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Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar

4.2
902 reviews
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$30 and under
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American
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  • Business Meals
  • Quiet Conversation
  • Neighborhood Gem
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
American, Contemporary American, Comfort Food
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Hours of operation
Breakfast:

Monday - Friday: 6:30am - 11:00am
Saturday: 7:30am - 12:00pm
Sunday: 7:30am - 10:00am


Lunch:

Monday - Friday: 11:00am - 2:30pm
Weekend Brunch: 10:00am - 2:30pm

Dinner:

Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Bar: 10:00 - midnight daily including late night food and desserts
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Phone number
(650) 330-2790
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Payment options
AMEX, Carte Blanche, Diners Club, Discover, JCB, MasterCard, Pay with OpenTable, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Erik Romme
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Private party facilities
We have several rooms available for groups from 2 to 250 guests
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Catering
Full service catering available.
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Sand Hill Road
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Parking details
Complimentary Self Parking.
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Public transit
Cal Train - Menlo Park.
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Special events & promotions
No corkage fee for wines at lunch and dinner!
Additional
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
What 902 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.1
food
4.1
service
4.2
ambience
4.0
value
Noise · Quiet
91% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 2 days ago

I especially liked when I asked the waitress if the fig-blue pizza was good and without hesitation she said she knew I would like it and I certainly and what leftover I brought home my family enjoyed it too. I would definitely order it again. It was not the first time for two of us at the Menlo Grill and each time I go back I like it even better. We are planning on coming back when our little group meet again for lunch,. Thank you.

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vipTWNYC (New York Area)
3.0  Dined 3 days ago

Pretty restaurant. Average food

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vipLarry (Los Angeles)
4.0  Dined 5 days ago

I was a little disappointed with the food since the eggs in my Eggs Benedict were slightly overcooked for my liking. But the dish was still tasty and enjoyable. On the flip side, Jasmine was our server, and she was outstanding. Friendly, attentive, took very good care of us throughout our time there. Food and service both make the experience, and this was good food with awesome service. I would recommend this place to others for a good meal experience.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined 7 days ago

This was the “night after Valentines” dinner for my wife and I as we avoid the crowds on the actual day. The initial waiter we had seemed good, but we switched seats to avoid a rather annoying customer who was already seated. The second waiter, Alan I believe, seemed less experienced and minimally trained, but he was friendly, so that seems to reflect on management than the waiter. There were some odd stretches where Alan didn’t appear.

The food was inconsistent, the butternut squash soup I had was bland as was my wife’s filet mignon. The appetizers and especially the Ahi Tuna special were excellent, however.

We may be back, but having been there before about two years ago I remember the restaurant being much better. Hopefully third time’s the charm.

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vipfrequentDiner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

Comfortable seating and excellent service. The muffuletta was just right.

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vipMfinneran (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on February 11, 2018

For an everyday dining, I would recommend this place and it is located in the hotel.

The butternut squash and Caesar salad were superbly excellent.

My companion had filet mignon which she enjoyed very much. I had a mixed salad with steak and it was mediocre as the steak itself was bit fatty. I wish they would pick a better steak to accompany the salad. Not only that, it was arrived "uncut" (non-sliced) and it would be more appropriate if it was "sliced".

The dessert was really good as we had beignets. The server was really good but was busy serving 5 other tables.

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HeidiB (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 9, 2018

The food is fine. Other eateries also have good food but at the Grill it is served in a relatively quiet environment in which we can carry on a normal conversation. That is rare and special.

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vipJeanneH (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 8, 2018

It was great, quiet, comfortable seating with big chairs, tables, friendly staff and very good food.

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GourmandGourmet (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 6, 2018

We are 4 business owners who meet monthly. The Menlo Grill is one of our favorite places, due to the reliably good food and the relatively low noise-level so we can easily talk business and hear each other clearly. During the warm months, it is a definite favorite because the seating in the inner court yard is super. With live but quiet music background, the tables are far from each other and there are seating areas with fire places ... a lovely ambiance

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vippianonoir (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 5, 2018

i was meeting with a colleague from new york and we wanted to have some place quiet to talk. so we got the round table next to the fireplace in the bar area which is much quieter and more comfortable than the dinning area. we shared a wonderful salad and had the best salmon dish i think I have ever had for the entree..
i go here frequently but this was the best experience i have had there.
ann bowers

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Hungry (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on February 2, 2018

Perfect as usual. Very good for business meetings.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

We have been here many times, it changed a while back though. We have noticed there aren't as many patrons. We can get in, any day of the week, at any time we want. They changed the menu and messed with what was a good thing. The scallops with mushroom risotto started as an appetizer, then they jacked up the price and made it an entree, fine. Now they have changed it all together and it was horrible. SUPER salty. Scallops were not cooked, there was no caramelization and the saffron risotto with peas was inedible. I didn't eat it. Our calamari appetizer was over cooked. The calamari itself was fine, but the oil was clearly way too hot and it almost burned the breading. My daughter ordered her burger medium rare with bacon, my son ordered his medium well without bacon. They were delivered the proper meals, but my daughters was cooked to my son's requests and his to hers. The waiter was great, he was attentive and could tell I wasn't pleased with my order. He asked if it was OK, and I explained. He offered to bring me something else, but I didn't want to get my meal after everyone was done. He was generous and took the entree off our bill - something we did not expect. The customer service was on point, but something needs to give with the kitchen. They packed up the left-overs, including mine. The next day, I pulled out my trusty cast iron pan, got it nice and warm and seared the scallops off to their proper searing. They were very good, after being cooked properly. They were clearly undercooked if they withstood a searing on each side and were still tender. The risotto was a lost cause. I tried to fix it...but it was a no go. We'll go back, most likely...but they really need to go back to what they had for a menu and not mess with a good thing.

