Client Lunches in Palo Alto Area
I am trying to find nice, expense account-type restaurants to recommend to a friend who has to entertain clients over lunch. He is specifically looking for places in Palo Alto and is going to get bored of Evvia and The Four Seasons. It seems to me that those 2 will be the most formal places in the area, but are there any other restaurants that will make a nice impression (of course, no PF Chang's or hole in the wall even if the food is good).
My only other suggestion so far is the Empire Tap Room.
how about some places along California like Jin Sho
(Evvia is the most reliable nice food, Pampas and Joya are good happy hour places, Tamarine is ok)
Baume Fri only Lunch
for me, Madera and Village Pub don't live up to their star, but for ambiance Rosewood is perfect
546 University Ave., Palo Alto, CA 94301
325 Sharon Park Dr Ste A2, Menlo Park, CA 94025
454 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA
2967 Woodside Rd., Woodside, CA 94062
2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, CA 94025
Bistro Elan is indeed a great choice. I'd also recommend Mayfield Bakery & Cafe and Vero while staying in Palo Alto.
448 S California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306
530 Bryant Street, Palo Alto, CA 94301
Mayfield Bakery & Cafe
855 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94301