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The 10 Best Romantic Restaurants Near Palo Alto

Updated: October 6, 2021

Date night and you don’t know where to go? These are our picks of Palo Alto's most romantic restaurants. We analyzed awards, leading publications, and top-ranking sites to find Palo Alto’s most romantic venues. Treat your special someone to a delectable meal, good wine, and great ambiance at one of these date-worthy venues.

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Bevri

Middle Eastern, $$, Palo AltoMiddle Eastern, $$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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Tamarine Restaurant

Vietnamese, $$$, Palo AltoVietnamese, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Bird Dog

New American, $$$$, Palo AltoNew American, $$$$Palo Alto, Downtown North
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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La Bodeguita Del Medio

Cuban, $$, Palo AltoCuban, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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TAVERNA

Greek, $$$, Palo AltoGreek, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.6
Yelp: 4.0
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Pastis

French, $$, Palo AltoFrench, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0

Café Pro Bono

Italian, $$, Palo AltoItalian, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0

Terún

Italian, $$, Palo AltoItalian, $$Palo Alto, Evergreen Park
Google: 4.4
Yelp: 4.0
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Osteria Toscana

Italian, $$$, Palo AltoItalian, $$$Palo Alto, University South
Google: 4.2
Yelp: 3.5

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Flea Street

New American, $$$$, Menlo ParkNew American, $$$$Menlo Park, University Heights
Google: 4.5
Yelp: 4.0
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How does it work?

Selecting the right restaurant can be really difficult, especially when you would like to find a new one. We looked at Yelp and Google’s ratings for 28808 spots across Palo Alto, analyzed 3104661 restaurant reviews, and sifted through 1901 lists and articles from the likes of Infatuation, Thrillist and CultureTrip – applying our boam magic to sift through results. For example, we considered Infatuation - A Complete Guide To Eating In Palo Alto And The Rest Of The Peninsula, Thrillist - The Peninsula's 31 Best Restaurants and CultureTrip - 10 Best Cultural Restaurants In Palo Alto as we sourced this ultimate list. We automatically update restaurants’ availability and services, so you can find a great meal no matter what. Our site gets no money for featuring restaurants in this list – everyone’s earned their place. These ten options are sure to delight.

Parking information

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