Restaurants in Menlo Park

38% Off Italian Food at Caffe Riace

Caffe Riace

Palo Alto

$40 $25

(350)

Guests can enjoy Italian meals in the dining room or at shaded tables on a patio dotted with sculptures

Buca di Beppo - 10% Off

Buca di Beppo

Multiple Locations

$50 $45

(1885)

Family-style servings of baked ziti, veal parmigiana, and other Italian-American staples served in festive restaurant setting

Chin's Restaurant – 35% Off Chinese, Vietnamese, and Thai

Chin's Restaurant

Redwood City

$20 $13

Chefs bring together Asian traditions for a menu of Thai noodle soups, Vietnamese coconut curry seafood, and vermicelli with Chinese sausage

Up to 45% Off at Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering

Bay Leaf Cafe and Catering

Redwood Shores

$16 $9

(23)

Beer, wine, coffee, and variety drinks paired with salads and sides such as sweet-potato fries, fresh fruit, or soups; outdoor patio

52% Off Murder-Mystery Dinner Show

The Murder Mystery Company

Old Spaghetti Factory

$60 $29

Professional improv actors invite diners to participate in an interactive whodunit as they enjoy a three-course meal

Up to 42% Off Lunch or Brunch at Noelani's

Noelani’s

San Carlos

$30 $18

(110)

Hawaiian eatery captures tastes & sounds of the islands with live music & signature dishes such as kaka'ako nachos or guava-marinated steak

51% Off Lunch and Dinner Ristorante Bella Vita

Ristorante Bella Vita

Los Altos

$20 $11

(102)

Gnocchi with homemade pesto sauce and brick-oven-fired pizza served inside of artful space with burbling fountains and hand-painted tables

Up to 53% Off Mexican Cuisine at Red Pepper Grill

Red Pepper Grill

South Los Altos

$20 $10

(96)

Mexican and Californian cuisines come together for creative entrees such as crab enchiladas, pork chops, burritos, and margaritas

Up to 44% Off Japanese Food at Mikado

Mikado

North Los Altos

$24 $14

(94)

Hibachi-grilled shrimp and filet mignon, stir-fried yakisoba noodles, and more than 85 types of sushi

The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill' – 40% Off Steakhouse Cuisine

The Van's Restaurant 'On The Hill'

Belmont

$75 $45

Signature steakhouse and seafood cuisine includes mesquite-broiled steaks, prime rib of beef, scallops, and daily fish selections

50% Off Indian Cuisine at The Menu

The Menu

Indian Cuisine

$40 $20

Extensive menu of healthily prepared Indian dishes made with fresh, organic ingredients spans the country's regions

35% Off Teriyaki at Happi House

Happi House

Multiple Locations

$20 $13

(183)

Chicken, pork, and beef in a signature teriyaki sauce, served alongside tempura plates, noodle bowls, and the popular Asian chicken salad

50% Off Indian Cuisine at Park Balluchi

Park Balluchi

Old Mountain View

$30 $15

(79)

Chefs who specialize in northern Mughlai cuisine and traditional Punjabi cooking whip up saag paneer, goat biryani, and butter chicken

40% Off at Papaya Thai

Papaya Thai

Newark

$20 $12

(72)

Thai noodles and curries, served in a dining room decorated with Thai figurines and a pane of glass etched with a papaya tree

Up to 53% Off at Wahoo's Fish Taco

Wahoo's

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(131)

Plates of beach-inspired fare brimming with Asian and Brazilian touches at taqueria founded by a trio of globetrotting brothers

Up to 48% Off at Infused Sushi & Bar

Infused Sushi & Bar

Sunnyvale

$25 $13

Servers pair glasses of wine, sake, or Japanese beer with sushi, bento boxes, and Asian appetizers such as eggrolls, crab rangoon, and gyoza

Up to 56% Off Indian Food at Arka

Arka

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

(38)

Eatery infuses traditional Indian flavors into innovative dishes and regional specialties

Up to 49% Off at Gumba's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Gumba's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown Sunnyvale

$62.85 $32

Cannelloni a la romana with ground veal and spinach, prawns and wild mushooms sautéed in sherry-cream sauce, and classic rigatoni

40% Off Japanese Cuisine at Sushi Blvd

Sushi Blvd

Sunnyvale

$25 $15

(201)

Guests clink glasses of sake over dinners of tuna, salmon, and shrimp sushi rolls, salted edamame, yakitori chicken, and pot stickers

40% Off Mexican Cuisine at El Caminito

El Caminito

Sunnyvale

$20 $12

(155)

