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Flea Street Cafe

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3607 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA 94025-6213 (Avy Ave.)
650-854-1226
Today
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Good for:
Casual Elegant

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 0
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  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Not as good as it thinks it is

The Flea Street cafe is average. The menu is average, the food is average, and the hostess stand misunderstands just how important the restaurant is. There was nothing creative about the menu, farm to table concept but mediocre creativity. The mushroom soup was meh, the beet salad was a standard... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed December 11, 2014
TheDeacon87
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Great Falls, Virginia
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
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Great Falls, Virginia
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230 reviews 230 reviews
149 restaurant reviews
182 helpful votes 182 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

The Flea Street cafe is average. The menu is average, the food is average, and the hostess stand misunderstands just how important the restaurant is. There was nothing creative about the menu, farm to table concept but mediocre creativity. The mushroom soup was meh, the beet salad was a standard beet salad, and the short ribs were average. On the... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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77 reviews 77 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

We had a variety of dishes but no one raved or even made positive comments about what they ate. The short ribs were at best okay and the fish was bland. A nice setting but the place was a bit noisy. Selection of specialty drinks was the highlight.

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Menlo Park, California
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

I've been coming here with friend for many years. The restaurant is always packed. They focus on local, seasonal ingredients. I've truly loved every meal I've had here. Smoked trout appetizer on criss cross cut potato chip is delicious. Anytime duck is on the menu, I get it, also love the seafood options, have a lovely wine list and really... More 

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Top Contributor
77 reviews 77 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Excellent evening out. The decor, food and service were all fabulous. Great drink list! Will definitely return!

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richmond va.
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79 reviews 79 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 21, 2014

Recently had dinner in this very cosmopolitan spot in Menlo park. Literally patrons were from all over the world. Eclectic menu with great local food. excellent service.

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Atherton, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

Jesse Cool's long-standing, reliable and pretty, landmark. Good service, food, wine and decent prices.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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54 reviews 54 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2014

Our friendly waiter guided us through the tasty menu making excellent suggestions for variety and sharing. We both enjoyed the featured corn soup (split without charge in the kitchen) and apple salad. The gnocchi were covered in a marvelous complex flavored sofrito with the garnish of crispy prosciutto. The short ribs were tender and flavorful, beautifully plated with table fresh... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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60 reviews 60 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Flea Street Cafe has been enjoying glowing reviews for years as a top dining spot in Silicon Valley. We concur with these reviews; this is a wonderful place for fresh farm-to-table, well-prepared food. Two surprises were the fantastic cheeseboard with lovely accompaniments and the availability of some fairly economical, good-quality wines.

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Menlo Park, California
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32 reviews 32 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

Exceptional excellent food, hard to make a choice on what to order. Local fresh organic and free range produce. Wonderful to have a chef of Jesse Cool's caliber locally, and not have to trek into San Francisco for quality and creative menu. For many years we have always had the same consistent quality and good service each time we visit... More 

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San Jose, California
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215 reviews 215 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
107 helpful votes 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

We just dined here to celebrate our anniversary and make it to Flea Street about once every 3 months. It's nice for us to have a special occasion restaurant that isn't all the way in San Francisco (we live in San Jose). I've read some of the somewhat negative reviews and am a bit puzzled. My diagnosis of why some... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3607 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA 94025-6213
    (Avy Ave.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: 650-854-1226

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 21 - 30
  • Cuisine: Californian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
Open Hours
Monday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Wednesday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Thursday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Friday
9:30 pm - 5:00 pm

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