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Woodside: Restaurant, bakery set to open around Thanksgiving

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.

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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.

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Woodside: Restaurant, bakery set to open around Thanksgiving

by Dave Boyce / Almanac

Uploaded: Thu, May 5, 2016, 10:11 am

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.

Comments

hungry
Woodside: other
on May 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm
hungry, Woodside: other
on May 5, 2016 at 12:14 pm
Native
Woodside: Woodside Glens
on May 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm
Native, Woodside: Woodside Glens
on May 5, 2016 at 12:41 pm

Another thing to give thanks for at Thansgiving. Culinary Woodside is finally growing up.

Where does that leaves Buck's? Now might be a good time to up their game.


Woodside mommy!
Woodside: other
on May 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm
Woodside mommy!, Woodside: other
on May 5, 2016 at 1:01 pm

Literally the best news ever!!!


hometownliving
Registered user
Woodside: other
on May 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm
hometownliving, Woodside: other
Registered user
on May 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm

We miss having our local gallery/framing store in our community.It will be missed by many.


member
Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm
member, Menlo Park: Menlo Oaks
on May 5, 2016 at 1:38 pm

I certainly hope the service is better than at Mayfield Cafe. We refuse to go back anymore. The food was always good, but the wait staff was just awful, and complaints brought no improvement.


Wine lover
Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm
Wine lover, Menlo Park: Central Menlo Park
on May 5, 2016 at 4:54 pm

Hope the corkage is less than $50 as it is as the VP


Stan
Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on May 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm
Stan, Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on May 5, 2016 at 5:15 pm

Hey Native

Buck's is Buck's. Don't mess with the tradition of counter culture. With the Village Pub, a new Woodside Bakery and Buck's there'll be something for every taste.


old timer
Woodside: other
on May 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm
old timer, Woodside: other
on May 5, 2016 at 8:48 pm

I hope the new restaurant is a success and remembers that many aren't made of money.

And, as far as Buck's... as much as we love it, I think they charge a high enough price without also, charging a TIP on your bill for Take0ut. That is so wrong.


Woodsider
Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on May 7, 2016 at 8:33 am
Woodsider, Woodside: Mountain Home Road
on May 7, 2016 at 8:33 am

Can't imagine how the existing parking is going to be sufficient.....


Sweet Tooth
Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on May 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm
Sweet Tooth, Woodside: Family Farm/Hidden Valley
on May 7, 2016 at 9:45 pm

I can't wait. I go to a quaint bakery in the Willows for my Brownie Fix. Now I don't have to drive all the way down there. It matters because after I eat a brownie it seems to take forever to get home.


Bag Lady
Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 18, 2017 at 10:46 am
Bag Lady, Menlo Park: Sharon Heights
on Jan 18, 2017 at 10:46 am

Is the new restaurant open for business yet - I cannot find any advertising for the bakery in Woodside.


Dave Boyce
Registered user
Almanac staff writer
on Jan 18, 2017 at 11:19 am
Dave Boyce, Almanac staff writer
Registered user
on Jan 18, 2017 at 11:19 am

Bakery co-owner Mark Sweyer told the Almanac that he doesn't have a date in mind yet for opening a cafe in Sharon Heights.

Mr. Sweyer said he is getting closer to completing his wholesale bakery in Menlo Park, which, when it is fully operational, should be instrumental in moving forward on the cafe.


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