Manzanita is a relaxing and welcoming Table and Bar concept that draws inspiration from local agriculture and the cultures of the San Francisco Bay Area through bold flavors and local ingredients.
Located inside Sonesta Silicon Valley San Jose.
Manzanita evolves into an interactive gathering place as the day and menu turns. This new indoor/outdoor dining concept at Sonesta Silicon Valley brings forth elevated street food that balances complexity with familiarity, drawing from the spicy and bold flavors of the San Francisco Bay Area. Manzanita offers a welcoming atmosphere featuring lounge and communal seating with full connectivity-to people, place and food.
shared plates / snacks / to-go items / cocktails / inspired beverages
Manzanita introduces new food and beverage offerings that showcase the restaurant’s location. A sensible and familiar menu features savory appetizers, small bites, shareable plates and entrées –all with a California twist. Much like the Manzanita trees and shrubs that boast a rich history in California, the menu is known for its unique and colorful contrasts, and mix of authentic flavors.
Pooya Banifazl has more than 15 years of experience in the food and beverage industry, working with both freestanding restaurants and hotels. He has had extensive restaurant opening experience with PF Chang’s, where he coordinated several successful store openings in the Bay Area.
His last position was as Director of Outlets at The Clift Royal Sonesta Hotel in San Francisco. He is now charged with the task of launching Sonesta Silicon Valley’s new California Table and Bar, Manzanita, as well as the launch of the Sonesta Event Center.
Most of Pooya’s energy and drive revolves around people, food and hospitality. His goal is to create a fun and positive professional atmosphere while taking the food and beverage experience at Sonesta Silicon Valley to another level.
Originally from Chicago, Banifazl moved to the Bay Area in 1994. In his spare time, he loves to cook and travel, and is particularly fond of any vacation involving a beach.
Inspired by the hustle and bustle of the region where some of the best innovations were conceived, Manzanita draws from the energy of Silicon Valley. We attract fast-minded and adventurous guests who are savvy in the best things of life: travel and food - set in the simplicity of the day-to-day.
Manzanita is now open
Breakfast Grab and Go Tuesday — Sunday 6:00 am — 10:00 am
Dinner Tuesday — Saturday 5:00 pm — 9:00 pm Outdoor dining and take-out only
Bar Open for Dinner
Happy Hour Coming Soon