Protégé is an upscale casual restaurant featuring New American cuisine and a comprehensive wine & spirits program. 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. Protege: Amazing - See 35 traveler reviews, 89 candid photos, and great deals for Palo Alto, CA, at Tripadvisor. We LOVE <3 LOVE <3 LOVE Protégé!!!!! We opted for the tasting menu which took almost 2.5 hours. The Brick chicken was a minor masterpiece! 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. We rank these hotels, restaurants, and attractions by balancing reviews from our members with how close they are to this location. 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. Note: your question will be posted publicly on the Questions & Answers page. The corkage is high. Can a vegetarian person get a good meal at this restaurant? Hey may I add, he's HUMBLE!!!! Would have made a much nicer/more gracious presentation. 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!) This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. It's the BEST French Resturant in the whole Bay Area!!! Among the Palo Alto startups going public this week is Protégé, which launched at 250 California Avenue. In response to the recent “shelter-in-place” mandate, we are no longer able to offer outdoor dining. 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. I wish I’d had room for dessert as the mouthful I had of my husband’s rhubarb tart was absolutely delicious. I was worried that the restaurant would be formal and stuffy, but it was relaxed and welcoming. Dining Room Menu. :-DMore. An array of wines accompanied the meal; main courses included some choice. Every member of the team at Protege made sure our evening was a great experience, from start to finish. This was petty to say the least. :-D. beautiful wrapped cookie to take away with you .. Can't wait to see what's to come next for this beautiful restaurant. Are you sure you want to delete this question? 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. We shared a half bottle of 2016 Ridge Geyserville Zinfandel--delicious but rather pricey at $60. well done!" Find the best Bars on Yelp: search reviews of 148 Palo Alto businesses by price, type, or location. The experience was absolutely amazing The waiter mentioned that the chef made excellent Parker house rolls and asked if we would like to try them. Allison is a GEM, a JEWEL and she can light up anyone's heart with her infectious hospitality. We will go again to try the a la carte side of this new restaurant. The Brick chicken was a minor masterpiece! I guess that means I'll have to go back! They have a Tasting Menu with 4 courses at one side of the restaurant that seats about 20. I had brought along a 2009 Colvin Tychson Hill Cabernet which they charged a $75 corkage for which I thought was a bit steep. Protégé. X. X. Construction has begun on the eagerly awaited Protégé, a casual fine-dining restaurant showcasing contemporary American cuisine in Palo Alto. The food was superb and the gracious efficient service matched the level of the menu items......just a happy and delicious experience. 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! X. 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. We look forward to our third visit soon.More, Three of us went for the tasting menu. They received one Michelin Star in 2019. I only paid $50.00 for corkage fee per bottle. Prime Palo Alto Location. Protégé, which opened on California Avenue in Palo Alto in March, is the brainchild of chef Anthony Secviar and master sommelier Dennis Kelly, who … 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. Everything is really perfect here. Although all charges were reversed, we will probably not return at those prices. Own or manage this property? There wasn't one dish that disappointed. We were seated in a little alcove just off the bar area. I would rate it as one of my top two in Palo Alto. The only "bummer" was that I filled up before dessert. Can a vegan person get a good meal at this restaurant? 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. It was fantastic. 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. We started with a amouse Bouche that was a Cameron I stuff with smoked fish paste, followed by a Hamachi. I guess that means I'll have to go back! I don't mind paying for good food (and some of it was excellent), but I found the octopus appetizer portion very small for the price. After initial confusion about my dietary issues (waiter...apparently not clued in, though chef was on top of it), service was quite good. On the other side is a more casual a...la Carte menu, and fairly large bar in between. la Carte menu, and fairly large bar in between. We will definitely be going back!More, This is the version of our website addressed to speakers of English in the United States. Lounge Menu. more. 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. What GREAT waiter's they are. 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America's 100 Best Wine Restaurants of 2019, 12 best new San Francisco Bay Area restaurants, 250 California Ave, Palo Alto, CA 94306-1618. Are you sure you want to delete this answer? By Michelle Lee. The only "bummer" was that I filled up before dessert. Wine & Beverage Menu. 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. No dessert (I was too full, and actually took some of the chicken home). Description: Protégé is an upscale casual restaurant featuring New American cuisine and a comprehensive wine & spirits program. Our group shared different menu items and everything was delicious. Protege, Palo Alto Picture: Ricotta Dumplings - Check out Tripadvisor members' 3,560 candid photos and videos. Spanning just under half a mile for their commercial sector, … The Octopus, Peach Gazpacho and Beef Short Ribs were excellent. Will go again, We have eaten here twice, each time a different setting. was rather one dimensional. 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. We started at the bar as we waited for another guest. So my second time visiting I had the salmon, just to see if every dish was that delicious. as does the Brick Chicken. 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. Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more. 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. 250 S. California Avenue, Palo Alto, CA 94306. reservations@protegepaloalto.com. A trillion plus stars!!!!!!!!!!! My husband's short ribs were delicious, incredibly tender and very flavorful. Cara Pelletier | San Francisco Bay Area | Sommelier at Protégé Palo Alto | 500+ connections | See Cara's complete profile on Linkedin and connect It was THE BEST mushroom soup ever! !More, Fabulous meal, the grandkids enjoyed it too. 8,642 were here. Yes, we would go back and recommend it to others. This anxiously awaited restaurant was sure to amp up the fairly mundane local dining scene on the Peninsula. All in all we cant wait to go back. The lounge menu is limited and pretty expensive. Definitely a foodie's heaven. 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. I'd look forward to going to work there everyday. see why. I wish I’d had room for dessert as the mouthful I had of my husband’s rhubarb tart was absolutely delicious. The service, ambiance, and...food. 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