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Restaurant Soleil - Westin Palo Alto

157 reviews
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$30 and under
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  • Great for Brunch (155)
  • Special Occasion (137)
  • Good for Groups (83)
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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Mediterranean, French American, Italian
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Hours of operation
Breakfast: Monday- Saturday: 6:00am - 10:30am
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:00am - 2:00pm
Dinner: Daily: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
Sunday Brunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm
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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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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.
Banquet, Bar/Lounge, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 157 People Are Saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
4.0  based on all time ratings
Noise · Quiet
83% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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😁

WConholiday (Salt Lake City)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipRobert (New York Area)
2.0  Dined 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.

DelicieuseSeeker (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

JoanP (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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

Annie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
3.0  Dined 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.

OpenTable Diner (San Francisco)
5.0  Dined 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.

vipLGfoodie (San Francisco)
2.0  Dined 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.