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Reviewed March 5, 2020 via mobile

The pastrami sandwiches are great. Add the excellent choice of dozens of beers and you have of my highest priorities. Sitting at the bar, I received excellent service and was able to watch the game. All good except for one thing ... the noise. On...most nights the decibel level is such that you can’t have a pleasant conversation. Not much they can do sadly.More

Date of visit: February 2020
Reviewed January 19, 2020

We did not have a reservation on a Saturday evening. We accommodated within fifteen minutes at a cozy table near the fire place in the bar area. Though busy, the bar was not noisy. There is a dining room area too. Service was friendly, informative...about the menu questions we had, and efficient. The food arrived quickly, was tasty, well cooked and flavorful. We had salads, however there is a wide selection and variety of other dishes. The diners were a mix of hotel guests and locals. Several tables of older women, also couples on dates, and families. Lively and upbeat. Very close to Stanford Shopping Mall and University.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Patrick_J_Lane, General Manager at Menlo Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

CM... Thank you for visiting and for the review and comments that allow others to learn first-hand from your experience. We are happy that you visited and look forward to becoming your go-to spot right here in Menlo Park. Our local community support is amazing...More

Reviewed January 19, 2020

We stopped in for a late dinner and ordered the calamari as an appetizer and Cobb Salad for dinner. The calamari was just OK, but the Cobb salad was divine! The ambience was very warm and cozy, and the service was good. It is a...bit on the expensive side, but understandable as is is in the Stanford Park hotel.More

Date of visit: January 2020
Patrick_J_Lane, General Manager at Menlo Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 20, 2020

Thanks for visiting and for reviewing your experience. We are glad that you enjoyed your dinner however we will review the calamari preparation so that we make it great rather than just OK. We appreciate the detail that will allow us to get even better...More

Reviewed January 7, 2020

The Menlo Tavern is a very nice setting with plenty of parking. The burger and club sandwich are excellent and service is very good. I wish they offered more on the happy hour menu. There are no discounts on food or drink, which seems odd...given all the space in the bar. I think it is a little pricey for the overall experience.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Patrick_J_Lane, Owner at Menlo Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 13, 2020

Thank you for visiting and for your nice review. We are glad that you enjoyed your food and service however we will review our value proposition as you have suggested. The ease of our large, complimentary parking is something that our guests appreciate because so...More

Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Wonderful Menlo Park spot close to Stanford University, Stanford Shopping Center and much more. The restaurant is in the Stanford Park Hotel. It has lovely atmosphere, delicious food and good service. I appreciate that parking is not an issue.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Patrick_J_Lane, Owner at Menlo Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded January 2, 2020

Thanks for a great review! We are honored to have had the opportunity to serve you and look forward to doing so on many, frequent occasions in the future. Our location near the shopping center, Stanford University and proximate to downtown Palo Alto is a...More

Reviewed December 22, 2019

It was a cold and dark rainy night, after the Stanford Game. We wanted a nice warm place with calm atmosphere and delicious food. That was exactly what we got! It was perfectMore

Date of visit: November 2019
Patrick_J_Lane, Owner at Menlo Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Thank you for the nice comments and for sharing your experience with others. We appreciate that you visited and hope that you come back to experience some of our other offerings including a relaxing evening by one of our fire pits, covered with a blanket...More

Reviewed December 14, 2019 via mobile

Went to Menlo Tavern for drinks and dinner with friends. The place was busy but service never missed a beat and the food was impressive!

Date of visit: December 2019
Patrick_J_Lane, Owner at Menlo Tavern, responded to this reviewResponded December 24, 2019

Richard, Thank you! We truly appreciate that you visited with us and that you shared your experience with others too. Its nice to receive confirmation that we have hit the mark and that you are encouraged to return as a result.

Reviewed December 1, 2019

The Menlo Tavern is a cozy, semi-formal restaurant inside a hotel in Menlo Park, near Stanford University and downtown Palo Alto. On September 23, I attended a business dinner there and ordered a hamburger, well done. It came back rare, but since the dinner was...for business and I didn't want to interrupt the flow of the discussion, I simply ate it. I was sick for the next ten days. Then, on Tuesday, November 26, I was taken there for another business meal, this time a lunch. We ordered cobb salads and the server explained that they would use mixed greens since a recall had been placed on locally sourced romaine lettuce on account of e-coli. Even so, the salads arrived with romaine lettuce (which the server at first denied was romaine lettuce and assured us was mixed greens). The salads also arrived missing other key elements -- croutons, in one case chicken. The managers came and apologized and offered us 15% off our meal. But truly -- the level of chaos in their kitchen must be high, and certainly the risk of getting sick eating there has proven high for me. I'm afraid I'll never go there again, business or no business.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed November 27, 2019

I've been dining at Stanford Park Hotel for thirty years. Over the years it has undergone a number of changes. The latest change is terrific so far. More attention to service, food, atmosphere. Even when the dining room is closed, the bar area has a...congenial, pleasant atmosphere with good food: burgers, soups, etc.More

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed September 28, 2019

Had a great meal and great service at this wonderful little nook. Live music played in the background. Great service, great food, good portions.

Date of visit: September 2019
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  • Menlo Tavern is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4
    • Atmosphere: 4.5