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Aug 14, 2006 08:02 PM

Menlo Park client lunch

Hi all,

I am taking 3 very nice clients to lunch in Menlo Park next week. Price is no object. Any delicious recommendations? I am an Oakland girl, so MP is another country to me.

I have no idea what they like to eat.


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      1. Kaygetsu in Menlo Park has some of the best Japanese food you can get in the Bay Area and is quite expensive. Simple, quiet, elegant atmosphere even though it's in a shopping center. I have only been there for dinner when they have a kaiseki menu. I'm not sure what's on the lunch menu.

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        1. re: Wendy_san

          I forgot about that place, since normally I never get up to Sharon Heights. I've eaten dinner a la carte there; it was quite good. I, too, have never been for lunch.

        2. is the wild hare still around?? love that place...

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          1. If you are looking for non Asian, Cal-cuisine type of place for your business dinner, I think Flea Street Cafe meets the bill perfectly. The name doesn't sound like much, but the decor is upscale (dark wood paneling, small dining rooms), service is professional, and the food is upscale (at upscale prices), using top-notch seasonal/organically farmed/sustainably caught ingredients. Kind of like CP Cafe but Gary Danko's decor.

            I never see any detailed reports on Chowhound (only brief mentions), I think it's one of the most underrated places.

            Here's my report from 2005:

            Their website:

            Other price-is-no-object places I've seen often suggested but I've never been to are:
            John Bentley's
            (not sure if these places are open for lunch


            Here's a thread with replies for a similar question from Jan 2006: