Peninsula Restaurant Week 2021: Find Neighborhood Dining Deals
Participating eateries are in Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos & Stanford.
REDWOOD CITY, CA — Support your area eateries during Peninsula Restaurant Week 2021, which runs through Saturday, May 22, the first-such venture launched by Embarcadero Media and partners, bringing with it dining deals for locals from local establishments.
“As a local business ourselves, we at Embarcadero Media understand the hardships restaurants have faced during the pandemic,” the business said. “We’re excited to connect our communities with local restaurants who need our support.”
Participating restaurants in Los Altos, Menlo Park, Mountain View, Palo Alto, Portola Valley, Redwood City, San Carlos and Stanford are offering varying specials, including prix-fixe offers or discounts.
TO SEE THE OFFERS, GO HERE TO RESTAURANT LISTINGS & LOOK FOR “SPECIAL” LINKS POSTED UNDER INDIVIDUAL EATERIES. Offers vary by restaurant.
More than 100 eateries are joining the effort. To see a sampling of specials going on nearby,
Alhambra Irish House: The Irish eatery is offering a two-course menu for $20 with choice of appetizer and entrée, including such highlights as Scotch Egg, Corned Beef and Cabbage Rolls, House Made Sausage Rolls, Shepard’s Pie, and Sausage Colcannon. 831 Main St.,Redwood City.
Alice’s Smokehouse: Running through May 21 is a Restaurant Week special: Purchase one sample platter and receive 10% off the regular price ($35.25). Use Promo Code: Restaurant Week. Sample platter consists of quarter-rack of ribs, quarter-pound of brisket, quarter-pound of pulled pork, quarter-pounds of chicken or turkey and two sides. Note: Special ends one day early on May 21. In Mountain View at 570 N. Shoreline Blvd.
Alpine Inn Beer Garden: A prix-fixe menu ($18.95) offers Santorini Greek Salad, Tomato Bacon Jam Sliders, Zott’s Fries, Summer Corn Off the Cob and Mini Banana Pudding (deliciousness made with vanilla pudding, Nilla wafers and bananas). Located at 3915 Alpine Road, Portola Valley.
Angelicas: A three-course Latin-inspired menu ($50 per person) turns up the heat with burrata served with crostini, grilled peaches and honey, and entrée choice of Pollo Rostido con Mole Verde or Guajillo-Pineapple Slow Braised Lamb Shank. End on a sweet note with bread pudding topped with bourbon sauce. At 863 Main St., Redwood City.
Arya Steakhouse in Redwood City. Chef Mike Hashemi has a Persian cuisine, three-course menu ($50) with choice of appetizer, entrée and dessert. Menu options include Pomegranata Pistachio Meatballs, New York Steak, Pollo Firenze, Red Velvet Salmon, along with homemade Baklava ice cream. 885 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.
BottleShop: Enjoy a three-course meal with wine pairings for $50. Begin with corn bisque served alongside a glass of Sturm Sauvignon Blanc, followed by roast game hen shelling beans & peas served with Claiborne & Churchill Pinot Noir, and finish with Profiteroles served with Los Bermejos Malvasia. At 2627 Broadway, Redwood City.
Cooking Papa: A “Peninsula Restaurant Week” combo offer for $60 allows selections from: Roasted Duck (Half) with rice; Prawns with Walnuts in Mayo Sauce; Salt & Pepper Pork Chop (Mild Spicy); Hot & Sour Soup (Spicy); Marinated Fired Tofu. At 1962 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View
Coupa Café. Take $10 off all paninis, including chipotle chicken, turkey and Mediterranean-made chicken, with the promo code “RestaurantWeek.” See locales here in Stanford, Palo Alto, Redwood City and Los Altos.
FEY Restaurant: Restaurant Week specials include; Mandarin Fish ($30) Fried, boneless white fish in a sweet and sour sauce: Red Grouper Whole Fish ($29); Braised Cat Fish($29); Crawfish Special ($18); Cuttlefish Stir Fry ($23) Cantonese-style, cuttlefish stir-fry with sugar snap peas and shiitake mushrooms; Chinese Yam Stir Fry ($15) Chinese yam, vegetable, stir-fried with wood-ear mushrooms and snap peas; Sauteed Sugar Snap Peas ($15); Spinach Stir Fry ($15); Cantonese Bok Choy ($15). Located at 1368 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
Kali Greek Kitchen: Mention “Restaurant Week” at the register, and score 10 percent off your in-house dining tab. At 451 S. California Ave., Palo Alto.
Kaya BBQ & Tofu: A special, prix-fixe, Korean menu for two ($45) offers rice, kimchi pancake, entrees of beef tofu soup (you pick the spicy level, 1-5) and beef bulgogi. “For those that are either new to Korean food, or very comfortable with it, this menu is a pretty simple representation of what traditional Korean cuisine has to offer.” 39 El Camino Real, San Carlos.
