Tables by the Outdoor Heated Pool at Dinah's Garden Hotel

Dinah’s Poolside Restaurant Palo Alto

Outdoor Dining Palo Alto

At Dinah's Poolside Restaurant, savor delicious farm to table meals and your favorite cocktail in a relaxed and intimate dining setting overlooking the hotel’s  outdoor pool. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, Dinah's is brimming with natural light through floor-to-ceiling windows, this bright, fresh restaurant has earned a spot among Palo Alto's best for its hearty breakfast, enticing lunch specialties and a local's choice on the weekends. In the evening, Chef Gerardo Naranjo elevates the experience with classic steak and seafood dishes complete with a full bar and local craft beers on tap. Dinah's Poolside Restaurant is open 7 days a week. 

Breakfast: 7:00am to 2:00pm | Lunch: 11:00am - 2:00pm I Limited Dinner 2:00pm-4:00pm (Daily) 

Happy Hour 3:00pm-6:00pm (Monday-Friday) 

Dinner: 4:00pm-9:00pm (Sunday-Thursday) I Dinner 4:00pm-10:00pm (Friday-Saturday) 

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Toasts, syrup & fruits breakfast dish at Dinah's Garden Hotel
Salad dish, Dinah's Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel
Salad dish, Dinah's Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel
Steak dish, Dinah's Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel
Dish in Dinah's Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel

Breakfast/Lunch Menu

Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness 10% discount for senior citizens upon request


Corned Beef Hash and Eggs | 18
Russet potato hash, corned beef, peppers, onions, parsley, two eggs any style

Continental Breakfast | 14
Greek yogurt-honey, granola muffin, and fresh fruit

American | 15
2 eggs*, 2 bacon, 2 sausage, toast, choice of hash browns or fruit

Canadian Benedict | 15
Poached eggs, Canadian bacon, hollandaise, choice of hash browns or fruit

Pancakes | 14
Three pancakes, real maple syrup, butter, choice of bacon, sausage, or ham

Sourdough French Toast | 15
Orange zest and vanilla bean crème anglaise, seasonal fruit

The California Omelette* | 16
Bacon, cheddar, avocado, tomatoes, crème fraiche, toast, choice of hash browns or fruit

The Boss Omelette* | 16
Mushrooms, spinach, onions, swiss, toast, choice of hash browns or fruit

Pancho Villa Omelette* | 16
Chorizo, cheddar, pico de gallo, guacamole, queso fresco

Breakfast Burrito* | 16
Eggs, flour tortilla, pico de gallo, bacon, black beans, cheddar cheese, avocado crème, choice of hash browns or fruit

Chilaquiles | 16
Corn tortilla, guajillo pepper sauce, onions, eggs, pulled pork

Oatmeal | 12
Black currants, brown sugar

*Substitute Eggs with Egg Whites +2


Fried Calamari | 15
Chipotle aioli, parmesan, lemon

Chips and Guacamole | 10
Corn tortilla chips, house made salsa and guacamole

Chicken Wings | 13
Korean chili, lime, sesame

Charred Brussels Sprouts | 10
Soy and sherry emulsion, furikake, jalapeno

Baby Back Ribs | 16
Dinah's BBQ sauce, mango relish, sesame seeds

Sriracha Popcorn Chicken | 16
Marinated chicken with sriacha sauce, sesame seeds, green onion, pickeled red jalapenos and sliced garlic

Soups & Salads

Clam Chowder | 12
New England style littleneck clams, potatoes, smoked bacon, garlic bread

Soup of the Day | 12
Seasonal vegetable soup

The Claudia Cobb Salad | 21
Romaine lettuce, tomato, egg, blue cheese, bacon, avocado, grilled chicken, ranch dressing

Greek Salmon Salad | 24
Persian Cucumbers, red onion, diced roma tomatoes, kalamata olives, green bell peppers, oregano, romaine lettuce, feta cheese, lemon vinaigrette, 4oz Salmin

Caesar Salad | 14
Romaine lettuce, parmesan, lemon garlic dressing

Dinah's Salad | 14
mixed greens, bacon, goat cheese, roasted grapes, hazelnuts, sherry vinaigrette

**Add organic chicken breast, salmon or prawns to any Salad +8


Mushroom Quesadilla | 18
With roasted mushrooms, cremini, maitake, porcini powder, mozzarella on a wheat flour tortilla, avocado cream, pico de gallo, greens salad or fruit

California Turkey Sandwich | 16
house-roasted turkey, bacon, lettuce, tomato, avocado, aioli, sourdough

Vegetarian Caprese Sandwich | 15
Giabatta roll, grilled eggplant, petters, zucchini, tomatoes, balsamic onion, basil pesto, mozzarella

