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Spring/Summer 2010

Visitors Guide

to the midpeninsula

Veronica Weber

Discover where to go to play, dine, shop or relax

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Shop Dine Browse Cafés and restaurants for all moods and budgets An eclectic mix of independent and chain retail Unique movie theaters and entertainment Open and hopping late into the night Safe, friendly and fun

DOWNTOWN PALO ALTO Don’t miss our Saturday Farmers Market, 8-noon between mid-May and mid-December, at Hamilton Ave. and Gilman St., behind the post office, and Farmshop, every Wednesday afternoon, April through October in Lytton Plaza.

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Welcome to Palo Alto Whether you are visiting for business, for pleasure or to attend a conference or other event at Stanford University, you will quickly discover the unusual blend of intellect, innovation, culture and natural beauty that makes Palo Alto so special. The area is home to Nobel Prize winners, Silicon Valley CEOs, venture capital firms, Hewlett-Packard, Facebook and one of the most renowned universities and medical centers in the world.

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While Palo Alto developed as a sleepy college town, the emergence of Stanford University as the leading high technology academic research center in the nation in the 1970s led to hundreds of start-up businesses with connections to Stanford professors and their inventions. Thus Palo Alto became known as the birthplace of Silicon Valley and attracted engineers and others from all over the world to pursue their dreams.

Memorial Auditorium, Stanford University

The Stanford campus itself is the biggest visitor attraction, and visitors could easily spend a day or longer exploring the beautiful (and large) campus.

For our list of 10 sites not to miss while you are visiting, look in the Attractions section. Enjoy!

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But at a minimum any visit should also include a walk or drive through the tree-lined (and some of the costliest in the nation) residential neighborhoods, a walk in the foothills or baylands and some great shopping and eating in the several business districts.

Inside: Attractions...................................... 6 Arts & Entertainment................10 Shopping....................................... 15 Stanford......................................... 17 Recreation..................................... 18 Getting Around/Safety............ 19 Map..................................................20 Dining.............................................22 The Palo Alto Visitors Center is co-located with the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce at 122 Hamilton Ave. in downtown Palo Alto. The Visitors Center is staffed seven days a week from 10 a.m. until 6 p.m. and may be reached at 650-327-2344. The center has useful brochures and other materials and can assist with answering questions and addressing special or unusual needs of visitors.

Visitors Guide is a special project of the Palo Alto Weekly. Copyright Š2010 by Embarcadero Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

Veronica Weber

Destination Palo Alto (www.destinationpaloalto.com) offers much more information about where to go and what to do while visiting Palo Alto.

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attractions The Palo Alto and Stanford area offers things to do for all ages and interests. Our favorite recommendations for out-of-town visitors are listed below. The numbers shown in ( ) are the location markers on the center-fold map.

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A trip to the Stanford University campus is the highlight for most visitors, where attractions include Hoover Tower, Memorial Church (see page 17), Cantor Arts Center, Rodin Sculpture Garden and a central campus bustling with activity.

Hoover Tower (5)

Stanford University; 650-723-2053; www.stanford. edu/dept/visitorinfo/plan/guides/hoover.html Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-4:30 p.m., closed during finals and academic breaks Visible to all the surrounding areas, Hoover Tower is a landmark to Stanford students, faculty, alumni and the local communities. The 285-foot tower offers spectacular views of Stanford campus, the Foothills and the Bay Area from its observation deck. A student tour guide is available to point out important landmarks and sights. Finished in 1941 to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, the landmark is part of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. The breathtaking views and historical background makes a visit to Hoover Tower a truly one-of-a-kind Palo Alto experience.

Cantor Arts Center (4)

328 Lomita Drive (at Museum Way); 650-723-4177; www.museum.stanford.edu The Stanford family created the museum to display their personal collection of objects of art and cultural interest; now, the museum’s collections are devoted to a wide range of art, from 19th-century American drawings to contemporary sculptures. While at the Center, visitors should be sure to visit Stanford’s outdoor sculptures: the Rodin Sculpture Garden, which houses the largest collection of Auguste Rodin sculptures outside of Paris, the New Guinea Sculpture Garden as well as numerous pieces throughout the campus. Admission to the museum is free, and visitors can take advantage of docent tours, lectures, gallery talks, special events, the bookstore, and the cafe overlooking the sculpture gardens.

HP Garage (7)

367 Addison Ave., Palo Alto Known as the Birthplace of Silicon Valley, the HP garage is a symbol of innovation and entrepreneurism. College friends Bill Hewlett and Dave Packard purchased the garage in 1938 as a workspace to develop their own company, which has become one of the most successful in the country. The modest building served as a research lab and a development and manufacturing workshop. However, as the company grew, the garage was quickly outgrown and the company moved to a larger headquarters. The property is currently listed on the National Register of Historic Places. Although the garage is not open for public tours, feel free to observe from the street and imagine the pioneers of the electronics revolution chasing their innovative dream.

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Computer History Museum (10)

1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; 650-810-1010; www.computerhistory.org Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history, the Computer History Museum houses one of the largest international collections of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents, and software. Through online and physical exhibits, visitors can discover the worldwide impact of the computing revolution on the human experience. While some of the online exhibits complement physical exhibits, most are independent from each other and provide the visitor with unique information on computers. The museum is free to the public and offers docent led tours throughout the afternoon.

