Last month we went to Dinah's in Palo Alto for their Sunday brunch. Considering the hotel is on a busy street, El Camino Real, the restaurant's location is amazingly peaceful. The swaying palms and the pool by the restaurant convinced me for a while that I was on vacation. This atmosphere is what made Dinah's buffet distinctive. Well, that and the roast beef, of which I had five servings.
Other positives? Kids were charged a mere $12 (adults $35), which is a steal considering there were other buffets out there charging $25 and up for our eight-year old twins (what are those restaurants thinking)? Also, the woman in charge tried very hard to make sure everyone was happy, moving furniture around the patio area so that we could have shade.
I'd love to go back to Dinah's, but it won't be anytime soon. Since hitting middle age, my stomach hasn't had the elasticity it once did, forcing me to get lots of rest between buffets.
Dinah's Garden Hotel
|4261 El Camino Real Palo Alto, CA 94306|