518 Bryant Street
Palo Alto, CA 94301Neighborhood:
VietnamesePrice: $30 and under
- Dining Style: Casual Elegant
- Website: http://www.threeseasonsrestaurant.com/
- Phone: 6508380353x
- Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
Happy Hour - 4:30pm - 6:30pm Monday - Friday
- Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Pan-Asian, Vietnamese, Asian
- Executive Chef: Hung Le
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Entertainment, Full Bar, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access
- Private Party Facilities: Groups of 50 or more can reserve all or part of the restaurant exclusively for their group. Please call restaurant for details.
- Private Party Contact: Tessa Nguyen 6508580353x
A word from Three Seasons
Known for their astounding repertoire of fresh spring rolls and collective small plates, Three Seasons Restaurant has quickly become the dining experience of choice among those who know. Founders Chef Hung Le and Tessa Nguyen bring their concept of fresh premium ingredients combined with innovative food presentation to downtown Palo Alto. The result is an unprecedented and thoroughly addictive spin on traditional Vietnamese flavors. The flagship Three Seasons, in San Francisco's trendy Marina District, has earned the distinction as one of the most acclaimed Vietnamese restaurants in the Bay Area since its inception over three years ago.Continued
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Three Seasons reviews from OpenTable diners
73 reviews since May 23, 2014
- Ambiance3.9Noise LevelModerate
great for outdoor dining (36)fit for foodies (28)good for groups (20)neighborhood gem (20)great for lunch (19)special occasion (17)romantic (10)hot spot (7)vibrant bar scene (6)late-night find (5)great for brunch (4)notable wine list (4)kid-friendly (4)Show More
- There MUST be better placesfranKVIPDined on 5/10/2008There MUST be better places in Palo Alto but last Saturday evening Three Seasons was not one of them. The staff was good, I must say, doing what they could to keep things moving but the KITCHEN WAS A DISASTER. Food arrived over salted (the Crab with Cello noodles), Whole Snapper was left in the fry basket till it grinned, literally; the skin was gone and the meat dried out. My Sesame Encrusted Sea Scallops came looking like 6 brickets from the bottom of my Webber...just horrid...I should have started sending things back but we had limited time and my family get-together was too good to interrupt with their messes. Check was $172 for 4 with tip (and no bar tab either!!). Not recommended!!Special Features:
- Food was excellent as usual.dinealotVIPDined on 5/9/2008Food was excellent as usual. Our server, Alan, was the best we've had there; very attentive and courteous.Special Features:
- Generally, the food was veryOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 5/2/2008Generally, the food was very good. The vegetable curry was a bit spicier than I can tolerate, but it was still quite tasty. The service was excellent. They even gave us free desserts for our birthdays, which was very nice. My only recommendations would be easy on the spices (hotness) and have more vegetarian options (there were not many).Special Features:
- the food was really delicious,OpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 5/2/2008the food was really delicious, especially the sea bass. Everything we ate was tasty and well presented. the service was very good and friendly. the decor is pretty sophisticated and nicely done. the only thing is that it is loud. Good for groups. Nice bar. on Opentable, I asked for being upstairs and we did get a table upstairs, in a very nice spot. It is nice to see they try to accomodate our requests we put on Opentable. It was the first time my friend went to that place and he said he would definitely go back.Special Features:
- Food was a bit pricey andOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 5/1/2008Food was a bit pricey and the portions were small so getting enough for big groups would add up. The portions were made to be shared but ran on the small side. The overall taste and atmosphere was great, we all enjoyed our time. The fusion of vietnamese dishes was very unique and brought together well. I think everyone had funSpecial Features:
- The food at Three SeasonsOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 4/30/2008The food at Three Seasons is very uneven - some nights when we go it is good, and other nights we order the same items and they are shamefully bad. It is like on some nights there is nobody in the kitchen, and I write "shameful" because the recent price increase puts prices very close to Tamarine's, and Tamarine is consistent and always better than Three Seasons. I do not think I will return to Three Seasons.
- food is always good but serviceOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/27/2008food is always good but service very uneven (?inadequate waitstaff)Special Features:
- Food was great. Waiter wasOpenTable Diner Since 2005VIPDined on 4/26/2008Food was great. Waiter was terrible. He forgot our whole order and had to come back and take it again long after the first time. He also brought the wrong check at the end.Special Features:
- The food was great! The onlyOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 4/24/2008The food was great! The only thing is that they don't have an extensive vegetarian menu (only one starter and one entree). HOwever, all the sides are delicious!
- Everything was enjoyable exceptFriendDined on 4/19/2008Everything was enjoyable except the extremely loud (but attractive) venue.....It was impossible to communicate with the other diner because of the noise.
- Even though our reservationsOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/19/2008Even though our reservations were at 8:00pm and we arrived at 7:30 and checked in we had to wait until almost 9pm to be seated with little explaination. If we had known the wait would have been so long we would have ordered appetizers at the bar. Although at one point we were told that our table was being set and then had to wait another 20 min.