Mexican meals prepared with low-cholesterol vegetable oil and chased with salt-rimmed margaritas in a family-run eatery

50% Off Japanese Cuisine at Kitcho

Kitcho

San Mateo

$30 $15

(236)

Expertly plated Japanese cuisine including teriyaki bowls, sushi, and seafood sourced from Japan's famous Tsukiji Market

Up to 38% Off Three-Course Fondue Dinner at The Melting Pot

The Melting Pot

San Mateo

$136 $89

(779)

Diners dip veggies and bread into creamy cheese fondue and munch on fresh salads before cooking entrees fondue-style at the table

50% Off Peruvian Cuisine at Mancora Cebicheria

Mancora Cebicheria

San Mateo

$30 $15

(123)

Chefs marinate spicy ceviches and grill tender Peruvian-style steaks

Up to 50% Off at Uncle Chen Restaurant

Uncle Chen Restaurant

Sugarloaf

$30 $15

(120)

Shredded pork with spicy garlic sauce; housemade vegetarian rice noodles; prawns in lobster sauce

Up to 50% Off at Cajun House

Cajun House 2

Downtown

$30 $15

Asian-influenced Cajun cuisine and seafood such as crawfish, lobster, buckets of clams, and spiced Cajun wings

50% Off Sandwiches at The Cheese Steak Shop

The Cheese Steak Shop

San Mateo

$6 $3

(53)

Hearty steak sandwiches made with sirloin and provolone or American cheese on toasted rolls straight from Philadelphia

45% Off Healthy Buffet Food at Fresh Choice

Fresh Choice

Multiple Locations

$20 $11

Health-focused restaurant redefines the buffet experience with locally grown produce and made-from-scratch entrées

Up to 43% Off Dinner and Variety Show

Bay Area Dinner Show

Multiple Locations

$100 $60

Magician Dan Chan leads a cast of comedians and illusionists during a dinner and variety show

40% Off Drinks at Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Homestead Bowl and The X Bar

Cupertino

$30 $18

Full-service sports bar with 25 draft and bottled beers, HDTVs, and lively karaoke inside a 32-lane bowling alley

Up to 43% Off Pizza, Food, & Drinks from Mission Pizza & Pub

Mission Pizza & Pub

Fremont

$30 $17

Creative pizzas, oven-baked sandwiches, and 32 microbrews and imported beers served amid live country and bluegrass music

45% Off Thai Food at Chef Chai Thai Cuisine

Chef Chai Thai Cuisine

Fremont

$20 $11

Chicken satay appetizers pave the way for Thai entrees such as panang curry, drunken noodles, and deep-fried salmon topped with chili paste

Up to 39% Off Burgers at Cameron’s Restaurant, Pub & Inn

Cameron's Restaurant, Pub & Inn

Half Moon Bay

$30.90 $19

Half-pound burgers topped with grilled mushrooms, bacon, and swiss cheese served in a 100-year-old inn

Up to 48% Off American Cuisine at Broadway Grill

Broadway Grill

Burlingame

$30 $19

Restaurant serves classic American dishes, such as aged steaks, hearty burgers, and glazed meatloaf

Up to 40% Off Italian Cuisine at Fattoria E Mare

Fattoria E Mare

Burlingame

$50 $30

Rotating selection of Italian and European dishes featuring the freshest California ingredients in a sleek, spacious setting

Up to 50% Off at Korea House

Korea House

Santa Clara

$59.79 $30

Authentic Korean dinners include soup, barbecue beef short ribs, fish, and glass noodles

50% Off Mexican Food at La Paloma

La Paloma

Santa Clara

$30 $15

(354)

Shrimp with jalapeño-lime butter and lots of cilantro, tomatillo chicken enchiladas, and Sonoran-style soft tacos

Up to 40% Off at Pizza Party

Pizza Party

Santa Clara

$25 $15

Pizzas in bacon-chicken and greek veggie varieties emerge from the oven on traditional, gluten-free, or 20-inch Belly Buster crusts

Up to 43% Off Nacho Fries or Five-Pound Burritozilla at Iguanas

Iguanas

Multiple Locations

$21 $12

(1644)

5-lb. 18-inch burritozilla featured on Man v. Food, stuffed with meats such as hand-trimmed angus carne asada or grilled marinated chicken

40% Off Pizza & American Food at Last Chance Restaurant

Last Chance Restaurant

Santa Clara

$20 $12

Varied menu includes pizza, burgers, and sandwiches such as the Malibu chicken at a laid-back restaurant with pool tables and arcade games

