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Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto

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160 reviews
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$30 and under
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Mediterranean
Perfect For:
  • Great for Brunch
  • Special Occasion
  • Good for Groups
Located on the second floor of the Westin Palo Alto Hotel, Restaurant Soleil welcomes you to enjoy fresh seafood, steak, salads & pastas. Our daily Breakfast Buffet & a la carte menu makes Restaurant Soleil the place to start your day for a quick meeting with colleagues or leisurely breakfast with family & friends. Our Sunday Brunch, Special Holiday Buffets and Prix Fixe menus have been drawing people from all over the Bay for more than 10 years. This best kept secret in Palo Alto has a charming, warm atmosphere, & serves up a new, innovative menu item daily. The added convenience of complimentary valet & self parking, makes Restaurant Soleil a must try.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Mediterranean, French American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast
Mon–Sat 6:00 am–10:30 am
Lunch
Mon–Sat 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Brunch
Sun 11:00 am–2:00 pm
Dinner
Daily 5:00 pm–10:00 pm
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Phone number
(650) 321-4422
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Smart Casual
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Executive chef
Pierre Arce
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Private party facilities
The Westin Palo Alto provides an ideal location & setting for business conferences, corporate events, reunions, bar/bat mitzvahs or any special event. Our in-house AV staff can assist you with all your audio visual needs.
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Private party contact
Private Event Coordinator: (650) 321-4422
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
University Avenue
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Parking details
Valet parking and self parking available, both complimentary with validation when dining in Restaurant Soleil or using the Luna Lounge facilities.
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Public transit
Adjacent to Cal Train Palo Alto Station and the Marguerite Stanford Shuttle.
Additional
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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What 160 People Are Saying
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4.0based on all time ratings
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food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
3.7
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84% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on April 1, 2018

Easter Sunday Brunch at the Westin this year was special. Elegant food prep at very reasonable prices. The food prep, quality and portions were a big step up: oysters on the half shell, artisan cheese selection, roast beef and lamb.
Service friendly, and low noise level. Very professionally done. We'll return for sure.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

the food and service was great. in the past we did not have to order the main entree it was part of the buffett, which i really liked as you could have a variety of foods instead of one main entree. all in all was still good especially if you like fish.

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5.0Dined on March 11, 2018

The ambiance and food are outstanding, but what really makes it shine is the service! Our server, Ariel (not sure I spelled that correctly), was attentive, friendly, and met our every request graciously. We will return!

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5.0Dined on November 23, 2017

Wonderful service by all staff we met at the Thanksgiving Day Brunch, very customer service focused, very nice! This includes the staff on the food line, very prrdonable. The food was excellent!! Every single item we tried was delicious, presentation was also perfect! We will return😁

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5.0Dined on November 5, 2017

Friendly and attentive staff, excellent food quality and variety. We were there to celebrate a birthday and thoroughly enjoyed their Sunday Brunch.

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2.0Dined on September 18, 2017

Not one of the better meals- the food was overcooked, the waiter did not get the order right, and we were one of two tables with people at it. With so many great restaurants in the area, this is truly a desperation option.

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3.0Dined on May 14, 2017

We had tried their Sunday brunch buffet a few years ago. It was very pleasant and the location/parking is convenient. We remembered that while the buffet selections were limited, they were very tasty. It is a smaller dining area so the seating is limited which was very enjoyable as the noise was moderate and the table spacing was very comfortable. We wanted the same experience for a Mother's Day brunch and tried it again. The seating this time was more crowded and the environment was a bit more hectic. The dining area is still nice and pleasant and the service was friendly. The buffet selection was reasonable, but nothing especially exciting. The chocolate fountain was fun, but the selection of items to dip was limited to marshmallows. You could dip some strawberries if you got them from the fruit/salad table which was on the other side of the room. The entrees were tasty, but again nothing extraordinary, mostly the standard breakfast buffet type salads, entrees, desserts, and accompaniments. For a brunch buffet, I think the price was fair.

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3.0Dined on April 28, 2017

I actually would recommend it to someone for whom quiet is a very high priority. The food is good, not great. Not a place for foodies. We used it for a business meeting on a Friday night. The tables are well spaced and the restaurant is rarely full.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2016

My family went for Christmas brunch. The food is ok not much of variety but the prime rib was good. We had fun and will go back in the future

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2.0Dined on December 25, 2016

Went for holiday brunch. Selections limited compared to other brunches I have visited. Most brunches also have breakfast items but this one, because of the holiday perhaps, only had 4-5 meal items (turkey, beef, veal, salmon..). Food was lukewarm at best and nothing special with respect to flavor. Service was very attentive and, if you can believe it, TOO attentive, with multiple servers asking if we wanted coffee or other refills, to the point we were interrupted more often than we should have been. The servers were very pleasant though.
Would not recommend.

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3.0Dined on November 24, 2016

Food was excellent; service could have been better. My greatest disappointment was that even though I mentioned it in making the reservation & again when they called to confirm there was no table set up with a high chair for my 19 month old grandson. We had to wait and the table where they placed us was not great-table for two with a walkway which is where they placed the high chair.

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5.0Dined on September 13, 2016

On our visit, the restaurant was empty. The service was superb as was the food. We were able to have a quiet conversation and a pleasant experience. Parking was below the hotel and plentiful and with the validation, free. Cost was comparable with local restaurants of similar quality of service and food.
I'll use this restaurant many times in the future.

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2.0Dined on August 27, 2016

The restaurant is not anywhere near what one would expect in Palo Alto or even in a good hotel. The staff is friendly but very inexperienced. The food is average. I was asked what temperature I'd like my pork chop, a question often asked at high end restaurants. I said whatever temp it should be for med. the meat came totally over cooked.

I asked what's in the middle of the plate with olive oil. The server cannot answer the question and never came back with a response.

The server broke the cork when opening the wine. She took it to someone who removed the cork behind the kitchen and brought it to serve us. We rejected that bottle.

The restaurant is really sub standard for Palo Alto or for a Westin hotel.

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4.0Dined on June 13, 2016

food was good as I would expect form a Westin property. Cordial service and it was a quiet place for a good discussion where you are not yelling at your table makes to converse. That was the main benefit - good for conversation and actually paying attention and listening.

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4.0Dined on May 15, 2016

We have only dined at Soleil for the Sunday brunch and keep returning, never feeling the need to try any other place. It satisfies in all aspects and we shall continue coming. Great place.

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5.0Dined on May 8, 2016

The Mother's Day brunch was a wonderful experience.

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4.0Dined on March 28, 2016

Soleil is nearly always empty for dinners and brunches on weekends, which means it must stay afloat via its hotel-based meals. Take advantage of its good food, excellent service and wonderful quiet for long, meaningful conversations at an excellent price.

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4.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Restaurant Soleil stepped up its game on Easter Day. Not only was there more to choose from but the quality and taste seemed to be kicked up a notch as well. Succulent lamb at an Easter brunch? Yes and excellent taste. Plenty of vegetables, and seafood. The prices were higher but the enriched feast was worth it.

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3.0Dined on March 27, 2016

Overall their food was good, varieties in the cold appetizers and salads. Hot selection was okay & the carving meat section was also okay. I was a bit disappointed w/ the cheese selections & desserts sections. I believe they had more varieties during
their Mother's Day brunch last year.

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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

The restaurant ambiance for Easter Brunch was very conducive to a comfortable and nice meal. The food selection was superb and the added decorative touches and the Easter Bunny appearance were appreciated. Overall, a very nice start to the day.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2016

Excellent service and excellent food wonderful place to have dinner

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2.0Dined on November 26, 2015

We've had better experience at Left Banks for Thanksgiving dinner and for less.

Ambience: Our table of ten +1 highchair was crammed near the front where the hostess check in podium was and about 2' apart in front of another table. Wouldn't have been a big deal if we didn't have to get in and our seats to get to the buffets. The buffet setup wasn't very fluid. The carving station was on the opposite side of the restaurant in the lobby behind the dessert table. Would've missed it if we didn't see people coming from that side with turkey on their plates.

Service: Our server was very attentive, but the staff supporting to bus the tables were not on par. We had our plates stacked on the table, since they weren't being cleared. We saw a few of them eye our plates, but would pass on by. It got to point where my brother had to practically stand up in front of them and asked "may I hand these to you". Sweet Tomatoes does a better job clearing plates than this restaurant. If you're required to pay an automatic gratuity and tip for a party of 10 does it mean you should expect less service?

Final disappointment of the meal - cold coffee. Who doesn't love a warm cup of coffee with their dessert? We were all excited to have our warm beverage with our sweets only to find out the first sip was cold coffee that must have been sitting in the urn for sometime. We should have known something was off when we saw the half and half coagulating on top. Seems like the cream was out for awhile too.

Would I be super picky about this experience? Nah, if it was Home Town Buffet, but from a Westin hotel restaurant? So yes I think it's fair to have certain expectations from Restaurant Soleil at a price of $55 + per person.

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2.0Dined on November 26, 2015

Having researched my Thanksgiving meal choices I Palo Alto I choose this place only to be extremely disappointed with the subpar food quality. The turkey, mashed potatoes and stuffing was worthy of serving. They all lacked the minimal food quality standards. The service was extraordinary. Carlos and his staff were awesome. My recommendation is to review your food preparation and delivery model that would result in a positive customer experience.

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5.0Dined on November 26, 2015

We dined on thanksgiving. It was the best thanksgiving dinner I've ever had out. Our waiter Albert was the best, he was welcoming and attended to us impeccably. The buffet was excellent. I highly recommend it.

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3.0Dined on October 31, 2015

It is quiet but food was only so-so. My cornish game hen was dessicated. The panna cotta had too much gelatin added. The wine list was very limited.

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5.0Dined on August 27, 2015

The service is outstanding; the food is excellent. Restaurant Soleil is my first choice for lunch in Palo Alto.

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Father's Day brunch was not really anything special. The pasta was tough, the desert selection was minimal. We booked for noon, but they stopped replenishing the dishes, especially the desserts. We did not get what we paid for, so disappointing!

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5.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Father's Day brunch. Fabulous! Attentive service, lavish presentation of the food selections, bottomless champagne glasses.

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2.0Dined on June 21, 2015

Had eggs Benedict. the yolks were hard. The other people in our party had a variety of things all were mediocre.

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5.0Dined on June 16, 2015

I'm glad that I had this experience. My work took my to the Sheraton next door to the Westin and I wandered over after seeing high marks on Open Table. From the hostess, Patricia, the waiter, Chris, and the chef (sorry I forgot his name) it was a personal, fabulous experience. I was treated with friendliness, service excellence and the hanger steak was the best I've ever had. Congratulations!

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5.0Dined on May 23, 2015

. We were celebrating our 23 rd-wedding anniversary and our very attentive server noticed the card my wife had given me gave us very special attention as well a wonderful commentary dessert. Given that was a holiday weekend, the hotel dinning room was was not crowded and very quiet which enhanced our evening. We would definitely return.

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5.0Dined on May 10, 2015

Brunch food selection was very good, with a lot of choices. Service was timely and courteous. It was a great place to bringing elderly parents.

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2015

Best roast salmon I've had in a long time. The wait staff attentive but not overbearing.

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1.0Dined on November 27, 2014

We made reservations for 5 pm on Thanksgiving Day, and we were on time. While we waited, we watched as wait staff scurried around, taking chairs from the lobby area. All the while, the line behind us kept getting longer. After a while, it was painfully obvious that Soleil had overbooked. Finally, at 5:20, we were taken to a tiny table that may have been made from cardboard boxes. When either of us touched the table, it moved like a teeter-totter. Had there been a drink on the table, one of us would surely have worn it home. We stopped a wait person and showed her the table. She frowned and left. We waited another 5 minutes then we left. On our way out the door, I told the lady at the check-in desk that we were leaving. She looked stunned but said nothing. We ended up walking across the parking lot to the Sheraton, where we had a nice, quiet meal.

This is the Bay Area, and a lot of people here don't have relatives close by to celebrate holidays. Consequently, a lot of us plan to eat at a nice restaurant on those days. I don't understand why some restaurants don't plan for that.

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4.0Dined on November 27, 2014

The selection of items for the Thanksgiving brunch was excellent. We especially enjoyed the scallop ceviche, the beet salad and the flank steak (amazingly tender and flavorful). The weakest item was the Brussels sprouts dish which was quite bland. The coffee was excellent. The service was outstanding.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2014

Great holiday buffet. The food is amazing. We go every year for thanksgiving and Christmas

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5.0Dined on November 12, 2014

My favorite spot for lunch. Food and service are extraordinary.

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5.0Dined on November 3, 2014

The food, ambiance and service were very good, and the noise level is very low which was important to us during a business dinner. I would recommend it to anyone who is hard of hearing, for business meals or any occasion where communicating and hearing each other is more important to you than being in a hip in-place full of energy but impossible to hear each other.

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5.0Dined on October 11, 2014

great service. Nice selection. Perfect eggs. We will definitely be back.

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5.0Dined on September 14, 2014

THE FOOD WAS OUTSTANDING. A VERY CLEAN RESTAURANT.

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