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Local Union 271

271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
+1 650-322-7509
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  • Excellent51%
  • Very good35%
  • Average10%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“brunch” (7 reviews)
“tomato soup” (4 reviews)
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American, Bar, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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271 University Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94301-1714
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Reviewed 8 December 2018

One of the longest wait time in any restaurant till date. Took 25 minutes to serve the meal. That's the most disgusting wait ever. Hence would recommend this only if you have all the time in world. Food is ok, not that great.

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank Javed K
Reviewed 1 December 2018

We skipped lunch and walk in around 6pm. Great food, service and ambiance. It was starting to get lively when we left so I am sure it is fun later on as well. We will definitely eat here when we return to the area.

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank jonmB2658HY
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.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank SaltyKansan
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

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank 651caroles
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: August 2018
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

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank flinstina
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

Date of visit: June 2018
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!

Date of visit: June 2018
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

Date of visit: June 2018
Thank windpace
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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
Child-friendly, Bar Scene, 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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