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Station 1 lights up Woodside dining scene

Original post made on May 20, 2011

Only months old, Station 1 is bringing new life to an old building and new zest to the local restaurant scene. ==I Almanac photo by Michelle Le.==

Read the full story here Web Link posted Friday, May 20, 2011, 7:14 AM

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Posted by sadfsf
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 20, 2011 at 1:37 pm

oh man woodside is turning into the lyon of the peninsula


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Posted by Real American
a resident of Menlo Park: The Willows
on May 22, 2011 at 5:13 pm

I'll never understand this obsession with presentation. A three course meal for $54? Why would I pay big bucks just to feel hungry 15 minutes after I eat? I hope the portions are a little bigger than those pictures. It looks like the restaurant takes portion control to the extreme. I consider myself a foodie, but I'm not dumb enough to pay a lot for little.


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Posted by James
a resident of Atherton: West Atherton
on May 22, 2011 at 7:51 pm

Definitely not blown away by this restaurant. Price has already jumped $5 since it opened, due to a lot of great reviews, that seem somewhat unwarranted. I have found the food pretentious, with strange pairings, and two bite portions. Best to eat before (and after) you go.


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Posted by Menlo Voter
a resident of Menlo Park: other
on May 22, 2011 at 7:56 pm

My wife and I ate there shortly after it opened. We were not impressed, especially at the price. We haven't gone back.


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Posted by Nick
a resident of Portola Valley: Ladera
on May 22, 2011 at 11:02 pm

Station 1 was the best meal we've had thus far in 2011.


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Posted by Thelma
a resident of Menlo Park: Stanford Hills
on May 23, 2011 at 10:15 am

I just don't understand the peninsula. A restaurant with awful service and mediocre food gets such high praise. Why are expectations so low.


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Posted by Steve
a resident of Portola Valley: other
on May 23, 2011 at 12:09 pm

We had a fabulous dining experience at Station One. Each mouthful seemed to merit savoring. The combination of flavors was terrific for every dish. Normally I wouldn't order a meal in this price range, but the quality and artistry of the food makes it very worth the price.


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Posted by peter carpenter
a resident of Atherton: Lindenwood
on May 23, 2011 at 12:21 pm

peter carpenter is a registered user.

I agree with Steve. We had a delightful and tasty evening at Station 1.

Any new restaurant will have start up pains but those seem to be behind Station 1 and I would not hesitate to recommend it for an excellent and intimate dining experience.


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Posted by Scholar
a resident of Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on May 23, 2011 at 1:07 pm

Looks very nice. It is a tough business, I wish them all the luck


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Posted by Libby
a resident of Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on May 23, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Never been there, menu doesn't do much for me, and prices are outrageous.
3 course meals are too much food, and if my husband and I want to share a meal, neither could deceide on same entree.
No curiosity at all, and no desire to eat at Villlage Pub either!
Love John Bentleys, so that is our special place!


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Posted by sadfsf
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 23, 2011 at 6:53 pm

portions are perfectly sized. get into a habit of eating less: you'll live longer. I am 185 lbs ripped and i go on 1000 kcal/day diet. oh, and exercise is overrated.


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Posted by sadfsf
a resident of Menlo Park: Belle Haven
on May 23, 2011 at 6:57 pm

and lol at the FDA allowing the consumption of cheese mites and no young lait cru cheeses.