Sunset Magazine Gardens (3)

80 Willow Road, Menlo Park; 650-321-3600; www.sunset.com/garden If you are the home-gardening type, you won’t want to miss a visit to the famous Sunset Magazine Garden. Located at Sunset Magazine’s headquarters in nearby Menlo Park, the display garden offers a glimpse of architecture and foliage from the major climate zones of the West. The garden contains a 1.2-acre lawn, four designated areas representing the Northwest, Northern California, Central California, and the Southwest Desert and Southern California regions, and a 3,000-squarefoot test area. The entire display garden is open for free, self-guided tours, weekdays 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

Gamble Garden (8)

1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto; 650-329-1356; www.gamblegarden.org Willed to the city of Palo Alto by Elizabeth F. Gamble in 1981, the 2.3-acre Gamble Garden Center features a 1902 Colonial/Georgian Revival house and formal, working, and demonstration gardens. The historic property is now a nonprofit community horticultural foundation, and places an emphasis on education as well as aesthetic beauty. The demonstration gardens include an herb garden and cutting beds. The estate also includes a carriage house, teahouse, tool house, greenhouse and a gazebo. Conveniently located and open to the public at no charge during daylight hours, a visit to Gamble Garden Center is always a relaxing experience.

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PLACES OF WORSHIP AMERICAN BAPTIST First Baptist Church, Palo Alto 305 No. California Ave. @ Bryant 650-327-0561 Rev. Dr. Rick Mixon Worship 10am, Adult Forum 11:15 am www.fbc-paloalto.org

LUTHERAN Bethany Lutheran Church 1095 Cloud Ave., Menlo Park 650-854-5897 Pastor Jon Coyne & Pastor Tom Norris Sun. 9:30 a.m. www.bethany-mp.org

CHRISTIAN SCIENCE First Church of Christ, Scientist 3045 Cowper St., Palo Alto 94306 650-493-7870 Church 10am, Sunday School 10am Wed., Testimony meeting 7:30pm 1st & 3rd Wed., Noon Calif Ave RR Reading Room: 459 California Ave 327-1642 www.cspaloalto.org

MULTI-FAITH / NONDENOMINATIONAL Stanford Memorial Church 450 Serra Mall, Stanford CA 94305 650-723-1762 Rev. Scotty McLennan, Dean, Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Rev. Joanne Sanders University Public Worship, Sun. 10am Compline Sun. 9 pm (academic year) Labyrinth, Fridays, 8 am - 1 pm http://religiouslife.stanford.edu

EPISCOPAL All Saints’ Episcopal Church 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 650-322-4528 Rev. Sherridan Harrison Sun. 8:00am & 10:30am with Choir Established in 1892 www.asaints.org St. Bede’s Episcopal Church 2650 Sand Hill Rd., Menlo Park 650-854-6555 The Rev. Dr. Katherine M. Lehman Sun. 8am and 10:15am www.stbedesmenlopark.org

PRESBYTERIAN First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto (PC USA) 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto 94301 650-325-5659 The Rev. W. Robert Martin III Check our website for Sunday schedule. www.fprespa.org

ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Thomas Aquinas Parish The Catholic Community of Palo Alto 3290 Middlefield Rd., PA 94306 650-494-2496 Rev. George Aranha, Pastor St. Thomas Aquinas, 751 Waverly St St. Albert The Great, 1095 Channing Ave Our Lady of the Rosary, 3233 Cowper St. www.paloaltocatholic.org UNITED CHURCH OF CHRIST First Congregational Church United Church of Christ 1985 Louis Rd., Palo Alto 650-856-6662 Rev. David Howell, Pastor Rev. Eileen Altman, Associate Minister Sunday Worship & Church School 10:00am www.fccpa.org REFORM SYNAGOGUE Congregation Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 650-943-4661 Rabbi: Janet Marder Service times vary: Generally, Fridays at 6:15pm; Saturday mornings at 10:30am. Call to confirm. http://www.betham.org

To include your place of worship in this directory e-mail Blanca Yoc at byoc@paweekly.com or call (650) 223-6596

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Filoli Estate & Gardens (1)

86 Cañada Road, Woodside; 650-364-8300; www.filoli.org Standing for Fight, Love, Live, Filoli Gardens is one of the most magnificent remaining country estates and gardens of the early 20th century. The 43-room estate, built for Mr. and Mrs. William Bourne in 1917, allows visitors to enjoy a collection of 17th- and 18th-century antiques. The spectacular gardens, made up of terraces, pathways, pools, lawns, foliage, trees and flower beds, are perfectly groomed and ever-changing based on the time of year. The gardens are most known for their collection of more than 500 varieties of roses.

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East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; Interpretive Center: 650-329-2506; Baylands Preserve: 650-617-3156 The Baylands protects some of the last remaining salt-marsh and mud-flat habitats on the West Coast. It offers excellent birding year round. Wintertime high tides bring bird watchers from around the world. In the spring and fall, the Baylands is a prime stopover or destination for birds traveling on the Pacific route of their migration flyway.

Stanford Dish Walk (6)

Hours: Sunrise to sunset (from 6-6:30 a.m. to 5:30-8 p.m. depending on the season) Rain or shine, you’ll find hundreds of locals and Stanford students walking or jogging the trail at The Dish, named after the large old radio-telescope used for research in the Stanford foothills and visible from throughout the area. The paved trail climbs the hills and offers spectacular views of the Peninsula, the campus and the coastal mountains. The main loop trail is 3.5 miles and takes about an hour and 15 minutes to walk. Most visitors park on Stanford Avenue, then enter through the gate at Junipero Serra Boulevard. No dogs or bicycles are allowed.

