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Dinah's Poolside Restaurant

4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
+1 650-798-1314
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  • Excellent49%
  • Very good38%
  • Average12%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“brunch” (10 reviews)
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American, Gluten Free Options
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4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
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Reviewed 2 days ago

This poolside garden setting is wonderful for lunch on a warm summer day. There are lots of umbrellas for shade. Attentive service. Varied menu with reasonable prices. Generous servings. Dinah's salad was perfect for sharing to make half a sandwich and salad combo. The shoestring...More

1  Thank Sue L
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Dinah's poolside restaurant is a lovely spot where kids can have fun in the pool while you eat lunch and enjoy a glass of wine. The food is good, although I'm not writing home about it, but the setting and service more than make up...More

1  Thank 79lauren
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've enjoyed Dinah's Poolside Restaurant for brunch, lunch, and dinner. Each experience reminded me how peaceful an oasis the poolside garden tables outside really are. There's so much development, rushing and electronics going on in Pal Alto that an oasis of trees and quiet swimming...More

Thank Pam W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Limited selection but the food was delicious and the service was terrific. Nice view of the pool with umbrellas for shade. Very comfortable and relaxed.

Thank SpecialK8177
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband had lamb chops and I had fish and chips. Brownie sundae for me, vanilla cheesecake for him. All just delicious! Lovely to eat by the pool with all the beautiful trees and flowers

Thank sevgiligirl
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Holy Moly did Trip Advisor work! This old time Hotel is superb, what a wonderful place to stay whether for medical at Stanford Hospital or a friends and family get away. We are so impressed with the facility and the service at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant...More

DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Thanks so much Larry for the kind words regarding your recent stay at Dinah's. We're thrilled to hear that our friends here at Trip Advisor led you to us, and are glad that you enjoyed the hotel and our Poolside Restaurant. Please get in touch...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Staying one of my favorite Palo Alto hotels, but had never tried the restaurant. Excellent. They had a special Wagyu Burger with their signature Truffle Oil Fries and it was outstanding.More

Thank OpenDoorTravelers
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 days ago

Many thanks for the five star review of your recent stay at Dinah's. We are glad that you had the opportunity to enjoy our Poolside Restaurant and the new Wagyu burger that Chef Gerry has introduced, which has been a big hit. Please get in...More

Reviewed 6 June 2017

Recently had a large group weekend brunch at Dinah's. We had reservations and were seated poolside as requested. Predictably, because of our group size, the service was a little slow. The meals came out in waves. But, the food was really, really good and fresh....More

1  Thank KellyC1231
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Thank you for taking the time to share your experience at Dinah's Garden Hotel and The Poolside Restaurant. We are pleased to hear that your brunch went well and hope that you will come back to visit us again soon. Best Regards, Steven Mathews Front...More

Reviewed 22 May 2017

Dinah's serves good quality food, well prepared, at a reasonable price. Summer lunch by the poolside under the roof or an umbrella is a relaxing interlude. Naturally, the poolside is rarely used in winter, but the small indoor restaurant is still pleasant and serves the...More

1  Thank LouiePaloAlto
Reviewed 16 May 2017

Overlooking a gorgeously landscaped pool and surround, Dinah's offers a great place for casual dining. We prefer their outdoor dining area.. The food and service are very good. On Thursday evening they had great live music. We hosted friends who are area locals ;they felt...More

1  Thank R W
DinahsGardenHotel, Front Office Manager at Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 30 May 2017

Thanks RW for taking the time to share your thoughts on your recent stay with us at Dinah's Garden Hotel. We are happy to hear how much you enjoyed our Poolside Restaurant and thank you for turning some locals on to the wonderful menu they...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Average prices
US$8 - US$35
Brunch, Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Television, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
06:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4261 El Camino Real, Palo Alto, CA 94306-4405
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-798-1314
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Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant is a favorite for locals and hotel guests! Relax next to Dinah's Garden Hotel's pool and relish in the peaceful surroundings while you enjoy breakfast, lunch, happy hour with cocktails, and dinner. We have a fresh new menu that utilizes the “farm to table” approach and uses only the best cage free eggs, free range meat, & local and sustainable produce whenever possible. Come enjoy the new Dinah's Poolside Restaurant in a spectacular setting with a casual atmosphere and beautiful design; it is a wonderful escape from the hustle and bustle. For over 55 years we have been serving the Palo Alto area with great service, great food, and fresh squeezed orange juice daily! Come have some of your old favorites or try one of our new tasty items.
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