Going out to eat isn't always about cravings. Often enough, mealtimes dictate our choices, limiting restaurant possibilities. When circumstances narrow the options, let 10Best help. We'll direct you to the best Lunch restaurants in San Jose and save you the hassle of calling around for business hours. 10Best readers find much to enjoy at Ristorante Fratello thanks to its all-around good offerings. It's also hard to beat Original Joe's, which serves just what you're looking for when you're in the market for a great Lunch.

Chez Sovan

This downtown restaurant serves excellent Cambodian food in a casual environment. While the surrounding neighborhood may not be postcard material, the authentic Cambodian food is a refreshing addition to San Jose's restaurant scene –...  Read More

E & O Trading Company

In the mood for a little lemon grass, imperial rolls or chili-soy salmon? Then this downtown Asian delight is for you. The restaurant is decorated with bamboo and several sculptures, and the ceiling is at least 20 feet high. Their menu consists...  Read More

Eclectic Gordon Biersch Brewery is a popular chain brewpub known as much for its flavor-packed menu (great garlic mashed potatoes!) as for its fine selection of German ales and lagers. On weekends, it tends to get fairly loud and crowded and...  Read More

Tied House Café & Brewery Company

Tied House is a downtown San Jose brewpub. The atmosphere is casual, and just about every seat here has a good view of one of the many television sets. Tied House's menu consists of everything from traditional pub fare to such dishes as steamed...  Read More

Café Primo

Located in San Jose's Minnesota suburb, Café Primo's atmosphere is refreshing and homey. Their menu is a nice mix of California and Mediterranean cuisine, including hearty breakfasts and lunch time fare such as panini and salads. Try to save...  Read More

71 Saint Peter Mediterranean Grill

Owner/chef Mark Tabak prides himself on creating innovative Mediterranean dishes at this European-style bistro. The atmosphere is warm and inviting with superb service, cozy décor, a glass-front kitchen, and a patio dining area. Entrées...  Read More

Original Joe's

Original Joe's, known to locals simply as "OJ's," has been a staple on the San Jose restaurant scene for nearly half a century. Part of the restaurant's appeal is its simple charm, including a counter that tends to fill rather quickly at both...  Read More

Aqui Cal-Mex Grill

Aqui, located in the Willow Glenn area, offers affordable and healthy Mexican food. The guacamole here is real, and their thai chicken burrito, tostadas and salmon fajitas are simply marvelous. Make sure you have an appetite when you stop in,...  Read More

Stevens Creek

For more than 20 years, Le Papillon has provided the San Jose area with superb Nouveau French cuisine. This elegant restaurant is only a few minutes drive from downtown and provides a welcome respite from the bustle of the city. Appetizers...  Read More


This Second Street restaurant sets a very high bar for excellence in San Jose. When you sit at one of Swiss chef Emile Mooser's tables, expect to be swept away by a truly unique contemporary European dining experience. The menu includes such...  Read More