Allied Arts Guild (2)

75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park; 650-322-2405; www.alliedartsguild.org Located in nearby Menlo Park, the Allied Arts Guild is an oasis of shops, gardens, artists’ studios and a cafe. A favorite spot for visitors, the historic site has carried out the founders’ original vision of a European-style crafts guild and created a lovely environment to shop, eat and relax. The Guild houses numerous studios and shops of various artists, ranging from furniture repair to pottery making. The Artisan Shop sells handmade art and is operated solely for the benefit of critically ill children at the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital. Visitors can also enjoy lunch at the charming cafe with a view of the gardens.

Other attractions

Kids will enjoy the Palo Alto Junior Museum and Zoo (http://friendsjmz.org/), the small Museum of American Heritage (www.moah.org) in downtown Palo Alto, the Hiller Aviation Museum (www.hiller.org) in San Carlos, and Great America (www.pgathrills.com/#actions), an amusement park located about 10 minutes south of Palo Alto on Highway 101 in Santa Clara.

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arts & entertainment Theater, music and opera are alive and well in Palo Alto, with performances nearly every night of the week:

the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road. Call 650-424-9999 or visit www.wbopera.org.

Palo Alto Players, which brings works from Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond, performs at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, including “Rent” (April 23-May 9) and “Utopia” (June 11-27). Call 650-329-0891 or visit www. paplayers.org.

Stanford Lively Arts brings in world-class musicians and dancers. Upcoming programs include the St. Lawrence String Quartet (April 18); Hal Holbrook in “Mark Twain Tonight!” (April 27); and Laurie Anderson’s “Delusion” (May 5). Call 650-725-ARTS (2787) or visit livelyarts.stanford.edu.

TheatreWorks, a nationally acclaimed theater of Silicon Valley under the direction of Robert Kelley, presents dramas, comedies and musicals year-round at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., and at the Lucie Stern Theatre, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, including “Sunsets and Margaritas” (through April 4); “To Kill a Mockingbird” (April 7-May 2); and “Opus” (June 2-27). Call 650-463-1950 or visit www.theatreworks.org.

Stanford Jazz Festival is held June-August. For festival lineup call 650-736-0324 or 650-725-ARTS or visit www.stanfordjazz.org.

Palo Alto Children’s Theatre, the oldest theater by and for children in the United States, performs at Lucie Stern Community Center, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Call 650-463-4930 or visit www.cityofpaloalto. org/childrenstheatre. West Bay Opera, Palo Alto’s own opera company, will stage “La traviata” by Guiseppe Verdi (May 21-30) at TO W

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shopping In addition to the world-renowned Stanford Shopping Center (hours: Mon.-Fri. 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sat. 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sun. 11 a.m.-6 p.m., www.stanfordshop. com), Palo Alto features a vibrant downtown shopping district (see parking, page 19), a quieter but popular shopping and restaurant district centered around California Avenue just south of the Stanford campus, and Town & Country Village, a specialty center on El Camino Real across from Stanford Stadium. Visitors will find cafes and a wide variety of restaurants in all four shopping areas, as well as in neighboring downtowns of Menlo Park, Los Altos and Mountain View. Downtown Palo Alto is very crowded on Friday and Saturday nights, when restaurant reservations are advised and parking can be difficult. Many downtown retailers are open in the evenings to cater to the bar and restaurant crowd. California Avenue features a large number of good restaurants popular with local residents. Major grocery and drug stores are conveniently located. One of the biggest Safeway stores in the entire chain is located on El Camino Real in Menlo Park, less than a mile from the Palo Alto border. Whole Foods has locations in downtown Palo Alto and just south of Palo Alto in Los Altos, and Mollie Stone’s operates a full-service market & deli on California Avenue. CVS Pharmacy has locations in Town & Country Village, on University Avenue in downtown Palo Alto, and in the Midtown shopping area on Middlefield Road south of Oregon Expressway. Walgreens has locations on University Avenue, in Midtown, on El Camino in Palo Alto, and in downtown Menlo Park.

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Both downtown Palo Alto and the California Avenue business district hold popular farmers markets, featuring live music, local produce and artisan foods. Downtown’s market is on Saturday mornings from May 8 to Dec. 18 from 8 a.m. to noon and is held in the parking lot behind the post office at Hamilton Avenue and Gilman Street. The market on California Avenue closes down several blocks and is held on Sunday mornings year-round between 9 a.m. and 1 p.m.

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s t a n f o r d uni v e r s i t y The Stanford University campus is one of the largest and most beautiful in the country and deserves a visit regardless of the reason for your stay in the Palo Alto area. Guided one-hour walking tours leave every day at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. from the Stanford Visitors Center, 295 Galvez St. (at Campus Drive); 650-723-2560 — Visitor Information Services; visitorinformation.stanford. edu. Learn more about Stanford’s history, architecture, landmarks and art by downloading a Podcast Tour at www.stanford.edu/dept/visitorinfo.

The non-denominational Memorial Church (450 Serra Mall; 650-723-3469; www.stanford.edu/group/religiouslife/memchu.html) is generally open each week day. Visitors may explore the art and architecture Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m., with docent tours every Friday at 2 p.m. and the last Sunday of the month at 11:15 a.m. Services, events and weddings can make access on weekends difficult, but a weekly ecumenical worship featuring choir and organ music is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and open to the public. For a great view of the entire campus and Palo Alto, take the elevator up to the top of 285-foot tall Hoover Tower, the university’s most visible landmark and just a short walk from the Quad. Admission to the tower observation deck (daily 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; closed during academic recess) is $2 for adults, $1 for children and seniors. The Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace, at the corner of Serra and Galvez streets, offers free exhibits on President Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry Hoover and rotating exhibits that focus on library and archival holdings in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, adjacent to Hoover Tower (Tue-Sat 11 a.m.-4 p.m.). www.hoover.org

Art and architecture

Art lovers will find many great Stanford resources, but be sure and visit the Cantor Arts Center (see page 6) and the adjacent Rodin Sculpture Garden, with the largest collection of Rodin bronzes outside Paris. The Cantor, which offers free admission, is a popular cultural resource for the entire region. While on campus, don’t miss the Stanford Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden (Santa Teresa Street, off Campus Drive West), near Roble Hall, or pick up an Outdoor Art Tour, leaving from the Cantor Arts Center.

