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Best American Restaurants in Palo Alto

MacArthur Park - Palo AltoMacArthur Park - Palo Alto
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula
SliderBarSliderBar
(12)
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula
The Village PubThe Village Pub
(2302)
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American | Woodside, Peninsula
TownTown
(4481)
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American | San Carlos, Peninsula
ASAASA
(249)
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American | Los Altos, Peninsula
Central Park BistroCentral Park Bistro
(844)
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American | San Mateo, Peninsula
The Van's 'On The Hill'The Van's 'On The Hill'
(1324)
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American | Belmont, Peninsula
Copenhagen RestaurantCopenhagen Restaurant
(262)
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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
(79)
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American | Millbrae, Peninsula
Firehouse BistroFirehouse Bistro
(161)
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American | Woodside, Peninsula
Timber & SaltTimber & Salt
(76)
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American | Redwood City, Peninsula
Paul Martin's American Grill - Mountain ViewPaul Martin's American Grill - Mountain View
(1174)
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American | Mountain View, Peninsula
Scratch (Mtn View)Scratch (Mtn View)
(1654)
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American | Mountain View, Peninsula
Cafe FlorianCafe Florian
(81)
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American | Foster City, Peninsula

Best Italian Restaurants in Palo Alto

Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
(752)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Quattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons HotelQuattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel
(1005)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
OsteriaOsteria
(410)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Vina EnotecaVina Enoteca
(393)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Il Fornaio - Palo AltoIl Fornaio - Palo Alto
(2080)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Gravity Bistro and Wine BarGravity Bistro and Wine Bar
(426)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
La Strada Ristorante ItalianoLa Strada Ristorante Italiano
(313)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
SpaltiSpalti
(318)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Buca di Beppo - Palo AltoBuca di Beppo - Palo Alto
(736)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
Caffe RiaceCaffe Riace
(74)
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula
DelizieDelizie
(376)
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Italian | San Carlos, Peninsula
Pizzeria Delfina BurlingamePizzeria Delfina Burlingame
(40)
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Italian | Burlingame, Peninsula
Pasta MoonPasta Moon
(2662)
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Italian | Half Moon Bay, Peninsula
Vivace - BelmontVivace - Belmont
(1324)
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Italian | Belmont, Peninsula
Rocca RistoranteRocca Ristorante
(975)
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Italian | Burlingame, Peninsula
Pausa Bar & CookeryPausa Bar & Cookery
(441)
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula
Vespucci Ristorante ItalianoVespucci Ristorante Italiano
(387)
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Italian | San Mateo, Peninsula
Original Joe's WestlakeOriginal Joe's Westlake
(621)
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Italian | Daly City, Peninsula
Piccolo Ristorante ItalianoPiccolo Ristorante Italiano
(140)
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Italian | Menlo Park, Peninsula
DivinoDivino
(724)
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Italian | Belmont, Peninsula
888 Ristorante Italiano888 Ristorante Italiano
(173)
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Italian | San Carlos, Peninsula
Portola KitchenPortola Kitchen
(472)
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Italian | Portola Valley, Peninsula

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Palo Alto Restaurants

EvviaEvvia
2803 reviews
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Mediterranean | Palo Alto, Peninsula

If you're a lamb lover, this place is for you. The lamb chops are outstanding: tender and well-seasoned. The octopus appetizer is excellent also. It would have been nice to receive a comped dessert, since this was a birthday celebration. Our waiter apologized and told us the the restaurant had stopped doing this months ago. More

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Sundance The SteakhouseSundance The Steakhouse
2463 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Solid steak place. Good atmosphere and the moon pie almost put me in a coma. Would eat again for sure. More

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TavernaTaverna
44 reviews
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Greek | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Taverna is a welcome addition to Palo Alto. The owners take personal interest and pride in providing a superb dining experience. I have been there twice and have had remarkable experiences both times. Looking forward to returning. More

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ZolaZola
453 reviews
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French | Palo Alto, Peninsula

One of the best restaurants in the Palo Alto area. More

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Tai PanTai Pan
624 reviews
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Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Impressed by its Peking duck and the overall dining experience. More

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Reposado RestaurantReposado Restaurant
1983 reviews
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Mexican | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Surprise Bachelorette Party and the food and drinks were amazing! Thank you for a fun night!! More

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Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
752 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Love this local restaurant. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming, and the service is excellent, as is the food. More

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

Grate spot for a date, for foodies and folks who like an excellent glass of wine. Highly recommend you check out this spot when visiting Palo Alto. More

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The Sea by Alexander's SteakhouseThe Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
1065 reviews
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Seafood | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Excellent food and grid service. Pricy for fish, but we knew that before we went. More

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Quattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons HotelQuattro Restaurant and Bar - Four Seasons Hotel
1005 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Amazing place! Such a nice presentation of the food!! Simply classy and highly recommended! More

