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About Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar
A classic American grill with a warm and inviting neighborhood feel, serving approachable and healthy comfort food. The relaxed setting offers casual, yet sophisticated dining with a menu that highlights regional and seasonal ingredients.
An extensive wine-by-the-glass and craft brew selection is also featured— and we offer complimentary corkage while dining for up to two bottles of wine per table.
Come join us for breakfast, lunch, dinner or late night snacks and drinks (we’re open until 12am midnight!)
Parking is plentiful, free and easy.
Menlo Park, CA 94025
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday: 7:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 10:00am
Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm
Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar: 10:00 - midnight daily including late night food and desserts
Sand Hill Road
$30 and under
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
Full service catering available.
Complimentary Self Parking.
Cal Train - Menlo Park.
Private Party Facilities:
We have several rooms available for groups from 2 to 250 guests
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cafe, Chef's Table, Counter Seating, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
Special Events & Promotions:
No corkage fee for wines at lunch and dinner!
Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar Ratings and Reviews
It was my mom’s bday and it started off great but got worse from there. My mom got a glass of champagne to start but after giving us menu’s left for at least 15 min before coming back for our orders. Then it took 25 min for our meal to come. Also the water glasses had a awful smell which the waiter had to replace. After dinner, we ordered dinner assuming they would sing for my mom’s bday ( because they sang for the table next to us) but there was no singing and not even a candle. I put a note in my reservation that it was my mom’s bday and still all they did was bring a champagne glass after we had our drinks. I honestly think this place is made for older people and would not recommend it for any of my friends.
We like this restaurant because the food and service are quite good, and there is always parking available. We generally go out to dinner with friends, so we especially appreciate that you can actually enjoy conversation. The tables aren't stuffed in too close to one another, there is enough fabric to absorb sound ... all making for a pleasant evening where we're not constantly saying "What?? What??" and don't go home with a headache!
Good local place for any meal. Easy parking, attentive staff and tasty food. The short ribs were very tender. The sea bass was very good. Caesar salad nothing special; only low point. Beignets not really classic, more like donut holes. In the summer, nice patio.
Subpar service spoils a nice Sunday brunch. We had to ask for way too many items that should have been asked about or just automatically brought to the table.
Water - had to ask
Salt & pepper - had to ask
Butter - had to ask (we had toast & muffins)
Cream - had to ask
Sugar - had to ask
One of the best places in Palo Alto / Menlo Park for a quiet lunch either for business or casual dining. There is never a rushed feeling and the interior sets the mood for understated elegance. Lunch menu is wonderfully varied and the food is at least very good and always extremely fresh. Service is thoroughly professional and attentive, without being intrusive or obsequious. Hated to leave to get back to the "real world".
Alas the Menlo Grill has fallen back to mediocre after being better. Back to amateur hour for service. Ordered oysters came with no fork and two were inedible. Told the waiter but no replacement or adjustment on bill. Pork chop could have been good but was almost cold. Plates removed from one at the table while others still eating. Cioppiono served on a regular dinner plate rather than a bowl and with no spoon. Bread not served until asked for. Cheesecake was so small was finished in 4 bites. This is now an average hotel dining room not worthy of a restaurant designation. Best thing is free corkage but food not worth it. The last time we ate here was much better but this is last time for us.
This is one of my two favorite restaurants on the Peninsula. Knowledgeable and attentive wait staff: I was choosing between two pastas and our waiter recommended one of them - it was marvelous! Pasta with unusual pairings of vegetables and salmon.
We got good service and a great, unrushed meal--important because we had much to discuss. Equally important the restaurant is quiet enough to have real conversation.
Once again, thank you, Menlo Grill! You never disappoint.
Service wasn't so good, took a long time to get fruit and nuts that went with waffle. Had to remind staff to refill coffee. It was a game day and maybe that was the reason. Also, couldn't order a mimosa until 10am. On the weekend, you would expect to be able to.
We were there on a Sunday afternoon. The organization at the front desk was not very good. It took some time to find our reservation. Drinks were very expensive. The food was not cooked properly. In general our experience was a disappointing. The service was reasonable but not stellar.
This was a wonderful surprise! The outdoor patio is inviting and spacious. We were treated to lovely live music at a such a nice level. I was able to easily engage in conversation with my husband. There was a nice crowd and yet it was not loud. There is lots to choose from on the menu and the food was good. The service was excellent with friendly and attentive wait staff. I loved this restaurant and will love to return!
This past weekend was my son's 16th day and this is the restaurant he chose. We've always been thrilled with the service and food, this time around service was good, but it took a long time for the food to arrive and the waitress came out before appetizers, entrees and dessert to say it'll be out soon. The food quality was not their best. My son's filet was butterflied and request to be cooked Medium, 26% of of it was raw and surprisingly it was Fatty, my husbands scallops were gritty, my daughter's dish was very bland, and only my meal got a thumbs up. Not sure if we'll plan to go back. Expensive dinner with annoy so happy outcome. I also noted that it was my son's bday and none of the waitstaff said anything.
We went to have drinks and dinner. Sat outside for drinks. Took forever to find someone to take our order and then a long time to get drinks. Had to find manager to get a check. Went into restaurant and were seated. Ordered food almost immediately but server didn't even ask if we wanted anything to drink. 30 minutes later, we got bread. No updates at all about delays. After 40 minutes, we told our server we needed to leave because we had a sitter at home. She said she would ASK her Manager if that was ok. We only stuck around bc I was curious what her manager would have to say. He didn't come out with her, and she told us it was ok to go. I was shocked that neither of them apologized for the wait or did anything to try to rectify the situation. This was our date night, and we wen home hungry and disappointed.
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