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Lion & Compass

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Californian, Seafood
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1023 N FAIROAKS AVE, Sunnyvale, CA 94089 (Corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Weddell Drive)
(408) 745-1260
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 12
    Excellent
  • 14
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 1
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent meal good service an unpleasant odor in the foyer

The food was quite good here with interesting and creative use of ingredients. Started with clams in sake and lime. The sea bass was delicious with mashed purple potatoes underneath, but the vegetables seemed strewn on the plate. We skipped the dessert because nothing on the menu caught our eye... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 22, 2015
foodieguy2014
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Boston, Massachusetts
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Boston, Massachusetts
Senior Contributor
34 reviews 34 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

The food was quite good here with interesting and creative use of ingredients. Started with clams in sake and lime. The sea bass was delicious with mashed purple potatoes underneath, but the vegetables seemed strewn on the plate. We skipped the dessert because nothing on the menu caught our eye except the one that was not available. Service was prompt.... More 

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Tel aviv
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38 reviews 38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I have had several dinners at this place and always very enjoyable ones. Food is great and wine section very nice . If you like fish don't miss the almond crusted Sea Bass ..Really delicious. And not to forget the great deserts .

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Santiago, Chile
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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 13, 2015

Four of us went for a special celebration and no one was disappointed. Both the fish and meat dishes were very good and nicely presented. Service was efficient and unobtrusive. I liked the room we were in and found it a pleasant atmosphere in which to have a good meal. There is valet parking, which is necessary as the parking... More 

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Groton, Massachusetts
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315 reviews 315 reviews
207 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 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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Guadalajara
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6 reviews 6 reviews
4 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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California
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53 reviews 53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 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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251 reviews 251 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
1,030 helpful votes 1,030 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
19 helpful votes 19 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
21 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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1023 N FAIROAKS AVE, Sunnyvale, CA 94089
    (Corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Weddell Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: (408) 745-1260

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 31 - 50
  • Cuisine: Californian, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?