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Sidecar Modern Tavern, Los Gatos, CA

Sidecar Modern Tavern

4.5
4.5
85 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
A modern tavern for fun, food and drinks!

We are a neighborhood spot, serving world-class hand-crafted cocktails and small plates using fresh and locally sourced ingredients. Our establishment is dedicated to providing a fun place to share food and drinks while making meaningful connections.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Cocktail Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (408) 399-5180
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Jacob Farleigh
  • Neighbourhood
    Los Gatos
  • Cross Street
    Main st./College ave.
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 85 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.5
4.5 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

85 Reviews
  1. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on December 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a lovely date-night dinner. Service was gracious and attentive, atmosphere was lively and festive, and the food was delicious. Would definitely go back once covid restrictions lift.

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  2. TimmB

    Denver

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent meal, creative menu and friendly attentive service!

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  3. TinaL

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great atmosphere here and warm decor! Unique food and specialty drinks with excellent customer service. Always a delight to dine out here at the Sidecar :)

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 22, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    Food was bland/average, service was quite poor. Will not be dining here again anytime soon.

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  5. ScottC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 16, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    They have very good COVID practices in place, so you can relax while you are here. The food was great, especially enjoyed the prawns and the cocktail program is another highlight. Great food, great drinks and a comfortable, safe environment add up to a great experience.

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  6. Tresdudes

    San Diego

    49 reviews

    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great neighborhood spot with unique cocktails and tasty bites!

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  7. Pattiv

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 13, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Very personal service. Above and beyond. We felt pampered and had a great night out! My faves were the charcuterie, fries with special mayo, and banana fritters... and the fun drinks 🍹

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  8. Debbieh

    Tampa

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We decided to check it out after our visit to the winery. It was perfect. We sat inside at the bar with a very special lady with purple hair. The bay ended was great! We were given some champagne to start. We ordered 3 plates. Cauliflower which was awesome. Then the prawns came next. Delicious. Then the octopus. Also wonderful. After I asked for a chocolate type of martini drink for desert. The bar tender whipped up a delicious cocktail. We really enjoyed this place. Everyone very nice. We will go back again!!

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  9. shawna

    New York City

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Making a reservation got us the worst table in the restaurant but when asked, they let us sit at a better table. Experience was very nice after that

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 8, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious pandemic feast with amazing cocktails.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was good. Only thing is the food was slow. But they compensate by giving us free desert.

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  12. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great place to come and chill out. If your into cocktails they make some of the best ones. Food is tasty and service is fast.

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  13. AKna

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Loved the food and the service was awesome! Would return again soon!

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  14. Campbelltown

    San Francisco

    30 reviews

    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Without question my favorite "new" restaurant in Los Gatos. The food was excellent, well prepared and delicious. The cocktails were imaginative and fun without being different just for the sake of being different. Our server (Keith) was spot-on - friendly, helpful and informative. We pretty much followed his advice and had a great time because of it. I'll be back.

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  15. SteveG

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 1, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Small overpriced items none of them above average

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  16. MVDancer

    Central Coast

    61 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    We found a cozy spot by the front door, which was slightly more sheltered than the outdoor tables. The overhead heat lamps provided much needed warmth for our meal. Service was prompt and friendly, food arrived quickly and piping hot. Water glasses were refilled religiously. Beet caipirinha was tasty. French fries were unfortunately over-seasoned and soggy. Crispy Cauliflower was perfectly seasoned and delightful. Octopus Tostada was a little odd but overall good. Fried Prawns were the highlight - super crispy. Cream Of Tomato Soup looked good but had dairy so I didn't try. Unfortunately all of the dessert items contain dairy so we didn't try any this time.

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  17. DeannaF

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 29, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sidecar offers really unusual and delicious small plates, and creative cocktails. We had the prawns, crispy cauliflower (delicious - really amazing!), lamb sliders, and the duck. One of the most interesting meals we've had in a while. Definitely worth a visit!

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  18. AndreaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    I did not know that we had such a Gem in Los Gatos.

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  19. ThomasV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and even better service! The owners do an incredible job of welcoming their guests and making sure you enjoy your dining experience.

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  20. silvie

    Greater Boston

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Sitting almost in the street is hard but no their fault. Regulations during covid. We had two glasses of free champagne so nice. Thanks!!! Food was pretty good, fries way too spicy weird condiments on them. Dessert ok, lemon cake with Strawberry terrible but banana balls very yummy The shrimp and steak was great! The salads Drenched in dressing even when we said light. The server was awesome. 😍

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  21. ImranH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great cocktails and gourmet food! Loved the lamb sliders and octopus tostada! Above all very friendly service including the co-owner checking on the diners!

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  22. AndrewK

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, service and value. Creative cocktails and shared plates. A new favorite!

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  23. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 24, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, drinks, and service 10/10!

