Where to Eat around The Westin Palo Alto
Collected by Westin AFAR
Palo Alto is a beautiful little slice of California life. Home to one of the world’s foremost universities, Palo Alto has small town appeal coupled with cosmopolitan culture and cuisine, and a warm climate tempered by proximity to San Francisco Bay.
3130 Alpine Rd #300, Portola Valley, CA 94028, USA
A small strip mall (namely the Ladera Shopping Center) off of Highway 280 might not be the first place you would look if you were in search of a New England lobster roll, but the Old Port Lobster Shack does an impressive job. The restaurant is...
447 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Enjoy simple pleasures like nibbling a chocolate croissant or sipping wine at the authentic French bistro Pastis. Best for brunch and lunch, favorites include the croque monsieur, eggs benedict, and bread pudding french toast. With charming decor...
180 El Camino Real #700, Palo Alto, CA 94304, USA
This modern Chinese restaurant serves traditional Hong Kong food with a modern touch. Perfect for lunch and dinner, Yucca De Lac offers appetizers and various dim sum dishes. I recommend the Ahi Poke—a great starter. The prices are fair, with a...
140 Homer Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
St. Michael's Alley is a truly Californian experience. With a casual, comfortable atmosphere, the menu (influenced by Mediterranean, American, and Latin American cuisines) surpasses the norm, elevating traditional dishes and adding a modern twist—...
3295 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Executive Chef Tommy Charoen was born in Thailand, and brings his international experience to his work at INDO. The menu is based on Southeast Asian cuisine, and the drinks include a number of specialty cocktails, including a refreshing basil...
900 High St, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
The Peninsula Creamery, which opened for business in 1923, presents such standard American cuisine as hamburgers, french fries, and Reuben sandwiches. Though the dinners, lunches, and "breakfusts" are somewhat better than your run-of-the-mill...
261 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Don't think of ordering hummus as a side at Oren's. Here it is the main meal. Served with fresh, homemade pita bread and topped with your choice of ingredients—including mushrooms, slow-cooked fava beans, and Moroccan spiced ground beef—this...
855 El Camino Real #104, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Douce France is the quintessential French café of Palo Alto. They whip up breakfast, lunch, and baked goods from morning to evening six days of the week, making it a great dining spot any time of day. Their crepes and morning pastries are founded...
546 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Tamarine Restaurant, which has several dining rooms (as well as private dining options) reflects the modern and constantly evolving cuisine of contemporary Vietnam, while the associated art gallery accomplishes the same with pigment and canvas—the...
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Mayfield Bakery and Café is more than just a little 'ma and pa' coffee shop as the name might suggest. Rather, it’s a full-service restaurant with great atmosphere and affordable prices. If you are looking to stop by and enjoy a café experience,...
448 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Founded by three friends who were born in southern Italy, Terrone is an authentically Italian, upscale pizzeria & restaurant—but don't take my word for it, they're certified with the Associazione Verace Pizza Napoletana (yes that's a thing, and it...
167 Hamilton Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
For a dining experience that emphasizes healthy eating from local, sustainable and organic sources, look no further than Lyfe Kitchen. Customers can often see sous-chefs running out from the kitchen to pick fresh herbs from their garden stationed...
1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025, USA
The Belgian waffles at Cafe Borrone, a beloved, European-style cafe on the peninsula, are beyond heavenly. Young and old line up in hungry anticipation for the waffles on weekend mornings, deliberating over whether to order them with berries,...
855 El Camino Real #50, Palo Alto, CA 94301, USA
Satisfy a cupcake craving without going crazy. Kara’s is an unexpected place for guilt-free indulgence, but miniature versions of all their cupcakes let you indulge your sweet-tooth in just one bite. What's more, all ingredients are sourced...
1041 Middlefield Rd, Redwood City, CA 94063, USA
Looking for a beautiful upscale, yet well-priced Italian dining experience in the San Mateo County area? Even though it’s home to Silicon Valley or maybe because of it, San Mateo county is also a great leisure, sports, and family fun spot too. And...
1135 Lawrence Expy, Sunnyvale, CA 94089, USA
There will likely be a wait at Hong Kong Saigon Restaurant, but the dim sum is worth sticking around for. The Snowy Mountain buns and the chive dumplings are two of my favorites. The restaurant also does top-notch purple taro bao, which are hard...
N California Ave & Ash St, Palo Alto, CA 94306, USA
Produce from local farms, famous rotisserie chickens, and gourmet crepes await visitors at this beloved Sunday market. Go into Zombierunner Coffee (disguised inside an old theater) for Palo Alto's (arguably) best latte. Izzy's Brooklyn Bagels,...
3655 Thornton Ave, Fremont, CA 94536, USA
Satomi Sushi is my go-to for sushi. It's a small, hole-in-the-wall restaurant, but the sushi is the best in the area. Rolls come with such creative monikers as the Raiders, 49ers, Satomi, Mango Paradise, and Lion King. The 49ers roll features...
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