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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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4.4

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.4

service

4.3

ambience

4.3

value

4.1

Noise

Moderate

97% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (34)
Casual (24)
Great for Outdoor Dining (20)
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Good for Birthdays (17)
Worth the Drive (17)
Good for a Date (17)
Great for Lunch (14)
Authentic (13)
Comfort Food (12)
Bar Seating (11)
Cozy (11)
Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Good for Groups (9)
Good for Anniversaries (8)
Fit for Foodies (8)
Quiet Conversation (8)
Scenic View (7)
Creative Cuisine (6)
Notable Wine List (6)
Business Meals (5)
Fun (5)
Local Ingredients (5)
Vibrant Bar Scene (5)
Healthy (4)
People Watching (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Paleo Friendly (4)
Kid-friendly (3)
Gluten Free Options (3)
Happy Hour (2)
Hot Spot (2)
Organic (2)
Seasonal (2)
Tasting Menu (2)
Afternoon Coffee (1)
Handcrafted Cocktails (1)
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2017

had lots of goof conversation and fn..enjoyed the artwork too!

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Handcrafted Cocktails, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Bar Seating, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 22, 2017

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!

Tags: Casual, Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Local Ingredients, Healthy, Fun, Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 18, 2017

We always love the Parkside for a nice evening out. Special thumbs up to the Pineapple Upside down cake!

Tags: Romantic, Fun, Good for a Date, Authentic
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on March 11, 2017

I'm a regular and really enjoy the place. Good service. The food is always good. Out of the way for people who don't know but better that way.

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Good for a Date, Romantic, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 8, 2017

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!

Tags: Afternoon Coffee, Good for Birthdays
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 3, 2017

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!

Tags: Cozy, Fit for Foodies, Worth the Drive
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 (Sacramento)·Dined on February 28, 2017

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Bar Seating, Comfort Food, Romantic, Casual, Great for Brunch, Notable Wine List, Handcrafted Cocktails, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Great for Outdoor Dining, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Hot Spot, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Business Meals, Cozy, Worth the Drive, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Good for a Date
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 27, 2017

I love this place and dine there often. From team lunches to date nights to our own rehearsal dinner, always a favorite.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Handcrafted Cocktails, Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Cozy, Bar Seating, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

The atmosphere was noisy and bustling and friendly; the food and the service were both excellent. We look forward to returning.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Organic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 25, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 23, 2017

consistently great food. Friendly staff, nice bar. Perfect "in-between" restaurant where you can go for a nice occasion or still be comfortable in your jeans.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Groups, Quiet Conversation
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 21, 2017

Yummy food & great service.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Had a lovely Valentine's meal at the Parkside Grill. The ambiance and variety of food (even for a vegetarian) makes this a place I really enjoy for dinner.

Tags: Cozy, Worth the Drive
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2017

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 13, 2017

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)

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We love Parkside Grill, great atmosphere and service is excellend

Tags: Comfort Food, Local Ingredients, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Cozy, Notable Wine List
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 12, 2017

We came for an early Valentine's Day dinner. Enjoyed the fact that it was very local and casual and with great service and food. I just wished the lighting was a little better.

Tags: Cozy, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 11, 2017

Fabulous bread from wood fired pizza oven
Always interesting and delicious specials esp fish

Tags: Local Ingredients, Worth the Drive
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 10, 2017

Always my favorite go to casual restaurant. Never disappoints.

Tags: Comfort Food, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Seasonal
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2017

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.

Tags: Romantic, Good for a Date, Local Ingredients, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2017

Good food and service.
Friendly staff and great views!

Tags: Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Waiter was great. Knowledgeable, friendly and knew when to come and go. The food is always dependable and very good. The bar drinks follow our picky request with ease.

Tags: Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Worth the Drive, Vibrant Bar Scene
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Great restaurant with amazing items to choose from on the menu. Service great. Just a little noisy but that seems to be the custom lately. Beautiful surroundings. Hope to try it in the warmer weather where we can sit outside.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Organic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Parkside has good food and nice local vibe. Service is good and the chef mixes things up with delicious daily specials.

Tags: Casual, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Another great dinner. It was delicious. I especially recommend the poached Salmon. And the wait staff was prompt and friendly. This is a favorite local spot.

Tags: Fun, Special Occasion
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 24, 2017

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.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Local Ingredients, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Good for Groups, Fun, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

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.

Tags: Notable Wine List, Special Occasion, Worth the Drive
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 (Phoenix)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Very nice environment. Food was very good and the service was excellent. I would recommend this restaurant for a nice evening out as a couple or a family.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 14, 2017

Excellent lamb chops but expensive. Very little chicken in the Chinese chicken salad. Good desserts.

Tags: Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Always reliably good food and service is reasonably good!

Tags: Cozy, Casual, Quiet Conversation, Bar Seating
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2017

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.

Tags: Casual, Seasonal, Healthy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Very nice dinner and service even on New Year's Eve. We had made reservations and did not have to wait for our table even on that busy night. We always enjoy our meal at Parkside Grill!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

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.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Charming restaurant and staff - very comfortable and great menu 🎯

Bob

Tags: Outstanding Value, Cozy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2016

Always Very Accomadating...Excellent Service...Food Always good...Drinks Made To Order....Great Staff !!

Tags: Bar Seating, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Boise)·Dined on December 24, 2016

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.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 23, 2016

One of you short list of very good places to eat. We dine there at least once monthly.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 22, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Local Ingredients, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 10, 2016

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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