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Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5235 (Sand Hill Road)
+1 650-330-2790
07:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 07:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 06:30 - 22:00
Sat 07:30 - 22:00
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Washoe City, Nevada, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

I ate in the bar because the restaurant seems noisy. The food was average. I had a steak salad. The service was very poor. They had a lot of patio tables which would be fun to have lunch or drink at. But, the were not serving out side. I found their lunch menu very limited.

Thank Judy B
Littleton, Colorado
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

A wonderful restaurant in Menlo. You can bring up to two bottles of wine with no corkage fee. The setting and service are excellent. You can't go wrong with anything on the menu!

Thank TrojanGal
Huntington Beach, California
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82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We enjoyed both lunch and dinner at Menlo Park Grill. it was very convenient as we were staying at Stanford Park Hotel. The menu has a nice selection of food and wine. There is a full bar. I found the food to be fresh and flavorful. I had the risotto with sun dried tomatoes, green beans and Parmesan. It was... More 

Thank Brenda J
El Sobrante, California
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This was a difficult visit to a highly rated restaurant. The staff was pleasant but made several rookie mistakes. It must have been training day. First of all they brought the wrong chicken, grilled not fried. In between long gaps in attention the food was good but not great. The final straw was the heavy and greasy beignets. We will... More 

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James M, Manager at Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar, responded to this review

I want to offer my sincerest apologies for your very regrettable experience. It is never our intent to offer anything that is not of the highest quality and served by a professional wait staff. Nobody ever wants to receive a review such as yours, but I appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you experienced on your... More 

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87 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Well prepared American grill classics with smart, professional service. Sunday night prime rib dinner is a steal and well worth the trip. And there is no corkage charge so bring your own special aged bottle.

Thank Calistoga Grower
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2017 via mobile

Stayed in Menlo Park overnight and had dinner in bar. Food was delicious wit a good choice. Service was good and staff very pleasant as efficent

Thank Dolores G
San Jose, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

Great dinner. Service was spot on, drinks were good, food was perfect. This is a cute little intimate place to eat. It's December, so we couldn't eat outside, but the patio looks great. The sea bass was spot on, definitely worth getting. I will be back.

Thank akadad
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57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

We have been camped at the Stanford Park Hotel for 6 days so far. The Menlo Grill is inside the hotel. We have had many meals here & all 5 of us have been very happy. The menu is limited but still has a nice variety of choices. We all recommend the Grill & Bar.

Thank Flowerful
Washington DC, District of Columbia
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78 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 December 2016

Located inside the Stanford Park Hotel, this place is a sweet treasure which serves delicious good burgers and other basic comfort food perfectly cooked in a pinch!

Thank pinotgrigi0
London, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016

I have eaten here perhaps 20 times and I have never regretted it. I love the small but quality menu. The filet is almost perfect. Calimari and hummus rule. Go out of your way to go there.

Thank Ludgatecircus15

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Romantic, Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
07:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
07:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5235
    (Sand Hill Road)
  • Public Transportation: Cal Train - Menlo Park.
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Menlo Park
  • Phone Number: +1 650-330-2790
A classic American grill with a warm and inviting neighborhood feel. The relaxed setting offers casual, yet sophisticated, dining with a menu that highlights regional and seasonal ingredients. An extensive wine-by-the-glass and craft brew selection is also featured.Open for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night snacks.

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?