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A photo of Sundance The Steakhouse restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(5237)
Price: Very Expensive
• Steakhouse • Palo Alto
Booked 50 times today
Since its opening in 1974, prime steaks and martinis have never gone out of style at this Palo Alto institution. The atmosphere is very clubby with fireplaces, dark wood, sports memorabilia and plush leather booths tucked into the many nooks throughout the dining room. Famous for their slow-roasted prime rib & hand-cut U.S.D.A Prime Steaks, they also offer fresh seafood, cold water lobster tail & succulent shellfish. The 20 oz. Bone-In Rib eye Steak is the Boss’ Favorite while the Double Cut Filet Mignon runs a close second. Sundance is respected for serving the best food money can buy coupled with value & simplicity – a welcome relief for serious food & steak aficionados. The menu is supported by an award-winning wine list that features over 400 selections focusing on highly allocated Napa Valley Cabernets. Exceptional ratings & numerous restaurant awards rank Sundance the Steakhouse as a true dining destination.
A photo of Evvia restaurant
4.8
Exceptional(4482)
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Palo Alto
Booked 58 times today
Sister restaurant of Kokkari, Evvia has been serving authentic rustic Greek cuisine since 1995. Our fresh fish, savory roasted meats and grilled and roasted vegetables are perked up with a squeeze of lemon, a splash olive oil, and Mediterranean herbs. There is perfection in simplicity.
A photo of TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTO restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(2491)
Price: Very Expensive
• Spanish • Palo Alto
Booked 125 times today
Telefèric Barcelona doors were first opened thirty years ago in Barcelona, Spain. Now, our passionate teams in Walnut Creek, Palo Alto, Los Gatos and Los Angeles have grown to include some of the world’s most creative and innovative chefs and mixologists, and are eager to share the Spanish culture and gastronomy with you. Come visit us for a degustation of the Best Spanish Tapas in the Bay, Innovative paellas, and refreshing hand-crafted cocktails. Dare to enjoy a fun and unique dining experience surrounded by Modern European decor and lively ambiance.
A photo of Meyhouse Palo Alto restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(535)
Price: Expensive
• Mediterranean • Palo Alto
Booked 32 times today
"Welcome to our home. Meyhouse is a casual place where family and friends get together over a drink, mezes, unique seafood, and grilled delicacies.Our philosophy is unique in many ways. We have an ingredient first approach, which means we handle ingredients as minimally as possible through the cooking process. We source the highest quality ingredients we can find and let them shine. Our recipes are as authentic as possible, no sous vide or modernist cuisine can be found here."
A photo of TAVERNA restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(1418)
Price: Expensive
• Greek • Palo Alto
Booked 53 times today
For centuries, a taverna has been a neighborhood gathering place where friends can meet to eat, drink and enjoy life. Taverna co-founders Thanasis Pashalidis and Hakan Bala were raised with a shared ethical compass, which the Greeks call "philotimo" or "love of honor". Family and friends are their ingredients of life, and they believe that nutrition, happiness and health are all directly correlated. Both partners have been culturally influenced by the remedies of the old world and incorporate them into the lifestyle of Taverna. Both have an "ethos" that drives them and inspires others to live fully, which they consider the flavor of life's success. They understand that life is to be enjoyed and that time is of the essence. They are aware that every day is a gift. Taverna has been created to make people happy and feel alive.
A photo of Nobu Palo Alto restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1419)
Price: Very Expensive
• Japanese • Palo Alto
Booked 59 times today
Nobu Restaurants' now classic and seamless blend of Japanese and Peruvian food has officially made it’s way to the Bay Area. Here you may divulge in some of our signature world famous dishes like our Alaskan Black Cod, Yellowtail Sashimi Jalapeño, and Salmon Sashimi New Style just to name of few. Situated at the lobby floor of the Nobu Hotel, Epiphany we offer indoor and outdoor seating right in the heart of Palo Alto. Dine with us, stay with us.
A photo of Zola + BarZola restaurant
4.6
Exceptional(1149)
Price: Expensive
• French • Palo Alto
Booked 10 times today
BarZola offers an elevated cocktail experience complemented by a dinner menu from the Zola kitchen. We feature an array of French and California wines, as well as the best and closest sourced meat and produce of the season.
A photo of Che Fico Parco Menlo restaurant
4.5
Awesome(211)
Price: Moderate
• Italian • Menlo Park
Booked 36 times today
From Back Home Hospitality comes Che Fico Parco Menlo, an evolution of Che Fico specifically created for the Peninsula located at Springline in Menlo Park. Che Fico Parco Menlo takes inspiration from its critically acclaimed sister restaurant in San Francisco while adding new creations to its menu of Italian fare with California influences. Dishes of hand-rolled pasta, naturally fermented sourdough pizza, antipasti, meat, and fish celebrate the team’s’ passion for Italian cuisine and their dedication to using the best seasonal products from farmers and purveyors in the Bay area.With a vibrant design by Jon De La Cruz, Che Fico Parco Menlo will be the premier destination for both business and social events with private dining options for up to 70 guests. In addition to the dining room, there is an all-season outdoor patio covered by a custom-built pergola with fans for summer nights and heaters for Menlo park 'winters'.
