Well, due to circumstances beyond my control, I'm going to a business dinner on Monday at Spago, Palo Alto. It's a long story, but based on my research, there are very few "high end" places to take someone for an impressive expense account dinner (no, not my choice...)
Anyway, this is a two-part question:
1. Given that I am going to Spago, what interesting, or at least good, choices are there? I've seen the menu but want to hear reports.
2. If this happens again, where would YOU go in Palo Alto as an equivalent to The Dining Room, La Folie, Fleur de Lys, etc.
I know the usual answer is "go to SF" but in some cases my clients don't want to make the trek.
I love good food, and hate to go to "rock star" places like Spago if there are more interesting alternatives.
Or perhaps I am being too hard on Spago?