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The latest openings and closings in Midpeninsula dining

Original post made on Jan 16, 2020

Restaurants have been coming and going at a dizzying rate the last few weeks up and down the Midpeninsula. Catch up with our list.

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Posted by ChrisC
a resident of College Terrace
on Jan 16, 2020 at 6:17 pm

Don’s Deli menu looks really good. A gluten-free friend of mine tried out Sweet Diplomacy, ordering three things including a scone, which she said was the only thing approaching edibility. She did not try the Madeleine. She thought it frightfully expensive, especially a smallish cake that was $60.00. Re:Krung Thai: you have the address of the Krung Thai that closed. The ones in San Jose are on Winchester near 280.

Posted by Tom from Midtown
a resident of Midtown
on Jan 16, 2020 at 10:50 pm

“ the owner of LV Mar and La Viga opening a street-food concept in Palo Alto).”. Please say more! It would be great to have Mexican food at this level in Palo Alto.

Posted by Dante
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 17, 2020 at 6:09 am

Oh no! We will certainly be missing Pluto’s with its great salads at reasonable prices!

Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 22, 2020 at 6:09 pm

Did you sit together or did you sit under the influencer?

Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 22, 2020 at 6:10 pm

By the way the Cryan head something about Ann Le of Tamarin opening in Redwood City after the schism with her cousin

Posted by Mark Weiss
a resident of Downtown North
on Jan 22, 2020 at 6:10 pm


Posted by Hmmm
a resident of East Palo Alto
on Jan 24, 2020 at 1:28 pm

We are missing both Krung and Pluto’s. Nice to know a Pacific Catch will be nearby.

Posted by Melody from Sweet Diplomacy
a resident of another community
on Feb 2, 2020 at 9:15 pm

Hi ChrisC and Gluten-Free Friend,

It would be our pleasure to welcome you to try our pastries. Our friendly and attentive team will make sure that you feel welcomed and have a first-hand understanding of our philosophy: why we insist on using high quality ingredients, how we craft delicious treats from scratch and bake them fresh in small batches, why we choose to feature menu items that cater to many dietary needs, and why we work hard every day to provide the best boutique bakery experience. Hopefully you will share the opinion of many of our loyal and amazing customers that have been so kind by voicing their appreciation of what we're trying to do here in Silicon Valley. Have a lovely day. :-)


Posted by A Losing Battle
a resident of Downtown North
on Feb 4, 2020 at 10:12 am

If one does not actually OWN the building in downtown PA (or locally) a aspiring as well as established restaurant often has a certain built-in 'shelf life' regardless of how good its food is, the dining atmosphere, attractive prices etc.

The majority of the choice retail downtown PA properties are owned by three PA families who have been around since pre-WW2 days.