Always a good meal, great
Always a good meal, great wine choices, personal service. Location central to a fun evening in palo alto.
3/14/2013 5:00:00 PM
We had steak & fries, and
We had steak & fries, and a pasta dish. Both were good. They offer two sizes for the pasta dishes.
We tried two desserts: the baked apple pie with caramel sea salt gelato, and the chocolate boudino. Both were good.
3/15/2013 5:00:00 PM
Loved their wine list. Menu
Loved their wine list. Menu choices were only so-so. Nothing I haven't tried before. I always look for dishes that I have yet to try, or ones that have a special twist to a classic. Service was decent, nothing noteworthy. They had awesome, generous pours for their glasses of wines. Bottles seemed a tad overpriced though.
4/16/2013 4:00:00 PM
I enjoyed taking a date here
I enjoyed taking a date here for her birthday, the food was delicious, the waiters where friendly, funny, and well informed. I didn't leave feeling too full, but just filled to the right amount.
4/17/2013 4:00:00 PM
Small menu packs a punch of
Small menu packs a punch of flavor. A good handful of vegetarian friendly offerings between the snacks and entree, plus the prix fix menu was veg friendly.
4/25/2013 4:00:00 PM
the food was excellent. it
the food was excellent. it was a little loud, but it was a Friday night. we loved the cheese plate. hubby had the rabbit and said it was wonderful. I had short ribs that were great. cocktails very good. overall, great place. will definitely go again. upstairs is quieter than downstairs.
5/2/2013 4:00:00 PM
As a party of 8, we were seated immediately (upstairs). The waitress was very friendly and responsive. The food was delicious.
We shared and loved the sweetbread appetizer, beet salad and french onion soup. The main courses and desserts were equally as yummy. There wasn't a dish we did not share and enjoy. We particularly like that the serving sizes were not too large. We could taste several appetizers, enjoy a main course and share a few fabulous desserts (especially the bread pudding) and not feel stuffed. Overall wonderful experience!
5/11/2013 4:00:00 PM
Always a treat
Consistency is sometimes underrated, but a restaurant that delivers every time is to be valued. We have been to Gravity many times and the food and service never disappoint. Well managed with an experienced wait staff and a completely successful transition to a new chef, Gravity sets a standard that many restaurants fail to meet.
6/5/2013 12:00:00 AM
The perfect reservation!
Easy to make a reservation, even on the weekends. Great food! Great wine list! The service was perfect as well. Got our food and drinks on time and the staff didn't hover over us at all.
6/7/2013 4:00:00 PM
Great service and decor. The
Great service and decor. The food was very good and prompt, notably the fritto misto .
6/16/2013 12:00:00 AM
Drinks were pretty good; food was ok; many pretty people to look at; food was ok, but not bad. What they need to work on is the waiters attitude- the appeared lifeless and amotivated, so a dose of friendliness,some amphetamine for energy, and an attitude adjustment will help. PS drinks were great- excellent bartender.
The place has great potential with a few adjustments.
6/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Best Lunch Spot in Palo Alto
Gravity is my favorite "go to" spot when I have a business luncheon. The staff take excellent care, food is perfection and the atmosphere and table spacing is perfect for having serious conversations where you can still hear the person you are with! That being said, it is a great spot for lunch anytime!
6/25/2013 12:00:00 AM
excellent food and service
our waitress was very knowledgeable about the wine selected and helped us choose one in our price range. Food was delicious!
7/1/2013 4:00:00 PM
The food was quite good. Especially the braised short ribs (succulent and tender..never needed a knife). Their play on Oyster's Rockefeller was tasty and playful. Their beer and wine selection is very euro-centric, which is refreshing for this area. To top it all off, the kitchen was still open at 11:45PM.
7/3/2013 12:00:00 AM
Milestone birthday celebration
Started off with a peach bellini and red wine for my guy. Then, the charcuterie plate which wowed us. I had the braised short ribs with polenta, and he had the carbonara. We usually compete over who has the best meal, and for the first time, we had a tie. The meal was excellent from start to finish. The server and other staff members were very attentive. Perfect spot for a date night. Will come back.
7/12/2013 12:00:00 AM
This place is a great find! Located just 1/2 a block off University Avenue on Emerson Street this is a great neighborhood gem. For those of you familiar with Scratch in Mountain View this is from the same restaurant group. The food was phenomenal and there was an eclectic and well thought out wine menu. The staff was friendly and attentive without being pushy. I would recommend popping in for a glass of wine and app or a relaxing Sunday evening dinner.
7/14/2013 12:00:00 AM
Perfect anniversary dinner
My husband and I got out of a movie at the Stanford Theater about 9:15 and walked over here for dinner - the ambiance is lovely and the service (especially from Kent, our server) was fabulous. We never had empty water glasses and our items were served beautifully. Kent knows his wine and gave us great advice about wine and food choices. We had a lovely evening at a relaxed pace and felt it was the perfect place for an anniversary dinner, although we would come back with friends for a more casual evening too. They can accommodate larger groups for dinner at some of their big tables and they have a fun bar table atmosphere downstairs we would check out again on a future visit. Highly recommended!!!
