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Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar

100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5235
+1 650-330-2790
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good28%
  • Average11%
  • Poor5%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (5 reviews)
“frittata” (3 reviews)
Open Now
06:30 - 22:00All hours
American, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
100 El Camino Real, Menlo Park, CA 94025-5235
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Reviewed 2 days ago

Just happened to be staying at the Stanford Park Hotel which hosts the Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar. The Bar had an excellent selection of beers and wines. I had the hanger steak and it was excellent. The steak and sides were wonderful. Also had...More

Thank jeffdntx
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I stayed at SPH and had breakfast in the morning at the Menlo Grill. I had the mushroom spinach omelet with Aidelle's chicken sausage. It was good, fresh and tasty but would not call it exceptional (e.g. truffle would have made it great:) The coffee...More

Thank lukcan
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had the onion soup and hanger steak. They were no better than competent. This place has the quality of a business-hotel restaurant--okay, but I would not go there if not staying at the hotel.

Thank LD501
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I stayed at the hotel and had breakfast and two dinners at the hotel. The first dinner I had was rack of lamb with polenta which was excellent. The waiter was great and brought it up as room service. The next day they customized a...More

Thank Marie G
Reviewed 9 May 2017

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...More

Thank Rich H
James M, Manager at Menlo Grill Bistro and Bar, responded to this reviewResponded 10 May 2017

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...More

Reviewed 5 May 2017

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...More

Thank Ely3761
Reviewed 28 April 2017 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...More

Thank Lesley B
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...More

Thank gauravs09
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...More

Thank jamesprovenzale7
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...More

Thank Richard K
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Rachel B
do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio
29 August 2015|
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Response from Cheryl B | Reviewed this property |
Unfortunately they do not.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$12 - US$25
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
Business meetings, Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Local cuisine, Special Occasion Dining, 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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