Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto
Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto

Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.phmhotels.com/westinpa.html
  • Phone: 650-321-4422
  • Hours of Operation:
    Breakfast: Monday- Saturday: 6:00am - 10:30am Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Steak, Californian
  • Executive Chef: Pierre Arce
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar/Lounge, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Private Party Facilities: The Westin Palo Alto provides an ideal location & setting for business conferences, corporate events, reunions, bar/bat mitzvahs or any special event. Our in-house AV staff can assist you with all your audio visual needs.
  • Private Party Contact: Private Event Coordinator 6503214422

Getting there

  • Cross Street: University Avenue
  • Public Transit: Adjacent to Cal Train Palo Alto Station and the Marguerite Stanford Shuttle.
  • Parking: Hotel Parking
  • Parking Details: Valet parking and self parking available, both complimentary with validation when dining in Restaurant Soleil or using the Luna Lounge facilities.
A word from Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto
Located on the second floor of the Westin Palo Alto Hotel, Restaurant Soleil welcomes you to enjoy fresh seafood, steak, salads & pastas. Our daily Breakfast Buffet & a la carte menu makes Restaurant Soleil the place to start your day for a quick meeting with colleagues or leisurely breakfast with family & friends. Our Sunday Brunch, Special Holiday Buffets and Prix Fixe menus have been drawing people from all over the Bay for more than 10 years. This best kept secret in Palo Alto has a charming, warm atmosphere, & serves up a new, innovative menu item daily. The added convenience of complimentary valet & self parking, makes Restaurant Soleil a must try.
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Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto reviews from OpenTable diners
12 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating4.3
  • Food4.2
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4
    Noise LevelQuiet
great for brunch (9)great for lunch (4)fit for foodies (2)good for groups (2)romantic (2)neighborhood gem (2)kid-friendly (2)special occasion (2)notable wine list (1)Show More
  • emanuelVIP
    Dined on 9/14/2014
    THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING. A VERY CLEAN RESTAURANT.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Lovely Brunch
    DateNightVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    Restaurant Soleil in the Westin Palo Alto hotel serves a lovely Sunday brunch. Complete with made to order omelets, a carving station with beef and turkey, sushi, and even a chocolate fountain, this meal has something for everyone. They also serve the usual brunch fare of meats, pancakes, french toast, and salads.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • AndThenVIP
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The food and service are outstanding. The atmosphere is quiet and intimate.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • elegant
    foodie324VIP
    Dined on 6/29/2014
    Love the brunch. Service is fantastic. Will definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Father's Day Brunch
    NinjaFoodieVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    This is a nice place for a group gathering. Nothing over the top, but definitely better than average. It was crowded on Father's Day (as expected), but not crazy. The kids loved the chocolate dessert fountain. Too bad they ran out of Macarons early. This is a great place to bring growing boys since there is a lot of meat like ribs, prime rib, etc.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • peirVIP
    Dined on 6/15/2014
    We have only dined there for brunch so cannot comment on other aspects. We were there on Father's Day, and Stanford's graduation, so the place was really busy, but our service was consistently good, as always, and the food memorable. They give a senior discount, which is also nice.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • gandj
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The decor was lovely and anyone over the age of twenty will appreciate the quiet atmosphere. The food was excellent and the service perfect. We will go again and invite friends to join us.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Good food. good service.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    Not recommended if you have active kids. But if your children are oddly quiet and well- behaved, this is a great place to go for brunch. Staff is friendly and tentative, but the atmosphere is a tad on the stiff side.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 4 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 21, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.8
    • Food3.5
    • Ambiance3.8
    • Service4
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The following 106 reviews are from the Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto reviews archive.
