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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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Overview
  • Excellent49%
  • Very good39%
  • Average11%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (14 reviews)
“eggs benedict” (6 reviews)
Open Now
6:30 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
CUISINES
American, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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Value
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LOCATION
4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We stayed at Dinah's Garden Hotel for three nights recently, and enjoyed several meals at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant. As its name suggests, the restaurant overlooks the pool, which is surrounded by the hotel's beautiful, uniquely landscaped grounds. In addition to hotel guests, many others enjoyed...More

Thank Sandy4
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you so much Sandy for the five star review of your recent experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel and our Poolside Restaurant. We are thrilled to hear how much you enjoyed your time with us and hope that you next visit will be in the...More

Reviewed 24 October 2017

For some reason I seldom eat at hotels where I am staying, so I hesitated to have dinner at the poolside restaurant on our third and final night at Dinah's. It should always have been our first choice. We had a jam-packed schedule at the...More

Thank SadEyeJoe
Reviewed 17 October 2017

The best I have had for a long time. The setting is really nice too (pool, flowers, palm trees...) .

Thank vangel23
Reviewed 21 September 2017 via mobile

Good food and drinks at fair price. Nice outsite sitting possible. Easy to find and park @ El Camino. Hotel/Suites to.More

Thank Stefan B
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you Stefan for sharing your thoughts on your recent experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel and our Poolside Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that you enjoyed your time at the restaurant and hope that you will be back to visit us again soon. Best...More

Reviewed 20 September 2017 via mobile

Really good food and outstanding service. Very nice atmosphere right by the pool. We ordered Mexican eggs which came quick and the taste was really good. Hugo, our waiter, was really helpful and prompt with every request we hadMore

Thank Hector Á
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you so much Hector for sharing your dining experience at The Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear that you enjoyed your meal and we will pass on your kind words to our friend Hugo. Please visit us again soon...More

Reviewed 11 September 2017

Family outing for Sunday dinner. The setting was very nice with a tropical feel - especially on an uncharacteristically warm evening. The waiter was very accommodating and helpful. Cocktails were very good. The menu wasn't huge, but the choices were diverse and utilize local fresh...More

Thank maureane
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 September 2017

Thank you so much for taking the time to review your experience at The Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are glad that you enjoyed your time at the restaurant and look forward to you dining with us again soon. Best Wishes, Steve Mathews...More

Reviewed 31 August 2017 via mobile

Nice ambiance by the pool. Healthy food options and very friendly staff. South East Asian / US fusion menu (more US and I would prefer more authentic SE Asian). Nevertheless still a good eating experience.

Thank IRMcC
Reviewed 26 August 2017

My wife and I had lunch yesterday at Dinah's Poolside restaurant with 2 friends. We have been here a few times over the last few years as it is very close to where we live. It is always a good selection both for a casual...More

Thank Dave B
Reviewed 19 August 2017

The coy pond is very nice just outside the restaurant. Huge coyfish. The food was good also. We did have a pesky wasp flying around but eventually it departed. It's a relaxing location as it's next to the pool, and lots of greenery and plants....More

Thank Squeekie
Reviewed 9 August 2017

This restaurant is part of Dinah's Garden Hotel in Palo Alto. It's perfect after a movie or a production at the Lucie Stern Theater. I've been here several times and it has never been very busy; lucky for us as patrons, but I don't want...More

Thank AYogini
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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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Meals
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
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Local cuisine
Open Hours
Sunday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
6:30 AM - 10:00 PM
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
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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