A photo of Pizzeria Delfina Palo Alto restaurant
4.7
Exceptional(381)
Price: Moderate
• Pizza Bar • Palo Alto
Booked 51 times today
Inspired by the best pizza of New York City and Naples, Italy. In 2005, Annie and Craig Stoll annexed the space next door to their James Beard Award winning Delfina restaurant fulfilling a long time dream of bringing Neapolitan-inspired pizzas to San Francisco. The 600 square foot space was an instant neighborhood hotspot, and Pizzeria Delfina became the ""darling of the San Francisco food scene"" opening a second location in 2008 to popular demand. In 2014, Annie and Craig expanded into the Peninsula with Pizzeria Delfina in Palo Alto. This energetic, farmers-to-table restaurant serves up Neapolitan-inspired pizza complemented by a daily-changing roster of seasonal antipasti, piatti (small entrees), beer, wine and more. A family-owned business, Pizzeria Delfina is a neighborhood establishment through and through that continues to bring people together around fresh, handmade, delicious food in a warm, casual atmosphere.
A photo of True Food Kitchen - Palo Alto restaurant
4.2
Awesome(3418)
Price: Expensive
• American • Palo Alto
Booked 96 times today
True Food Kitchen is a chef-driven restaurant and scratch bar that was founded by Dr. Andrew Weil, the pioneer of integrative medicine, to provide food that tastes great and is good for you. At our table, delicious dining and conscious nutrition go hand in hand, without sacrificing flavor, creativity or indulgence. Our expertly trained chefs craft flavor-forward dishes, handcrafted cocktails and freshly pressed refreshers so you can enjoy epic food experiences that aren’t just good for you, but good to you. Join us in Palo Alto for lunch, dinner, or weekend brunch. New flavors, new combinations, new obsessions. Come see us for something completely new and delicious.

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  • AarGee
    San Francisco Bay Area •36 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 1 day ago
    Wow, what an unforgettable dining experience! Our recent visit to Taverna was truly exceptional, thanks to the warm and inviting atmosphere, attentive service, and mouthwatering Greek cuisine that left us in awe. From the moment we stepped inside, we felt transported to Greece itself - the decor, music, and aromas all combined to create a Mediterranean paradise. Our server, Fotis, was a true gem - knowledgeable, friendly, and happy to make recommendations that proved spot-on. The food? Absolutely sublime! We indulged in a variety of appetizers, each one a flavor explosion: Tzatziki, Spicy Feta, Halloumi, Spanakopita, Kolokithokeftedes (crispy Zucchini cakes), Horiatiki Salata (Greek salad), and Pantzaria (chilled Heirloom Beets). The main course and desserts were equally impressive - tender Chicken souvlaki cooked to perfection, and the Yiaourti (Greek yogurt with Athenian Wildflower honey) and Bougatsa (folded phyllo with vanilla crema and Pistachio ice cream) provided a sweet and satisfying conclusion to our meal. The wine list is extensive and impressive, and the cocktails are creative and delicious. Generous portions and reasonable prices only added to our delight. We left feeling full, happy, and already planning our next visit! If you're a Greek food enthusiast or simply seeking a fantastic dining experience, look no further than Taverna. Five stars aren't enough - I'd give it ten if I could!
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    TAVERNAPrice: Expensive• Greek• Palo Alto
    4.7
  • Baha
    San Francisco Bay Area •3 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Everything about this place is special. Food is amazing, service is terrific. Thank you Evvia for making moments memorable.
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    EvviaPrice: Expensive• Mediterranean• Palo Alto
    4.8
  • MaryNvip
    San Francisco Bay Area •9 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 2 days ago
    Dennis is amazing as is the other two usual servers we have when we dine in! Shout out to Merrit & Ryan!! Always knowing my order and making the whole experience is why we keep coming back so often! I always love the recommendations from our incredible servers every time we dine in! Recommendation always on point, food quality is excellent and unmatched elsewhere! The fact that they know details such as the way I prefer my Zen garden dessert 👏🏻👏🏻
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    Nobu Palo AltoPrice: Very Expensive• Japanese• Palo Alto
    4.6
  • OpenTable Diner
    San Francisco Bay Area •8 reviews
    5.0
    Dined 4 days ago
    I really enjoy Sundance. I have been coming here since the 1970s. The food is consistently good and it has a great atmosphere. I need to ask the next time if they still make a drink they were famous for back in the day. It was called a “hot apple pie.”
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    Sundance The SteakhousePrice: Very Expensive• Steakhouse• Palo Alto
    4.8
  • OpenTable Diner
    San Francisco Bay Area •1 review
    5.0
    Dined on May 13, 2024
    We had a great experience. The standout menu item was definitely the paella. We ordered the Ibérico Pork Paella. I would definitely recommend it and will be back. Personally the rest of the items from the tapas were just okay.
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    TELÈFERIC BARCELONA - PALO ALTOPrice: Very Expensive• Spanish• Palo Alto
    4.6
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