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Food and restaurants in Atherton

Top restaurants

Café
“A classic Menlo Park scene. Warning, Silicon Valley prices:) But a nice place to relax outside. Great bookstore next door.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Burger Restaurant
“Closest thing to neighborhood bar. Great food (burgers, caesar salads, fries, pizza), full bar, beer on tap. Big screen TVs throughout for sports. Walking distance.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Restaurant
“Great local restaurant in the Bay Area Foodie Scene. Run by a famous regional chef.”
  • 18 locals recommend
Gastropub
“Super tasty comfort food. Featured on The Food Network's Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives.”
  • 16 locals recommend
Bar
“This is actually a restaurant but it has a nice, small, friendly bar inside and when the weather is nice you can sit outside, have a drink or meal, and people watch. Happy Hour: 3-6:30pm and after 9pm. Close: Sun-Thurs. 10pm, Fri-Sat 11pm. This is the only place which stays open late in sleepy Menlo Park, but this is why we live here. For more late-night action, go to downtown Palo Alto. ”
  • 15 locals recommend
Breakfast Spot
“Great american breakfast place for a hearty appetite. I usually go for poached eggs (and eat a bit of my son's Mickey Mouse pancake).”
  • 13 locals recommend
Japanese Restaurant
“This place is close by, has fresh seafood and is also great to grab to go. It can get busy, so be prepared. ”
  • 7 locals recommend
Gluten-free Restaurant
“For vegan and vegetarian eaters, this is a great restaurant that caters to those that are a bit more health conscious.”
  • 9 locals recommend

Cafes

Café
“A classic Menlo Park scene. Warning, Silicon Valley prices:) But a nice place to relax outside. Great bookstore next door.”
  • 45 locals recommend
Café
“When you want to explore and walk around downtown Menlo Park, you can start here on Santa Cruz Ave. ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Café
“Beautiful, modern space with plenty of room to work or relax. Excellent coffee and tea, lattes (with all the milk types), and small bites.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
“Seattle-based coffeehouse chain known for its signature roasts, light bites and WiFi availability.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Café
“Great brunch place with panini and fresh baked goods. Especially a fan of the boboloni (Italian pastry!).”
  • 6 locals recommend
Café
“Ann's is a very old time, traditional home town​ coffee shop. The locals that frecwant Ann's have been going there for years.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Café
“Early morning coffee a half mile away makes for a nice morning constitutional.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
“Informal chain cafe & bakery serving gourmet sandwiches on fresh bread plus other light fare. -”
  • 2 locals recommend

Bakeries

Bakery
“Coffee drinks are very good and cost about the same everywhere. This place has exceptional French pastries, not cheap so share with a companion! Delightful atmosphere! ”
  • 11 locals recommend
Bakery
“Informal chain cafe & bakery serving gourmet sandwiches on fresh bread plus other light fare. -”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great bagels - we take the kids here for a no hassle breakfast. I love the Asiago/Spinach bagel!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
“Cafe serving a range of housemade bagels, coffee, sandwiches, salads & drinks.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Cafe showcasing a variety of French pastries & breads, plus a menu of sandwiches, soup & pizza.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bakery
“This store is a diamond in the rough: it is literally a treat to live this close to the Bay Area's most amazing (only?) little biscotteria. Angelina and Lisa will take good care of you!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“This has a large seating area and reasonably priced pastries (reasonably priced for the area). We like it because there is always seating available. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cupcake Shop
  • 2 locals recommend