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Located in downtown Palo Alto, this contemporary Vietnamese restaurant endorses the tradition of the "family style" meal. The interiors are casual yet sophisticated, complemented by an art gallery featuring beautiful Vietnamese fine art. The warm and dim lighting provides for a dreamy ambiance, so now you know where to bring your date. Choose from the three different dining areas: the cocktail bar, Tamarine's elevated tables or the Vung Tau room. To enjoy a true Vietnamese meal, pair the small plates offered here with aromatic, flavor-infused rice selections. Take your pick from the eclectic list of wines and cocktails.
Sundance is a popular steakhouse in Palo Alto that has become an institution in itself. Featuring a fine selection of cuts, it has been successfully satiating the appetite of diners for 35 years. The Slow Roasted Prime Rib is a famous dish that sells quickly owing to its melt-in-the-mouth texture and vivid flavors. The Sundance Burger is also an often ordered dish that must be tasted atleast once. Relish the fine beverage selection that boasts 405 labels of wines and plenty of spirits and beer. The dim lighting gives an intimate feel to an otherwise friendly venue. It is a good location for a dinner with friends.
Rediscover Italian cuisine at Caffe Rialce, which serves irresistible dishes at good prices. The enticing menu consists of pastas, pizzas and entrees, out of which the Concetta’s Cannelloni and Lamb Shank are a must try. Each item is carefully prepared in keeping with traditional Italian recipes, thereby leading to a fine authentic flavor. Private events can be successfully held in this large space, seating 250 persons at a time. The staff is well-versed with the menu and can give good suggestions about the choice of wine.
This wildly popular eatery serves up elegant Greek cuisine in a tidy storefront with linen-topped tables, stone hearth, artisanal pottery and an open kitchen that is warm and inviting. Locals love the daily fish specials, assertively seasoned with lemon, olive oil and bay leaves in perfect proportions. Other must-tries at Evvia Estiatorio include the succulent dishes of braised lamb or beef surrounded by saffron rice, the luscious spanikopita bursting with spinach and feta, and the hearty Moussaka with its rich layers of slow-cooked beef and cheese. For dessert, there is flaky and sweet baklava. The service is quick and friendly.