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Food Scene
Upscale and creative foods, often with a Japanese flare. Great ambiance, perfect for dates, but best to leave the kids behind.
BIRD DOG
420 Ramona St
Upscale and creative foods, often with a Japanese flare. Great ambiance, perfect for dates, but best to leave the kids behind.
Upscale Vietnamese food, fairly upscale setting, a favorite local business lunch spot
31
locals recommend
Tamarine Restaurant & Gallery
546 University Avenue
31
locals recommend
Upscale Vietnamese food, fairly upscale setting, a favorite local business lunch spot
Reasonably good food at a reasonable price. Tea salad is a favorite staple
12
locals recommend
Rangoon Ruby Burmese Cuisine
445 Emerson Street
12
locals recommend
Reasonably good food at a reasonable price. Tea salad is a favorite staple
Ice cream here is so so good! Rich but not too sweet, and every flavor worth trying. I make my own ice cream at home and am very picky about food, and I simply love this place. The ingredients they use are of highest quality.
12
locals recommend
Tin Pot Creamery
855 El Camino Real
12
locals recommend
Ice cream here is so so good! Rich but not too sweet, and every flavor worth trying. I make my own ice cream at home and am very picky about food, and I simply love this place. The ingredients they use are of highest quality.
We love Squeeze In for weekend brunches. The place is very homey, and the food portions generous. Garlic fries is a must-order, and everything else is good, too, all at a good price. Go early to avoid a wait, as its popularity is well-known!
11
locals recommend
Squeeze In
3710 Florence St
11
locals recommend
We love Squeeze In for weekend brunches. The place is very homey, and the food portions generous. Garlic fries is a must-order, and everything else is good, too, all at a good price. Go early to avoid a wait, as its popularity is well-known!
Great French food! Ingredients are fresh and food is delicious. A bit on the pricey side. It's small so better book in advance. Great for date night.
8
locals recommend
Zola Restaurant
565 Bryant Street
8
locals recommend
Great French food! Ingredients are fresh and food is delicious. A bit on the pricey side. It's small so better book in advance. Great for date night.
Creative Korean food restaurant. This is a Michelin-starred restaurant and you do need to book a month in advance. Each dinner only allows about 16 guests, sitting around a communal dinner table sharing a set course. Great for a special occasion!
Maum
322 University Avenue
Creative Korean food restaurant. This is a Michelin-starred restaurant and you do need to book a month in advance. Each dinner only allows about 16 guests, sitting around a communal dinner table sharing a set course. Great for a special occasion!
Sightseeing
Filoli--short for Fight, Love, Live, used to be owned by a wealthy family before it was turned over to California as a public place to visit. The house itself is well-maintained and really interesting, but the garden is stunning. If you are in the area in the spring or fall, definitely worth a visit.
54
locals recommend
Filoli
86 Cañada Road
54
locals recommend
Filoli--short for Fight, Love, Live, used to be owned by a wealthy family before it was turned over to California as a public place to visit. The house itself is well-maintained and really interesting, but the garden is stunning. If you are in the area in the spring or fall, definitely worth a visit.
Take a drive down Palm Drive, park at the Oval, walk around the Quad and go inside the Memorial Church. Stanford is picture perfect and a must-see if you haven't been! Just beware that parking during the week can be difficult and many parking spaces require special permit. Visitors can choose to park at Tresidder which has visitor pay parking.
199
locals recommend
Stanford University
450 Serra Mall
199
locals recommend
Take a drive down Palm Drive, park at the Oval, walk around the Quad and go inside the Memorial Church. Stanford is picture perfect and a must-see if you haven't been! Just beware that parking during the week can be difficult and many parking spaces require special permit. Visitors can choose to park at Tresidder which has visitor pay parking.
Parks & Nature
This place is great for walking and biking. In the spring you'll see ducklings trailing their moms in the marshes. If you follow the path all the way you'll end up in Mountain View.
Baylands Nature Preserve Ranger Station
2500 Embarcadero Road
This place is great for walking and biking. In the spring you'll see ducklings trailing their moms in the marshes. If you follow the path all the way you'll end up in Mountain View.
Essentials
This is a small Safeway, but well-stocked with all the essentials. If you'd like a larger Safeway, there is another one in Menlo Park that's about the same distance away.
26
locals recommend
Safeway
2811 Middlefield Road
26
locals recommend
This is a small Safeway, but well-stocked with all the essentials. If you'd like a larger Safeway, there is another one in Menlo Park that's about the same distance away.
This is the closest Asian mart nearby. Has all the Asian ingredients you need. It's next to Nob Hill, a regular supermarket, where you can get everything else.
12
locals recommend
99 Ranch Market
1350 Grant Road
12
locals recommend
This is the closest Asian mart nearby. Has all the Asian ingredients you need. It's next to Nob Hill, a regular supermarket, where you can get everything else.
Closest Whole Foods to the house. On the smaller side but has everything you might need! Parking is easy but you do have to navigate a one-way street.
57
locals recommend
Whole Foods Market
774 Emerson Street
57
locals recommend
Closest Whole Foods to the house. On the smaller side but has everything you might need! Parking is easy but you do have to navigate a one-way street.
Entertainment & Activities
Easy to drive to, plenty of parking, and has all the latest showings
59
locals recommend
Century Cinema 16
1500 North Shoreline Boulevard
59
locals recommend
Easy to drive to, plenty of parking, and has all the latest showings
Everything Else
This place never gets old, for the kid in everyone! You can spend a whole day there and the exhibits get updated so there is always something new. It's great for families!
228
locals recommend
Exploratorium
Pier 15 The Embarcadero
228
locals recommend
This place never gets old, for the kid in everyone! You can spend a whole day there and the exhibits get updated so there is always something new. It's great for families!