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St. Michael's Alley

140 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-2530
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Ranked #14 of 312 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Cuisines: American, French, Californian
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

Great food and wine list, but gets quite noisy. Nice ambiance. Cool little street that it is on; really out of the way but locals know all about it!

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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59 reviews 59 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2014

Went with another couple for brunch. We chose this place based on the good reviews in trip advisor but were very disappointed. From the picture it looks like there is beautiful outdoor dining but the tables are awkwardly arranged on the street and were most uninviting. The food was mediocre to bad. I had a grilled eggplant sandwich and the... More

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London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014

If you are looking for good food then you should try st. Michael' s alley. Their weekend brunch is amazing and their place is always full. They don't take brunch reservation as its first come first serve, so you have to go and put your name on their list. It is worth the wait.

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San Jose, California
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87 reviews 87 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
67 helpful votes 67 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2014

I hadn't been here since the restaurant relocated and was pleasantly surprised at the new, larger and very nice site. St Michaels Alley was an excellent choice to celebrate a friends birthday. We made reservations and the table reserved for us was perfect - in a corner with a view of the street. Service was quick waitstaff experienced and very... More

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Arlington, Virginia
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60 reviews 60 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

I was here for a conference reception and dinner afterwards. The reception food was very good and well served. The dinner menu was great. I really enjoyed the selection of California seafood that night. It is a small restaurant, so our party took over the whole place.

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London
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115 reviews 115 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
84 helpful votes 84 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2014

Although we had tried to book several days ahead for the holiday weekend there was nothing available but they suggested we come along as all the outside and bar seating cannot be reserved so first come first served. The restaurant is charming: inside the main room, which is not large, inside the separate bar area and outside on the front... More

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Seattle, Washington
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25 reviews 25 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2014

Our group had dinner on a Saturday night and the restaurant was busy and fun. We had a great table in the dining room but the bar area is great too. The service was excellent from the reception staff to the waiter. We ordered a variety of first courses including wild mushroom cake and artichoke tart -- very good. We... More

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New York City, New York
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120 reviews 120 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2014

Real nice, classy restaurant. Great food and top-notch service. California vibe and nice local wines on the list. Lamb and salmon are delicious. Price, but still, highly recommended.

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San Jose, California
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60 reviews 60 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 28, 2014

The restaurant is within walking distance to downtown. Our service was very good but reserved. The menu was extensive enough to please most and the portions were just right. The way they have the seating arranged in this converted house makes for an intimate dining experience. It was very pleasant. All the dishes we were served were quite good. We'll... More

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San Francisco, California
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 23, 2014

My favorite restaurant in Palo Alto. It is one of the few restaurants I have been to where I want to order everything on the menu and the specials. There is something for everyone and it is all delicious.

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Additional Information about St. Michael's Alley

Address: 140 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Phone Number: (650) 326-2530
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, French, Californian

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