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“Destination Restaurant”

Nemea Greek Taverna
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Ranked #20 of 2,185 Restaurants in San Jose
Price range: US$20 - US$40
Cuisines: Greek
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Reservations
San Jose, California
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Destination Restaurant”
Reviewed 27 November 2013

A great evening night out restaurant in downtown San Jose. The wait staff are helpful, attentive, but not hovering. The table service begins with bread and marinated olives. They have a good selection of wines and cocktails available. I like their wine flights which are a nice way to sample differing styles of similar wines. Do start with an appetizer. Their lobster/shrimp croquettes are recommended ad well as their cheese flambé (don't recall the name). The cheese dish is served topped with onions that are caramelized by pouring a Greek brandy flambé over the cheese. Not to be missed! My favorite entree is the lamb shank. It's melt in your mouth delicious! Their lamb chops are also excellent, The staff is attentive to diet or gluten free requirements also. My preferred dessert is their Greek beignets which are light honey covered fried dough with chocolate sauce. Nom! This is one of the nicest addictions to downtown (not Santana Row). You''ll enjoy your experience!

  • Visited November 2013
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English first
Cincinnati, Ohio
Level 3 Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“LOVED the food, atmosphere and service”
Reviewed 25 November 2013

Smitten by the atmosphere, warm and inviting with long country kitchen tables and stone, combined with contemporary clean lines and plenty of room to move. But fell in love after the great service and wonderful food. Definitely top of the list to visit again when I'm back in town.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank cmweaver
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Santa Clara
1 review
“Excellent Greek Restaurant”
Reviewed 24 November 2013

The staff was friendly and the food was excellent. I highly recommend checking this place out if you ever find yourself by Santana Row. Reservations would be helpful as it was busy when we went Friday evening.

Visited October 2013
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Thank OrbitalVelocity
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San Jose, California, USA
2 reviews
“Great food, nice decor in San Jose”
Reviewed 20 November 2013

Glad to have this establishment in Downtown San Jose. Attentive service, beautiful facility, extensive choice of wines and delicious and healthy food.

Visited November 2013
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Thank 10350
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United Kingdom
Level 5 Contributor
81 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
“Excellent Service - OK Food”
Reviewed 6 November 2013

Nice ambiance and very good service. However, I was slightly disappointed by the food having read all the other reviews here. It was pleasant but not outstanding. I found my moussaka to be stodgy with little flavour. The mezzo appetizer was nice though.

  • Visited October 2013
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Thank Slitherin
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