BigMallRat's Rating: 9.5 out
Westfield has done it again! They've
taken the previously lackluster Oakridge Mall and
turned it into something spectacular! First, they doubled the size,
making a giant oval, if you will. Next, they remodeled the interior to
look fresh and new. Finally, they added high-end retailers and
Westfield really knows how to pick
architects. This mall is full of beautiful details. Even the light
fixtures are both abundant and beautiful, yet never overbearing.
You'll find a mix of retailers here,
including some new high-end shops (banking on the area's affluence).
Lots of sit-down restaurants are a plus, too.
For movies, Century 20 Theatres is an
excellent draw, ensuring large crowds in the beautiful food court.
Three department stores call Oakridge home:
Sears, Macy's (newly expanded), and Target. (Target replaced the old
Montgomery Ward in October 2004.)
The food court design is truly outstanding
and reminds me of a high-end restaurant in the City. The use of
different textures, including fabric, stone, and wood, are evident
throughout. You'll find an expansive collection of eateries and food
from throughout the world.
Outside the food court you'll find the very
popular BJ's Restaurant & Brewhouse, Buca di Beppo, Cheesecake
Factory, and P.F. Chang's Chinese Bistro.
You actually can park on the roof!
Then, you can make obscene gestures through the skylights to
unsuspecting shoppers. I wonder how long it will take for someone to
Valet parking is available outside of
California Pizza Kitchen, Cheesecake Factory, and BJ's Restaurant &
Westfield Oakridge mall is located in
San Jose CA, at the corner of Santa Teresa Boulevard and Blossom Hill
Road. From the West Valley Fwy (85), exit south Santa Teresa.