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Visitors Guide to to the the Midpeninsula midpeninsula

Discover where to dine, shop, play or relax

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Welcome The Midpeninsula offers something for everyone Whether you are visiting for business or 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 up Palo Alto and the rest of the Midpeninsula. Palo Alto is home to Nobel Prize winners, Silicon Valley CEOs, venture capital firms, Hewlett-Packard and one of the most renowned universities and medical centers in the world.

Veronica Weber

Though Palo Alto developed as a sleepy college town, the emergence of Stanford University in the 1970s as the nation’s leading high-technology research center paved the way for hundreds of startup 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. The Stanford campus itself is the biggest visitor attraction, and visitors could easily spend a day or longer exploring the beautiful campus. But at a minimum any visit should also include a walk or drive through the tree-lined residential neighborhoods (among the costliest in the nation), a walk in the foothills or Baylands, and some great shopping and eating in the handful of nearby business districts, including ones in Menlo Park and Mountain View. Enjoy your visit to the Midpeninsula!

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The Palo Alto Visitors Center is co-located with the Palo Alto Chamber of Commerce at 355 Alma St. at Lytton Avenue in downtown Palo Alto. The Visitors Center is staffed Monday through Saturday from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. and may be reached at 650-324-3121.

Veronica Weber

Destination Palo Alto (DestinationPaloAlto.com) offers even more information about where to go and what to do while visiting the Midpeninsula. Visitors Guide is a special project of the Palo Alto Weekly. Copyright Š2015 by Embarcadero Media. All rights reserved. Reproduction without permission is strictly prohibited.

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Attractions Historic homes, interactive learning and natural beauty await Palo Alto, Stanford and the surrounding communities offer activities for all ages and interests. For out-of-town visitors, these local attractions top the list of must sees. If you want to know where some of the attractions are located, turn to the map on pages 24 and 25. Baylands Nature Preserve The 1,940-acre preserve is the largest tract of undisturbed marshland remaining in the San Francisco Bay Area. Wintertime high tides bring bird watchers from around the world, and, in the spring and fall, the preserve is a prime stopover for birds traveling on the Pacific route of their migration flyway. Visitors will also find 15 miles of trails and picnic areas. • East end of Embarcadero Road, Palo Alto; Lucy Evans Baylands Nature Interpretive Center, 650-329-2506 • Baylands Nature Preserve Ranger Station, 650-617-3156; cityofpaloalto.org/baylands

Palo Alto Community Child Care Learning, Playing, Growing Together

Palo Alto Community Child Care offers enriching environments and engaging experiences to set children on the best possible path for life and bring peace of mind to their parents.

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Computer History Museum Dedicated to the preservation and celebration of computing history, the Computer History Museum houses one of the largest collections of computing artifacts in the world, including computer hardware, ephemera, photographs, moving images, documents, software and some of the very first computers from the 1940s and 1950s. The museum is open Wednesday and Thursday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m.; Friday from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m.; and Saturday and Sunday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission packages range from $12-$40, but children 12 and younger are free. • 1401 N. Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View; 650-810-1010; computerhistory.org Filoli Standing for “Fight, Love, Live,” Filoli is a 654-acre historic country estate with a 36,000-square-foot Georgian country house and 16-acre English Renaissance garden. The gardens — made up of terraces, pathways, pools, lawns, foliage, trees and flower beds — are perfectly groomed and ever-changing with the seasons. The gardens are most known for their collection of more than 500 varieties of roses. The gardens and estate are open to visitors from early February through October, with an annual weeklong holiday event after Thanksgiving. Advanced registration is encouraged for docent-led tours and guided nature hikes. Self-guided tours do not require reservation. General admission is charged. • 86 Cañada Road, Woodside; 650-364-8300; filoli.org

The sun sets on long-billed dowitchers, a long-billed curlew and an American avocet in the Baylands Nature Preserve. Photo by Veronica Weber.


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Gamble Garden Willed to the City of Palo Alto by Elizabeth F. Gamble in 1981, Gamble Garden features a 1902 Colonial/Georgian Revival house and formal, working and demonstration gardens. The historic 2.5-acre property is now a nonprofit community horticultural foundation and places an emphasis on education as well as aesthetic beauty. The estate also includes a carriage house, teahouse, tool house, greenhouse and a gazebo. The gardens are open to the public for free each day during daylight hours, and the house is open on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Docent tours also are available Monday through Friday. • 1431 Waverley St., Palo Alto; 650-329-1356; gamblegarden.org Hanna House Designed in 1936 by Frank Lloyd Wright, the Hanna House was created for Stanford University Professor Paul Hanna and his wife, Jean. Today, visitors can tour the house during one-hour, paid tours on Sundays. Visitors must reserve a tour date in advance and be 12 years of age or older to attend. • 3160 Porter Drive, Ste. 200, Palo Alto; 650-725-8352; hannahousetours.stanford.edu Hoover Tower Stanford University’s Hoover Tower is a landmark to Stanford students, faculty and alumni, and local residents. At the top of the 285-foot tower, on the observation deck, visitors can take in sweeping views of the Stanford campus, the foothills and the Bay Area. A tour guide is available to point out landmarks and sights. Finished in 1941 to celebrate the university’s 50th anniversary, the structure is part of the Hoover Institution on War, Revolution and Peace. Cost is $3 for adults

Zookeeper and volunteer L. Lee Harper rubs Edward the Salcata tortoise’s head while telling children and parents about the animal at the Junior Museum & Zoo. Photo by Veronica Weber.

