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884 Portola Road A-1
Portola Valley, CA 94028
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Parkside Grille Details
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Offering private dinners.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer two Private Rooms which can accommodate up to 55 people.
Private Party Contact:
Bill Petkopoulos (650) 529-9007
Seasonal Live Music.
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Rustic Elegance In Beautiful Portola Valley. Nestled Among Towering Redwoods.
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We go here often and love the
place. The food and service are both excellent and the bar has a generous pour policy! We'll be back!"
Dined on 3/1/2014
We have been to Parkside Grille
many times and it never disappoints. That is why we choose to bring a couple we met in Calistoga last weekend from Australia here. The restaurant was very busy and very loud, but we had great service and great food. Our guests were very pleased with their Caesar Salad with dungeness crab. Three of us orders the New York Steak which was cooked just as ordered and a nice portion, the other in our group ordered the Lamb Chops and was very pleased. We will continue to dine at Parkside Grille and bring other guests."
Dined on 2/28/2014
As usual, we had a great dinner
with friends at Parkside Grille. Good food and drink with an upbeat atmosphere. Always a good time had."
Dined on 2/28/2014
The hostess with an attitude was
the only negative at this cozy neighborhood restaurant. Our server guided us to delicious salads and well-prepared main courses. My lamb chops were nicely seared and cooked to a rosy medium-rare. Our dessert choice of Boston cream pie was a yummy one. We will be going back soon."
Dined on 2/23/2014
We went there on her birthday. She
is a very selective eater and generally sticks to the meat and potato categories so the steaks and fries are at the top of her list. They also have decadent macaroni and cheese side dish with bacon, which is a must for pasta lovers."
Dined on 2/15/2014
My friend ordered one dish. When
it came, it looked far different from what was ordered. The waiter said it was what was ordered. When my friend pointed out that there were no scallops or shrimp in the scallops and shrimp dish and that the menu did not say it was in pasta, he went and checked. Obviously the dish was wrong. He got it fixed. He did realize his mistake and was friendly throughout. He also comped some extra wine so all was good."
Dined on 2/11/2014
It was a little too dark at some
of the tables. It was difficult to even see the person across the table. My particular "special" for dinner was not notable. It was not hot and the sauce very bland and nondescript. It was Gnocci with shrimp and a pink sauce. The rest of our party enjoyed their choices. Service was very good and attentive without being intrusive"
Dined on 2/1/2014
Enjoyed a casual lunch with
friends at the Parkside Grill. Nice relaxing setting, service staff were attentive, food and presentation very nice."
Dined on 1/24/2014
We dine at this restaurant quite
frequently. Our Birthday group usually ends up there for dinner. Food is very good and staff is very accommodating. Setting is in the woods and ambiance is very comfortable."
Dined on 12/19/2013
We had a top notched filet mignon
that was prepared just right. The wines were spot on. This was a memorable and delightful meal."
Dined on 12/21/2013
We always enjoy a delicious meal
here. A little too dark in the evening but overall great experience."
Dined on 12/19/2013
This was actually the 2nd time we
had dinner at the Parkside Grille. The service was excellent; however, our dinner selection was ready in 5 minutes, which we thought was a little strange. My companion ordered the Risotto whih came with leaves and very little Risotto. For $20.00, she was expecting more of the main entree and a little less of the leaves. That being said, the food was very tasty and was served hot."
Dined on 12/18/2013
If anything the service was too
fast - we had barely started sipping a glass of wine before our food appeared. Within an hour we were given the check although we had not been asked if we wanted coffee. Our waiter explained that he was new...this was his explanation of why he couldn't give us any more information about dishes other than what was printed on the menu. My suggestion would be that new waiters should be allowed to taste as many dishes as possible."
Dined on 12/14/2013
We were almost forgotten. It
appeared the waiters may have been new??? In any event they did not attend to us promptly, forgot to serve some food items that were ordered and generally were not available or visible. It delayed our stay significantly."
Dined on 12/10/2013
Every time we have a good
experience here. Food is consistently above average and service as well. Would not hesitate to go back."
Dined on 12/2/2013
Parkside Grill is my local
favorite. friendly, casual, and fun. lots of regulars. good daily specials, and good wine list. Bar is a good hang-out."
Dined on 11/21/2013
Disappointed for the first time at
my neighborhood place. The special was rigatoni w. crab. Found 3 tiny pieces of crab and LOTS of cream. Salads and desserts good, as always. Service great. Should have stuck to their usual menu."
Dined on 11/16/2013
We enjoyed the food but only
considered it fair. I would consider this a place to go if we wanted to take the kids b/c it seemed very kid friendly. I didn't think the food was as good as the price suggested it would be. It was very expensive for what we got."
Dined on 11/16/2013
Parkside was one of may favorite
places. I have to say, our service for our larger group (9), with plenty of warning for planning was really terrible. So sad to say but I would hesitate to try again."
Dined on 11/11/2013
Decent food, great atmosphere and
the setting gives the feeling of being miles from the urban city area and provides the peacefulness of nature."
Dined on 10/24/2013
We had visited the Parkside Grille
the week before and enjoyed it enough to return. We invited friends to "our favorite new restaurant" and had a lovely dinner a second time."
Dined on 11/8/2013
A great place to dine for
lunch...Friendly efficient service, great food, pleasant atmosphere with option of outdoor dining when the weather allows."
