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The Emerald Hour, Mountain View, CA

The Emerald Hour

4.6
4.6
76 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian

Michelin star awarded chef, Jarad Gallagher, has crafted the menu at The Emerald Hour to be the perfect complement to our signature cocktails. With his experiences ranging everywhere from barbecue restaurants to lengthy tasting menus, you will find flavors from all over the globe featured on our menu comprised primarily of shareable small plates as well as entrees and sandwiches. The cocktail experience at The Emerald Hour is one driven by high-end clear spirits and what our bartenders can find from local farmers' markets and purveyors. A fresh and hand-crafted take on classic cocktails are the mainstays of our menu while our signature items are an exploration of modern mixology. In addition, we offer craft beer, American and international wines, and a variety of delightful non-alcoholic options.

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Booked 4 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Cocktail Bar, International

  • Hours of operation

    Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 420-2600

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Jarad Gallagher

  • Private party facilities

    For any private events please contact: jrodriguez@theemeraldhour.com mchalov@theemeraldhour.com

  • Neighborhood

    Mountain View

  • Parking details

    Hotel Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Menu

Shareables & Small Plates

  • Olivas$8.00

    orange olive oil, thyme

    • Marcona Almonds$8.00

      perigord truffles, sea salt, lemon zest

      • Kampachi Crudo$18.00

        avocado, mandarin, wild rice

        • Prime Beef Tartare$18.00

          black pepper cracker, preserved lemon, baharat

          • Schmitz Ranch Lamb Meatballs$12.00

            paprika glaze, green onion

            • Croquetas de Pollo e Manchego$12.00

              curtido, guajillo chile, jamon iberico

              • Croquetas de Bacalao$12.00

                tumeric mayonesa

                • Spanish Octopus$24.00

                  lardo, romesco, garlic chive

                  • Pinchos de Boqueron con Piquillo$12.00

                    eggplant, baguette, anchovies

                    • Porcini Mushroom & Artichoke Dip$14.00

                      manchego, parmigiano reggiano, brioche croutons

                      • Butter Lettuce with Serrano Ham$14.00

                        cashews, oranges, creamy sumac vinaigrette

                        • Papas Aliñas$8.00

                          yellowfin tuna, fennel slad

                          • Rendondo Iglesias Serrano Ham$16.00

                            Sandwiches

                            • MT Tam & Fig Melt$18.00

                              olive tapenade, seeded country loaf

                              • Wagyu Cheeseburger$20.00

                                camembert, caramelized onion, poblano, chicory, mayonesa, served with pomme purée

                                Entrees

                                • Alentejo$24.00

                                  pork cheek, clams, cabbage, potato

                                  • Free-Range Chicken Mole Negro$34.00

                                    avocado, maiz azul tortilla, radish

                                    • Steelhead Trout$28.00

                                      sunchoke, chard, trout roe

                                      • Schmitz Ranch Skirt Steak$38.00

                                        mojo verde, spanish olive oil

                                        Dessert

                                        • Crema Catalana$10.00

                                          berries

                                          • Valrhona Manjari Mousse$8.00

                                            crunchy things

                                            • Spanish Cream$12.00

                                              almond streusel, citrus, vanilla

                                              Last updated: April 11, 2022

                                              What 76 people are saying

                                              Overall ratings and reviews

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

                                              4.6
                                              4.6 based on recent ratings
                                              • 4.5Food
                                              • 4.7Service
                                              • 4.7Ambience
                                              • 4.2Value

                                              NoiseModerate

                                              Loved For

                                              • Peninsula

                                                Best Service

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                                              • Peninsula

                                                Healthy

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                                                Romantic

                                              • Peninsula

                                                Vibrant Bar Scene

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                                              1. CA

                                                ClimbAZ

                                                Phoenix

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined 6 days ago

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Went for some dinner and drinks with a friend. Wasn't expecting the location though very nice inside. The meal was excellent and the drinks were unique. It looks to be a local hangout for Googlers and I can see why. Nice spot that I will come back to again.

                                              2. DB

                                                DinnerBoy

                                                San Francisco

                                                10 reviews

                                                3.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on May 15, 2022

                                                overall3food5service4ambience1

                                                The service was very good. Beginning at the door walking through, and being greeted by a host who attended to us promptly. We were seated where we requested outdoors looking at the pool. The wait people were attentive, and well trained in service. The ambience was not good considering how delicious the food was. The appearance of the hotel in general is not appealing. It seemed that the inside of the restaurant had a lot more decor, and color. We might go there again mainly because the food is so good.

                                              3. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Orlando

                                                7 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                7 reviews

                                                Dined on May 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The ambience is elegantly modern, with a relaxed, open vibe. The background music was perfect. We ordered several appetizers with our friends as shareable plates, plus a few dinner plates. Everything was delicious. The cocktails were amazing. Service was just perfect. We live in Mountain View area so definitely going in our favorite restaurants rotation.

                                              4. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on May 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Awesome ambience and food

                                              5. AL

                                                AlexL

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                4.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 25, 2022

                                                overall4food3service5ambience5

                                                Excellent drinks

                                              6. K

                                                Kristine

                                                San Francisco

                                                20 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                20 reviews

                                                Dined on April 24, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great table next to the fire with outstanding shared plates and service. The cleanup staff kept our table spotless and drinks full.

