Thea Mediterranean

★★★☆☆
  • 3090 Olsen Dr

    San Jose, CA 95128

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  • 408-260-1444

About Thea Mediterranean

Hours
Monday To Friday From 11:30 AM To 03:00 PM Saturday To Sunday From 11:30 AM To 04:00 PM Sunday To Thursday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM Friday To Saturday From 05:00 PM To 10:00 PM

Food

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We went here for New Years Eve dinner before the party at Hotel Valencia. After reading the recent reviews on Yelp, I'm happy to report that our meal was fantastic! Our table had party favors on it when we arrived. We were also given a complimentary glass of champagne for the festive evening. We started our meal with Saganaki Opa and the lamb meatballs. They complimented each other when we rolled them in the flat bread for appetizers. The flaming dishes at our table added to the excitement of the New Year.

We ordered the pork tenderloin and the surf and turf special. Both were excellent. We also shared a wonderful Goddess salad. There was more then enough for us to share it. No room for dessert after this feast.

The belly dancer provided entertainment.

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★★★★☆

We went here for New Years Eve dinner before the party at Hotel Valencia. After reading the recent reviews on Yelp, I'm happy to report that our meal was fantastic! Our table had party favors on it when we arrived. We were also given a complimentary glass of champagne for the festive evening. We started our meal with Saganaki Opa and the lamb meatballs. They complimented each other when we rolled them in the flat bread for appetizers. The flaming dishes at our table added to the excitement of the New Year.

We ordered the pork tenderloin and the surf and turf special. Both were excellent. We also shared a wonderful Goddess salad. There was more then enough for us to share it. No room for dessert after this feast.

The belly dancer provided entertainment.

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We were here with some friends some time ago. The food was delicious and flavorful but very expensive. There are other places out there that are more worth it.

3
★★★☆☆

We were here with some friends some time ago. The food was delicious and flavorful but very expensive. There are other places out there that are more worth it.

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In the past, this restaurant has had a good reputation for delicious food, good service and a great atmosphere. I've not been to Thea in a couple of years until last week. On my recent visit, I was surprized by how run down the place had gotten. Of particular note is the fact that every table in the place was dirty, with food smudges and grease spots. On marble tops, this looks particularly unappetizing. I then looked around and noticed fixtures where very dusty and furniture was not well maintained. The menus themselves seemed to have a slightly grease coating. This used to be a classy place. No longer. Service was average; no complaints, no praises. Although the food was good, it seemed overpriced. The quality and quantity of meat in the Chicken Souvlaki just doesn't justify the price of $19, especially given the dingy environment. It doesn??t seem to me that it would take a whole lot to get this restaurant back on track. Overall, this place as a lot of potential to recover its formal status, but isn't up to par right now.

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★★★☆☆

In the past, this restaurant has had a good reputation for delicious food, good service and a great atmosphere. I've not been to Thea in a couple of years until last week. On my recent visit, I was surprized by how run down the place had gotten. Of particular note is the fact that every table in the place was dirty, with food smudges and grease spots. On marble tops, this looks particularly unappetizing. I then looked around and noticed fixtures where very dusty and furniture was not well maintained. The menus themselves seemed to have a slightly grease coating. This used to be a classy place. No longer. Service was average; no complaints, no praises. Although the food was good, it seemed overpriced. The quality and quantity of meat in the Chicken Souvlaki just doesn't justify the price of $19, especially given the dingy environment. It doesn??t seem to me that it would take a whole lot to get this restaurant back on track. Overall, this place as a lot of potential to recover its formal status, but isn't up to par right now.

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In the past, this restaurant has had a good reputation for delicious food, good service and a great atmosphere. I've not been to Thea in a couple of years until last week. On my recent visit, I was surprized by how run down the place had gotten. Of particular note is the fact that every table in the place was dirty, with food smudges and grease spots. On marble tops, this looks particularly unappetizing. I then looked around and noticed fixtures where very dusty and furniture was not well maintained. The menus themselves seemed to have a slightly grease coating. This used to be a classy place. No longer.

Service was average; no complaints, no praises. Although the food was good, it seemed overpriced. The quality and quantity of meat in the Chicken Souvlaki just doesn't justify the price of $19, especially given the dingy environment.

It doesn?t seem to me that it would take a whole lot to get this restaurant back on track. Overall, this place as a lot of potential to recover its formal status, but isn't up to par right now.

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★★★☆☆

In the past, this restaurant has had a good reputation for delicious food, good service and a great atmosphere. I've not been to Thea in a couple of years until last week. On my recent visit, I was surprized by how run down the place had gotten. Of particular note is the fact that every table in the place was dirty, with food smudges and grease spots. On marble tops, this looks particularly unappetizing. I then looked around and noticed fixtures where very dusty and furniture was not well maintained. The menus themselves seemed to have a slightly grease coating. This used to be a classy place. No longer.

