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Menlo Grill reopens as Menlo Tavern

Uploaded: Mar 14, 2019
What was once Menlo Grill has reopened with a new name, chef and menu at the Stanford Park Hotel at 100 El Camino Real in Menlo Park.

Now Menlo Tavern, the restaurant's bar opened last week and the dining room on Monday.


Menlo Tavern is now serving breakfast, lunch and dinner at the Stanford Park Hotel in Menlo Park.

General Manager Patrick Lane said in a previous interview that he decided to run the restaurant as its own business separate from the hotel, which prompted the revamp.

The updated menu skews toward American comfort food, like skillet corn bread, deviled eggs, cast iron-seared salmon, burgers (including a meatless Impossible Burger), pasta, roasted chicken and filet mignon. Lunch dishes range from $15 to $19, and dinner entrees range from $16 to $39. Those looking to splurge can get the "fries and bubbles," French fries with a bottle of Veuve Clicquot ($135), or California white sturgeon caviar, créme fraiche and potato chips paired with a martini ($45).

The restaurant is meant to serve the local community as much as hotel guests, Lane said. 

Menlo Tavern opens for breakfast at 6:30 a.m. Monday through Friday and 7:30 a.m. Saturday and Sunday. Lunch starts daily at 11 a.m. and dinner at 5pm. The bar is open daily until midnight.
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Posted by Dana Hendrickon, a resident of Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park,
on Mar 14, 2019 at 3:20 pm

Yea! My friends and I have been eagerly awaiting this announcement and will try the tavern this weekend. The Stanford Hotel's courtyard is a longtime favorite for us to gather on warm evenings; we hope the tavern food and beverage services will be available there.


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Posted by charles reilly, a resident of another community,
on Mar 14, 2019 at 5:26 pm

Cheers! to any "local community" restaurant that sells a serving of champagne and beer for $135 ...


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Posted by Bunyip, a resident of Adobe-Meadow,
on Mar 14, 2019 at 10:14 pm

$145 for a $40 bottle of bubbly and French fries? Call the police, someone's getting robbed.
No thanks.


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Posted by Menlo Neighbor, a resident of Menlo Park,
on Mar 15, 2019 at 9:23 am

Do they still offer free corkage?



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