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Readers Survey

Food & Drink

Best Pizza

First Place
Round Table Pizza
various locations

Second Place
Willow Street Wood-Fired Pizza
various locations

Third Place
Pizza a Go-Go
117 E. San Carlos St., S.J.
408.280.0707

335 University Ave., Palo Alto
650.322.8100


Best French Fries

First Place
McDonald's
various locations

Second Place
In-n-Out Burger

various locations

Third Place
Gordon Biersch
33 E. San Fernando St., S.J.
408.294.6785


Best Burrito

First Place
Andale Taqueria
21 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos
408.395.8997

Second Place
Una Mas Taqueria
various locations

Third Place
Iguanas Taqueria
330 S. Third St., S.J.
408.995.6023


Best Ice Cream

First Place
Ben & Jerry's
115 E. San Carlos St., S.J.
408.275.8827

3155 Mission College Blvd., S.J.
408.980.1991

Second Place
Baskin Robbins
various locations

Third Place
Dolce Spazio Gelato
841 S. McGlincey Ln., Campbell
408.377.5656


Best Sushi

First Place
Todai Restaurant
388 Eastridge Mall, S.J.
408.270.0301

Second Place
Higashi West
632 Emerson St., Palo Alto
650.323.9378

Third Place
Komatsu Japanese
300 Orchard City Dr., Campbell
408.379.3000

Third Place
Sushi Zono
831 W. Hamilton Ave., Campbell
408.374.8366


Best Italian

First Place
Buca di Beppo
1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.377.7722

Second Place
Il Fornaio
302 S. Market St., S.J.
408.271.3366

520 Cowper St., Palo Alto
650.853.3888

Third Place
Bella Mia
58 S. First St., S.J.
408.280.1993


Best Mexican

First Place
Andale Taqueria
21 N. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408.395.8997

First Place
Chevy's
various locations

Second Place
El Burro
1875 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.371.5800

Third Place
Pedro's Cabo Grill
316 N. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408.354.7570


Best Indian

First Place
Pasand Indian Cuisine
3701 El Camino Real,
Santa Clara
408.241.5150

First Place
Taj Palace
484 Blossom Hill Rd., S.J.
408.972.9095

Second Place
Sue's Indian Cuisine
895 Willow St., S.J.
408.993.8730

Third Place
Royal Taj India Cuisine
1350 Camden Ave., Campbell
408.559.6801


Best Vietnamese

First Place
Pho Saigon
826 S. Winchester Blvd., S.J.
408.244.2528

Second Place
Green Papaya
137 N. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408.395.9115

Third Place
Khanh's Garden
335 S. Winchester Blvd., S.J.
408.241.4940


Best Chinese

First Place
Taiwan Restaurant
1306 Lincoln Ave., S.J.
408.289.8800

Second Place
China Express
various locations

Second Place
Mandarin Gourmet
10145 N. De Anza Blvd., Cupertino
408.725.8168

5560 Santa Teresa Blvd., S.J.
408.281.8898

Third Place
Mr. Chau's Chinese
1004 Town & Country Village, S.J.
408.260.8288

Third Place
Chef Chau
14510 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
408.867.2554


Best Thai

First Place
Krung Thai
640 S. Winchester Blvd., S.J.
408.260.8224

Second Place
House of Siam
55 S. Market St., S.J.
408.279.5668

Third Place
Amarin Thai Cuisine
156 Castro St., Mtn. View
650.988.9323

Third Place
Thai Basil
101 S. Murphy Ave., Sunnyvale
408.733.1098


Best Seafood

First Place
Fish Market
various locations

Second Place
Scott's Seafood
185 Park Ave., S.J.
408. 971.1700

Third Place
Steamer's Grillhouse Restaurant
31 University Ave., Los Gatos
408.395.2722


Best Healthy/
Organic

First Place
Whole Foods Market
20830 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
408.257.7000

