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Spago, Palo Alto closing after May 31, 2007

hhc May 7, 2007 08:37 PM

Spago in Palo Alto closing end of the month. Last meals May 31, 2007. Glad it's going to be gone.

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    Sharuf RE: hhc May 8, 2007 01:06 AM

    Why are you glad it's going to be gone? I've eaten there a number of times and always greatly enjoyed it. The food is fine and the ambiance is utterly charming in a peninsula upscale sort of way.

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      Judith RE: hhc May 8, 2007 05:10 AM

      I'm amazed it stayed open as long as it did. Indifferent food and lousy service at ridiculous prices.

      1. Ozumo RE: hhc May 8, 2007 09:34 AM

        Maybe this is karma for banning foie gras. I hope they all close...

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          Atomica RE: Ozumo May 8, 2007 01:52 PM

          Puck is opening a lot of new restaurants all over the country. His empire is thriving.

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            Ozumo RE: Atomica May 8, 2007 03:57 PM

            Damn. :-(

        2. doc RE: hhc May 8, 2007 12:09 PM

          I have to side with the majority here. I've eaten there at least 5 times and concluded that it is the single worst "bang for the buck" restaurant on the Peninsula ... maybe this is another thread. Completely amateurish service, undistinguished food, overdressed salads, overpriced wine. Can't say I will miss it.

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            Claudette RE: doc May 8, 2007 01:58 PM

            I agree. But then, all of Puck's restaurants are. When I lived in LA, I couldn't believe all the rave reviews all of his places got, and every single meal I had (about 10) was mediocre and overpriced. Luckily, they were on the expense account (my clients were not Chowhounds).

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