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Son & Garden - Palo Alto, Palo Alto, CA

Son & Garden - Palo Alto

4.2
4.2
220 Reviews
$30 and under
Breakfast
Meet Chef Kasem S, Business Owner. Son & Garden is our newest venture from Farmhouse Kitchen Family. We hope to brighten your day with our colorful, delicious and thoughtful creations. As always, we do not provide anything less than a perfect experience. #sonandgarden #bestbreakfast #brunch #breakfast restaurant

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2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, American
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (650) 304-3903
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Kasem Saengsawang
  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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Experiences

  • Magical world of Alice in Wonderland Tea Set 🎀🐇

    $55.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Jan 29 - Mar 30, 2024
    Join us for a truly afternoon whimsical tea experience inspired by the magical world of Alice in Wonderland 🎀🕰️ 🍵✨ Indulge in a whimsical Alice in Wonderland tea set experience featuring a delightful menu selection through flavors and fantasy that promises an experience like no other! 🍰🐇 🎩🌈 Reserve your table for an afternoon filled with wonder and delectable treats!" Cancellation Policy: A $15 charge will apply for cancellations made before 48 hours from your reservation date, covering processing fees. Unfortunately, no refunds will be provided for cancellations made after the 48-hour mark.
    Magical world of Alice in Wonderland Tea Set 🎀🐇 Photo
  • Weekend Magical of Alice in Wonderland Tea Set🎀🐇

    $55.00 per person

    Prepaid

    Dec 3, 2023 - Mar 31, 2024
    Join us for a truly afternoon whimsical tea experience inspired by the magical world of Alice in Wonderland 🎀🕰️ 🍵✨ Indulge in a whimsical Alice in Wonderland tea set experience featuring a delightful menu selection through flavors and fantasy that promises an experience like no other! 🍰🐇 🎩🌈 Reserve your table for an afternoon filled with wonder and delectable treats!" Cancellation Policy: A $15 charge will apply for cancellations made before 48 hours from your reservation date, covering processing fees. Unfortunately, no refunds will be provided for cancellations made after the 48-hour mark.
    Weekend Magical of Alice in Wonderland Tea Set🎀🐇 Photo

What 220 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Great for brunch

  • Peninsula

    Great for brunch

220 Reviews
  1. EmeraldZ

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined 3 days ago

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Waited a few minutes before being seated, great food and there’s a photo op to take pictures with friends or family

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Poor quality food, extremely busy and there could have been more done for the Alice in wonderland theme.

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  3. DorisW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Not a real high tea that we are expecting. Table is so tight and so close to each other . Tea selection is limited. Food is not worth it.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Great good, nice drinks. Fun ambience. They give you 1.15 hours to have your meal. Would definitely come back again.

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 5 days ago

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was delicious. Service was absolutely accommodating. Experience was wonderful!

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 13, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The decor is very cute and girly so I thought it would be nice to take my 10 year old daughter. The seating is extremely tight and overcrowded. We did the Valentines tea experience. Price point is $55 each. Food is very unrefined. Very sugary and not high quality. Service is mechanical. For the tea, they didn’t give us our own tea pots. They gave us each one tea bag in our cup. The first time they filled it with hot water out of a fancy-ish tea pot, but when they came to refill, it was from a diner-style metal thermal hot water pot. Also from a timing perspective, the latest time of the day is 1:30PM. Normally tea time is an afternoon experience. We recently went to the tea time at Neiman Marcus in SF which was a real experience with outstanding food and service and was actually cheaper. Tea time at Son & Garden is a disappointment all around.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    13 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    13 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    People who don’t like either tea or Alice in Wonderland shouldn’t have organized this event. Pros: scones were really good; whimsical decor. Cons: a tea ceremony that includes tea bags (Harney & Sons Mad Hatter tea, which fits the theme, but tea bags?!), very uninspired finger sandwiches with awful bread, mediocre pastries, and barely there service (why wouldn’t it be when 20% tips are prepaid?). Even if you don’t look for a high tea ceremony, for $55 per person, you can do so much better elsewhere!

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  8. MichelleW

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 10, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Went here yesterday to celebrate a friend’s birthday. I usually don’t ever have breakfast or brunch and I’m not a big egg person but the crab omlette was outstanding! It came with a blueberry scone and roasted potatoes - great combo. Fun to take some pics in front of the IG ready flower wall. Drinks were great but a little too sweet for me. Will definitely be back.

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  9. LGgirl

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on February 9, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Charming interior. Excellent food. Best veggie burger I’ve ever had.

