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Some place for Sunday lunch between SFO and Mt. View please

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essvee Mar 6, 2012 08:03 AM

Picking up a cousin at SFO, driving her to Mt. View. Please tell me where to buy her luncheon. Thanking you.

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    ceekskat RE: essvee Mar 6, 2012 10:30 AM

    Curry Up Now - San Mateo
    Martin's West for a "nice" lunch - Downtown RWC
    Chavez Supermarket for al pastor tacos - RWC/Atherton border
    Slider Bar Cafe - Palo Alto
    Oren's Hummus Shop - Palo Alto

    http://martinswestgp.com/menu_lunch.html

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      Robert Lauriston RE: ceekskat Mar 6, 2012 11:47 AM

      Martins West is great. About the only thing I miss about working in Sunnyvale is not stopping in there on my way home. It's only open for lunch Wed.-Sat., though.

      The Refuge is worth a visit if you like pastrami. http://refugesc.com

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        ceekskat RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 6, 2012 12:40 PM

        Oops, mistook the Saturday for Sunday. Thanks.

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          essvee RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 6, 2012 12:47 PM

          Martin's West looks nice. Do I need a resie? Would prefer the Refuge but cousin won't. [insert sad emoticon here]

          Just missed Robert's note that they aren't open for lunch on Sundays. D'oh! Any other ideas? Thanks for the suggestions.

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            bbulkow RE: essvee Mar 7, 2012 11:29 PM

            I have never needed a reservation at MW, although sometimes it seems they squeeze me in at the last table.

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            BobSacamano RE: Robert Lauriston Mar 7, 2012 07:29 PM

            Refuge for pastrami, as well a pretty good cheese steak, and a great beer list (if that matters).

            Town in San Carlos has brunch I believe

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          miss louella RE: essvee Mar 7, 2012 05:06 PM

          Well, this isn't exactly *between* SFO and Mountain View, but I love Ephesus on Castro in downtown Mt View. Luscious mediterranean food, very friendly servers and outdoor seating if that appeals.

          1. bbulkow RE: essvee Mar 7, 2012 11:32 PM

            Really depends what she likes and you like, and whether you're on 101 or 280, and if you want to eat closer to SFO or MV

            Back-A-Yard, MP
            Shanghai Dumpling Shop, Milpitas
            Village Pub, Woodside
            etc etc

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              ML8000 RE: bbulkow Mar 7, 2012 11:38 PM

              There's also Shanghai Dumpling Shop in Millbrae, which is close to SFO.

              At one time they were related to Shanghai Dumpling King in San Francisco.

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                bbulkow RE: ML8000 Mar 7, 2012 11:42 PM

                That's what I meant! I just had some leftover lion's head meatballs from there tonight. Yum.

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              essvee RE: essvee Mar 13, 2012 12:16 PM

              Some clarification: she isn't into ethnic food and I would like to take her someplace nice, maybe in Mtn View? But doesn't really matter where. Thanks.

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                drewskiSF RE: essvee Mar 13, 2012 01:49 PM

                Village Pub, as mentioned by bbulkow is a solid option and non-ethnic.

                Sunday brunch menu: http://www.thevillagepub.net/files/Im...

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                  ceekskat RE: essvee Mar 13, 2012 02:20 PM

                  I agree with Village Pub as far as food is concerned; however, not sure it would be my choice for unwinding after a plane ride as it is a bit on the formal side.

                  Haven't been but may be Scratch in Mountain View.

                  Though ethnic, Cascal is a nice & fun tapas place and worth a look.
                  http://www.cascalrestaurant.com/site2...

                2. anyhow RE: essvee Mar 13, 2012 06:20 PM

                  I think the Mayfield Bakery Café in Palo Alto's Town and Country Village would be my top choice.
                  http://www.mayfieldbakery.com/

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