Restaurants

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The final “Sunday special” prime rib dinner was served at LB Steak in Menlo Park last night. The restaurant has closed “in order to re-concept.”

A press release about the closing stated: “During the summer of 2018, the venue will re-open showcasing a new approachable dining concept, the details of which are currently being developed…LB Steak Menlo Park was open for almost six years and is very thankful for all of the support that the community has shown.”

When the restaurant first opened, prices were higher than average for downtown Menlo Park and, true to its name, steaks were featured. Over the years, the menu expanded beyond steak with dining options at various price points, including terrific burgers at lunch.

It always had one of, if not the best happy hours in town, which became even more pleasant when outdoor seating was expanded in 2017.

InMenlo file photo (c) 2017

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Fond farewell to Woodside and Atherton (well, sort of) chef John Bentley

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We dined at John Bentley’s one last time last night. And got to thank the chef himself for great dinners over the years. The restaurant opened in 2004 in the space that was once a speakeasy and then housed Fabbro’s for 70 years on El Camino Real in unincorporated San Mateo County near Atherton. Our server […]

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Exploring the somewhat altered universe called The Buck’s Collection

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If you ever eaten at Buck’s in Woodside, you’ve probably wondered: “What’s with all this stuff? Is it real — or fake?” The answer to the first question is rather straightforward. The stuff that covers the wall, stands on the floor, and hangs from the ceiling are items hand-selected by Jamis MacNiven, who owns the […]

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Beltramo family, property owners of the Oasis, seek new operators for the restaurant

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We’ve been asked to spread the word about Dan and Margaret Beltramo’s interest in maintaining the site as a restaurant rather than redevelop the property. According to a city official who met with them, they are emotionally attached to the restaurant, recognize its importance to the community, and have expressed they sincerely wish it would […]

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Spotted: Valentine’s Day balloons at Carpaccio’s

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We stopped by Carpaccio’s shortly after the lunch rush this afternoon to check out the always festive balloons that make this Menlo Park’s most Valentiney restaurant. Note for those who avoid eating out on these kinds of holidays: The balloons will still be up tomorrow, February 15!

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Kevin Lanigan’s mission is to make water buffalo dairy products available to Peninsula residents

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Ladera resident Kevin Lanigan’s career started normally enough in the hospitality industry. Among other jobs, he served as General Manager of the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park. Then, about a year ago, he met the Morsey family. They had exciting ideas and funding, but no real experience as far as implementing their vision — […]

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Dine well while helping to raise money for North Bay fire victims on Oct. 25

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Dine out at the Village Pub or Village Bakery in Woodside along with Mayfield Cafe and Bakery in Palo Alto tomorrow night, October 25, and you’ll eat well along with supporting victims of the North Bay fire. The Bacchus Management group-owned restaurants will be donating 100% of the proceeds from dinner Wednesday night to the […]

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Hats off to teachers at Left Bank Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: This is the fifth in a series spotlighting the special features of local restaurants that may not be obvious or well-known. If you think one of your favorite Menlo Park restaurants qualifies, please email us at tips[a]inmenlo.com. We stopped by Left Bank Brasserie on Santa Cruz Avenue in Menlo Park today for lunch […]

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New restaurant – Starfish Menlo Park – coming to space that was Bradley’s Fine Diner

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A new restaurant, Starfish Menlo Park, has applied for a building permit to renovate and occupy the existing commercial building at 1165 Merrill Street. The structure is currently vacant, but was recently occupied by the restaurants Bradley’s Fine Diner and Bradley’s Funky Franks. Starfish is proposing to comprehensively update the tenant space, with most of […]

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Oysterette is new dining option at Flea Street Cafe in Menlo Park

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Editor’s note: This is the fourth in a series spotlighting the special features of local restaurants that may not be obvious or well-known. If you think one of your favorite Menlo Park restaurants qualifies, please email us at tips[a]inmenlo.com. While not an employment criteria, there does seem to be a trend for servers and chefs […]

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Rooftop bar and eatery in Menlo Park provides bird’s-eye views both east and west

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Editor’s note: This is the third in a series spotlighting the special features of local restaurants that may not be obvious or well-known. If you think one of your favorite Menlo Park restaurants qualifies, please email us at tips[a]inmenlo.com. As we took two seats at the bar, we looked down in one direction and watched a […]

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