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Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

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4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-798-1314
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06:30 - 22:00
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Chicago, Illinois
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41 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed on property and had read the great reviews of this place, so were looking forward to breakfast. Staff was warm and friendly. Food was served luke-warm (crepes, french toast). Biscuits and gravy was literally 1 little biscuit. There were 2 sizes of OJ, and rather than ask us what size we wanted, the server just brought the more... More 

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Thank jula l
DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Poolside at Dinah's Garden Hotel. My apologies for your recent experience falling short of expectations. I hope you will consider giving us another try - please contact me directly as I would like to personally handle your return reservation to the restaurant. Sincerely, John Hutar, General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel jhutar@dinahshotel.com 650-798-1307 More 

Palo Alto, California
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424 reviews
302 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for my monthly 6:30 breakfast with friends. We always sit in the small side room in front of the fireplace. The room is charming and service is good. The menu has changed recently and prices are slightly higher. Two of us had oatmeal and that ok, not great and two had the granola yogurt parfait that they said... More 

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san jose, california
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16 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 22 March 2017

We met another couple for lunch and had bread pudding for dessert. I had a bowl of soup, which was quite good, and my husband had fish and chips. We remember Dinah's Shack from the 50's and 60's, but didn't know Dinah's was still there. A great place to eat.

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Goldens Bridge, New York
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42 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

Ate here for breakfast in November 2016. Simple eggs and toast - quite nicely prepared. Service was quite nice. Coffee was was good. As it was winter, the restaurant had plastic sheeting down. Certainly would be nicer in the open air, but it was cold out that morning!

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Thank Odubik
DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing the Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed the food and service during your visit. Each day, the weather is getting nicer. I hope we'll have the opportunity to see you again soon. Sincerely, john Hutar General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Santa Clara, California
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214 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 March 2017

We couldn't stop talking about how great the food and service. No pretension here, yes its part of a hotel, yes its hidden away with a pool, and has a history from the 1920's. None of these facts diminish that is is a great restaurant. Its clientele are all ages, and its menu reflects that. Every dish and every course... More 

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DinahsGardenHotel, General Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for choosing Poolside at Dinah's Garden Hotel. I'm glad you enjoyed the food, service and history of our property. I hope we will see you back again soon. Sincerely, John Hutar General Manager, Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

Palo Alto, California
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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

We go here often in good weather...when it is warm enough to sit outside near the pool. It is a restful pretty place with plants and a relaxing setting. Occasionally there are loud people in the pool but not at breakfast time usually. Waiters are really good, we are regulars so always get a stellar service. My guys beer arrives... More 

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Thank TeresaTeaLady
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Many thanks for the kind words regarding your recent experience at The Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear how much you enjoy the food and the service, and hope that you will soon come visit for dinner, as our Chef Gerry Naranjo has some wonderful new items on the dinner menu that we are sure... More 

Palo Alto, California
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 13 February 2017

Had brunch here yesterday. Crowded, so service was very, very slow. Servers "out of sight for long periods of time. Food good, when it came

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Rye, New York
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45 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 February 2017

I make it a point to have breakfast here whenever I'm in Palo Alto. Consistently good and great service.

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Thank Joe C
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229 reviews
108 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017 via mobile

Seated promptly. Courteous and attentive staff. Cozy space. Good menu choices at reasonable prices for California. Tasty.

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Thank NikonGlass
Palo Alto, California
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40 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 January 2017

Best on a nice sunny day to sit outside at the pool. Nice American menu. Quiet atmosphere allows good conversation

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Thank Navigator2120
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for sharing your thoughts on your recent visit to our Poolside Restaurant located in Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed the menu, the atmosphere, and our pool area, and hope that you will visit us again soon. Best Regards, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Cuisine
American, Gluten Free Options
Meals
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
06:30 - 22:00
Monday
06:30 - 22:00
Tuesday
06:30 - 22:00
Wednesday
06:30 - 22:00
Thursday
06:30 - 22:00
Friday
06:30 - 22:00
Saturday
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-798-1314
Description
Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant is a favorite for locals and hotel guests! Relax next to Dinah's Garden Hotel's pool and relish in the peaceful surroundings while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, happy hour with cocktails, and dinner. We have a fresh new menu that utilizes the “farm to table” approach and uses only the best cage free eggs, free range meat, & local and sustainable produce whenever possible. Come enjoy the new Dinah's Poolside Restaurant in a spectacular setting with a casual atmosphere and beautiful design; it is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle.

For over 55 years we have been serving the Palo Alto area with great service, great food, and fresh squeezed orange juice daily! Come have some of your old favorites or try one of our new tasty items.

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