$15 for Pan-Asian Vegan Food at Loving Hut Milpitas

Loving Hut

Milpitas

$25 $15

(507)

All-vegan dine-in restaurant uses only natural non-GMO ingredients for signature dishes such as Spicy Cha-Cha, Kung Pao & Tom Ka Thai soup

Naan-N-Masala – Up to 40% Off Indian Food

Naan-N-Masala

Milpitas

$25 $15

(723)

Aromatic spices flavor traditional Indian entrees that can be made vegetarian-style or with tender meat

46% Off Indian Cuisine at Mirch Masala

Mirch Masala

Milpitas

$14.95 $8

(68)

Simple preparation characterize Indian dishes such as paneer tikka kebabs, vegetarian bhangan bharta with roasted eggplant, and lamb curry

Half Off Coffee and Asian Snacks at Kopitiam Cafe

Kopitiam Cafe

Milpitas

$10 $5

Malaysian- and Singapore-style café tamps robust espresso drinks, sinks sweet pearls into iced boba teas, and a number of Asian snacks

Up to 42% Off at Aasna, Melange of India

Aasna, Melange of India

Milpitas

$36 $22

(146)

Shyam Khanal's eatery serves Indian cuisine divided into meat- and vegetable-based dishes

Half Off Mexican Food at Royal Taco

Royal Taco

Milpitas

$20 $10

(68)

Authentic taquitos with avocado; spicy chiles rellenos; breakfast, lunch, and dinner burritos

44% Off Pizza at Papa Murphy’s in Milpitas

Papa Murphy's-Milpitas

Milpitas

$16 $9

Pizzas with fresh dough topped with pre-selected ingredients or customized to customer's liking

Up to 50% Off at Triple Seven Pizzeria

Triple Seven Pizzeria

Saratoga

$24 $15

(221)

Gourmet pizzas with sourdough crusts made daily and combinations of fresh toppings

Up to 35% Off Traditional Japanese Cuisine at Hachi Ju Hachi

Hachi Ju Hachi

Madronia Historic

$60 $39

(210)

Innovative eatery that earned Michelin nods for Best Value and Charming Restaurant serves up dishes such as pork-belly stew and sushi

Up to 68% Off French-Fusion Dinner at Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Bijou Restaurant & Bar

Downtown Hayward

$118 $39

(785)

Green-peppercorn beef ribeye, coq au vin, or tilapia with lemon dill weed sauce take center stage in this French culinary fete

Crabaholic – 25% Off Cajun Seafood and Drinks

Crabaholic

Multiple Locations

$40 $30

(309)

Creole-style crawfish boils, oysters, crab legs, and an international drink list of beers, wines, and sakes

Up to 50% Off Indian Food at Tandoori Paradise

Tandoori Paradise

Hayward

$22 $10.99

Steaming plates of channa masala with garbanzo beans and lamb boti kebabs pair with baskets of assorted naans and rotis

50% Off Indian Food at The Ultimate Lounge

The Ultimate Lounge

Hayward

$30 $15

A futuristic bar and lounge serves as the setting for Indian eats like tandoori chicken, samosas, pakora, and lamb biryani

Up to 50% Off Mexican Cuisine at Tacos Uruapan

Tacos Uruapan

Industrial Parkway

$10 $5

(257)

A family-run taqueria serves feasts of pork al pastor, marinated steak and chicken, veggie burritos, and fresh shrimp and fish plates

Up to 33% Off Turkish-Greek Food at Cafe Artemis

Cafe Artemis

Campbell

$30 $20

(538)

Crisp falafel, grilled salmon kabobs, and oven-roasted lamb served in a casual cafe space with weekly belly dancing

40% Off Upscale Pub Food at The Luxury Box

The Luxury Box

Campbell

$30 $18

Refined twists on classics such as deviled eggs, oysters, wings, gulf prawns, and brisket burgers

Hawgs Seafood Bar – Up to 40% Off

Hawgs Seafood Bar

Campbell

$50 $30

(277)

Celebrate memories of family dinners with a menu of fresh salmon, clam linguine, chowder, and paella

33% Off at Island Fire BBQ at the Spot

Island Fire BBQ at the Spot

Campbell

$30 $20

Eatery dishes out barbecue pulled pork sandwiches, buttermilk fried chicken, wings in a jalapeño and honey glaze, and jambalaya

50% Off American Cuisine at Hooters

Hooters

Campbell

$30 $15

(439)

Tear into boneless and breaded wings doused in 16 sauces and rubs, enjoy more than a mouthful burgers, or crack into fresh crab legs