                                              7. JS

                                                JnSEats

                                                Philadelphia

                                                12 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                12 reviews

                                                Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                overall4food5service4ambience5

                                                Food was incredible. Lots of options to make vegetarian. Service was a little disjointed, but friendly, knowledgeable and accommodating. You feel like you’re at a spa!

                                              8. L

                                                Lisa

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on April 18, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Quite, cozy, beautiful place. Good food, delicious cocktails and desserts

                                              9. MF

                                                MarkusF

                                                San Francisco

                                                52 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                52 reviews

                                                Dined on April 8, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Outstanding food and great service. They accommodated us easily for our dietary restriction.

                                              10. ER

                                                ERIN

                                                San Francisco

                                                4 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on March 29, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The restaurant is not very large, so if you are next to a loud group, you lose your quiet romantic setting. We were the loud group. The cocktails are good/strong, the food is beautifully plated and tasty. Great mix of options. Favorites are the croquettes, fig sandwich, butter lettuce salad (maybe ask to go lighter on the dressing). We didn't have anything we didn't enjoy. The desserts also are all outstanding. Sharing dishes is the way to go. Yes, it's pricey, but right now, everything is. Our waters never hit empty. Service was professional and helpful. In the lobby they host group parties, but it is very separate from the dining area, so we never heard them even though they were quite loud. Options to sit outside with heat lamps.

                                              11. D

                                                Dolan

                                                San Francisco

                                                31 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                31 reviews

                                                Dined on March 28, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Enjoyed the Spanish and Latin American aspect to the food - the serrano ham, chicken croquettes, and squid ink pasta were all outstanding.

                                              12. P

                                                Paul

                                                San Francisco

                                                14 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on March 27, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Very very pleased with our visit. Food and drinks were wonderful …. and the staff amazing. Can not wait to return. And yes … the orange creamsicle fizz was incredible.

                                              13. SO

                                                SophiaO

                                                San Francisco

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on March 26, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Beautiful crafted cocktails. Classy atmosphere. Many excellent food choices and could accommodate my GF Dairy free allergies! Will be back!

                                              14. MV

                                                MVFoodie

                                                San Francisco

                                                8 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                8 reviews

                                                Dined on March 19, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Food, atmosphere and service were great. Creative menu and drinks selection with a Spanish flare. Will go back!

                                              15. AC

                                                AmandaC

                                                San Francisco

                                                14 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                14 reviews

                                                Dined on March 14, 2022

                                                overall5food4service5ambience4

                                                Our waiter was awesome!

                                              16. KF

                                                KaceyF

                                                San Francisco

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on March 11, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Best!!! Hidden gem!!

                                              17. GD

                                                GeorgiaD

                                                San Francisco

                                                3 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on March 5, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                The steak was a delicacy. Well cooked, moist, and the sauce and greens gave it extra taste. The octopus and trout were amazing as well.

                                              18. s

                                                sarah

                                                San Francisco

                                                19 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                19 reviews

                                                Dined on February 25, 2022

                                                overall3food4service5ambience5

                                                I love emerald hour for ambience, service and I used to love the menu. The menu has changed significantly and has very limited Options for a vegetarian. There is only 1 vegetarian option available as a main, the fig tam melt, which is great, but it’s not savory. They used to have a mushroom burger which was excellent but that’s not available anymore. Sadly I won’t be back till I know I’ll have more options. That said service and drinks were excellent! Whatever we ordered was good too, yet only the crudo was memorable. Good luck!

                                              19. W

                                                Wonderful

                                                San Francisco

                                                68 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                68 reviews

                                                Dined on February 19, 2022

                                                overall4food4service5ambience4

                                                It was my first visit to Emerald Hour last night. My friends and I wanted an outdoor space to have drinks and dinner at, have it be lively enough but also not loud. Have a good meal and cocktails. Happy to report that was the experience, AND attentive without being too much staff.

                                              20. S

                                                Shoebender

                                                San Francisco

                                                5 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                5 reviews

                                                Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely delicious, the service was friendly and inviting. We sat next to the fire and could not have enjoyed it more.

                                              21. HH

                                                HenryH

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 16, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Love it! Thanks to our great server Christian, host Cynthia and Director of the restaurant Justin!

                                              22. A

                                                Aftereights

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 15, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Hidden Gem. Last minute booking for V day, well exceeded my expectation. Would love to come back for food and great atmosphere!

                                              23. KF

                                                KaceyF

                                                San Francisco

                                                11 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                11 reviews

                                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food and service, we loved it!! The only consideration is there are a lot of hard surfaces on the interior, which makes it a rather noisy as conversation bounce from nearby table to us.

                                              24. RF

                                                RandyF

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on February 6, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                We really enjoyed our recent dining experience at the The Emerald Hour. The menu is unlike any we have experienced. We were able to enjoy a number of wonderful dishes and the presentation was perfect. The service was very attentive. The atmosphere was very relaxing.