LuLu’s Mexican Restaurant: Mention “Restaurant Week” and get 50% off Mini Super Burrito. Located at 163 Main St., Los Altos.
LV Mar: The tapas and cocktails hot spot is offering four specials for the week. Choose from: the Carnaval ($15) Royal Standard Rum, Creme de Violette, D’Aristi, Lemon, Micro-Flowers; Pistolero Day ($15) Rayu Mezcal, agave syrup, dried chile bitters; Quesabirria ($17) with braised beef birria, mixed cheese, corn tortilla, cilantro, onions, lime, beef guajillo Chile broth; and Albondigas al pibil ($15) with pork and shrimp meatballs, manchego cheese, achiote, habanero chiles, orange, telera bread. Located at 2042 Broadway, Redwood City.
Milagros Latin Kitchen: Pair a taco trio alongside three, mini margaritas. ($30). Tacos include chipotle chicken made with tomato-braised Mary’s chicken, roasted carnitas with Coleman ranch pulled pork and al pastor and a red chili marinated Coleman ranch pork. Margarita pairings: classic Milagros; frozen mango; and “Mexican hipster” with jalapeno-infused El Jimador Blanco tequila. At 1099 Middlefield Road, Redwood City.
NOLA: “Peninsula Restaurant Week” stars a $30 tasting menu that includes: a NOLA HURRICANE – rum, rum, rum, more rum, pineapple, brown sugar, & vanilla, create our infamous ‘bug juice’; CHICKEN ANDOUILLE GUMBO CUP, served with warm cornbread; SPICY JAMBALAYA; and NOLA BEIGNETS, served with caramel & chocolate sauces. Location: 535 Ramona St., Palo Alto.
Pokeworks: It’s “2 for $20.” Enjoy two regular poke bowls or burritos for $20. Mix and match your favorite proteins, toppings, and sauces or try the “Signature Works”! Tax not included. Premium toppings are an additional cost. At 211 Castro St., Mountain View.
Quinto Sol. Take advantage of Margarita Happy Hour, with $12 signature margaritas, made with mandarin, lemon, muddled blackberry and El Jimador Reposado tequila. Served alongside the full dinner menu. Location: 2201 Broadway St., Redwood City.
San Agus Cocina Urbana & Cocktails: A weeklong Taco Trio Sampler ($15) features: Shrimp – corn tortilla, beer butter crispy shrimp, green cabbage pico de gallo, chipotle chile aioli; Pastor – sliced pork meat, corn tortilla tomatillo & avocado salsa, cilantro, onions, pineapple; and Carne Asada – shredded natural beef, crispy oaxaca cheese, corn pico de gallo, avocado, salsa roja, corn tortilla. At 115 Hamilton Ave., Palo Alto.
State of Mind Public House & Pizzeria: A three-course prix fixe menu for $40 can be ordered with promo code: restaurantweek. Included: appetizer of Spring Burrata Di Stefano burrata; salad of pub greens or Caesar; and “Sunshine Daydream” pizza with roasted cherry tomato sauce, summer squash, oregano and mozzarella. At 101 Plaza N., Los Altos.
State of Mind Slice House: Order any salad, slice and Batch Craft soda for $10. To order online use promo code: restaurantweek. Also during the week’s specials, the “Sunshine Daydream” pizza , with roasted cherry tomato sauce, summer squash, oregano and mozzarella, will be available all week. Location: 3850 El Camino Real, Palo Alto.
Tea It Up: Get any combo of the following two drinks for $11: Strawberry jasmine with strawberry popping boba and strawberry hearts; Taro milk tea with red bean for extra creaminess; passion fruit slushie; Mango Madness slushie; or classic black milk tea with double boba. 993 El Camino Real, Menlo Park.
The Counter Custom Burgers: Prix-fixe deal for $12 per person when mentioning promo code “Restaurant Week” — A burger: Old School Cheese Burger, Sprouted Veggie, Chipotle Turkey or Honey Dijon Chicken; a side: Shoestring Fries, Sweet Potato Fries or Side Salad; and a Stella or Fountain Drink. At: 369 S. California Blvd., Palo Alto; and 2580 W. El Camino Real, Mountain View.
The Refuge: The “Restaurant Week” prix-fixe menu ($19.95) includes a combo meal with a half pastrami sandwich, fries and ice-cold pilsner. “What a deal!” (Choice of 1/2 Reuben, 1/2 Swiss, 1/2 plain or 1/2 toasted #19). Locations in San Carlos and Menlo Park.
The Port of Peri Peri Palo Alto: Receive 20% off all party platters (chicken with “unique secret Peri Peri sauces” & more) during Restaurant Week. Located at 340 California Ave., Palo Alto.
Zareen’s: With every purchase over $10, guests will receive a cup of Chef Zareen Khan’s Masala Chai. Indulge in classic Pakistani dishes including Tikka Masala, Biryani, Curry, and a selection of kabobs. Locales in Palo Alto, Mountain View and Redwood City.
Original Article : patch.com
By Susan C. Schena, Patch Staff