and $2 for seniors and children 12 and under. It’s open daily from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. For more on Stanford sites, see page 16. • 550 Serra Mall, Stanford; 650-723-2053; visit.stanford. edu/plan/guides/hoover.html HP Garage 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, and the modest building served as a research lab and a development and manufacturing workshop. However, 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 and photograph the property from the street and imagine the electronics pioneers chasing their dreams of innovation. • 367 Addison Ave., Palo Alto Junior Museum & Zoo Children can explore hands-on science exhibits and experience a diverse community of live animals at the Junior Museum & Zoo. The zoo includes more than 50 species, including jungle bats, hedgehogs, fresh water fish and a giant tortoise. It’s open Tuesday through Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday 1–4 p.m. A $5 donation per person is suggested. • 1451 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto; 650-329-2111; cityofpaloalto.org/jmz Menlo Park Science Center In the midst of the earthquake-prone Bay Area sits a U.S. Geological Survey center that offers self-tours, lectures and seminars on earthquake science. • 345 Middlefield Road, Menlo Park; 650-853-8300; earthquake.usgs.gov/regional/nca More local attractions The Museum of American Heritage (moah.org) in downtown Palo Alto offers a look at America’s inventions. The Hiller Aviation Museum (hiller.org) in San Carlos celebrates aviation discovery and innovation. The Allied Arts Guild (alliedartsguild.org) in Menlo Park is an oasis of shops, gardens and artists’ studios. And for the thrill seekers, California’s Great America (cagreatamerica.com), an amusement park located about 20 minutes south of Palo Alto on U.S. Highway 101 in Santa Clara, promises to excite.

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Arts & Entertainment Theater, music and opera are alive and well in the Palo Alto area Nearly every night of the week, the Midpeninsula offers a live performance. To find events happening during your stay, read about all the options below or visit paloaltoonline.com/calendar. Dragon Productions offers professional live theater at 2120 Broadway St., Redwood City, including “Or” by Liz Duffy Adams (Oct. 2–25) and “Sunlight” by Sharr White (Nov. 20–Dec. 13). Visit dragonproductions.net or call 650-493-2006. 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. Visit cityofpaloalto.org/childrenstheatre or call 650-463-4970. Palo Alto Players, which puts on works from Broadway, Off-Broadway and beyond, performs at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto. Upcoming shows include “Clybourne Park” by Bruce Norris (Nov. 7–22) and “Death of a Salesman” by Arthur Miller (Jan. 16–31). Visit paplayers.org or call 650-329-0891. Stanford Live attracts world-class musicians and dancers for performances at Bing Concert Hall and other Stanford venues. Upcoming programs include the Irish Chamber Orchestra (Nov. 4), 17-piece taiko

group Yamato-Drummers of Japan (Jan. 23), singersongwriter and composer Gabriel Kahane with the quartet Brooklyn Rider (Jan. 29), and jazz singer Kurt Elling with “Passion World” (Feb. 27). Visit live.stanford. edu or call 650-724-2464. Stanford University Department of Theater & Performances Studies presents many student productions throughout the year, usually at Pigott Theater and Prosser Studio Theater in Memorial Auditorium and The Nitery in the Old Union at Stanford. Visit taps. stanford.edu or call 650-723-2576. Stanford Repertory Theater puts on theater productions year-round, including a summer festival, that allow Stanford students to work closely with theater professionals. Visit stanfordreptheater.com or call 650725-5838. TheatreWorks, the nationally acclaimed theater of Silicon Valley under the direction of Robert Kelley and Phil Santora, presents dramas, comedies and musicals year-round at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, 500 Castro St., and at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road, Palo Alto, including an adaptation of the Jane Austen novel “Emma” (Dec. 2 – Jan. 2), and a new musical play called “Hershey Felder as Irving Berlin” (Jan. 13–Feb. 6). Visit theatreworks.org or call 650-463-1960.

Actors from the Palo Alto Children’s Theatre perform “Junie B. Jones - The Musical.” Photo by Veronica Weber.

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Mira Wong as Bat Queen, rehearses at the Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts. Photo by Michelle Le.

West Bay Opera, Palo Alto’s own opera company, will stage “Yevgeny Onegin” (“Eugene Onegin”) by Pyotr Ilyich Tchaikovsky (Feb. 19, 21, 27 and 28) at the Lucie Stern Theater, 1305 Middlefield Road. The 2015–16 season will also include a production of “Madama Butterfly” in May. Visit westbayopera.org or call 650424-9999.

Other student theater groups at Stanford include Ram’s Head Theatrical Society (ramshead.stanford.edu) that offers Original Winter One Acts and “Rent” performances in April; the Stanford Savoyards (web.stanford. edu/group/savoyards/cgi-bin), which mounts Gilbert and Sullivan operettas; and the Stanford Shakespeare Company (shakespeare.stanford.edu), which will be performing “Antony and Cleopatra” starting in February 2016.

Still looking for cultural events? You could try these: California Pops Orchestra, a large entertainment symphony in its 27th season, will produce shows entitled “Broadway Classics” (Nov. 15), “The Pop’s Holiday Magic” (Dec. 20) and “The Great American Song Book” (Feb. 21) at Foothill College’s Smithwick Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Visit calpops.org or call 650-856-8432. Foothill College Theatre Arts Department will present “Cymbeline” by William Shakespeare (Nov. 6–22) and “She Loves Me,” with lyrics by Sheldon Harnick and music by Jerry Bock (Feb. 18–March 7) at Foothill College, Lohman Theatre, 12345 El Monte Road, Los Altos Hills. Visit foothill.edu/theatre or call 650-949-7360. Mountain View Center for the Performing Arts, at 500 Castro St., Mountain View, hosts hundreds of events, including talks, theater, dance, music and visits from professional Bay Area companies. Regular events include performances by TheateWorks, Peninsula Youth Theatre, Schola Cantorum and Smuin Ballet, and Peninsula Open Space Trust holds its Wallace Stegner Lectures there. Visit mvcpa.com or call 650-903-6000. Shoreline Amphitheatre is an outdoor concert venue that hosts performances by major, world-touring acts at One Amphitheatre Parkway, Mountain View. Visit theshorelineamphitheatre.com or call 650-967-4040. Stanford Music Department offers concerts and recitals with student, faculty and guest artists in Campbell Recital Hall, the CCRMA Stage, Dinkelspiel Auditorium and other Stanford venues. Visit music.stanford.edu or call 650-723-3811.