Wagyu Burger | 18
Natural domestic wagyu patty, onions, lettuce, tomato,pickles, jack cheese, sesame bun

The Reuben | 18
Corned beef, gruyere, Russian dressing, sauerkraut, rye bread

White Albacore Tuna Melt | 14
tomato, cheddar, wheat bread

Impossible Burger | 18
Patty made from plant-based proteins, sesame bun, teryiaki grilled pineapple and coleslaw

Fish N' Chips | 22
Local Rock cod, beer battered, house made tartar sauce, coleslaw, fries

Dinah's Fried Chicken | 21
Free range chicken breast, Brentwood corn fritters, seasonal vegetables and honey

Side Dishes

Greek Yogurt and Berries Parfait | 11
wildflower honey, granola, berries

Hashbrowns | 4

Bacon | 6

Sausage | 5

Guacamole | 4

Salsa | 3

Pico de Gallo | 3

Blueberry Compote | 4

Mixed Berries and Fruit | 6

Dinner Menu

(gf) gluten free | (v) vegetarian | (vv) vegan | * inspired by Dinah's Shack

Consuming raw or under cooked meats, poultry, shellfish, or eggs may increase your risk of foodborne illness 10% discount for senior citizens upon request


Chips-Salsa and Guacamole (gf) | 10
guacamole – salsa - corn tortilla chips

Truffle Fries (v) | 10
shoestring potatoes - truffle oil - parmesan

Mushroom Quesadilla (v) I 16
With roasted mushrooms, cremini, maitake, porcini avacado cream, pico de gallo

Chicken Wings | 13
Korean chili - lime – sesame

Fried Calamari | 15
chipotle aioli - parmesan - lemon

Corn Fritters (vv) | 8
corn-green onion fritters, honey, cayenne

Baby Back Ribs (gf) | 16
dinah's bbq sauce - mango relish - benne seeds

Brussels Sprouts (vv) | 10
soy and sherry emulsion - jalapeno - shallots

Sriracha Popcorn Chicken | 12
Marinated chicken with sriracha sauce, sesame seeds, green onion, pickeled jalapenos and sliced garlic

Salads & Soups

Clam Chowder | 12
New England style little neck clams - potatoes - nueskes smoked bacon

Dinah's Salad (gf) (vegan option, no bacon) (vv) | 14
mixed greens - bacon - goat cheese - roasted grapes - hazelnuts - sherry vinaigrette

Caesar Salad (gf) (optional) | 14
hearts of romaine - parmesan - lemon - garlic dressing

The Claudia Cobb Salad (gf) | 20
with grilled chicken - sweet gem lettuce - bacon - bleu cheese - egg - avocado - ranch dressing

Roasted Beets and Citrus Salad* (gf) | 20
With goat cheese, orange segments, fennel, mizuna, prawns, hazelnuts orange vinaigrette

~Add Organic Chicken Breast, Salmon, or Prawns to Any Salad ~+8


Artichoke and Spinach Ravioli | 22
with garlic- lemon- cream- white wine- artichikes- toy box tomatoes- pesto- fresh basil

Impossible Bolognese And Potato Gnocchi (vv) | 20
potato gnocchi - impossible bolognese sauce - parmesan cheese - herbs

Impossible Burger (v) | 18
a patty made entirely from wheat proteins with texture and delicious taste of the burger you know. Served on sesame bun with teriyaki grilled pineapple and coleslaw. Choice of shoestring fries or fruit

Dinah's Fried Chicken * | 21
free range chicken breast - Brentwood corn fritters - seasonal vegetables - honey

Traditional Fish N' Chips | 22
local rock cod - lemon - house-made tartar sauce - shoestring fries - Coleslaw

Seafood Risotto, Paella Flavors (gf) | 30
saffron risotto with tomatoes - chorizo - peas - roasted peppers - rock cod - prawns - clams

Pan Roasted Salmon (gf) | 32
with polenta - summer corn succotash - corn puree - bell pepper puree

Imperial Wagyu Burger | 18
natural domestic wagyu patty - onions - lettuce - tomato - pickles - jack cheese - sesame bun-served with fries, fruit, or mixed greens

Spaghetti & Meatballs * | 20
certified angus beef brisket blend - California San Marzano style tomato sauce - breadcrumbs - parmesan

Meatloaf* | 22
certified angus beef brisket blend - seasonal vegetables - mashed potatoes - tomato crust

Steak Frites | 32
8 oz. certified angus beef New York steak - herb steak fries - peppercorn sauce - mixed green salad

Petite Filet | 41
certified angus beef - wild mushroom & potato croquette - spinach - gorgonzola sauce

