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Station 1 lights up Woodside dining scene

Original post made on May 20, 2011

Only months old, Station 1 is bringing new life to an old building and new zest to the local restaurant scene. ==I Almanac photo by Michelle Le.==

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Comments (12)

Posted by sadfsf, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

oh man woodside is turning into the lyon of the peninsula

Posted by Real American, a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on May 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I'll never understand this obsession with presentation. A three course meal for $54? Why would I pay big bucks just to feel hungry 15 minutes after I eat? I hope the portions are a little bigger than those pictures. It looks like the restaurant takes portion control to the extreme. I consider myself a foodie, but I'm not dumb enough to pay a lot for little.

Posted by James, a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on May 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Definitely not blown away by this restaurant. Price has already jumped $5 since it opened, due to a lot of great reviews, that seem somewhat unwarranted. I have found the food pretentious, with strange pairings, and two bite portions. Best to eat before (and after) you go.

Posted by Menlo Voter, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

My wife and I ate there shortly after it opened. We were not impressed, especially at the price. We haven't gone back.

Posted by Nick, a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on May 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Station 1 was the best meal we've had thus far in 2011.

Posted by Thelma, a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on May 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

I just don't understand the peninsula. A restaurant with awful service and mediocre food gets such high praise. Why are expectations so low.

Posted by Steve, a resident of Portola Valley: other
on May 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

We had a fabulous dining experience at Station One. Each mouthful seemed to merit savoring. The combination of flavors was terrific for every dish. Normally I wouldn't order a meal in this price range, but the quality and artistry of the food makes it very worth the price.

Posted by peter carpenter, a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

peter carpenter is a registered user.

I agree with Steve. We had a delightful and tasty evening at Station 1.

Any new restaurant will have start up pains but those seem to be behind Station 1 and I would not hesitate to recommend it for an excellent and intimate dining experience.

Posted by Scholar, a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Looks very nice. It is a tough business, I wish them all the luck

Posted by Libby , a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on May 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Never been there, menu doesn't do much for me, and prices are outrageous.
3 course meals are too much food, and if my husband and I want to share a meal, neither could deceide on same entree.
No curiosity at all, and no desire to eat at Villlage Pub either!
Love John Bentleys, so that is our special place!

Posted by sadfsf, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm

portions are perfectly sized. get into a habit of eating less: you'll live longer. I am 185 lbs ripped and i go on 1000 kcal/day diet. oh, and exercise is overrated.

Posted by sadfsf, a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

and lol at the FDA allowing the consumption of cheese mites and no young lait cru cheeses.

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