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.
Since 1923, Palo Alto Creamery has served tasty food with good ingredients in a typical small town atmosphere; they are old fashioned and proud about it. Generations of consumers have been pleased and this is just the beginning. The philosophy of the restaurant is to cook simple food that is well made. This is a fun place to take your family or friends.
As you approach Vino Locale, you are transported into a delightful world that blends the charm of a fairy tale land and the Victorian age. Nestled in an old Victorian building, surrounded by bushes, shrubberies and flowering plants, this wine bar is a charming place to enjoy a candlelight dinner. Its garden dining even surpasses the dining room, replete with archways of crawling creepers, round tables covered with white cloths and pink flowers blossoming all around. This bar boasts of a selection of highly-local wines sourced from the wineries of Santa Cruz Mountains and the counties of Santa Clara, Contra Costa and Alameda. The wine list includes Feels Like Summer, Spring Fling, Love in the Secret Garden and Smooth and Sexy Reds. On some nights, musicians treat guests to the melodies of flamenco, jazz, bluegrass, folk and classical guitar music. Once a month, this restaurant also hosts a reception to showcase a selected local artists' work. If you dream of hosting your party under the stars, surrounded by nature, do hire this bar for your next function.
Downtown Palo Alto is the setting for Nola's. The menu consists of Creole Cajun cuisine in an enchanting building with romantic balconies. The New Orleans touch is evident in the Southern-style of cooking. Seafood gumbo or alligator and crawfish dumplings are classics that customers crave. They also offer etouffe - something every New Orleans person living in California will order. Their cocktail, The Hurricane comes highly recommended but beware because it is not for the faint hearted! Also, the room is filled with couched and HD TVs making Nola a great sport to enjoy games while sipping on strong cocktails.
Coupa Cafe is the first outlet in the United States by the Arabic Coffee company. Famous for its hand-picked, 100 percent Arabic beans, this Venezuelan company has managed to generate a loyal following in the city.They also serve French pastries, crepes, salads, panini, beer and wine to enhance the flavor of its branded coffee. Their service is excellent they can create beautiful latte art.
Jin Sho offers standard sushi restaurant favorites, such as California rolls, cucumber rolls, fancy rolls, sashimi and nigiri, and teriyaki dishes alongside some unexpected choices. Try the specialty miso blackened cod or the chef's choice omakase menu. Fixed-price menus are available at both lunch and dinner. Desserts such as panna cotta and black sesame ice cream provide a satisfying end to the meal, and a wide variety of sake is also available. The sushi chefs come from the acclaimed Nobu restaurant in New York City and are highly skilled and passionate about food.
Sushi House is a nice Japanese restaurant in Palo Alto. As the name claims, they offer a wide variety of sushi. They also have Bento boxes, salads and noodle dishes and other traditional Japanese food. You can eat there or take out. They provide catering services as well. Cold "party trays" are available if you come in with a group or if you want to host a Japanese food party at home.
Locals flock to Como Esta Taqueria to grab a super burrito or taco during their lunch breaks. Standard chicken, carne asada, carnitas and chile relleno are available in your choice of burritos, super burritos, tacos and quesadillas. Vegetarian options are also available. Note that this restaurant is cash-only.
Douce France is a cafe and bakery that prepares delicious meals using traditional recipes from Alsace, France, where the cafe owner is from. With cane chairs, pastel colored walls, and intimate tables, the cafe has a very homely and casual feel to it. The food is top-notch with dishes such as sweet and savory crepes, panini sandwiches, salads and more available. It is completely understandable if all your meal courses consist of dessert, as they are that good! Right from cake slices, eclairs, mousses and macarons, this place has it all! The fruit cakes look especially appetizing with plenty of strawberry and raspberry toppings.
It is in a quiet and friendly ambiance that you will savor your meal at St. Michael's Alley. You'll choose from a typical American fare, along with some regional specialties. The restaurant has two locations: on Homer Avenue for lunch and dinner, and on Emerson Street for the weekend brunch. This second location can be used for private events and can host seated dinners for up to 50 people or receptions for up to 80 people. A Stanford Grad Weekend also occurs each year and you can get a discount if you come with six people or more.
Caffeine aficionados will love this coffee shop as it offers multitude of varieties. When it comes to serving excellent coffee, Peet’s Coffee & Tea is certainly unparalleled. Broadly segregated into roasts, regions and types, Peet's offers an amazing tea and coffee menu. Each of its baristas are well-trained and will blend your cup as per your requirement and choice. And, if you want to brew on your own, it also offers coffee making equipment, mugs and similar stuff for sale. For detailed information, check website.
Palo Alto Cafe is a perfect place to stop by for a simple breakfast, latte, or cup of coffee, with classic snacks and pastries that appeal to everyone. Try their bagels, croissant sandwiches, or granola. Many customers enjoy sitting around the prominently placed coffee roaster while enjoying free Wi-Fi, or lounging by their patio. Note that this cafe accepts cash only.