Bbq Half Rack Ribs | 26
coleslaw - fries - homemade - BBQ sauce - mango relish

Happy Hour

Monday - Friday: 3:00pm-6:00pm

Drinks Menu

Non Alcoholic

Soda*| 5
Coke, Diet Coke, Sprite, Root Beer, Ginger Ale

Bottled Water| 5/8
Panna Still 500ml/ Panna Still 1000ml 

Sparkling Water| 5

Hand Squeezed Orange Juice SM/LG | 5/8

Juice | 4
Apple, Cranberry, Grapefruit, Tomato

Milk | 4

Peet's Coffee* | 5

Iced Tea* | 5

Hot Tea* | 4

*Complimentary Refills

Bottled Beer

Imports | 7
Corona, Pacifico, Sapporo, Carlsberg

Domestic | 6
Budweiser, Bud Light,  Anchor Steam, Lagunitas IPA

Non-Alcoholic | 6

Draft Beer

Modelo | 9

Sierra Nevada | 9
Pale Ale

Blue Moon | 9
Belgian White

New Belgium VooDoo | 9
Juicy Haze IPA

Signature Cocktails

Trader Vic's Classic Mai Tai | 14
Rum, Dark Rum, Orange Curacao, Lime Juice

Grand Cadillac Margarita | 14
Hornitos Reposado, Cointreau, Sweet and Sour, Lime Juice, Grand Marnier

Fresh Mimosa | 13
Fresh-squeezed Orange Juice, Sparkling Wine

Dinah's Bloody Mary | 13
Vodka, House Made Bloody Mary Mix

Long Island Icea Tea | 14
Rum, Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Triple Sec, Simple Syrup, Lemon Juice, Coke

Elderflower & Gin | 16
Empress Gin, Elderflower Liquor, Lemon Juice 

Red Wine

-By the glass or bottle-

Canyon Road | 11/42
2019 Pinot Noir, Sonoma CA
2020 Cabernet Sauvignon, Sonoma CA

St. Francis| 14/52
2019 Pinot Noir, Sonoma, CA

Fess Parker | 18/68
2018 Syrah, Santa Barbara CA

Tapiz | 14/52
2018 Malbec, Uco Valley, Argentina

Justin | 18/68
2018 Cabernet Sauvignon, Paso Robles, CA

Balletto | 15/54
2020 Zinfandel, Russian River Valley

St. Francis| 12/46
2019 Merlot Sonoma, CA

Silver Oaks| 150
2015 Cabernet, Alexander Valley, CA

White Wine & Rose

-By the glass or bottle-

Canyon Road | 11/42
2020 Chardonnay, Sonoma CA
2020 Sauvignon Blanc, Sonoma CA

Balletto | 11/42
2021 Pinot Gris, Russian River Valley
2021 Gewurztraminer, Russian River Valley 

Markham | 13/52
2017 Chardonnay, Napa Valley, CA

Kim Crawford | 11/40
2018 Sauvignon Blanc, New Zealand

-By the bottle only-

Silver Oak | 150
2015 Cabernet, Alexander Valley CA

-Sparkling Wine or Rose, by the glass or bottle-

Avissi | 10/38
Prosecco, Italy

Opera Prima | 10/38
Brut Sparkling Wine, Spain

Le Grande Courtage (187ML)| 8
Brut Grande Cuvee, France 

Daou | 13/52
Rose, Paso Robles, CA

Dessert & After Dinner Drinks


Tiramisu | 9
Mascarpone Cheese, Cocoa Powder, Ladyfingers soaked in coffee and Italian liquor

Brownie Sundae | 9
Ghirardelli Chocolate, Vanilla Ice Cream, Whipped Cream

Vanilla Cheesecake | 9
Graham Cracker Crust, Seasonal Fruit Compote

Seasonal Sorbet | 8
Single Scoop (Mango)

Haagen-Dazs Ice Cream | 8
Single Scoop 

Chocolate Lava Cake (Dinner Only)| 10
Banana, Raspberry, Ice Cream

After Dinner Drinks

Fonseca | 15
Bin 27 Reserve Port, Portugal 

Beni Di Batasiolo I 12
2020 Moscato, Piedmont Italy 

Baileys and Coffee I 12
Twenty-year-old Tawny, Portugal

Coffee Martini I 13
Vodka, Kahlua, Peet's Coffee

Coffee | 4
Peet's Coffee

Hot Tea | 4
Numi Organic Tea's

Chef in Dinah's Poolside Restaurant at Dinah's Garden Hotel

Gerardo Naranjo, Chef

Rooted in the Bay Area for over 25 years, Chef Naranjo brings a stealth approach to bold flavors. A stint at the famed Mediterranean haunt, Dio Deka set the stage for almost a decade at the South Bay Favorite, Alexander’s Steakhouse. Under the tutelage of Michelin Star Chef Jeffrey Stout, Chef Gerardo incorporated Asian influences to his California inspired cuisine.