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Parkside Grille

4.5
869 reviews
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$30 and under
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Californian
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  • Neighborhood Gem
  • Good for Anniversaries
  • Casual
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 869 People Are Saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
4.4
food
4.3
service
4.3
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Moderate
97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined 3 days ago

We were afforded the privacy we needed at our table and it was very enjoyable!

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3.0Dined on April 13, 2018

Not exceptionally good fare, but a pleasant location if you feel like driving out to the "country," and with good service.

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5.0Dined on April 12, 2018

Always welcoming, a great bar & restaurant.....the ‘Friends Bar’ of Woodside and Portola Valley.

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4.0Dined on April 11, 2018

This was the first time we had eaten here for a while, and we were very pleased with our lunch. Food and service were excellent, and the noise level was ideal for carrying on a conversation. We'll be back soon!

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

Hidden gem in the heart of the Redwood Trees. So close to everything but feels like you are a world away.

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4.0Dined on April 9, 2018

The staff was very accommodating to my requests, and the drive to get to the restaurant was very lovely.

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1.0Dined on April 7, 2018

never again, 2 small burnt lamb chops with only a salad which was just lettuce and 2 pieces of bread. No vegetables , not even offered as a side dish. WAY!!! over priced , service person forgot we were there, too busy working a larger party.

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

Food was good, but service only fair. And, the front door was locked by mistake, so it initially appeared the restaurant was closed. Very strange!

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5.0Dined on April 6, 2018

It was a fun evening at Parkside!! We ran into several friends at the bar—& in the restaurant! It’s one of the things I like best about Parkside!

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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Outstanding food and service. From the wine selection, appetizers, entrees, ambience the experience was excellent. And the staff was hospitable and knowledgeable.

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5.0Dined on March 31, 2018

Great food and service both friendly and attentive.

Parking sometimes a problem.

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3.0Dined on March 24, 2018

Rushed us through dinner and out the door

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5.0Dined on March 19, 2018

Good People & Great Food & Service ...Can't Beat The Excellent Menu And Easy Parking !

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4.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Terrific food.. Rigatoni with crab in white sauce, the poached salmon and the daily special of sea bass were beautifully presented and delicious. The only drawbacks to this place are the closely placed tables and dining guests who are too loud. It was very difficult to talk to one another for a table of 4. We would dine her more often if it were not so VERY noisy.

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3.0Dined on March 11, 2018

Five adults: three with well-prepared entres and two with way-over-cooked entres. Service was good. Pay attention to the specials - they tended to be better than the standard menu.

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1.0Dined on March 4, 2018

Food was just ok. Menu looks good then food was disappointing. Steak was not good. Pizza mediocre.

Worst thing was the abysmal service. Left dirty dishes on table for ages. Waited a very long time for check. Actually since no wait staff was in sight for at least 10 minutes we finally got up from table and went to greeter to ask her to find our waiter.

This was our second try here. (First Time was disappointing too. ). Won’t be going back.

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3.0Dined on February 28, 2018

Food is tasty. Portion on my salad was minimal -- lettuce does not cost much -- I felt they were skimping and that did not feel right -- otherwise tasty local place with nice servers.

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4.0Dined on February 25, 2018

Took elderly parents there, surprisingly loud unfortunately. Tuna, usually my favorite, had heavy sauce on it which masked the taste and it was quite over cooked.

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4.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Love the location; the redwoods are magnificent. Food and service are exemplary, and the wine list is excellent. It's quite pricey, though; so be prepared!

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5.0Dined on February 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

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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4.0Dined on February 15, 2018

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

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on February 2, 2018

Had a wonderful dinner with friends. Nice table too.

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

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

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5.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on January 5, 2018

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

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