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All 317 Palo Alto Restaurants

St. Michael's Alley

140 Homer Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 326-2530
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Ranked #15 of 317 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $0 - $30
Tue - Fri 11:30 am - 2:00 pm
Tue - Sat 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat - Sun 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Cuisines: American, French, Californian
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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
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2015

Café style brunch location with excellent atmosphere. The soups are delicious and the salade nicoise was the best I ever had. Freshly made tuna, and a good mix of salad, avocado, good olives and tasty potato salade.

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Park City, Utah
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148 reviews 148 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
96 helpful votes 96 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

Attractive decor spread over several rooms. Noise level varies substantially among them. Choose room away from the entry area if you want quiet. Menu changes considerably. We viewed offerings on the internet and found a quite different menu when we visited two days later. Food was imaginative and generally quite good. Service, while accommodating and skilled, was very slow.

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SF Bay Area
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42 reviews 42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2014

Nestled in downtown Palo Alto this quaint restaurant caters to those who have a discerning palate. The menu is varied with fresh seasonal items. The serve is wonderful, very attentive and polite. Great place also to have a cocktail and kickback.

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Salt Lake City, Utah
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62 reviews 62 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2014 via mobile

went to a private dinner and was wowed. Great atmosphere but even better service. With a group of 50 you can expect spotty service but not here. Bar tenders were superb, wait staff outstanding and great food to boot. Would defiantly go back.

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Austin, Texas
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69 reviews 69 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2014

We rolled into Palo Alto for the annual Stanford Jazz Workshop the first week of August! While in town we checked Trip Advisor for suggestions and St. Michael's Alley popped up. This was a 5 star find! From the talented and lovely bar keeper to the pragmatic and sophisticated wait staff, this wonderful corner spot fairly close to Stanford was... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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
28 helpful votes 28 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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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105 reviews 105 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
73 helpful votes 73 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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61 reviews 61 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 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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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
Open Hours:
Sunday 10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:00 pm  5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday 5:30 pm - 9:30 pm  10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 0 - 30
Cuisine: American, French, Californian

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