I will be in San Jose visiting my BF for my birthday and have no idea where to go. We would be willing to go as far as Palo Alto. He just moved so is not familiar with the area. I am looking for a creative menu in a venue that is not formal/stuffy i.e. not formal italian/french (however Bistro/Brasseries are great!) or steak house atmosphere. Seeking a place that would be about 50 pp.
Can be Sushi, Tapas, Californian etc.
Will Manresa break the budget?
If you are familiar with LA, looking for a place such as the Nook, A.O.C., Fraiche, Kiriko, Orris, Opus etc.