Posted by Burger Boy, a resident of the Menlo Park: Allied Arts/Stanford Park neighborhood, on Nov 16, 2006 at 5:56 pm
Dear Allelulia - I would never buy a hamburger at a gourmet restaurant like JZCool. That's akin to asking an opera diva to sing a popular song. It's sounds like a great idea until you experience it, and then you realize that something isn't quite right.
If you want a good burger, go to In-N-Out. The nearest one is at 1159 N. Rengstorff Ave., at the corner of Rengstorff and U.S. 101.
Posted by Angela Hey, a resident of the Portola Valley: Brookside Park neighborhood, on Jul 28, 2007 at 11:38 pm
JZ Cool has now been revamped as a wine bar and restaurant. I just tried it out and enjoyed the creative dishes - except for the vegetables which had been grilled (i.e. charred and carcinogenic). There are small and large plates to mix and match, slice and share.
I was surprised that the waiter put the closed sign up early as there weren't many people there. What would you do? Leave the restaurant open later so that there's a chance more would come in - after all where do you dine at 10 pm in Menlo Park? I think if they could get the permits to be open 'til 11pm then maybe people would hang out there.
Why is it that there weren't more people in the restaurant - price, type of food, lack of knowledge about the place, not a compelling outside, lack of buzz, bad experience before - I'm curious - I'd have thought there'd be more people there wanting to try something a little bit different from the usual run of the mill restaurants.