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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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  • 13
    Excellent
  • 15
    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
Very good for casual drinking, large groups, or anything in between.

I've been going to Lion and Compass off and on for 13 years. I'd say 50 percent of the time it is as a party of two and the other 50 percent as a large group. The food and experience is consistent. While perhaps not quite fine dining, it is a good venue to entertain, and it has the virtue... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 9, 2015
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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33 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

I've been going to Lion and Compass off and on for 13 years. I'd say 50 percent of the time it is as a party of two and the other 50 percent as a large group. The food and experience is consistent. While perhaps not quite fine dining, it is a good venue to entertain, and it has the virtue... More 

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Clarksville, VA, United States
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97 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 16, 2015

Everything was great. Table had venison stir fry, a ny strip steak and some appetizers. Nice and quiet inside, excellent place for conversation. Great coffee. Service was also excellent with staff that knew the menu...All good. Will return.

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Boston, Massachusetts
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36 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015

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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50 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 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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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 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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337 reviews
223 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 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
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 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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63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 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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132 restaurant reviews
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 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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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: American, Seafood

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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
  • Price Range: $ $ $ $
  • Cuisine: American, 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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