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Eating Out - December 4, 2015

Mixed nuts and Merlot

Calave brings urban sophistication to Palo Alto wine bar scene

by Trevor Felch

Pardon the pun, but to experience the range of Palo Alto watering holes in a nutshell, just head to the corner of Birch Street and California Avenue. On one side, there are glasses of Barolo and Bordeaux being poured at the 5-month-old Calave Wine Bar. On the other resides the venerable Antonio's Nut House, home of margaritas at rock-bottom prices and complimentary peanuts served by a gorilla.

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Freelance writer Trevor Felch can be emailed at trevorfelch@yahoo.com. Calave Wine Bar 299 S. California Ave., Palo Alto 650-521-0443 calave.com Hours: Mon.-Wed., 4-10 p.m., Thurs.-Sat., 4 p.m. to midnight, Sundays, 4-9 p.m. Credit cards: Yes Reservations: No Take-out orders: Yes Catering: No Outdoor seating: Yes Parking: Lot and street Alcohol: Wine and beer Wheelchair access: Yes Noise level: Medium, loud at peak times Bathroom cleanliness: Good


Posted by Kimberly Flynn
a resident of Stanford
on Dec 4, 2015 at 11:22 am

Was actually in there last night and they have already switched up the food menu, which is awesome! I love a place that is always on the move and trying new things. This article was well written but last I checked Calave is a wine bar. This article sounds more like a review for a restaurant. The fact they even serve such yummy bites in there small space you can't even fit a TOASTER in it is amazing. Next time can we here MORE about the bar, staff, and the monthly feature wines then a food article? Like I said it's a wine bar not a food truck.

Posted by Steve
a resident of Mountain View
on Dec 6, 2015 at 8:48 am

Decent wine, great staff, but 35 people inside? I was there with my girlfriend last month. There was about 14 people inside and you could barely move around. If you have a large party, try someplace else.

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