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Bon Vivant - CLOSED

535 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1704
+1 650-485-3228
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good15%
  • Average17%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible5%
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“foie gras” (6 reviews)
“wild boar” (2 reviews)
“filet mignon” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours Closed
535 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1704
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Reviewed 11 January 2017

The place was not very busy but we were very happy to be able to discuss very quietly with our friends. The majority of the restaurants in Palo are very noisy. The food was excellent. The service perfect. We had foie gras, filet mignon, Chilean...More

Thank jmLondon845
Reviewed 29 December 2016

This time it was - Mussels - Seabass - Creme Brule - A glass of Bourbon - Live music - Good company Thank you, guys!

Thank michaelkW8708LV
Reviewed 26 December 2016

... for the magnificent evening! Your food is sophisticated, healphy and tasty. I'm wondering why I didn't learn about this place earlier... or maybe this is because they focus on cooking as opposed to marketing. Coming back soon.

1  Thank James A
Reviewed 20 November 2016

Service is super slow. Food is overdone, dry and not particularly flavorful. Don't get the filet. The rabbit was OK (but served covered in sauce). The plating was nice and the presentation of the food was good. Extensive iPad wine list.

Thank 597tedl
Reviewed 17 October 2016

Normally I come to Bon Vivant for the duck, but this time I couldn't resist the pork chop. Amazing. Flavorful, tender and satisfying. A little wine, a little souffle and done! Perfect meal.

Thank Hank R
Reviewed 6 September 2016

Best spot for a date in PA. I went with my girlfriend and had a wonderful evening. The setting is beautiful and definitely helped set a romantic mood. The food/wine/service were all exceptional. This was a new spot for both of us, so we weren't...More

Thank Hank R
Reviewed 2 September 2016

We always, hire a driver to take us here and home. It's one of those places, which calls for a bottle of champagne, a love card to your wife, or SO, a small bouquet of flowers? It's the ambiance, and I do think being dressed...More

Thank sirmeandt
Reviewed 19 May 2016

The atmosphere was fine if a little cramped but the service was desultory and the food although relatively expensive was way below the standard of the most touristy of bistros in Paris. The onion soup had a log of bread one could almost climb over...More

Thank David T
Reviewed 16 February 2016

I used Open-table about 2 weeks ago to find a Valentine Day Dinner location and found many were “sold-out". But, Bon Vivant was not, and I had eaten there before. It showed the only time for a reservation was at 5:30 pm, so I booked...More

Thank Mike G
Reviewed 11 February 2016

I was pleasantly surprised at the atmosphere when I walked in. The art on the walls is eclectic and well placed. I loved the juxtaposition of chairs and comfortable couches. The experience was just a little lacking for me, due to the rather subdued atmosphere....More

Thank Abbe L
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 3:00 PM
5:00 PM - 8:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:00 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 535 Bryant St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1704
    (University Ave)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-485-3228
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