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Shopping Everything visitors need — and want — around town While Stanford Shopping Center (stanfordshop.com) has it all, Palo Alto also features a vibrant downtown shopping district; a quieter but still popular shopping and restaurant sector surrounding California Avenue, just south of the Stanford campus; and Town & Country Village (tandcvillage.com), a specialty center on El Camino Real across from Stanford Stadium. Downtown Palo Alto is 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 boutiques and a large number of restaurants popular with local residents, as does Castro Street in Mountain View. Speaking of beyond Palo Alto, visitors can also find shopping in the downtown areas of Los Altos and Menlo Park. If visitors find themselves needing the basics, grocery and drug stores are conveniently located throughout the Midpeninsula. One of the biggest Safeway stores in the entire chain is located on El Camino Real in Menlo Park, less than a mile north of Palo Alto. Whole Foods has locations in downtown Palo Alto and just south of Palo Alto in Los Altos, and Mollie Stone’s Markets operates a full-service market and 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

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Lights begin to twinkle at Town & Country Village shopping district as the sun sets. Photo by Veronica Weber.

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Stanford University Campus offers tours, arts and sports 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 area. Tour Guided one-hour, student-led walking tours leave every day at 11 a.m. and 3:15 p.m. from the Stanford Visitor Center, 295 Galvez St. Call 650-723-2560 or visit visit.stanford.edu. If you are short on time, the formal and most dramatic entrance is from Palm Drive, which approaches the Oval, the Main Quad and Memorial Church from the east and downtown Palo Alto. The Quad is the academic center of the university, with the classrooms and offices of various departments located around the perimeter. The non-denominational Memorial Church, located at 450 Serra Mall, is generally open each weekday. Visitors may explore the art and architecture Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and Sunday from 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Services, events and weddings can make access on weekends difficult, but a weekly ecumenical worship featuring choral and organ music is held each Sunday at 10 a.m. and is open to the public. For more information, call 650-723-1762 or visit web.stanford.edu/group/religiouslife/cgi-bin/wordpress/memorial-church.

Stanford University students and visitors walk along the university’s colonnades that line the Main Quad. Photo by Veronica Weber.

For a great view of the entire campus and Palo Alto, take the elevator up to the top of the 285-foot tall Hoover Tower, the university’s most visible landmark and just a short walk from the Quad. See page 8 for more details. The Hoover Institution (hoover.org), at the corner of Serra and Galvez streets, offers free historical exhibits throughout the year in the Herbert Hoover Memorial Exhibit Pavilion, adjacent to Hoover Tower, which is open Tuesday through Saturday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Art and architecture Art lovers will find many great Stanford resources, but be sure to visit the Cantor Arts Center, which offers free admission. Visitors can also enjoy the adjacent Rodin Sculpture Garden and the Anderson Collection, a recent addition housing modern and contemporary American art. While on campus, check out the Stanford Papua New Guinea Sculpture Garden, which is located on Santa Teresa Street off Campus Drive West near Roble Hall, or go on a self-guided Outdoor Sculpture Walk (museum. stanford.edu/view/outdoor_sculpture.html).

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Sports Stanford’s intercollegiate athletic program has been consistently rated the best in the nation, and visitors will find a multitude of sports happening on any given weekend. Stanford Athletics venues are all located on the eastern side of the campus, a short walk from Town & Country Village at the corner of El Camino Real and Embarcadero Road. For up-to-date information, visit gostanford.com or paloaltoonline.com/sports, or call 800-782-6367. Parking Paid parking is available daily, either in coin-metered spaces ($1.50 per hour, two-hour limit) or at pay-and-display or pay-by-space lots. Machines at lots accept credit cards, cash or coins. One-day visitor permits can be purchased for $16 at 340 Bonair Siding, Stanford, which is open on weekdays from 7:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. For more specifics, call 650-723-9362 or visit transportation.stanford.edu.

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EPISCOPAL All Saintsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Episcopal Church 555 Waverley St., Palo Alto, CA 650-322-4528 Rev. Terry Gleeson, Rector Sun. 8:00am & 10:00am with Choir Established in 1892 www.asaints.org St. Markâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Episcopal Church 600 Colorado Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-326-3800 Rev. Matthew McDermott, Rector Rev. Sayling Wang, Associate Rector Sunday 8a.m. & 10a.m. (with music) www.saint-marks.com LUTHERAN Los Altos Lutheran Church 460 S. El Monte Ave. (at Cuesta) Los Altos, CA 94022 2IĂ&#x20AC;FH RIĂ&#x20AC;FH#ORVDOWRVOXWKHUDQRUJ Rev. David Bonde, Pastor Sunday Worship 10:00am Nursery, Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School Youth Group, Kidz Club, family events www.losaltoslutheran.org MULTI-FAITH / NON-DENOMINATIONAL Stanford Memorial Church 450 Serra Mall, Stanford, CA 94305 650-723-1762 Rev. Professor Jane Shaw, Dean Rabbi Patricia Karlin-Neumann, Rev. Joanne Sanders University Public Worship, Sun. 10am Compline Sun. 9pm (academic year) Labyrinth, Fridays, 8am - 1pm http://religiouslife.stanford.edu REFORM SYNAGOGUE Congregation Beth Am 26790 Arastradero Road Los Altos Hills, CA 94022 650-493-4661 Rabbi Janet Marder For service and program information, please visit our website at www.betham.org. ROMAN CATHOLIC St. Thomas Aquinas Parish The Catholic Community of Palo Alto 0LGGOHĂ&#x20AC;HOG5G3$ 650-494-2496 Rev. Matthew D. Stanley, Pastor St. Thomas Aquinas, 751 Waverley St. St. Albert the Great, 1095 Channing Ave. Our Lady of the Rosary, 3233 Cowper St. www.paloaltocatholic.org

