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Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar

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100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5235 (Sand Hill Road)
+1 650-330-2790
06:30 - 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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Houston, Texas
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43 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OH MY - What a disappointment. A nice meal with unacceptable service. I dined at Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar earlier this evening. Instead of getting back to work, I am taking time for an unflattering review. First the good part: Terrific ambiance, quite suitable for a business dinner or even a night out with my bride, it felt warm,... More 

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

Dear Rich, Nobody ever wants to receive a review such as yours, but I appreciate you taking the time to let us know what you experienced last night at dinner. You have my sincerest apologies. As you pointed out, the lack of service or simple understanding of the depth of the situation can negate great food and drink. I hope... More 

Milwaukee WI
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39 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Brunch was good but the dining room is a bit dull and needs a refurbishment. Wait staff was excellent. By contrast, the bar area is very welcoming and having a drink in front of the fireplace is the perfect end to the day. Loved the outdoor courtyard too but there isn't food service there until mid-May.

Thank Ely3761
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244 reviews
144 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I had high hopes for the Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar based on hearing the hotel is very nice. I found the food to be pretty average - we had calamari, hummus & veggies, guacamole & chips plus main dishes. The miso halibut that I ordered was pretty tasteless. A friend who can't eat gluten struggled to find a decent... More 

Thank Lesley B
Bengaluru, India
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243 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 March 2017

The menu keeps changing but there are some essential favourites that always stay like the Garlic Hummus with vegetables and naan. The desserts this time were all different from what i have had earlier .. sorely missed the Bread Pudding which was a delight to have earlier !! Ambience is as great as ever... very elegant .. not crowded ..... More 

Thank gauravs09
Palo Alto, California
1 review
Reviewed 29 March 2017

I had to wait 10-12 minutes in the restuarant and no one ever approached me to greet me or even offer a glass of water. I did see one server but he clearly could not handle the large number of diners. Hence, too many diners and too few servers. I left and went to the dining area of the bar... More 

Thank jamesprovenzale7
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9 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 March 2017

I stay at a lot of hotels and eat at a lot of hotel restaurants. This one is special. It is a restaurant you would seek out even if you were not staying at the hotel. The food is fun, creative, and luxurious. From seafood to meat, salads to dessert, they do everything right. Don't forget breakfast too!

Thank Richard K
Bloomfield Hills, Michigan
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 24 February 2017

Usually hotel connected restaurants are questionable, but the food here is really good. We had the daily special trout and the Chilean sea bass. We shared our entrees and the sea bass is the best I have ever had. Will definitely return.

Thank Madhatr
Washoe City, Nevada, United States
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115 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 February 2017

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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32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 February 2017 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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169 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 January 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 25
American, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Bar Scene, Groups, Romantic
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?