Palo Alto, CA Save Ricardo’s 5-star review: I have to say this might be the best Spanish food I've had in my life (and in the Bay Area- sorry Coqueta!) The only "bummer" was that I filled up before dessert. We started with a amouse Bouche that was a Cameron I stuff with smoked fish paste, followed by a Hamachi. We only regret that we live so far away and cannot have another meal like this for a long time. I found a couple "extra" charges annoying: $1 per person for still or sparkling water, and a 4% "Palo Alto mandates" surcharge. Protégé is an upscale casual restaurant featuring New American cuisine and a comprehensive wine & spirits program. It was THE BEST mushroom soup ever! There wasn't one dish that disappointed. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? The flavors, presentation and service were all remarkable and made for a memorable and one-of-a-kind dining experience. I brought my own bottle. This Palo Alto hit boasts an envious pedigree—Chef Anthony Secviar, ... (412 reviews) 340 m - 2455 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306 Van€ 121. We opted for the tasting menu which took almost 2.5 hours. Truly an HONOR. I guess that means I'll have to go back! Excellent food with good but very pretentious service in a restaurant with no tablecloths. The second course was a lobster tail, followed by a 7 layer lasagna which a bit more than bites sized but very rich and they offered a shaving of truffle for $30 , followed by Romesco Crusted lamb loin which was very tender and tasty. Excellent appetizers and the cornish game hen was truly outstanding. The service, ambiance, and...food. The tasting menu just the right amount of food with some surprises thrown....The staff from all of the top restaurants in No California is wonderful, five star service to go along with beautifully presented and prepared fresh food. The hush puppies weren't worth it as they were advertised to be padron peppers, but there were no peppers to be found. The service is impeccable. 250 California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306. reservations@protegepaloalto.com. 8,642 were here. Why do you charge $75 corkage when you know that you attract customers with excellent, well aged cellars? Welcome. I was worried that the restaurant would be formal and stuffy, but it was relaxed and welcoming. I was worried that the restaurant would be formal and stuffy, but it was relaxed and welcoming. I had brought along a 2009 Colvin Tychson Hill Cabernet which they charged a $75 corkage for which I thought was a bit steep. I wish I’d had room for dessert as the mouthful I had of my husband’s rhubarb tart was absolutely delicious. I would rate it as one of my top two in Palo Alto. He gives credit to his staff and has a beautiful heart and smile to boot. All info on Protégé in Palo Alto - Call to book a table. I would rate it as one of my top two in Palo Alto. Palo Alto’s Protégé: A Review June 11, 2018 / in Articles, Blog, Community / by DeLeon Team. relaxed, warm and comfortable, but wonderful food, great cocktails and amazing wine list. We shared six different deserts and that topped off our great meal experience. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: photo7.jpg - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,517 candid photos and videos. Our dinner at Protege was exceptional from beginning to end. However, you should ask about the corkage fee prior to having them open a bottle for you - $75?. I really love that at the end of the meal they give you a...beautiful wrapped cookie to take away with you .. Can't wait to see what's to come next for this beautiful restaurant. The wine menu is also very impressive! Protégé Palo Alto: de mening van de Michelin Gids, de mening van internetters, de soort keuken, de openingstijden, ... (422 reviews) 340 m - 2455 El Camino Real, Palo Alto CA 94306 The staff from all of the top restaurants in No California is wonderful, five star service to go along with beautifully presented and prepared fresh food. X. In Palo Alto, dropping $200 for a nice, but not great meal, will not break the bank for many, but I would have expected just a little better experience overall. They received one Michelin Star in 2019. well done!" A must try. 256 reviews of Protégé "Great new restaurant, and badly needed on the Peninsula. X. The chicken (game hen) under brick was delicious, but the saffron rice and piperade (mixed together!) I had brought along a 2009 Colvin Tychson Hill Cabernet which they charged a $75 corkage for which I thought was a bit steep. Would have made a much nicer/more gracious presentation. Everything is really perfect here. Tacky. We only regret that we live so far away and cannot have another meal like this for a long time.More, Our son and daughter-in-law took us to Protege for dinner after Christmas. Prices are plenty high. was rather one dimensional. We look forward to our third visit soon. Definitely a foodie's heaven. Beautiful food & service, from start to finish. Review tags are currently only available for English language reviews. X. Protégé. The Octopus, Peach Gazpacho and Beef Short Ribs were excellent. A must try. It's the BEST French Resturant in the whole Bay Area!!! the mushroom soup and the brick chicken. Every member of the team at Protege made sure our evening was a great experience, from start to finish. Brilliant Master Sommelier Dennis Kelly is another very special EXCEPTIONAL person who always welcomes us with open arms and a beautiful smile. Protégé, which opened on California Avenue in Palo Alto in March, is the brainchild of chef Anthony Secviar and master sommelier Dennis Kelly, who … :-DMore. After initial confusion about my dietary issues (waiter...apparently not clued in, though chef was on top of it), service was quite good. What a delightful evening! This was petty to say the least. If you are a resident of another country or region, please select the appropriate version of Tripadvisor for your country or region in the drop-down menu. The only "bummer" was that I filled up before dessert. It was cozy and really nice for quiet conversation--conversation being very difficult in most Palo Alto restaurants! Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant? California Avenue has always been a birthplace of subtle sophistication and timeless trends. We started with a amouse Bouche that was a Cameron I stuff with smoked fish paste, followed by a Hamachi. Oh yah this Resturant left me speechlesssss in the BEST way! X. Wine & Beverage Menu. service was perfect and flawless. We ate in the bar and ordered a little bit of everything. Seated at 5 pm, left at 8. By Michelle Lee. We had 4 course menu was amazing! This Palo Alto hit boasts an envious pedigree—Chef Anthony Secviar, Pastry Chef Eddie Lopez, and Master Sommelier Dennis Kelly all trained under Chef Thomas Keller at The French Laundry. The couple next to us had the oysters and the “fish and chips”......the dishes were little works of art....so creatively presented. My husband's short ribs were delicious, incredibly tender and very flavorful. Get quick answers from Protege staff and past visitors. Travelodge by Wyndham Palo Alto Silicon Valley. The waiter mentioned that the chef made excellent Parker house rolls and asked if we would like to try them. I'd look forward to going to work there everyday. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: Disappointing hush puppies without any padron peppers - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,517 candid photos and videos. The Beef Tataki and Ricotta Dumplings deserve a special mention,...as does the Brick Chicken. The second course was a lobster tail, followed by a 7 layer lasagna which a bit more than bites sized but very rich and they offered a shaving of truffle for $30 , followed by Romesco Crusted lamb loin which was very tender and tasty. Zoom in to see updated info. as does the Brick Chicken. Allison is a GEM, a JEWEL and she can light up anyone's heart with her infectious hospitality. more. apparently not clued in, though chef was on top of it), service was quite good. View the menu, check prices, find on the map, see photos and ratings. The first the lovely tasting meal. An array of wines accompanied the meal; main courses included some choice. This is one of my son's favorite restaurants and I can...see why. Reserveren. Find the best Bars on Yelp: search reviews of 148 Palo Alto businesses by price, type, or location. America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2019, 12 best new San Francisco Bay Area restaurants, 250 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1618. We all ordered...the mushroom soup and the brick chicken. Lounge Menu. They have a Tasting Menu with 4 courses at one side of the restaurant that seats about 20. Dining Room Menu. Really! Dessert was a choice of Black Forest Gateau which is what we opted for or selections from their cheese cart with jam nuts and honey. ! No dessert (I was too full, and actually took some of the chicken home). I took my husband here (to the Lounge) as a thank you gift. Latest reviews, photos and ratings for Protégé at 250 California Ave in Palo Alto - view the menu, ⏰hours, ☎️phone number, ☝address and map. The real problem was the corkage fee which was listed as $50 on the website (now $75) but had been raised to $75. see why. Protege, Palo Alto: See 35 unbiased reviews of Protege, rated 4.5 of 5 on Tripadvisor and ranked #52 of 341 restaurants in Palo Alto. Amuse bouches and foods were tasty treats. Construction has begun on the eagerly awaited Protégé, a casual fine-dining restaurant showcasing contemporary American cuisine in Palo Alto. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. The flavors, presentation and service were all remarkable and made for a memorable and one-of-a-kind dining experience. That is a truth. The atmosphere was mellow and elegant. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: photo1.jpg - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,517 candid photos and videos. We LOVE <3 LOVE <3 LOVE Protégé!!!!! If you really want to add something for water and Palo Alto mandates (whatever that means), just add it to the menu cost. Yes, we would go back and recommend it to others.More, I have been wanting to go to this new place for almost a year and finally made it. I couldn't wait to personally meet him and THANK him for this euphoric experience. Our group shared different menu items and everything was delicious. And atop the dish were several yummy pieces of grilled romaine...but no room to maneuver/cut them. :-D. beautiful wrapped cookie to take away with you .. Can't wait to see what's to come next for this beautiful restaurant. Will go again, We have eaten here twice, each time a different setting. Wonderful wine selection, but the food was the reason for five stars. Went this past Friday night with two others to the lounge and a la carte menu. Are you sure you want to delete this question? I wish I’d had room for dessert as the mouthful I had of my husband’s rhubarb tart was absolutely delicious. The pork chop to die for! Description: Protégé is an upscale casual restaurant featuring New American cuisine and a comprehensive wine & spirits program. The Brick chicken was a minor masterpiece! It was THE BEST mushroom soup ever! He didn't mention that that would be a $5 add on to a $600 meal. Prime Palo Alto Location. The corkage is high. 250 California Ave., Palo Alto, 94306, United States; 65 - 155 USD • Contemporary, Californian Take Away New American cuisine available for pickup Thur-Sun. more. Protege: Wonderful experience - See 35 traveler reviews, 89 candid photos, and great deals for Palo Alto, CA, at Tripadvisor. We made the mistake of digging into their freshly prepared bread and butter before the dinner and as a result were quite stuffed towards the end Tripadvisor gives a Travelers’ Choice award to accommodations, attractions and restaurants that consistently earn great reviews from travelers and are ranked within the top 10% of properties on Tripadvisor. The food is excellent, but when you bring aged wine to enhance a meal, you expect it to compliment the meal rather than become an issue with the restaurant and this restaurant chooses to discourage customers bringing in their own wine, which is truly unfortunate. Yes, we would go back and recommend it to others. Protege: inconsistent flavor - See 35 traveler reviews, 89 candid photos, and great deals for Palo Alto, CA, at Tripadvisor. 