to experience Steamers at its onset in the 1980s. It was a local Los Gatos restaurant with great character emulating the fish houses of New England. It has progressively moved into 3 different larger locations over the 30 years and has morphed into a standard nice quality restaurant run like an institutional company. Nothing wrong with that, but it just loses its character of the past. I think the management has changed over the years and so has the food that is offered and the care in which the food is prepared.

I can't say the food is not good, it's just that it is the same as you get at every fine corporate run Italian restaurant in the Area....it is almost a mirror image of Fontanas in Cupertino; so you can have a very fine meal there, just as long as you have not experienced the old Steamers.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

We've been enjoying Steamers for what seems like forever yet I've never really taken the time to explain why we like it so much. First and foremost its the food. If you're in the mood for fish this should definitely be on your short list. They feature daily fresh specials that have never in all my experience disappointed. Second it's the ambiance which is friendly and vibrant. The Martini's are the best and the bar is inviting. It's a great place to meet friends after work and stay for dinner. They also offer outdoor dinning which in the warm summer nights is a good choice and is more intimate than the people show you'll find at Santana Row. All in all a great place to hang out and enjoy a evening with friends or meet new ones.

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Reviewed 7 January 2014

Food is fresh, service is good, ambiance is lovely, and not too loud where you can't hear. It's one of my favorite restaurants for these reasons. And I went during the heart of holiday season!

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Thank CD13_13
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Reviewed 31 December 2013

Glad we made reservations because the restaurant was busy. Even with a fairly full house the acoustics were good. Service was very good. The menu has a good range of foods. There were 3 daily special appetizers in addition to the regular menu. There were 3 in our party and each had a different meal and each were very pleased with our choices. I had looked online before dinner to see the menu and thought the meals would be in the $20+ range. A couple of entrees were, but others were in the $30 range.
Would happily go back again when in the area.

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Thank gophergulch
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Reviewed 23 October 2013

but not much in the way of service at the bar...
Good seafood, nice menu and comfortable environment. A bit pricy but its California.

Thank machalter
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