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1023 N Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-2101 (Corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Weddell Drive)
(408) 745-1260
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

This is probably the only upper-mid range restaurant in the area where it is possible to get a table without waiting for lunch on a weekday. And they have a parking lot, which beats looking for a parking spot in downtown Sunnyvale. Lion and Compass used to be one of my favorites, but there has been a slight decline in... More 

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San Francisco, California
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181 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 104 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 22, 2016

Service is good and the food is usually very fresh. You can't go wrong with their entrée salads, I had the scallop salad and it was amazing. The calamari on our last visit was dry, I would pass on that appetizer. Dessert was really good with fluffy and light cheesecake and tiramisu.

Thank JBR888
Edison, New Jersey
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2 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 20, 2016 via mobile

Very nice place! Plenty of parking!! Serene!! They have a great collection of wines!! Food was ok! I liked their fried calamari! Salmon was done nicely!!

Thank scimom2016
Upland, California
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532 reviews
339 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 152 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 19, 2016

After one of the best Caesar salads I've had in a looooong time, had an excellent steak cooked to perfection. Very good, generally attentive service. Somewhat limited but reasonable wine/beer selections. Would certainly go back

Thank William D
Bloomington, California
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20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 9, 2016

I went there with a large group and was pleasantly surprised. It was a little hard to find as their sign is hard to read when you're driving but had parking in the rear. Nice menu and my spinach ravioli was very good. Our server did a great job with our large group and we got everything promptly.

Thank histcy
Palo Alto, California
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2015

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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155 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 123 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2015

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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31 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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395 reviews
286 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 98 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2015 via mobile

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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214 reviews
116 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$31 - $50
American, Seafood
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Private Dining, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
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
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1023 N Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-2101
    (Corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Weddell Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: (408) 745-1260

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