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Three Seasons ***
518 Bryant Street
off University Avenue
Cuisine: Contemporary Vietnamese
Description & Atmosphere
Three Seasons in Palo Alto is distinctly different in design and
decor from its popular San Francisco counterpart, but both have
one thing in common — outstanding food.
Harvey Jacobs (one of our readers) had this to say after a recent
visit. "If you enjoy eating Vietnamese food in a warm,
casual environment, then I would recommend the Three Seasons
in downtown Palo Alto, especially if you're dining with friends.
The atmosphere buzzes with excitement and the food is delicious."
Tucked away in the Ramona Plaza — a courtyard between Bryant
and Ramona Streets — the Asian-themed restaurant features
a cozy dining room, prominent bar area, balcony seating upstairs,
and a striking stained-glass domed ceiling. Noise levels can be
high, particularly when the restaurant is busy.
The food is an appealing mix of Contemporary Vietnamese with Chinese,
Japanese, Thai and French influences. Taste, texture and color are
all important here. Each dish is creatively presented and served
"family-style" so diners can share a variety of dishes.
You can make a meal of their killer Spring Rolls alone (there are
10 on the menu). We like the Peking-style Duck Rolls (photo above),
Soft-shelled Crab Spider Rolls, and Grilled Eel Viper Rolls.
Other menu standouts include: Sesame-crusted Scallops (above right),
Yellow Curry Chicken, Steamed Chilean Sea Bass, Japanese Eggplant,
Spicy Green Beans, Chicken Satay, and Garlic Noodles. And for dessert...yummy
Banana Springrolls or Chocolate Cake with Ice-Cream.
Balcony seating (photo above) is available for more intimate
parties or small group events. The food
and atmosphere makes
Seasons a very good
place for entertaining clients
Outside courtyard dining is another fun alternative.
Lunch Mon-Fri 11:30am-2pm
Closed for lunch Sat-Sun.
Dinner daily 5-10pm,
Reservations are recommended.
Street parking. Underground
garage is located nearby on
Friendly, but service needs some attention.
S.F. Marina Location:
3317 Steiner Street
(between Lombard & Chestnut)
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