Most Popular Restaurants in Palo Alto

April 14, 2018 Dorsey Hagwood

Palo Alto in United States, from Nouth America region, is best know for Reservations. Discover best restaurants in Palo Alto with beautiful photos and great reviews from traveller around the world here!
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1. Evvia

420 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1604 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Valet Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar Mediterranean, Greek, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 33 - SGD 59 +1 650-326-0983
Excellent
73%
Good
19%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 619 reviews

Evvia

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.

Reviewed By Dotts0908 - Nairobi

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!

2. The Refuge

Crane Street., Menlo Park, CA Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Bar, Pub Lunch, Dinner +1 650-319-8197
Excellent
49%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 176 reviews

The Refuge

Reviewed By sunshine_susan - Bay Area, California

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.

3. Sundance The Steakhouse

1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1122 Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar American, Steakhouse, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night SGD 41 - SGD 52 +1 650-321-6798
Excellent
55%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 443 reviews

Sundance The Steakhouse

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.

Reviewed By Charles S - Falmouth

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. Cafe Borrone

1010 El Camino Real, Ste 110, Menlo Park, CA 94025-4349 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night, Drinks +1 650-327-2556
Excellent
42%
Good
48%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 256 reviews

Cafe Borrone

Reviewed By Susan E - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania

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.

5. Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar

100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5235 Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Late Night SGD 16 - SGD 33 +1 650-330-2790
Excellent
52%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
5%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4 based on 228 reviews

Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar

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.

Reviewed By lwj - Norcal

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.

6. Tamarine Restaurant

546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1901 Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available Asian, Vietnamese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Drinks SGD 52 +1 650-325-8500
Excellent
54%
Good
35%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
3%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 355 reviews

Tamarine Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By h22101 - McLean, Virginia

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!

7. Oren's Hummus Shop

261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714 Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol Mediterranean, Middle Eastern, Israeli, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +1 650-752-6492
Excellent
57%
Good
32%
Satisfactory
9%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 331 reviews

Oren's Hummus Shop

Reviewed By babyoscar530 - CA

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.

8. Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch SGD 10 - SGD 46 +1 650-798-1314
Excellent
50%
Good
39%
Satisfactory
10%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 178 reviews

Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

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.

Reviewed By Sandy4 - Chicago, IL

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.

9. Joanie's Cafe

405 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832 Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch +1 650-326-6505
Excellent
48%
Good
43%
Satisfactory
6%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 183 reviews

Joanie's Cafe

Reviewed By Dave_in_Reno - Reno NV

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.

10. Terun

448 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1605 Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Highchairs Available Italian, Pizza, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner SGD 13 - SGD 39 +1 650-600-8310
Excellent
54%
Good
31%
Satisfactory
12%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 301 reviews

Terun

Reviewed By KristiMD - Los Angeles

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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