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  10. Merlyn

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Brought out our wrong reservation tea set, very crowded and loud, food was okay but pretty, overall would rate a 5/10.

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  11. Livneet

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The staff were so kind! They saw we were celebrating a special event, and came and gave my friend a birthday surprise. We didn’t even have to ask. Would definitely recommend!

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  12. MichelleH

    San Francisco

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 4, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Fabulous experience but as soon as you sit down you are informed you only have the table for 1hr. It ended up being fine but would rather have had time for another drink.

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  13. ratedit

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    What a lovely little restaurant! Great attentive service and beautiful and tasty food. Great for a birthday celebration!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The place is so beautiful and food is good. Service are also nice and hoping the place is much bigger. But over all we love the selfie.

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  15. MHBui

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I was a regular at their Menlo Park location which recently closed. This was my first time at the Palo Alto location and as always, everything exceeded my expectations. I invited a couple of friends who have never eaten at Sons & Garden and they literally wanted to order everything on the menu. We shared the crabby omelette & I can vouch that the crab was fresh. We also shared the fried chicken Benedict. It was also fantastic & the piece de resistance was the deep fried French toasts. It was so good that all the foods were consumed between 3 people. We’ll definitely be back!

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Seeing the guys taking out huge garbage carts during our afternoon tea was not a pleasing experience. Savory sandwiches and scones were delicious. Sweet ones were too sweet

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  17. Ficassidy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Really beautiful place! I wish they served desserts and more tea time schedules.

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  18. aliddu

    San Francisco

    24 reviews

    3.0

    24 reviews

    Dined on January 27, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was excited to try a new place that my friend had found. The restaurant is totally cute and the decor is nice. We placed our orders - and our coffees came out one at a time - and 3 out of 4 coffee mugs were dirty - two had lipstick and the third had something on the bottom half of the mug. I could have sworn we got the same up twice as mine coffee came last and had the same color lipstick. Makes you wonder if the rest of their dishes were clean. I looked at my plate when my food came, concerned that the plate itself wasn't clean. We had to keep asking for things - salt and pepper, hot sauce, creamer, sweetener - even if we had indicated we wanted those things at the time of the order. Dishes that other patrons ordered looked amazing but I'm not sure I want to return. Initially we tried to go to the Menlo Park location, but wasn't able to get a reservation and we noticed a note in one of the comments that they were closing on 1/22?

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  19. KlaudiaM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful Alice in Wonderland experience. I brought my mom for a tea time and we both loved it.

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    They were nice and put a birthday candle in my friend’s breakfast.

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  21. PamelaM

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 24, 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    For the price it definitely isn't worth it. I tried the Alice and wonderland tea and was charged a pre tip for 4 people. I had to ask the servers several times for help. They did not pay much attention to my table since they already had their tip. Even calling talking to staff was difficult.

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  22. TashaS

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Our server was nice, but service was painfully slow and not really enthusiastic, we’d have ordered more drinks if given the chance, server wasn’t particularly friendly but not rude. They are definitely keen for you to get in and get out as soon as possible. The bathroom is all gender and the line tends to get extremely late. Nobody checks in on the bathroom status - they ran out of toilet paper and people clogged the toilet as they started using the brown paper. Not stellar, and pretty gross. The hostess was quite nice. The food is beautifully plated and well executed. Decor is what it promises to be in photos.

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  23. silpas

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 21, 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Our family recently dined at Son & Garden restaurant and had a fantastic experience. The drinks were not only beautiful but also incredibly tasteful. The dishes were delicious, with generous portion sizes that left me satisfied. Although we dined outdoors due to the unavailability of indoor tables, the overall experience was exquisite. The standout, however, was the excellent service we received. Looking forward to returning, perhaps for an indoor dining experience next time.

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  24. katrinaa

    Tahoe

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on January 20, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    The Palo Alto location is very cute with the interior design. The space is very small and can feel crowded. The staff doesn't seem very happy to serve you. I feels like they want you to place your order, eat, and get out. The drinks are pretty but WAY too sugary and not very good. The food is ok. You pay for the ambiance and Instagram photo ops. Fun to go for a special occasion but not a "dining experience" for the quality of food and beverage.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 13, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Overhyped food. Very crowded. Fun, photogenic cocktails.

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  26. MikaelaM

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice venue, tea service was good but the service was very slow even though the restaurant was not busy. Also, they give individual tea bags and a pot of hot water for the table for high tea, rather than the traditional way of brewing it in the individual pots for you.

