Find the best Bars on Yelp: search reviews of 148 Palo Alto businesses by price, type, or location. I found a couple "extra" charges annoying: $1 per person for still or sparkling water, and a 4% "Palo Alto mandates" surcharge. It's the BEST French Resturant in the whole Bay Area!!! 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. We will definitely be going back! This is one of my son's favorite restaurants and I can...see why. Protege: inconsistent flavor - See 35 traveler reviews, 89 candid photos, and great deals for Palo Alto, CA, at Tripadvisor. Oddly, the chicken and rice/piperade were served on such a small plate that it was difficult to cut the chicken without the rice nearly running off the edge of the plate. We will go again to try the a la carte side of this new restaurantMore, I have never had a better pork chop in my life. California Avenue has always been a birthplace of subtle sophistication and timeless trends. We shared six different deserts and that topped off our great meal experience. The Brick chicken was a minor masterpiece! We LOVE <3 LOVE <3 LOVE Protégé!!!!! What GREAT waiter's they are. more. We started with a amouse Bouche that was a Cameron I stuff with smoked fish paste, followed by a Hamachi. Prime Palo Alto Location. 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 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. I wish I’d had room for dessert as the mouthful I had of my husband’s rhubarb tart was absolutely delicious. X. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: Striped Bass - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,517 candid photos and videos. The second ala carte in the front of the restaurant. Excellent appetizers and the cornish game hen was truly outstanding. Wine & Beverage Menu. Tacky. relaxed, warm and comfortable, but wonderful food, great cocktails and amazing wine list. 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. Get quick answers from Protege staff and past visitors. Truly an HONOR. service was perfect and flawless. The hush puppies weren't worth it as they were advertised to be padron peppers, but there were no peppers to be found. That is a truth. Our dinner at Protege was exceptional from beginning to end. !More, Fabulous meal, the grandkids enjoyed it too. la Carte menu, and fairly large bar in between. 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. Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant? I couldn't wait to personally meet him and THANK him for this euphoric experience. Seated at 5 pm, left at 8. Why do you charge $75 corkage when you know that you attract customers with excellent, well aged cellars? After initial confusion about my dietary issues (waiter...apparently not clued in, though chef was on top of it), service was quite good. A must try. Specialties: Protégé is an upscale casual restaurant serving Contemporary American cuisine. The Octopus, Peach Gazpacho and Beef Short Ribs were excellent. An array of wines accompanied the meal; main courses included some choice. Reserveren. 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