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For 2
Date
Fri, 2/23
Time
7:30 PM
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Parkside Grille

4.5
850 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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Rustic Elegance In Beautiful Portola Valley. Nestled Among Towering Redwoods.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Californian, Mediterranean
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 9:00pm, Thursday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm
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Phone number
(650) 529-9007
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Yanni Sarakosta
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Private party facilities
We offer two Private Rooms which can accommodate up to 55 people.
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Private party contact
Bill Petkopoulos: (650) 529-9007
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Catering
Offering private dinners.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Westridge
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Parking details
Free parking.
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Entertainment
Seasonal Live Music.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Liquor, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 850 People Are Saying
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4.5  based on recent ratings
4.5
food
4.4
service
4.3
ambience
4.1
value
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98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelP 
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

Attentive, unobtrusive service. Without asking, we were given a quieter table when an unexpected party of 7 was seated next to us.

Have been going here for years, have always been pleased.

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AuntieC (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 5 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!

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arts (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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Brad (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipIcybreeze (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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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vipJudy (San Francisco)
4.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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vipdeafgirl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Nice table too.

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Fromage (San Francisco)
3.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  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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LLLL (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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vipCatCh2 (San Francisco)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  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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OpenTable Diner (New England)
4.0  Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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vipNordicsLtd (San Francisco)
5.0  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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vipGeorge (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 2, 2018

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

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Hammy (San Francisco)
4.0  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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culinaryexplorers (San Francisco)
2.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
2.0  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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vipMamanee (San Francisco)
5.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  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!

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