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Campbell CA - suitable restaurants for dining with a toddler (yes, I know....)

pizza Antica was also a hit, we also had success with other Santana Row places, including the French and mexican restauraunts

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Santana Row
355 Santana Row, San Jose, CA 95128

Jul 22, 2010
arsyd in San Francisco Bay Area

Campbell CA - suitable restaurants for dining with a toddler (yes, I know....)

We went to both of these, cafe Artemis twice!

Jul 22, 2010
arsyd in San Francisco Bay Area

Campbell CA - suitable restaurants for dining with a toddler (yes, I know....)

Australia. Thanks for all the replies folks, I'll give some of these places a try. Will let you all know how we go!

May 12, 2010
arsyd in San Francisco Bay Area

Campbell CA - suitable restaurants for dining with a toddler (yes, I know....)

Hi, I'll be accompanying my husband on a business trip to the San Jose area this summer. We'll be located in Campbell for about 10 days, and we'll have our 2 year old with us. Can you recommend some reasonably-priced places for dinner, that a) will serve food early (like 5.30 or 6pm) and b) will tolerate a generally well-behaved but sometimes vocal toddler. We're not really interested in a place with a 'kids menu' as he generally samples from our plates. By the end of a day entertaining him in a new place (and a new country, for us!) I'll REALLY need a nice meal and perhaps a small glass of the famous Californian wine. Local specialties a plus, too!
Thanks!

May 03, 2010
arsyd in San Francisco Bay Area

Penrith and then Brighton

I can't help you with Penrith, but Brighton has lots of cheap and cheerful choices, and is something of a restaurant magnet for that part of town (there's not a lot around there, it must be said!). Go Greek, with perhaps a gelato for desert, and you will be fine! Take it onto the beach after your dinner and enjoy the lights of the docks and planes coming in to land - its actually quite nice!

Feb 21, 2010
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

Best Vietnamese In Sydney?

In concur with the Cabramatta tip. It's a hell of a train ride from the city (maybe an hour? Get on an airconditioned train!) but well worth it. If you can't bring yourself to go to Cabramatta, Marrickville is closer to the city and still has a few reasonable cheapo vietnamese places.

Jan 30, 2009
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

Cheap Indian Sydney

Surjits on Parramatta Road, Annandale looks like a regular suburban Indian restaurant, and the locale isn't exactly picturesque, but the food is very good and the place is a magnet for visiting Indian cricketers, evidence of which is evident in the decor of cricket books, signed bats and posters! And the prices are very reasonable. BYO (bring your own booze). About 10 minutes in a taxi from the city centre.

Jan 30, 2009
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

Din Tai Fung now in Sydney

I don't know - I haven't tried it yet, but am looking forward to it, as I LOVED the one in Singapore!

Aug 26, 2008
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

Sydney Food Itinerary

I can't believe people recommend Harry's - it is a TOURIST TRAP!!!

Jun 24, 2008
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

Drunk on Recycling

why not hire some glasses? They will even wash them for you once they pick them up.

May 11, 2008
arsyd in Features

medium priced sydney restaurants

Try the Opera Bar, on the concourse leading to the Opera House for a cheaper meal (than Guillaume at Bennelong, which is the Opera House's fine dining restaurant). Near Darling Harbour is Chinatown where you will get some great Chinese and other asian food. Little Spain, two blocks south of Town Hall has a few good places. There are a quite a few Beer halls (including Heritage Belgian Beer Cafe, 135 Harrington St; James Squire Brewhouse, King Street Wharf, the city side of Darling Harbour) that have great beer and mussels; Sailors Thai Canteen in the Rocks, next to the Museum of Contemporary Art is great, but you will have to get there early if there's 10 of you; or try some of the old pubs in The Rocks for decent food - like the Lord Nelson. Further afield, you could try fish and chips by the beach at Bondi or Manly (get 'take away' ie takeout, and eat on the beach); Leichhardt for Italian (Cafe Moretti is the best, but book a table); there are restaurant strips along King Street Newtown; Oxford Street Darlinghurst; Crown Street Surry Hills which offer cheap and varied options

Mar 26, 2008
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

Fresh fruit in Sydney?

Try some of the Asian supermarkets in Chinatown for exotic tropicals grown in the far north. The department store, David Jones Food Hall in the city always has exquisite fruits (with a price to match). For organics, you could try some of the farmer's markets about town, but variety is not always great. The main wholesale markets are quite a long way west in the city at Flemington. Paddy's Markets in Chinatown has cheap fruit too.

Mar 03, 2008
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

Sushi delivery in Sydney CBD?

Delivery's not such a huge thing in Sydney as it is is the US. There are a ton of great sushi places in Sydney, especially at lunchtimes - try the Chifley Tower food court for cheap, fresh and delicious. Otherwise, in the evenings you'd be looking at individual Japanese restaurants, which are very numerous, but I don't know if many deliver.

Mar 03, 2008
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

San Jose - best for local food and wine?

Hi - thanks for the suggestions. Yes, I will have a car, which will make life a lot easier!

Aug 15, 2007
arsyd in San Francisco Bay Area

Sydney restaurants that showcase Australian food (modern and traditional)

whatever. I would recommend it, and do.

Aug 14, 2007
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

Sydney restaurants that showcase Australian food (modern and traditional)

so you've not noticed the proliferation of corn fritters and ricotta pancakes at just about EVERY breakfast place in town in the last few years? All started at Bills!

Aug 14, 2007
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand

San Jose - best for local food and wine?

Hi, I will be visiting San Jose for business for a couple of days and am keen to sample the best of local food and wine (coming from abroad, so know very little about Californian food, except that it has a great reputation). Any suggestions for great non-chain restaurants with an emphasis on locally sourced produce and californian wine?

Aug 13, 2007
arsyd in San Francisco Bay Area

Sydney restaurants that showcase Australian food (modern and traditional)

TOTALLY disagree with your comment about Bills - its still an quintessentially Australian place to have breakfast. I DO recommend. I also would recommend est - its my favourite place in Sydney (After Tetsuya's) for a special meal - yes, the bar downstairs is full of wankers (especially on a friday night) but the contrast with est couldn't be greater - it is beautifully refined and the food is exceptional. Boathouse at Blackwattle Bay IS very good, but I would definately get a taxi as that area after dark can be a little dodgy

Aug 13, 2007
arsyd in Australia/New Zealand