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 7, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious, beautifully served, quality ! There was no dessert, a little unusual as we celebrated birthday and there was nothing

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  28. Kristy

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food and cocktails were both really good! We got son’s burger & Hawaii scramble, as well as 2 cocktails, very satisfied with what we got! The only downside is the environment/ambience - the tables were too close to each other and kinda be arranged in the middle of the way. The waiters/waitresses had to squire themselves between tables (maybe they could walk around the tables but they didn’t) and kept bumping into the tables. Also for whatever reason they decided to play EDM as the ambient music, not really the vibe for this beautiful restaurant lol.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Service was great! Food and drinks were good. Staff was attentive.

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  30. JudyH

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    We were celebrating my neice’s birthday. They gave us a table for 7 but it was near the opened door and it was very vold. We requested to be seated away from the door and they said no. Food was ok, we hurriedly ate and just wasnt to get done because it was freezing even with our jackets on.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Atlanta Metro

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 29, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great for a girls day, birthday or special occasions great service and attention to detail!

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  32. Lilard

    Central Coast

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    They were absolutely lovely! We went for my friend’s birthday and forgot the cake at home but they still made it possible to bring out a candle for us to all sing for her! The food was great, staff were attentive, and the place is beautiful.

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  33. JoanP

    New York City

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 26, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Reservation process is lousy. Went to prebook tea and I couldn’t depress the option. I phoned in the reservation and I was not booked for tea. The website needs some tweaking. Service was ok- kind of short with us. Also they use tea bags and you only get one… food delicious and we were allowed to have tea so that was appreciated.

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    Overall pathetic..not worth the money ..its tea party thing is super expensive ..Overall not worth it.

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  35. GretchenD

    Hawaii

    29 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on December 24, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is always delicious with regular updates to the menu. Cocktails are tasty and there are some options that offer a bit of theatre to add to the experience. Brilliant staff that are personable and knowledgable. The interior decor makes it feel like an occasion. For Christmas Eve the team went above and beyond with a Santa and helper delivering presents to all the guests.

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  36. shilpy

    Hawaii

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    the pastry/dessert options were good and table setting is very cute as well. they could freshen up the tea and provide more than 1 tea per person if asked.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 23, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    we went to Son & Garden to celebrate my friend’s birthday! The restaurant is so pretty! We tried the Alice in wonderland experience, the asthetic was wonderful! Food was average! We overall had a good time.

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  38. ScottC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The tea experience was fun. The staff was friendly and helpful and quick. However, the tiers were heavy on sweets. Only the bottom tier had sandwiches, only 3 types. All cold. The other two tiers were all sweets. All cold again, included the scone. In addition, we were not provided the correct silverware. The flatware we had was super tiny and cute, but incorrect for the meal. We were served with demitasse spoons (for cappuccino) instead of teaspoons (for tea!). And oyster forks instead of dessert forks. Which meant I couldn't strain my tea bag on my spoon (too small) or eat my desserts properly using the fork. I asked for a separate plate to put my used tea bag, but the waiter advised me to use my tea saucer. Which left the bottom of my teacup dripping wet when I picked up my cup. Lastly, the water in the tea pot got cold very quickly, but staff was quick to refresh the pot. Overall, I don't think that was the proper way to serve high tea. Although the ambiance, staff, and location were great, the food and serving ware provided missed the mark. I hope management reads this and can make the tiny changes needed for a truly high tea experience.

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  39. wonderhamer

    San Francisco

    25 reviews

    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on December 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The Alice in Wonderland tea was delicious. Very well appointed with whimsical flare.

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  40. MalvikaS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 21, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Went there for beautiful setting of the restaurant and it turned out to be great. Restaurant is a small setup however they have done good job with interiors. Food and service were a miss - most of the items on the menu were breakfast items and service was bit slow. Food portions were right sized and generally cooked well. Overall place is still worth visiting for getting some nice photos, if you are just going for the lunch/dinner food items - look elsewhere.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Extra space between tables
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff is vaccinated

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You can order delivery directly from Son & Garden - Palo Alto using the Order Online button. Son & Garden - Palo Alto also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 304-3903.

Son & Garden - Palo Alto is rated 4.2 stars by 220 OpenTable diners.

Son & Garden - Palo Alto does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

10:00 PM


Booked 26 times today
Experiences are available.

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Son & Garden - Palo Alto

535 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1704

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Palo Alto
  • Hours of operation
    Daily 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Breakfast, American
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Business Casual
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    Asian and Pacific Islander, LGBTQ+, Women
  • Executive chef
    Kasem Saengsawang
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Dog Friendly, Entertainment, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, High Tea, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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