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Dining at Vi at Palo Alto

We add high-end touches to every aspect of life at Vi at Palo Alto — to elevate every resident’s everyday experience.

At Vi at Palo Alto, food is a means of coming together to celebrate every day.

On this page, you’ll discover our food philosophy, find sample menus and meet our Executive Chef, Dean La Russa.

Throughout the community, you’ll find culinary offerings that fit your lifestyle, fulfill your cravings and excite your palate. You can indulge your sweet tooth with hand-crafted desserts. Plus, our fully stocked bar and curated wine list offer perfect pairings from happy hour to dinner hour.

We offer casual and fine-dining options, both with full table service from our attentive dining staff. Explore our restaurants’ offerings below.

Mark your milestones

In addition to our community restaurants, Vi at Palo Alto also boasts spaces designed for your private events, important meetings and celebrations with loved ones. Whether you’re looking for a larger meeting space or intimate private dining room, we’ve got a space to suit your needs.

Meals your way, every day

Some nights, you just don’t want to dress for dinner. Order your restaurant meal off the regular menu for complimentary pickup — or delivery straight to your home (for an additional fee).

Colonnade Restaurant: formal fine dining
Colonnade Restaurant

Open for: Dinner (Monday–Saturday)

The recently revamped Colonnade Restaurant creates an elegant atmosphere for every dinner, with a sparkling crystal chandelier that evokes the world’s finest restaurants.

The menu shines with exquisite dishes and composed plates perfect for celebrating life’s milestones — alongside a toast with world-class wines.

Club Room: upscale fare with contemporary flair
Club Room

Open for: Dinner (Monday–Saturday)

Our Club Room offers upscale dining and a varied menu featuring elevated comfort food perfect for date night — or Tuesday night!

This casual restaurant was recently upgraded to offer a fresh, contemporary feel that rivals the Palo Alto restaurant scene.

The Bistro: garden views and casual favorites
The Bistro

Open for: Breakfast and lunch (Monday–Saturday)

The Bistro, Vi at Palo Alto’s most relaxed dining venue, offers light fare and a welcoming atmosphere with beautiful garden views.

Our casual breakfast and lunch dishes feature fresh, seasonal ingredients perfect for enjoying over a long catch-up with a friend.

Creekside Lounge: drinks and light bites
Creekside Lounge

Open for: Drinks and small plates (Monday–Saturday)

Our stylish, social Creekside Lounge is the ideal spot for a handcrafted pre-dinner cocktail or light bites an evening performance or lecture.

Along with a full menu of wine, beer and cocktails, the lounge also offers a selection of shareable snacks, from charcuterie boards to savory flatbreads and more.

Meet Chef Christian Martin

Meet Chef Dean La Russa

Executive Chef Dean La Russa has overseen Vi at Palo Alto’s culinary program including menu creation and food preparation, since the community’s opening in 2005. Originally from Belmont, CA, he is a Certified Executive Chef, Certified Dietary Manager and Certified Food Protection Professional.
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