Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Menlo Park CA: Menlo Grill Bistro

Menlo Grill is part of the Stanford Park Hotel, an upscale hotel at the border between Menlo Park and Palo Alto. I visited there for breakfast but they are open all day. my food was OK but a little bland; my service was disappointing.

The bottom dish is huevos rancheros minus the tortilla. The top dish is, of course, oatmeal. Both dishes were made surprisingly little use of spices. The huevos rancheros didn't have any heat. The oatmeal, to my great surprise, wasn't served with cinnamon. In both cases, I think that a little more spice would give them that extra flavor that one really appreciates at breakfast.

The service I received, as I mentioned above, was slow and erratic. The entrance was totally unmanned, so I ended up walking to the kitchen entrance and asking for a table. (My seat faced the entrance and it remained unmanned for almost the entirety of my meal.) After sitting at my table for several minutes, I finally stopped a staff member and asked to order. Once the order was in place, the service went a little more smoothly.

Menlo Grill Bistro & Bar on Urbanspoon

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