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“Good Menu Selection at Lunch”

Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar
Ranked #3 of 129 Restaurants in Menlo Park
Price range: USD 12 - USD 25
Cuisines: American
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Good for: Bar Scene, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Breakfast, After-hours, 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 5 March 2018

Had lunch with friends and cannot say enough about the service and food. First, the room is very nice and well appointed, and I hope to return for drinks on the outside patio. Food portions were filling and the chocolate dessert after was equally good.

Thank SheriffBTJustice
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Reviewed 3 March 2018 via mobile

We stayed at the Stanford Park property for over a week. I so wanted to enjoy this restaurant. The night we arrived we tried the food. My pepperoni pizza crust was covered with uncooked flour. Never tasted pizza so bad. I tried several other items as well: Eggs Benedict (average), burger (average), etc. the best thing on the menu that I ate was the Buffalo Cauliflower appetizer. The night before we departed, a Sunday, I ordered the Prime Rib. It tasted excellent, but at that meal, I had to ask for bread, au jus and horseradish sauce, while the table next to me had them without issue. I thought overall the food was below average and the service was terrible. The selections were very limited as well. I hope they fix the management and expand the menu. The restaurant is unfitting of this excellent hotel.

Thank laceylouise
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Reviewed 8 February 2018

We all (3) had steaks at the Menlo Grill Bistro, and they were very tasty; service was great, salads and vegetables were fresh and just right. Nice wine menu, duh....
All in all, a nice place to have a quiet dinner and then just saunter off to the elevator and up to your room! Oh yes, we shared a mud pie; it disappeared instantly. And the capuccino was nicely made and presented. Thumbs up.

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Thank Leslie E
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Reviewed 28 November 2017

Recently I arranged for a group brunch to celebrate my husband's birthday. There were 11 of us in the private area at the back of the restaurant, with pleasant views outside. With a large group, the Grill has three prix fixe menus to choose from, all of which include three courses with a variety of interesting choices for each course. The staff was very accommodating with special glasses for champagne, and some quirky ordering. They also made a printed menu with a personalized heading that was a nice touch.
My only quibbles involve the fact that no coffee was included - it would have been a small cost to the restaurant, but a nice offering. Also, although the corkage fee SEEMS generous at two bottles per table, it strikes me that larger tables should have more latitude (i.e. 2 bottles per 4-5 people, or something like that). And finally - Caesar Salad with kale? Oh please - don't DO that!
Otherwise everything was great. Thank you Jenni for helping us arrange such a nice party!

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Thank schwakes
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Reviewed 10 November 2017 via mobile

The Menlo Grill is located in the Stanford Park Hotel which is a stately but inviting place with a peaceful outdoor atrium where you can eat in warm weather. Great photo ops on the front courtyard bench with a brass statue of Ben Franklin and an indoor statue of Thomas Jefferson.

The restaurant offers a diverse lunch menu including healthy yummy salads including a superfood salad which is a vegan’s delight, including quinoa and cranberries over spinach. I love their butternut squash soup and grilled salmon over pasta and broccoli. A hamburger and French fries here is a memorably delicious experience. I’m not a big meat eater so I can’t talk about that, but I would suppose it is well prepared. There is also cappuccino or latte.

The ambience is pleasant without being stuffy. There is also a lovely wooden bar and you can have drinks overlooking a fireplace or the peaceful atrium.

Really, the only negative I have is that you sometimes don’t get wait help in a timely fashion, but that’s not important enough to me to keep me away. Especially because parking is free and always available.

So the food gets five stars really.

Thank mabrooklyn
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