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Cafe Wisteria, Menlo Park, CA

Cafe Wisteria

4.7
4.7
391 Reviews
$31 to $50
American
Classic Ambiance. Savory Fares. Locally Sourced Produce.

Cafe Wisteria is a woman owned & operated restaurant & catering company located on the 3.5 acre blossom-filled grounds of the Allied Arts Guild in Menlo Park. Our ethos include using organic and local produce, supporting our community vendors, and always executing exceptional epicurean experiences—for a table of one to a banquet for all.

We invite you to dine with us in the serene setting of our restaurant, host your special event in our elegant and historic space, or simply use our catering service to bring a customized feast to your next celebration.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 838-9002

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Neighborhood

    Menlo Park

  • Cross street

    Cambridge Avenue

  • Parking details

    Street Parking Also Available

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 391 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.9Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Best Ambiance

  • Peninsula

    Best Ambiance

  • Peninsula

    Great for Brunch

  • Peninsula

    Great for Lunch

  • Peninsula

    Scenic View

  • Peninsula

    American

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  1. D

    Diva1885

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The outdoor ambiance is perfect. Had a trio playing soft music. Very relaxing. They have a fountain which was usually turned on and that adds the ambiance. Food and service great, but prices high.
  2. L

    Lorac

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I never tire of going to Wisteria Cafe. It's the perfect place to enjoy good food and a beautiful location.
  3. AP

    AnnaP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    This is a beautiful setting, perfect for special occasions. We had a table on the outside patio band it was perfect! Food was good and service very prompt. Would definitely come back !!
  4. ES

    EdSan

    San Francisco

    81 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    81 reviews

    Dined 6 days ago

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Really nice place to have a meal. Would have given all top scores but our service was a little slower then I am accustomed too. Really enjoyed seeing people dressing nicely to eat at this location!
  5. MS

    MichaelS

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Nice garden setting with water fountain. It is very busy so waitress can be invisible. Took a while to clear empty dishes on the table. But the overall experience is nice with seating next to the water fountain with good shade from large tree and umbrellas. The foods are average with some decoration. Ice creamy coffee and latte are good.
  6. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Remarkable food in a remarkable setting - a classic Menlo Park hidden gem.
  7. c

    coats5

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    My go to nice weather for lunch dates with friends. Wonderful ambiance, food always well prepared and a variety of entrees.
  8. OB

    OBGeorge

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Very nice outside dining and pleasant inside seating as well. Very good variety in menu. Avocado Crab Eggs Benedict was quite good. Pricey but overall very nice for a special brunch. The Allied Arts location allowed a pleasant walk and shop browsing following brunch which was a nice added feature.
  9. ET

    ElizabethT

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Their outdoor dining in a charming setting surrounded by gardens, with surprisingly good food.
  10. RG

    RayG

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good place to eat, especially on special occasions.
  11. s

    sarah

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It’s the perfect place to unwind with good food. Feels like a well kept secret, yet it was packed for lunch! I can’t wait to go back!
  12. q

    quil

    Los Angeles

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Absolutely wonderful! Food is delicious, service kind and efficient. They are very accommodating. I'm dairy intolerant and they offered almond milk for my coffee. Such a lovely setting. We love it!!
  13. NP

    NancyP

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful place to have a lunch. I have fond memories of having lunches at Allied Arts.
  14. KO

    KatherineO

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food3service5ambience5
    One of the most delightful spots for lunch. Great for lunch and spending time with a friend.
  15. s

    sgbl

    San Francisco

    124 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    124 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Lovely setting. Prices are high but benefit the children’s hospital.
  16. r

    rayc

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on August 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    since this apr when we last lunched here, something very different has happened this time at cafe wisteria! each outdoor table has its own umbrella. there are more tables too. plus 2 musicians playing soft guitar tunes. we hit the magical wednesday! food is just phenomenal as always. empanada is filled w/ tender, moist, tasteful mushrooms. rigatoni with short ribs has the best flavorful sauce i ever tasted (cherry tomatoes, rib meat and secret ingredients!) glad we saved room for the lava cake -- different look but much yummy than the other lava type desserts elsewhere. without any doubt, wisteria IS the place for outdoor lunch surrounded by flowers, shrubs, trees. the serenity and exquisite food add up to an under-priced luxury to me.
  17. MM

