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Local Union 271, Palo Alto, CA

Local Union 271

4.3
4.3
337 Reviews
$30 and under
Contemporary American
We, as a local family owned restaurant, unite local, exceptionally produced, food and drink. We proudly purvey these locally sourced provisions in a comfortable setting that has been hand crafted by local artisans.

We strive to create a local experience that is abundantly flavorful, healthy, safe, and enjoyable. We are honest and do the right thing.

Local Union 271 is a circle of farms, ranches, dairies, hatcheries, bakeries, fisheries, breweries, and wineries- and a lot more! Our local partnerships are the core of our mission to provide healthy, sustainable, safe, organic ingredients.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 29 times today
Experiences are available.

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Other options

  • Order online
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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Californian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 322-7509

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Toribio Flores

  • Catering

    Bring the farm-to-table taste of Local Union to your parties! Our catering packages brings the whole party from share plates to family-style meals. Drop us a line to book yours now. https://localunion271.com/catering

  • Private party facilities

    We have several options available for your special event or party, including fully custom menus and drink. Please contact us so we can learn more about your needs and give you a custom quote. https://localunion271.com/large-groups

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Cross street

    University Ave. between Bryant St. & Ramona St.

  • Parking details

    Bryant / Lytton Garage - Parking Lot S445 Bryant StPalo Alto CA 94301

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Experiences

  • CHILLIN' SUMMER SPECIALS LUNCH!

    $19.95 per person

    Multiple dates available
    Join us for a Chilin Summer Lunch Special! a two courses menu including a drinks MENU: DRINKS select one WATERMELON & PEACH COOLER 0.0 ABV FRESH ORANGE JUICE, LEMONADE OR ICED TEA DON GORDO’S Mexican Style Lager, San Jose FIRST COURSE select one HOUSE MADE BIANCO DI NAPOLI TOMATO SOUP HBF GREEN HOUSE SALAD GRILLED BRENTWOOD “STREET CORN” ENTREE COURSE select one SUMMER BUDDHA BOWL GRILLED MARY’S CHICKEN BREAST & FRESH PESTO SANDWICH COKE FARMS KALE & LITTLE GEMS CAESAR & GRILLED SHRIMP MINDFUL MEATS BEEF BURGER NON-GMO CORN TORTILLAS PULLED ORGANIC CHICKEN VERDE TACO

Popular dishes

What 337 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Peninsula

    Healthy

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  1. J

    Jilleen

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on September 22, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Great option on University Ave for brunch & lunch.
  2. C

    Chrissy

    San Francisco

    36 reviews

    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The service was good The hostess sat us quickly The food was hot and fast
  3. LH

    LoveHawaii1315

    St. Louis

    21 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall2food4service1ambience3
    The service here is horrible, the drinks were watered down and the food is good but overpriced for what it is. Would not come back here
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My regular Sunday night outing with Dad. I like the farm to table concept. We were seated in the patio. Food was fresh and delicious Service was outstanding. Our server Cristal is friendly, professional and charming. She made our experience event better. Ahí tuna Taco was mind blowing Pura Vida cocktail was out of the word Manager drop by to check on us. Over all a great experience. Thank you Local Union for your hospitality. We will be back
  5. ED

    ErinD

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Brunch on our 20th anniversary weekend from Oregon!
  6. S

    Sffoodie

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 6, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience5
    Fresh ingredients. Risotto and poke bowl were tasty. Tacos and sides were bland. Friendly service, but slow food
  7. G

    Gordon

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    First time here. Nice atmosphere. Only disappointment was that for a 5pm reservation on a Sunday evening they were out of a few items (drink special and menu items) Might not be worth a 40 drive like we did
  8. b

    bev2

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was incredible and the service was wonderful
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Overrated restaurant. Food has no flavor.
  10. h

    happyeater

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on August 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Pleasant restaurant with adequate outdoor seating. Food is fresh, local, and varied. It was easy to bring out-of-state visitors here for a comfortable, unrushed lunch. We came on a Monday when there are few open spaces and were happy to find it.
  11. SR