                                              25. SD

                                                SeanD

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on January 25, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Always a great place to meet! Staff is wonderful, food is delicious!

                                              26. B

                                                Boniface

                                                San Francisco

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on January 1, 2022

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Best restaurant in Mountain View. Minimum 50 characters.

                                              27. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                2 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                2 reviews

                                                Dined on December 19, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Excellent food and cocktails. Not very busy, at least for now

                                              28. S

                                                Samantha

                                                Pittsburgh

                                                10 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                10 reviews

                                                Dined on December 14, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Absolutely mouthwatering food. We didnt even order the entrees and kept ordering the small/share plates because they were absolutely delectable! Definitely recommend it for a chill evening with friends.

                                              29. K

                                                Kl918

                                                San Francisco

                                                27 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                27 reviews

                                                Dined on December 12, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Super creative drinks. Spanish inspired food. Not a lot of vegetarian options. But our group all said we’d return.

                                              30. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on December 7, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Great food, ambiance and service

                                              31. KL

                                                KLKL

                                                San Francisco

                                                9 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                9 reviews

                                                Dined on December 3, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                My new favorite restaurant in the area!

                                              32. L

                                                Leung

                                                San Francisco

                                                71 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                71 reviews

                                                Dined on November 28, 2021

                                                overall5food3service5ambience4

                                                Very nice setting. Good service

                                              33. S

                                                Steven

                                                San Francisco

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 14, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Fantastic restaurant with great food and service. Octopus and beef tartare are to die for

                                              34. Z

                                                Zzbonapetite

                                                1 review

                                                3.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on November 13, 2021

                                                overall3food2service1ambience4

                                                The menu descriptions are a bit too vague so if you have any food allergies you may want to double check to make sure the dish you order doesn’t have it. Main thing I would recommend here is the chill ambiance. Seemed to have a large wine selection, but we just ordered cocktails, which were just okay. Thankfully the entrees were tasty (other than the fact we found paper in the burger) but the small plates were underwhelming.

                                              35. m

                                                moofus

                                                San Francisco

                                                13 reviews

                                                vip
                                                5.0

                                                13 reviews

                                                Dined on October 31, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                They could use a few more vegan options. I will be going back.

                                              36. M

                                                Matchmaker

                                                Los Angeles

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                1.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on October 27, 2021

                                                overall1food1service1ambience1

                                                Sent clients here on a date. They said the food was horrible and could only eat oysters - nothing else. Not a good date spot!

                                              37. LS

                                                LeslieS

                                                San Francisco

                                                29 reviews

                                                vip
                                                3.0

                                                29 reviews

                                                Dined on October 14, 2021

                                                overall3food3service5ambience5

                                                Due to the COVID pandemic, there was only one restaurant open and a small kitchen. We ordered three appetizers and bread. The bread was the highlight of the food. Everything else was mediocre without a lot of flavor. The service was great and they were very friendly and welcoming. This may just be an interim issue.

                                              38. OT

                                                OpenTable Diner

                                                Tahoe

                                                4 reviews

                                                vip
                                                4.0

                                                4 reviews

                                                Dined on October 4, 2021

                                                overall4food5service4ambience4

                                                Very inventive menu, perfectly prepared. Totally unexpected for a hotel restaurant on an off night.

                                              39. DJ

                                                DavidJ

                                                San Francisco

                                                3 reviews

                                                5.0

                                                3 reviews

                                                Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Exquisite cocktails and outstanding attention to detail and flavors on the food. Menu brought us back to our travels through Spain and Portugal.

                                              40. SH

                                                StephanieH

                                                1 review

                                                5.0

                                                1 review

                                                Dined on October 2, 2021

                                                overall5food5service5ambience5

                                                Amazing food and great cocktails. Great vibe, highly recommend. Went with my friend for dinner last night and going to take my husband back next week!

                                              Safety precautions

                                              • Cleaning & sanitizing

                                                • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
                                                • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
                                                • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
                                              • Physical distancing

                                                • Extra space between tables
                                              • Protective equipment

                                                • Waitstaff wear masks
                                              • Screening

                                                • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
                                                • Staff temperature check required

                                              FAQs

                                              The Emerald Hour offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 420-2600.

                                              The Emerald Hour is rated 4.6 stars by 76 OpenTable diners.

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

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                                              Booked 4 times today
                                              Google Map for The Emerald Hour

                                              1625 N Shoreline Blvd Mountain View, CA 94043-1305

                                              Additional information

                                              • Neighborhood

                                                Mountain View

                                              • Hours of operation

                                                Daily 4:00 pm–10:00 pm

                                              • Cuisines

                                                Californian, Cocktail Bar, International

                                              • Dining style

                                                Casual Dining

                                              • Dress code

                                                Casual Dress

                                              • Parking details

                                                Hotel Parking

                                              • Payment options

                                                AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

                                              • Executive chef

                                                Jarad Gallagher

                                              • Additional

                                                Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Indoor Fireplace, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

                                              • Phone number

                                                (650) 420-2600

                                              • Private party facilities

                                                For any private events please contact: jrodriguez@theemeraldhour.com mchalov@theemeraldhour.com

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