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Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

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Sat, 7/20
8:00 PM

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2019 Winner

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Weekly Lunch Specials are available 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Corn Soup
Corn, roasted poblano peppers, cilantro, cream
Persian Cucumber-Stawberry and Poached Salmon
With sweet gem lettuce, lemon vinaigrette, dill, lemon yogurt, hazelnuts
Panna Cotta
Fresh berries
Weekly Dinner Specials are available 4:00pm - 10:00pm - Seasonal Menu available in a three course tasting format $40 per person (excluding tax and gratuity)
Corn Soup
Corn, roasted Poblano peppers, cilantro, cream
Persian Cucumber-Strawberry and Poached Salmon
W sweet gem lettuce, lemon vinaigrette, dill, lemon yogurt, hazelnuts
Grilled Branzino
Grilled vegetables, saffron couscous, roasted pepper sauce, arugula pesto and olives
Homemade Salmon Ravioli
Lobster tomato cream, cherry tomatoes, spinach, peas and parmesan cheese
Panna Cotta
Fresh berries
Imperial Wagyu Ribeye
12 oz. all-natural domestic wagyu boneless ribeye served with tempura vegetables, chili prawns, and demi-glace
Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant is a favorite for locals and hotel guests! Relax next to Dinah's Garden Hotel's pool and relish in the peaceful surroundings while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, happy hour with cocktails, and dinner. We have a fresh new menu that utilizes the “farm to table” approach and uses only the best cage free eggs, free range meat, & local and sustainable produce whenever possible. Come enjoy the new Dinah's Poolside Restaurant in a spectacular setting with a casual atmosphere and beautiful design; it is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle. For over 55 years we have been serving the Palo Alto area with great service, great food, and fresh squeezed orange juice daily!
$8 - $35
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi
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All reviews brunch eggs benedict french toast risotto lamb chops salad burger pool side dinah's garden hotel umbrellas for shade koi pond great dinner fine dining sit outside service was great wonderful food el camino
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Reviewed 5 days ago

You can sit inside or outside in the shaded area along the pool. The setting is very nice and the menu is pretty diversified for a small facility. The service was very good and the food was prepared and presented excellently. I had their clam...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank Richard W
Reviewed 1 week ago

Regardless of what I ordered the food was excellent and ample at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant. I sometimes wished service were more attentive but the taste was worth it.

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank SunlovermidsouthUSA
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Dinah's had the most complete breakfast menu I have seen. Anything you could want for breakfast was offered. I had Smoked Salmon Eggs Benedict. My husband had hash. We started with berries and yogurt. The waiter couldn't have been more helpful. The setting by the...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank Timetovote6-8
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was a beautiful day and we wanted to dine outside. What a great choice! Dinner was excellent: we chose the fried chicken dinner and the porcini ravioli, both of which were wonderful. Very flavorful with a wonderful presentation. Topped it off with berry vanilla...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank FamilyTraveler095
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant is on the grounds of Dinah's Garden Hotel. We stayed there while visiting Palo Alto, for a Family Gathering. We always greatly appreciate the warm friendly service, Beautiful Gardens and poolside restaurant. We stayed at Dinah's to attend a COL in Los Altos,...More

Date of visit: July 2019
Thank DiRider
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a really neat place with excellent food and outdoor seating - beside the pool of course. Food was amazing and the waiter, Reyes, was so friendly and he made us feel so welcome. The menu has something for everyone, and the prices were...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank kmhaley
Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Great menu and great service every season of the year. The staff treat you like family that they enjoy being with. Buffets there are also very good.

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank amrevu
Reviewed June 10, 2019

I had breakfast here. The food was basic and the service was friendly but slow (which is hard to imagine since the place was nearly empty). It beats McDonald's but there must be better breakfast places in the area.

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank marfak
Reviewed June 8, 2019 via mobile

Met a girlfriend here for lunch today. Beautiful sunny day and many of us sitting poolside under umbrellas. We got here at 11:45 but on the weekend, if much later,you really need reservations. Wait staff is attentive and great. We both had iced tea (seamed...More

Date of visit: June 2019
Thank marciagabby
Reviewed May 31, 2019

Dinah's is a charming poolside restaurant with classic American breakfast and lunch. Perfect shade, lovely views and great food. The restaurant is situated next-door to the hotel's lobby. Dining tables are underneath plenty of umbrellas for shade around the small but inviting pool. The waitstaff...More

Date of visit: May 2019
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April 21, 2018|
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Response from DinahsGardenHotel | Property representative |
Greetings Heather. The lunch hours at our Poolside Restaurant are indeed from 11am to 3pm everyday. We hope to see you soon! Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel
Patricia S
September 20, 2017|
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Response from DinahsGardenHotel | Property representative |
Hello Patricia, Thank you for choosing our Poolside restaurant - my apologies for the delayed resopnse. We have indicated your preference to dine in-doors on your reservation. Our dinner service starts at 4:00 p.m. daily... More
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