Los Altos Bistro
Nourishing meals are now available all day, everyday at the popular Courtyard Marriott in Los Altos. Whether it’s a fresh and fast energy breakfast, light and lively power lunch, handy deli snack pack, or relaxing end-of-day drink and free appetizer. We offer a quiet garden patio, luxurious lounge and action-packed sports TV bar. Dining in our full-service bistro combines comfort and intimacy with tasty, artisan dishes and home-style cooking. Here we make every meal a BIG deal. And we feature the finest selection of California boutique wines produced from locally grown varietals.
Nice staff but food and ambiance felt like an average hotel diner.
Great place to have a nice meal without too much noise.
Early dinner is a good value. Host is very friendly. Food good and portions large.
Good, basic food. Great if you want to have a conversation during dinner b/c it is very quiet. Excellent service from the staff. Pretty typical hotel dining area, so nothing special about the atmosphere.
Not a very Monday night. No host at the check in stand. Someone eventually came to us and sat us down. The manager came by and told us about the specials that night, but that was the last we saw of him. The waitress eventually came over to take our drinks order. She had ZERO personality, didn't even introduce herself or say hello, just straight into what do you want to drink. We stuck to water and waited another 5 minutes for her to come back to take our food order. She seemed very disinterested in being there, had no smile and barely spoke above a whisper!
We asked for the small pizza to share as a starter, and a main course each. The main course arrived 15 minutes later with no pizza. Then a few minutes later, the pizza came out. The fish curry was bland with barely any curry flavor, mostly just coconut milk, and the curry was served on the plate over the rice. I would expect any restaurant calling itself a "bistro" would serve either the rice or the curry on the side. The pizza was supposed to be "prosciutto" but it was really pancetta cubes not prosciutto. Other than that the pizza was OK. Also order the nightly special lobster sandwich. Bread was very soft and tasty, lobster was tender and nicely cooked. Fries were tasty and super crunchy.
Overall, service was terrible, food was mostly bland and not very exciting (with the exception of the lobster sandwich). No atmosphere in this place. Despite the fact there was only 3 other tables occupied, the wait staff never once checked up to see how the food was or if we needed anything. Had to get attention to get more water, and again at the end to get the check. It's fine as a Marriott Courtyard hotel bar/restaurant, but definitely not what I would expect for a "Bistro" in Palo Alto/Los Altos. Won't be back.
Food and value were very good. Service was spotty because server brought our main course while we were still eating our salad. We had to send it back to keep it warm. Other service was good. Asked if every thing was okay by one server. Water glasses refilled and asked if we needed more ice.
I found it a surprisingly good value for the quality of food and ambience, especially in Los Altos. Nice classic cocktails too, I loved my negroni & my girlfriend's sidecar.
My husband and I split a small pizza for lunch. Pizza was really good and delivered good and hot.
Great food and wine at a reasonable price. Some may concerned that it is in a Marriott Courtyard, but they have lots of underground parking and free EV Chargers. Many evenings have live entertainment in the bar. Overall a great place that you will want come back to on a regular basis.