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201 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1912
+1 650-328-8899
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good30%
  • Average2%
  • Poor6%
  • Terrible4%
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“tasting menu” (4 reviews)
“foie gras” (2 reviews)
“michelin star” (3 reviews)
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201 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1912
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Reviewed September 3, 2018 via mobile

This was our first experience with a 2 Michelin-starred restaurant so I had nothing to compare it to. Closest I’d come was back in 1982 when I was in the Navy and me and a buddy had a “Paycheck Dinner” ie blowing our entire paycheck...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Reviewcius
Reviewed August 2, 2018 via mobile

We enjoyed our lunch and wine pairing. Some dishes served warm, not hot! We travel extensively to Europe, eat in Michelin Star restaurants each trip, our conclusion was this did not measure up to most all Michelin Star restaurants in Paris. The restaurant is run...More

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Josmshank
Reviewed July 23, 2018

I had my birthday treat this year at Baume, Palo Alto. I found out about the restaurant through the Michelin list/website. Looked up the restaurant's web site and found out the reservation process. Made reservations via email. Process was easy and straightforward. Opted for the...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank Gogo_travel10
Reviewed March 24, 2017

We were so pleased after this lunch, we are still savoring every memory of the experience! We reached there on time! We were greeted by our friendly hostess, who we later came to know was the co-proprietor, co-owner of the restaurant and in charge of...More

Date of visit: March 2017
Thank Murthy P
Reviewed September 3, 2016 via mobile

Recently visited Baumé for lunch and had an amazing meal. Food is deserving of their multiple Michelin stars, and the décor and service make it a unique experience. The restaurant is surprisingly dark, even during lunch the curtains completely block outside light. There's a hanging...More

Date of visit: September 2016
1  Thank Ryan C
Reviewed July 28, 2016

Very nice food, well worth the Michelin star. Strange entree: very dark. Only 3 tables in the "main" dining room and 2 extra tables alongside the bar. Downside is the drinks: you can only have the wine pairing (or: multiple glasses of 1 of the...More

Date of visit: July 2016
1  Thank hedoniaHolland
Reviewed December 10, 2015

$1400 for two people for dinner eating pine needles and tofu even though they are shaped like olives is a scam. The value of the food actually consumed by each individual is probably about $20. Yes, the chef is an artist and the presentation of...More

Date of visit: November 2015
9  Thank Mary V
Reviewed October 26, 2015

Because this restaurant had two-Michelin stars, my family and I decided to try it out. Although we have eaten in several restaurants with at least two Michelin stars, we were very shocked with the exorbitant price ($280/person; with the cheapest wine pairing, approximately $500/person total)....More

Date of visit: October 2015
13  Thank MarsPhD
Reviewed October 5, 2015

Baume is a very small restaurant run by a husband(chef) and his wife(service). All courses were very good. This is a culinary experience not just a restaurant. Our dinner took about two hours. There are a few wine pairings to choose from. We did not...More

Date of visit: October 2015
1  Thank SanFranciscoMom
Reviewed June 1, 2015

Thanks to my friend, Henri I had the privilege to discover this place. Now, I'm passing on the recommendation to everyone who appreciates the art of cooking. Don't go to the Baumê if you are looking for the best steak in town. You want to...More

Date of visit: May 2015
1  Thank i-love-zermatt
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September 12, 2018|
Response from Josmshank | Reviewed this property |
I believe that is possible: However they have a number of wine tastings at different levels and rates. These would have to be explained so you understand what wines your guest is getting.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
5:30 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 201 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1912
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-328-8899
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