Dinner Recommendations in downtown Palo Alto that won't break the bank?
Having dinner tomorrow evening with a friend in downtown Palo Alto. We are not picky on type of food (we are both foodies) but he is treating and I don't want to suggest anywhere expensive. I haven't been to that area in ages and would love any suggestions. Vero? Zibibbo? Nola? Thanks.
Thanks for the feedback. We ended up going to Nola's because that was where he wanted to go. I would have to say I wasn't that impressed but it was ok. If it were my dime, I wouldn't go back. We left right after dinner and went to Vino Locale which had great wines but very bad service. It was Wednesday for goodness sakes.
I think that Vero is one of the best deliciousness values for money of the more relaxed restaurants in downtown Palo Alto (i.e. not a self-service place like Hyderabad House). And the food keeps getting better with each visit. I believe most of the other places recommended are more expensive.
Nola is not for foodies, but for drinks and the palo alto 'scene.' Zibibbo is a pretty solid choice, although it might be a little boring. I haven't been to Vero, but just had dinner at La Strada and recommend it (the grilled sardines and the gnocchi are good choices). Mantra is a good choice for a fusion take on indian (Junnoon is similar, but I haven't been), and I'm sure people here would recommend Tamarine, but I was underwhelmed by my lunch there and haven't been back.