Spanakopita, meatloaf and pot roast sounding good to you? How about corned beef hash and bottomless mimosas for breakfast? Head over to the newly-opened Blue Door Restaurant in San Jose and check out the Greek and American fare. Whether you select a seat on the expansive patio or indoors in the dining room, you are in for a culinary treat in an upscale but relaxed environment—perfect for a meal out with the kids.
Like Your Dining Room…But BIGGER
Setting down roots in the former Chevy’s location, The Blue Door Restaurant is located in the parking lot of the Westgate Center in San Jose. The patio seats 80 diners and is a great option for families (in case the kiddos get a little rowdy). Indoors there are an additional 170 seats in the dining room and large bar area. Upholstered booths, warm lighting and colorful artwork give the place a homey vibe.
American, Greek and Mediterranean Fare For Everyone
Breakfast (served until 2 p.m.) offers tons of kid-friendly options like the Nutella french toast sandwich or the Belgian waffles. Those with a sweet tooth will enjoy the delicate Swedish pancakes that come with lingonberry butter. If you aren’t in a rush, parents should definitely take advantage of the bottomless mimosas, especially the pomegranate if it is available.
The lunch and dinner menus have traditional selections with a Mediterranean twist like the Blue Door Burger—a lamb burger with pickled cucumbers and red onion, tomato jam and marinated feta on potato pepper bun or the Greek Patty Melt that includes feta and caramelized onions on a buttery toasted rye. The chicken piccata was a large portion and included a side of pasta and veg.
Tiny lamb sliders were a kid favorite (once the onion was removed) as were the variety of Kids Corner items (priced from $7-8) from spaghetti bolognese to chicken fingers with a choice of fries or fruit. All Kids Corner items come with a drink and a scoop of vanilla, chocolate or strawberry ice cream for those who clean their plates.
Open from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. Sunday through Thursday, and 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. Friday and Saturday.
1502 Saratoga Ave.
San Jose, Ca
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All photos by the author.