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About Parkside Grille

Rustic Elegance In Beautiful Portola Valley. Nestled Among Towering Redwoods.

884 Portola Road A-1
Portola Valley, CA 94028
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Californian, Mediterranean

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm

Cross Street:
Westridge

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 529-9007

Website:
http://parksidegrille.com/

Entertainment:
Seasonal Live Music.

Catering:
Offering private dinners.

Parking Details:
Free parking.

Executive Chef:
Yanni Sarakosta

Private Party Facilities:
We offer two Private Rooms which can accommodate up to 55 people.

Private Party Contact:
Bill Petkopoulos: (650) 529-9007

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Parkside Grille Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.5

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

98% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (38)
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Casual (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Good for a Date (12)
Great for Lunch (12)
Good for Anniversaries (12)
Good for Birthdays (11)
Fit for Foodies (11)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (8)
Authentic (7)
Great for Outdoor Dining (7)
Quiet Conversation (7)
Bar Seating (6)
Business Meals (6)
Fun (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Vibrant Bar Scene (6)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Scenic View (5)
Local Ingredients (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Hot Spot (3)
Organic (3)
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Kid-friendly (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Healthy (2)
People Watching (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Great for Brunch (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 3 days ago

We had a very very good dinner at Parkside Grill Sunday night. Our waiter was stellar ...he's been there a while and he is very, very service oriented.. just a terrific person!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Gluten Free Options, Neighborhood Gem, Healthy, Happy Hour, Business Meals, Notable Wine List, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for the special Valentine's Day Dinner. Wonderful menu selections. We enjoyed the Dinner

Tags: Tasting Menu, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

Booked Valentine’s Day reservation via open-table and there was no indication it was fixed price. I have a gluten sensitivity and most of the menu I couldn’t eat and they only were able to modify a few dishes. Service was was appalling comparison to normal, our food kept being delivered to the table next to us and not once did they come by to top off wine. For dessert they were able to get me a gf cake which they normally have however my dates dessert had a raspberry which was moldy. I really hate to give bad reviews especially to a place I frequent for their gf pizza but considering we spent significantly more on the fix price meal that we didn’t know was happening, and got worse service, and food, it’s just disheartening.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined 7 days ago

We went for valentine’s day. They had a pre-fixe menu, which was an unwelcome surprise. The table next to us also wasn’t told in advance. We ended up switching to the bar for better food choices. Service was great. Food was yummy. Goat cheese is always sure to please. Just wish we could have ordered it at the table as planned.

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

Pleasant, enjoyable; food was a little disappointing. Roast chicken was too dry. Our guests were disappointed in the Chile Relleno. Salads were good as were dessert.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Lucky to have this great restaurant in our own backyard - we are happy regulars - only criticism - they took my daughters very favoriter upside down cake off the menu - see it mentioned in many reviews and server said people have said they miss it too - bring it back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 8, 2018

Delicious steak with a sublime sauce. We were seated in a booth so conversation was easy and the restaurant was not too loud. The wait staff is friendly and efficient. We were not rushed.

Tags: Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Special Occasion, Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2018

Very good meal, great service, and a cozy, gorgeous setting as always. $25 corkage fee is a bit steep though.

Tags: Cozy, Good for Anniversaries, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

There were 4 of us for dinner; as each of us finished our meal, one of your servers immediately removed the person's dishes, etc. So I was the last to finish, and felt that I must have been eating too slowly. Most of the restaurants that we enjoy always wait until EVERYBODY at the table has finished before removing the plates, etc. I think many of your patrons would appreciate if you make this change. I think that many of us would give you an additional star or your rating scale. Thanks very much.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot, Authentic, Fun
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Nice table too.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

Service was wonderful. Food was not great. Who serves pasta Vongole with olives and capers? Salt overload.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 19, 2018

I was disappointed with the fried oyster sandwich. It was too hard cooked. It would benefit from a light sauce on the bun and not so over cooked and hard. I do love the food in general and am rarely disappointed

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2018

Always a great meal. Love PSG, the food it quite good. The menu is diverse and I like a ton of things on it I like. I cannot recommend PSG any more, it is terrific.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Table was easy when we got there. Friendly hostess.
Service was slow. Drinks took 20 min to get. One of the meals didn’t come. Looks like they forgot to order it and nothing was said other than it’s coming. So the rest of our food got cold why we waited.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

One of my favorite spots. Great food and excellent service!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

Black pepper crusted ahi tuna was fantastic as well as the goat cheese appitizer

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Creative Cuisine, Comfort Food, Romantic, Good for Anniversaries, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2018

The food was scrumptious as usual. Their goat cheese appetizer never disappoints! It feels very cozy.
The only downside is that it is a bit noisy to carry on a great conversation.

Tags: Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

The food here is usually very good, but this time I ordered my burger medium rare, and it came medium well, and the fries were only luke warm. Hopefully just an off night , because I really like the place.

They did comp me a desert after I mentioned the above.

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 (New England)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Parkside Grill has been a family favorite for many years. You can count on good food and excellent service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Cozy, Comfort Food
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Outstanding experience! The wine, appetizers and entree were so delicious. And the staff are always hospitable!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

We had the pasta and it was wonderful. Great waitress also. Love this place.