PRESBYTERIAN Covenant Presbyterian Church (PC USA) 670 E. Meadow Dr. Palo Alto, CA 94306 650-494-1760 Rev. Dr. Margaret Boles Sunday Worship 10:30am Childrenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sunday School 9:30am Youth Connection 12:30pm Adult Education 12:30pm http://www.covenantpresbyterian.net First Presbyterian Church of Palo Alto (PC USA) 1140 Cowper St., Palo Alto 94301 650-325-5659 The Rev. W. Robert Martin III Please check our website for Sunday schedule and much more. www.fprespa.org Menlo Park Presbyterian Church Multiple locations, see below 650-323-8600 Pastor: John Ortberg Service Times: See below Web Site: MPPC.org Menlo Park Campus: 950 Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park Saturday Nights: 5:00pm Sundays: 8am, 9:30am, & 1am Sundays: 7pm Young Adults (18-35) ***** Menlo Park CafĂŠ Campus: 700B Santa Cruz Avenue, Menlo Park Sundays: 9:32am & 11:05am ***** Mountain View Campus: 1667 Miramonte Avenue, Mountain View Sundays: 9:30am, 11am & 5pm ***** San Mateo Campus: 4150 Piccadilly Lane, San Mateo (Near Mollie Stoneâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s) Sundays: 9:30am & 11am ***** San Jose Campus: Branham High School 1570 Branham Lane, San Jose Sundays: 9:30am & 11am

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Recreation Trails, golf courses and tennis courts keep visitors busy Out-of-town visitors can walk, hike or bike their way through the Midpeninsula. If none of those sound like your speed, perhaps a round of golf or a few laps in the pool will get you going. Walk, run and explore For the walkers and runners, the Stanford “Dish” loop offers a 4-mile paved path that winds through the Stanford foothills with tremendous views of the university, Palo Alto and entire Peninsula. The Baylands Nature Preserve (see page 7), offers miles of flat walking trails that allow visitors to explore the area’s extensive wildlife habitat. The Pearson-Arastradero Preserve, in the foothills beyond Stanford near 1530 Arastradero Road, has a network of easy trails ideal for one- to two-hour hikes and a small unstaffed visitor’s center with exhibits. Walkers with an interest in history and architecture will enjoy one of several historical walks around Palo Alto’s neighborhoods. Palo Alto Stanford Heritage (www. pastheritage.org) offers year-round walking tours. Grab the clubs Golfers will find the Palo Alto Municipal Golf Course, located at 1875 Embarcadero Road, both challenging and affordable. It features 18 holes and 6,800 yards of golfing fun. Call 650-856-0881 or visit cityofpaloalto.org/golf.

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Visitors can view the Baylands Nature Preserve’s many pools of water and marsh land from nearby trails and roads. Photo by Veronica Weber.

Those with a Stanford connection (alumni or parents) can play at the Stanford Golf Course. It’s located at 198 Junipero Serra Blvd., Stanford. At this venue, visitors will find a beautiful and long course that is operated by the university for faculty, students and private members who wait years to join. Call 650-724-0944 for the golf shop and 650-498-4461 for the driving range. Also, visit golfcourse.stanford.edu. At Mountain View’s Shoreline Links, located at 2940 N. Shoreline Blvd., golfers can play on the 750-acre course that offers 18 holes and acres of water hazards. Call 650903-4653 or visit shorelinelinks.com. Swing the racket Palo Alto offers many public tennis courts. Those closest to hotels are the courts at Palo Alto High School (enter from 25 Churchill Ave.) and at Rinconada Park (on Embarcadero Road at Newell Road). Both are lit at night. There are many courts on the Stanford campus, but you are expected to have a university affiliation. Bike around town The area prides itself on accommodating and encouraging bike riding. The most popular rides use Alpine, Arastradero, Portola and Sand Hill roads to create loops of different lengths. Skilled riders wanting to cycle several hours or all day ride up to Skyline Boulevard and down to the coast and back. In Mountain View, try biking around Shoreline Lake, located in the Baylands just south of Palo Alto.

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Splash the day away Both Palo Alto and Menlo Park offer lap-swimming through their municipal pools — Rinconada Pool (cityofpaloalto.org/aquatics) and Burgess Memorial Pool (menloswim.com). But if you’re up for stand-up paddleboarding, windsurfing or renting pedalboats, rowboats, canoes or kayaks, the Shoreline Aquatic Center (shorelinelake.com) is the place to go. Drive to the coast Palo Alto is located between the bay and foothills, and the Pacific Ocean and the beach are only a 45-minute drive away. If you want to mix together shopping, eating and beach walking, your best bet is to head for Half Moon Bay.


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Safety & Transportation Medical services and transportation are available at all hours Palo Alto is an extremely safe community, and other than taking obvious precautions when out at night, visitors should feel comfortable freely exploring the city. Use common sense and extra care when using the pedestrian tunnels at the train stations, and avoid walking alone at night. Medical care is available either at the Urgent Care department at the Palo Alto Medical Foundation (795 El Camino Real; adults, 650-321-4121; pediatric, 650-853-6558; pamf.org) or the emergency room at Stanford Hospital (900 Quarry Road Extension; 650-723-5111; stanfordhealthcare.org). For non-life-threatening medical problems, go to Palo Alto Medical Foundation Urgent Care. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s open daily from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. Walk-ins and same-day appointments are available. The Stanford Hospital emergency room, which is open 24/7, functions as a regional trauma center, so there can be long delays for patients with non-emergency conditions. Dialing 911 for a medical emergency in Palo Alto or at Stanford will result in a response from Palo Alto Fire Department paramedics, who will transport patients to the Stanford emergency room. For after-hours prescriptions, Walgreens at 121 E. El Camino Real, Mountain View, is open 24/7. Call 650-961-7555. Palo Alto and Stanford are served by a transportation network that includes the regional Caltrain system (800660-4287; for hearing impaired TTY 650-508-6448; caltrain.

