4290 Bistro and Bar: A User’s Guide
Hand-Shaken Cocktails | Locally-Sourced Ingredients | Daily Breakfast Buffet | Globally-Influenced Menu | Located Within Hotel
Starter: Asian salad with chicken from Petaluma farms, mandarin oranges, rice noodles, and sesame seeds
Small bites: chicken wings three ways—bbq, sweet and sour, and red hot
Entree: mustard-crusted salmon filet with couscous and baby spinach
To Drink: tequila stinger made with orange juice and grenadine
About the Location: 4290 Bistro and Bar is nestled within the Crowne Plaza Palo Alto hotel, which also features an outdoor patio for al fresco dining.
Who’s Cooking: Executive Chef Herb Ng, who uses local, in-season ingredients to design his menus, which fuse Asian flavors with global influences.
At the Bar: local and international wines,
hand-shaken cocktails, and more than 30 spirits, including a 16-year Lagavulin Scotch.
When to Go: Sunday during champagne brunch, when chefs cook crab, fresh omelets, and other morning favorites while waiters serve up bottomless bubbly. Breakfast lovers who miss brunch shouldn’t fret, though—the restaurant serves a breakfast buffet service every day starting at 6:30 a.m.
While You’re in the Neighborhood
Before: Browse the walnut, mid-century tables and chairs at Gingko Home Furnishings (2496 West El Camino Real).
After: Play your heart’s song or your brain’s single repeating note at Gryphon Stringed Instrument (211 Lambert Avenue).
If You Can’t Make It, Try This: the omelets at Pastis (447 South California Avenue).
With its epic wine list and charming interior, Il Fornaio is a great spot for a date or a night out with friends.
Keep your diet in check at Il Fornaio, a local restaurant with gluten-free and low-fat menu items.
Rich reds and crisp whites are staples on Il Fornaio's extensive wine list.
Little ones are just as welcome as their parents at this bar.
Birthday, engagement or baby shower, celebrate any exciting moment with all your loved ones at Il Fornaio.
Be sure to check out Il Fornaio's outdoor seating when the climate is right.
People tend to swarm the bar on Fridays and Saturdays, so be sure to reserve space for your party ahead of time.
Show up in sneakers or a suit at Il Fornaio, where dining in comfort is of utmost importance.
Meeting the gang for a movie? Pick up some food from this bar.
Through their catering service, Il Fornaio can also set out a delicious spread for your next party.
Looking for a deal on parking? Free parking is easily accessible in the parking lot next door.
Store your bike safely at one of the main bike racks near Il Fornaio.
If you don't want a night that will cost you an arm and a leg but you do want a delicious meal, come to Il Fornaio.
Breakfast, lunch, and dinner are all served at the bar, but the dinner menu is the real standout.
So head on over to Il Fornaio, where you can taste the artistry and craftsmanship in every sip of wine.
Il Fornaio is the place to go if you're looking for quality and highly-rated Italian food.
Feeling some delicious pasta or savory prosciutto tonight? Stop in at Il Fornaio.
For a place you know you can trust, Il Fornaio provides just the gluten-free meals to satisfy your hunger.
Enjoy a wine and cheese pairing at Vino Locale, a local wine bar.
G-free and low-fat are just a couple of examples, come here for a quick bite that will leave you feeling healthy.
Whether you prefer white or red, Vino Locale offers the perfect wine pairing for your meal.
At Vino Locale, you won't have to wait for your large or small group to be seated.
Make the most of the warm summer months by dining outdoors in Vino Locale's beautiful outdoor seating area.
To get seated fast on a weeknight, you may want to call ahead and make a reservation — after-work crowds can fill the place up.
At Vino Locale, "dress to impress" is a thing of the past, and jeans are the new norm.
For those in a hurry, the bar lets you take your grub to go.
Hosting a swanky shindig? Call up Vino Locale for their catering services.
Aside from the delicious, mouth-watering food and drinks, what's the best thing about us? Our free parking. Plain and simple.
Make use of the luxurious bike racks at Vino Locale.
It's not the cheapest, it's not the most expensive, but it is the most delicious. Come to Vino Locale for a great bite.
Vino Locale accepts Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, and all major credit cards.
Feel free to swing by the bar for breakfast or lunch, but fans recommend holding out for dinner.
So round up your friends and head over to Vino Locale for a tasty and informative wine tasting.
Sip on a fine wine at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar, a local wine bar with a trendy ambiance.
Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar also boasts a full wine bar that will delight any oenophile.
Reserve your own room at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar so that you can create your own private party.
If you're heading to the bar on a Friday or Saturday, don't get stuck in line with the rest of the crowds — reservations are accepted.
Don't spend time or money shopping for a new dinner outfit
Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar's laid-back vibe accepts jeans, T-shirts, and everything in between.
Drive to lunch or dinner at Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar and find easy parking in a lot close by or on the street.
Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar is a prime location for cyclists to park their bikes and enjoy a bite to eat.
Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar s fare is so good, you ll want to sample everything on the menu (and with its middle-of-the-road prices, you can!).
Everyone loves a good wine bar. If you're looking for a great wine bar, Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar is the place to be.
If you are looking to get better acquainted with wine, make your way over to Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar for a tasting.
If you're looking for quality food with a more relaxed feel, Gravity Bistro and Wine Bar is the place for you.
Featuring fresh and flavorful American food, Antonio's Nut House is a local favorite.
Calling all gluten-free and low-fat diners! Antonio's Nut House has a multitude of dishes right up your alley that are freshly-prepared and taste amazing.
TVs are also readily available in the bar area to broadcast the best games.
Antonio's Nut House has a large dining room, making it easy to seat large parties.
When the weather is nice, hurry to Antonio's Nut House to grab a spot on the patio.
The noise level can often drown out conversation, so make sure your party is prepared to speak up.
The restaurant can get full to bursting on a busy Friday or Saturday night, so the safest bet is to call ahead for a reservation.
No suit, no problem! The dress code at laid-back Antonio's Nut House is ultra casual.
Take the comfort of your own home and add great grub from Antonio's Nut House to create the perfect night.
Parking is easy at Antonio's Nut House, especially those looking to park on the street or in a lot close by.
For those who prefer to travel by bike, Antonio's Nut House is a great option due to its generous bike parking options.
For a meal truly worth eating, the place to go is definitely Antonio's Nut House who serves up the mouthwatering best food in town.
Indulge in a juicy steak from Palo Alto's Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, home of the freshest meats in town.
For those tired of trendy diets, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar's lack of low-fat food is sure to make your stomach smile.
Wine lovers and sports fans will find something to like here, with plenty of vino on offer and TVs broadcasting the big games in the bar.
Worried about taking a big group out for a night on the town? Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar has you covered with private rooms made for loud parties.
The bar can get thronged with crowds on Fridays and Saturdays, so book your table ahead of time through their reservation system.
Business casual dress, tasty food and a classic atmosphere makes this a great place for any occasion.
If you need to feed a big crowd, Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar also offers catering services for parties and get-togethers.
If you're in a hurry, place an order for pickup instead.
Score free parking at the lot adjacent to Fleming's Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar.
Fancy snacks do come at a higher price, but wow are they delicious.
Reviewers rave about the dinner menu at the bar, though breakfast and lunch are also served.