Service was average; no complaints, no praises. Although the food was good, it seemed overpriced. The quality and quantity of meat in the Chicken Souvlaki just doesn't justify the price of $19, especially given the dingy environment.

It doesn?t seem to me that it would take a whole lot to get this restaurant back on track. Overall, this place as a lot of potential to recover its formal status, but isn't up to par right now.

Pros: Food is good

Cons: Dingy table tops and atmosphere, too pricy given the quality and quantity of food

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Well, I'm changing my review from 'average' to 'below average. The food is really good and we've dined here at least a dozen times. But the service is going down hill (maybe since Debbie? the manager left). We took some people we wanted to impress and this was a mistake. The waiter was a young guy dressed in jeans and a casual untucked shirt. He looked like he just walked in off the street and acted as though he'd rather be anywhere else. He embarrassed us in front of our guests because we had brought a special bottle of wine ('00 Silver Oak cab) which the waiter said they couldn't cork because they had it ('02) on their wine list, but he'd "do us a favor this one time". Two orders of flaming cheese were lit by our table without the loud "Opa!" that we've always had before. Everyone working there that night was slow and miserable. We were embarrassed and dissapointed. It is unlikely we'll be going back... =(

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★★☆☆☆

Well, I'm changing my review from 'average' to 'below average. The food is really good and we've dined here at least a dozen times. But the service is going down hill (maybe since Debbie? the manager left). We took some people we wanted to impress and this was a mistake. The waiter was a young guy dressed in jeans and a casual untucked shirt. He looked like he just walked in off the street and acted as though he'd rather be anywhere else. He embarrassed us in front of our guests because we had brought a special bottle of wine ('00 Silver Oak cab) which the waiter said they couldn't cork because they had it ('02) on their wine list, but he'd "do us a favor this one time". Two orders of flaming cheese were lit by our table without the loud "Opa!" that we've always had before. Everyone working there that night was slow and miserable. We were embarrassed and dissapointed. It is unlikely we'll be going back... =(

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We arrived at Thea on 11/4/06 without a reservation. The only immediate seating was at the bar or lounge area. We decided that the lounge was OK. Instead of being led to our seats, the hostess handed us plates and menus and were told to find a seat. What kind of service is this? Very unprofessional! We sat in the lounge and waited and waited. No service. The acting floor manager noticed that we were not being waited upon, so she took our order. We ordered two appetizers, spanikopita and the Greek dip plate. The spanikopita was average at best but the real issue was with the dip plate. For $14 we received four golf ball sized portions and four small pitas. Don't waste your time or money on this appetizer because you will be disappointed. When our bill came, I mentioned to the floor manager about the poor service and she agreed with us and removed my beer from the bill. We filled out a "How are we doing" card and the manager was interested in what we had to write down and that she would forward this information to the general manager. She was the only thing professional about Thea. I would avoid Thea until they get things worked out.

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★☆☆☆☆

We arrived at Thea on 11/4/06 without a reservation. The only immediate seating was at the bar or lounge area. We decided that the lounge was OK. Instead of being led to our seats, the hostess handed us plates and menus and were told to find a seat. What kind of service is this? Very unprofessional! We sat in the lounge and waited and waited. No service. The acting floor manager noticed that we were not being waited upon, so she took our order. We ordered two appetizers, spanikopita and the Greek dip plate. The spanikopita was average at best but the real issue was with the dip plate. For $14 we received four golf ball sized portions and four small pitas. Don't waste your time or money on this appetizer because you will be disappointed. When our bill came, I mentioned to the floor manager about the poor service and she agreed with us and removed my beer from the bill. We filled out a "How are we doing" card and the manager was interested in what we had to write down and that she would forward this information to the general manager. She was the only thing professional about Thea. I would avoid Thea until they get things worked out.

Pros: The Spaten Oktoberfest was good

Cons: Really bad service

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I went to Thea's for the first time and really enjoyed the restaurant. The menu is interesting--Greek/Mediterranean. The quality of the food is good as is the service. There's a nice drink menu as well. My only comment is that the entree selection is a little slim.

PROS: good food
CONS: slim entree selection

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★★★★☆

I went to Thea's for the first time and really enjoyed the restaurant. The menu is interesting--Greek/Mediterranean. The quality of the food is good as is the service. There's a nice drink menu as well. My only comment is that the entree selection is a little slim.

PROS: good food
CONS: slim entree selection

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if you ask me to recommend a greek restaurant (and you should because i'm quite familiar with restaurants), i'd recommend yiassoo. yiassoo started with this awesome greek couple on bascom avenue in campbell back in the 1980s and expanded

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★★★☆☆

if you ask me to recommend a greek restaurant (and you should because i'm quite familiar with restaurants), i'd recommend yiassoo. yiassoo started with this awesome greek couple on bascom avenue in campbell back in the 1980s and expanded

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Greek and Turkish culinary elements predominate at this Mediterranean eatery. There are many tasty lamb dishes, as well as other entrees, all spiced with the regional flavors. The wine list features a variety of reds and whites available…

 

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