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1023 N FAIROAKS AVE, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
(408) 745-1260
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Ranked #28 of 331 Restaurants in Sunnyvale
Price range: $31 - $50
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Seafood, Californian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Weddell Drive
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  • English first
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English first
Groton, Massachusetts
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292 reviews 292 reviews
194 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 23, 2015

Really not sure what to make of this place but I was not all that impressed. Service was friendly enough, but the food was a bit of a let down. It is fine dining, but the cutlery and general structure of the place is a bit dated and lacks sophistication. The food was ok, but for the price not good... More 

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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2014

The menu is perfect for dinner with friends! the staff is very friendly and the place itself is very nice they have a very nice wine list.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Treated my staff to a business lunch and the service we received was excellent. The lunch menu was diverse enough for everyone to find something to their liking. Everyone enjoyed their food. Price is a little to the higher side, but I did not feel cheated.

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Sunnyvale, CA
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230 reviews 230 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
962 helpful votes 962 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 10, 2014

Since when is 82-35=71? Since we went to Lion and Compass. We got $82 of food and had a $35 discount coupon, with the final bill $71. More on this bill (mis)calculation later. Lion and Compass has been around for 32 years -older than the average Yelper! A good place for a first date, except that there is nothing around... More 

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San Jose, California
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38 reviews 38 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2014

This restaurant is in a hidden corner of Fairoaks in Sunnyvale, so it's easy to miss it if you don't know the directions. It unpretentious and has good ambience for a quiet relaxing lunch, unlike the equally popular Birk's, which has been slipping in both the food quality and noise level. Service is top notch and attentive, without being annoying.... More 

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Sunnyvale, California, United States
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8 reviews 8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2014

I loved that we could walk in and be seated. The wine and the food are excellent. They have happy hour on Fridays and Mike at the bar is great!

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New Jersey
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42 reviews 42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2013

Excellent service, traditional ambiance. Seafood seems to be their specialty. We were 8 people and everyone enjoyed their appetizers and entrees. Highly recommend the swordfish.

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Rome, Italy
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219 reviews 219 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2013

One of the most interesting thing I've been told in this recent trip in California is that this restaurant was built by the Atari founder for his friend. It is a nice restaurant, with a very good bar that offer a kind of upper class environment. Food is good and I strongly suggest who visit this place to listen to... More 

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Sunnyvale, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2013

This is a very friendly place to dine. The moment you enter the restaurant you are greeted with a friendly good evening. The menu is not large but they always have a special and the selections are always prepared perfectly. This is a place for business people at lunch, special parties are arranged for holidays, and a great place for... More 

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Highland, Maryland
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164 reviews 164 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
91 helpful votes 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 20, 2013

Enjoyed a seat at the relaxing bar and had a fine class of Red along with the Goat Cheese salad and Ravioli. Jimmy the bartender took good care of me.

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Additional Information about Lion & Compass

Address: 1023 N FAIROAKS AVE, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
Phone Number: (408) 745-1260
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
Cuisine: Seafood, Californian

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