1690 S. Bascom Ave., Campbell
408.371.5000

Second Place
The Good Earth
various locations

Third Place
Fresh Choice Restaurant
various locations


Best Innovative Cuisine

First Place
E&O Trading Company
96 S. First St., S.J.
408.938.4100

Second Place
California Cafe
50 University Ave., Los Gatos
408.354.8118

Valley Fair, Santa Clara
408.296.2233

Second Place
Mongo's
83 S. Second St., S.J.
408.280.1738

Third Place
La Fondue
14510 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
408.867.3332


Best New American Food

First Place
Eulipia Restaurant & Bar
374 South First St., S.J.
408.280.6161

Second Place
California Cafe
50 University Ave., Los Gatos
408.354.8118

Second Place
E&O Trading Company
96 S. First St., S.J.
408.938.4100

Third Place
Birk's Restaurant
3955 Freedom Circle, S.J.
408.980.6400

Third Place
Wild Hare
1029 El Camino Real,
Menlo Park
650.327.HARE


Best Cheap Restaurant/
Fast Food

First Place
In-n-Out Burger
various locations

Second Place
Taco Bell
various locations

Third Place
The Original Falafel Drive-In
2301 Stevens Creek Blvd., S.J.
408.294.7886


Best Fancy Restaurant

First Place
La Fondue
14510 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
408.867.3332

Second Place
A.P. Stump's
163 W. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.292.9928

Third Place
Le Papillon
410 Saratoga Ave., S.J.
408.296.3730


Best Vegetarian

First Place
White Lotus
80 N. Market St., S.J.
408.977.0540

Second Place
The Good Earth
various locations

Third Place
Fresh Choice
various locations


Best Breakfast

First Place
Hobee's
various locations

Second Place
IHOP
various locations

Third Place
Denny's
various locations


Best Power Lunch

First Place
Il Fornaio
302 S. Market St., S.J.
408.271.3366

520 Cowper St., Palo Alto
650.853.3888

Second Place
A.P. Stump's
163 W. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.292.9928

Third Place
Inca Gardens
87 E. San Fernando St., S.J.
408.977.0816


Best Margarita

First Place
Chevy's
various locations

Second Place
Left at Albuquerque
445 Emerson, Palo Alto
650.356.1011

1875 S. Bascom Ave. #50, Campbell
408.558.1680

Third Place
El Torito
various locations


Best Wine List

First Place
A.P. Stump's
163 W. Santa Clara St., S.J.
408.292.9928

Second Place
Wine Galleria
377 S. First St., S.J.
408.298.1386

Third Place
Plumed Horse
14555 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
408.867.4711


Best Martini

First Place
The Basin
14572 Big Basin Way, Saratoga
408.867.1906

Second Place
VooDoo Lounge
14 S. Second St., S.J.
408.286.8636

Third Place
The Grill on the Alley
172 S. Market St., S.J.
408.294.2244

Third Place
Mission Ale House
97 E. Santa Clara, S.J.
408.292.4058


Best Microbrewery

First Place
Gordon Biersch
33 E. San Fernando, S.J.
408.294.6785

Second Place
Tied House Cafe & Brewery

65 North San Pedro St., S.J.
408.295.2739

Third Place
Los Gatos Brewing Co.
130 N. Santa Cruz Ave. #9,
Los Gatos
408.395.9929


Best Coffeehouse

First Place
Starbuck's
various locations

Second Place
Great Bear Coffee &
Los Osos Cafe
19 N. Santa Cruz Ave.,
Los Gatos
408.395.8607

Third Place
Coffee Society
The Oaks Center, 21265 Stevens Creek Blvd., Cupertino
408.725.8091


Best Juice Bar

First Place
Jamba Juice
various locations

Second Place
Juice It!
81 W. Main St., Los Gatos
408.395.2333


Best High-Tech Campus Cafeteria

First Place
CISCO SYSTEMS
Second Place
Hewlett-Packard

Second Place
IBM

Third Place

Oracle


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From the September 28-October 4, 2000 issue of Metro, Silicon Valley's Weekly Newspaper.

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