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Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar

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100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025 (Sand Hill Road)
Cal Train - Menlo Park.
650-330-2790
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7:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Sat 7:30 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast, Dessert, Dinner, Lunch, Late Night, Reservations
Description: A classic American grill with a warm and inviting neighborhood feel. The...
A classic American grill with a warm and inviting neighborhood feel. The relaxed setting offers casual, yet sophisticated, dining with a menu that highlights regional and seasonal ingredients. An extensive wine-by-the-glass and craft brew selection is also featured.Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks.
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Visitor rating
  • 49
    Excellent
  • 28
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal with Friends

Finding a nice in between spot to meet friends from the South Bay is not always easy when coming from the city (SF), as there are numerous choices and but they're not always very good choices. So I thought I'd share this great experience as I've always wanted to try it, and it didn't... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 25, 2015
JSchluterSF
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
  • Romantic
  • Entertaining clients
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Doing business
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Eugene, Oregon
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

Quiet dining in bar or restaurant. Fireplace seating perfect for breakfast on the go or evening desert. Cozy and quiet. Immediate service and menu with options.

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Hayward
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

GREAT food and atmosphere!! Not your average hotel dining experience at all. Great attentive service by all.

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San Francisco, California
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 25, 2015

Finding a nice in between spot to meet friends from the South Bay is not always easy when coming from the city (SF), as there are numerous choices and but they're not always very good choices. So I thought I'd share this great experience as I've always wanted to try it, and it didn't disappoint. We had a great time... More 

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Nome, Alaska
Top Contributor
145 reviews 145 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

The food and service is poor.....stay away and save yourself heartburn......food preparation and service is uniformly poor

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3 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Had a good breakfast here. I was really impressed that the kids menu portions were huge and the prices were great! Food was really good too.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

I'm going to mention a few things I was disappointed with at this restaurant: 1.) When we walked in we were not acknowledged by the hosts right away as they were preoccupied with something. Two other couples walked in thru the door next to the host stand and by then the hosts looked up and immediately seated them, not realizing... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews 17 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

Recently had breakfast at this very pleasant restaurant .......the decor is lovely, very calming and comfortable. However, I requested tea and twice had to ask for milk. My husband had a coffee and again no cream or sugar offered. We felt the server was a little overwhelmed and just had too many tables to serve......I wanted to jump up and... More 

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Patrick_J_Lane, General Manager at Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar, responded to this review

Dear Blackrock, Thank you for taking the time to send us detailed information on the service you experienced while having breakfast in the restaurant. It is important for us to know why an issue has occurred so that we can determine whether there is a need for additional training, corrective counseling or increased staffing. We are committed to continuous improvement... More 

California
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18 reviews 18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

My mom and I stayed at the Stanford Park Hotel during a recent trip - and enjoyed a delicious dinner at the restaurant there. The decor is similar to that of a New England manor, very quaint but chic. There weren't many people dining which was perfect for us to relax and have a quiet meal together. For some reason... More 

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Winter Garden, Florida
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103 reviews 103 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

The four of us went here for dinner on a Friday night. We were not able to get a table in the dining room but were able to dine in the bar/lounge area without reservations. The menu is diverse and a little expensive. I had the pork chop which was very good. It would have been nice to get bread... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

Friends and I have had three excellent dinner experiences here the past year. High quality food and consistently attentive service. The indoor dining area is quiet enough to enjoy our conversations but no one else's, and the hotel bar is very cozy and sophisticated. Service outside was a wee bit slow until we said something. That said, the Menlo Grill... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
    (Sand Hill Road)
  • Public Transportation: Cal Train - Menlo Park.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-330-2790

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 25
  • Cuisine: American

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene, Romantic, Entertaining clients, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Doing business

Description

A classic American grill with a warm and inviting neighborhood feel. The relaxed setting offers casual, yet sophisticated, dining with a menu that highlights regional and seasonal ingredients. An extensive wine-by-the-glass and craft brew selection is also featured.Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks.
Open Hours
Sunday
7:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
6:30 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
7:30 am - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?