Posted by Resident, a resident of Another Palo Alto neighborhood, on Feb 13, 2008 at 11:41 pm
The name "Bistro" stirs up pictures of tiny, intimate, restaurants with maybe 10 tables at most, possibly wrought iron round tables for 2. The menu should be small and no wine list, but a corkage fee for bringing your own wine and they supply the glasses. Anything else would be a misnomer in my mind.
Posted by Rebecca Wallace, arts & entertainment editor of the Palo Alto Weekly, on Feb 15, 2008 at 3:12 pm Rebecca Wallace is a member (registered user) of Palo Alto Online
Thanks for the recommendation and comments. We'll be reviewing Bistro Basia in the Weekly a little later on. (Of course we don't want to say exactly when so we don't blow the reviewer's cover, but keep an eye out for the story!)
Posted by george, a resident of the Green Acres neighborhood, on Mar 9, 2008 at 2:38 pm
We ate there two nights ago. The food was outstanding. I agree that it is one of the top 5 restaurants in the area.
Down side. Prices for entrees $25 plus and minus. Appetizers and desserts also $10 plus and minus. Most wines unfamiliar to me, but the one we had was from New Zealand and very good.
For some reason we always had to signal our waiter. It seemed to me that no one waiter was assigned to our table - perhaps each thought another was keeping watch. However the waiters were most attentive when serving.