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Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

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4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-798-1314
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06:30 - 22:00
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Los Altos, CA (USA)
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335 reviews
168 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 172 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten breakfast over the years at Dinah's but last night went for their dinner offerings. The service was attentive and friendly. Most of the dishes were quite good: the mac and cheese (with bacon!), the branding, the fish and chips, the pot de creme dessert. Two of us ordered the steak frites and both of us felt that... More 

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Thank Tracy K
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Tracy for taking the time to review your recent trip to The Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel. While we are happy that you enjoyed most of the dishes, we do apologize about the tenderness of the steak. Hockey Puck is definitely not the texture the restaurant is shooting for. I'll make sure to pass on to our... More 

Palo Alto, California
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358 reviews
262 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Met 4 friends for breakfast today. I come here for breakfast or lunch a few times each month and I love it! Food is very good, large menu and terrific wait staff. Prices are quite reasonable. Their French toast and crepes for breakfast are the best!!

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Thank Marcia K
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Marcia for the kind words regarding your visits to the Poolside Restaurant. We're pleased to hear that you enjoy the menu and our servers. The french toast and crepes are my favorite as well! We look forward to your next visit and hope that it will be very soon. All the Best, Steven Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's... More 

San Diego
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42 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

There was nothing super special, but the waitstaff was nice, the food was decent and not too expensive and service was FAST!

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Thank IslandGuySanDiego
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for also reviewing The Poolside Restaurant here at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service and hope you will visit both the restaurant and hotel again soon. All the Best, Steven Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

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13 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I love love love this place! it's one of the few old time places left in Palo Alto with a great atmosphere! I highly recommend it to someone wanting to have a lovely dinner with someone special

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Thank Loops J
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many, many, many thanks for the kind words regarding Dinah's Garden Hotel and our Poolside Restaurant. We're so happy to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and look forward to having you back in the near future. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Harpswell, Maine
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273 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

It had the usual choices, plus more, and the food was fresh, and well prepared. The coffee was good. And you look out onto the pool, so exact what you need to start the day. I thought their traditional Eggs Benedict was quite good.

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Thank Peter B
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Peter for also sharing your thoughts on our Poolside Restaurant. Our restaurant is open everyday from 6:30am until 10pm and also provides room service to our hotel guests. Our breakfasts are wonderful and you are correct: the Eggs Benedict dish is delicious! Please visit us again soon. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Port Charlotte, Florida
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25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago

While there are many fine eateries in the near vicinity of Dinah's Garden Hotel. it is nice to be able to occasionally eat on site. The food and drink is served by the pool, under the palms, in the luxury of tropical foliage. This ambience makes the dining even better since the service is friendly and attentive. Goes well with... More 

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your recent experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed the hotel and our Poolside Restaurant and hope that you will visit us again soon. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Los Angeles, California
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

Fun and great food!!! Great attentive wait staff. Nice location indoor and outdoor seating! Recommend!

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Thank Mark B
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you Mark for sharing your recent experience at the Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're glad to hear that you enjoyed the food and the service and hope that you will continue to visit us in the future. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Simi Valley, CA
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131 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016

We were in town for a family gathering and wanted to stay somewhere close to everyone. We ate at the restaurant after we checked in. It was so relaxing sitting by the pool. The food and drinks were very good and the happy hour deals were great. It was a really nice start to our weekend getaway.

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Dinah's Garden Hotel for your recent Weekend Getaway. We are so happy to hear that you enjoyed both the hotel and our Poolside Restaurant and we hope the next getaway will be in the near future. All the Best, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Las Vegas, Nevada
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2016

We used the poolside restaurant for a wonderful pre-wedding party last weekend. The food was terrific and the servers were so wonderful and accomodating. It was pouring rain and Dinah's put up a terrific tent around the patio so that we could al enjoy the pretty poolside scenery. THANK YOU!!!

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Thank krotticci
DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

We are honored that you chose Dinah's as the setting for your most important life event! Congratulations and best wishes - we hope to see you soon and often again! Sincerely, John Hutar, General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016 via mobile

Beautiful hotel spacious rooms plenty of closets and drawers. The resturant is around the pool very nice, relaxing, and fresh air .

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DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you so much for your kind words regarding your most recent experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel and the Poolside Restaurant. We are, in fact, family owned and we hope that you will come back soon when your travels bring you back to the Silicon Valley area. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 8 - USD 35
Cuisine
American
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Business meetings, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-798-1314
Description
Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant is a favorite for locals and hotel guests! Relax next to Dinah's Garden Hotel's pool and relish in the peaceful surroundings while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, happy hour with cocktails, and dinner. We have a fresh new menu that utilizes the “farm to table” approach and uses only the best cage free eggs, free range meat, & local and sustainable produce whenever possible. Come enjoy the new Dinah's Poolside Restaurant in a spectacular setting with a casual atmosphere and beautiful design; it is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle.

For over 55 years we have been serving the Palo Alto area with great service, great food, and fresh squeezed orange juice daily! Come have some of your old favorites or try one of our new tasty items.

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