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“A 5-star Dining Experience!”
Review of Baume

Ranked #109 of 376 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 3, 2018

We've had the 6 course taste, each with wine pairings and the dishes were more surprising a delicious that will surely last. The wine pairing was remarkable and the selection fit perfectly with the food. The chef was a great artist and his wife was our lovely and personable waitstaff. Service? Top notch! The ambiance was really great too, there were only a few tables inside which was well lighted, surrounding was a little dark, made it so romantic and special. By far, the best I've ever had in my life, quite expensive, but definitely worth it! I definitely recommend this place!

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Thank Allan F
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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 the front-of-house, Christie.
We had already informed that we were Vegetarian.

We loved the nice dining room which gave a nice semi-private feel.
We chose to add the "Truffle supplemental" - since Black truffles were in season.

Then the magic started -
Every single course hit the mark from Amuse right up to dessert and mignardise.
The amuse, barley and jadori egg, the tofu + fennel dish, the dish, the parsnip soup that accompanied the truffles, the edamame hummus - every single thing was a new exploration in taste for us. There were tiny bits of surprises laid throughout.
Christie, when asked about any dish, was very forthcoming with how they sourced ingredients to how they prepare the dish.
At the end of the meal, we met and thanked the chef maestro - Bruno Chamel for a wonderful meal.
Overall a memorable experience and we will most definitely repeat

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Thank Murthy P
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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 light for each table that illuminates the food and table however that made for good lighting on the food itself. Our waiter also served as the hostess and sommelier--the whole staff consists of a husband and wife, their son and a dishwasher.

For food and drink we had two refreshing cocktails and a six course lunch tasting menu. We really enjoyed all of the dishes, but the amuse bouche and turbot stood out as our favorites. If you have a chance, ask about how some of them are made since the preparation was often surprising.

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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 wines in the pairing), which will cost 200$ for 4 glasses of good wine, and 800$ for 4 glasses of excellent wine. That is a bit over the top.. For the rest: very nice, great and personal service, lovely food.

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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 the tiny dishes is innovative and requires a lot of skill. Taste is something else. Absolutely not worth the cash outlay.

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8  Thank Mary V
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