While our server was good,While our server was good, he most often wasn't around. Too many tables to attend. It colored an otherwise very nice meal.6/12/2013 12:00:00 AMNice Neighborhood VibeParkside Grill is a great place for well made food, served by a friendly staff with a well conceived wine list that is perfect for a low-key Portola Valley dinner. It's menu consists of specials and time tested recipes that emphasize seasonal local produce. It is a good mix of comfort food and California cuisine.6/9/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect outdoor patioNice at this time of year to sit on the patio and eat among the redwoods.6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMConsistent, excellent findI love this place and frequent it regularly for lunch, dinner, or a glass of wine. I have never been disappointed whether on it's a special dinner, time with friends, or with colleagues. Service is super.6/3/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat for lunch on a warm daySitting in the shade of the huge redwoods on a warm day, sipping chilled Preseco and eating a delicious, artfully displayed salad was the perfect way to spend lunchtime celebrating my daughter's birthday. Service was friendly and attentive.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely settingWe felt grateful for a local restaurant in a wooded setting in Portola Valley. It is comfortably rustic but sophisticated inside with open beamed ceilings. Our dining selections included softshell crab and polenta ravioli with shrimp in a great sauce, both were lovely. One guest said his beef filet was the best he had in a long time. The open kitchen contributes to the noise level otherwise it was a comfortable place to have conversation with dinner.5/26/2013 12:00:00 AMClearly the place to go!The celebration of our anniversary was made very special by the welcome we received from everyone at the Parkside Grill!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMDinner 5/24/13My wife and I invited another couple to be our guests for dinner. It was the first time there for our guests. We all enjoyed the Calamari appetizer as well as our dinners. The only negatives were that service was quite slow and I think that the wine list is pricy.
Overall we had a good dining experience - our friends were impressed - and we hope to return soon again5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful experienceWe celebrated an anniversary here on a busy Friday night. We asked for a quiet table and were seated in a booth tucked away but not forgotten. The food was excellent and the service even better. We will be back!5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMSequoia viewsThe Parkside Grille is surrounded by beautiful heritage sequoias, visible from the windows. Very pleasing view. It has a nice outdoor patio for dining on nice days.
I ordered the endive salad with scallops on one occasion, and the same salad with prawns substituted on another occasion. Both times the salads tasted delicious. The bread was very good as well. Service was very friendly and cooperative.
On the second time I was on the paleo "caveman" diet. That means no dairy or baked goods. So I ignored the bread and had the kitchen remove the feta from the salad. Salads still tasted great. For dessert, the kitchen prepared a bowl of fresh berries, although it was not on the menu.5/24/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and serviceWe are going
Back more and more frequently not only because we never get a bad meal, but because the wait staff are pleasant and helpful. We love to sit in the outdoor terrace under the trees on a nice night.5/19/2013 12:00:00 AMTerrific....Again !Gals night out to celebrate our friends birthday. Service was terrific! Food,,,,Wow ! Fresh fish that had been delivered that morning,
We all ordered Fish - Tuna, Salmon, Halibut It was FANCTASTIC!!!!
There is nothing I can say but Two Thumbs up on the Parkside Grille!!!!5/18/2013 12:00:00 AMWELL ABOVE AVERAGE"ENERGETIC" IS NOT NECESSARILY GOOD IN MY VIEW. SOME OF THE ROOMS WERE NICELY QUIET. OTHERS SEEMED A BIT NOISY.5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMconsistently goodGood food, good service by José, responsive host and a fairly quiet place for dining and conversation.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat neighborhood restaurantAs usual, we had an excellent meal at Parkside Grille Saturday night. Owner Bill Petkopoulis is usually present to greet returning customers and oversees a friendly and efficient staff. Besides the base menu, there are usually a few specials that are interesting. Wine list has good selection of mostly California wines over fairly wide price range.5/4/2013 12:00:00 AMLocal & Reliable GemParkside has consistantly high quality & very good service. In short, it is consistant and the "go to" choice for casual, but upscale, dining with friend & family.5/2/2013 12:00:00 AMIntimate and peacefulThis was my second visit for lunch and I was just as pleased the second time around. Although small, the outside patio is really a great place to enjoy a lovely lunch while being able to enjoy conversation and good food. It is a peaceful setting under the redwood trees with a feeling of intimacy. I will return again.4/30/2013 12:00:00 AMI was there last with a groupI was there last with a group of "girls" celebrating a birthday. A more pleasant experience would be impossible.
Joan in Woodside4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMParkside is one of my veryParkside is one of my very favorite places to eat. Food is always good - werrvers are friendly and seem to be having a good time as well. Lovely outdoor setting - makes me feel like I've actually gotten away from the hustle and bustle. Thank you.4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMA perfect meal. I had lamb,A perfect meal. I had lamb, he had pork. Both wonderfully sauced--creative, but not OVERLY creative like many places in the area. Enjoyed the ambiance--gets busy after 7:00, but we could still converse easily. A great place for couples or foursomes.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMParkside Grille is one ofParkside Grille is one of our favorites. Out of the way, but lively. The food is great, and the service was very good at our most recent visit. As for a table away from the bar if you want a quieter environment.4/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food is absolutely delicious.The food is absolutely delicious. We love this place. It's as if your in Tahoe with the redwood tree's and country feel.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMVery nice place. Hiden awayVery nice place. Hiden away in portola valley. Nice bar area with tvs. Upscale. Good food we had great attentive service just right. Both our meals lamb chops and my steak were really goodWill be back.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMOut of the way location..Location and drive to get there is very nice, staff is friendly (although they don't habve a lot of staff)
Scallops are very good.
Main dining room can get loud.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMWe really enjoy Parkside Grill.We really enjoy Parkside Grill. It's easily the best restaurant in Portola Valley. Worth the trip.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AM