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If you are short on time, the formal and most dramatic entrance is from Palm Drive, which approaches the Oval, the Main Quadrangle and Memorial Church from the east and downtown Palo Alto. The Quad is the academic center of the university, with various departments having their classrooms and offices throughout the perimeter.

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Architecture fans may try to visit Hanna House, designed by Frank Lloyd Wright, based on a hexagonal module. Reservations are required, for those 12 years and older for tours offered the first and third Sunday at 11 a.m., 11:15 a.m. and 11:30 a.m., and the second and fourth Thursday at 2 p.m., 2:15 p.m. and 2:30 p.m. Cost is $10 plus $5 parking fee. Call Alana at 650-725-8352 or visit http://hannahousetours.stanford.edu.

Sports

Stanford’s intercollegiate athletic program is the toprated in the nation, and visitors can usually choose from among multiple sports events every weekend when school is in session. For up-to-date information see the Stanford Athletics website (www.gostanford. com), call 800-STANFORD (800-782-6367) or visit PA Sports Online (www.PAsportsonline.com). Stanford athletics venues are all located at the eastern side of the campus, a short walk from Town & Country Village at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road.

Parking

Pay parking is available daily between 8 a.m. and 4 p.m., either in coin-metered spaces ($1.50 per hour) or Pay and Display lots. Machines at lots accept credit cards, cash or coins. Visitor day permits can be purchased for $12 at 340 Bonair Siding, Stanford. The two closest lots to 295 Galvez St., a starting point for campus tours, are on the corner of Galvez Street and Nelson Road, and Galvez Street and Memorial Way. Other lots are scattered around the periphery of campus. Call 650-723-9362. Stanford’s gateway website www.stanford.edu provides detailed information on the university and links to help visitors and prospective students.

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recreation The Palo Alto area offers recreational opportunities for almost every interest, from the casual walker to those looking for serious hiking, biking, golfing, tennis and other activities. Immensely popular among locals and visitors, walkers and runners, is the Stanford “Dish” loop (see page 8), a paved path winding through the Stanford foothills with tremendous views of the university, Palo Alto and the entire Peninsula. The Baylands Nature Preserve (see page 8), located at the end of Embarcadero Road, offers miles of flat walking trials that allow visitors to explore the area’s extensive wildlife habitat. A staffed visitor’s center has exhibits and a boardwalk extending into the bay and the nearby duck pond is a fun place for younger kids. The Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, in the foothills beyond Stanford, has a small unstaffed visitor’s center with exhibits and a network of easy trails ideal for one- to two-hour hikes.

Golfers will find Palo Alto’s popular full-length 18hole, 6,800-yard Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course (1875 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; 650-856-0881; www.cityofpaloalto.org), located next to the Baylands at the end of Embarcadero Road, both challenging and affordable. The facility includes a club house, driving range, putting green and practice bunker. Those with a connection to Stanford (alumni or parents) are able to play (with some restrictions and at resort-level green fees) at the Stanford Golf Course (198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford; 650-323-0944 for golf course, 650-323-9516 for driving range; http://stanfordgolfcourse.com), a beautiful and long course that is operated by the university for its faculty and students and the private members who wait years on a waiting list to join. Mountain View’s Shoreline Links (2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; 650-903-4653; www. ci.mtnview.ca.us), also located in the baylands, is another good option. Public tennis courts in Palo Alto are generally well maintained and easy to get on. Most convenient to hotels are courts at Palo Alto High School (enter from 25 Churchill Ave.) and at Rinconada Park on Embarcadero Road at Newell. Both are lit at night. There are many courts on the Stanford campus, but you risk getting kicked off if you have no university affiliation. The Palo Alto area prides itself on accommodating and encouraging bike riding, and riders of all levels take advantage of nearby rural areas and hills. The most popular rides use Arastradero, Alpine, Portola and Sand Hill roads to create loops of different lengths. Skilled riders wanting to devote several hours or all day ride up to Skyline Boulevard and down to the coast and

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Casual walkers with an interest in history and architecture will enjoy one of several historical walks around Palo Alto residential neighborhoods that date back to the late 1800s and early 1900s. Historic preservation is a big part of Palo Alto’s culture, and historic home tours take place a number of times each year. Palo Alto Stanford Heritage offers self-guided tours through its website at www.pastheritage.org.

