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About LB Steak Menlo Park

LB Steak, led by acclaimed Chef-Owner Roland Passot, is a casually elegant modern American seafood and steakhouse reflecting the distinctive charm of its surroundings and neighbors.

Our Chef de Cuisine's seasonal menu showcases naturally raised meats, line-caught fish, only the freshest, local, and organically grown produce, decadent desserts, handcrafted cocktails, artisan beers, and an array of domestic and imported wines.

We are best known for our diverse selection of seafood and steaks. Located in the vibrant neighborhood of Menlo Park, our restaurant is where people gather to relax, socialize, and enjoy food and drink of exceptional quality. Let's Meat!

898 Santa Cruz Avenue
Menlo Park, CA 94025
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Steakhouse, American, Seafood

Hours of Operation:


Lunch:
Monday - Friday 11:30 am-2:30pm
Saturday and Sunday 11 am-2:30pm

Dinner:
Sunday -Thursday 4 pm-9 pm
Friday and Saturday 4 pm-10 pm

Brunch:
Saturday and Sunday 11 am-2:30pm

Happy Hour Every Day at the bar and on the patio from 4 pm-6:30 pm

Cross Street:
University

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$31 to $50

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 321-8980

Website:
http://www.lbsteak.com/

Catering:
Our versatile Wagyu Room is the perfect setting for business functions and social gatherings alike. The Wagyu Room can be reserved in its entirety (seating up to 60 guests) or divided into two distinct private spaces (Front Wagyu Room and Back Wagyu Room). For more intimate groups, consider reserving our Board Room, or opt to reserve a section of the main dining room. Have a much larger group? We are happy to close the entire restaurant. Contact Korrine Mello at 650.353.4218 or steakmpevents@leftbank.com

Parking Details:
Self Park Lot in back

Additional:
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Special Events & Promotions:
"PRIME TIME" HAPPY HOUR
Available every day at the bar from 4 PM to 6:30 PM.

PRIME RIB SUNDAYS
Join us every Sunday for “Prime” time! Begin your Prime Rib Dinner with a salad, followed by a 12 oz cut of our juicy, tender Prime Rib, served with a baked potato, seasonal vegetables, and au jus. Finish with a sweet finale of artisanal ice cream, all for $34 per person. Let’s Meat!

Specials

Happy Hour Menu

Specials

Happy Hour Menu
Details

We invite you to join us for Happy Hour at LB Steak Menlo Park seven days a week. Enjoy our appetizers and drinks while you catch up with friends and family.

Terms and Conditions: Excludes Tax, excludes service.

Valid For: 1 - 20 People

Starts: January 10, 2018

Ends: April 1, 2018

Availability: Daily 4:00PM-6:30PM

Private Dining

LB Steak is pleased to offer comfortable and inviting accommodations for any occasion. From a casual luncheon to an elegant cocktail reception or a formal sit-down dinner, our unique private dining spaces will set the scene for a seamless and memorable experience.

LB Steak Menlo Park Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

81% would recommend it to a friend

Business Meals (9)
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Bar Seating (6)
Worth the Drive (5)
Good for a Date (5)
Happy Hour (4)
Romantic (4)
Quiet Conversation (4)
Good for Birthdays (3)
Casual (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Neighborhood Gem (3)
Comfort Food (2)
Cozy (2)
Creative Cuisine (2)
Fit for Foodies (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Notable Wine List (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Paleo Friendly (2)
People Watching (2)
Authentic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Healthy (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined 5 days ago

The food here is mostly good, but none of it stands out. The gnocchi were relatively bland. The calamari were dry and seemed to consist of, or tasted like, mostly onion rings. Service was fast and courteous. The restaurant was very noisy that evening because of a business event, but it's been quieter at other times.

Tags: Casual, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2018

Was a lovely dinner! My burger and fries were excellent! I will be back!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2018

It was a mixed experience for us. The drinks were good, but took a while to arrive. The crab/shrimp cobb salad was excellent, and the beet salad with Humbolt Fog cheese was also quite good. The steaks were good, but not great but all three sauces were terrible! The side dishes fell flat too, with the fries not crispy enough, the cream spinach tasteless. Service was spotty as well. One plate was served without the sauce and it took several minutes to get our server's attention.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Our guest was from Sweden and she wanted good steak. My filet was excellent but the rib eye ordered by my husband and our guest was disappointing. The steak was not tasteful and seemed small .
We did not feel it showcased good beef to our guest. Very disappointed.

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vip
 (Portland)·Dined on January 26, 2018

Met up with friends for dinner and was originally seated behind the bar. We requested to be moved to a table away from the bar and were immediately accommodated. Our waiter was very attentive, friendly and funny. I have rather a dry sense of humor and he was very responsive to it. His name was Lenny and if you go there I'd suggest you ask for him. The food was exceptional and our drinks were excellent.
We will definitely be returning to LB Steak.

