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Lion & Compass

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1023 N Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-2101 (Corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Weddell Drive)
+1 408-745-1260
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11:30 - 23:00
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Mon - Fri 11:30 - 23:00
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Oxford, United Kingdom
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25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

This restaurant has been there forever, its not quite the business venue it was in its heyday, but still a good environment for business lunch or dinner. Food is good, service also.

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Thank Jim H
Armonk
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365 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant is spacious and comfortable. The menu is very good and the food was delicious. Add good service and nice wine list and it makes a good meal.

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Thank orrdin
Singapore, Singapore
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291 reviews
216 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

This is the place that deals are done in Silicon Valley. Too bad the place was quiet last night. We had the fried calamari and chili Prawns. The mango salad, ahi tuna sashimi was good. Great service.

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Thank Szewee1968
Farmington, Michigan, United States
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370 reviews
263 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 118 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 February 2017 via mobile

Valet parking only. Hostess was reluctant to seat me in the dining room. She suggested the bar. I sat there and was not greeted or waited on then valet could not find the car. Had to find another place to eat. This place should be avoided.

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Thank Ralph R
NJ
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84 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 February 2017 via mobile

I met some friends for dinner on a Thursday night. Pleasant place, not noisy. I started with a smoked salmon salad. Plenty of greens, good salmon. Why hasn't anybody else thought of this? It was great, as was everything else. A bit pricey but worth it.

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Thank Tom X
San Francisco, California
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42 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 September 2016

This is probably the only upper-mid range restaurant in the area where it is possible to get a table without waiting for lunch on a weekday. And they have a parking lot, which beats looking for a parking spot in downtown Sunnyvale. Lion and Compass used to be one of my favorites, but there has been a slight decline in... More 

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Thank ravelshark
San Francisco, California
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193 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 August 2016

Service is good and the food is usually very fresh. You can't go wrong with their entrée salads, I had the scallop salad and it was amazing. The calamari on our last visit was dry, I would pass on that appetizer. Dessert was really good with fluffy and light cheesecake and tiramisu.

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Thank JBR888
Edison, New Jersey
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2 reviews
Reviewed 20 July 2016 via mobile

Very nice place! Plenty of parking!! Serene!! They have a great collection of wines!! Food was ok! I liked their fried calamari! Salmon was done nicely!!

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Thank scimom2016
Upland, California
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562 reviews
362 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 171 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2016

After one of the best Caesar salads I've had in a looooong time, had an excellent steak cooked to perfection. Very good, generally attentive service. Somewhat limited but reasonable wine/beer selections. Would certainly go back

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Bloomington, California
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22 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 March 2016

I went there with a large group and was pleasantly surprised. It was a little hard to find as their sign is hard to read when you're driving but had parking in the rear. Nice menu and my spinach ravioli was very good. Our server did a great job with our large group and we got everything promptly.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$31 - US$50
Cuisine
American, Seafood
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Private Dining, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 23:00
Thursday
11:30 - 23:00
Friday
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1023 N Fair Oaks Ave, Sunnyvale, CA 94089-2101
    (Corner of Fair Oaks Avenue and Weddell Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Sunnyvale
  • Phone Number: +1 408-745-1260

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?