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  24. lilola7

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had cocktails Pretty Pink Drink and Smoky Passion Charcuterie platter was yummy Fried Prawns was good. The Salmon with the warm farrow (barley) was really good. Servers were very attentive and owner came by to see how things are going. All very nice. We will see you soon.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 21, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    We would love to come back to Sidecar again despite our mediocre first time experience. Food and ambience is great, staff was nice. Some kinks need to be sorted service wise however - a lot of waiting in between for food and server, server got some things wrong. Considering the pandemic and previous closure, I understand why it’s not 100%, or simply our server was having an off day. We hope things will be sorted out when we return.

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  26. MAKM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had so much fun at Sidecar! The food was absolutely delicious. The staff was very friendly and helpful with new covid rules and food ad drink recommendations. The best part was the unique cocktail menu. We tried a variety of drinks and they were all very well balanced - I even discovered that I love some new things I thought I didn’t like. Will definitely be back and will bring friends!!

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  27. JenniferC

    San Francisco

    28 reviews

    5.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    Great food! Very loud though dining outside near the 3-way stop on Main Street.

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  28. RuthC

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 14, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food and the atmosphere here is great! I can’t wait to go again!

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 12, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Perfect dinner spot after a day of wine tasting at Testarossa Winery. Sidecar is located conveniently right down the hill, only a 5 minute drive away. Outdoor dining safely spaced away from other tables on a quiet street. Food was good and good portions for our group of 3. We ordered the octopus tostada, fried prawns, fries and street corn pizza. Our favorites were the prawns, fries and pizza. Prawns were perfectly fried to a nice crisp and nicely spiced. Pizza is great for elote lovers! Just the right amount of kick. And fries...just the perfect food after drinking all day but Sidecar’s fries are an upgrade from fast food fries after all night drinking during college— spiced and a side of Japanese mayo. And, of course, delicious cocktails! We asked a lot of questions about other drinks — John Wick 4, Corpse Reviver — while we were intrigued by them, they sounded a bit on the strong side so we ordered the Gin n Tonic, Holy Mole and Sidecar. Would come here just for the drinks! Wonderful, attentive service. We noticed that he would stand back and give us some time if we were deep in conversation. After 10 months apart during SIP, we had a lot of catching up to do! Thank you, Josh, for an amazing meal and wonderful place for us to get together and reconnect!

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  30. Chris

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great for those who like to get many dishes to share. The cocktail menu as well is fantastic.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was fantastic

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  32. JayV

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 5, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food is the best in the area. Josh and Keith inspired a great brunch!

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  33. MasonY

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was great...pork shoulder sliders were great.

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  34. AmberR

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 1, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, cocktail and service were absolutely excellent. We will be back!

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  35. FoodLover

    San Francisco

    122 reviews

    3.0

    122 reviews

    Dined on September 30, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    I have mixed feelings about this restaurant. There is quite a variety and items are supposed to be shared, tapas style. The seasoned fries, which came to us accidentally, were very good and hot! Then we ordered, the crispy cauliflower, which was good, but the sauce had a little bit of a strange flavor/herbs that we didn't care for. The octopus tostada was very good. They sous vide the octopus for 3 hours which makes it very tender and then grill it. It was nice to eat tender and tasty octopus because the handful of times I've had octopus, it's been very rubbery, but not here and I recommend it. The fried garlic prawns were very tasty and garlicky. You get about 7 large prawns that they fry so hot that they recommend you eat the outer shell. It also came with a couple of slices of toasted sourdough bread. We did eat the shell and it was surprisingly good and didn't get caught or scratch your throat. We also had the lamb sliders; you can order 2 or 4. We had 2 as we were getting full. They were also good and the meat was tender and I think shredded. For dessert we shared the banana fritter with ice cream. This was also very satisfying, but why it took so long for it to come out, I am not sure. All in all good food, but none of the items really go super well together. I recommend trying this place, but I wasn't wowed by it.

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  36. schlepgal

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2020

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice spot on the street. Perfect for friends get together. Good food and service.

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  37. RichardK

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome place with great drinks and food. We started going there before the pandemic hit, then started getting their takeouts. Now, we go to their outdoor seating ... Sunday Brunch is awesome.

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  38. LgVIP

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, the food is tasty, the drinks are magnificent. The tavern ownership is very nice and approachable, and made sure we were treated well. Our server Rick was full of stories and had a great attitude and was fun to be around. Enjoyable experience from start to end. Cool place to dine and have a drink.

    1 person found this helpful

  39. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved our night out at Sidecar. Service was top notch and the food was delicious!

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  40. philf

    Seattle

    3 reviews

    2.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 20, 2020

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Mmh. It’s hard times for good food around here. We’re from Portland/Seattle and have not been able to find any great foodie restaurants. We took a chance here but were not impressed with the Lamb Sliders or Fillet Mignon (especially for $45!). We’ll keep searching.

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Sidecar Modern Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 399-5180.

Sidecar Modern Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 85 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Sidecar Modern Tavern

25 E Main St, Los Gatos, CA 95030-6939

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    Main st./College ave.
  • Neighbourhood
    Los Gatos
  • Hours of Operation
    Tue–Thu, Sun 4:30 pm–8:00 pm Fri, Sat 4:30 pm–9:30 pm Brunch Sat, Sun 10:30 am–2:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Californian, Cocktail Bar, Farm-to-table
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Jacob Farleigh
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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