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Date
Sun, 1/21
Time
7:00 PM
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Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar

4.2
411 reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
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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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian, French
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Hours of operation
FALL/WINTER HOURS

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

DINNER
4:00 pm everyday

HAPPY HOUR
4:00 to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday

LATE NIGHT MENU
OYSTERS & CHAMPAGNE
10:00 pm every night

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Phone number
(650) 327-3161
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Cross street: University Ave.
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Specials

Valentine's Day Special Menus & More

Join us in celebration with those close to us on Valentine's Day. Our Chefs are preparing some wonderful special menu items in addition to our regular menu. Make your reservations now. Eat! Drink! and Relax!

Wednesday, February 14, 2018

What 411 People Are Saying
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4.2
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4.0
food
3.8
service
4.1
ambience
3.6
value
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69% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner 
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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

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Paulamalu (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on January 1, 2018

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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0
Dined on December 13, 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.

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vipDanielaB (San Francisco)
5.0
Dined on December 12, 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.

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vipEMCB (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on November 24, 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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on November 13, 2017

The food was horrendous on a Sunday night. I don't think there was a chef in the kitchen the night I was there, and I'm not exaggerating.

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opc433 (San Francisco)
4.0
Dined on November 11, 2017

The seared scallops were delicious. We each had a wine flight, which we really enjoyed tasting. The wait staff were friendly and helpful. The vibe was energetic and lively, without being too noisy. There was plenty of space between tables so it felt spacious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on October 6, 2017

The company that I was with made it a fun night, but Gravity was a let down. We were seated at this raised booth in the back of the restaurant (downstairs). It was too tall for our feet to reach the floor and the booth gave no support for feet like tall chairs do, so we were all uncomfortable and ended up sitting cross-legged. Odd set up. Service was spotty and slow (and the waiter just wasn't friendly). Food was so-so. Decent appetizers and wine but disappointing entrees.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0
Dined on September 17, 2017

Not good. Pasta was terrible. I had the radiatori and it was tasteless - watery, soft (overcooked) and the sauce was awful. Wife's ravioli was a bit better but not good. Wine and beer prices are outrageously high. Most wines $16 to $20 per glass. Beers were $12 to $14. Wife's appetizer cheese plate was good and my Burrata appetizer was good.

Not sure how this place stays in business. Mostly downstairs wine crowd. Young people dressed poorly - sneakers & jeans.

I have lived on the peninsula now for about 2 years and this was the 1st restaurant I did not like. I go out to dinner 1 or 2 x per week. And the Italian restaurants I have been too have all been very good. I am impressed overall with the restaurant scene here but this place was below average in terms of food and price value.

I was due for a bad one.

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Sharon (San Francisco)
3.0
Dined on August 31, 2017

Very noisy, very slow service, said it was a birthday celebration... they forgot. Food was terrific!

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Hours, Transportation, and Details

Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Italian, Californian, French
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Hours of operation
FALL/WINTER HOURS

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

DINNER
4:00 pm everyday

HAPPY HOUR
4:00 to 6:00 pm Monday - Friday

LATE NIGHT MENU
OYSTERS & CHAMPAGNE
10:00 pm every night

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Cross street
University Ave.
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Price range
$30 and under
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Payment options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
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Phone number
(650) 327-3161
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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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Executive chef
Bedri Inkya
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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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!

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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