About By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill
The restaurant specializes in seafood dishes and hearty comfort food
Seafood, Italian, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: M-F 11:30am-3:00pm
Dinner: Su-T 3:00pm-9:00pm
Dinner: W-Sa 3:00pm-9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
(408) 248-6244 ext. 2
Let us help you with your event planning, whether you"re hosting an event in-house or meeting at a off-site location. We have options to meet your needs.
Restaurant Parking is located behind the main restaurant and can be accessed on both Stevens Creek Blvd. and Woodhams Road.
VTA Bus Stop 23
Paul Furiosi, Jr.
Private Party Facilities:
By-Th'-Bucket has a private Banquet Room for your Corporate Meetings, Wedding or Private Dining options. The room can hold up to 40 guests.
We've proudly served events such as:
Rehearsal Dinners, Bridal Showers, Business Meetings, Afternoon Mixers, Business Dinners, Wine Tastings
All Banquet Packages Include:
House salad, cheesecake dessert, coffee and iced tea. Price is per person.
The Chef has created 6 different suggested packages on our Banquet Menu
Ask Natalie & the Chef about Custom Banquet Packages Min. of 20 required to reserve Private Banquet Room
Private Party Contact:
Natalie Ceglia: 4082486244x
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
By-Th'-Bucket Bar & Grill Ratings and Reviews
Very disappointed in the service again w ...
Very disappointed in the service again we waited that long this time before we even got our drinks or appetizers were sent in out of order the oysters were all cracked the shells were all cracked they were not cleaned we had to scrape them off of the shell. I won't be going back
This was one of the more frustrating res ...
This was one of the more frustrating restaurant experiences I've had. The other guests received their drinks and appetizers and I still didn't have my drink. I had to ask three times to receive my drink. It took two requests to receive a refill and I actually had to order dessert twice. The waiter even brought us someone else's bill and credit card. This might have been over looked if the food was good. It wasn't. I would not recommend this restaurant to anyone.
We were looking forward to our evening b ...
We were looking forward to our evening based upon previous reviews. But to no avail. Ordered the crab stuffed artichoke appetizer. Received spinach dip stuffed artichoke. Server told us obviously there was crab...nope. No a bit. Husband ordered Italian amigos and really liked it. I ordered clam chowder. Meh. Bland and pretty much an ordinary soup...nothing special at all. Server was slow. When he server the bottle of beer, totally over poured resulting in the head flowing over. He apologized. But did it again on the next one.
I like to give another chance to places that have high railings if my experience is not up to snuff. Won't bother here.
Bummer but I can see where it is a local favorite.
Great spot for traditional Italian food ...
Great spot for traditional Italian food and seafood. Our party had absolutely fabulous Salmon that was perfectly cooked and well seasoned. Mashed potatoes were spot on and very creamy. They are used to handling a lot of volume so the servers seem to be geared towards quick interactions while still being attentive.
We've been numerous times and loved it. ...
We've been numerous times and loved it. Our last visit left us with only our memories of their food. The jambalaya was dry. The spaghetti and meatballs was full of water. On the plus side, my drink was stiff, appetizer was delicious and the perfect size for sharing and my friend loved her entree. We may return to give them another chance at the once perfect jambalaya.
We had relatives visiting from Sweden, a ...
We had relatives visiting from Sweden, a family of 5. They wanted to take us out to dinner to say thanks so we suggested By-the-Bucket. They LOVED it! Yes, it was very noisy as we were seated in the bar; but probably a good thing as we were 7 people with three kids (9, 11, 13) so we didn't feel we were disturbing anyone! They raved about the food and the portions sizes but they are, truly. . .way more than we could eat! Enjoyed the leftovers the following day!
Hadn't been to BTB for many years. Was ...
Hadn't been to BTB for many years. Was impressed by the remodeling that had occurred and couldn't believe the quality of the food. Both our meals, salad and garlic bread were perfectly made. Service was outstanding. Will return soon and often. Thanks!
My family took me here for my Birthday d ...
My family took me here for my Birthday dinner. The prices were on the high side, as my ordinary steak and baked potato was $35. Thats more than I usually spend, but it was my Birthday. Appetizers of calamari and mushrooms were good and the bar drinks were good too. My husband is a spaghetti fan and he said he would not return for that.
The food was good, but the bread should ...
The food was good, but the bread should be free. Unfortunately, we sat in the bar area during game 7 of the NBA championship and the noise was quite excessive with people standing between our table and the tv screens.
Alert. .we split bill on 2 credit cards ...
Alert. .we split bill on 2 credit cards and latter discovered that server gave herself a full tip (double) on each of our credit cards....40%.
also special was really a very small dinner portion ...other dinners were ok.
Great place for a family gathering
First time here, and it was a good choice, after considering a multitude of options in the Cupertino/West San Jose area. I hosted a family meal after my son's high school graduation. The staff were accommodating to our 10 person group. The food was plentiful and well made. This is a fairly casual place, and has a lively vibe. We were able to converse without shouting across the table, yet did not appear to be inflicting pain on the diners around us. The Warriors were on TV that night, so there was some reaction noise from those watching the game. This dinner for 10 also did not break the bank, a nice value, which is one reason I will return to By The Bucket.
Great place to dine.!!!
My wife and I have been regular customers of this restaurant for a while now. Over the weekend I dined with some folks from work and we had a great time. My wife and I had Roberto serve us several times now and his service is exceptional. I'd recommend it for anyone, you can ask for Roberto to be your server.
Still good but has been cheapened
I've been coming to By th' Bucket for over 20 years and my husband for 30. This place used to be amazing, but we have sadly watched it deteriorate in the last few years. The current owner has gotten incredibly cheap. Both the drink and food menus have been severely cut removing many of our favorite items. The bread with dill spread that was always free you now need to pay for. The waiters are great, but they are spread so thin that they can no longer take care of their guests properly. There are no longer busboys to clear the tables so if your plates are removed it is by the already overworked waiters. It just made us sad seeing that a once great restaurant has changed so much.
Too Expensive- lacking taste
Food too expensive for what you get. Poor choices for side dishes. Everything was bland. There for a birthday dinner and we all had the Steak - 2 of us had the Filet Special. Choice of side dish was either Spinach or Broccoli. I am sorry...paying 35.00 a plate at least you can have some "wow" factor to what you serve. Very disappointed and won't be back. Much better places to eat for that kind of money.
Had lots of fond memories of this place ...
Had lots of fond memories of this place and was very disappointed when I returned. The food was average, the steamed clams an absolute disappointment and the service left a lot to be desired. Doubt I will be returning.
Where everybody knows your name...
When my wife & I visit By th' Bucket, many of the servers are so good that they even remember our special orders and quirks...I like that! It's also wonderful that the food is so delicious. It's even better that they offer such nice discounts. We'll keep coming back!
Going Down Hill
I have been going to the Bucket for more than 50 years..... many dates, family dining, and just having drinks..... Over the last year things seem to be going down hill... First they started charging for the bread, now they have done away with pizza and I think the food quality is also suffering.... what has changed in management and the kitchen?
I remember eating at By th'Bkt many year ...
I remember eating at By th'Bkt many years ago and it was good. Since it had been a long time I had eaten at By th'Bkt I decided to try it again. Big mistake. Of the three meals only one of them was acceptable. Service was terrible. Long story short avoid it.
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