Mandala Lounge takes its name from the Sanskrit word for circle, and in that spirit, it aims to create an experience that fully connects friends, signature cocktails, upscale ambiance, and live entertainment. Here, chicly dressed patrons congregate in the Asian-inspired lounge or on the heated outdoor patio, backed by decade-spanning spins from the rotating line-up of DJs or, in the case of a private party, the host?s own MP3 player or yodeling personal assistant. The cocktail list bears a similarly pan-Asian attitude?the Tokyo Decadence blends pear vodka, rose syrup, cranberry juice, and soda, and the Fit to be Thai?d sweetens palates with ginger vodka, saint germain, pomegranate liqueur, and muddled basil. Aside from cocktails, the bar tenders also pour a selection of single-malt scotches and Asian beers.
Fresh fare can be found at Nick's Rockaway, where diners seek to sample every seafood dish on the menu.
Low-fat, vegan, and gluten-free selections are also on the menu at Nick's Rockaway.
Drinks here are readily available, so you can enjoy a glass of red or try something new.
Youngsters don't need to sit out a trip to Nick's Rockaway — it's super family-friendly and perfect for little diners and their folks.
Looking to host a party but don't have the space at home? You'll love the private room offered at Nick's Rockaway — just right for large and merry gatherings.
Nick's Rockaway offers an affordable happy hour.
Stay connected at no cost thanks to Nick's Rockaway's wifi.
Dance the night away to Nick's Rockaway's live music.
If you're hoping to snag a table on a Friday or Saturday, it's best to ring the restaurant for a reservation first.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Nick's Rockaway, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Getting your food to go is also an option.
Store your car on the street or in a nearby lot at Nick's Rockaway.
It will typically cost you about $30 to enjoy a meal at Nick's Rockaway.
Nick's Rockaway accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Stop by for breakfast, lunch, or dinner — Nick's Rockaway serves up all three meals.
In Focus: Val’s Restaurant and Lounge
In business since: 1950
Appetizer to try: deep-fried popcorn shrimp
Steak to try: oven-roasted Harris Ranch prime rib with au jus and horseradish
For something other than steak: a full rack of lamb
Where the meat and produce is grown: locally
For those inspired to sing after a good meal: There’s karaoke at 9 p.m. Thursday–Saturday.
With a stay at Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park (Palo Alto - Menlo Park), you'll be convenient to Stanford Shopping Center and Stanford University. This 4-star hotel is within close proximity of Stanford University Arboretum and Stanford Mausoleum.
Make yourself at home in one of the 164 air-conditioned rooms featuring minibars and CD players. Windows open for fresh air and courtyard views. Wired and wireless Internet access is complimentary, while 37-inch LCD televisions with cable programming provide entertainment. Bathrooms feature shower/tub combinations, makeup/shaving mirrors, and designer toiletries.
Rec, Spa, Premium Amenities
Enjoy a range of recreational amenities, including an outdoor pool, a spa tub, and a sauna. This hotel also features complimentary wireless Internet access, concierge services, and a fireplace in the lobby.
Satisfy your appetite at the hotel's restaurant, which serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Dining is also available at a coffee shop/café, and 24-hour room service is provided. At the end of the day, relax with your favorite drink at a bar/lounge.
Business, Other Amenities
Featured amenities include complimentary high-speed (wired) Internet access, a business center, and limo/town car service. Event facilities at this hotel consist of conference/meeting rooms, banquet facilities, and exhibit space. Free parking is available onsite.
Madera: A User’s Guide
Michelin-Starred Restaurant | Award-Winning Wine List | Contemporary Californian Cuisine | Wood-Burning Grill
Starter: foie gras crème brûlée
Entree: Schmitz Ranch lamb
Side: potato polenta
Dessert: Earl Grey chocolate cream
Where to Sit:
On a date: request a table by the rustic stone fireplace—the nearby windows grant panoramic views of the Santa Cruz Mountains
For an event: Madera’s two private dining rooms feature private outdoor terraces
In its star-awarding review, the Michelin Guide notes Madera’s “elevated cooking incorporates all the traits of contemporary cuisine”
Gayot praises the restaurant’s “meticulously designed and innovative cocktail list”
Wine Spectator awarded Madera a Best Of Award of Excellence
Because Madera is located inside the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel, it serves up every meal of the day: breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner, and dessert.
Try the Asian Pear cocktail, a drink made with elderflower liqueur and puréed fruit that SFGate calls “sweet-but-not-too-sweet.”
Chicharrón: fried pork skins, used in many dishes and preparations across the Spanish-speaking world.
Kampachi: also known as Almaco jack, this relative of yellowtail and amberjack has firm flesh that strongly resembles tuna, making it a popular choice for sushi.
Pisco Latin Lounge: A User's Guide
Peruvian Small Plates | Classic Pisco Punch | Extensive Wine List | Gluten-Free Menu
Ceviche a la peruana with hamachi and sweet-potato chips
Quinoa risotto balls with romesco salsa
Parrillada platter with churrasco, lamb lollipops, and pork belly
Pisco Punch with pineapple gomme and macerated pineapple
The Name: Pisco is a Peruvian grape brandy, popularized in San Francisco for its use in sweet punches.
The Chef: James Schenk’s mother is originally from Peru, and he draws on that culture to create menus at Pisco Latin Lounge and Destino, the larger restaurant next door.
Awards and Accolades
The nation’s first dedicated pisco bar, according to Examiner.com
Praised by Zagat for its “strong, innovative cocktails”
Named one of the Top 10 Lounge Restaurants in the city by Gayot
Churrascaria: Brazilian-style barbecuing where the meat is skewered and cooked over an open flame or on a grill; the meat itself is called churrasco.
Gomme syrup: a simple-syrup-like mixture of sugar, water, and gum arabic, commonly used as a sweetener in mixed drinks.
While You're in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse mid-century furnishings, collectibles, and apparel at Stuff (150 Valencia Street).
After: Belt out tunes at The Mint karaoke lounge (1942 Market Street).