Walkers often take to the loop trail behind Stanford, called ‘The Dish.’

back. Mountain View’s Shoreline Lake, located in the baylands just south of Palo Alto (and interconnected with the Palo Alto Baylands via trails), offers sail, paddle and rowboat rentals, as well as a cafe, picnicking and walking trails. Both Palo Alto and Menlo Park offer lap-swimming through their municipal pools — Rinconada Pool (777 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; 650-463-4914; www.cityofpaloalto.org) and Burgess Memorial Pool (501 Laurel St., Menlo Park; 650-328-7946; www.menloswim. com). But if you’re up for sun paddling, windsurfing or renting pedalboats, rowboats, canoes or kayaks, the Shoreline Aquatic Center (Shoreline Lake, 3160 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mtn. View; 650-965-7474; www.shorelinelake.com) is the destination. While Palo Alto is located between the Bay and foothills, the Pacific Ocean and the beach are only a 45minute drive. The coast is often foggy and cold, however, especially in the summer, so your escape from the summer heat in Palo Alto may be more refreshing than you planned. If you want to mix some shopping, eating and beach walking, your best bet is to head for Half Moon Bay.

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getting around Palo Alto and Stanford are served by a transportation network that includes the regional Caltrain (800660-4287; for hearing impaired TDD 650-508-6448. www.caltrain.com) system, which operates frequent trains up and down the Peninsula between San Francisco and San Jose, the free Stanford Marguerite shuttle bus (650-723-9362. transportation.stanford. edu) service, local taxis (Yellow Cab Company, 650342-1234) and an extensive network of pedestrian and bike paths.

Parking in Palo Alto

Parking in most downtown Palo Alto lots is free for two hours (and parking garages for three hours) during weekdays and Saturdays, after which a car is not allowed to re-park in the same “color zone” the rest of the day. It can be very difficult to find parking in the evening, especially on Friday and Saturday nights. A number of the better restaurants offer valet parking.

Parking on Campus See page 17.

safety & emergencies Palo Alto is an extremely safe community and other than obvious precautions when out late at night, visitors should feel comfortable freely exploring the city without concern for their safety. Use common sense and extra care when using the pedestrian tunnels at the train stations, and avoid walking alone at night. Downtown Palo Alto is a vibrant night spot that attracts many out-of-towners and a generally harmless homeless population, so some additional care is warranted late at night. Urgent medical care is accessible from either the Urgent Care department at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (located at 795 El Camino, between Town & Country Village and the Westin Hotel — adults, 650321-412; pediatric 650-853-2958) or the emergency room at Stanford University Hospital, (300 Pasteur Drive — located at the back of the hospital off of Quarry Road; 650-723-5111.) Follow “Emergency” signs posted on streets in the area. If you have a non-life-threatening medical problem go to Palo Alto Medical Foundation Urgent Care. You’ll

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While most visitors arrive by car, it is feasible to land at either San Francisco or San Jose airports, connect to nearby Caltrain stations in Millbrae and Santa Clara (via BART at SFO and shuttle bus at San Jose) and arrive at the downtown Palo Alto train station. From there, the Marguerite Shuttle provides service to various locations on the Stanford campus and to selected other stops in Palo Alto. The Sheraton and Westin hotels are both located next to the train station. Airport van shuttle services regularly operate from both airports to Palo Alto and Stanford. Several parking structures are located just off University Avenue, which makes evening parking in Palo Alto much easier.

get quicker attention and excellent care. No appointments are available except for pediatric urgent care, where they are strongly advised. Hours are 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. every day of the year. The Stanford Hospital emergency room (open 24 hours) functions as a regional trauma center, so there can be long delays for patients with non-emergency conditions. The closest Kaiser Permanente Medical Center is located at 1150 Veterans Blvd., Redwood City (650-299-2000). Dialing 911 for a medical emergency in Palo Alto or at Stanford will result in a response from Palo Alto Fire Department paramedics, which will transport patients to the Stanford emergency room. For after-hours prescriptions, there are several 24-hour pharmacies, including Walgreens, 4170 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, 650-858-1898, or 121 El Camino Real, Mountain View, 650-961-7555; and Safeway, 525 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, 650-326-5640.

Pet emergencies

Pet emergencies can be dealt with at the South Peninsula Veterinary Emergency Clinic, 3045 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto (650-494-1461) or Adobe Animal Hospital, 396 First St., Los Altos (650-948-9661).

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Bella Luna (34) www.bellaluna.org 233 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-1846

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Bistro 412 (18) www.b4twelve.com 412 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-326-7183

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Calafia Cafe & Market a-Go-Go (4) www.calafiapaloalto.com 855 El Camino Real, Suite 130, Palo Alto 650-322-9200

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California Pizza Kitchen (58) www.cpk.com 531 Cowper St., Palo Alto 650-323-7332

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Cheesecake Factory (46) www.cheesecakefactory.com 375 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-473-9622

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China Delight Restaurant (20) 461 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-326-6065

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Coconuts (28) www.coconutspaloalto.com 642 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-329-9533

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Darbar Indian Cuisine (12) www.darbarcuisine.com 129 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-6688

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Empire Grill & Tap Room (26) 651 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-321-3030

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Evvia (17) www.evvia.net 420 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-326-0983

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Gordon Biersch Brewing Company (24) www.gordonbiersch.com 640 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-7723

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Han Fine Korean Cuisine (54) 452 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-2555

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Hobee’s (2) www.hobees.com/stanford.html Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-327-4111

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Hyderabad House hyderabadihouse.com 448 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-3455

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Il Fornaio Cucina Italiana (59) www.ilfornaio.com 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto 650-853-3888

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Janta Indian Cuisine (48) www.jantaindianrestaurant.com 369 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-462-5903

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Jing Jing (19) www.jingjingonline.com 443 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-328-6885

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Bangkok Cuisine (49) www.bangkokcuisine.com 407 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-6533

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Joya Restaurant & Lounge (45) www.joyarestaurant.com 339 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-9800

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Junnoon (14) www.junnoon.com 150 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-329-9401

