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Best American Restaurants in Palo Alto

MacArthur Park - Palo AltoMacArthur Park - Palo Alto
(1352)
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula
SliderBarSliderBar
(15)
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2400)
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American | Woodside, Peninsula
TownTown
(4666)
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American | San Carlos, Peninsula
ASAASA
(335)
$$$$
American | Los Altos, Peninsula
Central Park BistroCentral Park Bistro
(872)
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American | San Mateo, Peninsula
The Van's 'On The Hill'The Van's 'On The Hill'
(1393)
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American | Belmont, Peninsula
Copenhagen RestaurantCopenhagen Restaurant
(271)
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American | Burlingame, Peninsula
Terrace Cafe and Veranda Bar - Best Western El Rancho InnTerrace Cafe and Veranda Bar - Best Western El Rancho Inn
(81)
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American | Millbrae, Peninsula
Firehouse BistroFirehouse Bistro
(183)
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American | Woodside, Peninsula
Timber & SaltTimber & Salt
(100)
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American | Redwood City, Peninsula
Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
(1276)
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American | Mountain View, Peninsula
Scratch (Mtn View)Scratch (Mtn View)
(1711)
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American | Mountain View, Peninsula
Cafe FlorianCafe Florian
(88)
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American | Foster City, Peninsula

Best Italian Restaurants in Palo Alto

Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
(800)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Quattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons HotelQuattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel
(1031)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
OsteriaOsteria
(460)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Vina EnotecaVina Enoteca
(452)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Il Fornaio - Palo AltoIl Fornaio - Palo Alto
(2148)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Gravity Bistro and Wine BarGravity Bistro and Wine Bar
(441)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
La Strada Ristorante ItalianoLa Strada Ristorante Italiano
(321)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
SpaltiSpalti
(327)
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Buca di Beppo - Palo AltoBuca di Beppo - Palo Alto
(752)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Caffe RiaceCaffe Riace
(94)
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
DelizieDelizie
(414)
$$$$
Italian | San Carlos, Peninsula
Pizzeria Delfina BurlingamePizzeria Delfina Burlingame
(54)
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Italian | Burlingame, Peninsula
Pasta MoonPasta Moon
(2819)
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Italian | Half Moon Bay, Peninsula
Vivace - BelmontVivace - Belmont
(1376)
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Italian | Belmont, Peninsula
Rocca RistoranteRocca Ristorante
(1029)
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Italian | Burlingame, Peninsula
Pausa Bar & CookeryPausa Bar & Cookery
(531)
$$$$
Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula
Vespucci Ristorante ItalianoVespucci Ristorante Italiano
(430)
$$$$
Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula
Original Joe's WestlakeOriginal Joe's Westlake
(752)
$$$$
Italian | Daly City, Peninsula
Piccolo Ristorante ItalianoPiccolo Ristorante Italiano
(148)
$$$$
Italian | Menlo Park, Peninsula
DivinoDivino
(767)
$$$$
Italian | Belmont, Peninsula
888 Ristorante Italiano888 Ristorante Italiano
(187)
$$$$
Italian | San Carlos, Peninsula
Portola KitchenPortola Kitchen
(509)
$$$$
Italian | Portola Valley, Peninsula

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Palo Alto Restaurants

EvviaEvvia
2922 reviews
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Mediterranean | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Always my favorite restaurant in Palo Alto 🙏❤️ Loved the fresh fish options and special treatment for my birthday. More

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Pizzeria Delfina Palo AltoPizzeria Delfina Palo Alto
4 reviews
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Pizza Bar | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Superb pizza. Stopped in as I was on EST so it was early out West and I saw the reviews. I started with the Greek salad which was a 10; they grilled the romaine, which was perfect as it combined with the fresh tomatoes, olives, feta and a superb dressing. Perfect salad. Then the Margherita came; I have never had a better one as the red sauce and fresh ingredients were a great combination. As the reviews have said, this place is stellar. Highly recommended. More

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Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
800 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great food, excellent service in a charming environment More

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Sundance The SteakhouseSundance The Steakhouse
2617 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I had the prawn linguini in a cream sauce, lemon drop and cup of clam chowder. It was all amazing. More

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TavernaTaverna
146 reviews
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Greek | Palo Alto, Peninsula

It is a very busy and fabulous restaurant!! More

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ZolaZola
500 reviews
$$$$
French | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Zola does a great job with traditional French bistro food. They make some nods to modern 'California' cuisine, but mainly they focus on doing their thing-- this means a fair bit of cream, butter and some very rich foods like marrow and foie. More

