Mayfield Bakery & Cafe

4.3
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$30 and under
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Contemporary American
Rustic; Wood-fired; Sustainable and seasonal. These are the hallmarks of the dishes that can be enjoyed during breakfast, lunch, dinner and weekend brunch. Many of the dishes draw inspiration from the wonderful fresh-baked breads produced right next door at our Bakery. And all of our meals feature organic, seasonal and sustainable ingredients, many of which are prepared in the kitchen's wood-fired oven and rotisserie, which allow for long-cooked flavors, and for the simple, fresh ingredients to shine.

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Sun 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Wed 5:00PM - 6:00PM 7:30PM - 9:00PM
Thu 7:30PM - 9:00PM

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81% of people would recommend it to a friend
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HD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We waited for an hour and a half before our meal arrived. Moreover, the orders were wrong when we got them (appetizer was wrong and one of 3 meals was wrong) and they did not serve all of us at the same time. One meal arrived 20 minutes after the 2 meals were served ??!!! The waiter was MIA most of the night.

The only positive was the fact the manager comped the entire dinner as she has seen us patiently waiting for an hour and a half. Although we appreciated the managers gesture, the fact that this was a birthday dinner for my husband and the whole experience was extremely unpleasant ruined the celebration. I would not recommend this place !!!!

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

The dinner menu would be perfect for lunch. Food is delicious, just doesn’t feel like Mayfield used to.

OT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a great experience for our large group. The hostess was very accommodating and fit our 2 large tables next to one another. The service was fast and accurate. Great ambiance and delicious food!

M
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 4

Our order was lost--kitchen? staff?--and our food took over an hour to arrive. The wait staff was appropriately apologetic and did not bill for our two glasses of wine and dessert. We declined the latter, as we had been there for long.
Still, a good family place.

EW
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

Wow has this restaurant gone downhill. We've been coming since they opened. But something has changed dramatically in the service. The management clearly is not handling the staff well. Our waiter was over worked while other staff members stood around chatting and laughing with each other. There was not a sense of teamwork, rather the attitude was "this isn't my table so I don't have to pay attention". The waiter himself was very nice and enthusiastic. He just had no team support. As a result, service was slow, wine served late and never offered to be poured, dirty dishes not cleared, no offer of dessert menu, had to ask for check..... This restaurant is not competitive anymore with the other options available in the area. On top of that, the menu has changed and is very uninteresting. So sad to see the decline in what had been one of our go to places.

n
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

It was a tough night for them with a 7:30 Stanford football game coming up across the street. But they were overbooked and underprepared, and it showed. Multiple items on the menu were no longer available by 6:15. Drink orders got screwed up and service was spotty. Some of our orders came out okay, others not so much.

FA
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

It is good for Stanford pre football game dinner. The impossible burger was good and service was excellent.

m
New Mexico
11 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is one of our "go to" brunch spots in Palo Alto. Great food, excellent service. It gets crowded quickly so I strongly recommend making a reservation.

m
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on October 4, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

What was once an excellent restaurant has become very average. Slow service, took 20 minutes at least to place order and get cocktails delivered. Some of our food was great. Ribs arrived cold (how does that happen). Waitress while pleasant just was not attentive. We brought a bottle of wine. After 20 minutes I opened it myself and had to ask out waitress yet again for two glasses. We probably will only eat here going forward at lunch. Many other better choices for dinner.

S
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Food is to salty. Noise level very loud. But the waiter was efficient.

OM
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Food is consistently good. Service is consistently slow, especially when party is first seated. They could do a better job keeping the restaurant cleaner. You get a sense the staff is overwhelmed. When you arrive, the greeter is efficient and professional. Beware of “living wage” tax of 5.5% on bill which is optional. Overall experience good.

DA
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 4

Service is a bit slow but great environment for a brunch and lunch date. Love their options and healthy options available

R
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

One of my favorite restaurants in the Bay Area!

K
West Virginia
2 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Fun place for dinner with friends. Had pot pie, salmon and ribs. Everything was great. Server was very helpful with suggestions.

CL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and great service - for my brother’s birthday.

CC
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

We used to LOVE going to Mayfield for brunch. Their brioche french toast and maple peacan hotcake were AMAZING. Brunch hour usually means a small sampling of their awesome soup of the day as well as a small plate of madeleines. Service was great, the place was don mordern farmhouse with an atmosphere for welcomed guests.

Yesterday, I went to Mayfield and it was almost unrecognizable. Food was completely subpar. The kids had pancakes (bisquick, you can taste it) and I had the corn soup (puree something or rather, no tastes). I got upsell for a pitcher of mimosa (that the waiter said was only worth four glasses but then came back with a bottle of champagne and a pitcher of orange juice that ended up being about six to seven glasses total). It's nothing but an ordinary, ho hum place with overpriced food.

I'm so disappointed by my experience. To top off, there's no more table cloth, the bathroom was filthy. Yikes, what happened?

E
San Francisco
13 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 1

Dinner at Mayfields has been going downhill for awhile now. The noise level for starters is out of control and the service at night is poor to fair. It seems they don't have a large enough wait staff. The food options for dinner are also limited.

KP
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2019
Overall 1food 2service 3ambience 4

Mediocre food, expensive. Poor overall value.

D
San Francisco
43 reviews
Dined on September 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We loved the delicious meal and service. I thought the rib portion was too large and didn’t enjoy the price tag.

OT
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Vibrant restaurant and nice location but too expensive for what you get. It is good to have a busy restaurant but for some reason the noise level seems quite high. On warm days the air conditioner can't keep up with the crowd.

A
Atlanta
11 reviews
Dined on September 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Good food and good service. Enjoyed Sunday brunch.

KO
Yosemite
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

Our waitress was a doll, so nice, cheerful and helpful.

JP
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Mayfield Bakery has always been a delight....

OT
London
4 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

No gluten free options but will accommodate substitutions and deletions

LC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

We had to wait a bit for the table to be set up to accommodate our party, even though we had made a reservation beforehand. It can also be a bit noisy, which makes having conversations difficult. Still, Mayfield is one of my go-to places in Palo Alto - the food is always tasty and the service is always friendly.

PC
Chicago
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is always high quality with fantastic flavors. Love the seating on the outdoor patio - pleasant and relaxing place to enjoy your meal :)

OT
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure.

A
1 review
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

The orange juice is not freshly squeezed! They had indicated it was but I was disappointed that it was not.

FL
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 2ambience 4

This once fantastic restaurant has lost its luster with mediocre service and uninspiring food. There are good options in town that are better money spent where the food is memorable and the service delightful. Go elsewhere.

GC
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this place it's so different and has great energetic vibe to it.
I love salads here.
This time I had a kale salad with salmon. Salmon was cooked to perfection and was very tasty.
Highly recommend and will be back soon. And don't forget their bread fresh baked at the restaurant!

LB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a wonderful time - wait staff was very attentive the food was good although they gave us mini muffins at the end of our meal and we ordered coffees to go with it - I think they charged us for the muffins in the end which doesn't seem right. I'd go again though, and highly recommend the restaurant but you need reservations!!

BR
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, good service. A bit pricey for lunch.

JS
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 3

The food was just okay. The noise level was too high.

RC
1 review
Dined on August 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, excellent service! The only problem was that they were out of their chicken pot pies. The salmon was excellent and the ribs were tasty! I would highly recommend this restaurant to friends.

AB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

Service was shabby

L
San Francisco
36 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Love the summer barbecue series!

JR
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 5

Always s very nice dining experience. Delicious food, great service, but too noisy.

C
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 3

After ordering, we waited over 40 minutes and our food still hadn't arrived. We asked the waiter to check on our order, only to find out they had "lost" our order. They apologized and within 10 minutes our food arrived. We had to eat as quickly as possible in order to make it to a concert on time. Not an enjoyable dining experience. Won't be returning.

BB
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on August 3, 2019
Overall 4food 3service 4ambience 3

The last time we went to Mayfield Bakery and Cafe, we requested a table outside but had to eat inside where it was VERY noisy and difficult to have a conversation. This time when I made the reservation, I requested a table outside under the oaks. This time we got one, and it was much more pleasant, with conversation possible.
My one complaint about food was the French toast which tasted good, but it was very hard to cut through the crust. I should have asked for a steak knife.

k
Miami
9 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

They were OUT OF nearly everything on the menu! How can that happen at 6pm on a Friday?

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