com), which operates frequent trains between San Francisco and San Jose; the free Palo Alto Shuttle (650-3292442; cityofpaloalto.org/shuttle); the free Stanford Marguerite shuttle bus service (650-724-9339; transportation. stanford.edu/marguerite); the Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority bus system (408-321-2300, vta.org); and an extensive network of pedestrian and bike paths. Local taxis (Yellow Checker Cab Co., 408-777-7777 or 650999-9999) and rides through services such as Lyft and Uber are also available. While most visitors drive, 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 VTA bus No. 10 at SJC) and arrive at the downtown Palo Alto train station. From there, the Marguerite Shuttle provides service to locations on the Stanford campus and select stops in Palo Alto. Private airport shuttles regularly operate from both airports. During weekdays from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., parking in downtown Palo Alto and California Avenue lots is free for two hours (and parking garages for three hours). There is no enforcement on weekends. Day permits are also available, costing $17.70 per day for downtown and $7 per day for California Avenue. It can be difficult to find parking in the evening, especially on Friday and Saturday. For more information, visit paloalto.parkingguide.com. For Stanford parking information, see page 16.

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Restaurants

More than 150 restaurants call the Midpeninsula home From breakfast to dinner and any time in between, Palo Alto visitors can find a place to dine. In the mood for fancy French cuisine? Palo Alto’s got that. Prefer piping-hot pizza? Look no more. But if you are looking for the classics, these five downtown establishments will fit the bill. There’s often a line to order — and a bit of a scramble to get a quiet, corner spot — but it’s worth the wait at Coupa Cafe, which offers single-estate, organic and fair-trade coffee from Venezuela, coupled with morning and French pastries and traditional Venezuelan fare. People may come because Coupa is a Wi-Fi hotspot, but they definitely stay for those Venezuelan specialties (including arepas, a sandwich facsimile made with cornmeal griddle cakes) and the chocolates, bonbons and truffles. Plus, lots of Silicon Valley wheelers and dealers have been known to hang here.

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Evvia offers its guests the perfect combination of delicious Greek dishes and a traditional Hellenic ambiance with a cozy feel — not forgetting the irresistible, at-the-door welcome of the smell of culinary delights soon to be served at your table. From the tasty appetizers (mezethes), including feta cheese and marinated olives, to the moussaka

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and seafood specialties, Evvia presents a rich and elegant menu, as well as the best of hospitality to its customers. But many agree that the highlight of the menu is the lamb chops. Even if you are not a fan of lamb, these mesquitegrilled chops with olive-oil-roasted potatoes will likely change your mind. At MacArthur Park, which first opened in 1981, the staff has embraced social media. Guests can snag a free appetizer to go with their barbecue dinner by sharing their experience online. Just show the server your Yelp check-in or Instagram photo, and you’ll have a tower of onion strings to go along with your all-American meal. Locals rave about the ribs, but the restaurant also offers seafood, chicken and steak entrees. If you’re visiting during the holidays, MacArthur Park offers Thanksgiving lunch and dinner every year, as well as on Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.

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If you haven’t been to Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill on Emerson Street, you’re in for an old-fashioned treat. The diner with red booths and neon lights takes you back in time as the all-day-long “breakfust,” nightly dinner specials and fresh-baked goods fill your stomach. But the highlight of the Creamery is, without a doubt, its signature milkshake. Creamy and thick, the milkshakes come large in size, on-point in texture and heavenly in flavor. Make sure to use the long spoon to reach to the chunks of peanut butter cups or brownie bites at the bottom as you satisfy your sweet tooth.

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Saint Michael’s Alley serves up brunch, such as pancakes with a host of toppings. Photo by Michelle Le.

Whether it’s for cornmeal-encrusted fried calamari, fiesta mussels with tequila or red curry duck breast in curry coconut sauce, food lovers flock to Saint Michael’s Alley. The popular Saint Mike’s offers expertly prepared and artfully presented cuisine in an upscale environment without the overwrought bustle of downtown (it’s still just blocks from Palo Alto’s nightlife). Founded in 1959, it was the Peninsula’s first coffee house and attracted a bohemian crowd that included some of rock’s luminaries, including Grace Slick and the Grateful Dead. But Saint Michael’s is all grown up now, with a full bar, outdoor seating and attractive dining room. The original location is also still open for brunch and private functions just down the block on Emerson Street. Other notable eateries include the Best Of Winners. These local establishments earned their star by being voted “Best Of” in their category, from ambiance to vegetarian. When you see a star, you know the locals approve. For more restaurant options around the Midpeninsula, keep flipping the page to find a restaurant that fits your gastronomical needs.

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American, Desserts

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Chinese

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coconutsinpaloalto.com 642 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-329-9533

Cajun and Caribbean

$$

Coupa Cafe coupacafe.com 538 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-322-6872

Cafes

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Crepevine crepevine.com 367 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-323-3900

Cafes

$$

Darbar Indian Cuisine digi-net.ws/cus1163 129 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-6688

Indian

Douce France cafedoucefrance.com #104 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-322-3601

French, Cafes

Calafia Café & Market a-Go-Go

calafiapaloalto.com #130 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-322-9200

The Cheesecake Factory

cheesecakefactory.com 375 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-473-9622

China Delight Restaurant

461 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-326-6065

Coconuts

Evvia

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

Garden Fresh

Cuisine

California Cuisine

Greek

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gardenfresh.us 460 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-462-9298

Chinese, Vegan

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Gott’s Roadside gotts.com #65 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-326-1000

Burgers

$$

Wine Bar, Italian

$$

Greek

$

Pizza

$$

ilfornaio.com/paloalto 520 Cowper St., Palo Alto 650-853-3888

Italian

$$$

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

Indian

$$

Chinese

$$

Latin

$$$

kanpaipaloalto.com 330 Lytton Ave., Palo Alto 650-325-2696

Japanese

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Kirk’s Steakburgers kirks-steakburgers.com #75 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-326-6159

Burgers

$

Mexican

$$

Gravity Wine Bar

gravitywinebar.com 544 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-327-3161

