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Manresa
American Restaurant$$$$
Today 5:30 – 9:00 pm
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320 Village Ln Los Gatos, CA 95030
320 Village LaneUSCaliforniaLos Gatos95030
(408) 354-4330manresarestaurant.com
$$$$American Restaurant, Bar
American Restaurant
Bar
Wine
Today 5:30 – 9:00 pm
Monday ClosedTuesday ClosedWednesday 5:30 – 9:00 pmThursday 5:30 – 9:00 pmFriday 5:30 – 9:00 pmSaturday 5:30 – 9:00 pmSunday 5:30 – 8:30 pm
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David Kinch's well-known New American eatery offering extravagant farm-to-table tasting menus.- Google
"6. Duck roasted in salt crust, fig, and wild fennel confit ~Pretty good."
"Highly recommend the wine pairing."
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Mihir Meghani
2 months ago
This is fixed price menu of around 14 items for $198. They are very accommodative of vegetarians & those with dietary needs. Each portion is small. The food is creative & the ingredients are explained. You need to plan 2-4 hours to enjoy this. They also have an alcoholic & non alcoholic drink tasting menu for $60. It is difficult to get reservations. Parking is readily available. Service was good but twice they brought out egg items though we had clearly told them prior to arrival & upon arrival that we don't eat eggs - for the price of the restaurant, they should know better. I also found the restaurant very formal - too much for an informal Californian. They did not want me to wear Vibrams there. So this was a fine dining experience with creative quality healthy food with good taste, but for a long dining experience, Taj Campton place in San Francisco, or Millenium (currently in San Francisco but moving to Oakland) are still my preferences, especially with their prices being half of what Manresa charges. If you want to appreciate the thought & creativity of each item in a series of dishes, this is the place.
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Nathan Yang
11 months ago
The last time I was at Manresa, I had their Fall Garden menu. Overall, it was a bit of an underwhelming experience compared to those at other Michelin-starred restaurants of the same price. There were only 1-2 dishes among 10 (+ 3 desserts) that stood completely stood out. The menu was also a bit light. Surprisingly, I wasn't full by the time we got to desserts. As for the desserts, they were a bit too sweet. Service was just average--another disappointment for a restaurant of this class. That being said, I couldn't thinking of an egregious flaws, but there was also nothing that particularly stood out. I just wasn't a memorable experience. The venue is quite spacey, and the warm interior is comforting. I would consider it a good location for a fancy date.
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Paul Volk
a year ago
Manresa was a wonderful dining experience and my first Michelin star experience as well. I really like that although this is a 2 Michelin star restaurant, you can still wear nice jeans and a button down shirt and be totally welcome aboard (no need for a jacket). The service was wonderful, with every dish brought out in a choreographed fashion, making it as fun to watch as to eat. The tasting menu (we got the "bar bites") was exceptionally varied but had a common themes throughout. Clearly time and effort were involved in creating the menu, and it showed. My favorite dish was the salmon roe with an almond paste of sorts beneath it. Delicious! The cocktails are also wonderful. I can't see myself necessarily doing the wine paring because it is super expensive but maybe for a super special treat. This place is pricey, so expect to pay for it, but for special occasions I can see myself coming back here for sure.
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Katherine Myskowski
a year ago
We went on a Weds at 7 PM. It was not crowded. We had the 12 course tasting. I could not eat 4 of them. I was stunned! The bill was over $500.00 w/tip. There are plenty of better, more reasonable restaurants in the Bay Area.
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Jigish Shah
4 months ago
Great food, great ambiance. Definitely recommend.
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Olga Writes
a year ago
The real Chef is not the one who knows how to cook, but the one who knows how to cook exceptionally well and... is able to take you on a culinary journey. One of the best meals I've ever had and definitely the best 'story' ever told (or shall I say eaten?). The whole ceremony has started and ended with the identically looking dishes. What a treat! Thank you! & thank you for you kind 'tour'. Loved your kitchen.
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Hector Mujica
7 months ago
Great food. Great atmosphere. The dishes were unique, well presented, fresh flavors. Very upscale dinning.
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Annie Lin
a year ago
Since I have a foodie friend who speaks highly of Manresa, I decided to make reservations here for me and my parents for my 23rd birthday. The restaurant is a little harder to find because it is in the alley way of a bank and looks like a small cottage, not a restaurant. I do love the ambience of the restaurant when you walk in as it has a classy, but homey feel- not to mention that the service is impeccable. However, the food was not as expected for the price. We ended up getting the October Manresa tasting menu w/ my friend's recommendation. I personally prefer seasonal tasting menus since the menu consists of special ingredients - this time- it included on of my favorites, yuzu! I do like how the our waiter took his time to explain each of the ingredients to us - he was also very patient in answering questions for noobie foodies like my family and I. He had quite a sense of humor too, which definitely made our entire dining experience a lot more enjoyable :) After we ordered, the waiter brought out Manresa bread for us. For those of you that don't know, Manresa has a booth at the farmers market that sells their bread. I hadn't had the chance to try it out beforehand so I was excited - it definitely did not disappoint. I can't remember what they had... wheat bread, brioche, white bread, baguette.. all quite yummy and I love carbs! Who doesn't!! Hahah. I would normally go through every course of the meal, but its been a couple months so I wouldn't be able to describe each dish in detail. I do remember the meal starting out strong and ending weak. My favorite course of the meal was the oyster dish. It was an Alaskan oyster (I believe) served with meyer lemon and shiso leaf w/ yuzu. The oyster was perfectly shaped and placed on a big oyster-looking dish, haha! There was crushed ice on the oyster that chilled the oyster to a perfect temperature and slid into my mouth with ease. This was probably the highest point of the meal, and then everything went downhill/not as expected. I was most disappointed in the dessert, actually. It was thoughtful of Manresa to bring out a surprise small (more like tiny) chocolate cake w/ a candle for my birthday - thank you! However, each of the dessert plates that we tried - all were too sweet! The last dish was a Gouda ice cream w/ a chocolate cake w/ huckleberries - Manresa could have done a much better job with this but the flavors together were too sweet and too sour, nothing balanced out! However, I would like to mention that the wine pairings were perfect for each dish, and made each dish seem better in comparison to what it would have been without the pairings, the dessert wine especially :) Overall, I did enjoy my experience at Manresa but not primarily because of the food. I do believe the service and of course company made up the great experience. I wouldn't highly recommend it to others and probably wouldn't come again due to the high price but I do recommend that everyone try this place at least once! Rounding up to 4 stars.
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