Posted by Tom Croft, a resident of the Atherton: other neighborhood, on Dec 12, 2011 at 5:46 pm
Wow! What prices! My daughter & I had the prix fixe dinner at Fouquets on the main drag in Paris and it wasn't that much! In Menlo Park we frequent Gombei and Tokyo Subway where Japanese food is excellent and far cheaper. In Palo Alto try Miyake for great Japanese food at a reasonable price.
Posted by Foodie, a resident of another community, on Dec 12, 2011 at 8:23 pm
Mitsunobu is a special occasion restaurant that serves top quality Japanese food and not for the faint of heart. It's on the totally different plain from Gombei and Tokyo Subway where they serve Japanese comfort, home-style food. If you're looking for teriyaki chicken and California roll type of stuff, you shouldn't go there.
Posted by narnia, a resident of the Menlo Park: Sharon Heights neighborhood, on Dec 12, 2011 at 9:30 pm
Oh, Disappointed obviously you don't know a lot about Sharon Heights. Not only are the house prices in 2million range but in one small subdivision a substantial number of people bought houses with all cash. In order to make sense of stats you have to remember that the place is also home to cheaper (but not cheap) apartments. In any case, the restaurant is an exquisit occasion one, not an everyday place. I hope they succeed. Manresa prices, or the French Laudry are very high too, but that's what you get for top ingredients cooked by masters.