Restaurants

Momentum builds in effort to buy Alpine Inn (aka Rossotti’s) with a initial deadline of May 31

After three community meetings led by Lucy Neely under the auspices of the Portola Valley Community Roadhouse, LLC, the opportunity for locals to buy the historical Alpine Inn Beer Garden — aka Rossotti’s — is moving forward quickly. At last week’s meetings, Lucy talked about the “emotional and historical importance” Zott’s has to the community and […]

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Chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel set to open Camper this summer in former LB Steak space

The long-rumored restaurant opening in Menlo Park by chef Greg Kuzia-Carmel is coming this summer. Camper will serve seasonal, organic fare for dinner and weekend brunch in a 4,000 sq. foot, 70-seat venue that was formerly occupied by LB Steak, the interior of which is being redesigned. Chef-Partner Greg Kuzia-Carmel, who hails from Cotogna and Per Se explains: […]

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LB Steak in downtown Menlo Park has closed

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 […]

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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