10 Best Restaurants in Palo Alto

Vina Enoteca

In my latest Time Out column, Palo Alto has long been centered around the great Stanford University and world-changing companies like Apple, Google, Facebook, Pinterest and PayPal.

With its suburban, college town vibe and heavy dose of chains and mediocre eats lining University Avenue, it’s not exactly been a food destination. But Palo Alto has its gems… if you know where to look. Here are 10 of the best:

Vina Enoteca
Evvia Estiatorio
Bird Dog

Oren’s Hummus (the original location)
The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse
La Bodeguita Del Medio

Hirame crudo at Bird Dog
Evvia Estiatorio’s whole red snapper
The Sea by Alexander’s Steakhouse