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Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar

100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025
650-330-2790
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Ranked #3 of 117 restaurants in Menlo Park
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Romance, Bar scene, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Dessert
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sand Hill Road
Transit: Cal Train - Menlo Park.
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.
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English first
Menlo Park, California
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4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014 NEW

Frequently go to the Menlo Grill for dinner and most of our dinners are consistently good. The staff is wonderful and accommodating and they have a lovely room where you can have a private family/friend gathering. They have a relatively new chef who is trying to mix it up and offer seasonal dishes. I love their hamburger which is excellent... More

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Placerville, California
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2014

Wonderful service, quiet, cozy atmosphere, perfect for business meeting or quiet place to get work done before jetting off for the day

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Rochester Hills, Michigan
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 26, 2013

We were staying at the Stanford Park and went down for a convenient breakfast. I had Eggs Benedict which was prepared perfectly. My wife's omelet was lovely as well. The staff is very friendly and attentive. We can't wait to return and explore the rest of the menu. The only downside is it was a little noisy.

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

Dear Joe, We are so glad to hear you and your wife enjoyed your breakfast at the Menlo Grill. On your next visit you must give our brunch a try as its also delightful and delicious. Thanks for your great comments. We look forward to seeing you on your next visit. Patrick More

San Jose, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2013

Last week my wife and I had dinner at the Menlo Grill. It was the first time there for both of us, but definitely not the last. From the doorman to our servers everyone made us feel very welcome. Our server, Tommy, had two assistants and they were like a well-oiled machine. The timing of each course was perfect. Tommy... More

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Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013 via mobile

So a friend of mine was eating prime rib at the Grill on the Alley in the Fairmont Hotel in San Jose tonight. He posted a picture on Facebook with he caption " Heaven". It was beautiful and made me desire some Prime Rib. I am staying at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park ( see my excellent review... More

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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 8, 2013

I had a Denver omelette here that was fantastic. The service was also very good. The review should be at least 50 characters. The review should be at least 50 characters. The review should be at least 50 characters.

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Palo Alto, California
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488 reviews 488 reviews
328 restaurant reviews
213 helpful votes 213 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2013

You'll forget you're in a hotel as soon as you start tasting the food. Although the extremely friendly doormen make you not want to forget! We came here for my 24th birthday dinner. Everything we had was so amazing, and the service was incredible as well. Loved loved loved the calamari with the spicy aioli dipping sauce, and the scallops... More

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San Francisco, CA
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2013

I've been here a few times over the past few years, and the level of the food has been pretty good. But after Mother's Day brunch yesterday, I won't be going back any time soon. The service was laughably bad. Very slow, no attention to our requests, and there was nothing we could do about it. We actually had to... More

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Nathan D, Manager at Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar, responded to this review

I was disheartened to read your review about your experience on Mother's Day. We strive to provide exemplary service and experiences, and we fell short of the mark with you on Sunday. We have no excuse for the shortfalls that you experienced, nor will I offer you any. You obviously had a sup par experience, and for that, please accept... More

San Jose
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36 reviews 36 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2013

We recently went to the Menlo Grill. The restaurant is very nice and the tables are not crowded to provide privacy. The service was excellent. Our waiter was courteous, fast and very responsive. I can not say the same about the food. The menu has a good selection but the food itself does not meet the standard. The chicken tasted... More

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Palo Alto, California
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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2013

We recently went to the new Menlo Grill. It took quite a while for our opening round of cocktails to arrive, and the mixed drinks were just ok...not good enough for a second round. As for the food, it was really hit and miss. Salads and soups were served promptly and were tasty! But it took quite a while for... More

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