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From Casual to Fine Dining on the MIDPENINSULA

A PUBLICATION OF THE PALO ALTO WEEKLY, THE ALMANAC & MOUNTAIN VIEW VOICE


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Outdoor seating

Kid friendly

Italian

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

American

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Bistro Maxine www.bistromaxine.com 548 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-323-1815

Cafes and Sandwich, French

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Buca di Beppo www.bucadibeppo.com 643 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-329-0665

Italian

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Cafe 220 www.cafe220.com 220 B University Ave, Palo Alto 650-853-8182

Mediterranean and Persian

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Cafe Epi cafeepi.com 405 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-4888

Cafes and Sandwich

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Cafe Renaissance www.caferen.com 321 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-6222

Mediterranean and Persian

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Cafe Renzo 473 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-329-8300

Italian

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Pizza

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American

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Downtown Palo Alto Bangkok Cuisine www.bangkokcuisine.com 407 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-6533 Bella Luna www.bellaluna.org 233 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-1846

Calafia Cafe & Market a-Go-Go www.calafiapaloalto.com 855 El Camino Real, Suite 130, Palo Alto 650-322-9200 California Pizza Kitchen www.cpk.com 531 Cowper St., Palo Alto 650-323-7332 Cheesecake Factory www.cheesecakefactory.com 375 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-473-9622

California Cuisine

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

Cajun and Caribbean

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Crepes, salads, sandwiches

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Indian

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Crepevine crepevine.com 367 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-3900 Darbar Indian Cuisine www.darbarcuisine.com 129 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-6688

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

California Cuisine

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

Greek

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California Cuisine

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Korean

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Gordon Biersch Brewing Company www.gordonbiersch.com 640 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-7723 Han Fine Korean Cuisine 452 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-2555 Hobee’s www.hobees.com/stanford.html Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-327-4111

Cafes and Sandwich

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

Indian

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

Italian

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

Indian

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Chinese

Best Of Winner

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Bar

Dinner

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

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Kid friendly

Outdoor seating

Reservations

Chinese

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Miscellaneous

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

Indian

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

Mediterranean

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

Japanese

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

Burgers

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

Korean

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Thai

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Mexican

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

Italian

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

Italian

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Loving Hut lovinghut.us 165 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-5588

Vegan

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For complete restaurant listings visit: www.DestinationPaloAlto.com

Cuisine

Jing Jing www.jingjingonline.com 443 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-328-6885 Joya Restaurant & Lounge www.joyarestaurant.com 339 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-9800

Krung Siam Thai Cuisine 423 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-5900 La Morenita 800 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-329-1727

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

Cajun and Caribbean

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

California Cuisine

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

Cafes and Sandwich

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Mediterranean and Persian

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Mexican

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

American

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

Mediterranean Wraps www.kanzeman.com 209 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5245 Miyake 140 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-9449

Japanese

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

Cajun and Caribbean

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

American

Osteria www.osteriapaloalto.com 247 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5700 Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill Downtown 566 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-3131

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

Italian

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

Pizza

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Pluto’s www.plutosfreshfood.com/ 482 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-1556 Prolific Oven prolific-oven.com 550 Waverley St., PA 650-326-8485

Price

California Cuisine

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Bakery, Coffeehouse

$

Kid friendly

Reservations

Best Of Winner

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Bar

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

Cuisine

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

Chinese

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

Mexican

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

British

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

Burgers

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

Seafood

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

American

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Continental

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

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

Burgers

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

Pizza

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

Salads and Sandwiches

St. Michaelâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Alley www.stmikes.com 140 Homer Av., Palo Alto 650-326-2530

California Cuisine

Sushi House Town & Country Village, Palo Alto 650-321-3453 Tai Pan www.taipanpaloalto.com 560 Waverley St., Palo Alto 650-329-9168

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

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

Thaiphoon www.thaiphoonrestaurant.com 543 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-7700 185 Castro St., Mountain View 650-988-1488

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

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

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

Miscellaneous

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

Mediterranean and Persian

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

French

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

California Cuisine

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

Reservations

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

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California Avenue, Palo Alto

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

French

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

Italian

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

Italian

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

Burgers

Illusions www.illusionssuperclub.com 260 S California Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-6464

Mediterranean and Persian

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

American

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

Cajun and Caribbean

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

Barbeque

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

Mexican

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Italian

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Olive Garden www.olivegarden.com 2515 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-326-5673 Palo Alto Baking Company paloaltobakingco.com 381 California Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-3234

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

Mexican

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

Cafes and Sandwich

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

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

Mexican

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4290 Bistro & Bar at the Crowne Plaza Hotel www.CrownePlaza.com El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-857-0787

American

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Amigos Grill amigosportola.com 3130 Alpine Road, Suite 390, Ladera 650-851-3997

Mexican

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

American

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

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German

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Fiesta Vallarta fiestavallarta.com 301 State St., Los Altos 650-559-5871

