One of my favorite places
One of my favorite places to take business associates to lunch. Great food options, service is professional and quick, and they provide valet on busy days.
9/19/2012 12:00:00 AM
I had not gone to Lion and Compass for many years and was concerned that it was no longer the great restaurant I had frequented many times years ago! What a glorious surprise! Although a different menu, the food was contemporary, innovative, creative, and outstanding! I had the delicious artichoke soup and the Asian seafood "pot de feur". Friends enjoyed their choices, too, raviolis, salmon, seabass! Lots of good choices including beef. We were pampered by the servers and manager! Highly recommend it!
3/20/2013 5:00:00 PM
Reserved a section for 12.
Reserved a section for 12. Great food and environment.
3/27/2013 5:00:00 PM
Quiet,tasty,with old-fashion decor
The food here was quite good -- honestly, I was quite surprised how empty the place was given the quality of the food. It was Friday at 8pm, and there were only two other parties in the main dining room.
The prices and food selection say that this place is upscale dining, but the decor is a little dated -- feel like they're trying to be the Hotel del Coronado of the 40s. But they cooked the food decently (my dad's steak was a little more cooked than he'd like it, but still within the description of medium rare). I had lamb chops, and they were cooked just right.
The restaurant is quiet, so if you are looking to get away from the noise, this is a good option!
3/28/2013 5:00:00 PM
While Lion and Compass does
While Lion and Compass does not have spectacular ambience, it has a diverse menu selection, and reliably good food. We work in the area, and often bring groups of travelers here. Service is good.
4/8/2013 4:00:00 PM
Fine Food in Casual Elegance
Lion and Compass continues to show a nice mix of class with a relaxed dining atmosphere. We had a group of 6, two were late due to being stuck in traffic while the other 4 hung out in the bar, they held our table for 30 minutes, it might have helped that I called with the update. We had a tasty dinner with appetizers, the food was top notch, friendly wait staff, nobody had to send anything back. The shrimp cocktail was scrumptous with cold, big prawns and flavorful sauce. Solid, reasonably priced wine list. Nice to know when I pick this place for my colleagues to get together for a dinner they will not be disappointed, but rather they can talk and dine and enjoy each others company and are impressed with the choice of restaurants.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I brought a couple clients
I brought a couple clients here for lunch. They had never been here before but they loved the ambience, the history of the place and the food. We picked up 2 salads and a sandwich for lunch. As I've been here before, I knew the quality of the food and it did not disappoint this time around. Everything was well done, nicely presented and came out quickly. It was a very good experience.
4/22/2013 4:00:00 PM
I had the skirt steak salad.
I had the skirt steak salad. My friends had Chinese Chicken Salad and Nicoise. All three were very good!
Service was good but our particular waitress was a little forgetful.
5/9/2013 4:00:00 PM
Venison in plum wine sauce
This was one of the best dishes I have ever eaten. It was ridiculously delicious.
5/13/2013 4:00:00 PM
We took some business associates
We took some business associates to impress them and were not disappointed. Food choices are broad and quality is outstanding yet the prices are still reasonable for this class of restaurant.
6/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent Caesar salad and
Excellent Caesar salad and steaks. Introduced to a new Malbec wine by the server. The maitre d' is a gem.
6/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Enjoyed a lunch gathering for 8. Well located near 101. Friendly staff. Many nice salad options. Great Creme Brûlée . Nice bar.
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Excellent dining - historical site
I've been to Lion and Compass 10 times and it keeps getting better. It's definitely the place to see people negotiating their start up deals, or discussing VC funding. The menu is pricy, so make sure you have the proper VC funding before you choose to enjoy one of the best dining establishments in the south bay
6/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for lunch meeting
Great place for a lunch meeting. Food very good quality and service.
6/27/2013 4:00:00 PM
Would visit again
I went here today and had a lunch w/ 2 others outside on the patio. Food, service, and atmosphere were all good.