- love the food at Three SeasonsOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 4/15/2008love the food at Three Seasons and we've never had less than good service, usually excellent. noise level can get pretty bad on occasion but as a rule, it's comfortable enough for conversation. we're regulars and will continue to be
- The food was fine as wellOpenTable Diner Since 2005Dined on 4/12/2008The food was fine as well as the ambiance. It's pricy for what you get. The portion are extremely small. The sea bass ($21) was tasty but it's the size of small biscuit. We also ordered a califoria roll ($10) but it was so tiny!! I would go there more often if the portions were larger for the price. How much is adding more veggies to a dish?? We spend around $135.00 for 2 adults and 2 small kids.Special Features:
- When our food arrived, theOpenTable Diner Since 2003Dined on 4/9/2008When our food arrived, the order wasn't quite right:we ordered two orders of brown rice, and only one came out; we ordered the spring rolls without pork, and after taking a bite, I realized there was pork in the roll, which they then replaced with a new roll. They should have replaced the entire plate, not just the roll. The lunch "box" provides you will LOTS of food--a great deal if you're hungry. Because there aren't a lot of people at lunch, the noise level is ok. However, during dinner, the noise level is way too loud.Special Features:
- Used to be great. Food qualityOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 4/2/2008Used to be great. Food quality has severely declined and changes to menu for the worst. Too bad.
- One of my favorite restaurants!HappyEaterVIPDined on 4/2/2008One of my favorite restaurants! I'm in love with their garlic noodles, crab purses, and their hamachi shooters.Special Features:
- Very helpful staff. VeryOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/25/2008Very helpful staff. Very intentive; constantly filling up our water. Good recommendations on food mix and number of dishes; perfect amount of food for 3!Special Features:
- We love the assortment ofdinealotVIPDined on 3/23/2008We love the assortment of small and large plates. In particular, the traditional spring rolls, sesame-encrusted scallops and the always-delicious Chilean sea bass. We were very pleased to see the return of the Jasmine tea. One of our favorite restaurants.Special Features:
- Food is great but often IOpenTable Diner Since 2003VIPDined on 3/22/2008Food is great but often I feel rushed. The food comes out all at once and it's hard to linger. Staff has always been super nice and helpful.Special Features:
- It was obvious to the casualcasualdinerVIPDined on 3/21/2008It was obvious to the casual observer that there is animosity among the staff -- on our recent visit it was barely contained. Some of the wait staff and bus people are exceedingly conscientious and hard-working and others just parade around as if in a fashion show. Considering all those "on parade" were of one particular type, it gave the impression that there is a strong class system in the place. Whatever the origins, it made dining slightly uncomfortable. Guests should not have to witness such a floor show.
- This is one of my favoriteMYSMVIPDined on 3/21/2008This is one of my favorite places to eat with friends. Food is always perfect and the service is great.Special Features:
- We've been devoted fans ofOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 3/20/2008We've been devoted fans of Tamarine for several years, and it remains one of our favorite Palo Alto restaurants. However, it can be expensive and difficult to get a reservation, and we were delighted to discover Three Seasons which is a great alternative. When the weather is warmer, I can imagine it would be delightful to be able to sit outside for a drink and/or dinner. Our server (she is from Belarus) could not have been more helpful, and we look forward to our next visit to Three Seasons. Congratulations to the team on a great dining experience. And thanks to Open Table for showing us other restaurants in Palo Alto with Vietnamese food.Special Features:
- there were a number of largeOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/18/2008there were a number of large groups all seated near one another, which contributed to high noise level. it isn't always that bad. Maia is great and overall service at the restaurant is always good
- My friend bit into what mightOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 3/18/2008My friend bit into what might have been a crayon in one of the dishes. They did bring a replacement dish very quickly!
- We have eaten at Three SeasonscasarosVIPDined on 3/16/2008We have eaten at Three Seasons many times and usually enjoy it. However, on this Sunday evening there was no manager or assistant manager present, and apparently one or more waitstaff had called in sick. Our server had way too many tables and she gave us very poor service. We also thought the food was below the standard of where it should have been, based on prior visits. We do not plan to return on a Sunday evening unless we know this issue has been resolved. Way too expensive of a restaurant for a sub-standard experience. I also fail to understand why they refuse to provide half and half for their coffee . . . .
- Most of the dishes were delicious.OpenTable Diner Since 2010Dined on 3/10/2008Most of the dishes were delicious. The rack of lamb was raw inside and inedible. When we told the server, she offered to take it off of our bill -- which we appreciated.Special Features:
- Our waiter was very helpfulOpenTable Diner Since 2008Dined on 3/9/2008Our waiter was very helpful and knowledgeable. Fantastic food and wine!Special Features:
- I wish they would bring theOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 3/8/2008I wish they would bring the ala carte sushi menu back. It was the best of both worlds; Vietnamese "tapas" and entrees and Sushi!Special Features:
- I took my girlfriend for ValentinesOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 2/14/2008I took my girlfriend for Valentines day and got the Chefs special Valentine's menu. The three course meal was delicious and with the addition of some rose petal wine, it made for a very enjoyable evening. The service was top notch with the waiting being very attentive in filling our water glasses and asking us if we needed anything else every so often. Three Seasons is definitely a hidden gem (literally and figuratively)as it is nestled behind some buildings in downtown Palo Alto with the main entrance halfway down a narrow alley where people least expect it. I definitely will be going back for my next special occasion.Special Features:
- Theresa Castro Three SeasonsOpenTable Diner Since 2006Dined on 12/28/2007Great for all adult occasions including meeting that first date or gathering with friends. They also have a gluten free menu!Special Features:
- Garlic Noodles with TigerOpenTable Diner Since 2004Dined on 12/16/2005Garlic Noodles with Tiger Prawns are the best. Not too happy that they took the Curry Prawn Satay off the menu...those were REALLY good.Special Features:
- One of the best places foreaterincDined on 6/19/2005One of the best places for very creative and innovative Vietnamese food in the South Bay Area.Special Features: