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Central San Jose, South Campus, Downtown San Jose
Family Style Restaurants, French Restaurants, Italian Restaurants, Restaurants

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Emile's Restaurant


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Memorable Night

This is my 3rd time since moving to the Bay Area that I've eaten at Emile's. I first came here after the new owner took over and have watched her and her family hold this venerable restaurant together despite the hardship the previous owner brought to their lives. (Google: Emile Mooser). Chef Rollo's food is still outstanding. My fiancé had the Potato Crusted Salmon and I had the Rack of Lamb. Perfect ! Alexandr... view more

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Emile's is now warm and friendly too

I'veloved Emile's for years. It's now under new ownership and has retained its classiness, but increased its warmth. \r
Food is great, ambience, although a little old-fashioned is lovely - quiet, white tablecloths, not to tightly together, makes for a wonderful evening out.

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Good Enough for This Frenchman

What can I say ? I am French, and I am most critical of American's that profess to serve French Food. I was very depressed to have been sent on business to San Jose. Hoping that I may partake of the exquisite food of\r
in San Francisco. It was not meant to be. I asked the \r
concierge of my hotel if there was any decent food within walking distance, and he recommended Emile's Restaurant. It was a brisk walk t
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Rubbish! Awful! Don't Bother!

Drive through an alley then into an area like a mugging scene from a movie. In your finery, walk past all the staff members busy puffing away on their ciggies, knowing that they will be cooking and delivering your meal, yum. Inside is a glass walled room where a private party was on display like a human zoo. ""YOU are not special, WE are special. In fact, WE are so special, we'll allow you to see how much better ... view more

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Awesome Food & Warm Service

I have been to Emile's many times growing up with my parents. This has always been a special occassion place for all of our family celebrations. The old owner, Chef Emile always came to visit our table and made a fuss over us kids. I always loved the Mimosa Salad, the French Onion Soup, and of course the Grand Marnier Souffle. We always hated the mean hostess. Our father use to call her Old Ironsides. I just gra... view more

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Despicable that this restaurant considers itself 4 star and gourmet. Items missing from plates and food not prepared as menu stated (ie. no pistachio crust on the pistacio crusted salmon, no cherry tomatoes on cherry tomato and goat cheese gnochi, no lavender in the vanilla bean lavendar crem brule, no creme fraiche in the potatoe leak soup, no glaze on the beef medallions). Also, the gnochi were actually french fr... view more

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Once Again a 5 Star Restaurant !

I am a long time customer of Emile's Resaturant. This is my 3rd time going to Emile's since the new owners took over. My husband and I went there on Valentine's Day, and I have been back twice. Once with my friends and once with my Mom. I think that other reviewer is very wrong. I am Asian. On Valentine's Day the new owner came to our table 2 times. She gave us a gift certificate also. For many years we didn't... view more

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Amazing ambiance, great food

Emile's offers a cosy French ambiance, which feels and tastes like true French cuisine. It is intimate, and until May 15th, they have this exhibit of a French artist called ""3 days in Paris"". Stunning photographs to match great food. A must see.

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Average food, horrible wait staff, and a nice (new) owner.

Did not notice that the Owner was a bigot as Tweetster suggests. My husband and I went to Emile's for V-day and as a very young African-American couple we received a very warm welcome from the owner, she visited our table twice to see how dinner was going and to give us a free souffle certificate. We didn't happen to notice her treatment of Asians, however, like the other reviewer. But, that's not to say it didn't ha... view more

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New Owner is a total Bigot

I was here on V-day and there was a number of asian couples. And the NEW owner went around the tables and introduced herself, and informed the customers of a new breakfast/brunch thing, and inviting them to try it with a free suffle invitation flyer thing. i dunno if it was intentional or subconscious, but she totally neglected all the tables that were Asian. It's a small place, and i was sitting there for more tha... view more

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