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Lion & Compass

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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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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff

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  • Food
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  • Value
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Great for lunch

Good food great service and a nice place to eat and talk. Near 101. i usually have a sea food which is light and great. Good deserts as well.

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Palo Alto, California
Good for:
  • Bar scene
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Palo Alto, California
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Good food great service and a nice place to eat and talk. Near 101. i usually have a sea food which is light and great. Good deserts as well.

Thank oferbens
Navi Mumbai, India
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125 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Were there for a business lunch and found to be a quite place. Nice ambiance and the very important thing to mention here is the service. An old lady, must be 65+ came to take the order and she was awesome. while she suggested some specialities, at times she was little strict and believe that was awesome. Rest of the... More 

Thank Rajeevkr
Sunnyvale, California
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30 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 20, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

This place is pretty close to my home, which is why I knew of places around there to park. Why would a restaurant limit its parking lot to valet parking only, which while technically free leaves an expectation of a tip? Other than this, our experience was good. The food was delicious, the service was nice and prompt. The restaurant... More 

Thank Spandan C
Sarasota, Florida
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129 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2015

A good spot to meet family or business associates, but I found the food to be unimpressive. The salads we had were "nice" but nothing impressive, thin dressing without a lot of flavor, fresh greens but more typical than not. The soup was also thin without a lot of flavor (how can you make thin lentil soup?) 2 of our... More 

Thank JordanS8
Boston, United Kingdom
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199 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2015

We were here for a friend's birthday. The hostess was a bit snooty but other than her, the rest of the evening went fine. I've been here several times before but never had the private room. Where, guess what? they put us in a private room just for our birthday girl!! It was great. My friend was so happy. I... More 

Thank hrdabster
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2015

After waiting 30 minutes for my first drink in this largely empty restaurant, I paid my bill and left. Simply the worst service.

Thank Thomas R
Colorado Springs, Colorado
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41 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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 

Thank incog809
Clarksville, VA, United States
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161 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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.

Thank Joey H
Boston, Massachusetts
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43 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 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 

Thank foodieguy2014
Tel aviv
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62 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 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 .

Thank Nis62

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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: American, Seafood

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Bar scene


Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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?