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MacArthur Park - Palo Alto

MacArthur Park - An American Experience
For decades, MacArthur Park has been about bringing people together around outstanding California BBQ and comfort food in a casual yet elegant setting.
You’ll find us nestled in the heart of downtown Palo Alto, and walk back in time in to the simplistic elegance of a forgone era in a dining room designed by Julia Morgan in 1918.
We take traditional BBQ on a ride with the richness of California’s bounty, offering our signature Baby Back Ribs, fresh fish, meats and chicken, steak, unique salads and comfort food using local farm fresh produce. Portions are large, and there is something for every taste including vegan and vegetarian choices. Join us for cocktails and dining on our garden patio, nightly.
A good time had by all! That is the spirit of MacArthur Park.
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296 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4 / 5
(Outstanding) 4 / 5
(296 Reviews)
Open Ratings Snapshot
Rating Breakdown 296 reviews
5 stars
(113)
4 stars
(110)
3 stars
(49)
2 stars
(21)
1 star
(3)
Food 
3.9 / 5
(Very Good) 3.9 / 5
Service 
4.1 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.1 / 5
Ambiance 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
Noise Level
2 / 3
Moderate
Value 
3.8 / 5
(Very Good) 3.8 / 5
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  • good for groups(139)
  • special occasion(127)
  • neighborhood gem(80)
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  • romantic(52)
  • kid-friendly(49)
MacArthur Park - Palo Alto Reviews List
Review 1 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2003
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2003
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 2/05/2016
 2003
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, special occasion, vibrant bar scene, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

A truly unique place

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"I love the rustic interior with wooden beams, windows, and fireplaces designed by Julia Morgan. Great vegan entrees."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 3 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 2/02/2016
 2006
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Review 4 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

"The Park" Is Back!

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
""The Park" is back. Ribs were very good. We never leave hungry! Been dining here for 33 years. It was in decline for the last 15 or so but if the last few times we have dined there is a trend it is coming back!"
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2004
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 5 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2008
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Review 6 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Lovely inside and out.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Dinner was great. Service was even better. We are now going to have a banquet there. I had steak. Tender and taste great. Husband had salmon. It was also fantastic."
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly
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Review 7 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2006
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Review 8 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/29/2016
 2002
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Review 9 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/29/2016
 2005
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 10 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Dined on 1/27/2016
 2009
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Review 11 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2006
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2006
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/25/2016
 2006
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Review 12 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2009
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Review 13 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 1/21/2016
 2009
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Review 14 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2007
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 15 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Christmas buffet brunch

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"Delicious, well presented, cheerfull, excellent service from a waiter who was clearly happy to be part of our family that day. I will be back again for another meal and definitely will reserve Christmas next year"
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
Special Features: great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 16 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2006
Special Features: romantic, special occasion
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Review 17 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2016
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Review 18 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Service not great

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2003
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2003
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"The waitress brought our salads out the same time as our appetizers. We said we were not ready for our salads so she asked if she should bring them back later, she did. The problem was after they sat for a while they were not that fresh. We never saw a bus person, and wanted water and our plates cleared many times. We arrived around 7:15pm, it was moderately busy but as we sat for an hour it was completely cleared out. We “should have” at that point had service. Anyway, it was mediocre."
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2003
Special Features: great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 19 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Very pleased with everything.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion, notable wine list, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, late-night find
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Review 20 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

Its best days are behind it

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"Used to love this place and went frequently. We were there a few years ago with friends and the service was so hideous that we just stopped going. But a Caltrain-riding friend wanted to meet us close to a station, so I checked its Yelp's reviews, and found them about 50-50.
Can't figure out why. We started out with the worst bruschetta I've ever had: bread not toasted; tomato slice instead of diced; only the slightest hint of basil. Following that was a kale salad so vinegary and overdressed there was a tablespoon of dressing left on the plate when we were done. My entree was pork ribs, which used to be one of their specialties, but alas, this pig went with little meat on its bones. Our friend had some polenta that could have been used as a hockey puck -- dry as a bone. So sad."
Dined on 1/15/2016
 2005
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Review 21 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/14/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/14/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups
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Review 22 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/13/2016
 2013
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Review 23 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our Party Loved the Restaurant

