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Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar

416 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Fit for Foodies (5)
  • Romantic (4)
  • Good for a Date (4)
Boutique Wine • Hand Crafted Beer • Bistro Food • Late Night Dining
Gravity is wine and much more. It starts with the grape and continues with the crush and flows to the cellar where the wine rests until it arrives in its entire splendor on your palate.
Gravity Bistro & Wine Bar is the newest addition to the "Restaurants From Scratch" group offering an extensive international beer and wine list with great food to complement your memorable experience. Chef Billy Hazra capitalizes on French and Italian influences with a wine country touch of simplicity to create fresh classic fare. Our staff is eager to share their knowledge and passion to assist you with your selections and questions.
Whether an impromptu light bite and beverage in our wine bar downstairs, a group of friends at one of our community tables, or a cozy table upstairs, let Gravity take you away to the wine and beer regions of the world.
We look forward to you joining us any evening.
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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Italian, Californian, French
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Hours of operation

4:00 pm to 1:00 am Monday - Tuesday
Kitchen serves to midnight

4:00 pm to 2:00 am Friday - Saturday
Kitchen serves to 1:00 am

4:00 pm to midnight Sunday
Kitchen serves to 11:00 pm

4:00 pm everyday

4:00 to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday

10:00 pm every night

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Phone number
(650) 327-3161
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Bedri Inkya
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Cross street
University Ave.
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Parking details
There is limited street parking on Emerson. Public parking lots located on Emerson St. across from the restaurant, and another public parking lot behind the restaurant off High Street with a walkway to Emerson. There is also a public parking structure with entrances on High and Alma between Hamilton and University and a second public parking garage under City Hall at Hamilton and Ramona.
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Special events & promotions
Oysters Before...After???
Specially priced oysters after 10 pm daily.
Oysters on the half shell, grilled, roasted or oyster cocktail!
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Private Dining

Hosting a party or event? Upstairs is available for private parties with seating up to fifty for dinner, and eighty for cocktail receptions.

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What 416 People Are Saying
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77% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Central Coast)
5.0  Dined on February 13, 2018

The service was outstanding! Food was delicious - a great venue for visiting with colleagues!

vipDanielaB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

As always Gravity Bistro did not disappoint- attentive service, great wine list and awesome food. This time we opted for lots of appetizers and shared them amongst us. The meatballs, beet salad and mussels where outstanding and the cheese selection plate was well put together. The salads were fresh and nicely, not heavy, dressed.

TakeMeOut (Central Coast)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Friendly attentive service, nice selection on the menu and at the bar. Nothing was 'write home' amazing or memorable but we had some wine and cheese to start and enjoyed a nice beet salad and then a variety of folks at our table had short ribs, pasta, burger - all very good. Not cheap but we didn't feel it was too excessive for the price/area/quality.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Extremely expensive and very small portions of food. Especially disappointed with the cheese tray. Great wine but $20 for a modest glass.

vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

I've ate at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar a few different times. I think the food is really good, and their happy hour wines have been hits/misses. My only complaint is the service-- I've ate here and had great service, and also at other times have had bad service (i.e. ordered happy hour drinks and appetizers, and then never saw our waiter again to continue ordering drinks/dinner). Like I already said, so far all of the food has been good (i.e. prime filet with frites, the ragu pasta dish, etc.). I'd like to come back here again, but I just hope the service will be better in the future.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

The food was great, I especially liked the rib eye steak.

Paulamalu (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 31, 2017

One of our favorites. This was a New Years Eve dinner. My wife and I have dined at Gravity multiple times. I had pork tenderloin which was exquisite. My wife had prime rib which she raved about repeatedly. The accompanying touches were excellent. The restaurant was featuring a prix fixe menu that included more than we could comfortably consume so our server allowed us to dine ala carte. We each ordered the special "flight" of 3 champagnes which made the evening extra special. No negatives.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined on December 12, 2017

This experience was disappointing. The reservation was not honored (had to wait 20 minutes for a table), the noise level was entirely too loud, and the food was VERY slow. The service was mediocre at best. My biggest complaint was that it didn't seem like our entrees were even in the works until after our appetizers were finished. The main dishes took an extremely long time to arrive. I do not recommend this place-- there's so many better options nearby in downtown Palo Alto.

vipDanielaB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 11, 2017

Great wine list and awesome good choices. Mussels, duck confit, appetizers and pasta were all exceptional. Something for everyone on the menu. The service was very attentive and quick.

vipEMCB (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on November 23, 2017

We had a fabulous four course Pre Fixe Thanksgiving dinner at Gravity Bistro. We started with a veal croquette taster followed with an avocado tomato bruschetta toast. For my entree I had the turkey served over a sweet potato purée with stuffing and gravy, yumm! My husband opted for the petite filet served medium rare with a wild mushroom sauté with shaved brussel sprouts. For dessert we all had the chocolate cake with a very moist gooey center, very decadent. A great value for a four course holiday meal with great food, service and ambience.