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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

The Bywater

  • 532 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 95030, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Southern, Creole
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Selected Creole and Cajun favorites available daily for takeout

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MICHELIN Guide California 2019

The Bywater

  • 532 N. Santa Cruz Ave., Los Gatos, 95030, United States
  • 25 - 50 USD • Southern, Creole
MICHELIN Guide’s Point Of View

If dining at Manresa is like a weeklong stay at a luxury resort, this New Orleans-inspired little sib from Chef/owner David Kinch is more like a weekend of partying in the Big Easy. With its zinc bar, pressed ceilings and open kitchen stacked with bottles of Crystal hot sauce, it might just fool you into thinking you’re in Louisiana—right down to the zydeco and jazz playing on the stereo.

This is a spot so beloved that locals (some even with kids in tow) know to get here early to sample a taste of the spicy, andouille-flecked gumbo z’herbes, golden-brown hushpuppies, oyster po’boys and other Cajun and Creole classics. For the finale, a luscious butterscotch pot de crème may sound less traditional, but rest assured that it tastes like heaven.

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  • = Bib Gourmand: good quality, good value cooking
  • ò Simple restaurant
Specialty
  • Gulf shrimp and avocado remoulade salad, creamy horseradish dressing, avocado, romaine
  • Seafood jambalaya with head on prawn, crab, oyster rice, spicy Trinidad green sauce
  • Chocolate pecan chess pie

Facilities & Services

  • a Wheelchair access
  • E Non-smoking restaurant
  • r Outside dining available
  • ˆ Brunch
  • T Air conditioning
  • Credit card / Debit card accepted

Information

+1 408-560-9639
Opening hours
Closed: lunch : Monday-Thursday

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