Gyros Gyros

gyrosgyrospaloalto.com 498 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-0107

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Howie’s Artisan Pizza

howiesartisanpizza.com/palo-alto #60 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-327-4992

Il Fornaio

Jing Jing

jingjinggourmet.com 443 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-328-6885

Joya Restaurant & Lounge

joyarestaurant.com 339 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-9800

Kanpai Sushi

La Morenita

800 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-329-1727

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Midtown Realty, Inc. Real Results, Real Estate “For more than 55 years, Midtown Realty has been assisting its neighbors and friends with one of the most important purchases in their life… their home! At Midtown Realty, we are dedicated to working with people, not clients. We sell homes, not houses and Palo Alto is our home, not a branch office. Year after year people trust us to help with their most important investment, their home. You too can count on us for all your real estate needs. Give us a call today.” Your Neighborhood Midtown Realty Team

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Tim Foy

Owner/Broker

Jane Volpe

Realtor/MBA

Leslie Zeisler

Joann Weber

Realtor, SRES

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SungHee Clemenson

Yamei Lee

SOLD

Chris Taylor Realtor

Chris Marino Realtor

Realtor

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Rosemary Prince

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Greek

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orenshummus.com 261 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-752-6492

Middle Eastern

$$

Osteria theosteriaavanti.com 247 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-5700

Italian

$$

LuLu’s Town & Country

lulusmexicanfood.com #49 Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-327-8226

Lure + Till

lureandtill.com 180 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-666-3311

LYFE Kitchen

lyfekitchen.com/locations/ca/palo-alto 167 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-325-5933

$$$

American

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Mexican California Cuisine American

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

American

Mayfield Bakery & Cafe mayfieldbakery.com Bldg. 4, Town & Country Village, 855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-853-9200

California Cuisine

Nola

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

Old Pro Sports Grill

oldpropa.com 541 Ramona St., Palo Alto 650-326-1446

Opa! opaauthenticgreek.com

140 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-391-9855

Oren’s Hummus Shop

Palo Alto Creamery Fountain & Grill

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

Brazilian, Steakhouse

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Paris Baguette parisbaguetteusa.com 383 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-838-0404

Desserts, Cafes

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Pizza

$$

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$$

California Cuisine

$

prolificoven.com 550 Waverley St., Palo Alto 650-326-8485

Cafes

$$

Rangoon Ruby rangoonruby.com 445 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-6543

Burmese, Asian Fusion

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Mexican

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Patxi’s Chicago Pizza

patxispizza.com/location/palo-alto-pizza 441 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-473-9999

Pizzeria Delfina

pizzeriadelfina.com/paloalto 651 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-353-2208

Pluto’s

plutosfreshfood.com 482 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-853-1556

The Prolific Oven

Reposado

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

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paloaltocreamery.com 566 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-3131

$$

Kid friendly

Local Union 271 localunion271.com 271 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-7509

Italian

Outdoor seating

lastradapaloalto.com 335 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-324-8300

Best Of Winner Price

Reservations

La Strada Ristorante Italiano

Cuisine

Bar

Dinner

Brunch

Lunch

Breakfast

For complete restaurant listings, visit DestinationPaloAlto.com.

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650.245.4490

650.321.8171

650.207.2017

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Karen Young

650.208.3668

650.400.8228

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samschowderhousepa.com 185 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-614-1177

Seafood

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Sheraton’s Poolside Grill

American, California Cuisine

$$

siamorchidpa.com 496 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto 650-325-1994

Thai

$$

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

Thai

$$

SliderBar sliderbarusa.com/palo-alto 324 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-7300

Burgers

$$

Cafes

$

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bit.ly/SheratonPoolsideGrill 625 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-328-2800

Siam Orchid Thai

Sprout Cafe

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

Saint Michael’s Alley

Kid friendly

Outdoor seating

Reservations

Bar

$$

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Brunch

Dinner

Sam’s Chowder House

British

Lunch

The Rose & Crown roseandcrownpa.com 547 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-327-ROSE (7673)

Cuisine

Breakfast

For complete restaurant listings, visit DestinationPaloAlto.com.

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stmikes.com 140 Homer Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-2530

California Cuisine

Steam steampaloalto.com 209 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-322-1888

Chinese

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Japanese

$$

Sushi House sushihousepaloalto.com

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Mexican

$$

taipanpaloalto.com 560 Waverley St., Palo Alto 650-329-9168

Chinese

$$

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

Vietnamese

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Thaiphoon thaiphoonpaloalto.com 543 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-323-7700

Thai

+

$$

Umami Burger umami.com/locations/palo-alto 452 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-8626

Burgers

$$

Italian

$$

California Cuisine

$$$

448 University Ave., Palo Alto 650-600-9696

Tacolicious tacolicious.com 632 Emerson St., Palo Alto 650-838-0500 Tai Pan

Vero Ristorante

veroristorante.com 530 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-325-8376

Restaurant Soleil at The Westin

bit.ly/RestaurantSoleil 675 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-321-4422

Zola

zolapaloalto.com 565 Bryant St., Palo Alto 650-521-0651

French

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$$

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Reservations

Bar

Brunch

Dinner

Lunch

Best Of Winner Price

Outdoor seating

Sushirrito sushirrito.com

Cuisine

Breakfast

For complete restaurant listings, visit DestinationPaloAlto.com.