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Kan Zeman (37) www.kanzeman.com 274 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5245

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Kanpai Sushi (47) 330 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-325-2696

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Kirk’s Steakburgers (6) www.kirks-steakburgers.com Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-326-6159

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Korean BBQ Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-321-4730

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Krung Siam Thai Cuisine (52) 423 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-5900

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La Morenita (27) 800 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-329-1727

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La Strada Ristorante Italiano (43) www.lastradapaloalto.com 335 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-324-8300

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Loui Loui Steak (53) www.louilouisteak.com 473 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-2900

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LuLu’s Town & Country www.lulusmexicanfood.com 855 El Camino Real, Suite 49, Palo Alto 650-327-8226

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MacArthur Park (9) www.macarthurparkpaloalto.com 27 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-9990

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Mandarin Gourmet (35) www.mandaringourmet-paloalto.com 420 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-328-8898

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Mango Caribbean Restaurant & Bar (60) www.mangocaribbean.com 435 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-324-9443

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Mantra (23) www.mantrapaloalto.com 632 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-322-3500

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Mayfield Bakery & Cafe (3) www.mayfieldbakery.com 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-853-9200

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Mediterranean Wraps (36) www.kanzeman.com 209 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5245

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Miyake (13) 140 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-9449

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Nola (33) www.nolas.com 535 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-328-2722

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Old Pro Sports Grill (32) 541 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-326-1446

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Osteria (30) www.osteriapaloalto.com 247 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5700

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Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Downtown (22) 566 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-3131

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Pampas (11) www.pampaspaloalto.com 529 Alma St., Palo Alto 650-327-1323

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Pasta ? (41) www.pastaq.com 326 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-4585

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Patxi’s Chicago Pizza www.patxispizza.com 441 Emerson, Palo Alto 650-473-9999

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Pluto’s (55) www.plutosfreshfood.com/ 482 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-1556

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Rangoon (40) 565 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-325-8146

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Reposado (29) www.reposadorestaurant.com 236 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-833-3151

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The Rose & Crown wwww.myspace.com/roseandcrown 547 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-327-ROSE

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Rudy’s Pub 117 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-329-0922

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Scott’s Seafood Grill & Bar (1) www.scottsseafoodpa.com Town and Country Village, Palo Alto 650-323-1555

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Lavanda (16) www.lavandarestaurant.com 185 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-3514

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SliderBarCafe (42) www.sliderbarcafe.com 324 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-7300

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Spot A Pizza www.spotpizza.com 115 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-324-3131

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Sprout Cafe (15) www.cafesprout.com 168 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-7688

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St. Michael’s Alley (10) www.stmikes.com 140 Homer Av., Palo Alto 650-326-2530

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Sushi House (5) Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-321-3453

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Tai Pan (61) www.taipanpaloalto.com 560 Waverley St., Palo Alto 650-329-9168

Chinese

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Tamarine Restaurant (57) www.tamarinerestaurant.com 546 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-325-8500

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Thaiphoon (21) www.thaiphoonrestaurant.com 543 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-7700

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Three Seasons Restaurant (38) www.threeseasonsrestaurant.com 518 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-838-0353

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University Cafe 271 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-5301

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Vero Ristorante (39) www.veroristorante.com 530 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-325-8376

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Village Cheese House Town and Country Village, Palo Alto 650-326-9251

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Vino Locale (51) 431 Kipling St, Palo Alto 650-328-0450

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Westin Restaurant Soleil (7) www.starwoodhotels.com 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-321-4422

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Zao Noodle Bar www.zao.com 261 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-1988

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Zibibbo (50) www.zibibborestaurant.com 430 Kipling St., Palo Alto 650-328-6722

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Shokolaat Restaurant (56) www.shokolaat.com 516 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-289-0719

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Siam Royal (44) www.siamroyalthai.com 338 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-329-8129

Sheraton’s Poolside Grill (8) www.starwoodhotels.com 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-328-2800

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Baume (3) www.baumerestaurant.com 201 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-8899

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Bistro Elan (13) 448 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-0284

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Cafe Brioche (11) www.cafebriochepaloalto.com 445 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-8640

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Cafe Pro Bono (7) www.cafeprobonorestaurant.com 2437 Birch St., Palo Alto 650-326-1626

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Joanie’s Cafe (12) 447 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-6505

American

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La Bodeguita del Medio (14) www.labodeguita.com 463 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-7762

Cajun and Caribbean

Mac’s by the Tracks Barbeque (2) 109 California Ave., Palo Alto 650-329-9301

Miscellaneous

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The Oaxacan Kitchen (5) www.theoaxacankitchen.com 2323 Birch St., Palo Alto 650-321-8003

Mexican

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Olive Garden (18) www.olivegarden.com 2515 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-326-5673

Italian

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Palo Alto Sol (9) www.paloaltosol.com 408 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-8840

Mexican

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Peking Duck (17) 2310 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-856-3338

Chinese

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Printers Cafe (6) 320 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-3347

Cafes and Sandwich

$

Spalti Ristorante (10) www.spalti.com 417 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-9390

Italian

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Sundance Steakhouse (15) www.sundancethesteakhouse.com 1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-321-6798

American

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Wahoo’s Fish Taco (16) www.wahoos.com 2305 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-330-1144

Mexican

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Caffe Riace (1) www.cafferiace.com 200 Sheridan Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-0407

Italian

The Counter (8) www.thecounterburger.com 369 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-3900

Burgers

Illusions Fayrouz Dining & Entertainment (4) www.illusionssuperclub.com 260 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-6464