Tags: Good for a Date, Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2018

This was for a business dinner with clients and everything was perfect thanks

Tags: Hot Spot, Happy Hour, Worth the Drive, Notable Wine List
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Restaurant published a special offer to local concert goers. When we checked in, they knew nothing about their own offer!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 7, 2018

Another GREAT meal! The steaks are delicious, and the service is always attentive and top-notch, without being overbearing. Although we arrived close to closing time, our server never rushed us, and made sure that we were enjoying the meal. However good the service is, the food is the centerpiece, and we've never had a bad meal here. I would definitely recommend any of the steaks, but I've also had the chicken, which stands out as well. Excellent. Thanks for a wonderful experience - hope to see you again soon.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Disabled Access, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

They know how to cook steaks to one's specifications. Delicious. Nice of them to treat me to a birthday dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We visited Christmas eve between services and had a wonderful time. The service was tops and food yummy, though portions small. The drinks were slow coming but was ok in the long run.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Quiet Conversation, Handcrafted Cocktails, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Fun, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Cozy, Good for Groups
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 24, 2017

Great service and got d food! Made our Christmas dinner so much more memorable! :)

Tags: Romantic, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Kid-friendly
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2017

The steak was sad looking. The thinness looking ribeye I have ever seen. The scallops were outstanding!!!!! The sticker piggy sundae had way too much bacon. My husband got sick that night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 20, 2017

Went on a Wednesday night and it was very loud and there weren’t enough waiters to go around. My group held onto their menus for 15 minutes before getting to order. The price was too high for the value of the food. When my mom ordered a soup and short ribs the waiter said that they were out of both (instead of telling us before giving us menus for 15 minutes).

For the price, I would expect better service and even better food.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 19, 2017

Enjoy the food, we have been to Lb many times. For me I think it's hit and miss with servers. I'm not sure if our guy was new or not, but I don't like it when someone reaches across my face to grab a wine glass that I put to the side when I said I might have a glass not sure yet. Then when we asked for more butter and still didn't have when he walked passed, he got upset with his busser right behind my head. Not cool. I still tip well because I know others get part of that.

Tags: People Watching, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

LB Steak in Menlo Park is totally opposite of the one on Santana Row. The food was less than ok, the whole atmosphere reminded of extremely low key restaurants. I've brought a friend for a dinner, hoping to impress her with the whole experience and, unfortunately, Santana Row location was closed that day(Sat). I don't think I will be attending any of the locations in the future. It was quite a sad evening to say the least.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

We were pretty disappointed with our experience. The entire wait staff were all running through the restaurant as if they were being timed. Bread was only delivered to our table after we had asked for it when they were bringing the entree. My medium-rare steak came well done and when I sent it back, no apology was made. The restaurant manager walked by (ran by really) multiple times while my husband had is entree and I was still waiting and never checked in to make sure everything was ok.

Overall, a pretty mediocre experience and well below what I'd expect for what was supposed to be a nice restaurant

Tags: Paleo Friendly
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vip
 (New Orleans)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Food was pretty good but service was poor. Appetizers came before my drink order, and I had to collar the manager to get a soup spoon for my sister's soup.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

The service this evening was poor. The wait staff kept bringing food and wine to our table that we had not ordered. We were celebrating a friend’s birthday and we had to wait a long time for the dessert. We had trouble getting anyone’s attention to get our bill but when it came, it was for another table. The food was good but served lukewarm. I like LB Steak and will definitely give them one more chance to improve.

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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on December 8, 2017

We took friends there to celebrate a special occasion.
The steaks were amazing, and the bar tender did a super job with the drinks we ordered.
Ethan, the host, and Lenny, the waiter, were terrific.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

We couldn't get a reservation at our "regular" steakhouse so we went to Open Table and noticed the recommendation for LB Steak. Neither of us had ever heard of it. But we'll be back. Everyone from the host to the manager and serving staff was friendly and we were very pleased with the food and service. We have been converted to a new "regular" steakhouse.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 1, 2017

Excellent experience. Good energy. Top notch and attentive service. The steaks were good. The sides were perfect. Bread pudding was excellent. Energetic place but easy enough to conduct business.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 23, 2017

We enjoyed Thanksgiving this year at LB. The menu was perfect for us, the portions generous and the service pleasant. Will most likely return! Thank you to the chefs and staff!

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Business Meals
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 (Orange County)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Food heavily salted. Sauces were bland and tasted like they were out of a jar.

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on November 9, 2017

Steak was good.
Caesar Salad was below average - no taste (no anchovies)
Fried Calamari appetizer was good.
Service was good.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 4, 2017

This is a relatively expensive steakhouse. My standards are written at that level. It took too long to get service initially. We had to ask for bread although all tables had it. Ordered a lemon drop and the bartender put salt on the rim. Total fail. They corrected. Steak was ok, but I could make way better at home. They forgot the steak sauce. Had to get up from table to go ask for it. They gave a free glass of wine in return.

I typically don't give negative reviews, but this is unacceptable for a place this expensive in Menlo Park. This place needs to get better or don't bother. So many great restaurants and making a good steak and having good service shouldn't be difficult. I wish LB luck, but won't be going back to find out if they improved.

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 (Miami)·Dined on November 3, 2017

On the wine list they list Achavel Ferrrer 2014 Malbec but when you ordered they bring 2016 botlle and charge the same amount. I dont think that's right or fair!