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The Sea by Alexander's SteakhouseThe Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
1147 reviews
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Seafood | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great place took my wifey there she’s super bougie and loves it More

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True Food Kitchen - Palo AltoTrue Food Kitchen - Palo Alto
1219 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

A group of 4 came here because one friend is vegan and very stricke with her diet. She also eats no dairy and is gluten free. She was able to find something here with a modification. It she thought her meal was only average. I got the quinoa and Brussel sprout salad which was good, not great. I added tofu to my salad for $5, unfortunately, it tasted burned. Overall, very creative place More

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Coupa Cafe - Stanford Golf CourseCoupa Cafe - Stanford Golf Course
1 review
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Café | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Birthday;great food & service. More

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OsteriaOsteria
460 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The food was great but overall my experience here was sub par. To start they asked me to move after we had been seated for ten mins and no server had come to the table. Then after we moved we waited another ten mins for our new server to approach us. He was great and everything was smooth until he took our dessert orders and then was apparently cut. We then waited for thirty mins for our dessert(i had ordered chocolate cake which had a fifteen min prep time hence not thinking we were waiting to long initially) finally the only remaining server approached us and asked what we had ordered. At which point we waited another five mins for our desserts. Initially the manager was very welcoming but after our server was cut i never saw her again. More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo AltoFleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto
1147 reviews
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Steak | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The Food and Atmosphere was Amazing! The Service was over the top. Will definitely be back and recommend. More

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Tai PanTai Pan
656 reviews
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Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The Peking duck was fabulous last Sunday. It is always a pleasure to have lunch or dinner here with friends. All the dishes are declicious. More

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Vino LocaleVino Locale
180 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Had not been at Vino Locale for years. Wine, food, ambience and service excellent. Small dinner menu but everything was super. Can’t wait to return! More

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Burma RubyBurma Ruby
245 reviews
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Burmese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

This is my favorite restaurant in Palo Alto. The tea leave salad is amazing! More

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Vina EnotecaVina Enoteca
452 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great food and service. Lovely patio. And Inside can be noisy but is also lovely . We go often. More

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Reposado RestaurantReposado Restaurant
2056 reviews
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Mexican | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Loved this restaurant! The best upscale Mexican food I’ve ever had. The ambiance was lively and beautiful. Service was exceptional. There really is nothing I could say bad. A+ More

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Quattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons HotelQuattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel
1031 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I met two business contacts at Quattro for lunch. The service was excellent. We all chose the salmon, which was very good. Quattro continues to be my go-to spot for a business lunch. More

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Nobu Palo AltoNobu Palo Alto
56 reviews
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Japanese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Nobu's food is spectacularly fresh, light clean and savory. Simple and elegant with vibrant flavors. Our favorite restaurant. More

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Joya Restaurant & LoungeJoya Restaurant & Lounge
1405 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Consistently a good place for a business lunch, particularly with out-of-town clients you would like to show the "Palo Alto experience." Always good service and consistently good food. More

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Bazille - Nordstrom Palo AltoBazille - Nordstrom Palo Alto
37 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Melissa was great as usual as was the food. Always great to see the staff!! More

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Mandarin RootsMandarin Roots
278 reviews
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Tapas / Small Plates | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Amazing food, ambience. The service is always top notch. Friendly and approachable staff. Love this place! More

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INDO Restaurant & LoungeINDO Restaurant & Lounge
832 reviews
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Asian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Indoor seating is dark and trendy, and outdoor seating is great for families with small children. I saw dogs at the outdoor tables too. It's worth asking how spicy the dishes are, as some can surprise you. Tuna tartare has a lot of ginger and overtakes the flavor of tuna--would not recommend. More

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Amber Dhara - Palo AltoAmber Dhara - Palo Alto
373 reviews
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Indian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The lamb shank was exceptional. Spicy, but the flavor of the meat came through. The vegetable biryani was very good as well. Good bar selections and wine list to choose from to complement the food. I can’t wait to go back. More

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Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo AltoRangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine - Palo Alto
770 reviews
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Burmese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We had an enjoyable meal here, other than the fact that the receptionist ignored our request to sit by the window. The drinks were delicious, followed by the wonderful tea leaf salad. Then we had 3 of my favorite dishes, lemongrass chicken, mango swai, and eggplant shrimp. The level of spiciness was perfect. More

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Nola - Palo AltoNola - Palo Alto
2164 reviews
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Cajun | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Had a great dinner!! The food was perfect and our server Sabrina awesome!!! More

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Pampas Palo AltoPampas Palo Alto
1325 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Food was outstanding, service was also excellent!! More