    MsMochaMan

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience5
    Loved the outdoor dining…beautiful with the flowers, trees and white umbrellas..
  18. VB

    VinitaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    A gem of a place for quiet meetings and get togethers (private dining), but PRICEY!!
  19. P

    Patricia

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food is good; the ambience could not be improved upon. A perfect spot for a memorable luncheon.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting and delightful meals.
  21. HD

    HappyDiner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The salmon in the Salad Nicoise was perfectly done. Chrispy finish with a moist and flaky interior. Lovely sauce served on the side. The Chinese Chicken salad was a generous portion and tasty. Lovely presentation on both!
  22. n

    none

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a very nice table in the garden, in the shade as I had requested. Food was very good as was the service.
  23. LP

    LoriP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Beautiful location, delicious food, and a wonderful hidden gem.
  24. c

    coats5

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our party of 3, ordered 3 different salads, all had to get boxes to take up such large portions and high quality for all.
  25. x

    xianjingc

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It is a very nice place to dine. The dining area is quite Peaceful.
  26. CL

    ChristmasLou

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the short rib sandwich that comes with a side salad, a friend had the chicken cranberry salad and her mother ordered the caesar salad with shrimp. The salad dressings were delicious, as was everything else on each plate. The weather was perfect for outside dining. What a lovely place to dine.
  27. c

    coats5

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on July 22, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Beautiful setting for outside dining. Food and service excellent.
  28. AB

    AnneB

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Wonderful environment ...beautiful and peaceful and feels far away from the tech world! Food was good and service was great. Great place to meet friends.
  29. C

    Corinne

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Lovely garden setting; new gourmet menu and just a wonderful, relaxing Ladies Luncheon type of place.
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outside eating— beautiful setting.
  31. M

    Marcie

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a very special time with my lovely daughter!
  32. CL

    ChristmasLou

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I had the caesar salad with shrimp and my friend had the scallops. The salad was so tasty and the shrimp were grilled to perfection. My friend ate all her scallops and took the rest home so I assume it was also very good. The weather was perfect and so many umbrellas that we weren't hit by the sun.
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 30, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience5
    The place is beautiful food was great unfortunately the service was extremely poor never came to check on us and see if we needed anything else until it was time to drop off the check
  34. EM

    EleniM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is a hidden gem on the peninsula. Keep going back with different friends and they all love it. Love the unique gift shops too and the magnificent grounds!
  35. B

    Berniefoodie

    Central Coast

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a lovely Sunday brunch outdoors at Cafe Wysteria. I had hoped that there were more brunch choices available though. I had the pasta carbonara which was delicious and more than I could possibly eat, I took home about half of my bleak and enjoyed I later that day. This restaurant outdoor dining is absolutely gorgeous. We were seated under an umbrella n cat to the water feature fountain/pool. My husband enjoyed the eggs Benedict. Service was courteous and efficient. Lovely venue for special event. Thoroughly enjoyed our meal and viewing the Art on display this particular day.
  36. TN

    TheresaN

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    The ambiance is excellent Food is ok The service and waitresses are wonderful and helpful
  37. HD

    HappyDiner

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on June 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    The waitress was extremely accommodating and made our visit special.
  38. S

    Scotty

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    We had a good lunch in a beautiful setting on a perfect day. The food and service were superior. Couldn’t have been better. Thank you.
  39. SE

    SallyE

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great food served in the most beautiful setting. Take time to wander the gardens before you go!
  40. DS

    DorotaS

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Super place, very unique

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

Cafe Wisteria does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Cafe Wisteria also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 838-9002.

Cafe Wisteria is rated 4.7 stars by 391 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 19 times today
Google Map for Cafe Wisteria

75 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Cambridge Avenue

  • Neighborhood

    Menlo Park

  • Hours of operation

    Lunch Tue–Fri 11:00 am–2:00 pm Sat 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    American, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Street Parking Also Available

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Banquet, BYO Wine, Cafe, Corkage Fee, Gender Neutral Restroom, High Tea, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

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