7/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
The food has been excellent every time we have gone. The wine recommendations are spot on and the service excellent.
7/26/2013 12:00:00 AM
awesome birthday spot
Gravity was a quick grab find when I was visiting Palo Alto to go to The Stanford Theatre and it has become a superfun destination. I celebrated my birthday here last weekend with a group of 8 and had a marvelous evening - attentive but not smothering service, delicious starters and yummy wine and drinks, everyone loved what they ordered. My mother spontaneously brought a cake and was treated very nicely upon arrival (a cutting fee was charged, no problem) which is not always the case. The upper level has a nice, removed feeling for a special occasion and, even with the many choices one has in that area, I have come to feel at home at Gravity and will return often.
7/27/2013 12:00:00 AM
We have been to Gravity several times and have always been thrilled. The cocktails are outstanding. The food is usually excellent. My husband got the fish special which was very good. I got the short ribs that I have had a few times before. In the past, they were always amazing. This night, they were overcooked. I didn't say anything about it. I am sure they would have re-made it, but I was kind of full. I was surprised that someone came to take my plate and didn't say anything about the fact that my main course was almost untouched. It was the busboy not the server, so that's probably why. The rest of our food was great though, and the service was excellent.
8/2/2013 12:00:00 AM
Gravity in Palo Alto
Good wine list but over priced. A good wine bar should have a significant number of moderately priced wines (such as Soif, Oswald, or La Posta in Santa Cruz do). Probably will not return for this reason. Food was well prepared and presented. Overall service was good but the bus persons were not well enough trained.
8/10/2013 5:00:00 PM
Welcoming and casual find
This was our first time at Gravity for a meal (drinks only previously) and the menu was as good as the wine and cocktail list. It was Sunday and prime rib night and the rib meal was excellent - full flavor and tender. Halibut special was also very good - great sides even though fish was cooked a minute or two too long. Cocktail service and wine suggestions were welcomed and suited our taste, excellent service. Definitely a place that we'll visit again for dinner.
8/11/2013 12:00:00 AM
WE HAD THE PLEASURE DINING AT GRAVITY WINE BAR LAST FRIDAY NIGHT. THE STAFF WAS EXCELLENT, FUN AND KNOWLEDGEABLE. THE FOOD WAS EXCELLENT AT AT A LOW PRICE POINT WHICH WAS NOT EXPECTED. THE WINE AND DRINKS MENUE WAS EXCITING AND ALL WELL PRICED.
I WILL BE A REGULAR.
8/17/2013 12:00:00 AM
loud downstairs, a bit more
loud downstairs, a bit more quite upstairs, servers were scrambling all night to keep up
8/28/2013 12:00:00 AM
Can't wait to go to Gravity again
I've travelled to Palo Alto for years and I don't know why I never heard of Gravity but after dinner this week, I won't make another trip without putting Gravity on my itinerary. The food was WONDERFUL .... might be the best and freshest risotto I ever had. And everything else I tasted was fabulous as well. The vibe is great, the staff is very friendly and the entire experience is worth more than five stars!
9/24/2013 12:00:00 AM
Quiet start, gets rowdy late
Enjoyed the charcouterie and wine selection. Wine flights are good value. Very helpful and attentive staff. Good place for GenXers early in evening; younger crowd arrives after 10:30 and starts to get noisy.
10/4/2013 12:00:00 AM
Was pretty good
Came here for restaurant week with a few friends. Came in before our reservation time and they were able to seat us on their second floor. Definitely liked the ambiance and music, our waitress was also friendly but mostly left us alone.
The restaurant week menu was good. I had their seared duck liver, honey roasted pork belly, and the Tuscan rice fritters. They were all delicious, but I was hoping for more. Overall, it was delicious, definitely was a great opportunity to try out a place, with a prix-fixed menu and price.
Hope to come back sometime for a wine flight.
10/20/2013 12:00:00 AM
Olives, Cheese plate, and
Olives, Cheese plate, and charcuterie appetizers very good. Nice variety of complimentary flavors with the cheese plate (honey, fig, walnuts, grilled sweet onions).
Main courses were good - only problem is that both Filet's were ordered medium rare, but actually appeared to be cooked more like the steak tartare...
Good service, knowledgeable server.
10/31/2013 12:00:00 AM
Had good wine and cheese/charcuterie. I would go again
11/14/2013 4:00:00 PM
Like the food, atmosphere and décor. Be prepared for lively, noisy and crowded bistro type of feel. Service was only ok; tables a little crowded together -- even for a bistro. Interesting menu but a little disjointed. Interesting wine list and unusual in a good sense. I will go there again but definitely when I'm in an upbeat, energetic mood -- definitely not for a romantic date night out.
11/19/2013 4:00:00 PM