To celebrate the summer season, Menlo Tavern is taking dinner reservations for The Patio - the most unique and beautiful outdoor dining environment on the Peninsula - a lush oasis surrounded by ambient lighting and cozy fire pits.
Please join us at Menlo Tavern bar prior to savoring an elevated American cuisine and enjoying the sounds of our area’s finest guitarists and vocalists on the patio.
- Limited number of seated diners
- Extra space between tables
brioche bun, new york white cheddar, shoestring fries
pommes puree, haricot verts, roasted bone marrow, perigourdine sauce
buttermilk battered steak fries, garlic aioli
Food was really good, staff was outstanding and the band on our particular night was really great.
What a lovely place for a special occassion. Those fries are overrated but my filet was perfect. Live music under the stars and great wine list. What more could you want?
We had a very nice experience. The ambience is great, food delicious and good portions.
Very nice patio. Food was good, usual salmon chicken etc. They include the gratuity 20% calculated after booze and tax.
What a wonderful risk-managed way to listen to an 9 piece band OUTDOORS, dance @ a DISTANCE, and enjoy wonderful food and friendly service! Thank you Menlo Tavern for redesigning for the NEW NORMAL!
Birthday dinner. Great ambiance. Relaxing setting
Sat outside in the courtyard; Great ambiance, live music and good food and service
Perfect place for a romantic date. Only tried appetizers, well-sized portions and delicious, looking forward to check the rest of the menu!
We had a great happy hour at Menlo Tavern! Loved the live music and the new lunar themed cocktail menu. Will be back!
Very lovely atmosphere with live music on the patio. Only issue is that our server didn’t wear her mask properly.
Great ambiance from the band Wobbly World, excellent music. Loved the flatbread dish and the burrata.
This is my 2nd time visiting this restaurant. Repeat trip due to good service and food the first time.
I found the food and service to be lacking this time. I wonder was it due to it being a Monday night, rather than a Friday night?
Some of the food came out of the kitchen so hot to even eat. The pork loin lacked flavor and was luke warm. Four different desserts were ordered so we could try the menu, I would not re-order any of them. Perhaps an off night? I will give them one more try as the location is terrific.
The manager saved the day, unfortunately he had to take it upon himself to become our waiter, as he completely abandoned us after serving pre dinner cocktails. Not only did we regularly have to flag down other waiters who were quite busy at their own tables, we had to go find flatware as our entrees cooled! It was our anniversary (noted in the reservation), no acknowledgement. Also, the tip was included as a "fair wage" so you would THINK the waiter would at the VERY LEAST give us flatware. The manager was kind, apologetic and even gave a discount. The breaded steak fries and cocktails were great, as was the ambience and live entertainment. Pork tenderloin and filet mignon were okay. We won't return.
Very pleasant double birthday!
Love the 11 piece band! Awesome service, as always.
We had the filet and branzino while the kids had a cheeseburger and pasta. We also had a tomato salad starter. For dessert we had the namesake cheesecake and an ice-cream Sunday. The food was very good. The drinks menu is excellent and we had an Old Fashioned cocktail and a glass of wine. Our waiter in particular was outstanding. Exceptionally attentive, helpful and pleasant. Overall a great evening.
Although I read on the menu that the 20% gratuity was already included in the menu prices in support of fair wages for employees, when the bill came the tip area was still blank. I left some additional. However I expect that this could be confusing for customers. I felt bad if I did not leave something additional
We went as a party of six to celebrate our daughter's 20th wedding anniversary. None of us had been here before. I cannot wait to go back. We sat outside in a courtyard with several tables nearby. There was a trio playing guitar and singing. It was like being at a backyard party. The food is great. It's a small menu but has something for everybody. We had the charcuterie plate, frites, and bread as appetizers. 2 had the Branzini, 1 had salmon, 1 filet, 1 burger, and 1 the Green Goddess salad.
I think we were there for 3 hours. We stayed through dessert and coffee. It was fun!!
Kelceyryder, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience. Avi Haksar Managing Director
The patio is gorgeous, and we had a live singer which made the whole experience even better. The noise from the trains is a little distracting, and the food was just fair, but our servers were great, so that made up for it.
Elle Thank you so much for your kind words and review, it was a pleasure to share with the team. We look forward to having you back. Appreciatively, Avi Haksar Managing Director
The food was overpriced. The drinks were more than double what we normally pay anywhere else! Kids were running around chasing each other.
Thank you for your review. I'm sorry the service didn't meet your expectations. Your feedback is very much appreciated. If you have anything additional you would like to share, please feel free to email me at 650 322 1234 Avi Haksar Managing Director
Food & service were good, but not excellent. I enjoyed the Kale Caesar salad and my guest liked the salmon. My hamburger was nothing special. Wait service was adequate, and we had an enjoyable dinner.