    StefaniR

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was great! Esmeralda was very attentive and made sure we had everything we needed.
  12. NP

    NancyP

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Food was excellent. Service was okay. Server seemed stretched between too many tables.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    Good wasn’t good. Looked completely different than what I had seen for photos when looking for a place. Very disappointed, don’t be going back.
  14. BK

    BigKahuna44

    New York Area

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful dinner at the historical building that I found out used to be a fire house back in the day.
  15. V

    Vineet

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent location, outdoor setup and overall ambience. The menu is quite elaborate and offers plenty of options for just about everyone. Went with friends and everyone had a great time.
  16. MH

    MikeH

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Very good meal. Everyone enjoyed the food. Our server seemed a little indifferent to our experience but we had a very pleasant meal.
  17. KE

    KelseyE

    Central Coast

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience5
    Our group enjoyed the ambiance and tasty coffee here. My friend’s lemon ricotta pancakes weren’t fully cooked and when I asked for a side of bacon it didn’t come on the side but mixed it into my meal. I wish they would have asked first, but overall I’d go back. Lots of other things on the menu I’d like to try!
  18. CC

    CourtneyC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    We love the food here. And everyone who works there is really nice and is clearly trying. However, each time we've been here, the timing on the food has been off. Last night, our entrees and appetizers came at the same time -- even before our drinks! On the previous occasion, we waited a really long time for our drinks, and then again between courses. We will certainly go back because the food is that good. We'll just hold out hope that the timing improves. :)
  19. MV

    MelissaV

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    The menu sounded great, but the food was lackluster for the prices. Very attractive room. A bit noisy. Still, an enjoyable experience. Great happy hour deals.
  20. MM

    MarcM

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience3
    Food, service and drinks were great, outdoor dining lovely, but the music was way too loud and raucous. We couldn't hear each other across a small table on an otherwise chill evening.
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    This place is very nice. Roomy and modern. We were greeted nicely and assisted well. Our server is very nice. The food tasted well. My son’s burger was cooked the way he ordered it and my daughter’s Mac n cheese was “bomb” (she says). I had halibut and salad. The only thing I would say is that please be careful of cross contamination. I may have not mentioned that I have nut allergies but my food shouldn’t have any nuts as it was not indicated in the Ingredients. Even m daughter read the ingredients before. My server was kind enough to take it off my bill but I told her not to and I failed to check. I was in a hurry not to get a reaction there as I have eaten half of my meal already. Overall, it was good. I’ll be back again.
  22. K

    Kabreel

    Charlotte

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Dined while visiting Stanford. Very pleased with the place! You must let them know ahead if everyone will be paying separately.
  23. DO

    DumbartonOaks

    Washington DC

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on July 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    wonderful meal
  24. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 23, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience3
    Menu is weird, food is terrible and it’s not inexpensive!
  25. MI

    MaryI

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Loved dining al fresco last night! The outdoor chandeliers and heaters were perfect, service was excellent, food delicious. Some of us had the fresh fish, which was prepared with Miso marinade. Others chose off the "healthy options" section of the menu. The Lemongrass Curry with Grilled shrimp was delicious! Since it was a Tuesday, we were able to linger an extra hour after dinner, enjoying drinks and desert. Definitely recommend!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was spectacular, the service was over the top and Madison, our server, was attentive and wonderful. Overall, a perfect evening! I’ll be making this place a permanent stop whenever our team flies into town.
  27. SB

    SuchismitaB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience3
    Over rated and needs much improvement to survive in the area. Much hyped
  28. A

    Angie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Visited for brunch and they had many options to choose from. The banana foster waffle was just ok, but my friend enjoyed The Hangover dish. They had many flavors of mimosa to choose from. The watermelon mimosa was tasty.
  29. k

    kiawahlizard

    New York Area

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on June 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food and service were outstanding. Very large portions at a reasonable prices.
  30. D

    Delish

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Girls day brunch! Wonderful service from the hostess to the wait staff and management. Will return!
  31. S

