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“Excellent Restaurant gets Better!”
Review of Flea Street Cafe

Flea Street Cafe
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Ranked #8 of 123 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $21 - $30
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Avy Ave.
Menlo Park, CA
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49 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Excellent Restaurant gets Better!”
Reviewed July 6, 2012

We had not been to Flea Street Cafe in several years and were very excited to find it had improved even over its already high standards. Since it is a little out of the way, we tend to forget about it. The waiter was very attentive & helpful, but not hoovering. His recommendations for locally grown salads and side dishes were perfect and the entrées were both beautifully presented and exquisite. We had the duck and sea bass and were only disappointed that we didn't have room for desert - the surrounding tables were certainly enjoying theirs!

We will go back again soon & so should you!

  • Visited June 2012
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English first
Los Altos, CA
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Flea Street - a credit to JZ”
Reviewed May 28, 2012

I've been to Flea Street several times and always enjoyed it. JZ Cool knows how to run a restaurant. The menu always includes local, organic ingredients and the food is innovative.

Visited October 2011
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1 Thank TikkunOlam
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San Francisco Bay Area
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57 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
“Best Food We've Had in a Long Time!”
Reviewed May 23, 2012

I love that this restaurant features the freshest and organic quality produce from farms in the area. I love that I'm helping to support local farmers. The food was amazing. I ordered all the specials of the day. Nettle soup (sort of like a arugula with a lemony twist). Amazing lamb! So tender and cooked perfectly at medium rare. My husband had the risotto and it was equally delicious. The owner of the restaurant came by our table - very sweet and friendly to see how we loved the food. She told us that she's got the best chefs and complimented on how hard they work on their menu and create amazing food! Service was good. Wine a bit on the expensive side- even for a glass, so if you order it, just expect. Definitely a mark up there. Because of the high price...but really worth it food...we will be back mainly for special occasions. Great simple but elegant decor. The food makes it so worthwhile. Really savor it!

  • Visited April 2012
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2 Thank NorCal_Explorer
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Stanford, California
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8 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Amazing quality (but quite expensive)”
Reviewed May 6, 2012

This place has organic, healthy, quality ingredients and meals. I really love coming here for special occasions because it really is a treat. (You do have to pay for the extra quality though - which is definitely worth it on occasion)

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Menlo Park, California
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Perky, locavore, organic bistro”
Reviewed March 16, 2012

Don't be fooled by appearances. It may look like a place you'd take your maiden aunt for tea, but it's really got an excellent kitchen! It it only weren't so expensive, it would be perfect as our local cafe.

  • Visited February 2012
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