Palo Alto’s Best Dining Finds – According to Our Residents!

Prepare to indulge in a culinary journey through Downtown Palo Alto with
Channing House’s resident gourmands. Nestled in the heart of Silicon Valley, our community
offers exquisite amenities and convenient access to some of the region’s most coveted attractions,
including an array of esteemed dining establishments.

Eager to discover the culinary gems adored by our residents, we embarked on a gastronomic
journey to curate their top recommendations. Join us as we delve into the Bay Area’s vibrant
dining scene.

  1. Cafe Pro Bono: Voted “Favorite Italian Restaurant” by the readers of the Palo Alto Weekly for three consecutive years, Cafe Pro Bono is renowned for its warm hospitality and innovative approach to fine dining. Indulge in comforting yet inventive dishes, like the Spaghetti alla Diavola, that reflect the owner’s international culinary adventures.
  2. Il Fornaio: Transporting diners to the heart of Italy since 1972, Il Fornaio boasts authentic flavors and techniques endorsed by the Italian government. Immerse yourself in a culinary odyssey that celebrates the essence of Italian cuisine from light and fluffy burrata to succulent and bright carpaccio, right here in Palo Alto.
  3. Canteen: For a delightful fusion of casual ambiance and delectable bites, look no further than Canteen. Whether you’re meeting friends, entertaining family, or embarking on a Channing House excursion, this contemporary tapas-style haven promises a memorable dining experience with dishes such as slow-cooked Spanish octopus and crispy twice-cooked chicken.
  4. St Michael’s Alley: Rich in history and graced by legendary performances from music icons like the Grateful Dead, Neil Cassidy, and Mike Sabina, St Michael’s Alley is a beacon of New American cuisine. Savor modern dishes like cassoulet with duck confit and black pepper bucatini carbonara in an intimate setting, perfect for special occasions and private gatherings.
  5. Sundance The Steakhouse: Craving a succulent steak paired with a classic martini? Sundance The Steakhouse is your go-to-destination. Delight in this classy atmosphere and relish the slow-roasted prime rib and fresh seafood options at this old-school Palo Alto institution.

And for the epitome of convenience, your very own Channing House Dining Room awaits. Our
dedicated servers take pride in curating personalized experiences, ensuring each meal is an
experience to remember. And don’t forget to indulge in our ever-changing ice cream menu, the
perfect finale to a culinary escapade.

Embrace the cultural flavors of Palo Alto with Channing House, where every meal is a celebration of
community and culinary excellence.

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