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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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6:30 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: Lunch, Late Night, Breakfast, Dinner, 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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  • 57
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 7
    Poor
  • 3
    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 Desserts

Went to lunch mid-week. The lunch was good but the desserts were outstanding ... Beignets and a Chocolate Rasperberry Bombe were superb.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 30, 2015
Jim H
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Fremont, California
Good for:
  • Local cuisine
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Bar scene
  • Special occasions
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Fremont, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Went to lunch mid-week. The lunch was good but the desserts were outstanding ... Beignets and a Chocolate Rasperberry Bombe were superb.

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Chicago
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 NEW

Delicious breakfast. Wonderful gluten free choices, too--toast and pancakes! Fresh fruit and tasty breakfast meats and hash browns, cooked to perfection.

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Sand City, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2015

Wish we could have went to dinner here (that was the plan but didn't end up happening) so we went for breakfast on our way out. Very underwhelming would be the way to describe it. Not sure if waiter was new or just unenthusiastic but at least fake it if someone asks you what you recommend or think of a... More 

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San Jose, California
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2015

The guacamole is awesome, and the service is very attentive. The ambiance is spectacular, and the fireplace is a nice touch, even on a hot day.

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New York City, New York
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

If you want a great meal and want a cocktail, look no further. This place has a great menu and wine list. Both visits we ate here and it was excellent!

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

We loved eating in the courtyard out back. It was magical at night. We were freezing. The heat lamp was hardly adequate. Another guest told us the hotel had blankets but our waiter never brought any. As we were guests in the hotel, we thought we could borrow pool towels but none were out so late. The hotel is fantastic.... More 

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Los Angeles, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

this was some of the best salmon I have ever had. It had a crispy skin layer on top and was served on a tasty risotto. The specialty crafted cocktails were a mixologists dream. i could tell that they had put a lot of effort into designing their cocktail and wine list. My brother ordered the steak and said it... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015

Had breakfast here and it was not the best. Eggs Benedict with smoked salmon and tomatoes mixed in with soggy muffins...not good. Coffee also pretty tasteless and all in all not a great experience. Ate here during the day and the food was slightly better but for the price this place is not recommended. Surely there are better places around... More 

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Elk Grove, Ca.
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

Very plain and all greasy bacon and eggs with hash browns, no home fried or country taters. I would imagine dinner is better.

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Pleasanton, California
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Two of us had lunch there. Salmon and burger. The waiter was from Sri Lanka and was willing to customize our orders any way we wanted. The only hitch was that the Arnold Palmer was a little too sour for my taste.

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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: Local cuisine, Romantic, Doing business, Bar scene, Special occasions

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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