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About Parkside Grille
Rustic Elegance In Beautiful Portola Valley. Nestled Among Towering Redwoods.
Portola Valley, CA 94028
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
$30 and under
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
Seasonal Live Music.
Offering private dinners.
Private Party Facilities:
We offer two Private Rooms which can accommodate up to 55 people.
Private Party Contact:
Bill Petkopoulos: (650) 529-9007
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
Precious PV Restaurant! Gorgeous setting with relaxed atmosphere. Incredibly kind and attentive staff. Lively and fun customers... lots of locals and their guests. Comfort decor and delicious food. Great variety. Great for Couples night out, meeting friends for a meal, having friendly care during dinner. Outside patio is gorgeous and comfortable; weather is great most of the year for this - but there are heaters and umbrellas. We LOVE this restaurant and their staff!
I treated my good friend to a celebratory dinner for her 61st Birthday! I requested a window table, and they gave us a nice table in the corner next to the windows. Service was excellent! We both ordered the poached salmon with veggies (perfectly cooked) and a side order of outstanding sweet potato fries (not sure what they were dipped in but was one of the best we've ever tried!). For dessert, (which we hadn't ordered), our waiter brought out a delicious bowl of "real" vanilla ice cream with berries and a candle and we sang "Happy Birthday" to my friend...I would highly recommend for a weeknight (this was a Wed evening)...it was crowded but not overly so, and we really enjoyed everything about our dinner from the food quality, the service, and the overall ambience. Highly recommend! Thanks!
My husband and I came here for our Friday night date night. We have lived here for many years and have never been here. We loved it! His chicken had a layer of stuffing between skin and meat which was delicious! It was cooked to perfection. I had the white shrimp and rigatoni dish which was outstanding. Very cozy atmosphere. Its a bit off the beaten path but we will sacrifice to make the trip!
Normally everything they serve is a home run however the calamari steak I ordered tonight was really not to my liking. I didn't realized it was fried when ordering and it was frozen, not fresh-rubber like. It lacked flavor and needed to be heavenly seasoned and Lemmon added to have any flavor. The sides were delicious though.
Prior dinner experiences were good. Several excellent lunches with good salads but our last dinner was disappointing. Fried calamari was a mass of fried batter. The calamari wasn't evident at all. The plate presentations were unappealing. Skirt steak looked like a pile of white rice surrounded my vegetables and some steak on the side. Quite simply, the food was unappealing and mediocore. Desserts were good and our server was attentive and pleasant. However, overall, we didn't think we would return any time soon.
The service seemed very disorganized. Several of us had the pepper-crusted ahi tuna. There was so much pepper it was almost impossible to taste the ahi. We ended up trying to scrape the pepper off. Two of us split a Caesar salad as a starter and we each got about 6 bites apiece.
This was the first time in a long time that we ate here. It was Valentine's Day, and the only option was a prix fixe menu. There were 4 courses. The price was $90, not including drinks (including coffee) or gratuity. So, with taxes, the total was about $250 for 2, with only one glass of wine and one cup of coffee. The restaurant was trying hard, but I'm sorry, for the quality of the food, this was way over priced. My filet mignon was tough and not particularly flavorful. The beet salad was very uninteresting. The service was congenial and attentive, so we tipped on that basis. The location in Portola Valley was convenient, but that was the best thing about this meal. Sadly, we won't be going back.
Pizza was fabulous, but few choices. Cesar salad was way below average - tasted like they were preplated and soggy, the chicken (which was an add for $7!) was so thinly sliced as to be invisible. Roasted Brussels sprouts were overdone (tasted par-boiled) like my mother used to make me eat (we left them- no questions from the wait staff so they must be used to them)
Tough to find on a dark stormy night but once inside what a delight. Warm welcome, friendly feel, attentive but overly staff and our meals were outstanding ?!! Menu has offerings for everyone from simple flavors to some interesting meals. Too full for dessert but they all sounded good. Great coffee.
Long one of our favorites, Parkside Grill keeps getting better. We love the setting in the old redwoods (still just a few minutes off 280 in Portola Valley) and the classic Portola Valley ranch architecture. The food is local and organic, a well designed menu, well prepared. The staff are always on top of things and fun as well. We are lucky to have this gem in our neighborhood.
Outstanding fare, attentive and knowledgeable server. Prices are on the high side, but about what you'd expect for Portola Valley. The only "downside" of our experience is that the cooking area dominates the main room, which causes the tables to be somewhat crammed together in the remaining space and results in significantly more noise than would otherwise be the case--making the experience less intimate and comfortable than it could (should) be.
I've been here twice. The food is good but the service both times was suboptimal. The first time the waiter was just plain rude and clearly irritated that we weren't drinking and then proceeded to basically ignore us. The second time the waiter took forever to take our order spending a long time chatting with other tables. When we requested something different they didn't get it right but did promptly correct it. We asked for a side to go and they got that wrong too.
We had dinner on New Years Eve at the Parkside Grille. Unfortunately, the lighting in this restaurant is very dim, making it difficult to read the menu and see what you're eating. My wife ordered the sea bass and I ordered the lamb chops. She thought her meal was excellent. I was served two double cut lamb chops of high quality. Unfortunately, although I ordered them well done, one was very rare inside. Also, I didn't know that it was possible to have couscous which I would have preferred, instead of the Greek salad that came with the lamb chops. For desert, we split the bread pudding with vanilla ice cream. Although we thought it was very good, we weren't aware of the $9.50 price tag until we finished eating, as this desert wasn't listed on the desert menu. I believe the Parkside Grille is a good restaurant, but is very pricey. I think that for $38, they could have done a better job in cooking my lamb chops the way I ordered and like them.
Nice dinner and service. Wine list expensive to large a markup Talbot Kali Hart pinot $50. Buy it at Safeway for 12. Bring your own and pay corkage. Steaks excellent sides okay. Will go back but with my wine. Aggressive with restaurant with tipping on tax. I don't tip on tax.
As always a delicious meal. This is my go to local restaurant. I meet friends, invite clients, and join family here. In warm weather, the outdoor patio under the redwoods is wonderful. The staff is always friendly and efficient. I wish the restaurant would open in Los Altos.
I love that place. The ambience is great. I've been there many times over the years. The food has always been rock solid and very good. The goat cheese appetizers are excellent. So is the flourless yummy chocolate cake for dessert, and everything in between. I will definitively recommend this place and I have many times to people I know.
Except for one consistent wrinkle on weekends. It's crowded which is a great sign for a gem. However reservations don't mean that much. Pretty much every time I have been there I had to wait a significant amount of time for a table to become free and last time was probably the worse. 30 minutes wait and it would have been longer if we would not have said anything.
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