6/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
This was a business dinner. Everybody was impressed with food and ambiance. Ideal for business meetings. We will be back.
7/10/2013 12:00:00 AM
The service was excellent!
The service was excellent! We book with you at least once a year for our group dinner.
Love the food, drink and service!
8/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food exceeded my expectation.
The food exceeded my expectation. Very nice restaurant and service was wonderful. I will definitely return for lunch or dinner.
8/19/2013 12:00:00 AM
Bay Area Visit
Great "sit down" restaurant in an area where you can't find too many fine restaurants.
8/22/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great as usual. I'd like more ice in my iced tea, but other than that stellar service. Don't ever change the decor. Perfect place to bring the boss.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A surprise in Sunnyvale
Lion and Compass restaurant was a real find. Had the brandied chili prawns and prawn and mango salad for starters - both excellent. The rack of lamb was amazing as was the macadamia crusted sea bass - cooked to perfection - buttery and tender. Try their family recipe for the butterscotch custard. Overall Yum and I will go again.
9/6/2013 12:00:00 AM
A party of 8 of us made reservations but at 6pm but ended up staggering in over about a 45 minute period. The service was a bit spotty at the beginning as we wandered in, but got much better as the rest of the party arrived. The menu was varied enough to fit the diverse needs of our entire party, and everyone raved about the food. Definitely somewhere that we'll keep on our short list.
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
First Time Look
We had heard about the Lion and Compass years but never gotten there.
What a fine. It was bright, clean, and with beautifully set tables.
Our two dishes, Seafood Linguini and Nut crusted Sea Bass were attractively presented and excellent flavor.
Definitely want to return in the near future..//wgm
9/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
Consistently good, not spectacular
This was my 5th or 6th time there. Good solid food but not super wow. Good service. Nice indoor ambiance but not much view. I am not a foodie but estimate that foodies will find it decently good but not a place to blog about.
I enjoyed dinner and will be back.
10/21/2013 12:00:00 AM
Halls of Power
The Lion and Compass is where deals among technology giants are brokered and sealed. The surroundings are comfortable, the service discrete and the food sublime.
10/21/2013 5:00:00 PM
A stand alone restaurant consistent
A stand alone restaurant consistently providing above par quality food. Ordered 2 delicious appetizers, Tiger Prawn mango salad and Steamed Clams. Grilled seasoned Prawns went well with the crunchy slaw and sweet mango slices. Broth from the steamed clams great to soak up the bread slices. Huband had the Venison in a rich stock sauce with Crispy Rice balls and I had the Seafood Pot in a Coconut Cream sauce. Both entrees delicious and presented well, unable to eat all of entrees after appetizers . Had the Tiramisu and Creme Brulee for desserts. Great way to end a great meal. Without drinks, a three course meal comes to a little over $ 100 for 2. Been here before for special occasions for a good meal.
10/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
Great for Business Lunch
Away from the crowded lunch places. Foods were fine, not extraordinary. Consistent lunch menu so there's no surprises.
10/29/2013 12:00:00 AM
Tried and True
In the '70s Compas and Lion was the absolute hottest destination lunch spot around. They would bring a phone to your table and plug it in if you received a phone call at lunch, very cool! Spin forward over 40 years and I found a very comfortable though somewhat more subdued dining experience. Food was great as was the service. The ambience is garden like in the largest open area and outdoor dining options are terrific. I guess you have to pretty much have it all to stay in busines for over 40 years in the heart of Silicon Valley!
10/30/2013 12:00:00 AM
used a travelzoo deal for this visit and it was delicious! we had the ahi tuna appetizer and I had the flank steak for my entree. the meat was tender and loved every morsel.
11/10/2013 4:00:00 PM
good place for a business lunch
good food if maybe a little overpriced. There really isn't much around this area so it's sort of a business lunch mainstay. There is probably something for everyone on the menu and it all seems to be high quality and the service is excellent.
12/3/2013 4:00:00 PM