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Baja Fresh www.bajafresh.com 3990 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-424-8599

Mexican

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Buck’s of Woodside www.buckswoodside.com 3062 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-8010

American

California Cafe www.californiacafe.com 700 Welch Road, Palo Alto 650-325-2233

California Cuisine

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Cibo www.cibopaloalto.com 3400 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-493-2411

California Cuisine

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Dinah’s Poolside Grill www.dinahshotel.com 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-493-4542

American

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The Fish Market www.thefishmarket.com 3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-493-9188

Seafood

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar www. flemingssteakhouse.com Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 650-329-8457

American

Fuki Sushi www.fukisushi.com 4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-494-9383

Japanese

John Bentley’s www.johnbentleys.com 2991 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-4988

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Max’s Opera Cafe www.maxsworld.com 711 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 650-323-6364

American

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Ming’s www.mings.com 1700 Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto 650-856-7700

Chinese

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PF Chang’s China Bistro www.pfchangs.com 900 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 650-330-1782

Chinese

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Pizza Chicago www.pizzachicago.com 4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-424-9400

Italian

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Quattro at the Four Seasons www.quattrorestaurant.com 2050 University Ave, East Palo Alto 650-353-2291

Italian

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Straits Cafe www.straitscafepaloalto.com 3295 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-494-7168

Singaporean

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Trader Vic’s www.tradervicspaloalto.com 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-849-9800

Polynesian

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The Village Pub www.thevillagepub.net 2967 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-9888

American

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Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria (25) www.amicis.com 880 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-329-8888

Pizza

Angelo Mio (23) 820 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-323-3665

$$$

Kid friendly

Price

Outdoor seating

$$$

Best Of Winner

Reservations

Italian

Cuisine

Bar

Dinner

Babbo’s 717 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 650-321-1488

For complete restaurant listings visit: www.DestinationPaloAlto.com

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Bistro Vida (16) www.bistrovidamp.com 641 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-462-1686

French

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British Bankers Club (9) www.britishbankersclub.com 1090 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-327-8769

British

$$$

Brunello Ristorante Italiano (17) 651-H Maloney Lane, Menlo Park 650-328-2778

Italian

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Menlo Park

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Mexican

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Cafe Silan (24) 867 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-326-5404

Mediterranean and Persian

$$

Carpaccio (21) www.carpaccios.com 1120 Crane St., Menlo Park 650-322-1211

Italian

$$$

Cedro Ristorante www.cedroristorante.com 1020 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-322-3376

Italian

$$$

Cook’s Seafood 751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-325-0604

Seafood

$$

Crepes Cafe (3) www.crepescafe.com 1195 Merrill St., Menlo Park 650-473-0506

Cafes and Sandwich

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Duck Club Restaurant stanfordparkhotel.com 100 El Camino Real in the Stanford Park Hotel, Menlo Park 650-322-1234

Continental

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Dutch Goose 3567 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park 650-854-3245

Burgers

Flea St. Cafe www.cooleatz.com 3607 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park 650-854-1226

California Cuisine

$$$

Gambardella’s (2) www.gambardellasrestaurant.com 1165 Merrill St., Menlo Park 650-323-6730

Italian

$$$

Gombei Japanese 1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-329-1799

Japanese

$$$

Iberia (1) www.IberiaRestaurant.com 1026 Alma St., Menlo Park 650-325-8981

Miscellaneous

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Jeffrey’s Hamburgers (13) 888 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-322-1959

Burgers

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Juban (19) www.jubanrestaurant.com 712 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-473-6458

Japanese

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Kaygetsu 325 Sharon Park Drive, Menlo Park 650-234-1084

Japanese

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Cafe Borrone (12) www.cafeborrone.com 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-327-0830

Cafes and Sandwich

Cafe Del Sol Restaurant (18) 1010 Doyle St., Menlo Park 650-326-2501

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Left Bank Brasserie (15) www.leftbank.com 635 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-473-6543

French

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LuLu’s on the Alameda www.lulusonthealameda.com 3539 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park 650-854-8226

Mexican

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Marche (26) www.restaurantmarche.com 898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-324-9092

French

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Marqs (22) www.marqsinmenlo.com 1143 Crane St., Menlo Park 650-853-1143

California Cuisine

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Mike’s Cafe Menlo Park 150 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park 650-321-7377

American

$$$

Naomi Sushi (5) www.naomisushi.com 1328 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-321-6902

Japanese

$$

Oak City Bar and Grill (11) www.oakcitybarandgrill.com 1029 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-321-6882

American

$$$

The Oasis www.theoasisbeergarden.com 241 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-326-8896

Burgers

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Shiok! (20) www.shiokkitchen.com 1137 Chestnut St., Menlo Park 650-838-9448

Singaporean

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Stacks(7) www.stacksrestaurant.com 600 Santa Cruz Ave, Menlo Park 650-838-0066

American

$$

Su Hong Restaurant (10) www.suhong.com 1039 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-323-6852

Chinese

$$$

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Reservations

Brunch

Sultana (6) 1149 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-322-4343

Mediterranean and Persian

$$

Tenfu Chinese Restaurant (4) 1352 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-323-6134

Chinese

$$

Tokyo Subway (14) 605 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-325-9399

Japanese

$$

Trellis (8) www.trellisrestaurant.com 1077 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-326-9028

Italian

$$$

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Mountain View Amarin Thai Cuisine (5) www.amarinthaicuisine.com 174 Castro St., Mountain View 650-988-9323

Thai

$$

Amber India www.amber-india.com 2290 El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-968-7511

