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Flea Street Cafe

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Certificate of Excellence2016 - 2018 Winner

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40 years ago and decades before it became popular, Jesse Cool led a movement of preparing and serving only fresh, in-season, organic and local...ingredient-driven meals. The flagship of that movement, Late for the Train (1979-2004) and Flea St. Cafe. Today we know sustainability works. When Jesse set out to open her first organic restaurants, critics said it couldn't be done. Yet, along with a dedicated staff and host local farmers, vintners, fishermen and ranchers, Jesse has proven that Sustainable Cuisine is not only viable but even a preferable business model too. To this day, Flea St. Cafe continues to garner recognition and awards for environmental achievement, business sustainability,
USD 50 - USD 150
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Outdoor Seating, Private Dining, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
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All reviews smoked trout lavender lemon short ribs gnocchi buttermilk biscuits bread potatoes beef organic food perfect evening beautiful presentation prepared dishes enjoyed our dinner an appetizer dessert menu delicious meal service was excellent
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Reviewed 7 November 2018

Always a hit at this place. Food is always great. The menu seems to have fewer entrees on it these days, but anything is good. Service is good and the rooms are nice. The bar is really great -- good drinks, great service. The outside...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank Valerie B
Reviewed 5 September 2018

We ate at Flea Street Cafe for the first time this past weekend. We will plan to eat there again when we go back (we have family in this area). We started with the warm parmesan churros appetizer... who would have thought of this... they...More

Date of visit: September 2018
3  Thank BeckyBAG
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Who said food cannot be both healthy and delicious? I did and Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park proves me dead wrong. Appetizers that tease and delight. Main courses that satisfy and fulfill one’s most demanding expectations. And deserts that should be planned for and...More

Date of visit: August 2018
2  Thank michelk136
Reviewed 13 July 2018

We have been regular customers of Flea Street for decades. This experience was not up to their usual standards. The food was good but not great. And the service was just okay, our server was particularly inattentive. Which was particularly jarring this evening. Three of...More

Date of visit: July 2018
Thank Leo865
Reviewed 11 July 2018

The place is quiet and cozy, it has been around for a long time. The service staff was attentive and professional. A great ambiance for good food and conversations. Food: tasty and beautiful presentation

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank Mimi-Cristien
Reviewed 30 June 2018 via mobile

Highly rated and it did not disappoint. Wonderful seafood and beef offerings with a flair. Intimate little place that is a must if you're a local or passing through.

Date of visit: June 2018
1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 1 June 2018

Every time we visit Flea Street, I’m impressed with the consistent, high quality, creative food. The staff in the quiet main dining room (unusual in today’s trendy noise!) is helpful, competent. The owner Jesse Cool talked to me about the family photos on the wall...More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank wwalleigh
Reviewed 2 May 2018

It has been more than a year since I dined at the FSC. With them donating 10% of the nights proceeds to the local Senior Hunger Prevention "Meals on Wheels" Program, I thought I'd take a big-eating-massive-appetite Tongan roommate of mine. I was throughly embarrassed....More

Date of visit: May 2018
1  Thank WestCoastUSADad
Reviewed 24 March 2018 via mobile

I have enjoyed the new menu items. Food was as good as last time. They also extended their bar seating. And these buttermilk biscuits are just addictive, so good hot from the oven

Date of visit: March 2018
2  Thank JVDZ7
Reviewed 8 March 2018 via mobile

I was really looking forward to this meal after reading such great reviews but unfortunately it didn’t live up to expectation. I had the chicken liver mousse to start which was quite tasty but tricky to eat without getting in a complete mess (it was...More

Date of visit: March 2018
1  Thank GillyC289
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6 September 2018|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
The restaurant is fairly small but I would guess they could accommodate and reasonably large group ~25. Calling the restaurant is the best idea.
26 September 2016|
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Response from Michael F | Reviewed this property |
It is air conditioned.
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