Whether you’re staying overnight or popping in for a drink or a meal, there are plenty of delicious hotel restaurant getaways throughout the SF Peninsula.Less
In the summer, Hotel Citrine opened at the AC Hotel Palo Alto campus near San Antonio Road and Middlefield Road. The Wild Onion Bistro & Bar rounds out the campus’s dining options with a farm-to-table inspired menu and full bar. Stop by for breakfast or dinner, and enjoy plant-based options, comfort food, local wines, craft beer and handmade cocktails. At lunch, crunch on crispy oysters or Buffalo cauliflower, or try a Niçoise salad with seared ahi tuna.
Roger that. The Ameswell Hotel takes innovation inspiration from its proximity to Moffett Airfield and NASA Ames Research Center, its full-service Roger restaurant included. Roger offers an airplane wing-shaped bar, and the hotel is the first to test out the self-driving, R2-D2-like Servi robot for delivery purposes. Roger’s menu offerings are decidedly earthly, featuring partnerships with farms, ranches and dairies and dishes like roasted salmon with saffron, sweet pepper and dill yogurt.
Enjoy seasonal “California fresh” cuisine for breakfast, lunch and dinner at this Palo Alto destination, with offerings like fresh smoothies, frittatas, poke nachos, diver scallops, roasted cauliflower “steak,” beef tenderloin and pan-seared gnocchi. For dessert, there are housemade treats, as well as local favorites like It’s-It Ice Cream sandwiches and Tin Pot Creamery ice cream.
With lush gardens, water features and cozy details like trains chugging around themed suites, this boutique hotel feels a world away from boxier lodging options. For a great escape, Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant offers locally inspired fare. There are shareable starters like chicken wings with chile, lime and sesame and baby back ribs with barbecue sauce, mango relish and benne seeds. There are also sandwiches, salads and fish and chips, as well as a breakfast menu of hearty dishes.
Make a reservation at Quattro for rustic Italian fare. Enjoy housemade pastas, pizza and flatbread , charcuterie and cured meats and more, or get a drink and small plates to share at the bar. Another option is [esc]. Yes, this eatery’s name reads like the “escape” key on a computer keyboard. [esc] is the place to go for curated quick bites, but there’s more to the menu than that — braised short ribs, spaghetti bolognese, marinated tofu, cioppino and wines by the glass.
Once under the management of Joie de Vivre as The Epiphany Hotel, Nobu Hospitality recently refurbished Nobu Palo Alto’s shared spaces, as well as introduced exclusive rooms and suites. The restaurant offers expansive menus. At breakfast, buttermilk pancakes with miso butter and wasabi-infused maple syrup or a bento box with black cod, truffle-scrambled eggs and more. For lunch and dinner, indulge in nigiri and sashimi, sushi maki, donburi and A5 wagyu or experience a multicourse omakase.
At the Rosewood Sand Hill, Madera takes inspiration from Northern California fare and a focus on bold flavor with menus for breakfast, brunch, lunch and dinner, as well as an extensive wine list. This fall, Madera was included in the 2021 Michelin Guide and inspectors noted dishes such as the caviar gougère, kampachi and Flannery 14-day-aged New York strip. In The Library & Bar, imbibe a glass of wine or beer, or have a fried chicken sandwich or burger and light bites.
Peering out over the Pacific Ocean from Miramontes Point, it’s fitting that this Ritz-Carlton property has both sea views and seafood. At Navio, local coastal flavors come to life. Head to the Ocean Terrace to warm up by a fire pit, partake in the raw bar and grilled bites, or sip a cocktail, beer or wine by the glass. For Mediterranean-inspired fare in a beach-house inspired ambience, check out The Conservatory.
The Emerald Hour Bar is the first of three eateries to open at this new urban resort in Mountain View. It offers a taste of what’s to come with Iberian-inspired fare like Spanish charcuterie and crema catalana, as well as exceptional cocktails made with housemade syrups, tinctures and bitters. Casual eatery Broma, cafe Carte Blanche and fine dining restaurant Belle Terre are slated to follow.
The Stanford Park Hotel’s outdoor courtyards, fire pits and private spaces have been updated with al fresco dining in mind. Tune in for live music on the patio, or tuck into American fare at The Menlo Tavern for dinner, dessert and drinks in an atmosphere inspired by collegiate eating clubs. On the menu, roasted Brussels sprouts and candied yams accompany a slow-braised pork tenderloin. The Tavern Burger is served with a brioche bun, white cheddar and shoestring fries.