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“Great place for lunch or casual dinner in Palo Alto”
Review of Cafe Brioche

Cafe Brioche
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Ranked #43 of 387 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: French, Cafe
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed January 5, 2018

Located on Calf. ave this is a great place to have a nice lunch or dinner in Palo Alto without the traffic and congestion of Univ. Ave.
I have eaten here many times - but my go to lunch item is the Duck Confit salad with cranberries. Very generous portion of shredded duck with spinach salad. Service is great - the place reminds me of Paris! The service is excellent. Several good wines by the glass will compliment any dish!

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Thank drastler
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Reviewed December 16, 2017 via mobile

It’s surprising to me that - given the wealth, the sophistication, and the internationalism of the inhabitants - Palo Alto has so many mediocre restaurants and very few if any truly good ones. There is, however, an abundance of pretensiousness.
Four of us ate at Cafe Brioche last night, but none of us had anything memorable in a positive sense. My salmon was over cooked. The calamari was over-battered. The wine was over-priced and not especially well selected by whomever puts together their wine list. You get the idea. I felt sorry for my host; the bill wasn’t minuscule, but the experience just wasn’t there. “Exercise caution” would make a suitable motto. On the plus side, our waiter was very good, quick on his feet, professional, and cheerful. He almost made up for the fact that the restaurant had given away our reserved table though we were all there on time, causing us to wait at least 20 minutes in a restaurant that has no place to wait. They might have offered us glasses of wine or a complimentary appetiser, but they didn’t. Welcome to Palo Alto.

Thank Andrew H
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Reviewed November 9, 2017

The food and service here has always been excellent.
The mussels are great, and i like the Beef Bourgnon
We eat there often.

Thank Maurice D
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Reviewed September 25, 2017

We were six people and all ordered different items at lunch time and everyone was quite satisfied, from salads to pasta. Service is attentive, and you can hold a conversation over the table because the place isn't that noisy.

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Thank BarryandJackie
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Reviewed September 23, 2017

Two side-by-side French restaurants is a bit unusual even in Nice, France. But on California street? Having tried both over a number of years the service, menu, quality and taste champ is Cafe Brioche. Full bar served up great man sized martini and tasty cosmo for the lady. Onion soup ala Paris, beautifully prepared mussles in lovely wine sauce and the evening special short ribs with heirloom tomatoes and a fabulous french cheese risotto made a beautiful looking and tasty plate. Reasonably price California wines added joy to the evening. Will be back!!

Thank Jerry C
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