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jays (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on February 1, 2018

The Caesar salad with chicken was dry, tasteless. Lettuce not crisp and could not taste dressing.
Did not finish it - the chicken was not good either.

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vipfrequentDiner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 31, 2018

The lunch server was outstanding.

The hamburger and fries were great, but just a little too large. If it were not so, this was a five-star meal. Really not just hotel food! Will be coming back soon.

BTW, the seating is very comfortable, and the setting is pleasant,

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Anna (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

Really disappointing experience from start to finish. Made Saturday night reservations as it was my boyfriend's birthday and we were staying at the Stanford Park Hotel. Arrived a few minutes early and were shown to the table at the doorway. I asked if we could have the next table in and the hostess begrudgingly let us sit there. Slow service to begin with, then low and behold our salads come out before our appetizer dishes had been cleared. Our salads were set in front of us, and the server was gone only to have a different server appear with our entrée. I had to tell the second server that we couldn't take the entrée because our salads had just been placed at our table. Had to ask for a fork since mine had been removed with the appetizer dish. Then our entrees came out which had been sitting in the back being kept warm. Never even offered another beverage or dessert, the staff was to preoccupied setting up for the next morning. I finally had to ask for the check. Very poor service from an uncaring staff.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 26, 2018

Wonderful ambiance, food and service. This has become our go to place to get together share some nice wine, good times and to feel welcomed. Can’t get much better.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 23, 2018

Courteous staff, friendly and efficient. Our server Layla took wonderful care of us. Delicious food every time I eat at Stanford Park Hotel's Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar.

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vipRonnie (Yosemite)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

Great salad and pork chops. Sundae dessert was a good way to top it off.

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Domedion (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined on January 21, 2018

We like to come on Sundays for the Prime Rib. One time it wasn't satisfactory and the waitress brought another and it was perfect . We now enjoy sitting in the bar area enjoying our glasses of Riesling.

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vipericoa1 (Washington DC)
3.0  Dined on January 20, 2018

Stayed at the hotel and wanted to grab some breakfast, so we decided to eat there before heading out for our long day. The service was great; friendly and attentive. The food was nice... each of us had a different option. The price seemed a bit steep for the food we ordered but that matches the theme of the hotel. Overall it was good but for the cost we opted to get something elsewhere for the remainder of our stay.

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vipGeorge (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 15, 2018

The food was delicious. Be sure to try the Guacamole !

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vipMedfordgirl (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

Always consistently good food and service. No corkage fee for first two bottles is a real gift and very appreciated. Wish the menu would be a bit more adventurous, but again, never been disappointed with anything I have ordered.

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Rich (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 11, 2018

I chose this venue for a business lunch since it was described as one of the best quiet restaurants. The food and service was better than average to boot.

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vipGeorge (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 3, 2018

The food and service was very good. And it was a quiet environment. Plus the no corkage fee is a nice touch.

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ed13 (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on January 1, 2018

Very enjoyable food in a pleasant setting. Nice that they waive the corkage fee for the 1st 2 bottles. Look forward to dining again.

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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

My friends and I have going to the Stanford Grill for several years and for several good reasons.
Mainly it is a quiet place to have lunch and we know we can relax and parking is not a problem.
The food had always been good every time we have been there. We have taken guests from Japan and even they enjoyed the fact that it is open and quiet and they also enjoyed the food.
I know that we will go back again. In fact I am thinking of bringing three friends who are even older than me to enjoy the quiet atmosphere and I know they will like the food.

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vipOpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
1.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Poor service and food quality. We were so disappointed.

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Sweetieroo (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined on December 25, 2017

Usually very good - somewhat disappointing for this year's Christmas day dinner. Very chewy/gristly prime rib. No sticky toffee pudding - mystery cake substituted with not a mention at ordering or upon delivery. Ambiance is nice and service was very good, except for the dessert issue previously mentioned.

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MZinSJ (San Francisco)
4.0  Dined on December 18, 2017

This place is quite scenic, considering it's in the middle of town. Pretty trees & courtyard fountain greet you upon arrival. Parking was available. Service was prompt but not rushed. Food was delicious.

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vipOpenTable Diner (Seattle)
4.0  Dined on December 16, 2017

Good experience. Tasty food. Our waiter, Ron, was fantastic. Made the meal & night better.

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