378 Santana Row #1100
San Jose, CA
Why did we dine here? – Yankee Pier by chef Bradley Ogden is a New England style seafood restaurant with several locations in the San Francisco Bay Area. We had dined at the Santana Row location long ago and decided to give it another try.
Insider Tip – Stick with the seafood
Cuisine – Seafood
Location – Santana Row, San Jose
Opened – 2002
Service – Yankee Pier had a friendly helpful waiter who was not very present.
Verdict – Yankee Pier had some solid dishes. We hope they can work on their service. Left Bank in Santana Row seems to be the best bet for decent food in this area.
Signature Dishes – Fresh fish and shellfish.
Yankee Pier’s Menu includes a wide variety of starters and entrees. We would stick to items that are fresh and in season.
Yankee Pier Food Picks:
Classic New England Clam Chowder ($6.00) was full of clams and potatoes. A slight bit of zest, but not too much cream.
Whole Leaf Caesar Salad parmesan croutons ($8.50) was a pretty average salad.
Grilled Steelhead Salmon ($25.00) looked horrible but was extremely fresh and tasted excellent. Our side vegetable dishes were just fine. We asked for sauce on the side but never got any. No big deal though.
Beer Battered Fish & Chips hand-cut Pacific cod, Gordon Biersch Marzen beer batter, Kennebec fries ($5.50 kids) came piping hot out of the fryer. Good quality fish and not too much batter.
OK: (Order if you like this dish)
Maine Lobster Roll hand-picked daily, griddled bun, cole slaw & kettle chips, served chilled with pickles, hot with butter & shallots ($22.50) was slightly above average but had a very soft bun that kept mushing up. Lobster quantity was below that of Lobster Shack.
Pans: (We would not reorder these dishes)