Guntherís Restaurant and Catering opened on January 15th, 1971 by Gunther himself. A Jewish descendant born in Germany in 1935, Guntherís family hastily left Germany in 1938 because of the rise of Hitler, taking the last boat anywhere. Eventually, they ended up in Columbia, South America. Guntherís family comes from a long line of Kosher butchers, but upon arriving in a new country, that lineage was gone. Guntherís grandfather ended up smoking meats and opened a cafe in Colombia, so German immigrants could get a taste of home. In 1951, Guntherís family immigrated to New York, sponsored by a family as refugees from Germany. Gunther started working in different hotels and worked as a busboy, a waiter, and made his way into catering. In 1969, Gunther moved to San Jose and went into business with his uncle. Two years later, Gunther opened his own restaurant, Guntherís Restaurant and Catering. After all these years, it is still located at the original location. Today, Gunther is business partners with his three children; his son Steve and daughters Sandy and Debbie. Guntherís Restaurant and Catering serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner, Monday through Friday, breakfast and lunch on Saturday. Everything is homemade fresh, never frozen or out of a can. Same with their catering services – they craft the food items exactly to your needs. During breakfast, the homemade ëCorned Beef Hashí, ëMade to Order Giant Omelettesí, and vanilla batter sourdough ëFrench Toastí are all home runs. For lunch, there are many fresh salads and scratch made soups to enjoy. Guntherís Restaurant and Catering makes a killer ëReubení, with homemade corned beef and sauerkraut, pastrami, and melted swiss on toasted rye. For dinner, you have to try the ëJaegerschnitzelí, a tender breaded veal cutlet with hunter mushroom sauce. Guntherís Restaurant and Catering also makes a great ëNew York Steakí, serves all wild caught salmon, and makes delectable homemade potato pancakes. Save room for some home made dessert. Try Gunther’s famous Chocolate Chip Cookies, Apple Strudel with fresh made whip cream and caramel, Bread Pudding or one of the many other delectable treats.During lunch when you are pressed for time, head to Guntherís Restaurant and Catering to grab something mouthwatering in a short time. In the Hofbrau line, you can order your meal and within five to ten minutes your lunch is served. A delicious mix of German, Italian and American cuisine, Guntherís Restaurant and Catering is perfect for a good meal any time of the day. Guntherís Restaurant and Catering has been nominated Caterer of the Year several times, and would love to cater your next party. From weddings to corporate events, Guntherís is happy to accommodate any size celebration.
1601 Meridian Ave
San Jose, CA 95125