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Mar 9, 2009 01:58 PM

Garden-setting (like Filoli) for bday lunch


I just had the idea that Filoli gardens in Woodside would be a beautiful place for a birthday lunch. The person I spoke to on the phone was VERY discouraging of such an idea. She actually said, "We don't allow the singing of happy birthday, and our restaurant manager is pretty sensitive to that."

Does anyone have a suggestion for me? This is for a first birthday lunch for a baby girl and about 20 other relatives.

I am trying to stay away from hotel champage brunches, but if anyone has suggestions on the Peninsula (other than Bay 223), I'd be interested in that.


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  1. Perhaps the Gamble Garden Center in Palo Alto?

    1. How about the Allied Art Guild in Menlo Park - they have a restaurant there.

      Allied Arts Guild
      75 Arbor Rd, Menlo Park, CA 94025