Enjoy Palo Alto dining that you have probably never experienced. Even students can’t help themselves from exploring these restaurants near Stanford! Below, we have listed just a select few of some of the tastiest restaurants in Palo Alto. You’ll want to stay an extra night just to check more off the list.
247 Hamilton St, Palo Alto, CA. 650.328.5700, View Site
Italian. Authentic Italian cooking done by skilled chefs from Italy--inventive men willing to explore, yet mindful of Old World standards. Be sure to make a reservation, or you'll be lucky to put a single foot through the door.
La Bodeguita del Medio
463 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA. 650.326.7762, View Site
Cuban/Californian. With more than 30 brands of rum in stock, it's stronger in the bar department than in the kitchen, but among the pleasantries are ahi, lobster bisque and Cuban-style Caesar salad.
Palo Alto Sol
408 California Ave., Palo Alto, CA. 650.328.8840, View Site
Mexican. Palo Alto Sol was created to offer the best of 'Comida Poblana' (food from Puebla).
529 Alma Street, Palo Alto, CA. 650.327.1323, View Site
Brazilian. The spirit of Brazil meets luxury and extravagance at Pampas in the heart of downtown Palo Alto.
420 Emerson Street, Palo Alto, CA. 650.326.0983, View Site
Greek. Evvia Estiatorio brings the warmth and charm of Greece to the Silicon Valley. Hellenic cuisine is served in an environment where hospitality is the focus.
Hunan Garden (next door to Palo Alto Lodge)
3345 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA. 650.565.8868, View Site
Chinese. Offering fine chinese cuisine in an eclectic atmosphere.
Sundance the Steakhouse
1921 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA. 650.321.6798, View Site
This upscale, legendary steakhouse, family owned and operated for over 38 years, is a Palo Alto institution. The USDA Prime-aged, Certified Angus Beef is a real meat-lover's treat. Enjoy the slow-roasted prime rib, the specially aged New York striploin, or the tender filet mignon in their candlelit mahogany dining room.
Cibo Restaurant & Bar
3398 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA. 650.494.2426, View Site
30 years of experience in offering a diversified menu using fresh, high quality ingredients from local purveyors. Family owned and operated, Cibo's outstanding hospitality and care for both customers and employees manifests from our own family values and traditions.
67 Town & Country Village, El Camino Real at Embarcadero, Palo Alto, CA. 650.327.4111, View Site
An award-winning Silicon Valley tradition since 1974. The restaurants cater to a delightfully diverse clientele: students, businesspersons (including the who's who of Silicon Valley high-tech), seniors and celebrities all feel warmly welcome at Hobee's. And we back up our motto that "kids are cool at Hobee's" by providing extras - like a special children's menu and custom-designed coloring sheets - to our tiniest patrons.