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Vahl's Restaurant & Cocktail

1513 El Dorado St, Alviso, CA 95002
+1 408-262-0731
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  • Excellent8%
  • Very good68%
  • Average16%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible0%
10 Feb 2018
“A place from the past . . . and a place you need to see and experience. ”
4 May 2016
“Go here for the Piano Bar Sunday 2PM, Friday and Saturday Evenings”
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1513 El Dorado St, Alviso, CA 95002
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Reviewed 11 February 2018 via mobile

When you walk into Val’s, you’re walking not only into Silicon Valley’s history, but also a place from the past. There really is no other place like this in the valley. The menu is unique and not exactly my to my liking. However, enough people...More

1  Thank Lori S
Reviewed 4 May 2016

I am delighted to find a piano bar in the mid San Jose area. You can be sure we will go here several times of year. The food is pretty good. They are an Italian restaurant. The decor is from the 70's but clean. We...More

Thank Mouse1999
Reviewed 28 February 2016

We looked up an old place that was well known within the business community of San Jose years and years ago and found out it was still open.... barely. What used to be a gem is now an old tarnished antique. The menu is so...More

1  Thank WhitefishandBeyond
Reviewed 11 November 2015

We went on a Sunday so it was fairly quiet. The food was just OK. Not bad, not good. The waitress was extremely nice and attentive. The piano bar looks like fun. We'll come back just for that but not the food.

Thank Nicole B
Reviewed 8 June 2015

Zombies would complete the picture. This place warmed my heart. The food was only ok, but certainly it could be eaten. The staff was engaging and professional. The decor was a serious throwback to the mid-fifties, as were the clientele, who have aged considerably since...More

1  Thank Paul D
Reviewed 16 March 2015

The food it's okay, but the amazing thing is that on Sunday afternoon and some more days you can have lunch while the people eating at the restaurant is singing.

Thank Victor E
Reviewed 15 September 2014

I've been coming to Vahl's since my childhood. Fortunately and unfortunately, not much has changed since then. Great place for resurrecting memories of the 50's and 60's, complete with the bold, flowered wallpaper. Food matches the decor with old school basics. The unfortunate part is...More

Thank Marspot48
Reviewed 26 January 2014

Vahl's has changed little over the past 50 years. The furniture, the decor, the guests and staff are timeless classics. Their bar and pool table are dimly lit and frequented by a friendly group of regulars. One dining room is used on Friday evenings for...More

2  Thank probell
Reviewed 8 January 2014

I love Vahl's because even though the food is kind of mediocre, it is the atmosphere of a once glamorous restaurant still holding onto what it once was. White tablecloths, formal settings, a fading grande dame. They are so behind the times that they cannot...More

1  Thank Elle S
Reviewed 15 February 2013

Despite the less than attractive exterior and the rather dated interior, the food is fantastic and there is plenty of it. Frank, the bartender has been there for a long time and is quite an interesting fellow to talk to. The waitresses are very attentive...More

1  Thank CarolynM955855
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Lunch, Dinner
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Open Hours
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
11:00 AM - 8:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1513 El Dorado St, Alviso, CA 95002
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Alviso
  • Phone Number: +1 408-262-0731
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