Bon Vivant Restaurant

Row 1

535 Bryant St (at University Ave)
Palo Alto, CA 94301
(650) 485-3228
$ $ $
Tue–Thu, Sun: 11:30 AM–10:00 PM Fri–Sat: 11:30 AM–11:30 PM

Foursquare Tips

  • The chilled melon soup with charred prawn could be well worth a visit to Bon Vivant; however, since all produce comes from the local farmers market, this house special changes with the season.
  • The freshly made Grand Marnier souffle is divine
  • The duck breast was quite dry.
  • Very friendly service. It's a nice and quiet place for brunch. The smoked duck benedict and smoked salmon crepes is okay. But their coffee and creme brulee are great.
  • Dessert here is special
  • It was refreshing to dine at Bon Vivant and discover some really innovative cuisine in Palo Alto. This spot isn't the busiest (yet), but the food is superb, so enjoy it before the mob discovers it.
  • Yes, service can be slow, but all of the food and wine was delicious. Don't miss the French Onion Soup or Beef Tartare and read all about it on WinstonWanders below!!
  • Slow service - quite pricey but pretty good food
  • Really like their updated lunch menu. Good variety and they turned it.around quickly.
  • If you can afford 3 hours of your time then give this place a shot. The souffl was forgettable.
  • Won't come here again- food took reeeeally long to come out, portions were for SO SMALL, and all our entrees came out cold
  • Check their FB page and website for music/art events. Most Thurs nights are jazz nights.
  • Just don't look at the Cost Plus label on the champagne split, otherwise it's great!
  • Crepes and other French lunch items. Felt like a very "ladies who lunch" place w/delicious, not-too-huge plates.
  • Thursdays are Jazz nights!