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

We ordered the Turkey burger, the lettuce wraps, edamame dumplings and the kale guacamole. Everything was amazing!! More

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Vino LocaleVino Locale
160 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Live music with Aaron Jaqua was amazing! Perfect for a romantic date night. More

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

Well-prepared dishes, some combining traditional Chinese preparations with surprising ingredients. The presentation is lovely, the service is professional, and the food tastes good. More

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

Food and service was very good and ambiance was great. There’s a beautiful patio. More

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

Good food, terrible service. We would have ordered more drinks if anyone had bothered to come back and ask how we were doing. Also forgot to take off the $ for dinner special, but since no one comes around, hard to tell anyone, so just ate the $2 I should have saved. Will order takeout next time. More

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

Nice experience with creative menu and great customer service. More

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OsteriaOsteria
410 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Osteria is consistent, great service, great food and the best Italian Restaraunt in Palo Alto! More

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Nola - Palo AltoNola - Palo Alto
2083 reviews
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Cajun | Palo Alto, Peninsula

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

We had a lovely Father's Day lunch. I had booked with some concern about the service based on other OpenTable reviews, but we got water within the first minute, tasty food came out at the same time, and our server was efficient, positive, and knew the menu without being overbearing. We plan to eat there again. More

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SliderBarSliderBar
12 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Great. Great food and service. It is just a bit pricey. More

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Vina EnotecaVina Enoteca
393 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Excellent food and service. The doors to the outside were open and it was wonderful! More

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Fleming's Steakhouse - Palo AltoFleming's Steakhouse - Palo Alto
1079 reviews
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Steak | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We came for the fathers day brunch. A lot of food not the best but it was good. I prefer small portions but tasteful then big portions and semi good. Super good service really made my husband feel special on his day! We'll give it s second chance and we'll come back to try the prime cuts another day. More

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Café BriocheCafé Brioche
214 reviews
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French | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Fantastic restaurant that we came across by chance. Great service, delicious food, and wonderful atmosphere. We will definitely return!! More

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BevriBevri
45 reviews
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Georgian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The most delicious food I tried in last 8 years. Real georgian taste from my childhood. Absolutely recommend to all of my friends. More

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Burma RubyBurma Ruby
228 reviews
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Burmese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The food was good but the service slow this time. More

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Joya Restaurant & LoungeJoya Restaurant & Lounge
1368 reviews
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Latin / Spanish | Palo Alto, Peninsula

I recommend the chilaquiles and banana pancakes. Both were delicious. More

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Anatolian KitchenAnatolian Kitchen
465 reviews
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Turkish | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Hospitable, efficient, friendly service coupled with sidewalk table dining under umbrellas and delicious, obviously fresh ingredients made for a delightful dinner. It's on my list. More

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Tuts Bakery and CafeTuts Bakery and Cafe
2 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

They are serving dinner since last Friday ... appetizer really cool ... and MARASH ice cream delicious More

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Il Fornaio - Palo AltoIl Fornaio - Palo Alto
2080 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Perfect Dining experience as always. More

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

not happy with new menu, liked the old one better don't like you raised the prices More

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

Interesting place and a fixture in Silicon Valley. Good food and great environment for informal dinning. Great breakfast and lunch menu. More

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

Great Italian food at reasonable prices. We were promptly seated and our food arrived in less than 5 minutes after ordering. Our entrees, Linguini with Bolognese Sauce and Roasted Salmon, were delicious. Portions were amply sized, allowing us to take home enough for a second meal. We enjoyed friendly and professional service in a pleasant setting, with several tables in a quiet back area for more intimate conversations. Definitely recommend! More

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

Tasty and efficient with good, high quality ingredients and friendly service. Would definitely go again. More

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Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo AltoRestaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto
162 reviews
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Mediterranean | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We had early reservations at 5 pm, so had the place to ourselves most of the meal. Our server was attentive and helpful. My date had the salmon and I had lamb chops. Our starter was calamari. They brought a basket of yummy bread and kept our water glasses from running empty. The ambiance was warm and inviting. Sat near the window with soft romantic sunlight filtered in... My only complaint was the rice pilaf served with the chops. Tasted old, bland, stake. The chops and asparagus were delightful though. Plenty of food and all in all a lovely evening and fine dining experience. Parked under the building and got parking validated easily. I chose this place to try on the extra points recommendation from Open Table. More

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SpaltiSpalti
318 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

The salmon risotto special was excellent. There was a lot of salmon in it, which I enjoyed. My husband had a pasta with chicken and sausage that had a delicious sauce. My husband relished the panacotta. We will definitely return. More

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Pampas Palo AltoPampas Palo Alto
1291 reviews
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Brazilian Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Delicious food and excellent service More

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

Had the impossible burger, it was great! The place is a little expensive, but good. More

