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) #25 of 249 Restaurants in Palo Alto ££ - £££ French, European
447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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  • Excellent61%
  • Very good28%
  • Average8%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (11 reviews)
“mussels” (13 reviews)
“tarte tatin” (5 reviews)
Opens in 21 min
All hours
French, European
££ - £££
447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
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11 - 20 of 79 reviews

Reviewed 26 June 2016

We recently went there for brunch and it was delicious, we have been there for dinner and its always good. French food, more bistro style than fancy pants. Very easy, food prepared with care. I had the chicken and avocado omelet and it was DELICIOUS,...More

Thank Tbasche
Reviewed 26 June 2016

We had a family dinner here during Stanford graduation weekend. We were given a nice table for our group of seven at the front the restaurant next to the window -- we were on the side of the restaurant near the bar, but it wasn't...More

Thank Holly R
Reviewed 23 June 2016

The owner, herself, took great care of our table. We were concerned about some food allergies at our table and she made sure the dinners were correct. I'd highly recommendd the food. It was really good.

Thank thetrentongroup
Reviewed 25 May 2016

My boyfriend took me there for a pre-Mother's Day meal. He is Moroccan/French so he knows his stuff. We started with Escargot and came with French Bread and we shared a nice bottle of wine. I had the Fish Stew and was absolutely fabulous! He...More

Thank Irmama
Reviewed 17 April 2016

My daughter and I had lunch there... A restaurant with a very friendly atmosphere and a staff of French speakers ! The food and drinks are very good with a reasonable price. I really recommend the Sandwich au Steak Grille !

Thank ntc472
Reviewed 22 March 2016

My friend and I had lunch here; I had quiche, and he had something with German-style sausages. The service was first rate, as was the coffee, and we both enjoyed our food. This place is a keeper.

Thank Timothy R
Reviewed 20 March 2016

There were 4 of us, all seasoned travelers and diners, and we agreed that this place was a lovely choice. In midtown Palo Alto, away from the frenzy on university avenue uptown, this place is welcoming, and warm, very French, with excellent food choices and...More

Thank babubenj
Reviewed 24 November 2015

The cozy ambiance, great service, and delicious food made for a great dining experience. The mussels were large, plump, and flavorful and my husband's fish special was so good he ate every last bit. First time eating here and it definitely won't be the last.

Thank Bigpenny34
Reviewed 21 November 2015

A great place if you want to have a french style meal. We went for dinner. The food was excellent and the service by the owner/manager was very good too. And it combines very well the ambiance of a formal restaurant with the relaxed spirit...More

Thank GDAMexico
Reviewed 18 October 2015

When I think of brunch in Palo Alto, it's Pastis, Mayfield Cafe, Cafe Brioche, and so many others. Pastis is the perfect place to sit down while browsing the Farmer's market, the music in the background, and all the chatter... But. Somehow, I've eaten there...More

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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
we are looking for a place with a private room or dining that is not too noisy if a separate room is not available we are taking my mother for her 85th and her hearing is an issue we are a party of 10 so would love a round table if possible or a separate small room perhaps? thanks for advice it would be a friday night April 3
4 March 2015|
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Response from Iamalwayslost | Reviewed this property |
Pastis is to small and there are no round tables. My last food experience there was not good. I agree with Colleen, Caffe Raice is a nice place but think the food at Trellis is much better. They also have a back room... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
09:30 - 15:00
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
17:00 - 21:30
09:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 447 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1832
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: 650-324-1355
  • E-mail
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