Better, Inc.Tech Startup • Palo Alto, United States
Knock loud on the door!
Can get really sunny and too warm on the deck - but who wants to be inside? Just ask them to keep the rest of your flight/tasting inside at a good temp, and enjoy the sun and great wine.
Coffee is $1, just drop it in the basket, and fill up yourself. No need to wait for service, just buck-and-go.
Decent food, decent wine list, easy walk from many area hotels. A good place to go that's neither too expensive or too casual. I'll go again. The fish was good, the beet salad excellent.
Sit outside, if you can - and if you ask nice, you may get to try the single vineyard To Kalon (North and South) - amazing how different they are.
Be sure to make an appointment, and ask nicely, and you may get to try some Canvasback and Goldeneye, which are both amazing.
Service is spotty. Always seems to be more people doing "stuff" than serving guests....
If you're dropping off, part on the back streets if you're going south on Belleville. Don't even attempt to get close to the school. Park on Barton, and walk through the back gate.
Great service, location, food, and most importantly, wine list. They don't shy away from highlighting local (eg, Santa Cruz Mountains Appellation) which you should really try when you are here.
Make sure to have your Star Alliance gold card, and be prepared to wait to get down in the elevators. Plan extra time to leave (yes, leave).
The Senator lounge is impressive. Luftansa is quite an airline...
Average Starbucks. Not as nice as the one near Trader Joe's on Homestead, if you're close, I'd head there...this one also seems slower.
Christmas time at the Fairmont and Chavez is worth the visit; About as Christmas-y as San Jose gets...