Never Too Latte – 44% Off English Tea

Never Too Latte

San Bruno

$70 $39

Sample an assortment of house-made, bite-size pastries and sandwiches, served with tea flavored with fruits, flowers, or Godiva chocolate

33% Off at Patio Filipino Restaurant

Patio Filipino Restaurant

San Bruno

$30 $20

Eatery featured in Saveur serves saffron-infused paella and other traditional eats

Up to 42% Off Mexican Food for Take-Out

Lucys Tamale Factory

Alum Rock

$33 $19

Bring home award-winning tamales, along with sides and dessert

40% Off Breakfast Food at Scrambl'z

scramblz

San Jose

$20 $12

Omelets, benedicts, crepes, and waffles are prepared from scratch and served amid eclectic decor including a VW van that doubles as seating

Up to 40% Off at Sushi Boat Town

Sushi Boat Town

San Jose

$20 $12

Rolls of tuna, salmon, and squid emerge from the sushi bar on a wooden boat, served alongside entrees such as chicken and beef teriyaki

41% Off Prix Fixe Dinner at Scott's Seafood

Scott's Seafood

Downtown San Jose

$100 $59

(277)

Sample from a seafood-centric menu of upscale American cuisine and sip California wines inside a sixth-floor restaurant overlooking the city

40% Off Sports-Bar Food

La Barra Sports Bar

San Jose

$20 $12

Local businesses like this one promote thriving, distinctive communities by offering a rich array of goods and services to locals like you

Up to 50% Off at Blue Water Seafood & Crab

Blue Water Seafood & Crab

San Jose

$60 $39

(149)

Fresh, in-season snow crab with a choice of sauce; lunch with options such as shrimp Louie, seafood po' boys, and lobster bisque

Up to 47% Off Pizza and Breadsticks at Checkers Pizza & Ribs

Checkers Pizza & Ribs

Paynes

$19.54 $11

(49)

Pizzas loaded with whole-milk mozzarella and topped with artichoke hearts, gyro meat, sun-dried tomatoes, or more

Up to 50% Off at New York Pizza

New York Pizza

Alum Rock

$25 $12.50

More than a dozen gourmet pizzas plus calzones, salads, and sandwiches

Up to 40% Off Mexican Food at Gloria's Taqueria

Gloria's Taqueria

San Jose

$20 $12

Burritos, enchiladas, and other Mexican classics served in a casual dining room bedecked with rock-and-roll memorabilia

46% Off at Hello Desserts

Hello Desserts

Gordy

$35 $19

Desserts ranging from custard and pudding to crème brûlée and ice-cream sundaes pair with smoothies, coffee, and other beverages

Up to 42% Off at Sonoma Chicken Coop

Sonoma Chicken Coop

North San Jose

$25 $15

(315)

Join friends to feast on rotisserie chicken, oven-baked pizza, and angus steak

Up to 40% Off at Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar

Grill 'Em Steakhouse and Bar

Campbell

$34 $25

(419)

Cook your own tender new york strip steaks to perfection on a 6'x2.5' communal grill; breakfast options include omelets and steak and eggs

Up to 34% Off Casual Cuisine at Sonoma Chicken Coop

Sonoma Chicken Coop

San Jose-Capitol Expwy

$53 $35

(213)

Chicken slowly heats, rotating inside a rotisserie while chefs hand toss salads, build sandwiches, and melt cheese atop oven-fired pizza

35% Off Homestyle Food at Holder's Country Inn

Holder's Country Inn

Cupertino

$20 $13

(228)

Golden-brown waffles, fruit-topped pancakes, and omelets are served all day, alongside a lunch and dinner menu of homestyle favorites

Half Off at Klondike’s Pizza

Klondike’s Pizza

Heritage

$20 $10

(44)

Family-owned local pizza place since 1985 dishes out dough layered with chicken, pesto sauce, and other toppings; salads and hot sandwiches

Lark Creek Blue – Up to 38% Off Oyster Tasting

Lark Creek Blue

Winchester

$79 $49

(219)

Sip bubbly while enjoying a variety of fresh, raw oysters with a choice of two dipping sauces

Mosaic – Up to 51% Off Asian-Fusion Dinners

Mosaic

Four Points by Sheraton

$50 $25

Chef Richard Yu blends local produce and fresh seafood into Asian-inflected dishes such as fried prawns in honey mayo and campogee beef

Up to Half Off at Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

Takara Japanese Ramen and Cuisine

El Camino

$20 $11

(37)

Steamy bowls of the eatery's signature ramen come topped with a soft-boiled egg, and are available in six different flavor profiles