  • Mother's Day Brunch
    DINEOUTDIVA
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    This was our first time at the Restaurant Soleil. We treated our 90 year old aunt to the wonderful Mother's Day Brunch. The food was FABULOUS! A lot of variety, artistically displayed and plenty of it! The service was 5 star. From the complimentary valet parking, red roses presented to all mothers, helpfulness of the staff and very nice seating for us, including my aunt who was in a wheelchair. The spacing of the buffet set up was spacious, allowing me to wheel my aunt through the set up without any difficulty, giving her more of a sense of independence, being able to select her choice of food was a real treat! We will definitely return and recommend the restaurant to others.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Foodie
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    I didnt find this place very good at all. The table was a make shift one right where everyone passes by. It had a bar on each side so you had to sit sideways. very uncomfortable. I would not go back.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Nice Mother's Day Brunch
    Mdayrating
    Dined on 5/11/2014
    Very efficient and pleasant seating experience. Good food selection and variety. Most enjoyable.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • NickVIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Easter Brunch. I was impressed by the service and attention to detail. The food was very solid, especially for a buffet.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Easter Brunch
    mgp1VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    Service to arrange for Easter Brunch was outstanding. What a team to seat us all! The food was delicious and the staff attentive.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, great service,
    AndThenVIP
    Dined on 4/2/2014
    Great food, great service, and quiet enough to enjoy conversation.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Gourmet Dining
    PescatarianVIP
    Dined on 3/27/2014
    Wonderful food and service in a comfortable setting.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, notable wine list, romantic, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • great breakfast
    foodie324VIP
    Dined on 3/2/2014
    fantastic service. Wonderful breakfast served very elegantly.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • First time visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Found it on Open Table, made reservations and arrived early but was seated, initially wanted another table and took the hostess a few minutes to figure it out, but from that point forward it was an excellent experience. The waiter from the Philippines, (sorry didn't get his name) was wonderful and attentive, food was excellent, a little pricing, ($141.00 for two) and included a bottle of wine, appetizers and desert. It was Valentines Day and lots of other couples there for a special night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Fine for dinner if staying st hotel
    LynndrVIP
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    Just ok for dinner. No bad, not great. Ok if you don't want to venture out. Very hotellish with big buffet dishes ready for morning brunch buffet.
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Good brunch
    Tommy
    Dined on 1/5/2014
    We were looking for a full brunch and found it at Restaurant Soleil. We had a broad range of choices and the service was great. We even got a senior discount, which made the price even more reasonable.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bruch is good!
    Sweetheart
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    We had a great time on Thanksgiving. Brunch is not bad, service is good.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic Thanksgiving brunch!
    Domer
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Fantastic Thanksgiving brunch! Had all the traditional items like turkey, stuffing, prime rib and vegetables. Prime rib was perfectly cooked and the ajus heavenly. Turkey was very moist and flavorful with the gravy being a real showstopper. Nice selection of deserts with chocolate fountain leading the way.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food and good service
    LiketoeatatGatherVIP
    Dined on 11/1/2013
    Good food and good service in a quiet atmosphere. Hard to find nowadays.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • My favorite lunch/brunch spot
    AndThenVIP
    Dined on 10/24/2013
    We all had turkey club sandwiches. One French fries, one sweet potato fries and two had fruit. I asked for my bacon to be almost burned and it was cooked to order. I am hearing impaired and I was given a special quiet table and I was able to hear. The service was exception. Embarrasssingly, I was distracted and under tipped. I mailed a check to Alberto and apologized.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • This is the best Sunday brunch
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 8/25/2013
    This is the best Sunday brunch going! It is the perfect place to celebrate a birthday or other special occasion. The food is top-of-the-line, and the selection is large, ranging from seafood, to sushi, to eggs, to roast beef, to vegetables, to crepes, to cheeses, to desserts. The service is friendly and generally attentive, although sometimes a bit short staffed. The senior price for the brunch is simply amazing, and I wonder how the restaurant can turn a profit. This past visit, I even had a couple glasses of champagne, which were included in the price of the senior brunch!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Soleil has become our absolute
    JaneVIP
    Dined on 7/28/2013
    Soleil has become our absolute favorite place for Sunday brunch birthday celebrations! The food offerings are first rate, the service is first rate, and the price is very, very reasonable. The dining room is quiet and tastefully decorated. What more could anyone want in a restaurant?? Thumbs up for Soleil!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, romantic, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The hamburgers were delicious,
    AndThenVIP
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The hamburgers were delicious, but a little overdone. The coleslaw is unusually good and the sweet potato fries are outstanding. The service is truly outstanding.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The Staff were very friendly
    Mary
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    The Staff were very friendly and very professional. We had the Sunday buffet brunch which was excellent Great for a special treat !!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Special-occasion Brunch
    Angel
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    This is our third year coming for Mother's Day Brunch; and we all noticed everything was even better this year! The atmosphere is lovely and comfortable. The food is fresh, delicious with a wide variety from bagels, to sushi and awesome desserts including a chocolate fountain! Service was impeccable. We're coming back next year!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, special occasion, kid-friendly
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Great brunch!
