Formerly known as the Menlo Grill, Menlo Tavern has a new look, great food, inventive cocktails and my main reason for going there: my Cugino. Also known as Ron, my cousin has been a bartender there for three years. If he doesn’t have shifts with a local sports club or high-end client in the Bay Area, he is behind the bar Monday thru Friday. Since I started at a startup in Palo Alto in January, I have been able to enjoy some family time, along with Menlo Tavern‘s delicious offerings.
I have a normal seat at the bar, I pull out my laptop, watch games on the large screen and either talk to other patrons or bring friends and family. I am all for supporting my friends and the establishments they work at. I now get hugs from the staff and even once trained one of my Cugino’s coworkers that to call me “Beautiful.”
The menu has changed again recently and my Cugino has created most, if not, all of them. He recently was photographed making drinks and the marketing shots look great. Come in and try the new menu items. I have tried almost all of the cocktails and there is something for everyone. In terms of food, the kale and quinoa salad is delicious as well as their burger on a pretzel bun. Though he makes fun of me, Cugino pointed out that there are quite a few menu items that I can eat on Meatless Mondays. Happy to!
100 El Camino Real
Menlo Park, California 94025