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“Good French Cuisine, Casual Setting”

Zola French Restaurant
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Ranked #48 of 387 Restaurants in Palo Alto
Cuisines: French
Dining options: Reservations
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Dining options: Reservations
Reviewed 8 October 2018

Restaurant was busy. Tables were closely placed and noise level high. Food was good. Foie gras cooked just right. Roasted bone marrow was tasty but slightly too acidic. Love the crispy game hen. Flounder was good if you like cream sauce - a bit heavy.

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Reviewed 6 August 2018

Zola is one of Palo Alto's best restaurants. French bistro classics served up perfectly prepared. The steak tartare was spectacular equaling the meal I recently enjoyed at Thomas Keller's. Service is outstanding. One tip, avoid sitting at the high table with bar stools. It works OK for a drink or a snack but is positively horrid for a 2-hour dinner and you'll leave with a sore back.

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Reviewed 14 July 2018

Early dinner at Zolas... without reservation.. got a table with sufficient time for dinner for 2.. Tried Gnocchi and Short Ribs and a fish dish.. specials.. all three turned out to be fabulous.. the setting is informal.. small place but the service was quick and the food perfect ..

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Reviewed 17 June 2018 via mobile

Very good French cuisine in informal setting with numerous specials. Grouper this evening was indeed excellent as was the soup special. Various appetizers shared were all good. Portions are quite reasonable. For a French restaurant prices are moderate, with entries usually about $25, and soups/appetizers/dessert in 9-13 range. Wine list is reasonable, albeit a bit pricey. Noise levels are reasonable: we could carry on a normal conversation among the six of us. On street parking was not difficult to find, on a Wednesday evening at least, and there is garage parking within a block.

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Reviewed 3 April 2018 via mobile

Lot’s of choice in Palo Alto, but also it’s a busy place. A foursome for dinner, original booking had a gas leak would you believe, so a quick change and we ended up at Zola. Very cool place, original menu and dishes, $400 for 4 of us, 2 bottles of Pinot and all was well....

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