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

Love this place! Food is fantastic and they have a great selection of beers with awesome happy hour discounts. More

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

We were excited to visit Amber Dhara. It was advertised to be a gourmet Indian restaurant. The food was lovely. Flavorful and well presented. However it was not better then many of the NYC and LA Indian restaurants we frequent at about 35% less in price. The service was excellent. Checking on us just the right amount. More

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

My son was graduating from Stanford this weekend and we wanted to take him out for dinner. I asked him where he'd like to go the most that would have room for 8. He chose Siam Royal. I'm glad we had made reservations because it was packed. Had to wait a bit later than reserved but was well worth the wait. Excellent food great service and cheap prices. Everyone was happy with the dish they ordered. More

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MacArthur Park - Palo AltoMacArthur Park - Palo Alto
1324 reviews
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American | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We eat dinner here often, usually for the BBQ. This time we decided on the Rack of Lamb. Wow! It was enough for two, and it was absolutely delicious. I am sorry I don't have a photo to share. More

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Yucca De LacYucca De Lac
94 reviews
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Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We hosted our friends at one of our favorite places. Boy was it a hit. Normally a restaurant in a shopping center would be average. But we have always had glorious food. Their were 4 of us and we each ordered 2 dishes plus the crab and avocado fried rice. Our friends were amazed at how good everything was and how reasonably priced. Even with a good wine and tip it was - $65 each. More

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Caffe RiaceCaffe Riace
74 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Always delightful on a pleasant evening. The al fresco setting takes one to Italy for the evening. Keep up the great work. More

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Max's Opera Cafe of Palo AltoMax's Opera Cafe of Palo Alto
405 reviews
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Bistro | Palo Alto, Peninsula

We went for appetizers and drinks and everything was very nice. More

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

Great service and the food was delicious. More

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

Crab cakes on kale salad with lemon vinegar dressing and grilled vegetable kabobs were delicious. More

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Janta Indian Cuisine - Palo AltoJanta Indian Cuisine - Palo Alto
8 reviews
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Indian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Wonderful family owned and operated business. Everything was delicious and they were super kind to my mother in law who was celebrating her birthday. More

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

Good food. Excellent service. Ashley was great. More

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

Inspired by the best pizza of New York City and Naples, Italy.
Visit us in the Mission, Pac Height, Burlingame, and Palo Alto.
PLEASE NOTE: Delfina only accepts limited reservations on OpenTable and is walkin-only after 6pm. For more tables and availability or for parties of 7+, please visit Delfina's website or contact us directly.More

California Pizza Kitchen welcomes you by PRIORITY SEATING to reduce your wait time in the restaurant.

California Pizza Kitchen is a casual-dining restaurant serving up California creativity through its innovative menu items. CPK provides a range of California-inspired dishes, from signature hand-tossed and hearth-baked pizzas, to imaginative salads, pastas, entrees, soups, sandwiches and cocktails.More

Palo Alto Diners' Choice Winners

Palo Alto's best restaurants based upon thousands of OpenTable diner reviews
EvviaEvvia
2803 reviews
$$$$
Mediterranean | Palo Alto, Peninsula

If you're a lamb lover, this place is for you. The lamb chops are outstanding: tender and well-seasoned. The octopus appetizer is excellent also. It would have been nice to receive a comped dessert, since this was a birthday celebration. Our waiter apologized and told us the the restaurant had stopped doing this months ago. More

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TavernaTaverna
44 reviews
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Greek | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Taverna is a welcome addition to Palo Alto. The owners take personal interest and pride in providing a superb dining experience. I have been there twice and have had remarkable experiences both times. Looking forward to returning. More

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Sundance The SteakhouseSundance The Steakhouse
2463 reviews
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Steakhouse | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Solid steak place. Good atmosphere and the moon pie almost put me in a coma. Would eat again for sure. More

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Tai PanTai Pan
624 reviews
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Chinese | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Impressed by its Peking duck and the overall dining experience. More

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ZolaZola
453 reviews
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French | Palo Alto, Peninsula

One of the best restaurants in the Palo Alto area. More

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Cafe Pro BonoCafe Pro Bono
752 reviews
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Italian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Love this local restaurant. Everyone is very friendly and welcoming, and the service is excellent, as is the food. More

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The Sea by Alexander's SteakhouseThe Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse
1065 reviews
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Seafood | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Excellent food and grid service. Pricy for fish, but we knew that before we went. More

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Vino LocaleVino Locale
160 reviews
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Californian | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Live music with Aaron Jaqua was amazing! Perfect for a romantic date night. More

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

Nice experience with creative menu and great customer service. More

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Reposado RestaurantReposado Restaurant
1983 reviews
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Mexican | Palo Alto, Peninsula

Surprise Bachelorette Party and the food and drinks were amazing! Thank you for a fun night!! More

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