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Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar
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Ranked #3 of 123 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $12 - $25
Cuisines: American
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Bar scene
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Sand Hill Road
Transit: Cal Train - Menlo Park.
Description: A classic American grill with a warm and inviting neighborhood feel. The relaxed setting offers casual, yet sophisticated, dining with a menu that highlights regional and seasonal ingredients. An extensive wine-by-the-glass and craft brew selection is also featured.Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks.
Reviewed August 31, 2014

We have eaten here many times...always a great value. good variety and fair price. Continuation of the great service we receive at the hotel

Thank Kevin D
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Patrick_J_Lane, General Manager at Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded September 3, 2014

Greetings Kevin,

We are pleased to know you enjoy the menu offerings at the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar and feel they are a good value. Chef Erik buys the best ingredients available and his passion for creating interesting and delicious food comes through in every new dish. We hope you visit again soon as his Fall inspirations are just around the corner.

Patrick

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Reviewed August 5, 2014

great menu! lots of fun things to try that are a little different. I was a bit stumped because there were so many things that sounded great. Ended up trying several and was not disappointed. The chef obviously cares what he is presenting and everything was wonderful. Highly recommend breakfast as well as the grill for dining in...and you can eat in the bar by the fire if you like...we did several times.

Thank mike215
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Reviewed July 28, 2014

Every single item on the menu was absolutely delicious. The New York Steak, the Mac and Cheese as well as the Burger have been absolutely delicious.

Thank Guido1505
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Reviewed July 27, 2014

We were a large group, and our server was attentive & patient. In fact, all the staff was friendly. There's plenty of parking, as the restaurant is in the Stanford Park Hotel.

Sadly, that's about as far as the positives go. it is very expensive for what you get. I had the pan roasted day boat scallops: grilled corn & tomato salad, crispy bacon, pei mussels, & corn broth. It was $29, had 3 scallops that were about one inch in diameter (and one tasted a bit off), and there was no evidence of mussels. While tasty, for that price, there should have been 5 scallops, or it should have been priced as an appetizer. Someone else ordered the flatbread item on the share/snack list, which I tasted. It was, actually, a large portion, but the bread itself was completely tasteless. The person who had the grilled ahi salad with sherry basil vinaigrette said it tasted (and looked) like it had mayonnaise in it - not a positive in our book.

For the price, you can get much better meals at other local restaurants.

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Thank trvlquestions
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Reviewed July 22, 2014

Food is outstanding and beautifully presented. The wait staff if very knowledgeable about the menu items and take the time to assist you with ordering. Service was timely and the make your own sunday on the dessert menu was delish and fun! The chef also sent over an appetizer that was a nice surprise.

Thank Audrey G
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Patrick_J_Lane, General Manager at Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded July 24, 2014

Dear Audrey,

We could not ask for higher praise or a better recommendation. It is so gratifying to read that our staff provided you with a dining experience that was memorable for both its great food and exceptional service. The "make your own sundae" has been very popular with the "pick your toppings" option. So refreshing!

Thank you again for taking time to review the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar!

Patrick

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