4.5 based on 619 reviews
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving beautiful and elegant Greek cuisine since 1995. Fabulous fish, savory roasted meats, and sun-soaked vegetables are jazzed up with a spritz of lemon, a little olive oil, and herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.
Getting a table at Evvia takes time as it's always fully booked and for a good reason. The food is amazing, the service is delightful and excellent. The setting is perfect. And although the restaurant is big, it's still very cozy. Whatever you order for starters, I highly recommend the melted cheese with oregano and the grilled vegetables with Greek yogurt. The lamb shanks are tender and melt in the mouth. The chicken rotisserie is tasty and juicy...really, the whole menu is tantalizing...and the dessert, we asked for the house favorite and though it looks like Baclava, it is tastier and creamy and is served with pistachio ice cream. Oh, and they have a great wine collection!
4.5 based on 176 reviews
While the food here seems a little over the top (humungous pastrami sandwiches dripping with fat and juice), the beer selection cannot be surpassed anywhere close by. A wide selection of Belgian beers & glassware suited to each type of beer makes this place special. While a little perverse in a beer bar (I don't like beer), I ordered the vinho verde (Portugal) and it was pretty good.
4.5 based on 443 reviews
Since its opening in 1974, prime steaks and martinis have never gone out of style at this Palo Alto institution. The atmosphere is very clubby with fireplaces, dark wood, sports memorabilia and plush leather booths tucked into the many nooks throughout the dining room. Famous for their slow-roasted prime rib & hand-cut U.S.D.A Prime Steaks, they also offer fresh seafood, cold water lobster tail & succulent shellfish. The 23 oz. Bone-In Rib eye Steak is the "Boss' Favorite" while the Double Cut Filet Mignon runs a close second. Sundance is respected for serving the best food money can buy coupled with value & simplicity – a welcome relief for serious food & steak aficionados. The menu is supported by an award-winning wine list that features over 400 selections focusing on highly allocated Napa Valley Cabernets & Sonoma Pinot Noirs. Exceptional ratings & numerous restaurant awards rank Sundance the Steakhouse as a true dining destination.
Old friends invited us to dine with them at Sundance and what a wonderful experience we had. We hadn't seen each other in several years so we had much to catch up on. The booth was quiet and roomy. The staff was exceptionally helpful and eager to please. We spent several hours reminiscing and enjoying our meal. The prawns were extremely good and the salmon as well.
4.5 based on 256 reviews
There's parking underneath which is free. Order at the counter (we did have a long line) and then find a table. Lots of outside seating but it's very popular.
4 based on 228 reviews
A classic American grill with a warm and inviting neighborhood feel. The relaxed setting offers casual, yet sophisticated, dining with a menu that highlights regional and seasonal ingredients. An extensive wine-by-the-glass and craft brew selection is also featured.Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks.
Located in the Stanford Park Hotel just North of Stanford University, this restaurant is a quiet gem.
The Sunday evening special is the Smoked Prime Rib... very well seasoned, good and tasty.... worth the drive up from the South Bay and reasonably priced.
We have always had attentive service....
Someday we will have to try other entree items on the menu, but have yet to get past the Sunday special Prime Rib.
4.5 based on 355 reviews
Tamarine is a contemporary Vietnamese restaurant that features the light but flavor-intensive culinary delicacies of Vietnam. The restaurant offers a menu based on small plates, promoting the Vietnamese tradition of the 'shared' meal in which food is shared and enjoyed with those close. Tamarine's small plate entrees are enjoyed with the pairing of a variety of aromatic, flavor infused rice, designed to be mixed and matched to create a truly unique flavor experience. Along with culinary delicacies of Vietnam, the restaurant showcases the works of emerging artists from Vietnam and other Southeast Asian countries.
We’ve tried several of the most highly rated restaurants in Palo Alto and all enjoyed this one the most. The Vietnamese-influenced cuisine met with the approval of our Vietnamese guest and by others who are also very familiar with a variety of Asian cuisines. There was something new in every dish. Those with a sweetened fish sauce flavor were my favorite, but there wasn’t anything left over!
4.5 based on 331 reviews
Stopped by with a friend on a whim on a Thursday night, the place was packed! Per the suggestion of the server, the portions are big so we limited on what we ordered. I had the sampler while my companion had traditional Shakshuka with Turkey sausage. As the server mentioned, the taste is more Israeli than others we have tried before. My favorite was the babaganoush eggplant, which is fire roasted eggplant mashed with tahini, garlic and herbs, with lots of herbal flavor and fresh vegetable. Would definitely mention this place to others living in the area.
4.5 based on 178 reviews
Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant is a favorite for locals and hotel guests! Relax next to Dinah's Garden Hotel's pool and relish in the peaceful surroundings while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, happy hour with cocktails, and dinner. We have a fresh new menu that utilizes the “farm to table” approach and uses only the best cage free eggs, free range meat, & local and sustainable produce whenever possible. Come enjoy the new Dinah's Poolside Restaurant in a spectacular setting with a casual atmosphere and beautiful design; it is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle. For over 55 years we have been serving the Palo Alto area with great service, great food, and fresh squeezed orange juice daily! Come have some of your old favorites or try one of our new tasty items.
We stayed at Dinah's Garden Hotel for three nights recently, and enjoyed several meals at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant. As its name suggests, the restaurant overlooks the pool, which is surrounded by the hotel's beautiful, uniquely landscaped grounds. In addition to hotel guests, many others enjoyed brunch poolside, in particular the morning after the Stanford-Washington football game. Hotel guests might want to make reservations if they are staying at Dinah's on football weekends. The food was fantastic, including omelets and biscuits and gravy, Dishes were flavorful but not too heavy, and fresh fruit was offered as an alternative to hash browns. While breakfasts were great, we also enjoyed dinner one night. I had the lamb chops and my daughter enjoyed the classic fried chicken. Of course, I was thrilled to find Trader Vic's mai tai on the cocktail menu. It tasted as good as the ones I used to enjoy at Trader Vic's in Chicago. I will definitely stay at Dinah's again--and enjoy the Poolside Restaurnt-- if we visit the area again.
4.5 based on 183 reviews
Joanie's offers indoor and outdoor seating, and a wide range of menu items - most of which are over-priced.
We were seated quickly, and the server took our orders and delivered our food in a reasonable amount of time. However, I had ordered my burger "pink" in the middle and - as with so many restaurants - it arrived medium well. We were in a hurry and didn't have time to ask for a replacement, so I had to live it. Had the burger been cooked correctly, it probably would have been excellent.
4.5 based on 301 reviews
Big dollops of burrata on the pizza. What more needs to be said?!?!
The restaurant was quite busy on a Thursday night, but the staff efficiently handled the groups waiting for tables. My co-worker and I were placed at a table off to the side that may have been bar seating, but that was okay because there are big dollops of burrata on the pizzas!
The owner actually stopped by our table, and he was adorable. He even talked us into trying a bit of gelato which was heaven.
I will definitely be back next time I'm in Palo Alto.
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