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"The staff at Mac Arthur park are incredible. They made our party feel like we come to eat every day. The manager stopped by to chat and offered his personal recommendations when several in the group were having a difficult time deciding on an entree. The food was good and beautifully presented. I loved my pork chop and heard the prime rib was great. Our server was very attentive with out being over bearing. We had a lovely time, enjoyed the lit fireplace (ambiance) and we will be back. OFTEN!"
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2011
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, special occasion
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Review 24 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Holiday Outing

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Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"A great place to reconnect with, great location, easy to get to, and in a historical setting."
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2016
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 25 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/07/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2016
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/07/2016
 2016
Special Features: good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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Review 26 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"I had not been to Mac Park in 15 years and it was sad to see it in its current state. It was Saturday night, but they only had filled the one third of the space. The rest of the building was dark and empty. We waited quite a while for someone to come by - anyone, just hoping for water. Finally a nice waitress came and said she was too busy to take us, but someone else would. Eventually the water came and about 15 minutes after that, our cocktails. One glass of Sprite had a very nasty and large smear of chocolate INSIDE the glass. The steaks were not great cuts of meat; clearly not Prime beef. All in all, a most disappointing walk down memory lane."
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2010
Special Features: kid-friendly
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Review 27 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 28 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

Food 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2007
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Review 29 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

12/31/2015

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"Salmon was undercooked. Service was slow. Waitress was innattentive."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 30 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2003
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2003
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2003
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Review 31 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
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Review 32 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Dined on 1/24/2015
 2006
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Review 33 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/28/2015
 2009
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Review 34 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Lovely spread of food for a Christmas dinner!

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 35 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 36 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Always a favorite of mine

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
"I have always loved this restaurant - most of the dishes are as good as they were in the past....some recipe changes are not as good as others.
Onions Strings were good, but were better before.
Cobb Salad was much better years ago than now.
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Dined on 12/26/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, neighborhood gem, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, special occasion, great for outdoor dining, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 37 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Xmas dinner was perfect

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
"We were looking for a restaurant that would be special enough for Xmas dinner. This was perfect. The restaurant was beautifully decorated for Xmas. They served a buffet with something for everyone. The salads were particularly good. The restaurant was not too noisy. The service was impeccable. We would definitely do this again next year."
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 38 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

food was just okay little disappointed in the food

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 39 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2011
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Review 40 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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OpenTable Diner Since
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 41 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, special occasion
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Review 42 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, great for brunch, special occasion
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Review 43 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2009
Special Features: special occasion
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Review 44 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2014
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 45 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Christmas Eve

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Energetic
Energetic
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"Delightful as always. We attended a little earlier than usual, 5:30, and it was very full and load. Still, no long waits and great service. Next year we will go back to our usual time of about 7:30."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2012
Special Features: romantic, good for groups, special occasion, kid-friendly
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Review 46 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Our family had Christmas meal.

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 47 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Unremarkable

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
"Came here for the $49 holiday buffet. It was not worth writing home about, but the ambience was nice and festive. They really highlighted their ribs as their specialty, and they were probably a 2 out of 10 as ribs go. The meat was really tough and unflavorful and the BBQ sauce was really thick and too sweet.
The other food items were as you would expect for a large size buffet feeding hundreds of people. The best food item there is their tangy cole slaw. Otherwise most of the other food was cheap ingredient items (Boiled carrots and string beans, mashed potatoes, stuffing, etc. They do have prime rib, sliced turkey, pork loin and shrimp cocktail, but they are bland and unremarkable.
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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, kid-friendly
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Review 48 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

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Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
"Food is pretty mediocre at best, especially at the high price. Even the Mac and cheese was subpar, seems hard to miss on that. For the price, better off finding a high quality meal."
Dined on 12/24/2015
 2015
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Review 49 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/25/2015
 2008
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2008
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 12/25/2015
 2008
Special Features: neighborhood gem
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Review 50 for MacArthur Park - Palo Alto
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2015
Special Features: good for groups
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