    ksp1
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Went for Mother's Day and had a great meal. A bit pricey, but they had a lot of options and most were great. We look forward to going back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, kid-friendly, special occasion
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Mother's Day Brunch ..... B-
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2013
    Took my family (4) to celebrate Mother's Day for my wife. Got there a little early (15 min.) and had to wait 15 min. (which was fine). When we got to our table, the table was a small fold out table with a white clothe drape over it . Had to sit with my leg far apart because I was at the end of the table where the fold out legs were. Small vase with a small flowers were place in the center of this small table and my wife and I had to get up / scoot in more (while eating) when others where either coming in to leaving their tables. Ambience was a meeting room with no view (SAD). Food was very good but not excellent. For $300.00 (tax and tip inc.) and also tipping for your free valet service (no street parking), more options available !
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Not your average brunch
    PanebVIP
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    We went for Sunday brunch, which is a nice spread of assorted items from fruits and cheeses to salmon and cream cheese and even dim sum. Hot items include made to order waffles, pancakes, omelets and carved roast beef. The usual sausages and scrambled eggs are also available. Nice selection of pastries, desserts and a chocolate fountain to dip items.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food is excellent as is
    AndThenVIP
    Dined on 4/24/2013
    The food is excellent as is the service. It is quiet for lunch and breakfast. Haven't been there for dinner.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We have never been to Restaurant
    AndThenVIP
    Dined on 4/17/2013
    We have never been to Restaurant Soleil for dinner, but many times for breakfast, brunch and lunch. The food is always good and the service outstanding. It is quiet which is important to me.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • If you like everything dry
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 3/24/2013
    If you like everything dry and under- or overcooked, and like to waste your money then this is the buffet for you. On the plus side, the staff is courteous, attentive when you can get their attention (re-filling our coffee and OJ was a major challenge). Bread was surprising stale or overly doughy. Salads were a bit withered. For the hot dishes, nothing was marked, so hard to guess what's under those coagulated "sauces". Bacon was rubbery. Sauage was cold. Potatoes were ok, but uninspired. The big disappointment was the so-called bone-dry prime-rib - no wonder there's so much demi-glaze! This is the first time I've left a buffet hungry, because I couldn't find anything I wanted to eat. BIG waste of money. We won't return.
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  • Four of us were up visiting
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/23/2013
    Four of us were up visiting family. All other restaurants had a long wait time or unavailable at our requested hour. Food, service, staff were wonderful. We had a great time. They serve a garlic butter that comes with fresh baked bread that is so good. I even got the recipe! Would recommend this restaurant! Enjoy!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • We came for brunch to celebrate
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 3/17/2013
    We came for brunch to celebrate a special birthday, and the venue could not have been better. The dining room was large and well-lit with natural light from large windows, which put all in a good mood right away. There were a fair number of patrons, but the room was not noisy, so we could eat and chat and not strain to hear. The staff was always prompt and attentive but never intrusive. We were welcomed and made to feel special from beginning to end. One of the waiters even offered to take a group photo with our camera when he saw that we were recording the event for posterity. There was an impressive array of food offered, and quality was excellent overall. We'll be back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A quiet delightful place to
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 2/13/2013
    A quiet delightful place to always have a pleasant dinner. Presentation exceptional on the plate. A menu selection to please most appetites. Surprised by an addition to an already varied and elegant appetizer list of fondue of French cheeses for two for $11.00, $16.00 for four persons. May stop in soon just to pig-out on the fondue. Tastefully furnished.
    Special Features:
    late-night find, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Restaurant Soleil is an excellent
    AndThenVIP
    Dined on 1/26/2013
    Restaurant Soleil is an excellent place for hearing impaired folks to go. It is so quiet and one can really enjoy hearing. The food was outstanding, service attentive, and it was quiet. We ended up staying for 4 hours. No complaints. We did leave an extra $10 tip when we left. Our guests are visiting from Hawaii and it was great to be able to visit with them.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A nice breakfast buffet, the
    cjm1VIP
    Dined on 1/1/2013
    A nice breakfast buffet, the staff were very nice, welcoming and the service was great.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Normally I dine at the counter
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIP
    Dined on 12/10/2012
    Normally I dine at the counter and enjoy chatting with the kitchen staff while they are cooking. During this visit, I hosted a group dinner and the service was fantastic. Everything on the menu is good and my guests were impressed.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet