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Parkside Grille, Portola Valley, CA

Parkside Grille

4.7
4.7
1550 Reviews
$30 and under
Californian
Rustic Elegance In Beautiful Portola Valley. Nestled Among Towering Redwoods.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (650) 529-9007

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Executive chef

    Juan Zaragoza

  • Catering

    Offering private dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer two Private Rooms which can accommodate up to 55 people.

  • Private party contact

    Bill Petkopoulos: (650) 529-9007

  • Neighborhood

    Portola Valley

  • Cross street

    Westridge

  • Parking details

    Free parking.

  • Entertainment

    Seasonal Live Music.

  • Additional

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

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What 1,550 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.7
4.7 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.7Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Peninsula

    Californian

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  1. T

    bandT

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    Parkside Grille is in a really lovely setting in the redwoods of Portola Valley. The staff is friendly, professional and helpful. Four of us had dinner there. The salmon was mediocre, the ahi was good, the salads were fine and the desserts were tasty. I think that the atmosphere is the real reason to visit this restaurant - and for that reason I'd recommend it. The food is okay/good - but nothing special.
  2. J

    Jessica

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined 4 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A wonderful place to enjoy a relaxed and delicious meal with family and friends. Our meal was a pleasure to eat, I had the Blackened Ahi Tuna and it was perfect! Highly recommend the Parkside Grille, it's a real gem.
  3. MB

    MayB

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 7 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The Staff was wonderful. The food fresh, tasteful. The wine offerings well balanced. As a staple long term place, it has kept up its reputation for friendliness and quality. Hidden gem in this busy area.
  4. m

    matthew

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Highly recommend . Our service was excellent , my skirt steak was delicious, and the room was impeccable
  5. TW

    TreenW

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We celebrated my birthday under the redwoods. I love the menu. Our server was attentive and working hard. The main courses were a tad small in portion, but tasty. The prices, like elsewhere, have risen in recent years, plus my partner said the receipt asked for gratuity of 20%, 25% or 30% - wow!
  6. A

    Anon

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent as always. Attentive staff a and consistently good food.
  7. PF

    PeninsulaF

    San Francisco

    35 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    35 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great evening among the redwoods! We enjoyed our soup starters (tomato puree) and our dinners (lamb chops, salmon, filet mignon). Our apple tart for dessert was also lovely. Thank you!
  8. B

    Bmtcjs

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall1food3service1ambience2
    Well this restaurant is only getting worse unfortunately. Very disappointing, we are locals and we once loved it here and always love to support our local restaurants... but I'm afraid this is one restaurant we will never be coming back too. The service and attention to the patrons is nonexistent.. we had to flag a server for everything, water, bread, dinner. Dinner preparation took forever my son was served first and I had to wait another 15 minutes for my food to be prepared!! so I ate alone so his food would not get cold. When I did receive my dinner it it was rudely placed hard in-front of me. We ate and left very promptly after.
  9. MB

    MangiaBene

    San Francisco

    38 reviews

    5.0

    38 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food, service etc. all excellent. However ... now that they have all the outside space to use, there are too many customers for the parking lot. This leads to having to park out on the road, which is dark, curvy and flat-out dangerous for walking back to the restaurant. Hope they can come up with some way to improve the situation, because we love having dinner with friends there.
  10. BP

    BreezyPoint

    Washington DC

    11 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience3
    Parkside Grill was bustling on Saturday night. Even with the busy kitchen, the food came came out reasonably fast and it was done to perfection. Our table was near the kitchen door, making it feel even busier. We enjoyed the dinner nevertheless.
  11. G

    George

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Awesome as always. Perfect setting, service and great food. Love that Asian skirt steak and tempura avocado. The staff is wonderful Be back!
  12. MM

    MaryM

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a wonderful dining experience. The food, ambiance, and service are the best
  13. WL

    WLBF

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Parkside Grille is severely lacking in air conditioning. I would not recommend on a super hot day such as yesterday or any day this week. Otherwise it is great. I love the avocado tempura dish. Great service.
  14. MS

    MarkS

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We had a pizza as an appitizer and it was the best pizza weve had in years. Staff were very friendly and helpful. All the main courses were outstanding. We will be going back soon.
  15. J

    Judy

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As I said in my last review. It was just perfect! We took our adult son because he was staying with us at SPV, and we had a wonderful experience two nights in a row!
  16. DS

    DavidS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Carla and myself were delighted at your hospitality and effort to make last Saturday evening a special night for both of us. I know we were running a little late but you folks were so understanding and held the table that we requested for our outdoor dining! Thanks again to Bill, Hope and your wonderful staff!!
  17. J

    Judy

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner and the dining experience was superb! The filet mignon was perfectly cooked, the sauce divine and the service excellent!
  18. BC

    BobC

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and exceptional service. Garden setting very comfortable!
  19. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Very good food, but hostess attitude was too aloof for our taste.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tonight we ordered all appetizers and they were superb - thank you!
  21. A

    Agoodeater

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    “Grace period” for arrival was listed @ 5 minutes. All others we frequent are 10-15. @20 minutes BEFORE 5:45 PM received a text table was ready so pulled off road to respond that were on our way as not to lose table. Hostess responded blaming OpenTable…. Very bad form. So we’re seated at worst table on patio. No return here!! Enough more pleasant places to dine for us
  22. PN

    PatsiN

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was our first time at this restaurant & we were there fir our anniversary🥰
  23. PV

    PVRes

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    1.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall1food1service2ambience2
    We have lived in Portola Valley for many years and frequent the Parkside Grille often. We had dinner there recently; I ordered two appetizers, a bowl of tomato soup and the fish tacos, requesting that the tacos be served with the main course. My husband ordered a bun-less, rare burger for his main-course. Five minutes after the soup was served, both the fish tacos and the burger came out. I told the server that I wasn’t ready for the tacos and the burger wasn’t bun-less, so they were both returned to the kitchen. After about ten minutes they brought both dishes back stating that tacos had been freshly made, which wasn’t the case as the tacos were rubbery, the fish had been re-cooked and was now overcooked, greasy and inedible. My husband’s burger was now bun-less but was cold, so he sent this back again. When the burger was returned it had been re-heated, was over-cooked and apparently had a chemical taste. At this point, he noticed that the packing -separation paper was still on the burger and had been cooked along with it. The owner, Bill, came to our table and asked my husband what was going. He explained about his burger (I didn’t get that chance to tell him about my taco experience) and the owner told us not to come back. Needless-to-say, after this treatment we will never go back. Poor food and an even worse owner who doesn’t deserve the patronage he receives.
  24. J

    Jack

    San Francisco

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Lovely restaurant in a beautiful setting. Poached Salmon is outstanding, as is whole wheat pasta dish. Service is very friendly and professional.
  25. s

    striker3232

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food in a lovely, authentic setting in Portola Valley. Redwoods and casual environment, but high quality feel and food. Great service. Highly recommend
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great spinach Caesar salad, super-tender baby-back ribs (on special), crispy thin fries.. Ahhh, heaven! Good service from Gilberto.. Thanks, Parkside Grill!
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious first course (love the pizza with fig) and tasty entrees (salmon, shrimp risotto and beef ragu) - yum. We’ve dined at Parkside Grill many times and it’s consistently wonderful. Can’t wait to return again
  28. BL

    BrettL

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food and service. It’s pricy but worth it. Great setting/location. Must visit if you haven’t been.
  29. s

    sullivan

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Don’t trust open table, you can make a reservation a week in advance for a certain table, and they can call you the day you have reserved it for and inform it’s not available. Very disappointing!
  30. Q

    Qqque

    Hawaii

    12 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 11, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Delightful evening in the redwood grove. Our service team worked very well together and were attentive and kind.
  31. T

    Teresam

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The specials were all delicious as were the fun cocktails. Just wish they were open for lunch! Hint hint.
  32. b

    busybev

    San Francisco

    79 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    79 reviews

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Sunday night might not be their best night. Service was slow, which is not normal. The busser was hussling but our server was out of sight most of the meal. We presumed they were short-staffed. Food was good as usual, but we missed Carlos, the server we always request. He wasn't working last night. :-(
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great first experience at Parkside - will definitely be back regularly
  34. TM

    ToniM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We celebrated my mom's 80th birthday with a splendid meal outdoors - it was perfect! The service was warm and attentive at every step, we had two wonderful bottles of wine, and the food for the party was simply divine. I had to call several times to change the number of our large group, and appreciate Parkside Grille for being so accommodating, patient, and kind in making the event incredibly special. Thank you, Parkside!! Highest recommendation for best special occasion restaurant!
  35. EM

    EileenM

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We love Parkside Grille. Gave for innumerable years.
  36. t

    tdc03

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    Very Good local restaurant. Easy parking, good food
  37. S

    Slicey

    San Francisco

    42 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    42 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They always treat us right at the Parkside. The food and service were excellent. They were very nice to accommodate our reservation change from outside to inside.
  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tasty food, beautifully plated and professionally served. Treat yourself to a fabulous dining experience underneath the redwood trees. Highly recommended
  39. WA

    WandaA

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our dinner was outstanding. Great service and perfect setting.
  40. BD

    BrianD

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    It was our anniversary and when I made the reservation ans specifically wrote this for our “anniversary” but when we arrived I was not asked if I wanted anything special, I was more then willing to pay for. We felt rushed and never saw my waiter again until after a time to order dessert?

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

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

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Parkside Grille using the Order Online button. Parkside Grille also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 529-9007.

Parkside Grille is rated 4.7 stars by 1550 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 17 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
Google Map for Parkside Grille

884 Portola Road A-1, Portola Valley, CA 94028

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Westridge

  • Neighborhood

    Portola Valley

  • Hours of operation

    Dinner Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–8:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–9:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Californian, Mediterranean

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking details

    Free parking.

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Contactless Payment, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Juan Zaragoza

  • Entertainment

    Seasonal Live Music.

  • Additional

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

  • Phone number

    (650) 529-9007

  • Catering

    Offering private dinners.

  • Private party facilities

    We offer two Private Rooms which can accommodate up to 55 people.

  • Private party contact

    Bill Petkopoulos: (650) 529-9007

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