Silks Restaurant

Neighborhoods: Downtown
Cuisine: Asian, Pan-Asian & Pacific Rim, Fine Dining

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 San Jose, CA

Great fancy food

Expensive, but really good. This is definitely a restaurant to go to if you have a special occasion to celebrate or if you’re eating on the company’s dollar. This is one of those restaurants that is so fancy they give you tiny mouthfuls of a dish that’s “compliments of the chef” in between the courses you actually ordered. And they are all fantastic! The only reason this restaurant doesn’t get 5 stars from me is because their entrees were the one let down, and I feel like that’s a pretty major thing when the entrees cost about $40 each. But everything else was so fantastic I could deal with that. We even got 2 free desserts!

The atmosphere is a little stiff. It’s pretty… but the night I ate there, it seemed like everyone else who was there was there with work, so it felt a bit stuffy. There was even a table who brought their laptops to the dinner table, which I thought really diminished the atmosphere.

Since there were a few “compliements of the chef” dishes that aren’t on the menu, I’ll list my reviews for them here.

Gazpacho — a small portion of gazpacho, served in a shot glass. Perfectly spicy and cold, but the best part was that it was served with a paper-thin grilled leaf of a green veggie (lettuce? spinach? i don’t remember), but it was so unexpectedly flavorful and crisp, the memory of it stays with me to this day. it was so good.

Scharffenberger hot chocolate accompanied by a stout beer — the Scharffenberger hot chocolate was so rich and creamy, the stout was a perfect compliment in texture and taste. I was looking forward to this all night as I saw it being served to other patrons.

Eggs, Bacon, and Toast

Duck Egg Tempura, Crispy Suckling Pig, Brioche, and Truffled Potatoes — This is one of those rare dishes that i dream about. It was SO AMAZING. Those truffled potatoes are TO DIE FOR.

Lobster & Shellfish Tom Yum Noodles

Hand-cut Rice Noodles – this was the biggest disappointment of the night. Nothing was wrong with it… it just wasn’t anything special for how much it cost. I feel like I could order the same dish at any Malaysian restaurant for about $10.

Tasmanian Trout

Preserved Lemon & Bone Marrow Risotto, English Pea Purée, Sauce Bordelaise — Also a disappointment. I got this primarily for the bone marrow risotto, but the lemon flavor was so overpowering, I didn’t really taste any of the bone marrow.

Banana Split

Banana caramel tart; Banana Bomb; Vanilla Malt shot — We were given this dish for free! I have a feeling it was b/c it was the end of the night and they had leftovers. But it was SPECTACULAR, every part of it. I dream about this one too.

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Sat 07:30AM - 11:00AM
Mon 06:30AM - 10:30AM
Tue-Fri 06:30AM - 10:30AM
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