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The 5 Best New American Restaurants Near San Jose

Updated: October 6, 2021

San Jose’s best new American restaurants take fusion to the next level with bahn mi hot dogs and falafel burgers! We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find the best New American Restaurants. These excellent fusion menus with local ingredients take these San Jose spots to a new level of dining.

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Veggie Grill

New American, $$, San JoseNew American, $$San Jose, West San Jose
Google: 4.3
Yelp: 4.0
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Willow Street Pizza & Taproom

Pizza, $$, San JosePizza, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

3rd & Bourbon

New American, $$, San JoseNew American, $$San Jose, Downtown
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.5

Crepevine Restaurants

New American, $$, San JoseNew American, $$San Jose, Willow Glen
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Hash House

American, $$, CampbellAmerican, $$Campbell, West Campbell
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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How did we curate this list?

We know how tough it is to find the best restaurant in San Jose. We analyzed 28808 San Jose restaurants on Yelp and Google, 3104661 San Jose restaurant reviews, and 1901 lists and articles – looking closely at what Vacation Idea and CultureTrip had to say – and applied our boam magic. We cross-referenced with top lists, like Vacation Idea - 25 Best San Jose Breakfast & Weekend Brunch Spots, CultureTrip - San Jose’s 10 Best Vegan and Vegetarian Restaurants and CultureTrip - The 10 Best Restaurants In Downtown San Jose, California. Our engine uses real-time data to only show restaurants that are open and their available services, so you can stay safe on your terms. Our site gets no payment from the restaurants we show, so you can trust what you see. These ten options are sure to delight.

Drink pairing tips

  • Mojito with your nachos

    A cocktail, like Mojito, is a good partner drink to with nachos because tames the heat of the nachos with the cooling mint of the drink.

  • Hefeweizen and nachos


    When considering what goes best with nachos, we recommend a glass of Hefeweizen, it truly complements the dish as it brings out the heat in the dish.


  • The ideal pairing for nachos

    Experts suggest pairing a nachos with a glass of Gold Tequila, a popular spirit.


Fun facts

  • The priciest dish

    If you have recently won the lottery, or you just happen to have $210 lying around, why not spend it on indulging in the world’s most glamorous, and most expensive, nachos?

  • National Fajita Day

    To celebrate their passion for fajita, people in The United States decided to hold an annual National Fajita Day every August 18.

  • A tasty history lesson

    Ignacio Anaya is widely recognized as the first person to ever make the now-famous nachos.

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