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The Annex at St. Michael’s Alley

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806 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
+1 650-326-2530
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10:00 - 14:00
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 - 21:30
Fri 10:00 - 21:30
Sat 10:00 - 14:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Excellent brunch menu with a wide range of menu items. Generally excellent service with high quality servers. Comfortable dining room not overly noisy. We have been eating here about twice a month for several years and find the food quality has remained excellent.

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Thank Dr_Zarkov99
Palo Alto, California
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 July 2016

Years ago, when we first came to Palo Alto, we were taken here by Professorville insiders and as such, were treated like family friends by the entire wait staff. The food was reliably good, good enough to be the special occassion go to restaurant of choice for many years. It has stayed that way for many years, with not great,... More 

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Thank leslieness
seattle, washington
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18 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 June 2016

We came on a Saturday afternoon for lunch. We were seated quickly. Our waiter came promptly and we ordered two glasses of wine and a bottle of sparkling water. It was downhill from there. He returned with our wine and we ordered a pasta dish and a quinoa and greens salad. Our food arrived but not the water. The pasta... More 

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Belmont, California
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25 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2016

We ate here on valentines day. The menu offered abundant choices savory and sweet. Highlights were the smoked salmon benedict and blueberry-banana pancakes. We loved the cute spot and we will be back

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Thank Andria94002
Palo Alto, California
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13 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015

The food is EXPENSIVE for what it is. The wait is LONG and service is TERRIBLE.... We are Palo Alto residents and will never come here for food again. Whole Foods is much better across the street.

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Thank Mike W
The Woodlands
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166 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 124 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 March 2015

The outdoor seating area was really nice to compliment the beautiful weather in California! The service was superb with many waiting on you. The food was delicious and a great variety of the California cuisine. Highly recommend! Come early for best seating!

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Thank Texans112
California
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2014 via mobile

The line is often long but the wait is worth it. This is a great spot for a leisurely Sunday brunch, especially if you can score one of the outside tables in the sun.

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Thank melimir
Palo Alto, California
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2013

Not much to say other than VERY EXPENSIVE for what it is... It's such a pity because you can tell it's good quality and fresh food, but the way it is made and mixed with other stuff just spoils it all. I don't know why the chef does that to his food, it's almost an offense to quality cuisine. *... More 

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Thank delfeen
Collingwood, Canada
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78 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 October 2013

We met Mike and Jenny (owners) in Whistler and decided to pay a visit to their restaurant. Crowds of people outside but their staff were experts at getting people through and we had fun people watching as we waited the 30 minutes (I noted that a family waiting were brought a scone to keep them happy while they waited -... More 

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Thank A&BOakville
Los Altos, California
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51 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2013

Love this neighborhood bar and restaurant. We are always welcomed like old friends at this hip, warm and friendly spot. The upscale menu changes regularly and always includes gluten free options for my finicky palate . See you there soon.

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Thank Simona M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
American
Meals
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:30 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:30 - 21:30
Thursday
11:30 - 21:30
Friday
10:00 - 21:30
Saturday
10:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 806 Emerson St, Palo Alto, CA 94301-2412
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-326-2530

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?