Mexican

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

Seafood

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

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

Italian

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

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

Chinese

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

Esther's esthersbakery.com 987 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 650-941-4463

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Owner David King & Staff

Catering • Delivery • Dining Room • Full Bar • Patio Seating • Take Out Regular and Half-Size Portions Available

4256 El Camino Real, Palo Alto Phone: 493-3826 • www.SuHongEatery.com www.PaloAltoOnline.com • DINING OUT 2010 • 17


American

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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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Pompeii pompeiiristorante.com 100 State St., Los Altos 650-949-2400

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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Su Hong Eatery suhongeatery.com 4256 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-493-3836

Chinese

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

Woodside Bakery & Bistro 3052 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-0812

Bakery and Bistro

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American with 'Ethnic Flair'

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The Vans Restaurant on the Hill TheVansRestaurant.com 815 Belmont Ave., Belmont 650-591-6525

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Authentic Mexican Fusion PATIO SEATING AVAILABLE OPEN DAILY 11:30am to 9:00pm FULL BAR LIVE MUSIC THURS, FRI & SAT T 301 State Street, Los Altos 650.559.5871 www.FiestaVallarta.com 18 • DINING OUT 2010 • www.PaloAltoOnline.com

Kid friendly

Outdoor seating

Reservations

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

For complete restaurant listings visit: www.DestinationPaloAlto.com

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“THE BEST PIZZA WEST OF NEW YORK” —Ralph Barbieri, KNBR 680

W

e bake our pizzas in brick ovens, the way tradition-minded Italians have been baking pizzas for hundreds of years. Because our pies are baked directly on the super-hot brick floor, the crust comes out crisp and darker than the typical American pizza – often a bit black. If you are a crust lover, you will find our crust distinctively delicious.

Menlo Park 880 Santa Cruz Avenue Ph: 650-329-8888

Mountain View 790 Castro Street Ph: 650-961-6666

Redwood Shores 226 Redwood Shores Pkwy Ph: 650-654-3333 www.PaloAltoOnline.com • DINING OUT 2010 • 19


Kid friendly

Outdoor seating

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Brunch

Dinner

Price

Reservations

Mediterranean and Persian

Bar

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

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restaurants For complete restaurant listings visit: www.DestinationPaloAlto.com

Breakfast

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

Pizza

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

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Italian

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

French

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

British

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

Italian

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

Cafes and Sandwich

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

Mexican

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Cafe Primavera 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park 650-321-8810

California, afternoon tea

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

Mediterranean and Persian

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Carpaccio 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

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CAFE BORRONE IS A FAMILY-RUN, EUROPEAN-STYLE CAFE IN MENLO PARK. WE PROVIDE A WIDE SELECTION OF FOOD IN A FRIENDLY, ENERGETIC ATMOSPHERE. OUR GUESTS CAN CHOOSE BETWEEN SITTING INDOORS AND VIEWING OUR LATEST ART EXHIBIT OR OUTDOORS

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• Breakfast • Lunch Sun-Mon 7am - 5pm Tues-Sat 7am - 11pm 1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park tel: 650.327.0830 www.CafeBorrone.com 20 • DINING OUT 2010 • www.PaloAltoOnline.com

• A Relaxing Afternoon • Apertivo • Dinner • Live Music


Fiesta Del Mar Gourmet Mexican Cuisine

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“Peninsula’s Best.” – San Jose Mercury News

“High quality food, excellent service and lovely ambiance.” – Palo Alto Weekly, 2007

“The best Dim Sum in the Bay Area” – KGO Radio

10 % Off

Lunch 1700 EMBARCADERO RD. PALO ALTO (at East Bayshore Rd. off Hwy. 101)

650-856-7700 www.mings.com

(Includes Dim Sum on Carts) (Max. Discount $15)

Dinner

(Max. Discount $15)

Take-out Not valid on private room dining. Must present coupon. Valid only for orders placed directly with Ming's. Black-out dates may apply. Cannot be combined with other offer. Expires 3/31/11.

RESTAURANT

Come to the Westin to Celebrate Your Next Special Occasion Open for Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner and Sunday Brunch. For reservations, please call (650) 321-4422 ext. 7122. Facilities available for private parties. 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301 4  s&   www.PaloAltoOnline.com • DINING OUT 2010 • 21


Outdoor seating

Kid friendly

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

Cafes and Sandwich

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Continental

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

Price

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

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

Italian

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Japanese

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Miscellaneous

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Gombei Japanese 1438 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-329-1799 Iberia www.IberiaRestaurant.com 1026 Alma St., Menlo Park 650-325-8981

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Burgers

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

French

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

Reservations

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Bar

Seafood

Cuisine

Brunch

Dinner

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

restaurants For complete restaurant listings visit: www.DestinationPaloAlto.com

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elight your friends and out-of-town guests by introducing them to The Van’s “Restaurant on the Hill” in Belmont. The Van’s has remained popular for so many years because of the quality of food, service and the warm and friendly atmosphere. The Van’s, serving fine American Food with an “Ethnic Flair,” is an historical landmark with breathtaking views of the San Francisco Bay.