Dined on 11/5/2013
Excellent spot in beautiful area.
Good food. Very nice receptionist and waiter"
Dined on 11/2/2013
We've eaten here many times. The
quality of the food and service is good and reliable. Outdoor dining is very nice in appropriate weather, although yellow jackets can be a problem in the peak summer months. In busy hours, the noise level is moderately intrusive, but there are quiet areas in the restaurant, so specify your desire in that regard when making reservations. It's located in a small strip mall but is set in the redwoods and provides as nice ambience. The spinach salad with scallops is a favorite, as well as the salmon, and their California burger. The kitchen is responsive to special requests such as no salt in preparation of food, if your preferences or restrictions so dictate. Nice restaurant to have in the local community."
Dined on 11/1/2013
The Parkside is by far one of our
favorite places to eat ever. Everything on their menu is wonderful. The quality of the food and the service is the best. Bill the owner is so gracious and his staff is the same. We dine here at least three to four times a month. It is always good!"
Dined on 10/26/2013
I work for a VC on Sand Hill Rd. -
this place is a local favorite since it's so easy to get to and never insanely crowded. The food is simply fabulous - seasonal, fresh, inventive menu items. I just had the roasted beet, goat cheese, and baby greens with walnuts and citrus vinaigrette with fresh crab meat on top. It was fabulous! They kindly let us all share a glass of wine (we were celebrating a coworker's birthday) between two of us. Great French Provencal-style rose for just $10 a glass, too. Wonderful desserts and their Peruvian coffee is so rich and delicious - it's a must for after your meal!"
Dined on 10/23/2013
great little "out in woods" quiet
location. All 4 of us enjoyed our meals! Would recommend it to others and would go again! Thanks"
Dined on 10/21/2013
Best steak filet I've had in a
very long time. Thanks."
Dined on 10/19/2013
This restaurant has been around in
one form or another for decades. In its current version, it serves creative California cuisine in a peaceful setting. Excellent selection of great food. For outdoor seating, the cars on Portola Valley Road can be distracting at times, but otherwise it is quiet."
Dined on 10/17/2013
I've eaten at Parkside Grille many
times. It's excellent for lunch as well as dinner, and the setting in a small Portola Valley shopping center is only 5 minutes from the Sand Hill Rd exit of 280, yet seems very rural, peaceful and relaxing. In nice weather you can dine in their outdoor patio and even sometimes see deer in the meadow across Portola Road. The food is fresh, innovative and consistently good. They serve a small but strong list of wines, mainly from California. The wait staff is super-friendly, helpful with recommendations, and always accommodating. My only hesitation in recommending you to eat here is that I enjoy it as a little "getaway" that I don't want to become too crowded!!"
Dined on 10/18/2013
Fantastic special salad; brought
California to life on my plate! Extremely creative."
Dined on 10/16/2013
Although the food was good and
service adequate, we had requested a special table because we were celebrating our 48th wedding anniversary - I telephoned them and told them this. We were not given one and there was nothing special about the whole evening. We were not asked if we wanted coffee at the end of the meal, and on leaving no-one said "goodbye" and "thank you". We are not likely to go there again for a special event."
Dined on 10/17/2013
The atmosphere was wonderful and
food outstanding. Will definitely go again soon...jackie and john"
Dined on 10/16/2013
The service is charming, attentive
but not intrusive. The food is always excellent. The spinach salad with scallops was perfection. Try the pineapple upside-down cake for dessert. Yum!"
Dined on 10/15/2013
Made reservation for five on open
table - went to the restaurant ---they didn't have the reservation - luckily they had a table for us. Never feels good to make reservations which included out of town guest coming straight from the airport and then find out that the place doesn't have you reservation."
Dined on 10/11/2013
This has become standby for us.
Great food always, quiet, nestled among the redwoods, pleasant service. What more could you ask? We always request lunch on the patio if the weather is good."
Dined on 10/4/2013
Whew, talk about overrated. It's
not like this place is bad per se, but I don't know why anyone would eat here given all the other good restaurants in the Bay Area. Maybe if you live in Portola Valley, but otherwise it's definitely not worth going. My wife made a reservation for us to go here with her parents visiting from outside the country. They really enjoy good food, and it was actually slightly embarrassing given how average the food was here. Again, it's not like the food is awful or anything. But our standard for a good restaurant is that it should be better or more difficult than what we can cook at home. Food like roasted salmon, a hamburger, etc. don't count unless it's amazing, which here, it's just not."
Dined on 7/27/2013
We brought our friend there for
her birthday. The waiter was very professional however other areas were slow (water, bread, dessert requests and cocktails). 2 of 4 plates were not hot by the time it came to our table. Our friends husband is a "hobby Chef" and while standing up close to the counter to watch your chefs do their magic a very rude gentlemen in a blue shirt told him he couldn't be there. He didn't think he was in the way. A nicer approach would have been better...because I don't think they'll go there with us again and we really like it. My in-laws favor this restaurant and live in Portola Valley and we've experienced very nice service. It's too bad."
Dined on 6/19/2013
We were taking a chief from Puerto
Rico & now Washington DC for a farewell dinner on short notice & were lucky enough to get in here. It couldn't have been more perfect. She/We all enjoyed the setting & the food & waiter. perfect evening!"
Dined on 7/7/2013
food improves every time, now
excellent. Friendly professional atmosphere, but older male waiter never very good..."
Dined on 9/27/2013
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