Tags: Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We were excited to celebrate our Anniversary at LB in Menlo Park, but the excitement soon ended. Not a fully stocked bar & service was not what would be expected for an upscale priced restaurant. Caesar salads were good but needed more dressing. My steak was perfect but cool as was the baked potato & creamed spinach! Popovers were warm and delicious but needed to ask for butter. We were presented with a molten cake/ice cream for our "special" celebration free dessert. Coffee was COLD---both decaf & regular! Not a restaurant for a quiet romantic dinner as it was difficult to hear each other talk...noisey!! Perhaps less noise in the back of the restaurant?? Will we return....jury is still out!

Tags: Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

I took my husband there for his birthday and we were amazed at the excellent service, and how great the food was. We started out with the beet salad, which was amazing. Then we had the cornbread with bacon and Gouda...amazing! The waiter gave us honey on the side without our asking, which complemented the meal. The waiter also made me the best Arnold Palmer that I have ever had and told me that they make their lemonade fresh every day! I drink Arnold Palmer's all of the time and this one was the very best! Our main course was steaks. My husband had the Cowboy Steak and I had the fillet and both were amazingly juicy, tender and delicious. The sauces they served with the steaks were awesome. The entire staff and manager treated us like VIPS. We would definitely return! Oh, I forgot about the scallops appetizer. Very good! Thank you!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Healthy, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

First evening diners, yet seated hidden in the very back.
Assigned a server covering the street tables out front, so we saw her for only for the first course and had to flag down anyone around after that.
Server couldn't tell us about some wines, so had to find someone who could.
Worst cocktails: Martini not chilled & watered down; Lemon Drop, not properly prepared, so sent back.
Caesar salads came out in warm bowls (really?), not chilled; sent back.
Friend's filet tolerable.
Teeny short rib over-cooked & no sauce, as the menu said, and she described. Asked someone for sauce; never came.
Manager finally came, so replaced with a slightly larger little rib with sauce 2nd time, but still dry, overdone & inedible. Kindly, manager got me some soup for something to eat.
Flagged someone down to get our check, but had to finally go up to the front desk to pay our bill, as no service person was ever coming back to our table.
Zero for service & quality.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 19, 2017

If you want a really good steak - this is your place. The steaks are done so well you will really want to come back for more. Be prepared to pay for it though - steaks this good come at a cost.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

I have been wanting to try the restaurant for years but was sadly not impressed. The servers were excellent, very kind and professional however the service was very slow and the restaurant was not even half full. The food was good but not great as one might expect for the type of restaurant and price. The ambience was quiet and enjoyable.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Good steaks, good service, people watching is not the reason to go here.

Tags: Good for a Date, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Business Meals
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 11, 2017

The food was good, though on the expensive side for the quality. The calamari had a good texture, and with a dash of salt tasted quite good. We all found the popovers that came before the entree delightful. My steak was somewhat overcooked, and my dining partner's was unevenly cooked, however we both enjoyed them. Our waiter was great. While the steaks were thinner than I was expecting from a steakhouse, I would go back to try them again.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

It was an overall enjoyable experience. However, the New York steak was burnt on the outside, making the meat taste like flames with almost every bite.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Live Sports, Healthy, Cozy, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Handcrafted Cocktails, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Bar Seating, Romantic, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Good for Groups
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 7, 2017

The waitress was inattentive. Never came back again after serving lunch to 4 of us outdoor. She seemed by herself. I had to hunt her down to clear our table and take our dessert order. There was absolutely no one inside the restaurant to help us. I found her in the kitchen. I spoke to another customer in the ladies room and she was as disappointed in her experience. We used to love this place but service and even salad presentation has gone downhill.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 30, 2017

It was terrible. When the soup arrived, it was not hot. And, without a spoon to eat the soup, it took awhile for the waiter to bring one. The entrees and side dishes arrived cold. They took so long to arrive that the waiter said one desert would be on the house.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 29, 2017

My guest and I arrived a little early and even though there was a table ready soon after our arrival, we enjoyed a glass of champagne at the bar. A beautiful space, delightful service, and great food. Lenny was awesome. The manager on duty was fantastic and checked in with us, as did the chef. A real treat to be out on the town.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 25, 2017

First of all, they did not have our reservation, but Open Table contacted me and awarded us points. Service was awful. Waiters don't seem to enjoy their job. Drinks took forever, as did our entrees. Food was marginal. We felt rushed, even though we had a 7:00 reservation. Staff seemed like they just wanted to go home. We will not go back.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 22, 2017

Was excited to visit with friends after enjoying lunch here. Started out with a great welcome. Very disappointed with service after - had to chase down the waiter at least 3 times; the first was to take our meal order 40 min after all of our party was seated. Food was generally good but came out staggered. Overall the poor service put a damper on our evening. Please understand, I am not one to complain in a review. Sorry to say we won’t be coming back anytime soon if ever.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Hawaii)·Dined on September 17, 2017

Good as always, liked the Sunday prime rib special.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for a Date, Fit for Foodies
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