ASA - Los Altos

4.7
522 reviews
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American
An American Restaurant House with Influences Derived from Generations of Spanish and Italian Heritage
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SW
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Consistently interesting and delicious food in a lovely, fun environment.

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JA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our first time here and we enjoyed all dishes we tried

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JM
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Andrew and his amazing staff make every visit special. The excellent food is matched by inventive cocktails and a great wine selection. And the service is second to none. Best restaurant in Los Altos and arguably the entire peninsula.

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EB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Our waiter was so engaging and helpful. The food was amazing. Definitely will go again but since it is pricey, will go for a special occasion.

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OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Simple, no fuss, attentive service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great experience in every way. From great communication before our meal (I asked to move our reservation up and they were kind enough to give me a ring when it looked like some tables would free up), to some creative and delicious drinks, to an attentive and friendly server, to delicious meals all around, we had a great time!

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A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 5

We usually love coming to ASA for the great food and fine service. However last Wednesday was a big exception. The server wasn’t interested in serving us and after insisting she told us about all the specials. Brought the wrong wine a couple of times. On top of that I had ordered my steak - medium-rare and she came back to me with a well done steak. Finally she took it back to the kitchen and brought me a rare steak. She never even came back to us to serve more wine or water. Very bad experience which will prevent me from coming back here or recommending it anymore to my friends. Disappointing!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a solid experience!

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c
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on July 6, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Food was surprisingly good: the shrimp appetizer and chocolate sorbet were among the best I have ever tasted. The service was friendly but structurally flawed: since only one person was taking orders, we had to wait 25 minutes before placing ours.

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N
Seattle
12 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The flavors were delightful. Third time there and has not disappointed us yet. My ultimate favorite is the Paella. You get a balance of flavors along with a subtle crunch from the rice. Fabulous selection of signature drinks which takes awhile to create, so order first. We had the deconstructed banana split for dessert, which tasted fine, and definitely not out of this world. If you are in the area, make sure to stay awhile and have a bite here. Worth the trip

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience, food was fantastic, highly recommend the paella. Not a cheap place but the food is worth it.

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F
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

ASA is our favorite restaurant in the South Bay. The food is excellent, and the service is great - they even offered us the wine because the food apparently came late (which we didn't notice).

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SF
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 4ambience 4

Ordered the halibut. Was instead served a very soft and mushy seafood dish. It wasn’t halibut. So, paid too much for a mystery dinner.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

enjoyed a very nice dinner on thursday night, sat outside and enjoyed the farmers market in front of us. the service and food at Asa were exquisite.

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JG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of the best restaurants I've ever been to. The food is phenomenal.

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JD
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on June 24, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

A rather ordinary restaurant with a lot of business so someone must like it. We sat on the sidewalk in front of the place because it was quieter than the inside. But it is probably more comfortable inside. Food was expensive for what we got. Service was plate carrying type. Raw oysters are $3.50 each highest in the area as an example.

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RS
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 4

Overpriced and overrated. There are better options in Los Altos.

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KK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We have eaten at Asa several times now. It never disappoints, always delights us. This last visit was to celebrate my wife's birthday. The staff is excellent only rivaled by the food. We'll be back.

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B
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent, creative food. Very nice wine list. Excellent service. Lively dining area.

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L
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Great ambiance and location. The food is good and the service excellent.

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OT
1 review
Dined on June 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fantastic wine and amazing food.

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m
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on June 18, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Excellent service as always. Food was great and they had a little birthday ice cream for my sister-in-law. Will be back again for more!

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HQ
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This restaurant is a fantastic retreat in Los Altos. It's a place to enjoy cuisine with the perfect combination of top quality ingredients and flavors. The staff is always highly professional and warm. The owner is one of the nicest fellows you'll meet. The menu changes according to the season and it's always a wonderful surprise. But don't worry, some regular staples are always available.

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NS
1 review
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed everything about this dining experience!! Our waiter was beyond exceptional!!

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DF
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a 4:45pm reservation and our waiter was fantastic. The food was over the top and the price was totally reasonable.

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MF
San Diego
2 reviews
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

This place is very good. We would go back. Our group ordered mushroom pasta, paella, and jamon for appetizers and scallops, bowl of Soul, and trout for our main course. Our favorites: mushroom pasta and paella, and bowl of soul...our least favorite was the trout. We felt it was missing something. Delicious overall. Attentive service.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Great food, lovely servers, we will definitely go back soon.

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RJ
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is amazing! The Paella Valencia, hand finished at the table, is a must try. The staff is spectacular. Kevin is an amazing server. Super knowledgeable and very engaging. James' cocktail recipes are not to be missed.

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BN
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Clam appetizer was delicious! Duck was very tender, and generous portion. Scallops also perfectly cooked and very tasty. Service was prompt and attentive. Lobster toast was underwhelming, though, as was the romaine lettuce salad which just had uncut leaves of lettuce and some sprinkles of parmagiano cheese. Would try their ham appetizer next time, sounds good!

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the type of place where everything on the menu is great. There are no wrong choices. The staff did a wonderful job taking care of us. Had a blast and will come back for sure.

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RA
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Asa is a fantastic restaurant, the best in Los Altos for our money. My wife and I have been going there every 2-3 weeks since last November (2018), and it has never disappointed us.

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h
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the unique dishes, drinks, and decor. We absolutely enjoyed our dinner experience here, the server was very helpful and knowledgeable. We wanted to order too many things and she guided us in making our decisions. We plan to keep going back until we've tried everything...

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DJ
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious imaginative food. Especially loved the lobster toast and clams. Someday want to go and try a sample of drinks and all the appetizers on the menu. Caution: they have a $30.00 corkage fee but you can try wines by the glass.

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E
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service. Amazing drinks. Amazing good. Neighborhood gem.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food was stunning, service impeccable. Perfect evening with good friends...

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AW
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The main course meat portions were a little on the heavy side. It would be better if cut down the size and charge less. Personally I would like to try a variety of staters.
It is a waste of money and appetite if you could not finish the main course.

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KH
San Francisco
22 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing service - professional and accommodating. Outstanding food - fish, scallops, appetizers. The atmosphere is very lively, and the deco - sophisticated.
Highly recommended!

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RM
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome place! We had a dinner meeting there are it was perfect!!!

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Wonderful evening with family. Looking forward to retuning very soon.

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SK
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very approachable wine list. Servers well versed in wine pairing recommendations. Food is outstanding. The starter salad was very fresh--definitely not bagged lettuce. Recommend the lobster toast as a starter. Halibut dish was expertly prepared. Stuffed fillet mignon dish was a work of art, the seasoned spinach was a tasty pairing. I ordered the steak medium rare and it was amazing. Wait staff and greeter extremely welcoming. We will definitely return.

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