We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

The Annex at St. Michael’s Alley

$$ - $$$
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
806 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
+1 650-326-2530
11:30 - 21:30
Closed now
See all hours
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 10:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

14 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 14: English reviews
Denver, Colorado
Level Contributor
59 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We had a group of 30. Food was outstanding from Tuna tartar to lovely mushroom appetizers. I had the spaghetti squash and bass which was fabulous. They made a vegan plate for my coworker. Great service and food.

Thank roxpwhite
1 review
Reviewed 31 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent brunch menu with a wide range of menu items. Generally excellent service with high quality servers. Comfortable dining room not overly noisy. We have been eating here about twice a month for several years and find the food quality has remained excellent.

Thank Dr_Zarkov99
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 July 2016

Years ago, when we first came to Palo Alto, we were taken here by Professorville insiders and as such, were treated like family friends by the entire wait staff. The food was reliably good, good enough to be the special occassion go to restaurant of choice for many years. It has stayed that way for many years, with not great,... More 

Thank leslieness
seattle, washington
Level Contributor
18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 June 2016

We came on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. We were seated quickly. Our waiter came promptly and we ordered two glasses of wine and a bottle of sparkling water. It was downhill from there. He returned with our wine and we ordered a pasta dish and a quinoa and greens salad. Our food arrived but not the water. The pasta... More 

Thank sunvalleySeattle
Belmont, California
Level Contributor
25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 February 2016

We ate here on valentines day. The menu offered abundant choices savory and sweet. Highlights were the smoked salmon benedict and blueberry-banana pancakes. We loved the cute spot and we will be back

Thank Andria94002
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 September 2015

The food is EXPENSIVE for what it is. The wait is LONG and service is TERRIBLE.... We are Palo Alto residents and will never come here for food again. Whole Foods is much better across the street.

Thank Mike W
The Woodlands
Level Contributor
175 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 129 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 March 2015

The outdoor seating area was really nice to compliment the beautiful weather in California! The service was superb with many waiting on you. The food was delicious and a great variety of the California cuisine. Highly recommend! Come early for best seating!

Thank Texans112
Level Contributor
24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

The line is often long but the wait is worth it. This is a great spot for a leisurely Sunday brunch, especially if you can score one of the outside tables in the sun.

Thank melimir
Palo Alto, California
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 October 2013

Not much to say other than VERY EXPENSIVE for what it is... It's such a pity because you can tell it's good quality and fresh food, but the way it is made and mixed with other stuff just spoils it all. I don't know why the chef does that to his food, it's almost an offense to quality cuisine. *... More 

Thank delfeen
Collingwood, Canada
Level Contributor
93 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 October 2013

We met Mike and Jenny (owners) in Whistler and decided to pay a visit to their restaurant. Crowds of people outside but their staff were experts at getting people through and we had fun people watching as we waited the 30 minutes (I noted that a family waiting were brought a scone to keep them happy while they waited -... More 

Thank A&BOakville

Travellers who viewed The Annex at St. Michael’s Alley also viewed

Palo Alto, CA

Been to The Annex at St. Michael’s Alley? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-2530

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from The Annex at St. Michael’s Alley staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?