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“Hidden treasure”

Three Seasons Restaurant
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Ranked #61 of 360 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Price range: US$31 - US$40
Cuisines: Vietnamese
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Palo Alto, California
Level 5 Contributor
65 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Hidden treasure”
Reviewed 17 June 2014

Well known to local foodies and an increasing number of young people who like to go in big groups,three seasons is a lovely and often pretty noisy place located in a beautiful old building that used to be palo alto court house.
So if you are looking for a quiet tet a tet this is not a good choice. If you like really good Asian food at prices in mid range you should be happy. The wait staff can make good suggestions so don't be shy about asking.

  • Visited April 2014
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  • English first
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English first
San Francisco
Level 5 Contributor
94 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
“Nice ambiance”
Reviewed 17 January 2014

I have been to Palo Alto numerous times but had never stumbled upon this place since it is hidden. Was pleasantly surprised by the décor and the food. I ordered Lemon Grass chicken which was seasoned very well. Also ordered chicken salad and spring rolls. All 3 dishes were delicious. The tea came out in a lovely teapot. The staff was very polite and the service was excellent. Items are expensive.

  • Visited January 2014
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La Jolla, California
Level 6 Contributor
220 reviews
145 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
“Where's my food?”
Reviewed 14 January 2014

We're not sure if the problem was our server, the food prep, the management or some combination of all three; but we are sure we did not enjoy our dining experience. Here's the scene: a party of 4 adults out for an evening of dinner and socializing. We ordered one appetizer for the table and each ordered an entrée. One entrée had a request of no mushrooms due to an allergy. The server definitely heard the request, repeated it and wrote it down. All entrées arrived approximately 20 minutes after ordering. The short version of the story from here is, our server was MIA. It took at least 10 minutes to find the server to request a new entrée and it took almost 40 minutes for it to be redelivered to the table prepared correctly. By that time, one of us was starving and the others in the party had completely finished their meals and their plates had been removed. The server didn't charge us for the lost meal. I believe the entire bill should have been paid by the restaurant, because apart from good company, it was a horrible dining experience. There are so many good restaurants in the area. The only way I'd go back to give Three Seasons another chance is if they gave our table our entire meal at no charge since that first dining experience was still expensive and not an enjoyable experience at all.

  • Visited January 2014
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Johnstown, Pennsylvania
Level 6 Contributor
203 reviews
111 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 147 helpful votes
“I Would Go Back”
Reviewed 6 January 2014

Three Seasons is in a nice location in downtown Palo Alto, even though my fiancé and I stumbled upon the restaurant by accident. The atmosphere was warm and inviting, and I was impressed with the spring rolls that we ordered. The tea was also very good, and served in a beautiful teapot with lovely cups to match. What made our experience even better was that we received complimentary asparagus soup shots--yes, shots--that were delicious. Next time we're dining in Palo Alto, I'll be sure to order some soup in addition to the tea and sushi. Also, I recommend sitting upstairs; it's more quiet and romantic!

  • Visited December 2013
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Palo Alto, California, United States
Level 6 Contributor
110 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Good food, but overpriced”
Reviewed 30 October 2013

Like the food, but it is very expensive. The outdoor tables are nice, and sometimes they have live music.

Visited October 2013
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Thank Karen W
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