Citrus at Hotel Valencia

★★★☆☆
  • 355 Santana Row

    San Jose, CA 95128

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  • 408-423-5400

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It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!

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★★★★★

It's a great hotel but if any of you are looking to save some $$ then book it at goo.gl/FPxYD They have some of the best hotel deals on the web!

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I think this place used to be marketed as a steak restaurant... not sure if it is anymore, but that may be because the steak sucked. I wouldn't go back.

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★★☆☆☆

I think this place used to be marketed as a steak restaurant... not sure if it is anymore, but that may be because the steak sucked. I wouldn't go back.

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Not the best steak I've ever eaten nor the worse. Location of Santana Row automatically pads the bill. The ambiance is nice especially if you're looking for a quiet place to have dinner. Most likely wouldn't return.

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★★☆☆☆

Not the best steak I've ever eaten nor the worse. Location of Santana Row automatically pads the bill. The ambiance is nice especially if you're looking for a quiet place to have dinner. Most likely wouldn't return.

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I brought a friend here for a more quiet Santana Row experience. I love the decor and ambiance of this restuarant (and hotel). Dim lights, chic yet warm architecture and furnishings. But the food was awful. She and I agreed that the mashed

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★★★★★

I brought a friend here for a more quiet Santana Row experience. I love the decor and ambiance of this restuarant (and hotel). Dim lights, chic yet warm architecture and furnishings. But the food was awful. She and I agreed that the mashed

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I always remember hearing how great V-Bar was... and then I went. The drinks were good- great cosmos- so that was the only plus side. The location is fabulous, but then again, the other bars on Santana Row are just as good, usually better! I felt as though the patrons were a bit... pathetic. Early 30s men in their work clothes, ties loosened drooling over their soon to be one-night-stand. And the girls, they dress the part. Everyone just seems to eager I would say. But if you are with a group of friends, its a good time! I would say to start there for a drink and move on down the road (literally)

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★★★☆☆

I always remember hearing how great V-Bar was... and then I went. The drinks were good- great cosmos- so that was the only plus side. The location is fabulous, but then again, the other bars on Santana Row are just as good, usually better! I felt as though the patrons were a bit... pathetic. Early 30s men in their work clothes, ties loosened drooling over their soon to be one-night-stand. And the girls, they dress the part. Everyone just seems to eager I would say. But if you are with a group of friends, its a good time! I would say to start there for a drink and move on down the road (literally)

Pros: Location

Cons: Clientele

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I almost fell asleep while watching people in nightmarish outfits. What's so cool about this place? The dorks who feel cool while hanging out in their Men's Warehouse suits? Pleaseeee...

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★★☆☆☆

I almost fell asleep while watching people in nightmarish outfits. What's so cool about this place? The dorks who feel cool while hanging out in their Men's Warehouse suits? Pleaseeee...

Pros: It would be a cool place in nyc

Cons: too many dorks wanna act cool

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Cool bar, great atmosphere, but do not leave your card open. At the end of the night after my friends and I all left the bar, I noticed 8 extra drinks charged to my card that we did not order. Called the next day, and got no answer. Called again for the next two days, and still no answer.

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★★★☆☆

Cool bar, great atmosphere, but do not leave your card open. At the end of the night after my friends and I all left the bar, I noticed 8 extra drinks charged to my card that we did not order. Called the next day, and got no answer. Called again for the next two days, and still no answer.

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This place is located in the Hotel Valencia on Santana Row. On a wednesday night there seems to be a huge gathering of professional men, so women if you're looking to meet a single man, this is a good place to start. The service is excellent, the cocktail waitress was very attentive and super friendly to me and my date. The ambience is low-key and smooth. Velvet couches and chairs are comfortable and easy to maintain a conversation with that special someone. Highly recommend this place.

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★★★★★

This place is located in the Hotel Valencia on Santana Row. On a wednesday night there seems to be a huge gathering of professional men, so women if you're looking to meet a single man, this is a good place to start. The service is excellent, the cocktail waitress was very attentive and super friendly to me and my date. The ambience is low-key and smooth. Velvet couches and chairs are comfortable and easy to maintain a conversation with that special someone. Highly recommend this place.

Pros: Great service, good drinks, nice ambience

Cons: pricey drinks, no parking

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A couple of months ago I forgot my credit card at the bar. I have done so on more than one occasion in places other than V-Bar and there were no issues - I was always to pick it up later. In some places, also, they destoy forgotten card rather promptly.

I assumed nothing bad will happen in a relatively upscale place like V-Bar. I called them in a week and they said they destroy cards in 5 days. Fine. I can get a new one. I moved on and forgot about this until one and a half week later.

Someone started charging things on my presumably destroyed credit card: restaurants, gas, Target, etc. Of course, I went ahead and closed my account immediately. Evidently they have failed to destroy my card as they claimed and aparently one (or more) of the employees used it.

Beware.

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★★★☆☆

A couple of months ago I forgot my credit card at the bar. I have done so on more than one occasion in places other than V-Bar and there were no issues - I was always to pick it up later. In some places, also, they destoy forgotten card rather promptly.

I assumed nothing bad will happen in a relatively upscale place like V-Bar. I called them in a week and they said they destroy cards in 5 days. Fine. I can get a new one. I moved on and forgot about this until one and a half week later.