Indian

$$

Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria (23) www.amicis.com 790 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-6666

Pizza

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Bangkok Spoon www.waiter.com/bangkok 702 Villa St., Mountain View 650-968-2038

Thai

$$

Bella Fresca www.bellafrescafoods.com 47 Easy St., Mountain View 650-961-0399

Italian

$$$

Cafe Baklava (15) 341 Castro St, Mountain View 650-969-3835

Mediterranean and Persian

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Cantankerous Fish (21) 420 Castro St., Mountain View 650-966-8124

Seafood

Casa Lupe (22) 459 Castro St., Mountain View 650-965-2944

Mexican

Cascal (20) www.cascalrestaurant.com 400 Castro St., Mountain View 650-940-9500

Mediterranean and Persian

Chez TJ (9) www.cheztj.com 938 Villa St., Mountain View 650-964-7466

French

Clarke’s Charcoal Broiler www.clarkes.com 615 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-967-0851

Burgers

Colonel Lee’s Mongolian BBQ 304 Castro St., Mountain View 650-968-0381

Chinese

$

El Calderon www.edesignsbysuze.com/elcalderon/ 699 Calderon Ave., Mountain View 650-940-9533

Salvadoran

$$

Fiesta del Mar www.fiestadelmar.com 1005 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View 650-965-9354

Mexican

$$

Fiesta Del Mar Too www.fiestadelmar.com 735 Villa St., Mountain View 650-967-3525

Mexican

Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi Too www.fjlmountainview.com 939 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-967-5384

Italian

$$

Garden Fresh Vegetarian Restaurant www.gardenfresh.us 1245 El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-961-7795

Miscellaneous

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Godavari (12) www.sueindiancuisine.com 216 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-1112

Indian

$$

Gyros House (11) 212 Castro St., Mountain View 650-940-9316

Mediterranean and Persian

$

Hangen Szechuan Restaurant (4) 134 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-8881

Chinese

$$

Hunan Chili (1) 102 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-8968

Chinese

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Kappo Nami Nami 240 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-6990

Japanese

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Le Petit Bistro www.lepetitbistro.biz 1405 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-964-3321

French

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Mazeh Taste of the World Restaurant 1910 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-969-4884

Mediterranean and Persian

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Mediterranean Grill House www.mediterraneangrillhouse.com 650 Castro St., Mountain View 650-625-9990

Mediterranean and Persian

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Monte Carlo 228 Castro St., Mountain View 650-988-1500

Italian

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New China Delight (17) www.newchinadelight.com 360 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-6635

Chinese

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Passage to India www.passagetoindia.net 1991 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-969-9990

Indian

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Posh Bagel www.theposhbagel.com 444 Castro St Ste 120, Mountain View 650-968-5308

Bagels

Queen’s House 273 Castro St., Mountain View 650-960-0580

Chinese

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Ramen House Ryowa 859 Villa St., Mountain View 650-965-8829

Japanese

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Bar

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Thai

Best Of Winner

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King of Krung Siam (7) 194 Castro St., Mountain View 650-960-7077

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Italian

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Ristorante Don Giovanni (13) www.dongiovannis.com 235 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-9749

Italian

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Sakoon (16) www.sakoonrestaurant.com 357 Castro St., Mountain View 650-965-2000

Indian

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Savory (24) savory-restaurant.com 873 Castro St., Mountain View 650-691-9999

Vietnamese

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Shiva’s Indian Restaurant and Bar (19) www.shivasrestaurant.com 800 California St, Mountain View 650-960-3802

Indian

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Sushi Tomi (18) www.sushitomi.com/sushitomi.html 635 W. Dana St., Mountain View 650-968-3227

Japanese

Tied House Cafe & Brewery (10) www.tiedhouse.com 954 Villa St., Mountain View 650-965-2739

Kid friendly

Outdoor seating

Reservations

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American

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Tina’s Kusina 698 W Dana St., Mountain View 650-254-1788

Miscellaneous

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Vaso Azzurro Ristorante (2) www.vasoazzurro.com 108 Castro St., Mountain View 650-940-1717

Italian

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Villa 08 (8) 895 Villa St., Mountain View 650-964-2222

Chinese

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Xanh Restaurant (3) www.xanhrestaurant.com 110 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-1888

Vietnamese

Yakko (14) 975 W. Dana St., Mountain View 650-960-0626 Zucca (6) www.chezzucca.com 186 Castro St., Mountain View 650-864-9940

Bar

Price

Ristorante Bella Vita www.ristorantebellavita.com 300 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-2486

Brunch

Best Of Winner

Dinner

Cuisine

Lunch

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Breakfast

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Japanese

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Mediterranean and Persian

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Aldo Los Altos 388 Main St, Los Altos 650-949-2300

Italian

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Armadillo Willy’s www.armadillowillys.com 1031 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 650-941-2922

American

Beausejour 170 State St., Los Altos 650-948-1382

French

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Casa Lupe 185 Main St., Los Altos 650-941-7390

Mexican

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Chef Chu’s www.chefchu.com 1067 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 650-948-2696

Chinese

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Los Altos Grill www.hillstone.com 233 3rd St., Los Altos 650-948-3524

American

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Maltby’s www.maltbys.com 101 Plaza North, Los Altos 650-917-8777

American

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Satkar 233 State St., Los Altos 650-947-8729

Indian

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Tour Eiffel Vietnamese Restaurant 200 State St., Los Altos 650-917-1328

Vietnamese, French

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Zitune www.zitune.com 325 Main St., Los Altos 650-947-0247

Mediterranean and Persian

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