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“Truly French” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Cafe Brioche

Cafe Brioche
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Ranked #69 of 355 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: French, Cafe
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Restaurant details
Good for: Child-friendly
Dining options: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Nome, Alaska
Level Contributor
182 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
“Truly French”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 October 2012

Several dinners here and all were authentic French and delicious. The deserts excel as well and wine choices are good and fairly priced.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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English first
San Francisco, California
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115 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
“Great Brunch, good French dinner for the price”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2012

We've visited Cafe Brioche for dinner several times and enjoy the food and atmospere - both are nice-enough French, though certainly not 100% authentic. But you don't pay an arm and a leg for it, either.
A friend wanted to meet us on a Saturday for lunch, we ended up at Cafe Brioche without much expectation for an extraordinary brunch... who's heard of French taking a good brunch? But we were blown away by all three dishes we ordered. We'll definitely go back.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Andrea2018
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Saratoga Springs, Utah
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227 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
“Another one of those good places”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 July 2012

Not really a stand out, but has good service, wide array of selections, including breakfast type items at lunch. pretty tight seating, but will do a reservation for a group-- that's pretty uncommon for places on California Ave.

Visited July 2012
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Saratoga, CA
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123 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2012

We have dined at Cafe Brioche many times over the years. Something has changed and the last two times the food and experience has been below average.

Visited June 2012
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Seattle
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26 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Surprising Portions for a French Restaurant”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2012

I would say this was the most surprising restaurant I have been to on California Ave. I ordered the filet mignon expecting a petite 6 oz. steak and what arrived was a nice 10-12 oz chunk of meat. Not only was the size surprising but it was surprisingly tender given that it wasn't that expensive nor was the restaurant a true steakhouse. My friend's dad ordered the steak frites and he said it was excellent as well. His steak came with truffle fries which were extremely tasty. Definitely recommend coming.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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