Recommendations Peninsula Anniversary Dinner
I'm looking for a good restaurant in the Peninsula area (Palo Alto, Redwood City) or even South Bay for an anniversary dinner. Great food, not horribly expensive. ($20 average for an entree)
Tamarine in Palo Alto is wonderful Vietnamese food. Elegant but not pretentious- although may be a bit pricer than you suggest. Mandaloun in Redwood City is also quite nice. John Bentley's in Redwood City used to be a favorite although the last few times we dined there is was a little underwhelming. I still love Carpaccio in Menlo Park for great Italian.
i recently went to portobello grill in redwood city that opened up about a month ago... i did a google search, and this came up... hahah
i wasn't that hungry because i had eaten already, but i ordered some appetizers.. i think i had the teriyaki beef and shrimp on a skewer, and potato pancakes... i'm sorry i forgot... my SO had the stuffed chicken...
i didn't find the wine list to be too impressive... but i chalk it up to being new...
i liked the atmosphere, you can eat outside if you want and i believe the weather has been gorgeous lately...
the food was pretty good... it wasn't the best, but considering where it was, what's around it, and the prices, i was pleasantly surprised. there were little details too that made the evening really enjoyable... =)
i was actually looking for an opportunity to post about this on here, but i keep forgetting.. =)
happy anniversary =)
If you like Indian, you could go to Amber India and order the Amber Dinner. It's well priced for dinner, comes with good options and well within your price range.