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Mayfield Bakery & CafeMayfield Bakery & Cafe
1293 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great food and drinks More

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NM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Palo AltoNM Cafe at Neiman Marcus - Palo Alto
201 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

As always, the NM Cafe did a great job. It has become my mother's favorite special occasion lunch spot. She is in her 90s and it is particularly nice for people who wear hearing aids as it is very quiet. The servers are very professional and make you feel like a special guest. More

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Gravity Bistro and Wine BarGravity Bistro and Wine Bar
441 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Very nice restaurant, great menu and good food, creative cocktails, quiet, stays open late. More

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Terrain CafeTerrain Cafe
203 reviews
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Contemporary American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Fantastic service, great wine and excellent recommendations. The mussels were superlative. More

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Il Fornaio - Palo AltoIl Fornaio - Palo Alto
2148 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Took my teenage daughter out for dinner. It was very nice. More

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Celia's Mexican Restaurant - Palo AltoCelia's Mexican Restaurant - Palo Alto
106 reviews
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Mexican | Palo Alto, Peninsula

As a Stanford alum, I have been going to Celia's in Palo Alto for over 20 years. Anytime I am back in town, I must stop and have dinner. The food is delicious, and service is excellent. The house margarita was strong, which is perfect. I cannot leave without having fried ice cream with strawberry sauce. More

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Bevri - Palo AltoBevri - Palo Alto
104 reviews
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Georgian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Amazing as always. More

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Dinah's Poolside RestaurantDinah's Poolside Restaurant
139 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

They have the best brunch. Live the setting and atmosphere, and service is always excellent. More

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Dan Gordon'sDan Gordon's
73 reviews
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Barbecue | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great service, ability to watch the game, have yummy food. Definitely will go again. Good place to take work folks from out of town. More

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Café BriocheCafé Brioche
259 reviews
$$$$
French | Palo Alto, Peninsula

As usual Cafe Brioche d not disappoint. We’ve been coming to this cute French bistro for many years and it is always delicious. This time I had the skirt steak which was prepared perfectly with crunchy fries and a side salad f arugula salad. We also had their tasty Cesar salad with anchovies. We ate never disappointed here. More

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Anatolian KitchenAnatolian Kitchen
484 reviews
$$$$
Turkish | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We took the day off to go do something together, and chose Anatolian Kitchen. We sat outside, and it was a bit cool, but the lentil soup warmed us up. We got the combo appetizer plate, and the hummus, tabbouleh, cucumber salad (5-star) were beyond excellent. All other was also excellent (just not our personal favorites) He got the salmon / I got the chicken -- we took home more than we could finish for dinner! We will become "regulars" here even though it is 40 miles from our house. Next time, I will get the chicken kabob, and he will get hummus, tabbouleh, falaffel, and cucumber salad (and maybe try one other thing)... Well worth the drive - great service, and fantastic food that is different from the other four local places we visit often! More

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SpaltiSpalti
327 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Excellent food. Pasta was a perfect texture and the cream sauce was light as described and very tasty. Service was excellent when they had the time as there were only two working inside and the outside seating. More

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The Counter - Palo AltoThe Counter - Palo Alto
3 reviews
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Burgers | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Consistency good and love the free birthday burger coupon - thank you! More

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Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo AltoRestaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto
167 reviews
$$$$
Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Though we had a reservation, they had closed the restaurant because of low occupancy. They called to tell me, and, when I said we were having a board meeting, they opened the restaurant just for us. It was quiet and perfect for what we needed. The food was also very good. More

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Caffe RiaceCaffe Riace
94 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

An authentic Sicilian restaurant. The food was outstanding. Portions were very plentiful. More

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MacArthur Park - Palo AltoMacArthur Park - Palo Alto
1352 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

MacArthur Park is a regular stop for us when we are going to a performance at Stanford. The Julia Morgan building is a delight and the food is always good to excellent. My husband, who is on the Ketodiet, had the roasted chicken. They gave him extra veg since he did not want the starch. I had the vegetarian ravioli. The service was outstanding. More

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Siam Royal ThaiSiam Royal Thai
11 reviews
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Thai | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The food is good and cheap, however we waited 5 minutes before someone greeted us at the door even though there were open tables. Also, it took 15 min before someone brought us water or spoke to us at the table. The potstickers are an amazing app, and I would suggest Tom Kha soup, Yellow Curry, or Pad Thai. More

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Buca di Beppo - Palo AltoBuca di Beppo - Palo Alto
752 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Please improve Marinara Pasta Sauce. It was 10% better last time I was there. More

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La Strada Ristorante ItalianoLa Strada Ristorante Italiano
321 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Perfect dinner spot for parent and students More

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Umami Burger - Palo AltoUmami Burger - Palo Alto
72 reviews
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Burgers | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Food and ambience was great. The waiter was very nice and tried hard but it took a long time for our food to come out and when it did they forgot one of our orders. Waiter made up for it with some free apps though. Overall a nice place to eat. More

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Yucca De LacYucca De Lac
107 reviews
$$$$
Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Our server is the best. I have know Yvonne for so many years. She is always cheerful and greets you with a big smile. She knows the menu and most importantly she knows how the food is prepared. Having said that she knows what options to recofor a GF diet etc. Yvonne is really special. Kindly let her know Thank you Samira More

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P.F. Chang's - Palo AltoP.F. Chang's - Palo Alto
10 reviews
$$$$
Asian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Always enjoyable. I always take my out of state visitors to this restaurant for the variety in food choice, great taste, good service, and great location. More

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SliderBarSliderBar
15 reviews
$$$$
American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great energy, good bar food! Enjoyed watching the World Cup with friends here. More

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Poolside Grill - Sheraton Palo AltoPoolside Grill - Sheraton Palo Alto
2 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I had looked up places on Open Table for brunch, and this place popped up, so I made a reservation for 11:15am....typical time for brunch, right? Guess what--they don't serve brunch, and they stopped serving breakfast at 10:00am. Very disappointing! We were set for Eggs Benedict or something similar, and instead had salads and a sandwich. Not brunch fare. Food was good, service was good, except that had to go somewhere else to get our drinks (mimosa and wine), so a little delay in getting those. Lots of people outside at the pool, the restaurant was pretty empty, so not sure why? More

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[esc]   - Four Seasons Silicon Valley[esc] - Four Seasons Silicon Valley
8 reviews
$$$$
American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Good food. Excellent service. Ashley was great. More

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TasteTaste
Reviews Coming Soon
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Chinese (Sichuan) | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Taste of Palo Alto Grand Opening serving the most authentic Chinese Sichuan Cuisine.More

Palo Alto Diners' Choice Winners

Palo Alto's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
Pizzeria Delfina Palo AltoPizzeria Delfina Palo Alto
4 reviews
$$$$
Pizza Bar | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Superb pizza. Stopped in as I was on EST so it was early out West and I saw the reviews. I started with the Greek salad which was a 10; they grilled the romaine, which was perfect as it combined with the fresh tomatoes, olives, feta and a superb dressing. Perfect salad. Then the Margherita came; I have never had a better one as the red sauce and fresh ingredients were a great combination. As the reviews have said, this place is stellar. Highly recommended. More

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EvviaEvvia
2922 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Always my favorite restaurant in Palo Alto 🙏❤️ Loved the fresh fish options and special treatment for my birthday. More

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Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
800 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great food, excellent service in a charming environment More

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TavernaTaverna
146 reviews
$$$$
Greek | Palo Alto, Peninsula

It is a very busy and fabulous restaurant!! More

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Sundance The SteakhouseSundance The Steakhouse
2617 reviews
$$$$
Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I had the prawn linguini in a cream sauce, lemon drop and cup of clam chowder. It was all amazing. More

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ZolaZola
500 reviews
$$$$
French | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Zola does a great job with traditional French bistro food. They make some nods to modern 'California' cuisine, but mainly they focus on doing their thing-- this means a fair bit of cream, butter and some very rich foods like marrow and foie. More

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The Sea by Alexander's SteakhouseThe Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
1147 reviews
$$$$
Seafood | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great place took my wifey there she’s super bougie and loves it More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo AltoFleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto
1147 reviews
$$$$
Steak | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The Food and Atmosphere was Amazing! The Service was over the top. Will definitely be back and recommend. More

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Vino LocaleVino Locale
180 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Had not been at Vino Locale for years. Wine, food, ambience and service excellent. Small dinner menu but everything was super. Can’t wait to return! More

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OsteriaOsteria
460 reviews
$$$$
Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The food was great but overall my experience here was sub par. To start they asked me to move after we had been seated for ten mins and no server had come to the table. Then after we moved we waited another ten mins for our new server to approach us. He was great and everything was smooth until he took our dessert orders and then was apparently cut. We then waited for thirty mins for our dessert(i had ordered chocolate cake which had a fifteen min prep time hence not thinking we were waiting to long initially) finally the only remaining server approached us and asked what we had ordered. At which point we waited another five mins for our desserts. Initially the manager was very welcoming but after our server was cut i never saw her again. More

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