250 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306. reservations@protegepaloalto.com. Although all charges were reversed, we will probably not return at those prices. We look forward to our third visit soon.More, Three of us went for the tasting menu. Cara Pelletier | San Francisco Bay Area | Sommelier at Protégé Palo Alto | 500+ connections | See Cara's complete profile on Linkedin and connect All in all we cant wait to go back. Dining Room Menu. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: photo0.jpg - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,517 candid photos and videos. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: Little Gem Salad - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,517 candid photos and videos. An array of wines accompanied the meal; main courses included some choice. X. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: Striped Bass - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,517 candid photos and videos. Source: Yelp. Among the Palo Alto startups going public this week is Protégé, which launched at 250 California Avenue. Spanning just under half a mile for their commercial sector, … Even our past waiter Michael(who is amazing) and Ezra ( I hope that's his name) came by and greeted us and made sure we always had everything we needed. A trillion plus stars!!!!!!!!!!! X. COVID update: Protégé has updated their hours, takeout & delivery options. This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. We will definitely be going back!More, This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. We made the mistake of digging into their freshly prepared bread and butter before the dinner and as a result were quite stuffed towards the end Lounge Menu. – Protege Palo Alto is a New American restaurant from French Laundry Alum Chef Anthony Secviar and Alum Dennis Kelly, Wine Master. Interestingly, tasting menu participants are in dining room and a la carte people are elsewhere. It was fantastic. Would have preferred two separate, smaller sides with the hen. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: photo7.jpg - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,490 candid photos and videos. The vision of Master Sommelier, Dennis Kelly and Chef Anthony Secviar, Protégé brings the attention to detail found in the finest restaurants to a casual setting in Palo Alto… I guess that means I'll have to go back! The Brick chicken was a minor masterpiece! food. This anxiously awaited restaurant was sure to amp up the fairly mundane local dining scene on the Peninsula. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: Oysters and king crab egg - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,517 candid photos and videos. We will definitely be going back! Protege, Palo Alto Picture: photo5.jpg - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,559 candid photos and videos. Absurdly bad customer relation error. The vision of Master Sommelier, Dennis Kelly and Chef Anthony Secviar, Protégé brings the attention to detail found in the finest restaurants to a casual setting in Palo Alto, California. Why wasn't dish dish served on a larger plate? So my second time visiting I had the salmon, just to see if every dish was that delicious. Every member of the team at Protege made sure our evening was a great experience, from start to finish. The second ala carte in the front of the restaurant. Gracious and professional service (felt a little like a cross between the French Laundry and Keller's Ad Hoc). The truffle lasagna was out of this world. We shared a half bottle of 2016 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel--delicious but rather pricey at $60. The food was superb and the gracious efficient service matched the level of the menu items......just a happy and delicious experience. We started at the bar as we waited for another guest. We rank these hotels, restaurants, and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location. This Palo Alto hit boasts an envious pedigree—Chef Anthony Secviar, Pastry Chef Eddie Lopez and Master Sommelier Dennis Kelly all trained under Chef Th... One MICHELIN Star: High quality cooking, worth a stop! Protege, Palo Alto Picture: Ricotta Dumplings - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,560 candid photos and videos. Protege: Amazing - See 35 traveler reviews, 89 candid photos, and great deals for Palo Alto, CA, at Tripadvisor. What GREAT waiter's they are. Dessert was a choice of Black Forest Gateau which is what we opted for or selections from their cheese cart with jam nuts and honey. Although there's only 18 wines on their wine list less than $75, the fee should have been mentioned by the server prior to opening. Trust me, it can NEVER disappoint!!! In addition, the prix fixe menu was expensive (although the food was very good). The lounge menu is limited and pretty expensive. Are the prices at this restaurant high or expensive? Ouuuulalalalal Chef Anthony, (watch out Thomas Keller) is BRILLANT!!! Owned and operated by Master Sommelier, Dennis Kelly and Executive Chef, Anthony Secviar, Protégé offers an upscale dining experience while… The food was superb and the gracious efficient service matched the level of the menu items......just a happy and delicious experience. Specialties: Protégé is an upscale casual restaurant serving Contemporary American cuisine. We were not informed of the change. 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