Restaurant Asa in Los Gatos

Last week a friend and I met to enjoy lunch at Restaurant Asa, which opened a few months ago. It was the first time there for both of us and we were anxious to give it a try since we’d only heard good things about it. The eatery’s location is super convenient and is a big plus: Asa sits just across from the Los Gatos Lodge, adjacent to the Best Western Inn of Los Gatos – at the corner of Alberto Way and Los Gatos-Saratoga Road. This is the same location where Grill 57 was until this summer. There’s no shortage of nearby parking, which cannot always be said of restaurants in town.

 

Restaurant Asa Los Gatos exterior

 

An attractive, inviting patio dining area sits behind the planters in the photo above.

Inside, a waiting area features two comfy couches. A well appointed wine case is to the right and a full bar to the left.  The room is open, clean, quiet (while fairly full), and offers pleasant decor.

 

Restaurant Asa waiting area couches and wine collection

 

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New Los Gatos restaurant, Foglight Alehouse, in old LG Brewing Company location

Restaurant newsflash – the Los Gatos Brewing Company is closing, and in its place will be Foglight Alehouse, owned and operated by noted San Francisco chef Scott Youkilis and his brother, a retired major league baseball player, Kevin Youkilis.  Apparently they’ve been interested in opening up an alehouse here in Los Gatos for awhile, as Kevin and his family live in nearby Monte Sereno.  We wish them every success and can’t wait to check it out!

For more info, please see these two articles in today’s Silicon Valley Business Journal:

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/01/05/exclusivelos-gatos-brewing-co-to-close-youkilis.html

http://www.bizjournals.com/sanjose/news/2015/01/05/exclusive-q-a-sf-chef-youkilis-on-his-new-los.html

UPDATE – NAME CHANGE!

The brewpub’s name is now the Loma Brewing Company.  More info on the new brewery can be seen here on this blog:

Loma Brewing Company opening soon