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4 Best Power Lunch Spots for Any Craving in Silicon Valley

The Editors | January 27, 2020 | Food & Drink


1. Evvia Estiatorio

420 Emerson St., Palo Alto, 650.326.0983,

The lively sibling of Kokkari, San Francisco’s equally busy power lunch spot serves contemporary Greek cuisine to movers and shakers in a rustic, kitchenlike setting. Savor executive chef Mario Ortega’s most popular lunch entrees: the mesquite-grilled lamb chops ($33), salmon ($33) and whole fish (A.Q.).

2. LB Steak Santana Row

334 Santana Row, #1000, San Jose, 408.284.1180,

With so many tech offices in or near Santana Row, upscale enclave LB Steak brings bigwigs together. Executive chef Roger Rungpha is all business with his top lunch draws: the pan-roasted filet mignon (6 ounces for $38), lobster roll ($20) and shrimp and crab Cobb salad ($20).

Composed_Filet-0001.jpgA let dish at LB Steak.

3. Madera

2825 Sand Hill Road, Menlo Park, 650.561.1540,

Venture capital and intellectual property honchos huddle over executive chef Reylon Agustin’s hearth-roasted octopus with pickled hearts of palm and chile emulsion ($21) at the discreet, dine-and-make-deals Madera inside the Rosewood Sand Hill hotel. Summertime power players snag window seats overlooking the terrace.

4. Tamarine

546 University Ave., Palo Alto, 650.325.8500,

While the likes of Google and Apple execs hold hushed conversations at art- filled Tamarine, chef Tammy Huynh brings Silicon Valley’s innovative spirit to the table with a modern interpretation of Vietnamese cuisine. Crowd favorites include the taro root rolls ($13) and Kobe beef pho ($17).

Photography by: Leila Seppa