CALIFORNIA AVENUE, PALO ALTO Birch Street bistroelan.com

2363A Birch St., Palo Alto 650-327-0284

Cafe Brioche cafebrioche-paloalto.com 445 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-8640 Cafe Pro Bono cafeprobono.com

2437 Birch St., Palo Alto 650-326-1626

Caffe Riace cafferiace.com 200 Sheridan Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-0407 Fire, Oak & Barley fireoakandbarley.com

341 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-473-9616

Joanie’s Cafe joaniescafepaloalto.com 405 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-6505 La Bodeguita del Medio labodeguita.com

463 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-326-7762

Palo Alto Sol vivesol.biz/paloalto

408 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-328-8840

Pastis pastispaloalto.com 447 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-324-1355 Peking Duck

151 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-321-9388

Spalti Ristorante spalti.com

417 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-327-9390

Sundance The Steakhouse

Continental

$$$

French

$$$

Italian

$$$

$$$

Italian

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Mexican

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French, Cafes

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Chinese

$$

Italian

$$

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

Steak

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Terún terunpizza.com 448 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-600-8310

Pizza, Italian

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650.740.5746

650.575.6594

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650.291.7191

650.465.6000

650.279.8892

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Brunch

Bar

Reservations

Outdoor seating

Kid friendly

Dinner

Lunch

Breakfast

For complete restaurant listings, visit DestinationPaloAlto.com.

American

$$

American

$$

Cuisine

Best Of Winner Price

AROUND PALO ALTO 4290 Bistro & Bar at the Crown Plaza

cabanapaloalto.com/palo-alto-restaurants.aspx 4290 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-857-0787

Dinah’s Poolside Grill

dinahshotel.com/palo-alto-restaurants 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-798-1314

The Fish Market thefishmarket.com

3150 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-493-8862

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar

flemingssteakhouse.com/locations/ca/palo-alto 2 Stanford Shopping Center, Palo Alto 650-329-8457

Fuki Sushi fukisushi.com

4119 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-494-9383

Seafood

+

Steak

Japanese

$$$

$$$$

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Pizz’a Chicago pizzachicago.com 4115 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-424-9400

Pizza

$

Rice Thai Cuisine ricethaipaloalto.com 3924 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-812-0139

Thai

$$

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

Chinese

$$$

The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse

theseausa.com 4269 El Camino Real, Palo Alto 650-213-1111

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Seafood

$$$

BEYOND PALO ALTO Alice’s Restaurant alicesrestaurant.com 17288 Skyline Blvd., Woodside 650-851-0303

Burgers, American

$$

American

$$

American

$$

California Cuisine

Charley Noodle & Grill charleyrestaurant.com 244 State St., Los Altos 650-948-5700

Chinese

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

Chinese

Firehouse Bistro thefirehousebistro.com 2991 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-4988

French, California Cuisine

Armadillo Willy’s Burgers & BBQ

armadillowillys.com 1031 N. San Antonio Road, Los Altos 650-941-2922

Buck’s of Woodside buckswoodside.com

3062 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-8010

Cetrella cetrella.com/cetralla-los-altos 400 Main St., Los Altos 650-948-0400

Quattro Restaurant at the Four Seasons

quattrorestaurant.com 2050 University Ave., East Palo Alto 650-470-2889

Turn Bar and Grill turnbarandgrill.com 295 Main St., Los Altos 650-559-8876 The Village Pub thevillagepub.net

2967 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-9888

Woodside Bakery and Cafe woodsidebakery.com 3052 Woodside Road, Woodside 650-851-0812

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

French

$$$

Cafes, American

$$

Bradley’s Fine Diner (BFD) bradleysfinediner.com 1165 Merrill Ave., Menlo Park 650-494-4342

American

$$$

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

Cafes

+

$$

Mexican

+

$$

Italian

+

$$$

$$

Kid friendly

Outdoor seating

$$

Reservations

Pizza

Best Of Winner Price

Bar

Dinner

Brunch

Lunch

Breakfast

Applewood Inn applewoodpizza.com 1001 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-324-3486

Cuisine

For complete restaurant listings, visit DestinationPaloAlto.com.

MENLO PARK

Blue Garden Cafe bluegardencafe.com 75 Arbor Road, Menlo Park 650-838-9002

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

Carpaccio carpaccios.com

1120 Crane St., Menlo Park 650-322-1211

Cook’s Seafood cooksseafood.com

751 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-325-0604

Dutch Goose dutchgoose.net

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

Flea St. Cafe cooleatz.com/flea-st-cafe

3607 Alameda de las Pulgas, Menlo Park 650-854-1226

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

Juban jubanrestaurant.com

712 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-473-6458

LB Steak lbsteak.com/menlo-park-home

898 Santa Cruz Ave., Menlo Park 650-321-8980

Seafood

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Burgers

+

$$

Japanese

$$$

American

$$$

Madera maderasandhill.com 2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park 650-561-1540

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Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar menlogrill.com 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park 650-330-2790

American

$$

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

American, Burgers

$

The Refuge refugesc.com 1143 Crane St., Menlo Park 650-319-8197

Burgers

$$

Restaurant 3000 restaurant3000.com

California Cuisine

$$

Shiok! shiokkitchen.com

Singaporean

$$

American

$$

Middle Eastern

$$

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

California Cuisine

Sultana thesultana.net

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

+

French

1137 Chestnut St., Menlo Park 650-838-9448

Burgers

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

3000 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park 650-926-9528

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“Best Mexican Restaurant” 4 years in a row

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‘A Ray of Sunshine in Menlo Park’ Inviting you to discover the fresh and vibrant tastes of modern Mexican cuisine in a warm and relaxed atmosphere. Now catering! Make it a perfect occasion for any birthday party, business meeting, company function or any special occasion.

We deliver for FREE! 1010 DOYLE STREET, MENLO PARK (650) 326-2501 CAFEDELSOLMENLO.COM MON-THURS 11AM-3PM; 4:30PM-9:30PM || FRI & SAT 11AM-3PM; 4:30PM-10PM CLOSED SUNDAY


Dinner

Bar

Reservations

Outdoor seating

Kid friendly

$$

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Brunch

Lunch

Best Of Winner Price

Breakfast

Cuisine

For complete restaurant listings, visit DestinationPaloAlto.com.

