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Birch Street

2363 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1602
+1 650-327-0284
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Overview
  • Excellent43%
  • Very good35%
  • Average5%
  • Poor17%
  • Terrible0%
3 weeks ago
“Tiny place, Expensive Menu”
16 May 2017
“Outstanding restaurant in downtown California avenue”
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Italian, French, American
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2363 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1602
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The husband wife team at Birch Street have the Palo Alto formula now pat. The food is quite good. It can be pretty noisy if it's full as it is so tiny and the tables are close together. No complaints about the quality of the...More

Thank Susie B
Reviewed May 16, 2017

We've been to this restaurant several times and have never had a bad meal; everything is amazing and their specials are worth sampling. Their menu is not very extensive; and the restaurant is small with tight seating - other than that, cant find anything to...More

Thank RF2303
Reviewed April 8, 2017

En route to another destination, my son and I stopped in based on the smells emanating from the kitchen. The food was indeed very good, but the portions were tiny. For one appetizer, two entrees, two desserts and 4 glasses of wine I was dismayed...More

Thank Jeffrey D
Reviewed June 15, 2016

The menu is excellent, the daily specials are thoughtful, the merging of tastes is outstanding. I often have lunch there but recently, my wife and I decided to have an early dinner. What a surprising treat: oysters excellent, gravlax on crispy chips, and an entree...More

Thank trek2015
Reviewed March 25, 2015 via mobile

Run by the cheff /owner , the food here is outstanding against typical Palo Alto restaurants. Short rotating menu,quality & fresh ingredients & personal service make this a a local's favorite . Don't expect fanciness and the place and it's very small but the food...More

Thank paola786
Reviewed December 21, 2014

This was my fifth or sixth visit to Bistro Élan/Birch Steet (sorry I wrote the review first under the Bistro Elan heading) and I was disappointed. The pommes frites are no longer freshly made but partially precooked and then heated for the order. I could...More

Thank moretrips51
Reviewed October 18, 2014

This is a delightful small restaurant. We went once as a guest, then came back two weeks later for dinner again. The food is very well prepared - our favorite dish (a surprise to me) was swedish meatballs! There are about 6 tables on the...More

Thank Wanderdogs
Reviewed August 7, 2014

My first time at Birch Street and it was a delicious, exciting experience from the first nibble to the last spoonful. I ordered the special soup, gazpacho with guacamole, and what a flavor burst of deliciousness! Had a bite of the wonderful prosciutto and peaches...More

1  Thank TheRoyalFish5
Reviewed May 15, 2013

Just a few nights ago, we were a party of four at this wonderful little gem in Palo Alto. Our appetizers were great. Nice salads and a particularly good asparagus soup. The Flat Iron steak- frittes was cooked to perfection. The spaghetti carbonara was delicious....More

2  Thank Barb1952
Reviewed May 11, 2013

We have gone many times for both lunch and dinner. The food is wonderful especially the Duck and fish. Also have the artichoke salad!!! The place is cozy with outside seating. The service is excellent. the wine is interesting and not you standard cab focused...More

1  Thank Jim M
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Restaurant Details

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  • Food
    Service
  • Value
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Cuisine
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Open Hours
Tuesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Wednesday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Thursday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Friday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Saturday
5:30 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2363 Birch St, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1602
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-327-0284
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