Awesome food, great serviceAwesome food, great service and outstanding hospitality...A true neighborhood gem in Woodside!6/7/2013 12:00:00 AMgreat.Everything was great.... food, service, atmosphere. It will become our "special event" place.
The owners treat guests like friends... not just customers.6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMA Superb DinnerStation 1 does everything right. Each of the three courses we tried in their prix fixe menu displayed the talents of a mature and skilled chef. Flavors were layered, with each dish complex, subtle, and beautifully integrated. Service suited the customer and was appropriately attentive. This was our third visit to Station 1, and the food has gotten better each time. In fact, it's now better than a number of other restaurants in the area that have Michelin stars.6/1/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and fun new bar areaWe love the food here, and the new bar area definitely improves the overall ambiance of this tiny restaurant.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMHad not eaten here in a whileHad not eaten here in a while and we both thoroughly enjoyed our meal. Had the chilled beet soup & the sweetbreads as starters, both having the black cod as the main course and one of us had the cheese dessert, the other the oatmeal cake--Service impressive.
Since this was the first day of a warm spell, the room was quite warm so ceiling fans could have helped. Also a note that obviously cannot be avoided but on this night, there was a large noisy table in the center of the room. I'm all for being festive but 2 of the diners were over-the-top, going in and out of the restaurant on their phone and then returning to the table with loud voices. I know this is difficult to control as an owner but I wouldn't recommend this place for a group.5/31/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding!I had been to John Bentley's, formerly at this same location, many times but this was my first experience at Station 1. I'm happy to say it exceeded all my expectations. From the chilled beet soup to the Artisan blue cheese cheese dessert, the meal was delicious. The waitstaff is extremely knowledgeable without pretense and the hostess was just lovely. Station 1 is the perfect, rustic spot for a romantic dinner for 2 or a larger group of people who want a smaller, intimate setting than some of the bigger restaurants nearby. We were truly impressed and can't wait to go back!5/25/2013 12:00:00 AMStation 1 is a culinary paradiseThis is a small restaurant in Woodside, and I cannot say enough good things about it. The service is exquisite, and there is attention (even on a Thursday night) by the owner. The menu changes and is limited to a few, delicious items. Each item has intent, and the various flavors hit your palate at different times making for a a full experience with every forkful. Since the menu does change, there's no point in describing what I ate, however... holy cow, I had the best dessert of my life. it was an oat cake with a buttermilk-lemon sorbet, various berries and other things I can't fully describe. Insanely delicious.5/23/2013 12:00:00 AMwe have been twice. firstwe have been twice. first time was perfect, second time the food was a little too salty. seating is not super comfortable. but it is a really nice restaurant, we will go again.5/21/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat atmosphereVery sweet rustic atmosphere with elegant professional service and excellent food. Everyone enjoyed our evening. Something special about the service here...as if everyone working here owns the restaurant. Maybe they do!5/11/2013 12:00:00 AMOur new go-to place in PeninsulaAlways consistently good food and great service. Farm Egg is a nice savory salad. Perfect to have dinner with a couple of friends because the place is pretty small.5/10/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing value for moneyOne if the few surprising menus with authentic flavors and ingredients. Touches and colors inspired from the best tables in France. Very knowledgeable staff and an overall experience that takes you to a special place!