Thank you for your feedback, we are sorry to hear that our service and food didn't live up to your expectations. If there was anything in particular that you would be willing to contribute how we might improve I would be appreciate to hear it. Please feel free to reach out to me at 650 322 1234 if you are willing. We hope to welcome you back in the future. Avi Haksar Managing Director
This place is amazing from customer service to every flavorful bite of the delicious food! We loved it. We recommend it and we are planning to go back.
Marjorie, Thank you for your kind review. We are delighted you enjoyed your experience Appreciatively, Avi Haksar Managing Director
Perfect night. Freddy is great.
Food, service A+.
Loved our waiter!!
Frank, Thank you so much for you wonderful review. We are so pleased you enjoyed your experience. Warm Regards, Avi Haksar Managing Director
Wow, a 9 piece band outdoors during dinner? And wonderful, kind, helpful people taking care of us during our amazing and delicious culinary adventure? A true joy and a relief to enjoy such musical magic during the pandemic.
Kimberly W, Thank you for your wonderful review. We certainly appreciate you taking the time to let us know how much you enjoyed your experience. Appreciatively, Avi Haksar Managing Director
Everything was wonderful
This is the second time the music was either missing or the gal last night had to leave after one set! She was fantastic but disappointing no music. It’s a big part of the experience.
Rocky is #1 in my book.
Thanks and hats off to the chef!!!
Really good food. We especially enjoyed the Hummus appetizer, the french fries, and the brick chicken entree. Our server, Jeremy, is really courteous and professional. Highly recommended!
The first time I went there back in May the food was just ok. This time I went, (end of August) it was nice! Drinks were good, and we sat outside and entertainment was a female singer…She was great! Fire pits and comfy seating. My salad and Salmon was absolutely delicious. Husband said pasta was nice. The hostess and food servers were gracious and accommodating.
The outdoor dining in the courtyard is so lovely. There was live music which struck just the right vibe and enhanced the experience. This hotel gives attention to detail and ambiance that is difficult to find these days.
The service at the restaurant was excellent: attentive, friendly and professional. The food was very good, though not particularly innovative. Typical, but very good, N Cal cuisine. The specialty cocktail we ordered was delicious and perfectly balanced with fresh fruit purees without being sweet. When indoor bars are a thing again, this is a must see. The bar has an old fashioned feel with a modern esthetic and the cocktail list is way more creative than the food menu
Overall, we will definitely dine here again, especially during the pandemic when outdoor dining is a priority.
Food was okay. We’ve been before and thought it’s was very good. This visit the burger and the fish were over done.
Great venue and lovely music! S’mores at the fire pit was a great way to end the evening!
The tavern burger excellent! The staff friendly and accommodating. The music on Tuesdays with Freddy Clark’s band spectacular!!!
The patio at the Tavern is a great place to meet friends--it's quiet enough for conversation, but the music adds a warm atmosphere.
It was a nice warm night and wonderful outside dinning with a live relaxing musician p
Courses were served out of sequence leaving people without food while others waited. Not the service you would expect for this level of restaurant. The food was excellent (sea bass especially), but the salads had lettuce leaves that needed to be further cut down in size and had too much dressing. Definitely felt over priced especially with the added 20% tip, which was not earned.
Our waiter was nice and friendly, but definitely coordinations issues with food delivery.
A bit bummed as we were celebrating a 92nd birthday.
Service was rude and bad
Food and drink menus offer well-prepared and presented creative twists on traditional items. Ambience is attractive, slightly upscale. Inner courtyard is large, quiet, and protected from wind.
Music every night now through September, different each day. Courtyard is excellent setting.
As I said in Yelp,
Start of with the fact that it's a beautiful property.
Great setting on the outdoor patio, but that's where it ends.
Service was was below par drinks are very expensive and order came out wrong.
20% gratuity was automatically taken off of our bill as well as a $26 fair wage charge on $154 bill.
Not acceptable and cannot recommend. WILL not come back!
I ordered the filet mignon. It practically melted in my mouth and had delectable flavor. The was music, a lovely, safe outdoor setting. It was wonderful.
Took forever. Food came cold. And they weren’t that nice about it. I have had other very good experiences there, so I was surprised.
Menlo Tavern has fun ambiance and great food - a perfect place for a meal and evening out. The restaurant does a great job at accommodating special requests. The food is terrific and the staff incredible. Always made to feel at home by Reuben!
Menlo Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 87 OpenTable diners.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.