Restaurants in Palo Alto & Surrounding Areas

When it comes to dining, Palo Alto and Silicon Valley are a top-notch destination. Restaurants in Palo Alto offer a wide variety of options for visitors and locals alike such as a delicious Italian restaurant just blocks from Stanford University.

Or, perhaps you're looking for a high-end dinner in the heart of Silicon Valley? Palo Alto restaurants such as Nobu Palo Alto or The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse offer some of the most unique dining experiences in the entire Bay Area!

So, whether you're looking for a french patisserie in Silicon Valley or want to enjoy lunch at an old bohemian beatnik downtown Palo Alto cafe, you'll find exactly what you need. Scroll down to learn more about some of the best restaurants in Palo Alto and Silicon Valley!

BBQ dinner at MacArthur Park Restaurant in Palo Alto, California

  • Nobu – Palo Alto – Upmarket Peruvian-accented Japanese cuisine and classy drinks.
  • Saint Michael’s Alley – Palo Alto – An old bohemian beatnik café turned into a new modern spot serving Californian fare and drinks.
  • Pacific Catch – Palo Alto – Modern seafood restaurant offering fish preparations from sushi and poke to Latin tacos.


Wine and Dinner at The Sea by Alexander's Steakhouse in Palo Alto

  • Vina Enoteca – Palo Alto – Fresh Italian cuisine using garden-sourced ingredients with al fresco (outdoor) dining options.


Restaurants in the Surrounding Area

  • Alana’s Café – Redwood City – American breakfast and lunch in a Victorian house with a patio and garden.
  • Alexander’s Patisserie – Mountain View – Tarts, pastries, and macarons greet visitors at this bakery and sandwich café.
  • Amici’s East Coast Pizzeria – Redwood City – Brick-oven pizza joint offering NYC style pizzas, pasta, and salads. Gluten-free options are available.
  • Angelica’s – Redwood City – Lively space offering American fare, full bar, patio & stages for entertainment.
  • Osteria at Domenico Winery – San Carlos – Playful eatery and bar offering Italian fare, small plates, wine & espresso.
  • Freewheel Brewing Company – Redwood City – Pub-style taproom offering house, guest & cask brews and bar food.

Glass of Dark Mild Beer at Freewheel Brewing Company in Redwood City

  • Gourmet Haus Staudt – Redwood City – Festive hangout with garden seating, German fare, and beers on tap.
  • King Chuan San Carlos LLC – San Carlos – Nostalgic yet comfortable joint serving traditional Chinese plates.

Pescado Zarandeado at La Viga Seafood Restaurant in Redwood City

  • LV Mar Tapas & Cocktails – Redwood City – Comfortable dining space serving Latin tapas, platters, and cocktails.
  • Maverick Jack’s – San Carlos – Burger joint with thoughtfully sourced ingredients, light fare & a family-friendly vibe.
  • Noelani’s Island Grill – San Carlos – Hawaiian fusion food and tropical drinks with daily happy hour specials and weekend live music.
  • Pacific Catch – Campbell and Mountain View -- Modern seafood restaurant offering fish preparations from sushi and poke to Latin tacos.
  • Paul Martin’s American Grill – Mountain View -- Multi-cuisine spot featuring an elegant heated patio and lounge.
  • The Mountain House – Woodside – Wild game and fresh seafood offered in a beautiful cabin-style setting.
  • Waterdog Tavern – Belmont – Full bar and dining spot serving modern comfort food and cocktails, also offers an outdoor dog-friendly Beer Garden.



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