    Shashi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our waiter was superb! Young kid with a lot of patience and charm.
  32. M

    Manila2015

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience2
    Service was terrible!!!! Practically had to tackle the server to get any attention! And what reasonable restaurant does not serve decaffeinated coffee?
  33. C

    Clint

    Salt Lake City

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on June 11, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    Location is nice, food was pretty good, but the service was very disappointing. Ignored for long stretches of time.
  34. LP

    LeslieP

    Charleston

    7 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience4
    I received the wrong order and was then charged for the bill extras that were missing.
  35. C

    irisC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 8, 2022

    overall3food3service5ambience3
    It was a fun evening! Our party ended up ordering mostly appetizers to share. Some of the food were great, but some were just OK! The best part however was the dessert treat that came with a big candle and when lighted, firework came off the candle. The birthday boy was SUPER HAPPY and SURPRISED!
  36. DT

    DTar

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a random pick for our family. It proved to be a lovely, delicious meal. The options were varied and many gluten-free choices. We would highly recommend this restaurant!
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    service outstanding- super friendly. Good great, huge portions, reasonable prices. Wish they had toned down the blaring house music but otherwise awesome
  38. CD

    CDSP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Went to Local Union 271 to celebrate my wife's birthday and had a good time. Their drinks were delicious, she got a alcoholic grapefruit slushier and I got a Manhattan. We shared the meatballs, highly recommend. They were super tasty, great flavors, though wish they gave more bread and maybe one more meatball so we got two each. I ordered the prime short ribs, which were inedibly tender and really good, but accompanied by steamed veggies and a very bland tumeric cauliflower puree. For being a "complete meal" I would have expected a bit more complexity to the sides. My wife ordered the risotto, which was probably the best thing we ordered. Asparagus was a bit tough but tasty, the truffle came through well but wasn't overpowering, and the parmesan complemented it perfectly. For dessert, we tried the brioche bread pudding. The bread pudding was cooked to perfection, rich, hot, and covered in strawberries and accompanied by a light whipped cream. Personally, I would have enjoyed it with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream as well, but my wife disagrees and says it was best as is. The staff was friendly and attentive, we were checked on by the manager several times and not just our server but others who were just passing by would check in as well. Ultimately, a good experience and had some really enjoyable good food, but, for the price it wasn't out of this world good and I think I've been wowed more for less at places like The Table in Willow Glen.
  39. OR

    OliviaR

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on May 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was a great find! The food was fresh and delicious! We would definitely come back!
  40. K

    Katrina

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    5.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We enjoyed a great lunch for three at Local Union 271 with a midday reservation. Great taco platters, salads, and vegetarian bowls. We were very well cared for by a professional and efficient server and enjoyed outdoor seating for our lunch. Highly recommended for delicious fresh food, innovative menu options, outdoor ambiance, and attentive service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • 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
  • Protective equipment

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

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Local Union 271 using the Order Online button. Local Union 271 also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Local Union 271 also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 322-7509.

Local Union 271 is rated 4.3 stars by 337 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 29 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for Local Union 271

271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross street

    University Ave. between Bryant St. & Ramona St.

  • Neighborhood

    Palo Alto

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu 11:00 am–10:00 pm Fri 11:00 am–10:30 pm Sat 10:00 am–10:30 pm Sun 10:00 am–9:30 pm Brunch Mon–Fri 11:00 am–3:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–3:00 pm Happy Hour Mon–Fri 3:00 pm–5:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Contemporary American, Farm-to-table, Californian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Bryant / Lytton Garage - Parking Lot S445 Bryant StPalo Alto CA 94301

  • Payment options

    AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Toribio Flores

  • Additional

    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (650) 322-7509

  • Catering

    Bring the farm-to-table taste of Local Union to your parties! Our catering packages brings the whole party from share plates to family-style meals. Drop us a line to book yours now. https://localunion271.com/catering

  • Private party facilities

    We have several options available for your special event or party, including fully custom menus and drink. Please contact us so we can learn more about your needs and give you a custom quote. https://localunion271.com/large-groups

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