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Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-798-1314
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  • Excellent48%
  • Very good39%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (16 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (8 reviews)
“burger fries” (2 reviews)
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American, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I decided to stay at the hotel for my birthday weekend and was pleasantly surprised by both the hotel and the restaurant. Service was great, as were the happy hour specials! Try the Moscow mules and avacado tacos on the Happy Hour Menu. Brunch was...More

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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We ordered dinner in (room service) when we stayed at Dinah's Garden Hotel. The veggie burgers were to rave about!! I'm sure we will never find one as good. We will do it again next time we are in town. Thanks Dinah's!

Thank Janelle K
Reviewed 13 August 2018

I was looking for a poolside location for a bridal shower brunch for my sister. I am from out of town so I called a friend of mine for suggestions for a "nice but not too scene-y place for 12 people, preferably outdoors and poolside"....More

Thank ty2728
Reviewed 7 August 2018

The place is in a garden on the poolside. The choices are good to meat most people. The food was well prepared and well presented.

Thank Mounir B
Reviewed 29 July 2018 via mobile

It’s a gorgeous place but I felt that my Mexican breakfast plate was pretty lackluster. Someone in my party ordered their chorizo pork skillet and it had a lot of cartilage. Service was prompt and polite.

Thank Jenna D
Reviewed 17 July 2018

We decided to eat at the pool side restaurant when we stayed overnight at the hotel. The atmosphere was very pleasant; the gardening around the pool is pretty, and the shimmering water is great to look at. The noise from people in the pool was...More

Thank reutheralan
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

I want to start by saying that the food was great. Well worth the money 💰 What I didn’t like was that there was kids screaming everywhere (for some, this isn’t a problem, but I wasn’t impressed). Also, we ordered wine that was served in...More

Thank MHollman
Reviewed 15 July 2018

A pleasant place to gather and eat. The menu aspires to be contemporary (ie, meatless Impossible Burger), but no really fresh surprises. Comfortable food. That's something like the hotel itself. On a hot summer day, it was marvelous to be able to eat all meals...More

Thank tmbrod
Reviewed 3 July 2018 via mobile

I love Dinah’s for get together with friends at breakfast or lunch. This time, we met for 6:30 am breakfast. The menu has a big variety and they staff is willing to give half orders on those that split, all you have to do is...More

Thank Marcia K
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 26 July 2018

Many thanks Marcia for the kind words regarding your recent experience at The Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We're glad that you enjoyed the menu and that the servers took good care of you. We hope to see you again soon. Best Regards, Steve...More

Reviewed 30 June 2018

Beautiful setting by the pool. We had a breakfast that was disappointing: service was friendly at first but then non-existent; when we asked the hostess for coffee, it was cold; food was bland. But we went back a few days later for Happy Hour and...More

Thank Ileinie
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21 April 2018|
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Response from DinahsGardenHotel | Property representative |
Greetings Heather. The lunch hours at our Poolside Restaurant are indeed from 11am to 3pm everyday. We hope to see you soon! Best Wishes, Steve Mathews Front Office Manager Dinah's Garden Hotel
Patricia S
20 September 2017|
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Response from DinahsGardenHotel | Property representative |
Hello Patricia, Thank you for choosing our Poolside restaurant - my apologies for the delayed resopnse. We have indicated your preference to dine in-doors on your reservation. Our dinner service starts at 4:00 p.m. daily... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
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
  • E-mail
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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