Menlo Park


May 14 - May 22 Peninsula Restaurant Week

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 9 months ago

First ever Peninsula Restaurant Week will run from May 14 to May 22, 2021. Offerings include breakfast, lunch and dinner, and even some snacks and baked goods. The site lists the participating rest...

Bacon & Eggs @ Ann's Coffee Shop, Menlo Park

by Melanie Wong 16 years ago

No one was more shocked than I to be awake and rarin' to go at 5:30 in the morning. Hungry too, so I thought this was a good chance to try Ann's for breakfast. I got there at 6:30am and there wer...

Master Gardeners' "Harvest for Neighbors" Project

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 11 months ago

From the University of California Master Gardeners ..."One of our goals for this program is to encourage our neighbors who have gardens, to plant *one extra row* in their gardens, and to harvest th...

French Restaurants open for outdoor dining

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 12 months ago

MerciSF has updated the list of French restaurants open for outdoor dining as of January 28 for its French, Francophile and the Francophone community. (And reminded me that I still need to try F...

Swanton Strawberries TODAY in Marin & Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 1 year ago

The CZU Lightning Complex Fire reached Swanton Berry Farm in Davenport but miraculously caused no significant damage. Swanton will resume farmers market sales today in Marin and Menlo Park. Please ...

Details on Back A Yard, Good Caribbean grill in Menlo Park

by David Sloo 16 years ago

Hounds Melanie and Peter posted earlier about Back A Yard (see link to their postings). Here are some details about the food available and the quality. Back A Yard is a newish Jamaican grill just...

Camper Restaurant | Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 2 years ago

Very late report on Camper in downtown Menlo Park from a drop-in dinner a year ago. Hearing from local friends that things are pretty much the same, I'm posting to put it on the chow radar and eli...

Bakeries in Palo Alto or Menlo Park

by IPAforBreakfast 9 years ago

Help! I'm a Cal bear stuck in Stanfordland looking for a good bakery. My friends have graciously invited me to their home for dinner and I offered to bring dessert. I'd love to bring a pie, tart...

Jan 10 only, $1 any coffee or tea @ Coffeebar, Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 3 years ago

"Tomorrow marks one year since we first opened our doors in Menlo Park. To celebrate our birthday, get any coffee or tea for just $1, all day Thursday, 1/10. Limit one per person, in person only. ...

Palo Alto/Menlo Park rant

by macdog 7 years ago

Just got back from a 5 day trip to the peninsula. We moved to Santa Barbara from Menlo Park area 4 years ago and I was struck anew by the difference in the 2 places and my preference for SB food a...

Dog Friendly Restaurants (aka) Outdoor, Brunch, Peninsula?

by MsMary 4 years ago

Looking for a dog-friendly restaurant for a Sunday brunch on the SF Peninsula between San Mateo and Menlo Park. Thanks much.

Menlo Park Allstate cafeteria in mid 1970's

by littler921 5 years ago

I used to work at Allstate in Menlo Park around 1976 and would get a vegetable salad in the cafeteria that was amazing! I was able to make a copycat recipe from it, but haven't made it in many yea...

Galata Bistro | Turkish in Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Last week we popped into Galata Bistro for a quick dinner. Trying restaurants in the Menlo Park/Palo Alto area is often so disappointing, but this one turned out to be worthy of a return visit. We ...

Private room for 25 in south bay

by learntocookchinese 5 years ago

Hi, I am looking for a private room. Nothing too fancy or expensive. Attendants are Chinese so I'll be looking at the standard places (Dynasty, Joy Luck Place, etc), but I am open to Western option...

Borrone expansion: Menlo Park

by bbulkow 8 years ago

News on the Cafe Borrone expansion into the old Cedro's spot (same building) Workers were doing drywall today. I asked at Barrone, and the owners of Barrone are planning a high-end take-out oper...

Good Informal Seafood Restaurant in the Peninsula?

by VanessaItalyinSF 5 years ago

I LOVE Fish. in Sausalito, and was wondering where I can find seafood of similar quality here in the Peninsula... do you have any favorites?? Any cuisine is fine, as long as the seafood is excellent!

Menlo Park: Beltramo's closing after 134 years

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 5 years ago

Whoa, Beltramo's ends 134 years in business this summer. https://www.beltramos.com/

Mademoiselle Colette | Menlo Park

Melanie Wong
by Melanie Wong 6 years ago

Yesterday I had a bite of a croissant from Mademoiselle Colette, the new French pastry shop/cafe in downtown Menlo Park. Tasting of high quality butter yet not greasy, a light and airy interior, an...

Iberia in Menlo Park: still good

David Sloo
by David Sloo 15 years ago

Iberia has been around for something like 23 years, first in Portola Valley and currently in Menlo Park, right across from the Caltrain Station. The restaurant is midrange in prices (starters as lo...