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St. Michael's Alley

140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2428
+1 650-326-2530
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  • Excellent54%
  • Very good27%
  • Average18%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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Open Now
5:30 PM - 9:30 PMAll hours
American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2428
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Reviewed February 3, 2017

The environment and staff of St. Michaels Alley are very good, but the food isn't. I visited this restaurant recently for a business event. I'd been there a couple of years earlier and had hoped we'd go somewhere else since that visit left me with...More

Thank Nancy R
Reviewed January 18, 2017 via mobile

Very nice ambience great food. Followed by a wonderful desert. Recommend this place for a romantic dinner.

Thank golferdusud
Reviewed December 21, 2016

Disappointing dinner on a Tuesday;maybe the B-team was there. Leaden pasta that had little flavor and needed a knife to cut it. A shrimp toast that looked really forlorn sitting on its plate with just a few paper-thin slices of lime to dress it up....More

1  Thank LJSE
Reviewed October 26, 2016

It had been ages since we last went to SMA - and somehow we kept going to new places or the ones right in downtown. Four of us went: food was excellent all-round, across appetizers, entrees and desserts; wine list is much better-priced than most;...More

Thank Steve W
Reviewed September 24, 2016

St Mike's has wonderful food, very good service, a lovely subdued ambiance, and a noise level that encourages conversation. The menu is not same old, same old; but neither is it pushing ingredients you never heard of prepared in a manner you never heard of.

2  Thank LJSE
Reviewed August 22, 2016

This restaurant is well established with consistently fine, fresh food, fair prices and a nice quiet atmosphere. Service is right on, not too much but waitstaff and bus staff know when and how to do their jobs. Menus feature seasonal vegetables. Nothing is too adventurous...More

Thank Bob S
Reviewed July 15, 2016

First i would like to say that if you intend to go there for lunch make sure you have a reservation otherwise you will have to sit at the bar not because they are booked in the back room but not sure what the reason...More

1  Thank Lynne C
Reviewed May 28, 2016

One of our favorite restaurants in Palo Alto. It is tucked off the main drag, but well worth a visit. Their focus is on really tasty seasonal cuisine (always have 5-6 specials) which are very creatively prepared. This time we had the asparagus salad, swordfish,...More

Thank mojo2018zabivaka
Reviewed March 14, 2016

The restaurant does not open until 10am which is fine what we did not know was you are suppose to get there early they open doors at 9.30am for you to put your name on the list to be called, this is where I had...More

Thank Lynne C
Reviewed March 10, 2016

This favorite is a wonderful breakfast place. The monkey pancakes are a must try but all of their dishes are flavorful and satisfying. If you haven't been here try this place..you won't be disappointed..

Thank Kate197065
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Local cuisine, Special occasions, Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
11:30 AM - 2:00 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
10:00 AM - 2:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-2530
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