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Thea Mediterranean
Mediterranean Restaurant$$
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Santana Row 3090 Olsen Dr San Jose, CA 95128
3090 Olsen DriveUSCaliforniaSan Jose95128
$$Mediterranean Restaurant, Greek Restaurant
Mediterranean Restaurant
Greek Restaurant
Today 11:30 AM – 9:00 PM
Sunday 11:30 AM – 9:00 PMMonday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMTuesday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMWednesday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMThursday 11:30 AM – 10:00 PMFriday 11:30 AM – 11:30 PMSaturday 11:30 AM – 11:30 PM
Thea Mediterranean, named after the Greek goddess and mother of Helios, is located along San Jose’s Santana Row. This sophisticated and stylish restaurant is as rich and varied as the Eastern Mediterranean culture from which it is inspired.

Thea Mediterranean’s interior sets the stage for a culinary adventure that is simultaneously welcoming and unusual. Designer Chuck Thompson, of Thompson Planning & Design in Larkspur, California, drew his ideas and inspiration from recent travels through Greece and Turkey with Thea’s owners, Eduardo and Sylvia Rallo. Thompson took note of architectural and design elements (like color, textures, and materials), evocative of both modern and ancient Greece, as well as of Turkey and the many neighboring cultures.

Upon entering the main dining room, your attention is immediately captured by Thea’s soaring two-story ceilings and a 20-foot olive tree. A stunning custom-made 8-foot square cobalt blue Venetian glass chandelier beckons you into the restaurant’s bar area. Running the length of the 45-seat lounge is an imposing 20-foot tall dark mahogany back bar with backlit shelves. Peeking out from both the bar front and hostess stand are contemporary glass mosaics creating floral patterns exhibiting the Moorish influence. Even the floor, made up of four different types of marble, draws your attention. The rectangular stones in white, gray, charcoal and tobacco colors are patterned after the walkway that weaves its way from central Athens to the Acropolis. 

Thea Mediterranean’s décor and authentic cuisine are as exotic as the regions that inspired it making it a stylish destination for socializing and a memorable dining experience.
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Serving Greek & Turkish food, this spot also offers hookahs, outdoor seating & a late-night menu.- Google
"My wife had the falafel sandwich and that was also really, really good."
"Great lamb shank!"
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Robert Graham
a week ago
My wife and I ate here recently during our weekly date night. The restaurant looks nice and the atmosphere is great. They had the Warriors game playing, and a belly dancer (she didn't come by our table though). Anyway, I'm pretty picky, but I must say I enjoyed my chicken and rice, and my wife enjoyed her rack of lamb. Our waitress was excellent and encouraged us to order some delicious dessert. Although a little pricey, I'd recommend eating here. (PS: we're a young couple in our 20s).
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eva b
a year ago
Final Update. I got a call from the owner wanting to know my side of the story after she had spoken with the manager. Lovely lady, very gracious and apologetic. She was horrified by how the overcharge was handled by her manager, and more horrified that the manager was not being truthful with her in how he handled this problem. I've upgraded my rating to reflect the prompt attention the owner gave to the issue once she became aware of it. Crossing my fingers that better management will be forthcoming for this great restaurant. Better Business Bureau response from 11/7/14: Complaint ID#: 379747 Business Name: Thea Mediterranean BBB has made several attempts to contact the business regarding the above referenced complaint. We regret to inform you that we have not received a response from the company. BBB develops and maintains Reliability Reports on companies in our service area. This information is available to the public and is frequently used by potential customers. In the case of your complaint, the company's failure to promptly give attention to the matter will be reflected in the report we give to consumers about them. Update: Filed case with Better Business Bureau on 10/9, restaurant has failed to respond to BBB as of 10/28. What more can I say about the integrity and customer service of this restaurant . . . . My credit card was overcharged, as I discovered when I got my credit card statement, and not by a dollar or two. I alerted the general manager to this and was assured a check would be promptly in the mail. After 2 weeks I called again, and was again assured I would be receiving a check. A third call led to assurances the check would be brought directly to my home. No check as of yet. Beware! Hold on to your receipts and compare them to your credit card statement. Follow-up: Despite several more follow-up calls, reassurances that I would receive a check, and acknowledgment that their paperwork showed the charge discrepancy . . . no check. CHECK YOUR CREDIT CARD RECEIPTS
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Mariam Hemaya
a month ago
service is so bad,,, and all the menu is so expensive!!!
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Evan Rapoport
2 years ago
I had the lamb sliders for lunch and they were incredibly tasty; one of the best meals I've had in a long time. My wife had the falafel sandwich and that was also really, really good. The waitress was very friendly and we enjoyed sitting outside. Definitely will go back next time we're in Santana Row (it's by far the best place we've found there).
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Catalina Chirica
5 months ago
Never had such a horrible culinary experience! They imagine Americans have no idea about Greek food, or what? Our french fries with cheese had exactly 3 crumbs of cheese on top. No joking! The pesto bread was not eatable. Stay away!
Chau Le
11 months ago
Went there today for dinner. My pesto flat bread was served in a dirty plate ....speechless. Ordered a soda - fountain is not working. Same for lemonade. So disappointed with this nice settings restaurant but the service is terrible. Will not come back.
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Abhishek Shirpurkar
a year ago
Out of all the restaurants in Santana Row, serving variety of cuisines, The a Mediterranean is my favorite! I loved the curly fries. The grilled chicken (don't remember the name) was pure happiness. The night I went there, a belly dancer was performing. It was a nice setup. Definitely something I'd never seen before. But the food grabbed all my attention, which is a tough job to do in such a lavish atmosphere.
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Jackie Lee
3 years ago
I loved their service. I sat outside it was warm and cosy. I had lemon mint hookah. everything was great. thanks