The Palms

4.5
609 Reviews
$31 to $50
Pacific Rim
Enjoy Pacific Rim cuisine in our beautiful dining room or specialty cocktails at the bar. Spacious indoor and outdoor private event spaces are available for any size group.



Located in the historic Coggeshall Mansion in Downtown Los Gatos, The Palms truly is an unrivaled sensory experience. Our Victorian Queen Anne building was constructed in 1891 and has housed a restaurant for more than thirty years.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 609 people are saying
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4.5based on recent ratings
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4.5
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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hawkdog
Las Vegas
2 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food2service3ambience5

Food was average with pretty small portions. Beer selection was not that good. Best part was the ambience, on a warm evening and being able to sit outside and enjoy the weather. Might come back for an appetizer and cocktail, but for dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food4service3ambience5

Food good. Service lacking.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall2food4service3ambience4

This place is pretty and the vibe is nice. However, our toddler was given a booster seat which slid off of the chair with her in it. She landed on the bricks. Thankfully only her arm was scraped up. If you are planning to eat here with a young child I recommend getting a high chair as the boosters are unsafe.

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SFBaySailor
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall3food2service4ambience5

Food was OK. Not bad. Not great. Just OK.

Went there for Mother's Day lunch. It would have been nice to see some specific specials or at least acknowledgement that it's Mother's day. This was the second time we've been there. As my wife said, "she wouldn't be running back".

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murdo
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Very nice Mother’s Day lunch. Service was very attentive for such a busy day. Food was a Little on expensive side, but when one meal wasn’t to mother’s liking it was quickly exchanged. Replaced meal she very much enjoyed.

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Christina
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish is better than you would expect and the atmosphere is so nice. Staff is friendly. Great spot for a date night or even a night out with the kids. Menu has a good variety so there is something for everyone. 

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
Overall5food4service4ambience5

The staff was super friendly and patient. We got there at 12:15pm for brunch. FYI...There’s not 2 items on their brunch menu. Didn’t realize that when we made a brunch reservation. The outdoor seating area is lovely. I would like to go back and experience dinner with their outdoor lighting ambiance. The drinks and food was good. I had the Chilaquiles...came with scrambled eggs and soggy chips. I was hoping for over easy eggs. The poke dish was good! Overall a nice experience!

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PamelaK
San Francisco
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A very nice evening with live music. The staff went out of their way to meet our request of our large group to sit together. I've been there several times and always an enjoyable experience.

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KayRam
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The staff was extremely attentive, kind, and understanding, with us being with our small (and sometimes finicky) pet on his birthday. Thank you!

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DianeJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The outdoor area was very comfortable ! Sheltered from the sun and comfortable. The music was a little loud as we sat by a speaker . The service was great and the servers were friendly and attentive.
The food and drinks were fabulous!
We will definitely return!

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JimT
1 review
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time there and hope to go back and try different items on the menu.
There were 3 of us. We ate outside and enjoyed the patio setup. We each ordered something different and were happy with the food and drinks. The wait staff was excellent, being courteous and efficient.

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EmilyF
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food3service3ambience5

Great atmosphere, the service was just ok, our waitress forgot about our drinks and wasn't very friendly but everything else was great! We'd definitely go back!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is delicious, beautiful outdoor seating and servers were very nice!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Too many liberals

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vipLinny
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love all the appetizers to share. During Covid each couple just shared with themselves. Great server. Heat lamps.
Only issue. Some serving plates not spotless, but easily replaced.

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CarlosI
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good food, very nice outdoor setting, good service. One of my favorites in Los Gatos.

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JonC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 26, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

We ate inside for a dual birthday celebration. Service was excellent. Food very good. As the doors were open and it was a cool night the restaurant was a little cold. This may have been a Covid situation. We would come backOn a warm evening and eat outside next time.

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vipJoridance
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and staff was very accommodating.

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vipPamelaI
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great service and food

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our anniversary

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Scout
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Plant-based options are limited, though the staff and kitchen were helpful. Food was okay, probably more impressive if you’re not vegan.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The dj was way too loud

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VeronicaG
Central Coast
3 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Love The Palms. Beautiful day to have lunch outside. Great music with DJ.

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vipEric
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

1st time visitor to the Palms. We sat outside, DJ was spinning appropriate lunch music, great people watching. We had Lobster Bisque (delicious) and Fish Tacos (really really good!). The wait staff was very attentive (must have refilled my water 6 times, as it was a warm afternoon), and very pleasant as well.

We had a great time, and experience. Highly recommend!

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OpenTable Diner
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful setting and great food combined with excellent service

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience5

Servers were not attentive and basically disappeared at the end of our dinner.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food was excellent.
The server could have been more attentive, but that was not a material issue.

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judi
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The Palms is not inexpensive, but the food was very tasty and they give you ample portions. Many dishes resemble the type of food you get when you go to Hawaii. Close your eyes and pretend you're there.

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inluvwithmaui
San Francisco
16 reviews
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Love this place! The outdoor area for dining is perfect! The food and drinks were all amazing. Everything is fresh and done just perfectly! I would highly recommend.

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carolyndh
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was excellent - pear and beet salad, rib eye steak, flourless chocolate cake. The service was prompt although we ordered a split entre ($2 extra) but it did not come split.
We had to ask for an extra plate so we could split it ourselves. We were surprised to have a 20% tip Automatically added to the check - no choice.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super slow service and 1 hour after ordering they told me they ran out of food!! Never ever going back!

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Phil
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious, the portions were perfect and the service was over the top!!!
Keep up the great work!!!

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Luvfood
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

All was good, and I was happy to be back dining in Los Gatos over a year. It was nice to sit outside, and it left safe. The food was ok, but have to share that our server was wearing a dirty "Palms" t-shirt with stains, etc. When he first approached the table I thought it was a mistake and he was just a random guy who walking in from Santa Cruz Ave. Really? A dirty t-shirt, that had holes. Not a good representative of the restaurant.

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vipBrickHouse1
San Francisco
38 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing. The lobster bisque is so rich and creamy. For my entree I got the Macadamia nut crusted Mahi Mahi with wasabi mashed potatoes and tropical fruit salsa. The fish melted in my mouth. My husband and I shared the key lime pie for dessert. It was a great finish to a wonderful meal.

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Linda
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It was very nice. I like the outside set up. And I really like the round tables when you are trying to visit with friends!

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Cheryl
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, drinks , apps and mains. Waiter was awesome!!

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Lovely Easter lunch. Eating outside felt safe. Portions were small but very tasty.

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vipTopGradeMeat
San Francisco
23 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

It was a beautiful Easter Sunday Brunch! I ordered the chicken pasta, it was good, however, I probably should have ordered a seafood dish, that will happen when I return! I also ordered the pear and beets salad , that was perfect. The best part of our entire meal was the Hula Pie!!! That was absolutely delicious!!!!

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karenM
2 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

will be coming back again and again thats for sure

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Aloha
San Francisco
30 reviews
Dined on April 3, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Although our reservation was supposed to be inside, when we arrived, we were placed outside. We were able to adjust but it was not an easy check in experience. The food was quite good but service was not the best. One entree was delivered 5-10 minutes after the first. The staff did make up for it with a nice birthday dessert on the house.

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Palms using the Order Online button. The Palms also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Palms also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 402-3811.

The Palms is rated 4.5 stars by 609 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.