The only reason for the 4 stars in Ambience is because of the noise level - a bit high for this kind of amazing experience.5/9/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat Food Great PriceReally good prix fixe at a more reasonable price than similar restaurants. This place is a less pretentious Dankos / Chez Panisse and it's cheaper.5/8/2013 12:00:00 AMA wonderful restaurant. GreatA wonderful restaurant. Great food, with friendly and pleasant service, and delicious cooking. Even the bar in the back is inviting. Enjoy.5/1/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a wonderful evening,We had a wonderful evening, the food was excellent and the service was very attentive. We will definitely go back and will recommend it!4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious innovative mealDelicious innovative meal & lovely service. Highly recommend Station 1.4/26/2013 12:00:00 AMEnjoyed everything about thisEnjoyed everything about this restaurant from the pre-fix options to the decor. It is a creative mix of old world and new, with modern California cuisine that is artistically presented. The pre-fix menu is very approachable for most people, and offers 4 options per each of the 3 courses, including a vegetarian option, a more "common" option such as salmon or chicken, and a daring option like sweet breads, which are not for everyone. The dessert also has a cheese option for those who don't like sweets. All of their food is local organic, free range and seasonal. They also serve an amuse bouches in-between each course, and homemade rolls. Also you can choose to do the wine paring for an additional charge, and they have well crafted cocktails!4/19/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding foodie food withOutstanding foodie food with attentive informed staff. Quaint, charming interior.4/17/2013 12:00:00 AMDelicious food exquisitelyDelicious food exquisitely presented. Y
Small and cosy so you need to reserve well in advance.4/13/2013 12:00:00 AMA Woodside Gem!Despite a limited number of choices of dishes, it's fun for a group to order several to share. We're not big dessert people, so we got six starters, four mains and two desserts (for 4 people). Also an excellent selection of eclectic liquors, signature cocktails and beers.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMExcellentImaginative, delicious quality food in prix fixe Menu. Service is excellent.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMHurriedOur overall experience was ok, the only negative was that the service was too fast, we felt like we had to hurry thru our meal, the staff need to give their customers a bit more time to enjoy the meal , they were in our face the whole time. They need to time their service better for this type of restaurant. I realize they have to turn their tables but its seems they were only giving us an hour and that is not why we went to this restaurant.4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMPerfect for a date night out,Perfect for a date night out, cozy, warm, delicious fixed price menu! We'll be back!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMWhy haven't we been here before?!My friends and I loved our experience here. The flavors were distinct, complementary layers that enhanced the primary protein, from short ribs to salmon. Two of us had the wine pairings, which are generously poured and further complemented the food pairing. Was it expensive...yes, but for the quality, service and overall pleasure the meal brought, and considering what one pays around the Bay Area for just decent meals, absolutely worth it.4/4/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing gem of a spot- withAmazing gem of a spot- with an interesting mix of flavors and options- great cocktails and wine list and just a lovely atmosphere- a must for the Bay Area4/2/2013 12:00:00 AMWent on an off nightFood was good, but not spectacular...we must have gotten there on an off night.
Our entree had indian spices and the concept of it would have been great if it wasn't that it did not excel and the flavors did not come together. Our other entree was a short-rib: that one was very good and almost made up for the mediocre indian chicken.
Also, we apparently chose the worst wine they had in the list. It was highly priced but lacked in flavor, had a flat taste and was acidic. We thought it was properly preserved, it was just a bad red wine that shouldn't have been on the list.
Desserts were just ok. I'm not sure I would like to go back or pay that much extra for a one start Michelin restaurant.3/28/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a fantastic experienceWe had a fantastic experience at Station 1 -- excellent food and great service.3/23/2013 12:00:00 AMOnce again, an outstandingOnce again, an outstanding meal with great service.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMVery thoughtful dish. FriendlyVery thoughtful dish. Friendly service. Cozy atmosphere. I will go back there soon!!3/19/2013 12:00:00 AMStation 1 was the perfectStation 1 was the perfect place to celebrate our anniversary!! Amazing food and service. We will definitely continue to go back again and again.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AM(Our) Happy AnniversaryWe had a great anniversary dinner, thanks. The food was comparable to some of the better bay area restaurants (Flea Street, Chez Panisse). I also like a simple menu (something also common to the better restaurants). And the Albarino was some of the best I've had. Mainly though, the atmosphere was intimate and the noise level just right for private conversation, making for one of our more memorable celebrations.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMLove this place. I try toLove this place. I try to go as often as my budget will allow.3/15/2013 12:00:00 AMI took my wife to StationI took my wife to Station 1 for her 40th birthday at it didn't disappoint. The staff was warm, friendly and well orchestrated. The food was delicious and beautiful. At first I was worried that the portions were going to be too small, but by the end of the meal I was stuffed.3/13/2013 12:00:00 AM