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201 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1912
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Ranked #13 of 318 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Wed - Fri 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Sat 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
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Palo Alto
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60 reviews 60 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 9, 2014

I don't really know what to say about this place. It's a disservice to call it fancy or special or innovative -- it's much more than that. It isn't actually like eating a meal at a restaurant. I went with my mom for a special birthday lunch... we are two "seasoned" restaurant-goers, and this was an absolute first for both... More 

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Redwood City
14 reviews 14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

This is a foodies' restaurant! And the food is exceptional. The wine pairings are very expensive and only so-so at best; one of our wines had turned (OK, that can happen to anyone). Wine by the glass was $35. Seriously, they need a wine steward who is familiar with California wines and mark them up 2-2.5 times retail if they... More 

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Palo Alto, California
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30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 18, 2014

It's hard to find truly creative high-end dining in the Bay Area (despite its reputation) but intimate, tucked-away little Baume never disappoints. Service is top-notch, pairings are on point, cuisine is inventive and joyous. If you're a true foodie, don't miss it.

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San Francisco Bay area
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37 reviews 37 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
63 helpful votes 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Dined for the second time at Baume. Same chef, but many changes in the menu. Much less molecular gastronomy (spheres, foams, frozen ices/nitrogen), which made dining here very fun. But the food is still creative and amazing! Our favorites included: - the Amuse Bouche: two little spoons of flavor, one of melon cassis sorbet and the other of kohlrabi/avocado. Would... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2014

We love to go to the restaurants with Prixe Fixe meals because we don't have to think what would go well with the wines. We've been to Bijouex in Dallas (my second), Atelier Crenn, Manresa, Gary Danko, Le Papillon, Azure in Hawaii, and Baume tops them because of their creative gastronomic style (hope I said that right). I am a... More 

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Menlo Park, California
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61 reviews 61 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2013

Baumé exceeded our expectations, which were high, given the number of exceptional reviews. Each of the six courses was beautifully prepared and presented. The servers kept a perfect pace during the meal. I very much liked the idea of surprise at each course. The conception of each dish was artistic and the many flavors harmonized in unexpected ways. The beef... More 

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Palo Alto
4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

Went to lunch at Baume' for my birthday. Six creative, delicious and beautiful courses with wine pairings. Flawless service and ambience. In a long life luckily punctuated by wonderful food, this ranks with the very best.

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San Francisco, California
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62 reviews 62 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 4, 2013

First off Baume is located on neighborhood shopping street in Palo Alto, not the main downtown, so it's fairly quiet on the streets. This is a dining experience. It is one of those places where presentation, timing and taste are all orchestrated. The menu was a list of ingredients - not courses, very clever. Each course and pairing were thoughtfully... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2013

Baume was the best dinner I ever had!!!! My wife is pregnant and they were able to accommodate all requests! I really liked how they don't turn the tables over. It was our table for the night, which ended up being 6pm-9pm. Service was outstanding.

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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2013 via mobile

This is our third time to Baume & they never fail to impress us with attention to every detail! We love being sent home with menu to remind us of the beautifully prepared courses & the wine pairings. Perfection once again!

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Additional Information about Baume

Address: 201 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1912
Phone Number: 650-328-8899
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Open Hours:
Wednesday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Thursday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Friday 5:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: French

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