TheVansRestaurant.com 815 Belmont Ave., Belmont

650.591.6525

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A Tradition on The San Francisco Peninsula Since 1947

Featuring “Late Night Dining” Serving Lunch: Monday - Friday 11:30 AM - 3:00 PM Serving Dinner: Every Night From 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM Friday 4:00 PM - Midnight


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“TOP 100 RESTAURANTS FOR LAST 16 YEARS” – SAN FRANCISCO CHRONICLE

“BEST INDIAN FOOD OUTSIDE OF LONDON AND INDIA” – ZAGAT 2007

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MOUNTAIN VIEW: 2290 EL CAMINO REAL, MOUNTAIN VIEW RESERVATIONS 650.968.1751 SANTANA ROW: 1140 OLSEN DRIVE, SANTANA ROW, SAN JOSE RESERVATIONS 408.248.5400 SAN FRANCISCO: 25 YERBA BUENA LANE, SAN FRANCISCO RESERVATIONS 415.777.0500 www.amber-india.com

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

French

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California Cuisine

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Mataro ristorantemataro.com 827 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-325-7900

Italian

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

American

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

Japanese

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

American

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

Burgers

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

Singaporean

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

Kid friendly

Mexican

Outdoor seating

Reservations

Price

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

For complete restaurant listings visit: www.DestinationPaloAlto.com

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

American

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

Chinese

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

Mediterranean and Persian

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

Chinese

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

Japanese

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

Italian

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

Thai

Amber Cafe amber-india.com/cafe/cafe.swf 600 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-968-1751

Indian

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

Indian

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Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria 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

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

Mediterranean and Persian

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

Seafood

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

Mexican

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

Mediterranean and Persian

French

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

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Come enjoy the gourmet flavors of Café Primavera, nestled in the heart of the Allied Arts Guild. We are excited to share with you our ever-changing seasonal menu and ability to accommodate both intimate and large parties regularly. Open for Lunch Mon-Sat 11:30AM to 2:30PM For Reservations call 650.321.8810 www.cafeprimavera.com

MALTBY’S RESTAURANT

Corner Of State & 4th Streets, Los Altos 650-917-8777 Your Local Neighborhood Tavern

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Frankie, Johnnie and Luigi Too www.fjlmountainview.com 939 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-967-5384 Garden Fresh Vegetarian Restaurant www.gardenfresh.us 1245 El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-961-7795

Mexican

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Italian

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Miscellaneous

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

Indian

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

Mediterranean and Persian

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

Chinese

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Hunan Chili 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

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

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Thai

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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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Italian

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

Chinese

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

Japanese

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

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

Italian

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

Italian

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

Indian

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

Vietnamese

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Indian

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Shiva’s Indian Restaurant and Bar www.shivasrestaurant.com 800 California St, Mountain View 650-960-3802 Sushi Tomi www.sushitomi.com/sushitomi.html 635 W. Dana St., Mountain View 650-968-3227

Japanese

Taqueria La Bamba 2058 Old Middlefield Way, Mountain View 650-965-2755; 152 Castro St., Mountain View 650-965-4753

Kid friendly

Outdoor seating

Reservations

Bar

Price

Brunch

Best Of Winner

Dinner

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

Cuisine

Lunch

restaurants For complete restaurant listings visit: www.DestinationPaloAlto.com

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Mexican

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

American

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

Italian

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Chinese

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Villa 08 895 Villa St., Mountain View 650-964-2222 Xanh Restaurant www.xanhrestaurant.com 110 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-1888 Zucca www.chezzucca.com 186 Castro St., Mountain View 650-864-9940

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Vietnamese Mediterranean and Persian

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THE WOODSIDE BAKERY & BISTRO Come and enjoy a whole new look and new menu experience BISTRO

Italian-American cuisine featuring locally grown & sustainable food and our wood-burning pizza oven. Fresh Pastas - Salads - Niman Ranch Beef & Pork - Seafood - Vegetarian + more

TRADITIONAL EUROPEAN BAKERY

Full selection of bakery items – Wedding Cake Specialist

OUTDOOR DINING PATIO & FIREPLACE Lunch and Dinner served 7 days Breakfast served Saturdays & Sundays

3052 Woodside Road, Woodside Bakery (650) 851-7247ÊUÊ ˆÃÌÀœÊ(650) 851-0812

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hether you are looking for a bottle of wine or organic produce & meat, Roberts Market has it all. You can find a great selection of deli sandwiches, specialty items as well as fresh varieties of produce under one roof. Our friendly staff will help you make all the best selections. t Specialty t Wine & Spirits t Grocery

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George Roberts, left, and his son Brian pose in their Woodside grocery store.

Two locations to serve you in Woodside & Portola Valley Open 6:30 am - 8:00 pm daily

www.robertsmarket.com

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3015 Woodside Road, Woodside 650.851.1511 4420 Alpine Road, Portola Valley 650.851.1711


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