I am new this forum. I live in San Jose, originally from Brooklyn. Here are my favorites:
Italian Food: Original Joe’s – Great steaks and raviolis
Sandwiches & NY Style Jewish Soul Food: Gunther’s Restaurant & Catering – the best reuben sandwich anywhere! Matzo ball soup, apple strudel, rice pudding, stuffed cabbage, and the chocolate chip cookies are to die for.
Pizza: Bogey’s Pizza & Georgio’s
BBQ: Sam’s BBQ
Steak house: The Grill on the Alley – at the Fairmont Hotel