We wanted a table out on the
We wanted a table out on the patio, but opted for one by the window. The view was good, not as good as the patio, and we were close to the bar which got noisy. Our dinners arrived very quickly, but a couple of drink orders seemed to take too long. A bit pricey, but the view is just amazing.
3/12/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had a lovely dinner. Our
We had a lovely dinner. Our favorites were the duck toast appetizer and the gnocchi. Our server was very attentive and engaging. This is a quiet restaurant for uninterrupted conversation. Just what we were looking for.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Though the sun in early evening
Though the sun in early evening had long since set into the fog , the deck overlooking the Bay remained inviting and warm. Later the crescent moon and sparkling city lights would illuminate a wonderful St. Patrick's dinner. It opened with interesting drinks, especially a gingery Feng Shui cocktail, followed by an Irish lamb stew that my fellow diners raved about, and I have to concede was intensely flavorful without that overarching muttony quality one often tastes. My salmon with colorful cauliflowers was well prepared, but the ahi appetizer with taro chips remained the highlight.
3/16/2013 5:00:00 PM
very happy with everything,
very happy with everything, except our waiter was a little slow...otherwise it was great..food great!
3/22/2013 5:00:00 PM
The steak and Scottish salmon
The steak and Scottish salmon entrees were outstanding as was the prawn appetizer.
3/24/2013 5:00:00 PM
Great Easter Brunch
Price fix Easter Brunch was excellent! The salmon was just outstanding
3/30/2013 5:00:00 PM
I couldn't think of a better
I couldn't think of a better place to spend a warm sunny spring day...clear blue skies provided the background of a fabulous san francisco bay view...i felt close enough to touch the bay bridge...I'll be back soon...to enjoy the great service, ambiance and a variety of food and beverage to make everyone happy!
4/15/2013 4:00:00 PM
The staff was wonderful and
The staff was wonderful and although we had a little snafu about our table, they graciously corrected it immediately! Impressive! We will be back.
4/26/2013 4:00:00 PM
VIEWS & FOOD - DELECTABLE
Great casual dining with stunning views of SF at the world-class Claremont Hotel!
Excellent service & food!
5/4/2013 4:00:00 PM
A lovely spot for lunch with a view
Three of us, who usually meet every other month for lunch at a more ordinary restaurant, came to Paragon to celebrate a special birthday. We got what we were looking for: elegance, a view and really good service! The food (I had an open tuna melt sandwich and salad) was tasty and the wine selection met our needs. We ate on the deck and enjoyed an amazing view over San Francisco Bay. Paragon is the right place for a special occasion; we'll be back.
5/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Convenient Quality View Dining
Attentive service, good menu for a business lunch, excellent view. Spacious table, we were able to eat, chat, and do business without worrying about drinks spilling on the ipad. Availability of parking a real plus.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
great ambiance, good food
My best friend was visiting from Socal. We loved dining on the patio. I had the mac n cheese and spinach. They were both ok. She had the Butter fish with couscous special. It was excellent! I will come back again when I'm in the bay area.
5/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
My First Time to Claremont
I live very close by, which means after 10 years, I had never been to Claremont. Finally went, and highly recommend. Was a great getaway and great food and views.
5/19/2013 4:00:00 PM
I've eaten here a couple of times; my daughter attends U.C. Berkeley. The food is very good and the service is solid except when busy. Incredible views of the S.F. Bay Area this is a true, historic gem.
5/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
Very Good Food with a View
The limited menu has interesting choices and the food is very well prepared. The house smoked salmon appetizer, and halibut and ravioli entrees were all excellent. The service was friendly and efficient. This, combined with the great view, makes the Paragon Bar a great place for an informal meal
6/13/2013 12:00:00 AM
great for kids or canoodling
It's true, Paragon has a great view, full bar & hotel rooms if you're looking for something grown & romantic. It also has delicious burgers , grilled cheese & fries plus a tennis courts & pool downstairs to keep the kiddos happy.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Praise for Paragon
Paragon turned out to be a great dining experience for me and my family on my birthday, which happened to be on Father's Day this year. The seating area was spacious with a great view, the food was very good and the service was good. Will definitely return on a warm evening to dine on the patio and savor the view.
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Yummy and fun!
Great atmosphere. Went for my birthday with some girlfriends and it was a fun lively setting, great view and the food was tasty!
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
A wonderful evening of food,
A wonderful evening of food, cocktails and a view that is unmatched! I love the Paragon!