Someone started charging things on my presumably destroyed credit card: restaurants, gas, Target, etc. Of course, I went ahead and closed my account immediately. Evidently they have failed to destroy my card as they claimed and aparently one (or more) of the employees used it.

Beware.

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This place is ok but I certainly wouldn't compare it to L.A.'s SkyBar. Place got packed late with mostly guys and the croud was so so. Some odd characters there I must admit (guys and gals). I was staying at the hotel so this was pretty much the only place I was prepared to go that night. I highly recommend the hotel though. Price and room quality is top notch.

Closes early - I think it was around 12:30. No need to dress to impress here. I was there on the 4th of July so I'm not sure how the weekends are. Overall I would say it's average with an average croud. Not extremely social but not completely closed off either. I did meet a lot of decent people but I'm also extremely outgoing. I would not recommend this place to someone that is shy and looking to socialize.

I can't imagine this place to be a totally fun night out and I certainly wouldn't bet on it. Probably best suited for friends wanting to go somewhere to chill with a croud for a couple of drinks before moving on.....

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★★★☆☆

This place is ok but I certainly wouldn't compare it to L.A.'s SkyBar. Place got packed late with mostly guys and the croud was so so. Some odd characters there I must admit (guys and gals). I was staying at the hotel so this was pretty much the only place I was prepared to go that night. I highly recommend the hotel though. Price and room quality is top notch.

Closes early - I think it was around 12:30. No need to dress to impress here. I was there on the 4th of July so I'm not sure how the weekends are. Overall I would say it's average with an average croud. Not extremely social but not completely closed off either. I did meet a lot of decent people but I'm also extremely outgoing. I would not recommend this place to someone that is shy and looking to socialize.

I can't imagine this place to be a totally fun night out and I certainly wouldn't bet on it. Probably best suited for friends wanting to go somewhere to chill with a croud for a couple of drinks before moving on.....

Pros: easy access, smoking ok outside with your drink, walking distance to other places

Cons: odd people, too many men, not very social if you don't know anyone

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Not a lot of bars this classy ni the South Bay. This is your best choice.

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★★★★★

Not a lot of bars this classy ni the South Bay. This is your best choice.

Pros: Hot Place, Hot People, Hot Decor

Cons: Expensive

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bartenders are fast and friendly. Great view down Santa Row. Drinks were strong and not watered down like some other places (Straits). Ample seating.

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★★★★☆

bartenders are fast and friendly. Great view down Santa Row. Drinks were strong and not watered down like some other places (Straits). Ample seating.

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For an upscale hotel bar, we were treated very poorly. The security guard presence was so overwhelming that it ruined my experience of the bar. He made ten rounds through the bar/lobby within 30 minutes and followed us as we looked for seating, then chased us out of the adjacent (and empty) hotel lounge because we weren't hotel guests. By 1:25am, he was asking everyone three times to leave the bar. I have never been treated this way at any upscale hotel bar in San Francisco, where they respect their customers and truly understand the meaning of classy.

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★☆☆☆☆

For an upscale hotel bar, we were treated very poorly. The security guard presence was so overwhelming that it ruined my experience of the bar. He made ten rounds through the bar/lobby within 30 minutes and followed us as we looked for seating, then chased us out of the adjacent (and empty) hotel lounge because we weren't hotel guests. By 1:25am, he was asking everyone three times to leave the bar. I have never been treated this way at any upscale hotel bar in San Francisco, where they respect their customers and truly understand the meaning of classy.

Pros: courtyard space

Cons: security guard, not enough seating, too pricey

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I wouldn't mind paying $10 for a drink if it was made right. The bartenders don't know how to make any drinks correctly, just stick to beer, I'm sure they can't mess that up. Besides the drinks, V Bar is really nice and has a good crowd.

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★★★☆☆

I wouldn't mind paying $10 for a drink if it was made right. The bartenders don't know how to make any drinks correctly, just stick to beer, I'm sure they can't mess that up. Besides the drinks, V Bar is really nice and has a good crowd.

Pros: other bars nearby

Cons: drinks

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The bar is pretty nice. Comparable to Sunset's Skybar. There are plenty of places to lounge on the side and outside, but the main lounge is rather crowded. Although I think it makes for a better atmosphere. The more the merrier! The lighting and atmosphere was superb. The music was mediocre and the drinks were pricey. Nine dollars a pop!

Overall I recommend it. It is a nice place to hang and there's nothing else close that compares to it. Otherwise I head up to the city if the one hour drive is of no matter.

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★★★★☆

The bar is pretty nice. Comparable to Sunset's Skybar. There are plenty of places to lounge on the side and outside, but the main lounge is rather crowded. Although I think it makes for a better atmosphere. The more the merrier! The lighting and atmosphere was superb. The music was mediocre and the drinks were pricey. Nine dollars a pop!

Overall I recommend it. It is a nice place to hang and there's nothing else close that compares to it. Otherwise I head up to the city if the one hour drive is of no matter.

Pros: atmosphere, service, crowd

Cons: price, seating

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You'll dine in refinement and sophistication at Citrus. Everyone, even vegetarians, will enjoy a night out at Citrus, for there are many delicious no-meat options.

 

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