MOUNTAIN VIEW Agave agaveca.com 194 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-6767

Mexican

$$

Alexander’s Patisserie alexanderspatisserie.com 209 Castro St., Mountain View 650-864-9999

Desserts

$$

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

Thai

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Indian

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Amber India

amber-india.com/mountainview/index.html 2290 W. El Camino Real, Ste. 9, Mountain View 650-968-7511

Best Bite Cafe bestbitecafe.com 1414 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-988-8895

Middle Eastern

$$

Bierhaus bierha.us 383 Castro St., Mountain View 650-395-8209

Burgers

$$

Blue Line Pizza bluelinepizza.com 146 Castro St., Mountain View 650-938-7888

Pizza

$$

Burgers

$$

Mediterranean

$$

Buffalo buffalomv.com

292 Castro St., Mountain View 650-282-5096

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

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Dining in Mountain View Gourmet Vegetarian Cuisine in Mountain View

Try our organic wine and beer!

Check out all the 2015 Best Of Mountain View winners at: www.mv-voice.com/ best_of/2015/

Monday - Saturday Lunch : 11:30AM to 2 PM Tapas Hour : 4:00 to 5:00 PM Dinner : 5:00 PM to 9 PM

699 Calderon Ave Mountain View (650) 940-9533 yamleafbistro.com

Spend the evening at

Castro Streetâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Best French and Italian Food 650.968.2300 www.lafontainerestaurant.com

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

Latin, Tapas

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

French

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

Burgers

$

Cooking Papa mycookingpapa.com/CP_MV.htm 1962 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-988-6809

Chinese

$$

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Crepevine

crepevine.com 300 Castro St., Mountain View 650-969-6878

Cafes, Sandwiches

Ephesus ephesusrestaurant.net 185 Castro St., Mountain View 650-625-8155

Mediterranean

Garden Fresh gardenfresh.us

Chinese, Vegan

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$

La PanotiQ lapanotiq.com

Cafes, Sandwiches

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$$

Moroccan

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$$$

Seafood

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$$

$$$

1245 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View 650-254-1688 331 Castro St., Mountain View 650-691-9486

Morocco’s Restaurant moroccosrestaurant.com 873 Castro St., Mountain View 650-968-1502

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Kid friendly

Mexican

Outdoor seating

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

Bar

$$

Best Of Winner Price

Reservations

Brunch

Cuisine

Dinner

For complete restaurant listings, visit DestinationPaloAlto.com.

Lunch

Pacific Catch Fresh Fish Grill offers a Rising Sun Roll with tempura shrimp, avocado, ginger, cucomber wrapped in ahi tuna. Photo by Natalia Nazarova.

Breakfast

The Hong Kong-style egg puff — or sweet donut rolled in sugar — delights Cooking Papa patrons. Photo by Veronica Weber.

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Pacific Catch Fresh Fish Grill

pacificcatch.com/locations/mountain-view/ 545 San Antonio Road, #34, Mountain View 650-941-1810

Paul Martin’s American Grill

paulmartinsamericangrill.com 545 San Antonio Road, #31, Mountain View 650-917-9941

Red Rock Coffee Co. redrockcoffee.org

201 Castro St., Mountain View 650-967-4473

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

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American

Cafes

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$

Italian

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Best of Mountain View

Thank You, Our Loyal Customers Awarded Best Burger 23 Years in a Row Now you can order online at Clarkes.com! Try our weekend Breakfast!

In consideration of your every need, we‘ve considered every square inch.

Mountain View 615 W. El Camino Real (650) 967-0851

“Setting a Standard of Quality in the Burger Industry.”

840 E. El Camino Real,Mountain View 650-964-1700 • 1-877-STAY-HGI mountainview.hgi.com

Fiesta Del Mar Gourmet Mexican Cuisine After 24 years on Shoreline Blvd., Mountain View’s favorite Mexican restaurant is moving in with Agave Mexican Bistro 194/198 Castro Street (corner of Castro & Villa)

650-969-6767 SEAFOOD, ROTISSERIE, MEXICAN CUISINE & CANTINA

Beautiful Back Patio Dining Banquets & Large Groups Reservations Available

agaveca.com

2 great restaurants, 1 great location! And visit our second Mountain View location

Fiesta Del Mar TOO SEAFOOD, ROTISSERIE, MEXICAN CUISINE & CANTINA

735 Villa Street 650-967-3525 fiestadelmar.com

Thank you to all our Loyal Customers for voting us the Best Mexican Restaurant

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Shabuway

180 Castro St., Mountain View 650-961-8880

Shell Shock shellshockrestaurant.com 124 Castro St., Mountain View 650-988-8880 Stein’s Beer Garden steinsbeergarden.com 895 Villa St., Mountain View 650-963-9568

Sushi Tomi sushitomi.org

635 W. Dana St., Mountain View 650-968-3227

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

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

Veggie Grill veggiegrill.com 565 San Antonio Road, #26, Mountain View 650-559-1535 Xanh Restaurant xanhrestaurant.com

110 Castro St., Mountain View 650-964-1888

The Voya Restaurant thevoyarestaurant.com

1390 Pear Ave., Suite B, Mountain View 650-386-6471

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Japanese

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Seafood

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American

$$

$$

Burgers, American

$$

Italian

$$

Vegetarian

$

$$$

Japanese

Vietnamese Latin

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Kid friendly

Outdoor seating

Brunch

Reservations

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Bar

American

Dinner

401 Castro St., Mountain View 650-237-3132

Best Of Winner Price

Lunch

Scratch scratchmtnview.com

Cuisine

Breakfast

For complete restaurant listings, visit DestinationPaloAlto.com.

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Playing soccer has taught me that no one wins a game alone. “Teamwork” best describes how the City of Palo Alto Utilities addresses emergencies such as gas and water leaks. We are usually on the scene for any issues within two hours and for all emergencies, such as gas leaks, within 20 minutes. My field team goes the extra mile and works round the clock during emergencies to take care of Palo Alto residents and businesses at all hours and in all types of weather. My team is here for you when you need us most. And I think that’s a win for everyone. For gas, water or sewer emergencies call (650) 329-2579.

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