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Local Union 271

271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
+1 650-322-7509
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good36%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“brunch” (7 reviews)
“tomato soup” (4 reviews)
Open Now
08:00 - 22:00 Hours
American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
€€ - €€€
271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
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Reviewed 18 September 2018 via mobile

The outstanding ambiance doesn’t overcome the low confidence interval in the small sample size of disappointment. They were out of several main dishes and had struggles with service. In a group of 9, we did get a free drink.

Thank markwE5397ED
Reviewed 26 August 2018 via mobile

First time visit at this restaurant recommended by a new found friend in San Francisco. The pancetta hash is decadent. The mimosa tree made up of six different types of mimosas is a must have. The portions of very generous. The area is cute and...More

Thank Carole S
Reviewed 24 August 2018

This is the second time we’ve been here while visiting downtown Palo Alto. Local moderate priced food, casual upscale industrial atmosphere with beer, wine, full bar. I like the American cuisine diverse menu. Today for lunch I had the fish tacos special, delicious, and my...More

Thank MJT-RT
Reviewed 20 August 2018

I've eaten here many times and will do so again soon. Happy Hour - 4 - 6 PM. ALL wines on the menu are half price! They have a very good wine list by the glass. Appetizers like smoked chicken tacos are $7. The food...More

Thank Gary R
Reviewed 10 August 2018 via mobile

Stopped by for a drink in this nice restaurant/bar. Cozy interior, even the toilets were nice. Can recommend this place

Thank Susanne S
Reviewed 6 July 2018

Someone in our group chose Local Union 271 for a late lunch. I ordered the Grilled Vegetarian Sandwich. It was a pretty good change from an ordinary sandwich. Filled with zucchini, Swiss cheese, tomato, caramelized onions and aioli sauce and plenty big enough to satisfy....More

Thank nanapapa312
Reviewed 18 June 2018

Great lunch experience, super friendly attentive waiter, excellent food. We were there a bit after the lunch rush maybe 1:00pm. We had a nice table near the front and a really good time. The tomato soup was outstanding!

Thank Marcie K
Reviewed 18 June 2018

We went there for early dinner and we were lucky to get a place. It soon got busy and people who got there later had to wait for a table to be vacated. I had Bianco Di Napoli Roasted Tomato Soup which was recommended by...More

Thank windpace
Reviewed 16 June 2018

Our party of 4 were seated quickly......they checked the authenticity of my service dog...all good. The four of us ordered different items.....fried chicken, fish tacos, quinoa bowl and a lettuce wrap. All were very delicious....quick and responsive service. Tables are tight, so be aware that...More

Thank Sharon L
Reviewed 16 June 2018

After a 12 hour travel day, we just got into town to celebrate our daughter's college graduation around 1pm We were a party of 7 and the restaurant was busy but there were quite a few open tables of 2 & 4 open. There were...More

Thank mbs5
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17 February 2018|
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Response from Robin V | Reviewed this property |
Their menu is on their website. Hum, I don't see the Kale salad that I had on their website menu but it will give you a sense of what they offer and pricing.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Open Hours
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 22:00
08:00 - 23:00
08:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Palo Alto
  • Phone Number: +1 650-322-7509
  • E-mail
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