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St. Michael's Alley

140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2428
+1 650-326-2530
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  • Excellent57%
  • Very good26%
  • Average16%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“scallops” (9 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2428
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Reviewed 4 days ago

We sat at the Bar but were comfortable and well served. Good drinks. Great cooking. Suggest the bread pudding for desert.

Thank MarshBruce
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

A great place for a business lunch or celebratory meal. Excellent service , comfortable atmosphere and great tasty food. No pretentiousness, just friendly authentic service, relaxing and enjoyable.

Thank gary a
Reviewed 24 September 2018

We were impressed by the welcoming staff who served us when we arrived without having made a reservation, fairly late in the evening. The meal was delicious and we were not hurried out when we had finished eating. Sitting outside was very pleasant too, and...More

Thank John M
Reviewed 17 September 2018

This is a wonderful, intimate restaurant with excellent food and service. We shared a tomato salad with excellent flavor. We had 2 entrees that were both great: the scallop dish and the duck with curry sauce. We shared a wonderful tiramisu dessert also.

Thank kmtcupertino
Reviewed 22 August 2018 via mobile

We visited with our older daughter; she and her husband had raved about the restaurant. We were not disappointed! We shared the roasted Brussel sprout appetizer. My husband and I had sturgeon, while our daughter had scallops. Everything was fresh, seasonal, and delicious! Daughter had...More

Thank Debbie S
Reviewed 2 August 2018 via mobile

Stayed at the nearby Sheraton Palo Alto and looked for somewhere for a special dinner experience. The usual downtown venues didn’t appeal so we looked a few blocks from the town center, and found St. Michael’s Alley - a really nice location for a really...More

1  Thank 827stephenc
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

We had numerous items tonight at this restaurant and the next thing was better than the first. Service was impeccable. Already planning our next meal here.

Thank Amy H
Reviewed 26 July 2018

Nice atmosphere, good food, good service. We went there for dinner twice this month and we enjoyed our meals both times. Great dining option in Palo Alto.

Thank Aluor
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A friend and I chose to try a new place for lunch to celebrate my birthday, and St. Michael’s Alley was it – and what a great choice it was! The signage outside makes the restaurant easy to find, and there is a bench outside...More

Thank DrSJ
Reviewed 5 July 2018

My wife and I recently dined at St Michaels Alley which is kind of a Palo Alto institution to many locals, myself included. We started with ice cold prosecco, Ahi tuna poke, and a beet salad. The quality of the ingredients, presentation, and taste were...More

Thank rjshibata
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28 September 2018|
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Response from Simona M | Reviewed this property |
Very easy. I park on Alma and walk 1/2 block. There is also an underground garage on High Street , south of Homer... within the same complex. Have fun!
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30
Lunch, Dinner, Breakfast, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Private Dining
Good for
Business meetings, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
5:30 pm - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 2:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2428
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-2530
  • E-mail
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