A new restaurant, for the present referred to by its owners as "The Bakery in Woodside," is set to open its doors in late November, around Thanksgiving, at the site previously occupied by the Woodside Bakery & Cafe at 3052 Woodside Road.
Like the Woodside Bakery & Cafe before it, the new place will include a retail bakery with artisan breads, cookies, pies, pastries "and all other manner of sweets," restaurateur Tim Stannard of Bacchus Management told the Almanac. The coffee and barista-prepared drinks will be made from coffee roasted by Bacchus' own roasting company, RoastCo, Mr. Stannard said.
The restaurant will serve "simple elegant American food," he said, including roast chicken, Neopolotan style pizzas, and "lots of organic vegetables and salads made with ingredients harvested daily from our private farm located in the hills above Woodside," he said.
The restaurant will be open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, and "an expansive" brunch on weekends, Mr. Stannard said.
Mr. Stannard is a culinary school graduate and knows Woodside. He is a Woodside resident and owns the Mayfield Bakery & Cafe in Palo Alto as well as The Village Pub at 2967 Woodside Road in Woodside and Spruce restaurant on Sacramento Street in San Francisco.
Spruce and the Village Pub each have a Michelin star to their credit, and both were chosen for the Grand Award from Wine Spectator magazine in 2015, Mr. Stannard said a combination shared by just three restaurant groups in the world, he added.
Mr. Stannard founded the Pizza Antica restaurants in San Jose, Lafayette, Mill Valley and Santa Monica, a chain distinguished for its early success with artisanal pizzas, he said.
As for his new venture in Woodside, Ms. Stannard said he is "hopeful we can play some role in being the communal gathering spot for the town."
Asked how many dollar signs guide books would place after the entry for The Bakery in Woodside, Mr. Stannard said he hopes for two. "We'd like to keep it inexpensive," he said, but with a menu that includes $1.75 muffins and $800 bottles of wine.
The building is in need of structural repairs, which are ongoing. The new restaurant and bakery will include the floor area of the former frame shop next door for a total of 4,100 square feet inside and the patio in the back.