Tags: Casual
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2017

Very noisy Hard to talk across the table. Energetic is not a good substitute for very noisy.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 24, 2017

We dined on xmas eve. We were sat next to the kitchen door stuck in a corner. I wonder if the reason was because we reserved over Open Table, thus we get the kitchen door table? Nonetheless, we do like the overall ambiance of the restaurant. Lively, warm, good clientele. Our waiter greeted us with "what do you want to drink?". Not happy holidays, hello, welcome, how are you, like he greeted the table next to us. They must have been regulars. An unfortunate start but we wrote it off as he was perhaps disgruntled that he was working the day before xmas. The table next to us was offered Prime Rib as a special. We were not. When I inquired as to the reason why we were not offered the special, our waiter indicated that when we sat down, there wasn't prime rib. When the table next to sat down 15 minutes later, there was. The table was set very simply with salt and pepper shakers, nothing festive considering it was xmas eve. We liked the varied menu with some creative choices. My date ordered a pasta dish that was tasty until the parmesan cheese was added, then the overall flavor was salt. My crab and avocado Cesar was very good with a generous amount of ingredients. We had to ask for fresh ground pepper for my salad and parmesan for the pasta. There was one gentlemen, perhaps the Manager or owner, that warmly greeted certain parties, although we were not on that inclusive list.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 16, 2017

Excellent service. Food is always good, not amazing, but consistent. Loud but has character and local flair.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Always a great meal. Best part of PSG is the menu. Varied and good. Never know what to get because I like so many things they have.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 15, 2017

Had lunch here with 2 friends. One friend ordered the fried oyster sandwich and she enjoyed it very much. Apparently she typically orders it when dining here. I ordered the Chilli Releno, as did my other friend. It was covered in the most revolting looking gelatinous sauce that I had to scrape off. The Chilli Releno was stuffed with chicken cubes - rather than cheese. Very odd. The batter surrounding the Chilli was paper thin and slid off into the revolting sauce when I sliced into the chili.

My friend enjoyed her Chilli Releno - I did not enjoy mine at all.

We ordered the warm apple strudel with vanilla gelato for dessert. It tasted stale.

The last time that I ate at this restaurant, I enjoyed my meal. This time, I thought the food was awful and I will not return. The parking situation was dreadful and I had to park at the local library - about 1/4 mile away.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 12, 2017

Very good food but was short staffed and rushed. They rushed us because they were short staffed. Was not attended to at all. Had to ask for everything we needed which consisted of bread and more hot water. Expected better service. Food excellent.

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

Wonderful food but squeezed into small table with limited access and egress due to another table much too close to ours.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 6, 2017

This restaurant was highly recommended to me by a friend and the next time I got together with a girlfriend I couldn't wait to try it. I was not one bit disappointed! Pleasant ambiance and wait staff, quick service yet we were never rushed. We enjoyed a delicious lunch over a leisurely hour and an half. I will definitely return and would like to take my husband here for dinner!

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 2, 2017

We really enjoy going to Parkside Grill for special meals with friends, both local and out of town. We enjoy the extensive menu and the Greek touch. I think we enjoy the starters and appetizers more than the entrees! But everything is interesting. Don’t go for the standard beef dishes - opt for the items that require the chef’s touch!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
·Dined on November 22, 2017

Returned here after more than one year, the food was delicious and the wines paired well. Started the evening out with the baked goat cheese. One of the advantages of this prep is that it can be made to taste several ways. If you like olives there are olives to add to the feta, if you like sundries tomato’s you can add those, there are also favs beans you can combine so this was a good appetizer. There was plenty of it so two could enjoy it.
Then we cHose to share the lamb chops, medium rare. Paired those with a Mendocino Malbec, delicious! Finally the flourless chocolate cake, again withMalbec, also a double espresso. Delightful!
A fitting return to a restaurant that has improved during my absence.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 18, 2017

The food was very tasty. Two disappointments - they don't sell Champagne by the glass and they noise level is high.

Tags: Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2017

The food was delicious...as usual. The goat cheese appetizer was scrumptious! This place never disappoints.

Tags: Authentic, Great for Lunch, People Watching, Worth the Drive, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Great food and service, without pretensions. Lively atmosphere in a casual country setting. Just a great way to have a fun relaxing evening after a long week.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 3, 2017

Outstanding ambience, staff and food. Great selection and staff is very hospitable. Wine selection solid.

Tags: Local Ingredients, Special Occasion, Romantic
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

We went here for Halloween, and the food was OK, though we only had a few dishes. The service was very attentive. We had a good time at the Halloween party, and plan to return next year, and we hope they will have more parties. New Year’s Eve would be a good occasion.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

I have been here 20 times at least and have introduced many friends to this lovely restaurant. My friends and I have had many wonderful meals here. Parkside has many loyal regulars as well.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Great for Lunch, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

Slow service

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 25, 2017

We love Parkside Grille - a neighborhood gem. Friendly service, good food, great atmosphere, and neighborhood appeal. Owner is always on site.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 21, 2017

After having enjoyed lunch here several times, I was excited to bring a group of friends for dinner. Unfortunately, it was a disappointing experience. The food overall was sub-par for the high price point. One dish was under-seasoned, another was poorly plated and looked very amateurish, while yet a third had an overly generous portion of gravy which detracted from its appeal. The fried avocado appetizer was terrible. Only the ahi tuna was deemed a winner. Very sorry to have had such a disappointing experience. :-( It is also quite loud at night which may not be appreciated by all guests. On a positive note, the staff were attentive and helpful, and they have a good wine list.

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