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Flea Street Cafe

3607 Alameda De Las Pulgas, Menlo Park, CA 94025-6213
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Ranked #1 of 119 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Price range: $21 - $30
Mon - Fri 9:30 pm - 5:00 pm
Cuisines: Californian
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Avy Ave.
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English first
richmond va.
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76 reviews 76 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 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
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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44 reviews 44 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 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
20 helpful votes 20 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
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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175 reviews 175 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
94 helpful votes 94 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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San Francisco
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167 reviews 167 reviews
86 restaurant reviews
66 helpful votes 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

Jesse Cool, the owner of this excellent restaurant, has become a celebrity chef with cookbooks, tours, classes, etc. She is one of the first women chefs to make it in a mostly male world (never mind the female TV chefs). From the beginning, she emphasized locally sourced food, organic when available, free range meats, and creative combinations. In the last... More

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Menlo Park, California
11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

One of our favorite places hands down. We eat here a lot both on our own and with friends. We've always had excellent, generous service. (One time I commented on how good the soup sounded but wanted a salad, so made the choice for the latter. A few minutes later, the waiter brought out a espresso-cup-sized sample of the soup... More

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New York City, New York
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67 reviews 67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 27, 2014

Great waitstaff that knew the menu and wine in depth. The first course cheese plate was great as we're the 2nd plate meatballs. The main entree -3rd plate, lamb with truffle oil was sub par. Although the lamb was cooked beautifully, the glaze was without flavor and left the overall meal flat. For the price premium here, I expect a... More

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San Francisco, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2014

have dined here several times.........off the beaten path in a residential area.........nice atmosphere.....cozy and attractive decor.......good portions on most items.......a bit pricey on the main courses....most around $35.........but excellent and interesting preparations....excellent service.......decent, well-selected wine list.....$25 corkage....moderate noise......try the chicken.....one of the best ever....a definite repeat.......almost always busy so book ahead.

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