50% Off at Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Cecilia's Italian Restaurant & Pizzeria

Downtown

$30 $15

Menu composed of innovative pizzas, such as the Marco Pollo pizza topped with garlic chicken, and Italian classics, including clam linguine

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Tablecloths, fine china, and finger sandwiches speak of refinement during high tea or tea parties at Lisa’s Tea Treasures Menlo Park. During afternoon tea services, guests sip a selection of 23 loose-leaf teas—such as strawberry darjeeling, lemon mint, and Winter Solstice—and nibble on scones and sandwiches inspired by the food of Europe’s culinary capitals. The menu lists bites from Greece, Italy, and France, including Chicken Parisian croissants, salmon mousse, and cucumber-mint cream cheese. A fresh scone with devonshire cream completes any tea party, and evoke thoughts of England other than your recurring dream of building a cricket pitch in your backyard. In addition to the fine fare, the tearoom itself oozes class with delicate trinkets on display, floral wallpaper, and small chandeliers gently lighting the space.

1175 Merrill St
Menlo Park,
CA
US

Singaporean cuisine claims a diverse culinary genealogy. With influences from China, Malay, and India, it's no wonder Shiok! Singapore Kitchen's menu boasts dishes ranging from beef samosas and chicken satay to Singapore pepper crab and vermicelli noodles tossed with curry. This history and tradition is embodied by the restaurant’s name: exclamations of the Singaporean term “shiok!” can often be heard ringing around the table at the conclusion of an enjoyable meal.

1137 Chestnut St
Menlo Park,
CA
US

Marqs' modest menu of globally influenced plates offers small plates such as oyster shooters with tropical salsa ($7), filet wellington rolls in a truffle mushroom sauce ($15), and seared scallops with crispy pancetta and saffron risotto ($10). Entrees include pasta surf and turf with filet mignon, sautéed mushrooms, and lobster macaroni ($33). Marqs' chicken potpies, which are made in-house, are pillowy bites of steamy comfort ($14). In addition to getting you a complimentary glass of house wine or a draft beer, this Groupon can be used toward drinks at Marqs' full-service bar (though you must purchase at least one food item).

1143 Crane St
Menlo Park,
CA
US

Bona Restaurant enriches the Bay Area’s culinary landscape with a varied menu packed with authentic Eastern European cuisine, ranging from a spread of distinctive soups to traditional Polish entrees. Each savory recipe emphasizes the fusion of mixed meats and winter vegetables energized with a variety of spices. In the lunch menu, noontime noshers can refuel for a busy day transcribing bird conversations with a plate of Bona’s pierogi ($6.95) or pork-and-beef-stuffed cabbage ladled with a piquant tomato or mushroom sauce ($7.95).

651 Oak Grove Ave
Menlo Park,
CA
US

Mataro is family owned the ultimate dining place for fine Italian and Mediterranean cuisine. You will enjoy the warm, friendly ambiance and gracious service.

827 Santa Cruz Ave
Menlo Park,
CA
US

Back a Yard Caribbean-American Grill: A User’s Guide

From-Scratch Caribbean Cuisine | Southern Barbecue | Addictive Jerk Chicken | Corn Festivals

Sample Dishes

  • Jerk chicken: served with fried plantains, rice, and beans
  • Barbecue: pork spare ribs served with fries, a warm roll, and coleslaw
  • Seafood: fried snapper breaded with a special blend of herbs and spices
  • Dessert: sweet-potato pudding

Who's in the Kitchen? Chef-owner Robert Simpson’s techniques and recipes are the foundations for both Back a Yard locations: the one in downtown San Jose, and the original in Menlo Park. He began cooking at age 6 alongside his grandmother in Jamaica, and he went on to receive his formal training at the Culinary Institute of America.



Inside Tips

  • Parking at the Menlo Park location can be tricky because it's all on the street. But the San Jose location is a bit easier, since Back a Yard validates parking at a huge garage nearby.
  • Don't let the hole-in-the-wall exterior of the original Menlo Park location fool you: inside, it's all colors, reggae tunes, and smiles.

Vocab Lesson
Plantain: very popular in Caribbean dishes, these starchy fruits are a slightly larger cousin of the banana and must be cooked before serving.
Corn festivals: sweet, fritter-like treats made of cornmeal. They're deep-fried and often served with something more savory, especially fish.



Culture Lesson: "Back a Yard" isn't a typo. It's a term that means, quite simply, "back home." It refers to the spirit and welcoming nature of life in Jamaica.

1189 Willow Rd
Menlo Park,
CA
US

Menlo Park Scene