7/3/2013 4:00:00 PM
A group from the San Ramon Newcomers had at the Paragon and all enjoyed the event. Our service was wonderful . We were a group of 11 and sometimes a group that size does not receive such great service. Our waitress was so accommodating. Everyone was pleased with the menu and the quality of the food.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Food and Great Views
A wonderful place for drinks and dinner, with seasonal menu options the selection is dynamic with most items well executed. Some attention is also given to local suppliers, which does not distract from the overall experience as can happen in the Bay Area. Be sure to get your parking validated.
7/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
A Night at the Paragon
The Paragon is a fine place to take a sweetheart, a group of friends, family or work-mates. The view can't be beat even when the fog rolls in. The meals are very good comfort food items. Even when crowded, the noise does not get out of hand. The Claremont Hotel is not to be missed either!
7/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Love This Place
Took a special friend here to show him how much I appreciated him. He loved it. The restaurant gave us a table by the window as I'd requested and even pushed back our reservation when I called because we were running late. Awesome experience.
8/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great Service,but out of menu Items
The service here is great, and the setting very nice. The food is very good- nothing to completely WOW about, but delicious. I was bummed this particular night because they were out of 1. The dinner special (not ahuge surprise), 2. The Paragon Punch at the bar- really? It has your name on it, and you ran out? 3. The apricot liqueor for the drink I did get, which they either forgot or just didn't tell me they were out, it was just missing. There is only 5-6 things on the menu, so I think it is really too bad to run out of items. There was something else they didn't have, and I'm forgetting it now.
8/8/2013 12:00:00 AM
Late dinner or lunch stop
I've never had a bad experience with Paragon always great service and food always tasty.
8/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
I took my Managers to lunch to say thank you for a great job. It was the perfect spot to get away from the office. Lively ambiance and great service. They enjoyed their food selections. I enjoyed my Mac n cheese and spinach. Our waitress was awesome. I added an extra $20 in my tip by accident. As I was leaving she let me know. This was my 2nd time bringing guests to Paragon. I will be back. I drive from Sacramento for business and pleasure and this is becoming one of my favorite spots.
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Disappointed in the view
Overall our experience at Paragon was good however, I was very disappointed in our table location. I made the reservation three months in advance and requested outdoor seating. When we arrived I was told there was no available outdoor seating, which was not a problem except that they put our group of six at a round table in the corner . Only two seats had a view. the restaurant was packed due to a local football game, they opened up a second room, which had great views ,for a large group. I would have been nice to be seated in that room, especially since they were seating people there anyway. Most of the restaurants appeal is the view. It did not appear to me that they were trying very hard to seat people so they could enjoy the view.
9/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Wonderful burger, pasta, good salads. Nice wines. As always, a lively bar scene and great service from a hard-working waiter, who seemed to be the only waiter in our entire area. We ate in back room for the advantage of less noise. Unfortunately, the room has a cafeteria feeling to it, far less hip than the bar. The view is beautiful from both areas, but the separate dining room feels like a converted meeting room.
9/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Loved everything. Wanted an
Loved everything. Wanted an umbrella moved but was told not possible so we (2 elderly) baked in the sun. I made reservations at least a week ahead and thought would be able to get a better table.
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
The Claremont over looks the SF Bay from the Berekely side. It was a nice clear day so the views were great. Nice place to meet for lunch. Really enjoyed it.
10/9/2013 12:00:00 AM
My wife and I had a very nice
My wife and I had a very nice dinner. We both had the salmon special and it was fantastic, along with a very nice bottle of wine. I have been to Paragon many ties and it is almost always a good experience.
10/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoy the view and the foods and the services where spend my value time got bonded with the girls :) Strongly recommended to any romantic couple or a group of girls day / night out.
10/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
tuna tartare was outstanding; pear salad was good but not outstanding, (wish i was not trying to eat healthy); waitress was very attentive, not overly and fine with us changing tables once one in the sun opened up. Loved sitting outside
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
one luncheon order of a large
one luncheon order of a large salad was geat, the pasa order was blandt
11/6/2013 4:00:00 PM
Perfect for business or romance.
Perfect for business or romance. Food above average. Noise level can be high, but tables are far enough apart that conversations are still private. Service good.
11/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great food, great view, great company, although our server could have smiled a bit more, I won't let that keep me from going back!
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great Staff beautifully picturesque high class ambiance. Precision made cocktail
Concoctions with flare. Gastronomical delights abound
11/20/2013 4:00:00 PM
Family Birthday Celebration
Five of us came to the Claremont from Redwood City specifically for a sunset dinner/Birthday celebration. We were not disappointed by either the hotel staff or the restaurant staff. Both were helpful and friendly without being intrusive or overbearing. The sunset view during drinks was breathtaking. The food during dinner was among the best we ever had! This experience will certainly bring us back again. We're even thinking of an overnight at this Gem!
11/29/2013 4:00:00 PM